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Maredsous 10 - Triple | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

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

Poured out an amber brown murky color, with a thick off white head that dissapeared quickly with no lacing. The nose has fruit (cherry), sourness, with cinnamon and close spicyness. It's rounded out by some more fruityness, apples? Has a medium body and carbonation mouthfeel. Finishes a bit too frothy in my mouth.

Compared to an earlier review, my notes on the two tastings are different enough that I think it is worth my noting here.

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle – Poured a yellow golden beer with a nice head with great retention. Aroma of floral malts with a hint of sweetness. Taste is very sweet with some very subtle spices coming out at the end. Body is above average and the alcohol is very discreet which is an enjoyable thing for beer with such high-level of ABV. Overall, not the best of tripel that I’ve had the chance to drank but a very good one nonetheless.

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Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It poured clear golden orange in color with a thick, creamy white head. There is a high level of carbonation.
S: There of aromas of alcohol, candi sugar, floral hops, light fruits and spices in the nose.
T: The overall taste is somewhat sweet and contains a well-balanced mix of many of the flavors that were evident in the smell.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and there is a bit of dryness in the finish.
D: The alcohol is well masked but you'll probably have to sip this one or it will catch up to you. It's sweeter than most tripels and therefore is easier to drink.

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Photo of Douberd
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay chalice. Copper like colour with one finger of head at first, becoming just half a finger at the end and staying in that height for quite long. A fountain of bubbles is rising to the top from the center of the glass's bottom.
Aroma of grapes and dark fruits. Something else too,pleasant, but I can't put my nose on it.Mango as someone else wrote? I can't tell and the aroma is quite faint, so it doesn't really help me.
Taste follows the aroma, it tastes very good, and it reminded me of roze wines, except that is of course carbonated.
Medium thickness on the body, the alcohol well conceiled, becomes though more obvious after the first sips and as the beer warms up.
A great beer, can't wait to try the Maredsous 6 and 8.

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Photo of Shanex
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before 6/19/15

Pours a nice 1 finger bubbly foamy fizzy head that fades quickly though, then slows halfway to a crawl, a nice coppery auburn slightly tan colored beer crystal clear, decent lacing left on the glass as well.

Nose is exactly what I expect for such a traditional old belgian tripel, a mix of great malts and sweets, with a hint of fruit and burnt sugars that borders into oude bruin style, some burnt sugars, caramelized candy, some dark fruity aromas with a little candied plum like and even mild sour dark fruit, with fruity esters, etc, mixed with the candy, toasty brown malts, faint booze, and that typical earthy belgian like yeast aroma.

Taste continues, starts with tingly booze actually, little fusel alcohol with some phenols right out, as well as the sweet characters, candied caramel, toffee, candi sugar, and little molasses candy like. Mild toasty brown malts as well, mild biscuit, the typical Belgian brown malt flavor. Fruits again as well, this time more fig like, little date, but candied plums again too, mild fruity esters, etc. A mild bitterness cuts through with some mild grassy hop like characters, but I think that comes more from the phenols. Finish is drier than expected but a little candy flavor lingering, not sticky though, lots more phenolic fusel alcohol burn and flavors, bit more dark fruit and candy toffee.

Mouth has lots of fluffy carbonation make it very effervescent and pops well, but gets in the way, med to fuller bod but not as syrupy as I expected for the sweet characters, lots of fusel tingly warming booze.

Overall nice, almost a staple for a good strong Belgian beer, has all the nice components, but the booze and carbonation get in the way a little too much to really make it nice.

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Photo of sartoric
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured at home in a tulip glass.

Very nice orange colour, cloudy with a persistent dark white/cream head.

Very pleasant fresh aroma of orange, alcool and fruit...candied fruit with a light bitter background.

Not too intense Spicy sweetness of fruit flavor evolve in a more complex liquorice(once warmed a little) taste and finish with sour and bitter note.

Medium body with moderate carbonation ends with light dry note.

Good Tripel. I was realy impressed as I've never tried it before and I bought it by chance at Brussels airport.

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Photo of RedHaze
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, best before 10 2009.

Pours a mildly hazy, yet very bright coppery orange with frothy three fingers worth of head. The fowm settles very slowly to a thick cap, leaving behind a thick lacing.

Smell; some mild tropical fruits, yeast and a little alcohol. Pretty decent, but not quite as good, or as defined as I would have expected.

Taste; Very nice tropical fruits with pineapple, oranges and maybe a hint of banana. Sweet bready malts fill out the middle, and the finish is all peppery and alcohol spiciness.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and a little on the heavy side for what I like in my triples, and the drinkabiity is pretty darn good. Especially since the alcohol just seems to ride along with all of the other flavors instead of dominating them.

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Photo of flipper2gv
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light honey color, perfectly translucent. Pour gave 3 fingers worth of cream white head. Head is soapy. Retention is pretty good and lacing is also good.

S: Lots of green grape juice. A little bit of white wine. There are green apples, fresh mint, green bananas. For the spices, there are nutmeg, cloves and a little bit of cinnamon. Not super strong.

T: First impression, pretty dry, very wine like. Definitive wood-like tannins. Honey, spiced bread that I didn't get in the smell. But honestly, it is very much focues on the green apples, fresh mint, green bananas and green grape juice. Still, a good amount of spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. A bit of pucker, a little bit like a sour.

M: Very dry in the mouth. Medium feeling with medium to heavy carbonation. Not your typical Belgian feel.

O: It's pretty good. Very drinkable. Nothing out of the ordinary though. Very white wine like.

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Photo of a0lbudman
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Copper color with a off white head that left some lace
S-Pear or green apple aroma with some spice background
T-Had a funky spice taste, and some fruit like flavor at first that turned into a grassy like aftertaste that turn out to be a sweet, spice finish
M-Medium body and medium carbonation
O-did not taste the alcohol like I thought I would, and got some taste in this tripel that I had not had before

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Photo of BrookW
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclejimbay
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Maredsous 10 - Triple
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Style: Tripel
ABV: 10.00 %, stubby bottle>Duvel tulip glass

A 4.5 - cloudy copper sunset amber haze in color, excellent 2.5 finger head that slowly reduced to a beautiful lace and cap, lace lasted entire beer, some noticeable carbonation.
S 4.5 One word = Complex! Very unique in aroma for a tripel, trace notes of oaked whiskey barrels, spicy red wine notes, some hops are present, trace notes or port or a fine dessert wine. A sweet spiced bananas foster comes to mind with a dash of citrus spice.
T 4.0 - semi mellow boozy-ness like a fine mellow whiskey, more bold and complex for a triple. Alcohol is more noticeable than in some other triples, but it is balanced well to avoid to much dominance. Dark candy, mild licorice, and citrus are present on the palate. Some mild tartness, alcohol warming, and yeast zip sneaks in on the finish..
MF 3.0 - Semi slick with alcohol warming sensation, stronger ABV seem to tone down what would normally seem like high carbonation. The mouth feel seems light on the palate but I think it is due to the ABV kick!
D 3.5/4.0 - This is a very bold and complex triple. I enjoyed it, but it is much bolder than other triples in my experience. It is a fine triple to sip and enjoy. The aromas are complex and worth a sniff before every sip. It has a stronger boozy taste than most triples, but is much more balanced and approachable than a true barley wine. I would call this the finest wine like triple I have ever enjoyed. It is a good brew if this is the type of thing you are looking for, but take note it is not the average triple! It's a sipper for sure, not a session brew...

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Photo of bylerteck
3.83/5  rDev -2%
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 -2%
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.


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 -2%
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 -2%
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 -2%
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 -2%
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 -2%
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.


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Photo of craigdb
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppecatania
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,596 ratings
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