Maredsous 10 - Triple | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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87
very good
1,585 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,585
Reviews:
699
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
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63
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295
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Light coloured orange peel with fiery coals in the center. Up to the light the beer becomes inflamed and emanates lucent, blazing tones like a freshly stoked fire. I'm glad I stopped the pour before introducing any sediment so I can appreciate the clarity and composition of colours! The head is an ultra creamy mousse of eggshell white that spreads over the entire surface but is most concentrated in the middle. This looks tripel delicious!

If the appearance hadn't sold me the aroma sure would have. It is textbook style Belgian tripel: spicy, malty, fruity and floral. This yeast is what I like to call "well cultured" and showcases all the wonderfully complex characteristics of the style. It is quite bountiful in the clove-like phenols and a little more moderate (but still plenteous) with the fruit esters, including hints of banana alongside the expected orchard fruits.

Too bad the flavours aren't quite as lavish with the nuances as the aroma. The beer definitely tastes good but its flavour fails to keep speed with the record tying pace for best tripel it was running at earlier. Until tasting it, I was almost at a disbelief for how unexpectedly great (I expected good, but not great) the beer was turning out to be, now things seem to have come down to a much more reasonable level.

To reiterate: very good but not quite great. Not all this has to do with flavour mind you; a light bready, malty sweetness accompanied by hints of pear, peach, apple and spicy clove like notes is plenty to entertain the palate. The real problem is the alcohol that comes with them is enough to anesthetize it. This harsh, nerve pinching hit of solventy ethanol can't be avoided. Could it, this would definitely be a beer I'd consider great.

I may have one strong complaint with the Maredsous 10 but I have far more commendations that outweigh it. It may be a beer with one minor shortcoming but it has a whole bunch of strong points; this is almost up there with the best tripels. It should be noted too, that for a beer which I've complained is too open with its alcohol strength, I've finished the bottle alarmingly fast and I wish I had another. So what does that tell you?

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,585 ratings.
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