Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Reviews: 676
Hads: 1,456
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 49
Gots: 221 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002

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Photo of Wasatch
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice a nice cloudy golden dark yellow/orange color, nice carbonation, nice little one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, some citrus. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, yeasty, with some nice citrus/spice note. Medium body. Drinkable, a very nice Tripel. (336 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle from Garymuchow as part of BIF10. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into a Rapscallion glass, formed a 1/8" tan head above the medium amber brew. Spotty head falls to nothing in some places, areas of big bubbles in others, with minimal lacing. Upon swirling, head does reform, and laces a bit better. Aroma is sweet, bready malts, with the slightest tinges of spiciness and alcohol. Taste is upfront a bit tart, fading to sweetness, and leaves the mouth with the slightest warming. Mouthfeel and drinkability both good, but I was expecting a bit more. Worth a try. (582 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in to a Duvel tulip

A - Light amber colour with a lot of visible carbonation and half a finger of bubbly head that disappeared right away.

S - Sweet caramel malts, fruit and grain.

T - Slightly bitter. The alcohol hits you up front but is a little more subdued as I take a few sips. Grainy malt taste is predominant in the palate with some fruit and caramel.

M - Light to medium body; slightly overcarbonated.

D - Although the alcohol taste becames more subdued as I continued to drink this, it is still present throughout. A decent beer, but not one I would buy again. (583 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 11/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark orange amber with a thin head and lots of lacing. Apple, pear and pineapple aroma. Fruit and Belgian spices up front with a bit of alcohol asserting itself. Tart but well balanced. Dry but flavorful finish. A very nice tripel. (305 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, orange/gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of great yeast, strong sweet malt, slight citrus (lemon), a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Tripel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, slight dry hop, sweet malt, and slight citrus (lemon). Overall, good body, aroma, and blend. (381 characters)

Photo of Derek
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some might think it's strange that they added a tripel when they already have an incredible strong pale (Duvel), but this is entirely different. Obviously it's stronger, but the flavours aren't masked by plethora of floral hops.

A: Golden-blonde with a fluffy, rocky head. Nice retention & lace.

S: Phenols & pineapple dominate, with a little spice and underlying toffee sweetness & bread.

T: Alcohol is assertive (as expected), but the harsh phenols in the aroma are fairly subtle in the taste. Somewhat spicy (cloves?), a little earth and toffee. The fruity esters seem a little more cotton-candy-like in flavour. The taste is very yeast-centric, but it's very well rounded & balanced. Nothing seems to be IN-YOUR-FACE; very refined.

M: Slightly fuller body than the more quenchable Duvel.

D: Very easily approached, and probably a good introduction to the style.

Out of the Maredsous 6, 8 & 10, I think I enjoy this one the most. Now how about a 12? :D (961 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: orange/golden/copper color with a very large head of dense ivory foam. Quite appealing.

Smell: subtle aroma of malt and apples and pears.

Taste: sweet with a big bang of tree fruit and fruity esters and alcohol. Frankly, just what I want out of a tripel; though it seems a little more sour than I normally like.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice carbonation. Not quite as creamy as I like but still quite good.

Drinkability: quite drinkable but yowza, the alcohol on this one warms you in a hurry. Tasty, but one glass is enough, thank you. (599 characters)

Photo of DrJay
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly hazy (due to my awesome pouring technique), sort of an orange/amber colour. Fine, cream coloured head, good retention, with thick sticky lace. Bready and fruity aroma, dry yeast, subtle caramel, faint spice. The flavour was good, but didn't have quite as much depth as the aroma. Malty and bready up front with a bit of tropical fruit bringing up the rear. Slight spice in the finish. Mild warming alcohol. Creamy carbonation, medium plus body, very smooth, a bit dry. I liked it. (487 characters)

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy golden brew with a silky white lacing.

S - Sweet, sugary nose with scents ofspiced alcohol and sweet syrup. A medicinal dryness to it, with some hints of honey and rubbing alcohol.

T - A bitter bodied ale, with alot of yeasty twang on the corners of the tongue. Dry grains and harsh alcohol. Almost numbing clove-like effect with a barely sweet essence of malt. Some sort of bitter vegetable skin or floral flavors in the aftertaste.

M - The mouthfeel is fairly dry and semi warming with a strong presence of clear alcohol.

O - A good way off with the spice profile and alcohol feel youd look for in a tripel. (623 characters)

Photo of Viggo
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle from Maredsous gift pack.

Pours a clear dark coppery orange, massive and fluffy white forms, take forever to drop, leaves a ton of lacing, great retention, really brilliant colour. Smell is nice, very sweet, lots of candi sugar, bubblegum, caramel, alcohol, sherry almost, some pineapple and tropical fruit, light spice, pretty neat. Taste is sweet as well, but watery, sugary and caramelized, bread, alcohol, light bubblegum, citrusy kick, some orange peel, spice, bready, very light flavour, not too great. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, some heat going down. Not too good, overly alcohol and light in the flavour department. (679 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best By: 07-2005

This clear copper colored beer shows visible signs of a healthy dose of carbonation. A big ol white fluffy head turns rocky as it disspates. Wafts of fermentation, sweet candy, yeast, dough and subtle fruit hit the nose. Pleasant to say the least. I love how the sweet candy blends with cookie dough yeast flavors on the palete. There's some spiciness as well. Nutmeg, corriander, pepper and bitter orange. I like the taste of this one. Almost like a good White beer jacked up a notch. Easily my favorite Duvel product so far. (546 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Short and stubby 11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. Pours an amber/orange color with a thin white head. The aroma is dry and fruity with some belgian yeast. The taste is sweet malt, spicy hops and some warming from the alcohol. Admittadly, I enjoy dubbels and quads much more than tripels in general. With that said, this is a decent brew that is worth a try. (360 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm pouring this from a 750ML caged and corked bottle.(best by 05 2009)
It has a medium gold colour and it's clear. The head of foam is pretty large and it has some nice lacing. The foam settles down after a few minutes but stays for the entire session as a solid fine layer. A good looker.

The smell is very fruity and I get some spiciness as well. A few more whiffs reveals a caramel malt base and some yeasty tones.

The taste has a lot of dark fruit, like plum and fig, and caramel malt that is pretty tasty. There's also some tartness and some yeast and the alcohol is noticeable but not offensive. Another sipping Tripel and as always, I'm going to take my time to enjoy this offering.

Swishing the Ale in my mouth, I notice a pretty substantial hop presence...there's a lot going on in my New Belgium chalice, for sure. One thing that kind of detracts from my liking it more is a not so pleasing bitterness that comes in near and through the finish. Still, this is a good Tripel in my book and I'd drink it again though I prefer the Chimay Tripel that I can get locally.(I got this from Liquorama)

The second pour gives me a cloudy orange-gold with more of the sweet malty goodness and less of the bitterness I'm complaining about and that's....a good thing. I'm drinking this at room temp and maybe I'll "chill" the bottle the next time I try it and let it warm up. A cold first pour will probably ge me better results....

Bottom line: Like I said, this is a good example of the style and is worth seeking out. Did it make my favourite Belgian Tripels list? No, but again, it's interesting and different enough to warrant a shot. Who may make your favourite Tripels list. (1,705 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip dec10 2010

A clear amber with plenty of bubbles popping up from everywhere keeping a thick two finger from falling, as the foam slowly falls it leaves several partial rings of lace

S quite fruity with a fair bit of yeast and just a little booze and spice

T not too far from the smell with some hops and a little sweetness but the booze comes through a little more then I would like

M not overly thick but lots of bubbles but a little heat to go with it

D I finished of the 750ml bottle but it was enough for me

decent brew and well worth trying, the booze could be a little better concealed but no reason to avoid it (671 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From an 11.2 fl. oz. bottle with an oval on oval shape and a marking of 05-2011 L3031-1840. Sampled on March 28, 2009.

The pour is a cloudy orange-copper with an extensive two finger foamy beige head that really never goes away completely. The foam gets on my nose as I whiff the aroma. The aroma is yeasty and like overripe fruit. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy with a creamy sensation. The taste is full of yeast and alcohol but there is something like a weak pumpkin-spice in it. I chalk that up to the bottle refermentation. It ends quite dry and carries a powerful punch. It warms the innards that's for sure. (617 characters)

Photo of Brad007
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden-amber color with a two-finger foamy head that stays for a while.

Aroma is spicy with a hint of raisin and apple in the nose. Seems to be a bit of tartness as well. Seems spot on for this aspect.

Taste is smooth and spicy upfront. Alcohol warmness in the middle followed by the apple, raisin and even grape flavors from the yeast.

Mouthfeel is warmness from the alcohol with the hints from the yeast. A little bitter.

Not a bad tripel to drink. Very strong and needs some aging. Otherwise, it's a good sipping beer that attempts to capture the style and manages to capture certain aspects of it as well. (625 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- A great two finger head yielded by oversized wino glass. A great cloudy orange/copper color. A one finger head maintains throughout the entire enjoyment of said beer.

Smell- A hint of a hint of alcohol with lots of bread and unspent grains. A hint of orange peel and anise.

Taste- Starts out with tart malts, a light almost moldy bread middle and ending with a more alcoholic malt flavor.

Mouthfeel- The carbonation and alcohol left an interesting feeling on my bottome. But nothing special overall.

Drinkability- Enjoyed drinking the brew, but could only have one 750ml bottle a day. (612 characters)

Photo of Haybeerman
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear orange color with a brownish tinge. Poured a vigorous 3 finger off-white head with good retention to a thick cap. Decanted lightly. Laced in spots.

S: Yeast esters and roasted bready malt. Citrus and orange. Light hop character.

T: Consistent with the nose. Nice balance of sweet and spice. Warming alcohol in a dry finish.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Smooth up to the dry hot alcohol in the finish. Good balance though since it ends up clean.

D: Flavorful and balanced. I think I'll end up liking this better than most reviewers...but I really liked it. (575 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: Drank from a 330ml bottle (fat squat bottle Duvel Moortgat uses) poured into hotel room glass. Glass wasn't appropriate size, so I had to fill it twice.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow orange, with immense pillowy head.

Smell: Classic tripel aroma, but not strongly pungent.

Taste: Slight alcohol bite in after-taste. A bit too bitter in my opinion.

Notes: A little too harsh and biting for me. Maybe the flavors didn't match each other or something. Anyway, I probably won't try it again. (509 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the SAQ QC for $9

Appearance - Gold colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Cloves, breads/grains, pears/grapes

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, cloves, and pears/grapes. There is also almond/coconut like flavour and a peppery finish.

Overall - A very solid beer. Some interesting flavours and the alcohol is very well hidden. Maybe not a world class brew but still tasty and worth trying. (608 characters)

Photo of Gusler
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color a light to moderate yellow, or amber if you’re so inclined, lusty beige head with thick lace that clings in sheets to the glass. Malt dominates the nose, with hints of orange peel, also lightly sweet. Front is malt, somewhat sweet, the top is middling, with a pertinently acidic, dry and sparsely hopped finish which detracts just a bit from what is otherwise a quite quaffable beer. (394 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Actually looks good a touch dark for a triple more orange but a 1/4 inch of creamy head is pretty sweet looking.
S - Mostly sugary with slight sour apple and cotton candy. No noticeable ABV which is nice.
T - Well I have to say for such a high octane it drinks pretty smooth. Has a bit of bite with little spice but just smooth malts and a pucker of apple. Finish is sugary and smooth.
M - High octane but drinks with a medium body.

Overall I liked this over say "Golden Monkey" from Victory but that's not saying much since I don't dabble with the style that often. Still from the makers of Duvel it's pretty smooth. Not worth picking up again though since it had a massive 5 dollar price tag. (699 characters)

Photo of THECPJ
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes: Thanks goes out to Marc for busting this one out of his cellar.

Appearance: Golden yellow orange with a 1 finger white head

smell: citrus, banana, clove, belgian yeast,

taste: bready malts, banana, clove, spices,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a very nice tripel. Hopefully I'll be able to find this one again.

The CPJ (373 characters)

Photo of avalon07
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: When poured from a bottle to a goblet, had a brownish color and a thick texture. There was a nice amount of head and solid lacing.

S: Some fruit, a bit of malt and a certain grassy quality.

T: Apples, some malt, raisins, a little hops. Nice, but it didn't rock my world.

M: A nice amount of carbonation and a slick finish. A decently full-bodied beer.

D: This is a pretty drinkable beer, though it's not at the top of my list of the style. It's well made, to be sure, but not my favorite. (495 characters)

Photo of ccrida
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle (best before 11/09, so probably 1 or 2 years old) that I've cellared for 6-8 months. Poured into my Maredsous chalice, Maredsous 10 is a dull, dark burnt gold with a large rocky, merangue like white head that takes forever to settle, heavy foamy lace. A tad less explosive then the 8 (I fit the whole bottle in the chalice on the first pour), but it had a louder crackle.

Smell is bright tropical fruits, sugary, and a bit of sour malt, wheat perhaps?

Interestingly enough, it seems to soften as it warms, opposite the taste, which opens up nicely.

Taste is spicy and alcoholic, some fruitiness, dusty, herbal hops

Mouthfeel is smooth and very dry, medium-light bodied, highly digestible, nice carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good, a fine tripel, although it's a bit to hot and spicy for my taste, even with some age. Probably that I prefer their dubbel, that I just had, but nevertheless, it's a good one. I highly recommend letting it age, however, as I recall having this on draught a few years back and thinking it was much more sol event like. (1,072 characters)

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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