Maredsous 10 - Triple
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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3.93 | pDev: 11.7%
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by date: "Best before the end of 01-2021".

A - Dark gold pour that's crystal clear and a rocky, billowy layer of foam on top. Carbonation is moderate and steady.

S - Aroma is caramel malt forward with very little citrus on the nose.

T - Taste follows the nose. Caramel malt boozy base from start to finish, some light citrus tries to poke through but gets knocked down almost immediately. There is some peppery spice going on as well.

M - Thick body with prickly carbonation.

O - This beer is definitely over the hill. Will be more than happy to revisit this review with a fresher bottle to be completely fair to the brewer and the beer. It's pretty much a mess at this point in time.

Jan 06, 2021
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Longhorn08 from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - pours a orange-ish yellow, very clear with about two fingers or head into a Westy chalice

S - yeast straight out with some bready clove, little bit of ripe banana.

T - more sweet bready yeasty banana

F - high carbination, but goes down very smooth.

O - good, would buy again

Sep 13, 2020
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SteveTheDog from Texas

4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On a warm Friday afternoon as I was looking to jump from the precipice of a long week, this beer emerged as a delightful golden citrusy goblets of magic and mystery, beckoning me ever deeper into her pool of thirst quenching bubbly goodness

Jul 18, 2020
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pint bottle with best before date of July 2021

pours a clear dark gold body with a orange-tinged cream colored head that is rocky and frothy with a moderately low retention and leaves patches of thick lacing that have only a mild stickiness. the head settles down to a thin cap within a few minutes

aroma is an aggressive yeastiness that carries clove and banana with it, along with a bready caramel malt. a little bit of pear, green apple, and honey in there as well.

taste follows the nose in a pretty straight forward fashion. adds a slather of booze to the mix.

mouthfeel is high carbonation and medium-thick body, goes fairly smooth with carbo prickles and booze throughout. finishes slightly dry with a tad of bubblegum plaster after-taste that only lasts for a few moments before dissipating.

solid and fairly complex Tripel that has a very aggressive combo of yeast and booze heat. it's tangy, bready, and has it's pleasant parts, but they are nearly constantly grappling with the spicy yeast and booze dance happening the entire sip. for some people, this is the bees knees...but I would never recommend that this be someone's first dip into the Tripel world, or any Belgian style world for that matter. it *is*, however, a great example of how aggressive and bold yeast can be used to a very positive way. I personally like this one a lot, and it stands out for sure, but it is far from my go-to or favorite Belgian (or Trip) to share, unless it's with someone who is well versed in the style. this particular bottle came across as a yeasty highly carbonated dry white wine, to put it as boorish as possible.
I will say that I have had several bottles of this brew which were not quite as intense on the yeast front. that being said, this review lines up with the majority of my experiences with the brew over the last near-decade.

Mar 02, 2020
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Nugganooch from California

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From notes – Jan 14 2016
11.2oz bottle – Societe brewing goblet style glass

Dark sienna orange hue with a healthy froth of ivory white head and decent retention efforts that leaves behind some sticky bubbles and lace across the glass. I get lots of golden raisin and fruity malts with light candi sugar. Grainy bread and some dusty esters little banana and clove but nothing overly sharp or phenolic.
This is big and rich but so smooth with just a hint of alcohol spice considering. Just terrific. Good drying arrives at the finish keeping things light and frothy on the palate.

This is a very rich and complex triple but with such a smooth balance that lets you know it is master crafted.
One of the better triples I have experienced

Jan 13, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has nice fruit and spice hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a well balanced fruit and spice flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good Belgian Tripel

Oct 06, 2019
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Bombelsky from Poland

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Sep 11, 2019
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Martin194 from Iowa

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Aug 14, 2019
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MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Dec 21, 2018
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jamesroses from Argentina

3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Oct 15, 2018
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detgfrsh from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Aug 26, 2018
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Jul 31, 2018
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.97/5  rDev +1%
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.

Jun 12, 2018
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Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
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!

May 15, 2018
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miguebyte from Massachusetts

2.38/5  rDev -39.4%
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..

Apr 21, 2018
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Wolvmar from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Feb 17, 2018
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nick_perry from North Carolina

1.95/5  rDev -50.4%
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.

Feb 12, 2018
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Feb 11, 2018
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tvv375ia from Iowa

3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Aug 24, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
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!

Jun 08, 2017
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schavuytje from Netherlands

3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
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

May 19, 2017
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The_Bujon from Ireland

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
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"

Mar 29, 2017
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mynie from Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Mar 17, 2017
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Dec 17, 2016
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vainosuomi from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Dec 16, 2016
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