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 womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours a golden amber color with a big khaki head on top.

S: Starts off with a lot of yeastiness. Plenty of bread and fruitiness, definitely some banana and perhaps pears. A mild hop aroma, which was a bit surprising, and a moderate spiciness to the beer.

T: Bread and various sugar flavors give an dominant sweetness from the very start. A hint of floral hops as well plenty of light colored fruits such as pears and apples, perhaps some banana, too. Yeast, spice, and alcohol notes round out the flavor.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: A little too sweet for me, but good overall. It didn't really leave a lasting impression, however.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle c/o Jeff. Thanks man!

A: Autumn orange hues with steady effervescence emanating from the bottom of the chalice. Atop the beer rests a thin layer of white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Subtle aromas of citrus, spices, alcohol.

T: Spicy flavor with notes of bitter citrus. Tropical fruits with an alcohol finish.

M: Good feel. Slightly sweet with a warming finish.

D: A very good tripel. Not among the elite, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a deep honey glazed golden amber hue with a light beige off white hue, fine speckled lacing scattered around the sides of my glass.

Aroma has hints of tropical fruit esters, big tart pineapple and hints of mango notes. Very nice candy smell to it, low herbal highlights going on the background as well.

Flavor sharp sweetness built upon citrus/pineapple/and juicy mango/pear fruit notes. A nice balanced dryness going on. Really nice Belgian candi sweetness this one keeps it pretty dry and bready amongst the fruit sweetness going with most sips. Hides alcohol fairly well definitely doesn't taste like it's ten percent alcohol by volume.

Mouthfeel has fine carbonation smooth overall crisp experience, medium to full bodied. Definitely a special triple, I've never had this before. Goes down with ease, a dangerous complex strong blonde Belgian ale.

Drinkability overall is standout solid the type of triple I've come to love, not overly sweet a nice tropical fruit base with hints of hops and alcohol with bready spicy dry yeast base. Dangerously drinkable disappears way too quickly even in the 750 ml portion.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy golden brew with a silky white lacing.

S - Sweet, sugary nose with scents ofspiced alcohol and sweet syrup. A medicinal dryness to it, with some hints of honey and rubbing alcohol.

T - A bitter bodied ale, with alot of yeasty twang on the corners of the tongue. Dry grains and harsh alcohol. Almost numbing clove-like effect with a barely sweet essence of malt. Some sort of bitter vegetable skin or floral flavors in the aftertaste.

M - The mouthfeel is fairly dry and semi warming with a strong presence of clear alcohol.

O - A good way off with the spice profile and alcohol feel youd look for in a tripel.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours close to clear with a gold color that has an amber touch. Nose is like apple with alcohol. Flavor is not very pronounced I think. Slight malty presence with a minor bitter edge. I feel it lacks anything interesting or unique that makes it shine. Feel is standard for the course, though it is good....not knocking it there. But why would I want to drink a lot of these when there are other brews out there which are much more interesting for my tongue?

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Photo of smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Why have I not reviewed this before? Guess it has slipped my mind! Time to throw this in a tulip and be on with it! Best before March 2014.

An off white foamy head, not so much uniform but has a little bit of creamy top to it. Body color is a little opaque, but it had a nice light red/orange glow to it, with real nice hinting hues around the edges. Not much visible carbonation, but lots of clumpy hanging lacing. Real nice.

Nose is mild very mild vinegar. But more so a big perfume like floral sense. Hints of spice, but also gives of a bit of a soapy smelling quality. I find this neat, but it could be off putting to others. Some grape quality sweetness just hiding also.

Taste is a nice malty action, with a good thick body. Not much sense of carbonation on this. Palate brings a rounded sugar sweetness complimenting the floral angle nicely. Rich, somewhat bold. One to grasp your head around easily.

Overall it's a great beer, maybe not my favorite in the style, but delicious in its own right. Lovely and I now remember why I enjoy it on occasion.

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Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stubby Belgian style bottle, best before dating provided, pours typical light orangey amber, slight cloudyness. White head, reataining thickness nicely. Gobs of lacing, and emitting a pungent lime, alcohol and spice nose. This is a tasty and bold triple. More citrus notes. Alcohol quite present, and fairly biting. Soft tropical fruit notes and vanilla in the finish, nice. This is the type of beer my wife will try, cringe and say "ugghh, rocket fuel, how can you drink that ?!?" I can , and do and I enjoy it. Not for everybody though. Quality, sturdy and Belgian all the way

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Photo of jwc215
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml cage-corked bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip. Best before 10 2009.

Pours amber with a very thick off-white head that slowly descends to a frothy/creamy cover, leaving uneven rings of lacing on the glass.

The smell is of grain alcohol and yeasty. Some medicinal (almost Band-aid-ish) notes.

The taste is of sharp sweetness and somewhat biting alcohol at first. After the initial few sips, it comes to life more. Grainy, herbal, a bit grassy with hints of orange liqueur. A bit of lime comes through as it progresses. Astringent.

Creamy body despite the sharpness.

Overall, it just never came together enough to be anything more than just "good, but nothing great" with alcohol and astringency knocking it down a bit.

Try pairing the second half of the bottle with some hearty beef stew, or something like that.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a second try, and Maredsous 10 is redeemed, to me...

Hazed, golden/amber hued, huge head, puffy and white and slowly drifting down.

Ah, gorgeous aroma! Everything a tripel should be, light, airy, plump with yeast, citrus zest, and mysterious spices. Ahhh! Every sniff is a joy! Lively, lovely, and invigorating.

Further delights occur once inside the mouth...big time carbonation, big burst of effervescence on the tongue and all over the palate. Peach, apricot, little licks of lime, and lemon, always kept tingling with delicate spiciness.

Yum, ...and then heat, as the alcohol kicks in for a bit...mmm, zesty....hmmm, glad this is better than the last time I tried it!

A delicious tripel! Damn! One to bet on, man!

I'll be going back for more.

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Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, orange/gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of great yeast, strong sweet malt, slight citrus (lemon), a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Tripel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, slight dry hop, sweet malt, and slight citrus (lemon). Overall, good body, aroma, and blend.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in September 2004 from the tap at the Toronado in SF. Was expecting to drink a clone of the Maredsous 8, but with a bit more kick to it. Well, what I got was a total different beer. It poured a total different color. More of a clear amber color rather than the dark color that the 8 pours. A nice head, about the same as the 8 and even better beautiful lacing. Smells much sweeter than the 8. Taste almost like we are getting into a sour flemish beer territory. Kind of a tart fruity taste. Don't sense any of the nutty or coffee tastes like I did with the 8. The alcohol hides very nicely, but you can tell it's there as you keep drinking. IMO opinion, this is definitely better than the 8. But then again, they are total different beers as I found out. So, maybe to each his own taste buds. They are both great. This one happens to be my fav Maredsous though. YUM!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 11/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark orange amber with a thin head and lots of lacing. Apple, pear and pineapple aroma. Fruit and Belgian spices up front with a bit of alcohol asserting itself. Tart but well balanced. Dry but flavorful finish. A very nice tripel.

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Photo of stevoj
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sourish tasting tripel, darker than most in this style. slight aroma of vinegar, but taste is smooth and acerbic at the same time. Some wood, caramel and grass come through in the flavor. A little different, but excellent.

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Photo of Gavage
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color with a thick 2" thick fluffy and creamy head. Thick gobs of lacing form as the head recedes. The aroma is sweet, grassy, musty, and full of yeast. The flavors follow the aroma as the super sweet malt,alcohol, and yeast combine to make wonderful brew. Barely noticeable bitterness rounded with a fruity quality.

The mouthfeel is lightly crisp and dry during the swallow. The yeast and sweetness lingers on the tongue for quite a while. The alcohol is not very noticeable but is strong enough to give you a bit of warming while drinking it. Great brew.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice a nice cloudy golden dark yellow/orange color, nice carbonation, nice little one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, some citrus. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, yeasty, with some nice citrus/spice note. Medium body. Drinkable, a very nice Tripel.

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Photo of tempest
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been really diving into the Belgians lately and this one has really been a favorite. Beyond all else, this beer has incredible balance. American belgians often have too much sweetness or fruit. This beer is right on in still tasting like beer. It's citrus flavors with glassy hops and a touch or corriander. Clean balanced flavor with no hint of 10% abv. There are a lot of beers where I say I could drink it all night long, this is a beer I would DEMAND all night long if available. Go buy this beer now.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have a feeling that if the abv were lowered this one would be more enjoying. As it is, the alcohol really kills the spice and flavors towards the end.

A decent looking beer. Light golden and bright, big head, fluffy and white. Lacing is streaking a bit. The aroma is banana, clove, some leafy spice--like basil or something. Persimmon and mango come through a bit within the taste, yet the alcohol comes in and stops them pretty quick. It has a zip to it and small biscuity malt.

Refreshing, but not a summer beer unless you wanna pass out and get sun burned

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.2/5  rDev -17.7%
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 WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome. It has a refreshingly light, yet malty scent that boasts primarily of pale malts and Belgian ale yeast. It seems a bit dry and warm, although it hides the 10% abv. well. The taste is awesome as well. It has a dry, pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes a bit warm and slightly tart. It also has an earthy flavor to it. I really like the grain bill on this one. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very delicious beer. It has good flavor and aroma; a great drinker, despite it's elevated abv. .

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the YardHouse, on to the beer:

Wow, look at that ABV. I had no idea what I was getting into when I peaked at the beer menu. Quite strong, yet quite tasty with phenols and sweetness, ended by a mild peppery spice. A bargain at $3.25 during its happy hour.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy brownish-gold color with a nice-sized white head. The aroma is full of orange and lemon notes with some Belgian candy sugar and Belgian yeast notes. I also get some coriander notes the aroma. The flavor is just as great. I get a lot of toffee and dark fruit notes, as well as some lemon and orange citrus. The pepper and coriander are also present in the flavor, as is a decent amount of alcohol. The beer is very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the world's great tripels. A must try for any beer lover.

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: orange/golden/copper color with a very large head of dense ivory foam. Quite appealing.

Smell: subtle aroma of malt and apples and pears.

Taste: sweet with a big bang of tree fruit and fruity esters and alcohol. Frankly, just what I want out of a tripel; though it seems a little more sour than I normally like.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice carbonation. Not quite as creamy as I like but still quite good.

Drinkability: quite drinkable but yowza, the alcohol on this one warms you in a hurry. Tasty, but one glass is enough, thank you.

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Photo of biegaman
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Before Date 08.05.06, Sampled July 2004
Pours with a fluffy off white head that sits atop a well carbonated hazy orange gold beer. The aroma is yeasty, spicy and sharp with notes of grass, soft vanilla, and herbs. The taste is sweet up front and in the finish as well. The middle though, is sharp with a carbonic bite and a foaming tongue. The flavors I get from this beer run the gamut; from vanilla to hay, cider, yeasty/ bready, herbs, and alcohol. As this beer warms up a bit it begins to develop some funky complexity in the nose; a funky farmhouse cheese seems to have been suddenly dipped in my beer. The alcohol starts to become quite apparent in the nose as well. Visually this beer leaves some nice Belgian lacing as I work my way through the first glass of this 750ml bottle. This is quite an enjoyable Triple, I would highly recommend it to any Triple or Belgian beer lovers. If I would have to find a fault, I would say that it is just not quite complex enough to make it world class, but this is a rather weak complaint.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.93/5  rDev +1%
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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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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