Maredsous 10 - Triple | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Maredsous 10 - TripleMaredsous 10 - Triple

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Pencible
4.57/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark gold with fluffy off-white head.
S: It smelled like honey and caramel, with some copper hops and Belgian yeast and candi sugar.
T: It tasted like rich caramel and honey and candi sugar, with some raisin and orange and copper hops and Belgian yeast. It had a smooth and bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick and viscous with moderate natural carbonation.
D: This was one of the best tasting tripels I've ever had. Just delicious. Scent and body were good to (but not as good). And the alcohol was well hidden, so it was very easy to drink. This style of beer isn't really known for improving with age, but this one might be an exception. And yet, it's already one of my favorite tripels fresh.

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Photo of OlRasputin989
4.57/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange-Gold with a 1 finger froth. Hazy with good head retention throughout the glass. Leaves nice lacing

S: Sweet citrus, white grape, butter, vanilla, yeasty, sugary

T: Apple, vanilla, dates, citrusy, alcoholic, bready

M: Creamy and full body, alcohol leaves tongue tingling, but easy to drink and not filling. bitter finish

Overall, nice, sweet and creamy. The only problem i had was the alcohol. For the style, I would want something with morespice than booze

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is my 1st Tripel and and and I'm very pleased.

A- Looks like a pale ale: transparent amber with many streams of carbonation. Exceptional caramel-white pillows head that leaves some lacing and delightfully retains until I finish the beer.

S- Smell is of fruity yeast and sweet malts. Perhaps some caramel malt noticed as it warms

T- Taste is bittersweet but enjoyable and very "beer-like" Lots of unbalanced flavor not meant for the light beer drinker

M- Feels decent, but I was expecting a sticky, full bodied beer akin to a porter. Can't always get what you want

D- Considering the ABV%, this beer is exceptional. I couldn't notice the alcohol

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Photo of Offa
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very nice tripel and the first one in a while that I find interesting and do not find disappointing.

Deep gold, it has a huge off-white head, bubbly and airy, that slowly shrinks and leaves some decent lace.

The aroma is light fruit, especially grapes and grape juice, with wine, hints of herbs and bread, metal/minerals, and overall, an aroma somewhat reminsicent of a maibock.

The taste is similar, but more interesting and complex, with lemon, white/green grapes, hints of raisin, herbs, bread crust, alcohol, with a bread-grain aftertaste. It's light in body, but complex, zesty, lively, crisp, and interesting and again, like the aroma, there is a definite maibock quality to the taste. It is highly drinkable, esp.for a tripel.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A pale amber with one finger of off-white head that dissipates quickly. No lacing is left behind. After the yeast is added, the color changes to a sort of amber mud, the beer becomes very cloudy as well.

S - Stewed apples, cinnamon, cloves, cherries and nutmeg with a touch of currants and light malts. Reminded me a lot of a fresh apple pie. Really great aroma. Abv is undetectable.

T - Light butterscotch and caramel with cinnamon, apple cider and some grassy hops. The aftertaste was lightly bitter with a lingering cherry flavor. And I mean real cherries, not popsicles. After the yeast was added, the flavor remained almost the same, but the beer became a bit more bitter. Abv is undetectable throughout.

M - Medium viscosity, but extremely frothy, refreshing as can be.

D - This is a delicious brew. I will do my best to savour this fantastic brew again. It could be dangerous because the abv is absolutely hidden and could really sneak up on you. Easily my favorite tripel to date.

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Photo of bluedognever
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at a beer class at local wine superstore.

Clear golden amber with a nice head. Has a "classic" beer aroma - slight citrus scent

Tastes of citrus, apricot, & vanilla with a nice fizzy fuzzy mouthfeel. Very nice even finish

Would definitely want to have this again.

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Photo of bwyker
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Lots of souring bubble rise through the bright, golden brew, settling on top in a thick, long-lasting head.

S: A soft tropical fruit smell, with subtle notes of alcohol and spice.

T: Banana bread. Not too sweet. Alcohol somewhat evident at the end of the sip.

MF: Smooth upfront, a bit of drying and ting when the alcohol presents itself in the finish.

D: Moderately drinkable. Like most tripels, it’s a smooth and refreshing beer that subtly reminds you of the 10% ABV. Nonetheless, the alcohol is noticed and could catch up to you quickly. Savoring a glass or two would be preferred.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Although I've never had the Maredsous 6, the 8 is clearly a dubbel and the 10 is even marked on the U.S. label as a Triple. It pours a clear (unless the lees are disturbed), deep-golden body beneath a massive, rocky head of just slightly off-white foam that holds exceptionally well and leaves wide walls of lace about the glass. The nose is clean and restrained with just some yeasty fruitiness and the slightest hint of sweet malt to entice you to drink. The body is medium and mildly crisp across the palate leaving it very accessible but lacking in zest. The flavor is surprisingly full given the fact that the aroma seems reigned in; and it delivers a lightly candyish malt upfront that somehow dries as it crosses the palate to leave a dry and hoppy, spicy finish. Bitterness, hop flavor, and alcohol toss and tumble in the lingering aftertaste; but overall dryness and an herbal/spicy hoppiness win out in the end. Superb! The 10% alcohol by volume is astonishingly well-heeled; and this beer (not unlike their best known Duvel) can come around to whack you in the back of the head. Brilliant! An amazingly quaffable beer given its strength. Perfectly polished and ready to partake... go get one!!!!

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Photo of scottum
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Duvel Cafe in Stockholm.

Served a clear amber with an off-white head. So beautiful of a beer. Blends of the fruity, spicey, and malty flavors are crusing through the glass. Some sweet, but not too much. It all works fine because the balance is brillant. Beer this good should be imported to the states. Wherrre is the 9.5%? Not in the flavor, that is for sure.

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Photo of vetdoc1
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my first beer review on this site! Though I have been "researching" for quite a while!!
Quite a nice, deep copper amber color, very large bubbles when initially poured into a Chimay goblet but as it sits for a couple minutes, they become smaller. I poured the beer from a bottle labeled best before 5/2015. The head was about 1-2 fingers or so and then dissipated fairly quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The smell is quite good, clean and malty. The mouthfeel is very good - creamy, lighter than expected with the 10% alcohol. Very drinkable though it is a heavy, high alcohol beer that you won't/can't have many. I like it VERY much!

I am drinking while watching DRINKING MADE EASY - GREAT SHOW! (also THREE SHEETS is also awesome!) - You can find some episodes on YouTube but I bought all of the DVDs

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Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.5/5  rDev +16%

APPEARANCE - Clear orange with a 2-finger, uneven, malty head, that dissipates slowly. Lacing is foamy

AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, mild, slightly herbaceous.

TASTE - Well balanced between a sweet Belgian and a bitter Pale Ale. Not cloying liks some sweeter Belgians. ABV well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Soft, not gooey. Surprisingly decent carbonation.

VALUE - $12 for a bottle -- on the high end.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Very smooth drink. Chuggable.

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Photo of ecoastman
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I could get used to drinking this liquid gold. I generally love Belgian Tripels and this one is no exception. Dangerous being 10% ABV. Dangerous.

Post-review note: this beer is very under rated. Perhaps this year's brew is better than in previous years so don't be swayed by the average rating. This stuff is a gem.

Pours an orange gold with a pillowy head that recedes with some sheet lacing. Nice deep haze that was intensified by some intentional agitation to stir up the good stuff.

It has all the good traits for the style: malty, candy-sweet, bready-yeast, complex, phenolic and fruity.

The taste delivers all of these along with a nice level of mild bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is top notch - smooth and creamy with no harshness whatsoever from the alcohol. Great carbonation too.

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Photo of SeanChouffe
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: amber/red color, full rocky white head, and plentiful highly bubbling carbonation. Head retention is good and it has a sticky lace.
Aroma: malty, fruity, bubblegum, spicy, astringent and a light grassy aroma hop. Initial whiff is similar to a wee heavy.
Taste and mouthfeel: a sweet start with a medium body and creamy. A light well balanced hop bitterness that finishes peppery, crisp and fresh.

IMHO: I like this beer. It is well balanced and maintains a good balance of flavors and mouthfeel throughout. Complex, but not overwhelming.

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Photo of stevoj
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sourish tasting tripel, darker than most in this style. slight aroma of vinegar, but taste is smooth and acerbic at the same time. Some wood, caramel and grass come through in the flavor. A little different, but excellent.

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Photo of tempest
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been really diving into the Belgians lately and this one has really been a favorite. Beyond all else, this beer has incredible balance. American belgians often have too much sweetness or fruit. This beer is right on in still tasting like beer. It's citrus flavors with glassy hops and a touch or corriander. Clean balanced flavor with no hint of 10% abv. There are a lot of beers where I say I could drink it all night long, this is a beer I would DEMAND all night long if available. Go buy this beer now.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy brownish-gold color with a nice-sized white head. The aroma is full of orange and lemon notes with some Belgian candy sugar and Belgian yeast notes. I also get some coriander notes the aroma. The flavor is just as great. I get a lot of toffee and dark fruit notes, as well as some lemon and orange citrus. The pepper and coriander are also present in the flavor, as is a decent amount of alcohol. The beer is very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the world's great tripels. A must try for any beer lover.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick two-fingered spongy head with plenty of carbonation. Cools to about a 1/2 inch for the duration. Golden yellow/orange body. Sedimentary layers of lace. Looks great.

Mild aroma, citrus and spices come slowly to the nose, reminding of orange-soaked cloves. Kind of bready too. Aroma could be more prominent, it's a stretch to get anything significant from just smelling it.

Well-hidden alcohol until the very end of the sip, but then it only comes off as a warming glow. The flavors are solid and well proportioned, with herbs, fruits, bread and hops all intermingling on the tongue. The soft and bitter elements are balanced extremely well. The tingly mouthfeel is also balanced by a certain round lightness, letting the flavors ride out a while. Mmm mmm mmm.

A classic Tripel. One of the best and most delicious examples of the style.

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Photo of roblowther
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

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Photo of sinistrsam
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer was poured into a snifter-tulip style glass, revealing a darker amber color than other tripels I've had. It gave a very large head, foamy and white, which smelled of bananas and candy sugar, clove, citrus, other spices, alcohol and bubblegum.
The lacing was incredible.
The taste was slightly less balanced tthan I had hoped for, with the alcohol rather obvious, but still had a wonderful mix of hops, yeasts and fruits. It was slightly biting in the mouthfeel, but finished very refreshing and pleasant. In comparing this to other Tripels, it mght not be as good, but lets face it, this is one of the most complex beers you can attempt and the best wouldn't be the best if they didn't have that little edge on the rest. This is still an excellent beer and I suggest trying it even if just to get a good feel for the style.

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Photo of BeerAngel
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange that is very clear and has a nice 2 finger cotton fluffy head. The aroma consists of a musty yeast smell with fruit and spices that are blended beautifully! The taste is again more spicey fruit sliding into the musty yeast and fades into a warm spiced alcohol on the tail. This is a medium bodied beer that finishes faintly dry. The drinkability is amazingly high for a beverage with an abv of 10%. This is a very nice brew!

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tall 20 ounce glass.
A - towering monster head of foam that just keeps growing. Orange amber color.
S - straight out Tripel peppery spice blasted up my nose from all the carbonation. Fruity like apples and oranges.
T - heavy on the spice with a big citrus punch. Some strong sweetness in the middle but the spicy sharpness cuts the sweet fast. Yeasty flavors are present in every sip.
M - medium bodied with high carbonation.
D - alcohol is fairly subdued despite the 10% abv. This one will catch up to you in a hurry if your not careful.
I am enjoying this one.

-- some really nice ester flavors come out strong after warming.

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Photo of WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome. It has a refreshingly light, yet malty scent that boasts primarily of pale malts and Belgian ale yeast. It seems a bit dry and warm, although it hides the 10% abv. well. The taste is awesome as well. It has a dry, pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes a bit warm and slightly tart. It also has an earthy flavor to it. I really like the grain bill on this one. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very delicious beer. It has good flavor and aroma; a great drinker, despite it's elevated abv. .

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Photo of beergeek279
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 330 mL bottle. The color was golden, with a good head. The smell was flowery and fruity sweet. The taste was also very sweet.......flowery esters everywhere, and much sweeter than a lot of the other tripels I've had. Mouthfeel was fairly smooth. Drinkability-wise, even at 10%, I felt like I could drink this one all day!

I enjoyed the Maredsous 8 tremendously, and never got around to trying this one, until recently. This probably has to be up there amongst my favorite tripels........just so sweet and flavorful and one I intend to have again!

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Photo of Bighuge
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

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Photo of barknee
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This fine member of the Moortgat family pours an attractive red tinted color of clover honey with an insanely impressive and well-structured chunky mocha colored head. The essence of warm sweet malts and marshmallow waft from the glass. The nose of this brew leads you toward the diverse and complex flavors that this beer inhabits. Very remarkable is the mouthfeel of this fine beer; extraordinarily soft, plush and velvety, and the accompanying taste has well balanced notes of banana intertwined with citric rind. As such the slightly acidic though well balanced malting and gentle hopping make for a real enjoyable product. A medium bodied Triple as this with all its elements in proportion is a pleasant change from some of the more ferocious products within this particular classification.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,547 ratings.
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