Maredsous 10 - Triple | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Maredsous 10 - TripleMaredsous 10 - Triple

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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 696 | Ratings: 1,564
Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Ochre/deep gold body with an isabelline/beige head.

Aroma: Pears, apples, quince, light spice, and musty Belgian yeast - all caried by a rather strong alcohol nose.

Taste: Peaches, grapes, and what I would best describe as 'burnt apples'. While the taste itself quickly dissipates, a strong alcoholic finish does linger for a bit.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation with a smooth finish.

Overall: I love it; possibly the best Tripel I have far, at least - but if you are a fan of Tripels, try this.

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Photo of LVituri
4.98/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Mais uma cerveja que eu resolvi esquecer tudo que li sobre ela, para tirar a minha própria verdade. Na garrafa ela já havia me surpreendido, mas nada se comparou a prová-la na pressão. Foi uma experiência única, uma cerveja poderosa, encorpada e de personalidade incrível. Algo inesquecível.

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Photo of hustlesworth
4.83/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- hazy reddish orange amber with golden highlights. super creamy big puffy off-white head lasts forever and it's no surprise that there's a ton of lace here. like just about all belgian beers this baby looks beautiful in a gently contoured tulip. foam has the same consistency as duvel, and along with the deep color this is one striking brew.

S- soft fruity marshmallow sweetness, pineapple upside-down cake, strawberry, cantaloupe, pear, banana, caramel, vanilla, a minute touch of floral alcohol esters, the head is so sturdy and muffling that it makes it difficult to pull the aromas through. very clean yeast and not at all funky.

T- fruity just like the aroma and mildly hoppy, white pepper, clove, nutmeg, banana, pineapple, mango, papaya, pear, mandarin, rose, brown sugar, maraschino, melon, orange blossom honey, perfect balance of sweet and tart, some sweet grain in the finish, barely an indication of the whopping 10% alcohol. finishes with light citrus hop bitterness, somewhat herbal, and pleasantly drying.

MF- luxurious and smooth, like well conditioned worn-in leather, light carbonation makes for a thick juicy feel, very soft and plush with some stickiness as it dries.

D- the duvel family hides their alcohol with remarkable execution, and it's something the rest of the brewing world has to live up to. to make a 10% abv beer that doesn't taste the least bit boozy is an incredible feat. perfect balance, amazing flavor, and sheer smoothness make this another dangerously drinkable monster.

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Photo of HossMcGraw
4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't believe how underrated this beer is! It's so much beter than Duvel. Honestly, I can't find much fault with this beer (although I've yet to try Westvleteren). It is very similar to Duvel in many respects although it seems like all of Duvel's great qualities have been enhanced in this one. Pours with a huge rocky head that hangs around for the duration. I think that the appearance is prettier than Duvel as well. It's a goregous golden color. It tastes like ripe fruit with a touch of bitterness to keep things from getting too sweet. Also, the carbonation is a little more restrained in this which makes it possible to actually swallow. If you like Duvel, definitely try this.

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Photo of cyrenaica
4.77/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I tried this beer on August 10, 2007 at the Biermarket in Toronto. The beer was poured into a glass with a small white head that dissipated quickly. The beer was a cloudy orange-brown colour. The aroma was a strong yeasty aroma with some perfumy florals. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. The taste has hints of malt and bread with no bitterness whatsoever.

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Photo of ranger7
4.76/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into a large wine glass.

A - Hazy yellow. Awesome thick white head. Looks delicious.

S - Some citrus, some floral, alcohol scent here too. Coriander.

T - Very nice. A bit of spice, some hops, but balanced. Syrupy and sweet.

M - Let this brew warm up a bit. Once it has settled and warmed, the carbonation dissipated and I enjoyed it much more.

Summary - Very nice brew. If you like Belgian brews, you owe it to yourself to give this, or any Maredsous, a try. One of the better Tripels around.

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Photo of kelticblood
4.76/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 FL OZ bottle.

Poured out a inch and half thick chunky white head. It reduced to about half an inch while leaving a trail of thick lace. Every sip revealed a new ring of lace. The color is a hazy gold. The aroma has the typical Belgian smell. Exceptional mouthfeel in every aspect. Total balance of bitterness, carbonation, texture, Hops, Body, Finish. The ABV is high, but drinkability will be also. I can't believe how drinkable this is. Gentle warming of the stomach. First sip gave me the chills because I couldnt believe how good it is. haha, I also can't believe how fast I am drinking this! Taste has just the right balance of hops and malt.This is like sex in a bottle.I rarely give out 5's and this beer is just about all 5's. I would like to see a more complex aroma meaning it is a bit one-sided. 90% done with this and I am feeling the ABV.This has been an absolute pleasure to drink. I will try this again.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.76/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured chilled in ale glass from bomber split with friends

A: cloudy, dark orange; buoyant head (2 fingers); great lacing; great carb streams
S: orange, sweet, malty, very inviting
T: Wow, wow, wow; this is what I expect in a tripel and more; pear, banana, strong alcohol content; intense sweet flavor
M: creamy and smooth (I didn't feel the flaws other reviewers pointed out; quite the opposite)

This is an amazing, amazing beer

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Photo of cerevisiaephilus
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Really a beautiful beer. Nice deep straw color, just barely orange. Healthy carbonation but head is maybe 1cm max. I want more on a big tripel! But I can quickly raise a 4-5 cm head on it so maybe its the glass...

Nose is nice too. Big esters. Big bananas. A bit bready too...might just be the yeast notes though. Also some nice candi sugar scents.

Big flavor!! Very nice. The alcohol is really quite noticeable and you can feel it on your breath...but that's ok..I want that in a big beer. Nice mellow fruitiness on the palette...not as big as on the nose. Really smooth sweetness that is not cloying at all. Just a touch bitter in the finish...really superb.

Mouthfeel is right on. Perfect. Smooth but not sticky sweet. Nice carbonation level really lifts up the body and helps bring out the flavors nicely.

Very drinkable.

This is an outstanding strong tripel. Really fantastic.

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Photo of angelogarcia3
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent beer, one of my absolute favorite types of beer is the begian tripel and Maredsous is one of the best. An amber color with a nice creamy white head. The malt taste is not overly sweet but is balanced well with an almost caramel-like finish. First had it at Red Resturant in Huntington, NY. Had it yesterday at Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, Vermont.

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Photo of jakester
4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I bought this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a goblet, thankfully! Expiry date on back of label.

Pours a hazy, pretty gold/amber with a HUGE rocky three finger head of just off-white foam. Highly effervescent. Head slowly falls to one finger(!), with great lacing.

Aroma is spicy, yeasty, phenolic, fruity, and Belgian-y, with notes of coriander, citrus, pepper, green grapes, and pils malt. Smells great, almost like a double saison!

Flavor is pils malt, some caramel, spices like above, slightly tart lemony citrus, grapes and pears, phenolics, and yeast. Very rich and flavorful. Aftertaste is deliciously fruity, yeasty, and citrusy.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy, which is surprising considering the carbonation level. Residual sugar is high; lips sticky. Finish is full and long.

I love this beer! It honestly tastes like a double saison. Wonderfully complex, spicy, fruity, and one of my new favorite beers.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in September 2004 from the tap at the Toronado in SF. Was expecting to drink a clone of the Maredsous 8, but with a bit more kick to it. Well, what I got was a total different beer. It poured a total different color. More of a clear amber color rather than the dark color that the 8 pours. A nice head, about the same as the 8 and even better beautiful lacing. Smells much sweeter than the 8. Taste almost like we are getting into a sour flemish beer territory. Kind of a tart fruity taste. Don't sense any of the nutty or coffee tastes like I did with the 8. The alcohol hides very nicely, but you can tell it's there as you keep drinking. IMO opinion, this is definitely better than the 8. But then again, they are total different beers as I found out. So, maybe to each his own taste buds. They are both great. This one happens to be my fav Maredsous though. YUM!

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Photo of katybee
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Belgian beers seem to share fruity undertones. But this sweet tripel had none of the sourness of others. Poured from the bottle it frothed into a beautiful 1" head, which left a lovely skim of bubbles and lacing above it's clear amber color, and which still recovered in the glass after several minutes. It smelled for all the world like apple cider, but with no sourness or brown funkiness, nor discernable hops. Tasted sweet, and greenapple tart. Again, no sourness, no banana esthers and no residual aftertaste... but definitely fruity, perhaps like a hard clean apple cider, with the bready malty base. Still light-medium bodied, and smooth but not "creamy" like a cream stout, more "sudsy" with the long-lasting foaminess.

A nice change of pace from recent disappointments; this was definitely an enjoyable experience to sample. Excellent post-meal nightcap.

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Photo of beeronesse
4.67/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess my first review here should be about one of my favorite beers. I've always enjoyed this triple; never tired of it. It boasts fruit, maybe a little sweet but not unpleasantly so. Nice spice, a little licorice and a great mouth feel. What some of my fellow tasters detected as chalk I sensed more at white pepper. Gets better as it rises in temperature...a delightful sipper.

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Photo of kosmoraios
4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

What a wonderful beer. I am a big fan of Duvel, whose company, Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV, also brews this beer. I figured the 10% alcohol would make this beer a bit stronger than it is.

Pours a perfect golden color out of the corked 750ml bottle. Myriad bubbles rise from the middle of my Duvel tulip glass. Quite a substantial head that lasts the length of your drinking experience. Smell is a bit floral with some honeysuckle and hops. Taste is superb - a very complex, well balanced beer that makes your mouth tingle. All in all a must try beer.

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Photo of MadeInOregon
4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

DISCLAIMER: I am a big tripel fan. Love em!

Apparently I got a bottle with the new label cuz mine is much different than the one pictured here. I'd take a pic but I can never seem to get the dimensions to the acceptable level.

Poured into a wide-mouthed stemless wine glass this beer was a very nice golden color with a good bit of cloudiness from the yeast. Looks much like a hefeweizen.

In the glass it has a HUGE pillowy, white head which subsides to lacing all over the place. Nice.

The smell is much like any other tripel I've had--nothing out of the ordinary, but still pleasant.

First taste...mmm, bliss. The Maredsous Tripel is very smooth and sweet. It is not overly sweet, hoppy, or yeasty. Instead it does great balancing of all the appropriate qualities of a tripel, including the higher alcohol content (10% in this case).

This is a very delicious and enjoyable tripel--certainly one of the best balanced ones I've ever had. If you love tripels this one won't disappoint you!

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Photo of KonigObHops
4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brought this beer to my brother-in-law for Easter. I am the best Easter Bunny ever.

The beer poured a golden wheat color with a generous white head.

The aroma was candy-like with a hint of bubble gum.

The initial taste was very sweet. Perhaps a very slight hint of cloves.

In the middle, this beer is exceptionally light, but fulfilling. The sweet candy taste remains throughout.

The finish is extremely crisp and clean. There is a hint of lemon.

Overall, this is a great beer. Like many triple's, you can taste and smell the alcohol throughout. However, the alcohol is not so strong as to interfere with the taste of the beer. I would recommend this beer to anyone who enjoys a good Belgian.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle at Amherst Brewing Co. Great medium tone amber appearance with a frothy head and incredible lacing. Aromas were wonderful wraps of malts with fruits like apples. The drink was both refreshing, carbonated, dry and awesomely sweet. Really tasted good sugar flavors mixed with the slight yeasty, earthy tones. Overall, fantastic.

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Photo of drinknewbelgium
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

what can i say i am trying to be as objective as i can i just love this beer the appearance is a nice gold with a decent head absolutely the best mouthfeel of any beer ive ever had! so many flavors hints of apple are present i could drink this all night

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Photo of GeoffW
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml glass into a snifter (I pinky promise I'll get a chalice of some sort for this kind of beer soon). A beautiful slighlty cloudy cooper/ golden hue to the beer. Very rich, lingering head with a beautiful foam lacing that stuck to the glass.

Smell was excellent. A little sweet and with everything you would expect from a tripel.

Taste was phenomenal, I seriously don't know how this beer doesn't get better than a B+ here, I absolutely love it. Taste was a little sweet with plenty of malt coming through with just the right amount of bitter to keep everything in check.

Mouthfeel was good, the booze part of this beer is easy to detect, but hey what is the fundamental point of drinking any sort of alcoholic beverage right? In spite of that, it was very smooth with a good aftertaste.

As with almost all belgian style ales, I could drink this stuff all day.

The first time I had this beer was over a year ago when I had recently turned 21. It was the first tripel I ever had and the initial thought of "Jesus this stuff is like drinking candy." still rings true to this day. It's not quite the tripel that Westmalle is, but after a long hiatus it was nice to reunite with an old friend (especially while studying for my metaphysics exam). I don't know how this beer doesn't get at least an A- on this site, it's absolutely amazing and I love the stuff. Cheers to you father whoeveryouare that's in charge of making booze at Maredsous Abbey.

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Photo of crhensel
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Bottle into tulip - sampled 3/13/10) I am in love!! Pours a beautiful dark orange with a one and a half finger head that stuck around for most of the glass leaving some beautiful lacing on the way. The nose is what you expect from most abbeys -- orange, banana, coriander, etc. I was pleasantly surprised to also find a nice strong sweetness there brought out by some honey and toffee. The taste does not disappoint either! There is truth in the advertising the aromas made and the spice or the coriander and some pepper is balanced delightfully by the honey-like sweetness. This is the aftertaste that lingers and beckons that next sip! An exquisite example of the style with a delightful variation on the norm.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML caged and corked bottle > Chimay goblet

Pours out crystal clear honey golden color with some orange hues. Cyclone-like swirling and spiraling carbonation rushing to the top to make this smooth, pure-white 3", creamy head. Very intricate lacing is clumped on the side with slow dissipation for this style. A real 'looker.

Sour, tangy, fruity yeast aroma's hits the nose first with a wet wheat field scent that is spicey with red fruits currents underneath. Banana's ans cloves, peppercorn, honey soaked wheat malt. nice, Big aroma.

The malt is this Tripel is exceptional, in fact it's more comlex than the Maredsous Dubbel I just had. Very thick and smooth honey malt with cinnemon and nutmeg saturates the palate, caramel comes later and is then balanced by a very bold herbal, spicey, earthy hop effect. A garden-greens hop flavor comes later with black pepper, sour white grapes from the bold yeast and a sour-grapes and warming heat finish. Very, Very nice.

Feels crisp, peppery-dry but very thick and creamy, my lips are sticky thanks to the big-ass malt complexity. Every sip is amazing, I'm not looking forward to finishing this!

Do yourself a favor and pair this stuff up with some Cabot Hunter's extra sharp cheddar cheese and the swweet malt will REALLY pop.

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Photo of atsprings
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Pours a nice crisp orange with a lasting frothy head that leaves great lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malt, sweet fruits, spice, and Belgian yeast. The taste is more of the same, gread complexity. The beer is on the low side of medium with very well hidden alcohol. This one is certainly drinkable, but one to be careful about.

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Photo of TheCalifornian
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rich, dark, slightly hazy amber color. Warm, slightly spicy note on the nose. Very rich, brandy-like flavor. Nice, lacy trail left on the glass after every sip, don't sip too fast or you'll feel that slightly brandy-like warmth in your chest. There is a slight bite on the tip of the tongue after each sip but it is smoothed out across the tongue turning into a sweet, smooth, slightly spicy note which lingers on the back of the tongue. Outstanding brew, I originally had it on tap and have been wanting to have it again, but the Yard House couldn't keep it in stock so I was pretty stoked when I found it at BevMo tonight - I am very happy I tried it from the bottle - very good.

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Photo of Beertroop
4.57/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2oz Bottle

A- Nice looking bottle. It caught my attention at my favorite store.
It poured a nice orange/yellow amber. It had a good head that lasted throughout the whole drinking experience. Once poured into the glass, there was a sediment left at the bottom of the bottle. I guess part of the refermentation process.

S- The aroma from this beer is sweet and bready. Like you are about to have dessert.

T- This is the best part of this beer. Smooth comes to mind as you take the first drink. A good balance of carbonation throughout. True to its style. The refermentation process does its job making this beer one of my must have in my cellar at all times.

D- Theres only one thing I need to say, Try this beer, its a very drinkable beer.

Overall one of my top 5. Ill definetly be buying a few more.

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