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Maredsous 10 - Triple | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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3.91/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

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 FanofHefe
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +3.6%
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 -3.3%
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 -8.4%
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 +6.6%
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 +14.3%
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 +21.7%
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 -21.2%
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 +4.3%
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 +2.3%
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 -34%
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 +4.9%
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 +2.8%
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 +10.7%
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 -5.1%
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 +0.3%
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 -6.6%
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 +6.6%
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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Photo of SubpoenaDeuces
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Maredsous tripel 10% abv

A: There is a glowing mild amber hue to it with some interesting tangerine notes at the edges. It looks good with the carbonation, fully lacing and body,.

S: There are some fruit notes similar to a crisp pear and pineapple. It just feels like someone chopped a granny smith apple in your kitchen while grinding coriander. You know how often that happens.

T: This has a great apple sweetness at the outset that fades into some sticky turbinado sugar and finishes with light hop notes. It is very refreshing and begins to take the Rhineland back for the Tripel as my forgotten favorite.

M: I usually neglect this style for quads but this shows me what I have been missing. Most people love their Saisons, love their Gueuze, love their quads, yet this is a great example of the style. It is not quite any of the foregoing, but it is so much more as a result. Very thin but just presents a bevy of experience like an overstated 8th grade science fair exhibit: your suspicions of parental involvement are present but unconfirmed.

D: This has a crisp light body with a pineapple juiciness. Additionally, there are some apple juice notes and very refreshing grapefruit character that resulted in the genre standard ten percent. If I could forgo deep dark fruits, I would return to the old tripel from the quad chestnut. It is great but I can’t place if it is great within the style or just a reminiscent return to an old favorite.

Narrative; No one buys these old YOUTH PROGRESSIVE FICTION TITLES. “I knew when I started,” Albert Ranking thought to himself, “if only I had written a self help book, or a book on mild economics, a memoir, or even a self aware survey of publishers rights, I would have been swooped up immediately.” The Avion Newsprint stand couldn’t move his books out of O’Hare Airport but by a parable. Albert stared at his books just sitting there, unthumbed, unmolested by the general public. “Why oh why would they prefer the less salacious books about Dragon Tattoos and Hungry Gamers?” He couldn’t understand why his book about an internal revolution of the metamorphic versus the igneous beds of rock was not selling. “Kids love geology, kids love revolution with their anarchy signs, how did these old stables get overlooked?” He folded his arms knowing that one day, the public would come around and his sigh simultaneously aligned with Thomas Pynchon in his resolve awaiting the return of post-modernism.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this at a really nice place in New Jersey called: Gladstone Tavern. I recommend the restaurant, but not the beer... especially on a warm day.

The beer pours in a nice, golden color. I had a three finger head in my pint glass. I asked for a goblet... but they didn't have any.

[side note: why brag about your beers when you can't supply the proper glasses... and for the love of God, please stop chilling the glasses. I would like to actually taste my beer.]

The nose smelled somewhat like a trippel, but there was an overwhelming alcohol scent coming over the top.

In tasting, I get the belgian flavors coming through, including the yeast. But the other flavors don't balance well. The alcohol continues to be harsh, and the yeast taste is a little off.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.48/5  rDev -11%
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 WankelEngine
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
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 sweemzander
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip. 01-2013 best before date.

(A)- Pours a clear amber color. Produced a solid fluffy-off white colored head. Good retention and left over lace.

(S)- A nicely dry yeasty clay and banana. Very dry and earthy.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Very dry with mountains of yeast, clay, and banana.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level and a good balance. Very dry and earthy. Minimal bitterness.

(D)- A straightforward and basic tripel. Good, but nothing extraordinary. A decent bang for your buck for the style as well.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes: Thanks goes out to Marc for busting this one out of his cellar.

Appearance: Golden yellow orange with a 1 finger white head

smell: citrus, banana, clove, belgian yeast,

taste: bready malts, banana, clove, spices,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a very nice tripel. Hopefully I'll be able to find this one again.

Cheers,
The CPJ

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Photo of diamondc
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$3.99 for a 11.2 fl oz bottle.

A: 'Typical' tripel appearance .. dirty copper color. Moderate head on this one. Sticky lacing already appearing.

S: A lot of fruit, pears, white grapes, guava, peaches, oranges. Yeast are working overtime here overwhelming the malt.

T: Sugary malts dominate, very candy-like. Butterscotch. Some peppery spicy notes in the middle. A surprisingly bitter aspirin aftertaste at the end.

M: You can really taste the booze here. Despite being very well-carbonated, this isn't as quaffable as other tripels I've had.

O: A mixed bag here. Smells great, but kind of disjointed on the taste and mouthfeel.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,596 ratings
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