Maredsous 10 - Triple | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Maredsous 10 - TripleMaredsous 10 - Triple
1,593 Ratings
Maredsous 10 - TripleMaredsous 10 - Triple

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was in the mood for a nice triple today so i got a single of this, have never seen or heard of this, but what the hell lets see how it drinks. Poured from an 11.2oz stubby brown bottle into a 5oz sampling mug.

A- This beer pours a brownish orange color with a finger and half worth of fluffy white head that turned into a thick ring that stayed.

S- Wow, pretty much smells like sparkling apple cider with some citrus and yeasty spiciness mixed in. A little alcohol is present also.

T- A lot of fruits up front with green apples being the most dominate. There's a good amount of spices that come through with the yeast. On the finish there is a slight bit of bitter citrus hops.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D- I find this beer to be pretty drinkable for being 10%, the alcohol was hidden nicely and the flavors were well balanced.

Overall I am glad I took a chance with this beer and I liked it. I don't have much experience with triples but every time I try one I find myself making a mental not to track down more of this style. I would buy this again.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffo
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this down the road at the bottle shop.

Into a chalice.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger medium fluffy white head. Colour is a dark burnt orange or tawny with higher levels of carbonation. Head has good retention and settles very unevenly to a thick cap. That thick cap remains the whole way and leaves lots of nice looking lacing down the glass. Beautiful look and colour. This is as good as it gets here.

SMELL: A decently strong nose of toasted malt, biscuit, sweet apple and some pear. Definitely some spicy notes as well, cloves and coriander perhaps.

TASTE: Toasted malt up front and lots of spicy notes, cloves and coriander again. A touch of spicy alcohol as well, but it's very well hidden for the 10% ABV. Some yeasty notes in the background as well. Mild aftertaste of spices and alcohol is pretty long lasting and pleasant. Not an overly bold taste, but very nice. A bit of a bolder taste would make it killer.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a scratch a the end. Finishes somewhat dry on the palate. Nice.

OVERALL: Very good triple. Definitely enjoyable and drinkable as well. The taste could be a little bolder on this one, but this is definitely one of the better triples I've had. A good brother to their double.

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Photo of FLima
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy amber orange color with one finger beige thick head with decent retention and leaving some laces.
Interesting that it has a malty aroma for a Tripel, even though it is mild. Notes of caramels, oranges and a light peach and apple juice.
Elegant flavor of pears, lemon, white grapes, some herbal, green apples, just a bit of condiments, candi sugar and caramel malt. Very dry aftertaste.
Medium body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 10% abv matches perfectly to the beer.
A friendly Tripel with a milder tartness and condiments, but still with a dangerously hidden alcohol punch. I do prefer their Blonde and Bruin versions, though.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear and medium gold, with a sparkly white head whose bubbles burst and pop on top of an otherwise creamy surface. Leaves a long trail of Belgian lace along the glass.

Smell: Smells of champagne. Apples, pears, honey, and soft spices. To be honest, if someone had blindfolded me, I may not have known I was smelling a beer! The scent was delectable, but disappointed the beer lover in me (and that's a large part!) by its lack of malt and hop aromas.

Taste: Similar to the bouquet, the taste is reminiscent of champagne. There is a hint of honey-drizzled apricot and clean, pale malt...although altogether, the malt complexity is lacking. A medium-high bitterness can be tasted throughout, and creates a very dry finish that seems to almost swallow up some of the flavor, like the spiciness that was more present on the nose, for instance. Overall, delicious, nonetheless.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation adds to the dryness. The body is medium, and soft alcohol warming is present.

Overall: A very good, yet atypical Triple. It makes up for its lack of malty, hoppy, and spicy flavors with a bright, bold, and fruity character which, when combined with an overt dryness, creates something that walks the line between special and strange. As a fan of many strange things, I'll be having it again.

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Photo of MooseBoose
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottoale
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml. small brown bottle with a best before : 09/2007. It pours out apricot-amber with a healthy inch of off-white head. Good carbonation and thick lace with this Triple.

It smells malty, fruity, alcoholic and deliscious. It has a nice earthy malt nose, some fruity sweetness orange and honey with a tang of yeast and hops bittering the finish. Quite a nice balance, yet fairly complex flavor.

Good medium plus body and a high ABV give a nice warming to it. A little fizzy in the mouth and a bitter bite in the aftertaste. Over all, a nice Triple worthy of a try...cheers!

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Photo of seydou
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty standard golden color, head disappears quite quickly, though leaving a ring at the top of the glass.

Tastes bright, but not overly so. Pretty sparkly on the tongue, and just a bit of aftertaste that lingers. I'm really bad at putting "notes" to tastes, but this seems pretty floral to me. Super, super drinkable for a Belgian, and really quite enjoyable.

The perfect combination of light enough but still quite flavorful. Great for hot weather.

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Photo of BdM
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsa7783
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a single, short, fat, 11.2 oz bottle from Oak Tree in South Plainfield... Maredsous 8 was an enjoyable brew, so I was eager to try their 10... Clear, lucid bronze-colored appearance with an impressive foamy head that lingered atop a copper-tone, orange hue... smell was full of esters, bananas, and floral notes... Taste complemented the aroma with lemons, citrus, pears, and apples... nice crisp, clear, refreshing taste... 10% ABV struggles to make itself known on this one... nice combination of flavors but this brew lacked the richness and complexity of some other tripels that I have sampled... all in all, a pleasant depiction of the style, but nothing above and beyond... Worth a try...

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Photo of aufie
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Voonder
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep amber color with huge off-white head. Lots of lacing. Smell - sweet malts, yeast, grapes, raisins. Nice fruity smell. Taste - yeasty, very malty, some fruitiness coming through. Very rich and creamy, pretty smooth, alcohol hidden very well. Quite nice brew. Pretty drinkable for ABV.
Thanks a lot bobsy for wonderful giftpack with a glass!

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Photo of constantine_272
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big rich toasted biscuit flavors. A whole lot raising wheat bread on the tongue and the nose. Tangy sharp graphite bitterness finishes solidly but a honey sweetness lingers long after the short lived bittering. The flavors aren't terribly complex, but I do rather enjoy it.

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Photo of grub
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, best before 03 2011. sampled may 8/09.

pours crystal clear deep amber in colour with a huge dense off-white head. the head drops very slowly and leaves nearly a solid sheet of lace behind. both the body and head are a few shades darker than expected, but otherwise pristine.

aroma is good. white bread and cracker. great belgian spicy yeast presence. mostly non-specific, but i can pick out notes of corriander and clove. touch of alcohol, though nowhere near 10%. light caramel and faint fruity presence. a little more BSPA than tripel, but still pretty nice.

taste is good. cracker and white bread. just a hint of caramel. light alcohol - a little more than in the aroma, yet still not the full amount. nice light spice component. yeast. faint fruit and caramel rounding things out.

mouthfeel is nice. just over medium body - fuller than it should be, with a finish not as dry as expected either. just over medium body.

drinkability is nice. well balanced and tasty overall, just a little full-bodied for the style which hampers its drinkability.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of bort11
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml corked bottle poured into my Boulevard Smokestack goblet. Light looking tn head that is quick to recede, but leaves a nice ring of lacing on the glass. Color is a darker hazy orange/amber.

Smell is sweetened with dried fruits, pineapples peaches and apples. Dark bready malts give it a bolder character. Taste has a slightly spicy yeast quality. Still more of the sweet bread and dried fruit flavors.

Mouthfeel has a smooth body with a slightly drying astingent quality. Very enjoyable

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Photo of FACSman
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice copper color with a thin, creamy head

S - Spicy and malty, good belgian aroma.

T - Good, sweet but a bit more caramely and malty than I expected from a triple. Nice peppery notes.

M - Again, kind of heavy for a triple but not bad by any means.

D - Fairly drinkable, but I am happy to have just one in a sitting. Kind of heavy.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of birchstick
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a very dark yellow, not quite copper but not yellow. A decent head to it.

S - not a very strong nose - apples and pears stick out the most

T - very nice taste - all of the characteristics of a triple. Light malts with loads of spice and some tart fruits - green apple and some pear

M - as the bottle suggests, there is a creamy smoothness and leaves a dry finish

D - this is a solid triple. Very true to the style, which makes it very delicious and enjoyable.

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Photo of fartkowski
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 330 ml stubby bottle, bought at the LCBO

Poured a honey gold color, with about a 1 1/2" foam head.

This beer went down pretty good for a triple beer. Had a bit of a sweet aftertaste.
Leaves you with a pretty good buzz.
I found this to a very enjoyable beer.

I will defiantly be buying this one again.

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Photo of faatcase
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy copper brown color with a solid 2 inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sticky lacing.

Belgian yeast esters of pear, apple, and mango dominate, with a belgian candi sugar sweetness rounding out the aroma. There's a slightly bready malt backbone.

Flavor reveals a lot of pear and apple notes, a bit of citrus, and some belgian yeast character. The finish is slightly peppery. Coriander adds complexity.

Body is a touch light, with moderately high carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Overall, a bit on the hot side, and not the most complex tripel I've had. It's also fairly watery, which detracts from the flavor profile.

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Photo of sherillc
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of omnigrits
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a tulip stem. A clear amber colour with plenty of rising bubbles and a huge white head that sticks to the sides of the glass and leaves plenty of sticky lacing. The nose is full of fruit (both citrus and some darker fruits) and malt which is augmented on the tongue with a hint of pepper I think. Quite a sweet finish. I think I'd rather round off a meal with one of these than with a glass of port... unless the port was a good vintage.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a bottle at Whole Foods for $3.99. Poured into my Maredsous stemmed chalice. Huge creamy white head is what grabbed me at first. Second, the color is much more orange than most tripels, which tend to be on the blonde side. Nice amount of carbonation and lacing. Smell was yeasty and sweet. Flavor was fruity, sugary, and doughy. Mouthfeel was good, but not as potent as I was expecting from a 10% tripel. I thought this was a very good treat for Belgian fans, but the alcohol was not really present and the color threw me off. A nice version of the style but it could get lost in the world of better Belgian examples.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,593 ratings
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