Maredsous 10 - Triple
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Maredsous 10 - TripleMaredsous 10 - Triple
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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #62
ABV:
10%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,582
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 11.73%
Reviews:
713
Ratings:
1,633
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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
 
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Photo of Bombelsky
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Missing some fresh citrusy notes that I like in Triple. Very malty, chewy in general. Not so dry in a finish like it should. Tasty beer in general, but if somebody would like to try a Triple - it should not be his first choice.

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Photo of Martin194
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Clear amber, white head.

Smell: Booze, yeast, some sweetness, banana, spices.

Taste: The taste reminds me a bit of a dry wine. Yeast, some bittersweet fruitiness, surprisingly smooth for a 10%.

Feel: Normal carbonation, leaves a fairly dry mouthfeel. Medium body.

Overall: Not my absolute favorite, but a solid Tripel.

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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle

Pours about a finger of white head into a chalice. Looks very lacey. Body is quite dark for a tripel. Dark orange, hues of amber. Carbonation looks medium. Head retention was decent, faded after a few minutes, leaving a small film, and heavy lacing above the body. So far it looks pretty nice.

Nose certainly has more of a dubbel feel to it, figs, plum, some candi sugars. Some brighter ester notes, but not any prominent classic fruity light esters; no clove, etc. Kind of champagne yeast undertone. Not too sweet, just slightly, somewhat dry. Certainly borrowing characteristics from a few Belgian styles, in my opinion. Nice nose though regardless.

Flavor is ridiculously smooth for 10% Definitely some fig/plum notes, though not dominant. A little banana/clove action on the flavor. While not too candi sweet, the malt and sugar profile certainly borrows more from a dubbel build, than a tripel. Again, borrowing things from both styles. I'm not blown away by the flavor, it's good, but for 10% this is much more impressive.

The mouthfeel is somewhat sweet, as mentioned, but not over the top. Somewhat dry at times. Carbonation is about medium. Body is about medium as well. Basically zero booze presence. A little twang, but that's it.

The drinkability is ridiculously good. There is just zero inclination that this is 10% in the flavor or feel, really impressive.

Overall, not blown away here in terms of flavor, but it's a solid beer. There are no off flavors, and it's tasty. Style seems a tiny bit off, but it makes up for it ten fold with its alcohol to drinkability ratio.

The appearance turned out quite nice. Head was nice and hung around for long enough. Lacing turned out pretty stellar. Good looking beer.

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Photo of jamesroses
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: deep hazy orange, impressive rocky white head that stays forever. Sticky lacing. Great retention.

Aroma: a bit muted. Seemed like sour green apple, funky, leathery, some sweet malt and that typical belgian yeast smell.

Taste: followed the nose, with an extra ripe pear flavour. Malty but mainly yeasty.

Mouthfeel: full and a bit boozy all around.

Overall: liked it but for some reason I've found it similar to Orval, which is weird, as they're not the same style.

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Photo of detgfrsh
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a large bottle best by 1/2019. Amber color with lots of white fluffy head. Yeast and banana smell. Medium feel. Taste is a little sour with yeast, banana, and pepper flavors. Very good, hits all the main points of the style.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap pour at Busters on 28th, Mpls MN.
Cloudy, amber colored body. Only a one finger off white head with the pour, which settles to thin cap.
Subdued aroma of yeast esters, with ripe banana and darker fruit.
First flavor is quite sweet, with ripe banana, which transitions to more sour dark fruit such as unsweetened cherry and plum. Also sour from the yeast, with lots of spices, dark pepper and coriander.
Medium to thick mouth feel, very smooth sensation. Good carbonation.
Tasty tripel with the added bit of sour toward the end.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Delirium Café, Brussels (€4.40):
Strong & complex stuff from Duvel here, this one opened up with some nice floral flavours & fruit esters that included apples, bananas & pear with the banana probably the strongest of the bunch & providing a lot of sweetness alongside the caramel malts. There was plenty of spice & a warming alcohol feel further on & despite being slightly weaker on the nose than anticipated, the beer was a well-balanced & easy-going one that's well worth trying.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review: 330ml, a nice stubby brown bottle of Maredsous 10 Tripel: ABV.10% vol

Really dig the small brown bottle and the label, looks lovely. Simple enough but well designed and appealing. The beer is bottle conditioned as well, all adding to the appeal.

Has on the label it is an “extra strong beer”. Well it is a Tripel, so ok, lets see!

On pour we get a nice frothy white head and an orange coloured beer. The head is great, pretty big and very frothy, perhaps too much so. This all leaves some good lacing.

Colour goes cloudy, very cloudy. Head maintains. Decent enough on the eye.

Found the aroma was very strong on the nose, a fruity smell that was piercing and intense but a very particular fruit, banana I guess, is a nice smell, pleasant.

Taste, get the “particular” taste of a tripel straight away, a bit sour and hits you at the start.
Typical Belgian taste. Very hoppy and sweet.

Nice, I like it, very tasty. Has all the typical tastes, very clearly the coriander, cloves, the malts and fruits, particularly banana.

I know as a tripel its meant to hide the alcohol content but fuck me I found it a very strong beer, and its just as well I only had the two small bottles or I’d be well drunk after a few.

Strong and yeasty but it is well balanced, tasty and easy enough to drink.

Not bad for the style, but that style, a tripel Belgian with high alcohol content and full of great flavours, yeah! But good clean beer with a full bodied taste, didn’t have a head the next day! I will return!

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Photo of miguebyte
2.38/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

for me was tasteless.. There are a way better tripel in the market and cheaper. The only think I could say it has a good head.. For me "look" is the least important thing in a beer..

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Photo of Wolvmar
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Forgot to check the vintage. Poured into a non-descript hotel tumbler.

Pour: deep golden color with a nice one to two finger head.

Nose: some banana, a little sour, spices, mostly pepper.

Taste: yeasty sour spices, with black pepper coming through as it warms. Sweetness like an over ripe banana. Really liked it but drank this after a St Bernardus ABT 12 and was feeling pretty good!

Mouthfeel: lots of carbonation but not unpleasant. Pretty full, a little syrupy. very nice.

Overall: I really liked this; more than I expected. The situation probably helped but I’d go back to this beer for a winter sipper or anyplace other than a hot beach. Would pair well with a hearty or spicy meal.

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Photo of nick_perry
1.95/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours an orange color with a thin white head. Candy fruit aromas, possibly some fennel. Taste is pungent and sour at first, then it gives way to an overpowering sweetness, but the sweetness somehow tastes artificial. I realize they don’t actually brew their beer with Splenda, but that’s the effect I get.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours much darker than a traditional Tripel, almost brown, and with a very small head for a Belgian-made Tripel. Very boozy even when it's fairly cold.

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Photo of tvv375ia
3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light Amber with a huge white head

Smells and tastes like sweet Carmel fruit and bananas

Alcohol is very well hidden easy to drink

Overall pretty good, maybe not what I was expecting though, so I have lower scores on smell and taste, not a fan of the banana taste.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance has a nice looking hazy sort of brown almost orange colored body with a decent half fingered white foamy head that dissipates within about a minute. The lacing is sparse but light and speckles here and there. The smell is absolutely awesome - that typical "iced apples" smell I always get from a Tripel with some pears coming in nice and sweet and yet there’s a nice spicy tone that kicks in to just give it the right balance. The taste has a nice spicy yet sweet "iced apple" flavoring that just makes me feel really good. "Iced apple" aftertaste leaves with a quick and somewhat dry light apple-ish sort of finish On the palate, its about a light to medium sort of body that has a decent sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation is not too harsh and not too smooth, just an overall goodness for a Tripel. Overall, in my opinion, this is a very good Tripel. Seek this and you will find a stellar Tripel!

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Photo of schavuytje
3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the Belly Bottle a dark amber body with a soft white lump that turns over a lion odoring to bread malt and phenols also in the drink a soft bitter co2 pushes the details to taste after that full and also volatile

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one is definitely an advert for not judging a book by it's cover!
A touch cloudy with little head, but my my what a great hit where it matters, in the trap!
A super smooth and slightly strong feel to this one, but when you're opening a 10% beer you expect to taste some strength otherwise what's the point? A combination of malt and fruit, a liquid version of a fig roll biscuit.
I certainly think this is one of the better tripels, and certainly worth going out of your way to purchase. As we say in this part of Ireland....."get dat daarn yer neck"

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Photo of mynie
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In Belgian, this beer name means "Married Sow."

Pours darkish and semi-filtered. Pretty standard for the style. Nice, white head.

Smells thick, alcoholic, fruity, and peppery. Complex and well balanced. I'm kind of shocked, because of this beer's reputation, because this is excellent. Corriander, plum, lemon, raisin, and booze.

Tastes not quite as excellent as the aroma, but still very good. Light fruit up front--raisin heavy, with a bit of apples. The middle is kind of blank, which knocks off some points, but there are some hints of honey. And then the finish is very busy, with apples, plums, honey, sugar, and alcohol.

This is a slightly messy beer, but overall quite satisfying. The middle of the sip is lacking, but the end is like fireworks.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice beer and different than other Tripels I had that are most fabulous beers. This one is not as strong in the flavor department, but I would buy this again.

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Photo of vainosuomi
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: dark orange color, big creamy off-white head
Smell: Very fruity and sweet--apple, banana, bit of caramel and alcohol
Taste: As expected, lots of fruit and sweet malts. Adds a little bit of pear, some spice.
Feel: medium body, decent carbonation, alcohol warmth.

A well executed tripel. Not particularly remarkable but solid.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper gold with a huge head that leaves lacing all over the place. Nose is not as good...sort of a cross between a triple and an euro lager. Taste follows with both qualities of a triple and euro lager. Almost like this was a good Belgian triple that someone mixed 50/50 with a cheap beer. Overall, very drinkable, but not so great.

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Photo of OlaB
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: deep copper color, clear , decent amount of white head that disolves a little to quick, good lacings on the glass

S: Dried dark fruits, caramel malts, floral hops, spices like corriander and cloves

T&F: sweet malts in the beginning,the fruits start be much noticable in the middle, bitterness and fruity in the aftertaste, the aftertaste is lasting for a good time with a comfortable sweetness. The flavours is good balanced and enjoyable for the most but i think that the high alcohol content is not so good masked in the taste compared to other triples.

O: A good triple, but compared to other belgian triples find others more better but all in all i was enjoying this beer, but i prefer the dubbel from Maredsous.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

With almost 700 reviews, it would be presumptuous to think I can add more of importance. But after working my way through a 4 pack, I have increased my original rating. This is more diversely food-friendly than originally I thought.
Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium" he called it "an especially delicious beer."
Reviewed also in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!", he also heaped praise.
Also reviewed in the "1001" with similar accolades.
The experts agree, this is a great beer worth trying. And I agree.

9/10/17 First of a four-pack, I forget how splendid an ale this is. The orange Look and aroma is in a class by itself. Had with a mild sandwich. The late arrival of the hops made the sandwich better. More to come on this versatile, great ale.
4/18/18 Just finished that 4-pack. While I still agree with what I said about this ale's versatility, the alcohol interferes a bit with enjoying the food. This criticism is something along the line of why we have table beer. But Maredsous 10's Taste is still near the top. But, best to give it a rest and explore.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Haven't had a lot of Belgian ales yet, but they are growing on me. More malty and definitely stronger alcohol than Duvel. Picked this up at Costco in upstate NY. Reminds me of one of Ommegang's triples.
L-has a very fluffy, long lasting head that leaves an island of suds in the middle of the Duvel tulip glass, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
This beer gets a lot more drinkable as the temperature of the beer approaches 50 degrees as more flavors get exposed.

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Photo of Ant777uk
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good head, just right, stays in glass, frothy.

Beautiful colour.

Taste is a bit too frothy, not quite up there with the best Tripels. Still pretty good though. just not as bold or fruity as the best ones. Very good balance though overall.

Ensure it is around 12 degrees and served in the right glass...makes lots of difference! Cold, this can not be appreciated....

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This tripel is nice even it's quite boozy with 10% abv.
Lots of ester alongside the sweetness. Orchard fruits notes and herbal character.
Okay mouthfeel

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 1633 ratings