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 sweemzander
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
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 -1.5%
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.


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Photo of diamondc
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
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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Photo of StaveHooks
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a burnt amber with a massive 2 finger cream head. It takes a long time for the sudsy head to sink into a thick 1/2 inch cap that stays throughout the entire beer.

S - Fruity yeast, apple skins, tart pear, peach, a hint of bubblegum, very bready.

T - Strawberry, pear, white grape skin, sugary booze, sweet spice cake. Solid bread malts, some herbal spice, candied lemon zest, grassy hops. Alcohol comes out more and more as it warms. Finishes dry with some peppery spice.

M - Creamy, full bodied, moderate carbonation.

This a nice Tripel with great characteristics. One of the best, if not the best retaining heads I've ever seen on a beer.

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Photo of JohnnyP3
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a .33cl bottle with a best-by date of 04/2013 into a C&B Belgian beer glass.

Presents itself as golden-orange in color with about 2 fingers of foamy head. Nice lacing on the glass. The beer itself is clear--no sediment clouding the appearance.

The nose smells of sweet malts and a little spice. The sweet smell predominates. Kind of a caramel scent or a glazed danish. I think I can also detect some fruit aromas, such as pear or apple.

The taste reveals a mosaic of flavors. The sweetness from the nose is there, combined with some pepper and fruit. Really a remarkable complexity. The finish has caramel and sweet malt flavors that transition from from the fruits--pear, apple, maybe even some pineapple. All merging with some ground black pepper.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Good carbonation augments the crispness. Very alive in the mouth.

Overall, my first Tripel. I am impressed by the assortment of flavors and the complexity of the the style represented by this beer. Would certainly have this one again. The ABV is up there at 10%, but hardly discernible in the taste--dangerous!

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Photo of angelogarcia3
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent beer, one of my absolute favorite types of beer is the begian tripel and Maredsous is one of the best. An amber color with a nice creamy white head. The malt taste is not overly sweet but is balanced well with an almost caramel-like finish. First had it at Red Resturant in Huntington, NY. Had it yesterday at Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, Vermont.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours a golden amber color with a big khaki head on top.

S: Starts off with a lot of yeastiness. Plenty of bread and fruitiness, definitely some banana and perhaps pears. A mild hop aroma, which was a bit surprising, and a moderate spiciness to the beer.

T: Bread and various sugar flavors give an dominant sweetness from the very start. A hint of floral hops as well plenty of light colored fruits such as pears and apples, perhaps some banana, too. Yeast, spice, and alcohol notes round out the flavor.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: A little too sweet for me, but good overall. It didn't really leave a lasting impression, however.

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Photo of BeerBoss
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served out of a 750ml bottle into a chalice/tulip glass.

A: A hazy deeb amber/ red color with a frothy head and noticable setement.

S: A floral, sweet aromoa with hints of honey. Very plesant.

T: A bitter sweet front with a continuing sweet middle and a bitter finish.

M: Buttery and smooth.

O: An overall good bear. The sweet notes are very pleasant and the high alcohol content is barley noticable.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.36/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 ounce bottle - $3.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an effectively clear, amber-orange body with a foaming, off-white head. Thin smattering of lace.

Smell: Sweetish nose crumpled with rock candy crumbs, pear-flavored liqueur, half-cracked pepper, coriander, and with an aromatic backdrop of solventy fusel alcohol.

Taste: Sweet, candy-encrusted pale malts along with a fruity, spicy taste of lightly tart pear upside-down spice cake featuring Bartletts. Grows a bit more peppery, hinting at bitter herbs as some medicinal alcohol leeches in. Faintly cellar-like yeastiness. Moderate bitterness. Finishes with a firmly warming embrace of alcohol to cut the sweetness, as does the carbonation prickliness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus, energetic carbonation.

Overall: Maredsous 10 may leave you Maredsoused! Pushes the limit for me with alcohol, but fairly good in spite of it.

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Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was the special bottle selection at my local bar. I typically don't order bottles when i'm at a good draft house but it was on special and I'd never had it before.

The appearance was typical of the style, light straw, cloudy with an active, fluffy head that left a lot of lacing.

Aroma had a nice combination of esther, sweetness and alcohol.

The flavor was a little on the sweet side but not too much to be cloying. Very good balance of fruit, malt, and alcohol.

A good tripel, which of course was no surprise. The only surprising thing was that I'd never had it before.

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

Appearance: Amber, fluffy head.

Smell: Grapes, booze, spices.

Taste: Sweet, grapes, boozy, artificially flavored fruit candy.

Drinkability: Good enough, not too expensive.

Had a single as a gift. I'm not a big fan of grape notes in beer as they remind me too much of high gravity malt liquors, but they are not too prominent here. This was a sweet tripel, not a whole lot of spicing in the taste. Worth a try.

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Photo of KonigObHops
4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brought this beer to my brother-in-law for Easter. I am the best Easter Bunny ever.

The beer poured a golden wheat color with a generous white head.

The aroma was candy-like with a hint of bubble gum.

The initial taste was very sweet. Perhaps a very slight hint of cloves.

In the middle, this beer is exceptionally light, but fulfilling. The sweet candy taste remains throughout.

The finish is extremely crisp and clean. There is a hint of lemon.

Overall, this is a great beer. Like many triple's, you can taste and smell the alcohol throughout. However, the alcohol is not so strong as to interfere with the taste of the beer. I would recommend this beer to anyone who enjoys a good Belgian.

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Photo of zoso1967
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Maredsous 10 pours an interesting looking red tinged amber. It appears to be lighter amber around the edges with the reddish hue only in the center. The head is nice and frothy with great staying power and equally great lacing.

The aroma is surprisingly muted. The first thing that hit my nose was a bit of hot, vinous character. The following sniffs yielded plenty of apple, grape and pear aromas, as well as a bit of spicy Belgian yeast.

The flavor was a bit more tripel like, but it still had that interesting wine like character from the aroma. Plenty of apple and pear notes, fresh fruitiness, spicy clove and a bit of funky earthiness were all present. This is one of the more boozy tripels that I have had to date.

The mouthfeel is medium with a pretty high amount of carbonation. The lively bubbles make the flavors bounce around my palate and feel sharp on my tongue. I really could have done without so much CO2, but I suppose it’s not out of step for the style. The finish is fairly dry and sharp with a definite spice flavor left in my mouth.

This is a pretty interesting beer and I am a bit torn about how to rate it. On one hand, it seems quite hot and I am not a huge fan of the flavors. On the other hand, it is very unique and I find the wine like character to be quite interesting. Also, it is packed with flavor and quite invigorating to drink. I guess I would just have to say that if you are looking for a tripel that has something a bit different to offer, you might go for one of these.

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Photo of flipper2gv
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light honey color, perfectly translucent. Pour gave 3 fingers worth of cream white head. Head is soapy. Retention is pretty good and lacing is also good.

S: Lots of green grape juice. A little bit of white wine. There are green apples, fresh mint, green bananas. For the spices, there are nutmeg, cloves and a little bit of cinnamon. Not super strong.

T: First impression, pretty dry, very wine like. Definitive wood-like tannins. Honey, spiced bread that I didn't get in the smell. But honestly, it is very much focues on the green apples, fresh mint, green bananas and green grape juice. Still, a good amount of spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. A bit of pucker, a little bit like a sour.

M: Very dry in the mouth. Medium feeling with medium to heavy carbonation. Not your typical Belgian feel.

O: It's pretty good. Very drinkable. Nothing out of the ordinary though. Very white wine like.

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Photo of Evoeater
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From the small 12 Oz bottle into a La Chouffe Tulip

A - Looks great. Soft two finger head. Leaves good head residue as it goes down. Nice deep orange color.

S - Sweet almost strawberry smell mixed with the Belgium yeasts.

T - Starts with a sweetness, but ends a little too sour for my liking. Lost of yeast flavor, even though I made sure not to pour the bottom. Not sure what it is, but the flavor is kind of disappointing.

M - Very smooth with a little hops bite. A great middle of the road carbonation.

O - Looks delicious, but doesn't quite live up to the look for me. Glad I tried it, but probably won't be getting again soon.

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Photo of katybee
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Belgian beers seem to share fruity undertones. But this sweet tripel had none of the sourness of others. Poured from the bottle it frothed into a beautiful 1" head, which left a lovely skim of bubbles and lacing above it's clear amber color, and which still recovered in the glass after several minutes. It smelled for all the world like apple cider, but with no sourness or brown funkiness, nor discernable hops. Tasted sweet, and greenapple tart. Again, no sourness, no banana esthers and no residual aftertaste... but definitely fruity, perhaps like a hard clean apple cider, with the bready malty base. Still light-medium bodied, and smooth but not "creamy" like a cream stout, more "sudsy" with the long-lasting foaminess.

A nice change of pace from recent disappointments; this was definitely an enjoyable experience to sample. Excellent post-meal nightcap.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a bottle at Whole Foods for $3.99. Poured into my Maredsous stemmed chalice. Huge creamy white head is what grabbed me at first. Second, the color is much more orange than most tripels, which tend to be on the blonde side. Nice amount of carbonation and lacing. Smell was yeasty and sweet. Flavor was fruity, sugary, and doughy. Mouthfeel was good, but not as potent as I was expecting from a 10% tripel. I thought this was a very good treat for Belgian fans, but the alcohol was not really present and the color threw me off. A nice version of the style but it could get lost in the world of better Belgian examples.

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

Enjoyed from a 12 oz. shortie style brown glass bottle.

A: Pours a nice deep amber honey color. Huge head with a decent lacing.

S: Smells of banana esters, cakebread and hay.

T: Pleasant soft taste of vanilla, banana and sweet malts on the front. Very kind on the pallete with little bitterness from the hops. Middle is marked by cheesy/woody notes common to Belgian pale strong ales. Reminds me of a good hearty emmentaller swiss cheese. Warming due to the alcohol content but alcohol is easily and well masked.

M: Soft and smooth on the tongue with only slight carbonation. A very easy and tasty drinker.

O: Excellent trappist/abby style brew. Definitely worth drinking any time of the year.

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

Even before I had a chance to take a look at this beer in its chalice, I caught a strong waft of alcohol. It definitely looks tasty, with a very light head, a beautiful golden colour that's only slightly cloudy, with perhaps an abnormal amount of carbonation.

Like I said, the alcohol is pretty much all I smell in this beer save a note bready malt. Its above average, but not by much.

The taste is OK, but it seems to be missing something. Its easy to tell how much alcohol is there for sure. Lots of malt character, and the belgian yeast shines through.

This Triple is relatively dry and has lots of carbonation, which makes for a good mouthfeel. Overall, however, I'm not sure how much of a fan I am of this beer. Maybe I'll buy one again if nothing better is available.

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Photo of coalcracker
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a fairly cloudy orangish-gold with pretty good head retention.
Smell: First whiff is alcoholic, almost a little astringent (a bit like paint thinner).Otherwise, you can detect a fruity, yeasty, sweet aroma.
Taste: Quick and sharp build to a boisterous burst of fruit, esters, and alcohol. Not much build-up! Malts are a bit husky with a touch of caramel present. Alcohol presence is big, warm, and not well-hidden. Finish is dry and a bit astringent.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with never-ending alcohol warmth.
Drinkability: Not so much. Not bad by any means, but a very loud and in-your-face tripel.

Overall- HOT! is the operative word. The typical cast of tripel characteristics are here; they just fly and buzz by you in a rocket. Not bad- just a little ass-kick by the abbey-folk .

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Photo of kojevergas
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Guinness pint glass in Galway, Ireland.

A: Hazy gold colour. Thick creamy head of excellent retention. Four fingers.

Sm: Barely detectable barley plus a little yeast.

T: Hops, malt, alcohol. The malt comprises much of the body. Strangely yeasty finish.

Mf: Nicely coarse. Chewy but nice.

Dr: High ABV is well hidden. Actually a bit lacking for a Belgian abbey beer.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The cork flies! wonderful, pours out amber honey with an almost white head of three fingers, champagne bubbling from the bottom of my tulip...

Smells of wet strawberry, and sour candy, belgian abbey smells and big sugar

Hmmm, again the strawberry, good, a thick brown molasses and malts, some mild hops and alcohol. A good warming flavor that opens towards room temp, delicious...
Ok I had to come back and edit this. It was delicious but now after half the bomber all I get is booze and an intense mix of sweet/sour

A medium bodied high carbonated drink, I really enjoy the suds approach this brings me. Started off fantastic but really became too much after half the bomber

I would agree that this should be shared with all

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Photo of DoSerMaN
3.06/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a Belgian tulip glass.

A: A dark copper honey color, pours with a nice 2 finger head, and leaves copious amounts of lacing.

S: Honey and vanilla jumps to the nose, with a slightly sour grainy undertone.

T: Sweet and spicy at the same time, it's not what I'd expect from a Triple. Can certainly feel the alcohol warmth, that is accompanied by a Listerine type of astringency.

M: Good carbonation with nice palate clearing abilities.

D: I am very disappointed with this beer and will not buy it again. It is not my type of triple. If it didn't have the astringent taste and mouthfeel it might be decent.

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Photo of Avagadro
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle, best by 12-8-11. It is now 3-3-11

A: Deep honey in color, with a thin, grainy head, M10 shows great clarity and lacing.

S: Honey and rum are available to the nose, but little else.

T: There are many flavors here that aren't typically associated with the tripel style. I am a strong supporter of stretching style guidelines, but only if it is done so in a tasty manner. Does this achieve this effect? Quite simply, no. More rum, spice, and honey are present in cloying quantities. There is no mingling of these flavors amidst each other, but, rather, each standing in their own respective corners.

M: The light body, great attenuation, and enjoyably effervescent qualities of this brew are all trumped by its repulsive astringency. This texture, astringency that is, has its time and place, and this is certainly not it.

D: Overall, this is a fairly lackluster example of a typically glamorous style. It not only fails to deliver the refreshing-yet-complex spectrum of flavors found in most Tripels, but also is checkered with flaws. This is not at all what I expected from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat, the creator of the delicious Duvel. All I can say is that, either the beer needs a facelift, or a serious reduction in price.

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

A-Clear orange with almost no head. Leaves faint, soapy lacing on the glass.

S-Golden raisin, fruity esters.

T/M-Wonderful raisiny sweetness, fruity, earthy sweetness. Prickly carbonation. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel.

D-A good example of the style.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,574 ratings.
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