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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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice beer and different than other Tripels I had that are most fabulous beers. This one is not as strong in the flavor department, but I would buy this again.

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Photo of vainosuomi
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: dark orange color, big creamy off-white head
Smell: Very fruity and sweet--apple, banana, bit of caramel and alcohol
Taste: As expected, lots of fruit and sweet malts. Adds a little bit of pear, some spice.
Feel: medium body, decent carbonation, alcohol warmth.

A well executed tripel. Not particularly remarkable but solid.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper gold with a huge head that leaves lacing all over the place. Nose is not as good...sort of a cross between a triple and an euro lager. Taste follows with both qualities of a triple and euro lager. Almost like this was a good Belgian triple that someone mixed 50/50 with a cheap beer. Overall, very drinkable, but not so great.

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Photo of OlaB
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: deep copper color, clear , decent amount of white head that disolves a little to quick, good lacings on the glass

S: Dried dark fruits, caramel malts, floral hops, spices like corriander and cloves

T&F: sweet malts in the beginning,the fruits start be much noticable in the middle, bitterness and fruity in the aftertaste, the aftertaste is lasting for a good time with a comfortable sweetness. The flavours is good balanced and enjoyable for the most but i think that the high alcohol content is not so good masked in the taste compared to other triples.

O: A good triple, but compared to other belgian triples find others more better but all in all i was enjoying this beer, but i prefer the dubbel from Maredsous.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

With almost 700 reviews,it would be presumptuous to think I can add more of importance. But after working my way through a 4 pack, I have increased my original rating. This is more diversely food-friendly than originally I thought.
Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium" he called it "an especially delicious beer."
Reviewed also in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!", he also heaped praise.
Also reviewed in the "1001" with similar accolades.
The experts agree, this is a great beer worth trying. And I agree. I hope you enjoy it, too.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Haven't had a lot of Belgian ales yet, but they are growing on me. More malty and definitely stronger alcohol than Duvel. Picked this up at Costco in upstate NY. Reminds me of one of Ommegang's triples.
L-has a very fluffy, long lasting head that leaves an island of suds in the middle of the Duvel tulip glass, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
This beer gets a lot more drinkable as the temperature of the beer approaches 50 degrees as more flavors get exposed.

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Photo of Ant777uk
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good head, just right, stays in glass, frothy.

Beautiful colour.

Taste is a bit too frothy, not quite up there with the best Tripels. Still pretty good though. just not as bold or fruity as the best ones. Very good balance though overall.

Ensure it is around 12 degrees and served in the right glass...makes lots of difference! Cold, this can not be appreciated....

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Photo of jimdkc
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber color, a bit darker than most triples. Off-white head, large at first, but falls back to a persistent 1/8". Heavy lacing on the glass. This is a good looking beer!

Caramel aroma, biscuit, with a bit of lemon.

Taste is slightly tart, which is a surprise at first, but not unpleasant. Quite malty. Noticeable hop bitterness, and alcohol is apparent... Not masked.

Medium body with moderately high carbonation. Nice mouthfeel.

A very enjoyable beer, but, probably the most un-triple-like triple I've ever had!

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Photo of Thibaut
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not too sure how to address the American beer brethren, and i'm not well versed in the finer details of beer reviewing. This is a relatively cheap and very serious offering. Of a dark golden / amber color, the foam can be a bit uneven rather than perfectly level (which i find appealing), a hoppy taste. The strong alcohol content doesn't overwhelm the brew. What to say, this is a beer i quite like and would recommend to triple-beer lovers without an afterthought.

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Photo of mjurney
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber color, cloudy. Highly carbonated. Thick head.

Fruity and spice. Deep caramel malts. Some alcohol.

Mostly on the fruity side, pears , grape skin and apricots. There some spices, coriander and cloves. Deep bready malts, a little caramel and nutty. Finish is very dry. Full bodied, slight crispness, warmth, dry.

It's a very good Tripel, but not the best.

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Photo of Zet
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden orange colour with a decent head of foam that retains quite well. Smell of fruits and yeast with some alcohol. The taste is dominated by the alcohol however. Other flavours (fruits, malt) are pushed to the background. Alcohol gives a stingy mouth feel as well, no smoothness or pleasant warmth. Pretty disappointing, especially since Maredsous' dubbel is awesome and this is Duvel Moortgat we're talking about.

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Photo of fx20736
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a single bottle from AJ's Beer Warehouse on 11/21/15. Served chilled in a Duvel tulip.

Look: coppery amber, white head

Smell: balanced blend of spice and fruit

Taste: white wine, plummy fruit

Feel: good

Overall: decent but not great

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Photo of safaricook
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blind Tasting Tripel Project of Fall 2015
L clear amber, medium amout and size of bubbles, coarse white fast disappearing head
S toasted malts, boozy, phenolic undertone
T toasted malts, boozy, ends bitter
F medium body, pretty substantial for a Tripel
O Surprisingly malt forward Tripel that dares also on the bitterness. Alternative take on a Tripel but not in a way I would like it

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Photo of erickehoe
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just enjoyed a beer that said "Best by 5/2015." It's 10/2015, FYI. I'm listening to Bitches Brew by Miles Davis as I drink this.

This beer was bought three years ago to the day and cellared in a 55 degree, climate controlled basement for three years, so I think it's okay that I missed the "best by" date.

L - Pours a copper beauty with one inch of frothy, light head. Excellent lacing from beginning to end. A pretty beer.

S - Sweet, yeasty smell with notes of dark fruits. A little bottley at first, but subsided into traditional Belgian smells.

T - Sweet, malty front with heavy carbonation on the aftertaste. Dark fruits throughout, and even bubblegum (I dare say). It's not incredible, but it's delicious nonetheless.

F - Coating and rich. Feels great, tbh.

Overall - This was fun, and an experimental one in that I waited a bit longer than they recommend, even though I cellared it under prime conditions. It was delicious to drink, and although not the best Belgian beer I've had, (and even a bit pricey for it's quality at $4.29 a bottle), it is overall a well done beer. It's hard to compete with the big names in this style, but it holds its own.

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Photo of Coronaeus
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy amber with a strong foamy head that dissipates slowly. Nice lacing. Yeasty and bready aroma. Slight burn from the alcohol, mild banana and sweet malt. Great mouthfeel. Overall, not on the level of other traditional Belgian tripels, but definitely an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Arthuros
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light blonde color, dark beige foam (little foam). Not too hoppy, quite strong. Simple flavors, with the malt very present. Prefer it to the likes of Duvel that are hoppier. Could have more flavor though.

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Photo of alexanderplatz
3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent malty and caramel notes up front, but the finish is too bitter for my tastes and a tad medicinal. Overall a disappointment in the context of Belgian ales.

OTOH Maredsous 10 reminds me a lot of Orval, which I also dislike. But many people do like Orval and I would suggest that those who do give Maredsous 10 a try as it is similar but slightly less expensive.

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Photo of MLoxxer
2.62/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth Texas. I hadn't heard of this beer previously. For me it didn't live up to the promise of a prestigious Belgian trippel. Maybe there isn't anything gained by having Belgians on tap, after all secondary fermentation in the bottle is a big part of the tradition.

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Photo of snippydippy
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Surprised me with the tartness on my first sip but seemed to go down smoother once I started drinking it. Has nice fruity aroma and crisp taste with some carbonation. Not bad. It's definitely a grower but I am coming around to really liking it.

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Photo of janubio
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber colour, two fingers head that vanishes soon, leaving ring and lace. Aroma of fruits, banana and some citrus, nuts (almonds, I think), spices and chocolate. Medium to full body, good carbonation. Taste of spices, chocolate, fruits and nuts. Good one.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice tripel of a light brown color (dark for a triple) and a somewhat dense foam.
Smell is alcoholic-sweet and a bit hoppy; strong notes of honey and fruits.
Taste begins malty with crispy/effervescent body and then becomes alcoholic-sweet and fruity. There are some cherry and caramel notes in the smell/taste.
Body and carbonation are at nice level, but I'm starting to realize that belgian beers have not a nice bitterness level at all.. I mean, not for my taste =/

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Photo of josanguapo
2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Hipercor San Juan (Maredsous tasting pack) Watchin Eurovision, en its chalice. The worst of the maredsous with difference, maybe it was in bad state? Nearly any aroma nor taste and goes up quickly

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dark gold pour with a white one-finger head. Light grainy aroma with a hint of spice. Very strong taste with some grain, bread and coriander flavor a upfront. Can also taste a touch of alcohol, biscuit, banana and caramel. Finishes with a mild coriander and grain taste.

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Photo of drmeto
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

-big floral and caramel notes upfront
-spicy coriander
-faint lemon
-slightly alcoholic and fairly hoppy finish
Very good.
Flavour profile reminded me a lot of the Westmalle Tripel

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Photo of travolta
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Awesome off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. A strawberry/golden/apricot color. beautiful to look at.

Nose: Fruits and yeast. Some dark fruits. A tiny bit of strawberry and tropical fruit at the end.

Taste: Crisp and carbonated at first, which melds into malty/yeasty smoothness. There is a tart aftertaste. A thin finish.

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