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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 ryrust5301
3.04/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a St. Bernardus Trappist glass.

Appearance - looks to be a dark orangeish yellow. Has a foamy 1/2 inch head. Leaves a nice white layer on top throughout as well as a healthy amount of lacing on the sides.

Smell - Very fruity with some orange and lemon. Kinda has a smell of a dry harsh grain.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Deep stinging carbonation at first, but this quickly subsides into a smooth swallow. A bite of crispness comes up and bites me at the very end at the back of the throat. Apples and oranges combine for some of the fruitiness. Alcohol is spicy and present in the backbone. After a little while the aftertaste turns sour and kinda ruins it. Makes me want to cob.

Drinkability - Meeehhh, not the best tripel on the market. I'd drink if offered, but wouldn't see a reason to find this in my fridge again.

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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 TurdFurgison
3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: Drank from a 330ml bottle (fat squat bottle Duvel Moortgat uses) poured into hotel room glass. Glass wasn't appropriate size, so I had to fill it twice.

Appearance: Cloudy yellow orange, with immense pillowy head.

Smell: Classic tripel aroma, but not strongly pungent.

Taste: Slight alcohol bite in after-taste. A bit too bitter in my opinion.

Notes: A little too harsh and biting for me. Maybe the flavors didn't match each other or something. Anyway, I probably won't try it again.

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Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear amber with a nice frothy white head.

Smell: Grains, a bit of fruit (lemon, banana) and spice, lots of alcohol.

Taste & mouthfeel: Sweet and sugary with harsh, astringent alcohol. Fruity flavors try to break through the booze but aren't entirely successful. Medium-bodied, syrupy on the tongue. No balancing bitterness.

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Photo of Brent
3.06/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Simply too heavy-handed. A blunt wave of alcohol washes out whatever flavors might be there at first. Eventually I was able to pick out some other notes - a bit of tart white wine, a little yeasty mustyness, but, overall, this was pretty undistinguished.

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Photo of DoSerMaN
3.06/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a Belgian tulip glass.

A: A dark copper honey color, pours with a nice 2 finger head, and leaves copious amounts of lacing.

S: Honey and vanilla jumps to the nose, with a slightly sour grainy undertone.

T: Sweet and spicy at the same time, it's not what I'd expect from a Triple. Can certainly feel the alcohol warmth, that is accompanied by a Listerine type of astringency.

M: Good carbonation with nice palate clearing abilities.

D: I am very disappointed with this beer and will not buy it again. It is not my type of triple. If it didn't have the astringent taste and mouthfeel it might be decent.

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Photo of n2185
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear coppery orange with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin cap with little lacing.

S: Lots of bubblegum, bananas, and candy sugar on the nose. There are some spicy notes up front as well and a yeast and bread aroma underneath it all.

T: Belgian candy sugar and bubblegum flavors at first followed by some spice and clove notes. There's also an odd, somewhat tart apple flavor in there. Yeasty flavors bring up the finish along with a light alcohol burn.

M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is fairly well attenuated but the alcohol burn and relatively heavy body keep it from being as light and crisp as I prefer.

O: Not a bad beer, but not particularly good, either. The alcohol presence is a bit much for the style and the flavors and aromas just lack the harmony of fruit, spices, and yeast that I love in the best tripels.

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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 RootedFool
3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle purchased at the North Coast Co-op in Eureka, California. The body is dense gold-edged copper set beneath an inch and a half of chalk white roaring-rapid-in-a-photograph foam that falls leaving a streaking ring of lace around the glass. Soon as the brew evacuated the scent smacked me: briny, sweet like fried bananas toward the back and finishes on a cooked brussel sprout earthiness. Taste opens with a heavy flicker of sour bitterness on the back of palate, followed by the tip of my tongue massaged by a quick tingle of candy sugar sweetness, and the finish rolls back a sea-salty bitterness. Too salty for my liking, and it crusts over my palate unpleasantly. Alcohol also plays a part in the awkward flavor. Mouthfeel is whipped -- full yet airy -- as seems usual for the style, and plenty carbonated.

Just can't get around the strong salty bitterness -- not my bag.

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours an opaque brown/orange color with a 2.5 finger fluffy cream colored head. Some of the head remains on top until the end and moderate to thick lacing remains on the glass until the end.

The smell is yeasty and fruity, maybe some apples and pears. There is also a very sweet, bubble gum like smell.

The taste is kind of earthy but bland. There is some tartness on the front end and some type of metallic taste, though not very strong, on the back end. There is also a sugary sweetness throughout. There is some bitterness and dryness left in the mouth after swallowing. The alcohol is well masked. At 10% ABV I can't say that I detect any alcohol taste.

The feel is smooth but chewy. Dry on the back end.

This is an interesting Triple. It is less clean and crisp than other triples and more funky and yeasty. I don't love it but I don't hate it; I will probably try it again.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The cork flies! wonderful, pours out amber honey with an almost white head of three fingers, champagne bubbling from the bottom of my tulip...

Smells of wet strawberry, and sour candy, belgian abbey smells and big sugar

Hmmm, again the strawberry, good, a thick brown molasses and malts, some mild hops and alcohol. A good warming flavor that opens towards room temp, delicious...
Ok I had to come back and edit this. It was delicious but now after half the bomber all I get is booze and an intense mix of sweet/sour

A medium bodied high carbonated drink, I really enjoy the suds approach this brings me. Started off fantastic but really became too much after half the bomber

I would agree that this should be shared with all

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Photo of Trapiste389
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A hazy, pale beer with very effervescent and active carbonation. The head is quite lovely, whipped cream with plenty of belgian lace that sticks quite nicely to the glass.

Smell: Very grainy with a sweet malty note that gives very little sign of aroma hops. The aroma is a little to malty for my taste but that is just me.

Taste: The first taste sensation is a very sweet malty flavor that fades quickly into a bitterness that is first hoppy and then dominated by alchohol. The finish is long and dry with very little of the herbal complexity that you get from other tripels.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very satisfying but a little too heavy for a tripel.

Drinkability/Notes: this is a tasty albeit not perfect tripel. It is definitely not my favorite, bt it is a drinkable, and pleasant beer. It would be a good introduction to tripels, but I definitely suggest moving on to Orval for a more complex, and idiosyncratic example of the style.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip. 01-2013 best before date.

(A)- Pours a clear amber color. Produced a solid fluffy-off white colored head. Good retention and left over lace.

(S)- A nicely dry yeasty clay and banana. Very dry and earthy.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Very dry with mountains of yeast, clay, and banana.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level and a good balance. Very dry and earthy. Minimal bitterness.

(D)- A straightforward and basic tripel. Good, but nothing extraordinary. A decent bang for your buck for the style as well.

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Photo of Viggo
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle from Maredsous gift pack.

Pours a clear dark coppery orange, massive and fluffy white forms, take forever to drop, leaves a ton of lacing, great retention, really brilliant colour. Smell is nice, very sweet, lots of candi sugar, bubblegum, caramel, alcohol, sherry almost, some pineapple and tropical fruit, light spice, pretty neat. Taste is sweet as well, but watery, sugary and caramelized, bread, alcohol, light bubblegum, citrusy kick, some orange peel, spice, bready, very light flavour, not too great. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, some heat going down. Not too good, overly alcohol and light in the flavour department.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance is a Clear, dark golden colour with a huge, billowy off-white head on top, strong retention.

Smell is of black pepper, bread loaf with a sweet malt.

Taste is of baked bread, some citrus, hops and spice (cloves, black pepper

Mouthfeel is heavy carbonation, the pepper kick is very strong though, this lingers at the back of the throat, the booziness of this beer is not masked well at all.

Drinkability - one twelve ounce serving from the 750ML was enough as the peppery profile and the booziness of the beer was almost overpowering. Not a bad beverage, but I've had what I thought were better representations of this style.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in to a Duvel tulip

A - Light amber colour with a lot of visible carbonation and half a finger of bubbly head that disappeared right away.

S - Sweet caramel malts, fruit and grain.

T - Slightly bitter. The alcohol hits you up front but is a little more subdued as I take a few sips. Grainy malt taste is predominant in the palate with some fruit and caramel.

M - Light to medium body; slightly overcarbonated.

D - Although the alcohol taste becames more subdued as I continued to drink this, it is still present throughout. A decent beer, but not one I would buy again.

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Photo of Stunner97
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- an off color orange to brownish in color with an absolute explosion of carbonation up to moderate tan head, appearance appeace almost over carbonated,

Smell- yeast, malts, slight hop, usual belgian tripel aromas, not overwhelming nose, citrus, orange,

Taste- slight citrus and definite alcohol and malt, good amount of spice really keeps the malt sweetness in check, very balanced in terms of sweetness and and spice, i would say that slightly noticeable is still is the alcohol being bit powerful, good though i do feel lacks bit wow factor in flavor though not bad,

Mouthfeel- medium bodied with a strong amount of carbonation, smooth yet can feel bit of alcohol heat,

Drinkability- this beer seem to be an okay belgian triple but certainly far from the best I have had too, a bit high on alcohol and spice would liked little slight more sweetness balance, also appeared just be overcarbonated, ehh okay but nothing id seek again

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Photo of LvilleIPA
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - A hazy orange color that was topped with a huge white puffy head. The lacing seems to be glued to the duvel tulip I poured it into.

Smell - Very malty with some sweetness and a bit of citrus. Also maybe a hint of sharp alcohol can be detected.

Taste - Medium bodied and very carbonated. I seem to taste a pretty good amount of alcohol too. Maybe a little too hot (or obviously high in alcohol) for my taste.

Mouthfeel - Leaves the tongue dry and arid. I've definitely had triples that weren't nearly as bold or "obnoxious".

Drinkability - wow. Had one, can't have any more. You definitely don't want to tango with alot of this stuff, especially if you drink it in the 750mL format.

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Photo of The_Stav
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Caution, this is my first Tripel. (Thanks Dean.) It was wonderful to try, and the complexity was fun to taste. Break this out for your beer snob friends to impress them.

Appearance - a nice orange shade brew

Smell - Fruity, citrus

Taste & Mouthfeel - very complex fruity ale flavor up front. Enough carbonation. Oddly, the citrus and high ABV reminded me of cough syrup for just an instant, but that quickly passed. There was quite a warmth at the end and a clean finish.

It reminded me of a complex wine with new flavors every second.

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Photo of brystmar
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: 330mL bottle --> Maredsous chalice. Pours a beautiful dark shade of orange with lots of carbonation. Yields one finger of frothy head with good retention and lots of lacy spiderwebs left behind.

S: malt, dried fruit, citrus; each is relatively faint.

T: very dry throughout; bitterness right up front and lasts throughout the drink. Fruity notes early, more hoppy bitterness from there. Boozy warmth hits in the middle but fades before the aftertaste, which is super bitter and borderline unpleasant.

M: medium-bodied with lots of tongue bite from the high carbonation.

D: about average for a 10%; not particularly sessionable, but not bad either.

A solid offering, but there are better triples out there. And better offerings from Maredsous as well.

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Photo of gnoff
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33 cl bottle at The Bishops Arms in Linköping, Sweden. Tried it in November, 2005.

Appearance is pretty much a dark color.
It has a pretty low scent and taste, much less than expected. I'm used to big Belgian smells and flavours fromt eh strong Belgian beers.
No hint of the high alcohol, which should mean they have balanced it out well.
All in all I have to say the beer is pretty boring actually.

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Photo of goochpunch
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the stubby bottle into my New Belgium globe a brassy peach with a 3/4" head. Head subsides to a fraction of that and leaves a tiny bit of lacing. Booze leaps out at my nose first off, followed by pale malts, grain, and a spicy yeast character. I pick up some apples and cheese as well. Alcohol is too prominent. Too much grain. Taste is malty with notes of honey, apples, and the spicy yeast. Finishes somewhat tart and there's a boozy bitterness to this. Alcohol just makes this feel too heavy. Moderate carbonation. Not a very interesting drinker nor does its body sit well with me.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 330ml bottle in trappist glass. Deep amber color and gives a nice lasting foaming head. Aroma is malty, fruity with caramel, nuts and light spicy notes. Flavor is malty too, fruity with apricots tones, ending in a dry and slightly wooden alcoholic finish. Medium to full bodied. This beer did not meet my expectations, I look forward to trying out the Maredsous 8 in the near future.

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Photo of filabrazilia
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a semi-clear copper with a thick billowy white head that leaves behind generous clouds of lace.

There is a slightly spciy element that mixes with the yeast and alcohol.

A little one-dimensional on the flavor. There is a hint of spice and alot of alcohol in the mouth. This, IMO, is not as balanced or as flaovrful as the 8. I have to say I was disappointed with the taste of this beer.

This is pretty thin for such a big beer. There is a sting of carbonation and alcohol in the finish that seems amatuerish for a Trippel.

I am not thrilled with this beer and would have liked for a more subdued alcohol quality and better balance. This would not be my first choice for a Trippel.

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Photo of 100floods
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours an apple juice carmel amber with a white head. noticeable carbonation. Smells of winter spices, a little like cider, but with a belgian yeast flare.

It tastes a lot like it smells. Phenol and spiced flavors. Not as a little more bite on the pallet than say a St. Bernardus tripel, but not as crazy as an american tripel can be. I taste orange peels and something else, but not a citrus flavor. definitely good for a cold winter night.

Yeah this one is good, probably not entirely what I was in the mood for, but I cannot complain. Good, but not one of the best.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,550 ratings.
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