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 mjurney
3.93/5  rDev +1%
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 -19.8%
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 +2.8%
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 -8.5%
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 -2.3%
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 +2.1%
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 -3.3%
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 -21.6%
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 -32.6%
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 -6.2%
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 -3.9%
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 +0.8%
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 -26%
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%
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%
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 -7.5%
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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Photo of delta490
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep cloudy gold with a foamier white head. The head is sticky and leaves small lacing once it settles down. The aroma is primarily fruity and yeasty, with hints of spices. The taste amps this profile up with the addition of a strong malty backbone reminiscent of English bitter. The body isn't too heavy but has a nice fullness to it with just a little carbonation on the finish.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big rich toasted biscuit flavors. A whole lot raising wheat bread on the tongue and the nose. Tangy sharp graphite bitterness finishes solidly but a honey sweetness lingers long after the short lived bittering. The flavors aren't terribly complex, but I do rather enjoy it.

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Photo of MisterGone
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So, I know it's a Tripel and therefore has a higher ABV. Still, this is a sneaky bastard. Pours a rich, dark orange with a fine-bubbled white head. Aroma starts with the yeasty, bready and moves into spice and some caramel sweetness. Flavor is a more intense version therein, but with a slight reversal. The spice notes start, followed by the fruity esters. To me, a brighter dried fruit, more like golden raisins and cranberries or currants. The yeasty flavors are of a fresher hay, and it finishes with a tart (not sour) dryness not unlike a champagne. The problem here is that this lighter-medium bodied Tripel washes across the tongue pretty easily. And the 10 ABV, which is fairly well hidden, can sneak up on you.

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Photo of babaracas
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium orange with thick sudsy white head, thick lace strewn about the place. Smell: pear, pepper, mild spiciness, bready with a note of milk caramel. Taste: bready, pear, apricot jam note, peppery, grapeskin and mildly herbal. Seems to be pretty archetypal, well done.

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Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

APPEARANCE - Clear orange with a 2-finger, uneven, malty head, that dissipates slowly. Lacing is foamy

AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, mild, slightly herbaceous.

TASTE - Well balanced between a sweet Belgian and a bitter Pale Ale. Not cloying liks some sweeter Belgians. ABV well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Soft, not gooey. Surprisingly decent carbonation.

VALUE - $12 for a bottle -- on the high end.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Very smooth drink. Chuggable.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coming out of the bottle, it pours a light brown and translucent color. However, once inside the glass it becomes more of a mixture of a brown and golden color. Aroma is malty sweet. It reminds me of a combination of brown sugar and a hint of caramel as well as fruity banana like aromas. Taste is spicy and somewhat fruity. Elements of dark bread. Finish is quite dry and bitter. A full bodied beer. Active carbonation that tickles the tongue. Overall a very complex beer, perhaps somewhat overwhelming. The overall dryness and bitterness is somewhat over the top. Drinking this beer alone, you will definitely get quite a buzz. However, as the brothers mentioned, it might be better with a hearty meal. I had this beer with some cheese and salami. Next time, I would like to try it with a full meal.

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Photo of eskilgh
4/5  rDev +2.8%

A - Pale copper color. Clear, with a slight haziness probably due to some yeast still in suspension. Frothy and clumpy head that resides within a couple of minutes after being poured into a wine glass.

S - Bread and yeast flavors are the first to hit my nose. Then fruits: Primarily apricot and banana. Spicyness, mainly in form of clove. The aroma is fairly sweet. I also get a kind of tartness, but that might just be because of the gueuze I just drank before this beer.

T & M - First thing I notice is some hefty prickling on my tongue, definitely a lot of carbonation here! The same flavor profile as the aroma, but when drinking the beer there are some differences: You definitely notice and taste the alcohol, however it is very mild. The beer is also very dry all the way through tasting it, with the sweetness of the alcohol and fruity esters balancing this. Tasting it I also get a flavor of light syrup. Medium-high body (fairly thin body considering the ABV).

O - This is definately a good tripel. Personally I favor beers with even less body and more drinkability (not that this isn't drinkable for a tripel). I can imagine this beer working nice with cheeses, and also for a dessert pairing.

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Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4072 2357. AROMA: strong alcohol presence with a soft and spicy aroma. vinous like aroma. no hop notes. very faint citric esters. APPEARANCE: dark gold color, almost orange. a bit hazy. average ivory head with medium-low retention. some lacing. TASTE: some spicy and sweet background profile. full alcohol presence with a vinous aspect. medium-low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. no hop flavours. faint esters reminiscent of oranges. PALATE: medium-light body. medium carbonation. no solventy character. OVERALL: a tripel that lacks a bit of aroma and flavour complexity. a bit strong on the alcohol aromas.

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Photo of ronniebruner
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Excellent Trippel hat pours a golden caramel color with a slight orange hue. Very high alcohol content that leaves a bit of burn on the tongue. Smooth when going down, smells of high end and quality brewed malts. A very good beer that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys trippels or high alcohol content beers.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,564 ratings.
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