Maredsous 10 - Triple | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Maredsous 10 - TripleMaredsous 10 - Triple

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002

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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.76/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured chilled in ale glass from bomber split with friends

A: cloudy, dark orange; buoyant head (2 fingers); great lacing; great carb streams
S: orange, sweet, malty, very inviting
T: Wow, wow, wow; this is what I expect in a tripel and more; pear, banana, strong alcohol content; intense sweet flavor
M: creamy and smooth (I didn't feel the flaws other reviewers pointed out; quite the opposite)

This is an amazing, amazing beer

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Photo of kcinlober
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark golden color, not a typical triple.

Aroma: the yeast is very strong with some undertones of over-ripe apples and fruit. very strong, but sweeter. Almost no scent of the hops.

Palate: A very heavy triple, the malt flavors were roasted and slightly chocolate. Again, a very yeast-y taste due to the fermentation of this style.

Overall: A bit heavy for a triple, but the taste was not too overbearing for me. I have bought this several times and always enjoyed it. Like some other reviewers have suggested, it would go way better with a meal than drank alone

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Photo of gtermi
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have wanted to try this beer for a very long time now and I finally spent the money and bought it. The appearance has to be one of best looking beers I have ever seen. It is goldish brown color thats just mesmerizing. I can't think of a beer with such an amazing visiual, maybe guinness or murphys but that speaks for itself.

The smell reminds me of a caramel or toffee with a slight banana scent.

The taste is not as good as I expected. When I think of a tripel, I think of a bubbly gum sweet taste, but this here tastes like a sweet sherry. The tastes are of caramel and banana.

The beer isnt exactly smooth, but not hard to drink. There is a bit of carbonation, but nothing overwhelming.

Overall this beer is a very good solid beer. Tripels are my favorite beer and even though this is extremely different from any other tripel I have had before.

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Photo of portia99
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle (best before 01/2014 on bottle) poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours quite clear with a pretty orangey gold color and three fingers of rocky head that leaves thick webs of lacing on the glass.

S - Boozy, buttery, salty, spicy and cool, black pepper, sweet malt. Smells like its gonna be a sipper.

T - Sweet, buttery, smooth. Surprising lack of noticeable alcohol...still some there, but at a much lower level than I anticipated. Sweet malt at the base. Pretty much right on for the style...nothing special, but a fairly good representation of style.

M - Lightly fizzy medium level carbonation. Body is medium tending towards the lighter side. Filled with maltiness, mild booze, spicy coolness.

O - A solid representation of the style, if not outstanding. A surprisingly smooth tripel mostly devoid of booze, at least compared to others in the style. Wouldn't be the first tripel I'd pick up at a store from the crowd, but still something that you can't really go wrong with either.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy burnt orange color with a beautiful 1" cream colored head.

S: Banana, clove, granny smith apples and some faint spices. Great full aroma.

T: Banana, brown sugar, candi sugar, honey and a touch of booze. Pretty nice, creamy mouthfeel works well with the flavors.

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Photo of RickS95
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours kind of a faded copper color from the large 25.4 ounce bottle. Yummy little floaties can be found. Up top, the head is white and majestic. Very craterous and as the top falls in, the sides of the snifter get that sticking lace.

Smell is standard for the style, but amazing nonetheless. Spicy cloves dance with that fruity Belgian yeast with a slight sour twang thrown in for good measure.

The taste is dominated by the high alcohol. It's not so much that it tastes like a spirit, but the high alcohol seems to intrude on the other flavors. There is a faint fruitiness, like an orange liqueur. This really reminds me of a brandy, more than a beer.

The high ABV also hurts the mouthfeel. There's an immediate sweet feel, but it's quickly overtaken by the heat from the alcohol while there is the tart bite trying to be seen.

I think if the alcohol was turned down a bit, not so much from an ABV point of view, but if it was hidden or balanced a bit better, this would be an easier beer to drink and receive higher marks. It's not bad by any stretch, just a bit 'much.'

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Photo of ikantspel
2.47/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

750ml bottle into a tulip glass

man did this one fool me. poured a beautiful clear amber. head was above average for a trippel. fruity, mallty, and yeasty im loving the smell. hmmmm... the taste is there but i feel like im swallowing something very astringent. would have been alot better if not for that aftertaste

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

Bomber poured into a tulip, best by 01 2013. Clear, amber body with a bit of yellow hue and lots of carbonation bubbles. Two-finger eggshell white head and very good creamy lacing.

Bright, light fruit aroma, bordering on a white wine. A very light amount of spices and malt aroma.

The taste is a very nice blend following the aroma: sweet, light fruit, mostly grape and pear; light spices; bubble gum; and a very light taste of earthy hops.

Medium consistency with a very dry finish. Another superb offering from this brewery.

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

I drank this from a tulip...

Pours a golden orange color with a frothy white head. I could smell mostly grape and whit wine, the alcohol is very detectable and there is a hint of banana. The taste has lots of alcohol and fruit flavors such as grape, orange, and lemon. It starts off sweet then a slight tartness hits your cheeks and it finishes slightly bitter. The beer is light but full bodied with lots of carbonation. A good triple, Tripels are just really not my favorite.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a nice looking golden color with a frothy white head on top. The smell of the beer has a good amount of Belgian yeast and some earthy spice coming off of it. The taste of the beer was pretty good as it warmed up. The flavors of grains and subtle spice notes really come alive as time passed by on this one. The mouthfeel had a good amount of carbonation to it. Overall this beer is pretty good, It's worth looking into for sure.

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

750mL bottle (best by 08/2012) poured into a tulip. Clear amber color with a dense 2-finger head, good retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is dank water, Belgian yeast, and some spice.

Taste follows nose plus some fruity notes and alcohol.

Mouthfeel is smooth, full bodied but a little prickly.

Overall this is an average tripel but with so many other better ones I don't expect to come back to this one anytime soon.

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

Pours a clear coppery brown with a fluffy off-white head. Rich, nose-filling aroma is malty and spicy with hints of caramel and horehound. Lip-smacking malty flavor has caramel, spicy and honey tones. Lively, fizzy, firm-bodied texture leaves a fairly strong and persistent tingle. Look for this one!

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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 ranger7
4.76/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into a large wine glass.

A - Hazy yellow. Awesome thick white head. Looks delicious.

S - Some citrus, some floral, alcohol scent here too. Coriander.

T - Very nice. A bit of spice, some hops, but balanced. Syrupy and sweet.

M - Let this brew warm up a bit. Once it has settled and warmed, the carbonation dissipated and I enjoyed it much more.

Summary - Very nice brew. If you like Belgian brews, you owe it to yourself to give this, or any Maredsous, a try. One of the better Tripels around.

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Photo of n2185
3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear coppery orange with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin cap with little lacing.

S: Lots of bubblegum, bananas, and candy sugar on the nose. There are some spicy notes up front as well and a yeast and bread aroma underneath it all.

T: Belgian candy sugar and bubblegum flavors at first followed by some spice and clove notes. There's also an odd, somewhat tart apple flavor in there. Yeasty flavors bring up the finish along with a light alcohol burn.

M: Medium-light body with mid-high carbonation, this beer is fairly well attenuated but the alcohol burn and relatively heavy body keep it from being as light and crisp as I prefer.

O: Not a bad beer, but not particularly good, either. The alcohol presence is a bit much for the style and the flavors and aromas just lack the harmony of fruit, spices, and yeast that I love in the best tripels.

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Photo of Rijtjeshuis
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served in branded chalice.

LOOK (4/5) Pours a deep gold in color. Somewhat hazy, but not opaque. The head is not huge and it reduces to a rocky film a bit quickly, but this leaves some great lacing behind.

SMELL (3.5/5) The smell is more to the fruity side, as opposed to more spicy tones I would have expected from a tripel. Light peach and apricots, citrus, and some banana. The hops are not too strong, but have a herbal or grapefruit like citrus flavor.

FLAVOR (4.5/5) The flavor is much more well-balanced than the aroma, I find. I get the same apricot/citrus. There is some spicy pepper from the yeast that I get on the palate that wasn't so strong on the nose. The hops have an herbal aroma that is similar to Orval., but a bit more grapefruit in there.

FEEL (4/5) The body is medium-light with medium carbonation in there this gives a more silky feel than I'm used to with a tripel. Nonetheless, it made for a very smooth feel.

DRINK (4/5) The flavors were not at all what I expected from a tripel, but it was super tasty none-the-less. Quite enjoyable and a pleasure to drink.

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

Look: The beer pours hazy orange-golden color, with a nice head.
Smell: Malts, grain, yeast, citrus, light banana and clove.
Taste: Also here, yeast hops and grain, nicely bitter. Cloves and citrus fruits complete the picture. Bit dry spicy (pepper) alcohol in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation, medium body
Overall: Nice tripel.

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Photo of ehammond1
2.58/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear orange and golden. Thin white head. Some lacing.

Muted aromas, though there is some alcohol heat immediately in the aroma, and as it warms it becomes relatively sweet, with some candied apples and pear aromas.

Sweet and bready malts with definite alcohol harshness--not really something I'm enjoying. I don't want to grade it too harshly for it's alcohol bite because the beer sits at 10%, but it's definitely present, distracting, and dominant. Some sweet and fruity flavors if I search for them, but I'm not particularly enjoying this, and won't finish my glass. Other tripels at similar alcohol volumes don't taste nearly this harsh and boozy. On to the next one...

Medium bodied, alcohol bite. Not a pleasure to drink and I didn't even think of finishing my glass.

An average tripel with too much alcohol harshness. Not something I'll order again.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a big off white head. In the aroma, a fruity note and a small, dry candy sugar. In the taste, quite fruity and a sweet candy sugar flavor. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry and small fruity note in the aftertaste. Nice fruity presence and candy sugar is not too much. Very nice and enjoyable.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: 1/8" cream colored soapy head over cloudy amber liquid.

S: Malt, cherries, yeast.

T: Bitter at first, boozy in the middle, and malt and cherries at the finish. Some heat from the 10% ABV.

M: High level of medium carbonation.

O: Different than most tripels I have had in regards to the relatively high level of malt, which I consider to be a good thing. The 10% ABV really shows in this one, however, and isn't exactly well hidden.

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Photo of Homebrew35
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by date of 7/2012

Pours a gorgeous fluffy yet creamy white three fingers worth of head. Very hazy amber body. The lacing that remains is thick and clingy. A fairly thick cap remains as well throughout the pour.

Smells of rasins, pear, grapes, apricot. A touch of alcohol. Maybe some honey mixed in too. Juicy fruit is the overall smell.

Tastes belgiany, clove, banana, rum raisin. Very nice. Smooth and well blended. Dark fruits, maybe red wine like as well. Maple syrup
comes to mind and taste as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium full. High carbonation helps clean your mouth with a medium dry finish.

Overall this is quite awesome. I don't taste any alcohol. Very well hidden. The beer evolves in flavor and smell as it warms.
A bargain at $3.50 a 11.2oz.

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Photo of Francepants06
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It was poured into a pint glass at the bar. It had no head to speak of. The smell reminded me of the aluminum keg until it finally opened up after warming to about 55+ degrees I got a bouquet of some tropical fruits (papaya, mango, pineapple, and pear) It tasted just as fruity as the smell but the alcohol was not very well hidden, I don't think it would get any better with age, its definitely is a "oh I wish I could be at the beach" winter beer. The mouth feel was full body but lacking in yeast as far as tripels go and carbonation was non existent I guess I should buy a bottle and see if I find a big difference. Would I have this beer again? most likely because it does offer a wide range of aromas.

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Photo of kevo237
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a nice appearance even though it didn't keep a nice head throughout. Smelled very fruity from beginning to end. Taste was also slightly fruity with an alcohol burn, which I did not enjoy after about half the glass was gone. This beer really did a number on me since I didn't realize it was 10%. It was a very good beer but I felt it was not balanced very well. The spicy, carbonated taste didn't last long and lent way to the burn which lingered too much, in my opinion.

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Photo of JizackFH
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria, NY.
Review taken from notes.

A - This beer pours a nice orangish brown color. It has a decent sized white head on it. The head has decent retention and leaves some specs of lacing on the glass.

S - It smells of belgian yeast right off the bat. There are some light notes of banana and pear as well. Also, I am getting a little bit of booziness.

T - The taste starts off with a nice caramel malt presence and a pretty big belgian yeast flavor. There are also some fruit notes such as banana, pear, and green apple. The finish has some booze presence.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down good and has a smooth feel to it. There is some alcohol warmth to it in the finish, and it also has some dryness to it.

O - This has pretty good drinkability. It goes down easy and has nice flavor. Overall, I thought this was a pretty good beer, and I would try it again.

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

golden yellow with a good two inches of foam on the top of it.Nice carbonation could be seen bubbling up toward the surface.

light banana, and peach aroma, some light lemongrass and hey, an almost funky sour note sitting way in the back as well and a small touch of alcohol. Really surprised me with a the depth it had. mixture of wheat, yeast and hops. Nice pepper like tones on the tongue, mixed with lemongrass and a wonderful light apple like yeast flavor. Loads of wheat and hey and fresh cut grass flavors. The finish was super dry with an all too familiar lightly sour note tucked in way at the back. nicely carbonated with a good amount of smoothness to it. This was a medium bodied ale; slightly lighter then that without any thinness though. Definitely not too light or bad really in any way, Nice and light with a good profile and a great flavor

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,578 ratings.
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