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 Squelch
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slight haze. Straw colored. Effervescent. Medium billowy head that dissipates slowly.

Smell: Fruity, estery. No hop aroma. Very nice

Taste: Alcohol dominates what otherwise would be a nice beer. Too much alcohol, not enough fruity cideryness expected. Not complex enough.

Mouthfeel: Feels too light. Needs more depth and richness. Astringent from carbination.

Drinkability: One of the least desireable triples I've tasted.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear and medium gold, with a sparkly white head whose bubbles burst and pop on top of an otherwise creamy surface. Leaves a long trail of Belgian lace along the glass.

Smell: Smells of champagne. Apples, pears, honey, and soft spices. To be honest, if someone had blindfolded me, I may not have known I was smelling a beer! The scent was delectable, but disappointed the beer lover in me (and that's a large part!) by its lack of malt and hop aromas.

Taste: Similar to the bouquet, the taste is reminiscent of champagne. There is a hint of honey-drizzled apricot and clean, pale malt...although altogether, the malt complexity is lacking. A medium-high bitterness can be tasted throughout, and creates a very dry finish that seems to almost swallow up some of the flavor, like the spiciness that was more present on the nose, for instance. Overall, delicious, nonetheless.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation adds to the dryness. The body is medium, and soft alcohol warming is present.

Overall: A very good, yet atypical Triple. It makes up for its lack of malty, hoppy, and spicy flavors with a bright, bold, and fruity character which, when combined with an overt dryness, creates something that walks the line between special and strange. As a fan of many strange things, I'll be having it again.

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Photo of Epicfail97081
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WankelEngine
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a wine glass

A: Pours a golden amber color and slightly hazy. There is a head of about one finger with solid retention and light lacing.

S: Belgian yeast comes through strong in the smell, with a warm fruit smell reminiscent of bananas, pears, and grapes.

T: The taste is similar to the smell, but more potent and complex. Belgian yeast continues to be prominent, but the hops are much more noticeable here. These hops contributing pine and bitter orange peel to the flavor. The fruit flavors are different are much more subdued. The banana from the smell has been relegate to the aftertaste and replaced by a faint bouquet of tropical fruits which contribute very little sweetness. The aftertaste itself is fairly short, though I can taste the alcohol.

M: Fairly well carbonated and full bodied. Even feels a little creamy.

O: A good example of a tripel, but nothing outstanding about it.

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Photo of WetCoaster
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Funny how things slip through the cracks. Drink this one ALL the time; amazed I've never reviewed it.

Appearance: Very, very deep clear gold, Head on this one is one for the ages, really spectacular. Huge, dense, pure white and a bit slick; looks a bit like whipped egg whites.

Smell: Very sweet and bready. Citrusy, but very round and sugary like a candied orange slice.

Taste/Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is thick and slick. The head, out of context, might actually be considered a bit gross -- kind of slimy and chewy. Carbonation come through strongly at the finish. Taste starts off strongly rindy, but the sweet comes through in a hurry. Think pineapple rum cake; fruity and very boozy.

Drinkability: It seems odd, since I drink this so often, but honestly just OK. It's a decent trip, but it becomes too sweet and boozy in a hurry. The thing that galls me is it's needlessly big; it would probably be much better a bit lighter and better balanced. On the plus size, though, tasty, inexpensive, and easy to find. Good, but a runner-up to first-stringers like Westmalle and St. Bernardus.

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Photo of RPH2327
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of creez
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of rph97
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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

Poured into a Tulip Glass

Appearance - Hazy Orange with a 1 finger head that leaves behind some good lacing

Smell - Cloves, Bubblegum, Caramel, Banana Bread, Yeasts, and Malts. There's also a slight boozy scent here

Taste - Bubblegum, Hefe-Cloves, Caramel, Malts, Yeasts, and Cracked Peppers. Definitely a interesting and rich mixture of flavors and it works out very well for the most part, save for a slight boozy flavor

Mouthfeel - This is a very thick bodied beer, and has a stronger-than-normal carbonation kick, which actually helps add a dimension of flavor

Overall - I enjoyed this quite well. It's a little over-priced considering what I paid for it but at least it offers a rich and robust flavor which any Tripel fan can enjoy.

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Photo of hopflyer
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of haz77
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark orangey-amber with a foaming white head that falls leaving some nice lacing. Head retains well and sits about one finger thick. Looks to have very little carbonation.

S - Alcohol dominates and is hard to work past. Some citrus, phenols and yeast in the background.

T - Fruity and bitter at first, with the bitterness then taking the fore. Alcohol warmth, vanilla and caramel come through in the aftertaste and linger.

M - Medium body and little carbonation. Oily and slick.

D - Given the ABV, I suppose it's drinkable, but could do with being more balanced.

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Photo of Kraken
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a 20oz pint glass. Light pour yields a massive 5 finger head with fantastic retention and great lacing. Color is golden amber with exceedingly fine carbonation.

Nose- Alcohol, and light hops in the nose.

Taste- Light caramel malts, fair amount of hops for a Belgian. Long bitter dry finish. Slightly sweet, and bit hot. Slight citrus. Very good.

Mouthfeel- Very Dry with fine carbonation

Drinkability- At 10% this bad larry is a one and done affair.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snpub540
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly hazy golden hue with a tiny creamy white head on top. Very delicate lacing was left on the glass.

Smell was very complex. There was an earthy, yeastiness there as well as a sweet honey aroma and some floral hoppiness.

Taste was equally complex. The earthiness was there along with a spicy hop flavor. Alcohol makes itself present in the finish with a warming sensation.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and crisp. Dinkability is a tad low because the alcohol became a little harsh when it warmed. I found it to be complex and delicious, but I certainly felt this one as I stood up from my bar stool.

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Photo of OlieIPA
2.65/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Deep orange/amber color with light lacing.

Smell: Fruity and yeasty

Taste: Heavy alcohol and bitterness quality...and not in a good way.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body

Drinkability: The best way to describe this beer...not good or easy to drink. Period.

Overall: Average to below average Tripel.

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Photo of JohnfromDublin
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted this bottle on 20th Oct 2005 (purchased in Amsterdam, NL). Best by date was 04 (month) 2008. Note: the label closely resembled the label as shown for Maredsous 8, not the one shown on this page.

Poured a hazy amber coloured body with a good off-white head. This head comfortably lasted drink-long, being replenished with a stream of tiny bubbles.

Smelled kind of spicy with a maltiness. Some yeast possibly noted.

Taste was quite sharp, not that complex. Malts and alcohol, maybe some cinnamon. Taste slightly overwhelmed by the quite fizzy mouthfeel. Mouthfeel also quite smooth.

Considerable yeast sediment when the stubby bottle was drained.

Drinkability: might not be a good idea to have too many of these, even if I wanted to. Possibly better with food.

Best by date suggests this brew might benefit from ageing. I prefer the Maredsous 8.

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Photo of HugoGrim
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Label states best before 03 2007, so it seems I picked this one up just in time.

Golden body with an excellent head. Lots of carbonation visible. The head dissipated to a thin foam with decent lacing.

Aroma right out of the bottle is just excellent. Powerful fruity sweetness with background spices.

Apricot/peach flavor with Belgian spices. Boasts quite a strong bitterness which I enjoy. Alcohol is not detectable at all in the flavor. Finishes with a light breadyness.

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Photo of dbell23
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a stubby 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. Freshness date two years out. Slight white head with decent lacing. Amber color that does not look like a Tripel.

Very subdued aroma. Smells kind of like Duvel which is certainly not a bad thing but not really like a Tripel. No yeasty chalkiness that I look for in a Tripel. Again subdued, not the typical Tripel aroma that I like.

If I didn't know that this was a Tripel I wouldn't know it from the taste. It tastes like a variation of Duvel. Again, not a bad thing. No real fruity yeastiness of a Tripel. Really nice taste but not a Tripel. The alcohol is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel is all Duvel. Crisp, very little aftertaste and very Duvel like. Nice but not the smoothness that you sometimes get from a Tripel.

Overall a really good beer and the 10% abv doesn't hurt. I wouldn't know it was a Tripel in a blind taste test but a really good beer. My high ratings are because it is a really good beer not a good Tripel.

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Photo of hardcor33
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Freshie
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy golden color, with off-white head, that laces in rings.

Smell is grain, with a musty yeast.

The taste is clean and crisp, with bready grain, and warming hop/phenolic burn.

Very confusing characteristics, but still a nice soothing brew. Not bad.

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Photo of ABokononist
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of scottg
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Maredsous glass at the Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT.

Pours a cloudy orange with a thin off white head. Aromas of apple, cherry, carmelized malt, honey. There is some grain flavor with vanilla, cherry, & honey. Medium carbonation and body with a syrupy mouthfeel. There is some alcohol warmth but sneaky for a 10%.

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Photo of nmeiborg
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Kahlstrom
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of reaganrvltn
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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