Maredsous 10 - Triple | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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87
very good
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Maredsous 10 - TripleMaredsous 10 - Triple
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002

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Ratings:
1,572
Reviews:
698
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
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Photo of bylerteck
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, blonde colour with a nice fluffy two finger white head and lot's of carbonation.

S - Orange, yeast, spices.

T - Tons of yeast with the orange to compliment it and the sweet spice there too.

M - Lot's of carbonation, crisp.

D - Nice. A quality Tripel worth revisiting.

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Photo of explorer83
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maredsous 10 - Triple

It was poured into a Delirium tremens glass from a 750ml bottle.

The head formed into a beautiful creamy white but fades fairly quickly. Sweet and spicy notes waft from the glass as the vibrant carbonation erupts. There is a steady stream of fine bubbles that continuously stream from the center of the Belgian-style glass. It serves to clear the head and leave a doughnut of bubbles on the surface. The 10% alcohol is fairly evident on the tip of the tongue and warms the mouth after swallowing. This trait would likely diminish with a little cellaring. I'm sure the many competing flavors would be well served by a year or so together. Very drinkable despite it's heft.

You can see a video of the lively bubbling that seemed never ending.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adnYNBRJBKo

A lovely beer that I will add to the cellar very soon. It will seem like much more than an $8 beer with a little time to mature.

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Photo of SilentSabre
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This one's not bad. Poured a cloudy orange colour with a craggy, deeply pitted foamy head that really stuck to the sides of my glass. The smell was mostly malt and yeast, though it was pleasant and not at all offensive or over powering. The brewers of this stuff did a marvelous job concealing the 10.00%abv. Even in the taste, while a bit sweet and very heavy, the strong alcohol present isn't at all evident. Nice and smooth, this one has just the right amount of carbonation and is easy to drink, even if big Belgians aren't your thing. A wonderful choice for the style.

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Photo of rapidsequence
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 750 ml corked bottle. Sticker says $9.99, but I dont know where I got it. Best by date is 08/2012, so I have a year and a half.

Appearance: I've been eyeing this bottle in my fridge for 2 weeks or so, thinking how hazy the beer looked, so I was surprised when it poured totally clear. Dark orange-yellow color. Thick, foamy, uneven white head. Neverending head retention. Sticky lacing. Looks like a winner.

Smell: Dry, boozy, fruity smell. This is ripe pears, apples, and white grapes. Lots of alcohol. Not unlike a dry white wine or champagne, but with a more prominent yeast smell.

Taste: Tart light fruit and alcohol. Bready yeast followed by a fruity sweetness, then a dry, alcohol finish. This is quite tasty, but much more tart and dry than most tripels.

Mouthfeel: Aggressive carbonation goes along well with the agressive alcohol and tart bite of this beer. Its not fizzy though, it still stays smooth, and little bits of head in many sips make a slight creaminess.

Drinkability: Again, a tasty, but different tripel. One I think could gain fans among white wine and champagne lovers.

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Photo of dnichols
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a caged and corked 750 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: I poured a cloudy light orange with a robust three-finger creamy and sticky white head. The meringue-like head receded to a dollop on the top of the brew that lingered long into the experienced and fed a nice thick lacing down the side of the glass.

S: There was no aroma of hops but the fruity esters and malts were reminiscent of light sweet fruits (bananas and soft pears) and soft semi-sweet candies. When the nose first lingered over the glass there was a blast of alcohol aroma that dissipated as the carbonation lost its zest.

T: The malty flavor initially is regressive but it emerges as a major player as the brew sets. There is no hop bitters or sourness however, the aggressive carbonation help, along with the drying affect of the alcohol, result in a clean sweet candy aftertaste. This brew seems somewhat under fermented leaving a slightly excessive sweetness and dominant taste of alcohol that is less than pleasing.

M: Reasonably full body with alcohol content that is too dominant. There is a clean warm finish with no adverse aftertaste.

D: It looks good so therefore it must be good. Ah, not so much. It is a decent tripel, very drinkable but somewhat unbalanced. It improves as time passes...so let it set after opening and it will provide a good drinking experience.

Comment: I will have it again but there are better Belgium (and even American) tripels.

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Photo of stcules
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange in colour, with a creamy and pillowy head, very persistent. Maybe some big bubbles on the sides.
The smell: orange flowers, and yeast in big evidence. Then a hint of pear (family hint...), and camomile.
In the taste the pear is more evident. Then again camomile, and a 'itchy' note, not easy to define.
Medium body.
In the aftertaste, pear again, vanilla, maybe melon. Fruity. A final comeback of bitter, well defined.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes: Thanks goes out to Marc for busting this one out of his cellar.

Appearance: Golden yellow orange with a 1 finger white head

smell: citrus, banana, clove, belgian yeast,

taste: bready malts, banana, clove, spices,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a very nice tripel. Hopefully I'll be able to find this one again.

Cheers,
The CPJ

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Photo of craigdb
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppecatania
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Almost clear dark orange color. Two fingers white head with below average retention and lots of lacing. Particulates hanging out throughout beer.

3.5 S: Yeasty and some spices. Aroma is weaker than I'd like though. Still pleasant enough.

4.0 T: Good and spicy. Some lemon, orange citrus. Earthy yeast tones. Maybe some other fruity esters.

4.0 M: Medium body. Nice and spritzy like I like. Smooth enough.

4.0 D: Great beer, just not the best tripel out there. Could drink a few of these if given the option.

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Photo of Atlas1
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The wife encouraged me to pick up a bottle of of this last week at the store. How could I say no?

Poured into a barrel pint glass (my proper belgian glassware is in storage temporarily), this triple is darker than most I've had in the style. A darker, almost brownish-orange, color (think: iced tea) than I expected. Decent head with some lace, but nothing fancy. Perhaps it would have fared better in a proper glass. The nose is big. Lots of clove and banana. Some herbal, medicinal scents too. Plum. Other spices (cinnamon? nutmeg?) too. Slightly smoky. Not bad. Complex, but almost a bit convoluted. The taste is sweet up front with lots of malty dark fruit. The spices eventually take over, though, as it finishes dense and busy. Smoky again, and spicy, almost like mulled wine (but not so in flavor). Mouthfeel is thinner than I expected, but fills out as the beer warms to room temp.

I like this, but it's not my favorite Belgian tripel out there. It's a bit too spicy for me to drink consistently. The higher ABV (10%) is masked well by an assortment of busy ingredients. But it's more than I want on a regular basis. Still, an interesting beer, and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of perrymarcus
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked & caged bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a ruddy, deep golden tone with just shy of two fingers' head; solid retention and pretty respectable lacing.

nose is a nice potpourri of spices, sweet malts, fruits - notably citrus with some distinct lemon zest - belgian yeast, alcohol, banana, and clove.

nose translates well to the flavor. has a candied sugar-like sweetness that threatens to push it into the realm of the too sweet, but doesn't quite. some floral notes evident, maybe a touch of pepper. also has a bit of an astringent quality to it, but otherwise is a tasty tripel.

medium plus body with average carbonation. middling drinkability: i'm thinking i will not be averse to another, but i won't be pining for one either.

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Photo of impending
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml into a Maredsous goblet. Pours a clear honey tinged gold.

Aroma has slightly more tang than most tripels but sweet as any like candied light fruits.

Most notable aspect of the taste is the finish which hints at a chardonnay. Some may say this balances the upfront mild sweets while others would disagree and say it is excessive. If you like the finish you'll rate this in the A category, if you don't like this finish you'll place it in the B category - this is the defining aspect as everyone will agree the other notes are outstanding.
cheers
jd

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this at a really nice place in New Jersey called: Gladstone Tavern. I recommend the restaurant, but not the beer... especially on a warm day.

The beer pours in a nice, golden color. I had a three finger head in my pint glass. I asked for a goblet... but they didn't have any.

[side note: why brag about your beers when you can't supply the proper glasses... and for the love of God, please stop chilling the glasses. I would like to actually taste my beer.]

The nose smelled somewhat like a trippel, but there was an overwhelming alcohol scent coming over the top.

In tasting, I get the belgian flavors coming through, including the yeast. But the other flavors don't balance well. The alcohol continues to be harsh, and the yeast taste is a little off.

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Photo of J4de
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

33cL served in a Delirium Snifter, ~8°C, 3 years to go till Best Before

Appearance - pours a very uniform small bubbled two finger head that just refuses to settle. 5 minutes in the glass, still standing boldly. Deep amber maple/caramel color that lets light through but the elephants on the other side are nowhere to be seen. Very turbulent yet light carbonation. Head collapses into lumps after a long while and traces nice patches of lacing

Smell - Powerful aromas, scattered all over: mostly fruit with bananas and slight citrus but also slighter fresh vegetal and piney perfumes.

Taste - Strong pepper which is surprising. A bit less wood. Roasted barley, a bit bready. Very warming and alcoholic but in no way unpleasant.

Mouthfeel - Not amazing: abit runny, fizzy and ticklish at tip of tongue. Leaves a green apple skin finish.

Overall - Great beer, I highly recommend it. Very interesting aromas and tastes, looks amazing in a snifter.

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Photo of jisraelt
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coming out of the bottle, it pours a light brown and translucent color. However, once inside the glass it becomes more of a mixture of a brown and golden color. Aroma is malty sweet. It reminds me of a combination of brown sugar and a hint of caramel as well as fruity banana like aromas. Taste is spicy and somewhat fruity. Elements of dark bread. Finish is quite dry and bitter. A full bodied beer. Active carbonation that tickles the tongue. Overall a very complex beer, perhaps somewhat overwhelming. The overall dryness and bitterness is somewhat over the top. Drinking this beer alone, you will definitely get quite a buzz. However, as the brothers mentioned, it might be better with a hearty meal. I had this beer with some cheese and salami. Next time, I would like to try it with a full meal.

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Photo of RMentair
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dstc
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with a decent head. Head falls slow to a minimal one. Average lacing.

Aroma is of the Belgian yeast you'd expect in a Triple. Bit fruity and there is something else in there, musty almost.

Fairly decent taste. Yeast gives it a nice flavor and alcohol is warming and drying but it just seems to miss a little.

Medium bodied in the mouth with a bit of a bite.

Not bad but there are many better. While this is a decent Triple there is something just a bit off about it.

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Photo of cdhoward318
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of srandycarter
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark natural apple juice, murky. !/2 inch head, slow to leave. Lots of clingy lace.

S - Banana, sweet candy, coriander.

T - Nice light malt and banana center finishing with bitterness, then neutrality. Pretty good stuff.

M - Creamy, good carb and coating. Something about is seems a little watery and airy, if that makes sense.

D - I like this beer, but not all night, for sure.

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Photo of Kendo
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into an Affligem chalice. Body is coppery-amber with a half-finger ivory head that settles pretty quickly. Some rings of lace left behind.

S: Fruit, spice, sweet malt and yeast.

T: Fruity sweet (sugary?) malt base. Slightly metallic or minerally at the back of the sip, but finishing with drying hops and a bit of alcohol heat. Taste of apple skins linger, however.

M: Medium-bodied, good level of carbonation.

D: Good.

Thanks to MRMOJORISIN for the sample.

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Photo of DrJay
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly hazy (due to my awesome pouring technique), sort of an orange/amber colour. Fine, cream coloured head, good retention, with thick sticky lace. Bready and fruity aroma, dry yeast, subtle caramel, faint spice. The flavour was good, but didn't have quite as much depth as the aroma. Malty and bready up front with a bit of tropical fruit bringing up the rear. Slight spice in the finish. Mild warming alcohol. Creamy carbonation, medium plus body, very smooth, a bit dry. I liked it.

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Photo of d_cook_roc
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a well-carbonated cloudy gold with good head on top of a tart, sour fruit smell of grapeskin and pear, maybe cherries, and there is some oakiness and hint of that Belgian yeast strain that is so prevelant. Sweet malt sensations seem muted. Starts out sweet and sticky with a slight caramel malt base and has a biting sharpness thankts to the carbonation and citric hop bitterness. There are some minor fruit tastes that are not so much tropical but more like sour grape or apple. A dry, crisp finish complements (w/ well-hidden ABV) a not perfect triple but one that is must-try.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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