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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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of plfahey
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Mellow orange hue and clear-a bit dark for a tripel. Tall cream colored head has solid retention and shows gorgeous belgian lace.

Aroma-Sweet pils malt and belgian candi sugar, with perfumy, pear and dried pineapple esters. Touch of spicy/herbal hops and a ton of exuberantly floral, rose-like alcohols. Light clove/spice phenolics. Smells elegant.

Flavor-Smooth, white bread malt opens, with less sweetness than before-just a dab of sugary syrup. There's a hint of poached pear and clove phenolics in the mid-palate before perfumy, rosey alcohol sweeps in to dry the finish. Some green herbal hop flavor is present in the finish along with moderate hop bitterness, but the aftertaste is dominated by the alcohol.

Mouthfeel-Medium body and almost a bit creamy, though carbonation is high, effervescent, and quite brisk on the palate. Finishes with substantial alcohol warmth.

A bit dark in terms of color, a bit heavy in terms of esters, and a bit high in terms of alcohol-this is not necessarily a classic example of a belgian tripel. However, who cares? It's quite tasty, smells fantastic, and is brisk and refreshing, especially given it's 10% ABV. Highly recommended.

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Photo of BeerArchivist
5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of J4de
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

33cL served in a Delirium Snifter, ~8°C, 3 years to go till Best Before

Appearance - pours a very uniform small bubbled two finger head that just refuses to settle. 5 minutes in the glass, still standing boldly. Deep amber maple/caramel color that lets light through but the elephants on the other side are nowhere to be seen. Very turbulent yet light carbonation. Head collapses into lumps after a long while and traces nice patches of lacing

Smell - Powerful aromas, scattered all over: mostly fruit with bananas and slight citrus but also slighter fresh vegetal and piney perfumes.

Taste - Strong pepper which is surprising. A bit less wood. Roasted barley, a bit bready. Very warming and alcoholic but in no way unpleasant.

Mouthfeel - Not amazing: abit runny, fizzy and ticklish at tip of tongue. Leaves a green apple skin finish.

Overall - Great beer, I highly recommend it. Very interesting aromas and tastes, looks amazing in a snifter.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of sponch51
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured in a Leffe chalice.

A: Pours a dark orange almost Amber colour with a big white and foamy head. Good retention and many lacings left

S: Sweet, fruity and spice. Honey, caramel malts and belgian yeasts. Quite strong on alcohol in the end

T: Caramel malts and Belgian yeasts are a must. Quite fruity too. Some honey. Balanced sweet-bitterness. Remarkable on personality. Once again, quite liquorous end

M: Heavy, creamy and a bit molasses body. Medium to low carbonation

O: Very decent Triple from a respectable brewery

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle 10% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Best Before: 11/2015

Appearance: Maredsous Triple pours a beautiful (almost clear) amber-orange, with a gentle pour yielding a massive off white head. The head lasts ridiculously well for the Abv. and leaves large patches of lacing clinging to the glass once it finally starts recede. A light swirl regenerates some foam and results in light alcohol legs.

Smell: Wow, the nose here is quite a lot sweeter and less boozy than I remember. Big fruity characters leap out of the glass, with notes of ripe stone fruits (peach and nectarine), apple, lightly tart white grapes and oddly some overripe pineapple. A little caramel malt and some spices (clove and pepper) are also noted. As the beer begins to warm, some alcohol becomes apparent as well as a little more tart fruit character.

Taste: Unfortunately the flavor isn’t quite as good as the nose promised - the initial flavor is pretty good, however the finish is fairly boozy and displays a distinct bitterness that seems to be a little out of place. At the front of the mouth there is quite a bit of sweetness with notes of caramel malt and honey, this evolves into strong fruity esters (peach, white grape, pear and a little banana) alongside some clove and a little pepper. As the beer warms, a light tartness becomes apparent alongside the booze in the finish.

Mouthfeel: As with most Belgian ales this is initially a little over carbonated for my tastes, thankfully though it settles down quite quickly and is sufficiently smooth that it does not detract from the beer too much
The body is medium or just over and displays a hint of stickiness.

Overall: Maredsous 10 is a solid beer, but falls a little short of the best examples of the style. I wonder if a little more time in the bottle would help to smooth over some of the rough edges – I guess I’ll have to get another bottle to test this theory.

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Photo of Rutager
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours an clear, fairly deep amber with two fingers of foamy off white head that leaves some nice lacing.

Smell. Sweet pears and apples with a decent amount of alcohol.

Taste: Sweet light grainy malts with crisp pears and apples with a hint of spice. A little bit of booze, but nothing too offensive. Slightly tart. Pretty nice stuff.

Mouthfeel. Above medium in body with above medium, fairly smooth carbonation. Just a little warm.

Overall. I see why this one is so popular. One of the nicer tripels that I've tried to date.

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Photo of DaveC93036
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Maredsous 10 tripel 11.2 oz into snifter.

L- Deep dark brown with good head and very inviting.

S- A faint hint of sour grapes similar to white wine.

T- Tastes of ripe grapes with no hint of the alcohol. Good for 10 percent ABV.

F- Feels great in the mouth and over the palate. Very smooth finishes clean.

O- Glad I picked this one. Was a good drink very enjoyable.

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Photo of Brabander
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this tripel yesterday during agame of The Colonists of Catan. We always play that game and drinks some beers.

Maredsous is a good beer, not the best tripel i ever had but just a good beer.

Poured in a chalice the beer looks good, nice white big head with a somewhat darkeryellow fluid.

Smell is with some yeastnotes. Taste is soft and with a bit of sweetness.

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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 Mar02x
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I got this beer from beer buddy Ed. Thanks man for sharing.

A - A bright copper-colored liquid with a beautiful cream-colored foam. The collar is beautiful shade structure and slowly pulls back to a layer. There is also some foam to the glass paste that yields a pretty picture. There are some carbon dioxide bubbles that struggles up fairly slowly.

S - A warm scent of almond and wood. You would think that honey is also fragrant.

T - A mild nutty flavor with some sweetness, whose source is difficult to trace. It can be honey or candy sugar as well. There is, at last, a slightly metallic taste to the beer immediately after swallowing. The alcohol warmth and bitterness are both on the strong side.

M - A moderate to high carbon dioxide content in the beginning, then the beer is creamy and sticky. If you swallow the bitterness comes and then you notice the alcohol warmth.

O - Generally speaking it is not a bad Triple. The taste is not of the same quality of top triples. The suspected presence of the metallic and the honey taste make it the triple less good. If you keep on drinking it even gets a bit nasty.

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Photo of DavidST
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a tulip, best before date of 6/13.

This pours a nice bronze color with a creamy large long lasting head. The smell is raisins, booziness, spices and malts. The feel is great medium to thick and creamy which good carbonation. The taste is a little sweet plenty of malts, low hoppiness although there is a nice semi spicy finish. Overall a pretty tasty beer and the alcohol is well hidden, I didn't realize how potent it was until I started to feel it.

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Photo of 2xHops
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is good. It packs a punch. I didn't realize prior to pouring this beer that it had 10% ABV.

I have had this bottle for a long while, so I'm not so sure if the color is accurate. it looks fairly dark golden with a hint of amber. It's hazy, cloudy, and there was a healthy amount of head forming in the snifter glass I had it in.

It tasted very malty, which is expected, and it's pretty sweet. Again, that's expected as well, and I could taste the typical flavor profiles coming alive. The alcohol was not too obvious during tasting, but you definitely can smell it.

The mouthfeel's good. It is lively. Overall, it's a great beer to have because it's very accessible to a lot of people. You probably can find this across the country with relative ease. I suppose it could be a good "gateway" to other Belgian beers.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Courtesy of BBF 2011. 12oz. stubby bottle poured into a Darkness snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger creamy white head with very good retention. Beer is a clear, attractive bronze. Lacing is thick and frothy with excellent stick. Par the style, a very nice looking beer.

Nose is cane sugar, booze, golden raisins, sweet apple, citrus, and other tropical fruit. Exceedingly aromatic too. Solid.

Opens pineapple, citrus, cane sugar, and sweet booziness. Rice wine in the middle with coriander, clove, and Belgian yeast. A slightly odd, lingering fruit sweet-sourness in the background. End is more cane sugar and booze. Finish is sweet with little aftertaste. Decent but a bit of a letdown given the other aspects.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Oily and smooth in the mouth and goes down silky and warm. Finish is mellow with near no aftertaste. Average and a touch watered down.

A decent standard to measure other tripels against as there are a number of beers that I consider both better and worse than this offering. Worth a try if you're into tripels that are a bit on the fruitier and sweeter side.

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Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy (or clear, as it was in a 12. 2012 tasting of a bottle dated best by 11, 2013) golden-amber with a large, dense and durable off-white head.

Aroma: Malty with spicy yeast, alcohol and alcohol esters

T: Some hops over medium malt. Nicely fruity with a bit of spiciness. Good aftertaste suggestive of a spicy/yeasty lambic.

O: I more often than not prefer dubbels over tripels -- including Rochefort & Westmalle. Such is the case with the Maredsous line. Still, unquestionably excellent. [4.25]

{Slightly revised upon tasting in Dec. 2012}.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,580 ratings.
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