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Maredsous 10 - Triple - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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1,337 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,337
Reviews: 662
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 38
Gots: 116 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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Photo of beertaster13
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very solid. Pours a nice light, orange nectar with a white.bubbly head. The aroma is of light floral leaves and bananas. Spices and hints of apple. The taste is shows a nice floral and coreandor, with a banana aftertaste, slight hints of alcohol reside. A nice beer, dangerously good, drinkability is good but with 10% watch out.

beertaster13, Aug 14, 2006
Photo of Erdinger2003
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a great head that has a solid lacing on it, the color is golden brown.

Smell has caramal, burnt sugar, nutmeg, and a slight pepper.

Taste is very complex and hoppy. Flavors of caramal, pepper, nutmeg, and a little clove.

Mouthfeel is great, carbonation that rushes the mouth and refreshes the palate.

I would enjoy another one of these, but not right necessarily right away.

Erdinger2003, Mar 30, 2006
Photo of tjsmith910
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

tjsmith910, Aug 22, 2014
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold with a 3/4 creamy, dense white head. Some thin lacing left. Aromas of apricot, honey, and pepper. Fruit up front, subdued apricot or papaya -- honey sweetness in the middle -- pepper late and hops late into an incredible dry finish. Medium bodied, high carbonation and a dry finish make this a very, very drinkable beer even at 10% abv.

Photo of cubedbee
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle used best by 07 2007. Poured into a Duvel glass, this beer is a nice clear reddish copper with a big three fingers of foamy white head that eventually subsides to a cap. The aroma is a somewhat muted yeasty malt with hints of honey, tangerines, melons, musty hay, and a slight bit of alcohol. Taste is a dry slightly tart citrus fruitiness with a lot of peppery spiciness. Hints of vanilla, mint, and ginger ale poke through at times. Alcohol is a little evident at the end of a sip and comes out more as the beer warms. Medium bodied with a fine carbonation for a delicate creamy mouthfeel. This is a nice interesting and flavorful tripel, definitely a beer I will revisit in the future.

cubedbee, Sep 05, 2005
Photo of unclejimbay
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Maredsous 10 - Triple
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Style: Tripel
ABV: 10.00 %, stubby bottle>Duvel tulip glass

A 4.5 - cloudy copper sunset amber haze in color, excellent 2.5 finger head that slowly reduced to a beautiful lace and cap, lace lasted entire beer, some noticeable carbonation.
S 4.5 One word = Complex! Very unique in aroma for a tripel, trace notes of oaked whiskey barrels, spicy red wine notes, some hops are present, trace notes or port or a fine dessert wine. A sweet spiced bananas foster comes to mind with a dash of citrus spice.
T 4.0 - semi mellow boozy-ness like a fine mellow whiskey, more bold and complex for a triple. Alcohol is more noticeable than in some other triples, but it is balanced well to avoid to much dominance. Dark candy, mild licorice, and citrus are present on the palate. Some mild tartness, alcohol warming, and yeast zip sneaks in on the finish..
MF 3.0 - Semi slick with alcohol warming sensation, stronger ABV seem to tone down what would normally seem like high carbonation. The mouth feel seems light on the palate but I think it is due to the ABV kick!
D 3.5/4.0 - This is a very bold and complex triple. I enjoyed it, but it is much bolder than other triples in my experience. It is a fine triple to sip and enjoy. The aromas are complex and worth a sniff before every sip. It has a stronger boozy taste than most triples, but is much more balanced and approachable than a true barley wine. I would call this the finest wine like triple I have ever enjoyed. It is a good brew if this is the type of thing you are looking for, but take note it is not the average triple! It's a sipper for sure, not a session brew...

unclejimbay, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of ludachris
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just over a finger's worth of fluffy white head sit on top of its clear golden orange body. Only a small amount of carbonation is visible, more than likely explaining why the head receded so quickly.

The nose is underwhelming for a 10% Belgian. Bready Belgian yeast, juicy oranges with hints of lemon peel do decently well at dumbing down the solvent-like alcohol that is made a bit more clear with each big whiff.

Thankfully, the concentrated alcohol character is almost completely subsumed by fresh bready yeast that expands as soon as it hits the tongue. Suggestions of tangerine, oranges, and lemon peel all manage to peak through, but like their Pale Ale, the Belgian yeast and bready malt character are at the forefront throughout.

Medium bodied with a rich and creamy feel that allows it to glide down the throat with only a small kick of alcohol, made most evident in the warming sensation it imparts in the chest. Like the majority of Belgians I've had, this one's quite easy to drink, even with such a high ABV, but doesn't leave me wanting much more.

To date, I haven't had that many Triples, but the ones I have had are staples of the style and much more preferable than this. It's got the trademark Belgian yeast with a pleasant albeit underwhelming fruity character, and disguises its alcohol content well, but nothing jumps out at me with this seemingly plain rendering of the style. I don't see myself buying this in the future, but still look forward to their Dubbel.

ludachris, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of jmtpi
4/5  rDev +2.3%

jmtpi, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of sbanacho
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

sbanacho, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

TheSleepyMonkey, May 24, 2014
Photo of SGToliver
4/5  rDev +2.3%

SGToliver, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of andthevolcano
4/5  rDev +2.3%

andthevolcano, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
4/5  rDev +2.3%

dugly2ugly, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of ngandhi
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aged and served at cellar temp, this corked and caged 750 is a sight to behold in the glass with a perfect butterscotch color and a three finger head that laces and recedes to a thick sheet above the beer.

Up front flavors of banana and maraschino cherries behind a sharply phenolic, bready nose. As the beer warms, the alcohol comes to dominate and gives off flavors and aromas of overattenuated barleywine.

Even with the alcohol becoming more than obvious after a few minutes in the glass, the balance is extraordinary. The alcohol becomes a well-rounded flavor in its own right and melds nicely with the slight sharpness of grain and fruit.

The dry, hoppy finish cleans this beer up and grows slightly vegetal. Lemony, tonic notes from the beautifully aged hops are a near-perfect match for the mildly fruity yeast.

Relax, relax.

ngandhi, Sep 16, 2004
Photo of King_KongDCO93
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of DeFaz
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

DeFaz, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of rondufresne
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

rondufresne, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Douberd
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay chalice. Copper like colour with one finger of head at first, becoming just half a finger at the end and staying in that height for quite long. A fountain of bubbles is rising to the top from the center of the glass's bottom.
Aroma of grapes and dark fruits. Something else too,pleasant, but I can't put my nose on it.Mango as someone else wrote? I can't tell and the aroma is quite faint, so it doesn't really help me.
Taste follows the aroma, it tastes very good, and it reminded me of roze wines, except that is of course carbonated.
Medium thickness on the body, the alcohol well conceiled, becomes though more obvious after the first sips and as the beer warms up.
A great beer, can't wait to try the Maredsous 6 and 8.

Douberd, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of roblowther
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the squatty bottle into a chalice glass. The color is hazy golden, with a persistent stream of bubbles from the center that keeps the head going like a bukka....well, it's persistent. The smell is apricots and peaches, with a hint of rose hips. The taste is much crisper than the smell portends. Tart apples, hops, and a finish you could cut yourself shaving on. Very refreshing and definitely belying its strength. More like a Belgian strong pale ale than a tripel but delicious no matter what you call it. The malt note at the onset is the only thing that betrays its tripel nature. The mouthfeel is carbonation tingly followed by a creamy finish. The drinkability is very good. The alcohol is nothing more than a slightly warm end to a delightfully balanced beginning. Yes. Yest, yes, yes, yes, yes.

roblowther, Jun 23, 2007
Photo of AlexM
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

AlexM, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of a0lbudman
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Copper color with a off white head that left some lace
S-Pear or green apple aroma with some spice background
T-Had a funky spice taste, and some fruit like flavor at first that turned into a grassy like aftertaste that turn out to be a sweet, spice finish
M-Medium body and medium carbonation
O-did not taste the alcohol like I thought I would, and got some taste in this tripel that I had not had before

a0lbudman, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Krakpoff
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Krakpoff, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of DaveRinn
4/5  rDev +2.3%

DaveRinn, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of thedoubler55
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Almost dark amber color, minimal head

S: Hops, pears some apples very fruity but delightful.

T: Very fall and wintery taste, not to filling quite perfect.

M: Not to much of a mouthfeel on this beer very subtle.

D: Very drinkable beer, had some chicks that were out that night that do not even like drinking beer and actually enjoyed it. Very relaxed beer.

thedoubler55, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of Luigi
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out into my goblet an cloudy orange color with plenty of carbonation bubbles swimming to the top. The head is massive!!! I mean this thing looks like it is alive. Pours up to four fingers high (if not higher). Two fingers high just over the glass with out a single drip down the sides of the glass. Off white and fluffy. The retention is almost perfect, leaving rings and lace all around the goblet.

The aroma is dense with an almost white wine aroma. Light, and has some good citrus notes. Orange peel, coriander, bread, and alcohol. I even get a hint of diacetyl. Not as clean as I expected though.

The flavor has a sweet and sour flavor. Orange peel, white grape, and alcoholic sweetness hits the tongue at first. These flavors play a tug a war with the malt and yeast. Giving off a fresh baked bread taste. At the end there is a grassy hop that lingers on the tongue.

The body is medium, kind of slick on the tongue. The finish is not as clean and crisp as I would expect from the style.

Over all this triple is certainly worth a try. I am glad I tried it but this tripel seems a little over done.

Luigi, Jan 09, 2012
Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
88 out of 100 based on 1,337 ratings.