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

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Photo of Long813
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear dark orange body with three fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is fair and leaves little lacing.

S: Light citrus fruits, alcohol, floral notes and some yeast.

T: Ok, wow, alcohol. I find this quite boozy fresh. Following is sweet fruits and unique yeast.

M: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Leaves a dry fruity aftertaste with a strong booze finish.

D: I'm going in have to wait on the other one I have to see how I feel about it when the booze diminishes.

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Photo of Ior
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Attractive orange colour, cloudy. Medium size off-white head that quickly dissipates into thin lid.

Complex and absolutely lovely smell! Very vinous upfront - could almost be mistaken for a fruity white wine. A hint of rubber of the kind sometimes found in white wines underscores this impression. Honey sweetness, balanced by a tartness reminiscient of green apples. Some citrus in there, too. The obligatory Belgian yeast, but not very pronounced.

Taste is good but not quite as good as the smell. It has a nice sweet-tart thing going on. Citrus. There is a considerable alcohol harshness from beginning to end which makes it rough in a way that I personally sort of like. Ends with grainy notes.

Medium body, lively carbonation. The harshness limits drinkabiltiy somewhat, but it's on the whole quite refreshing.

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Photo of ryanw111182
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at home in a chalice.

App- An Orange hue with copper undertones. A decent head.

Smell- Strong Belgian Yeast with nice floral bouquet.

Taste- Very smooth and drinkable...You will notice the yeast, but that is a good thing.

Mouth- Carbonated and fruity, but not overdone.

Drink- Very impressive, crisp and fresh triple, will definitely recommend and will drink again...

(note* Even though this is only an 11.2oz bottle, you will feel the 10% alcohol)

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Photo of sartoric
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured at home in a tulip glass.

Very nice orange colour, cloudy with a persistent dark white/cream head.

Very pleasant fresh aroma of orange, alcool and fruit...candied fruit with a light bitter background.

Not too intense Spicy sweetness of fruit flavor evolve in a more complex liquorice(once warmed a little) taste and finish with sour and bitter note.

Medium body with moderate carbonation ends with light dry note.

Good Tripel. I was realy impressed as I've never tried it before and I bought it by chance at Brussels airport.

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark copper color with a good, thick head that disappears slowly from a 11.2 oz bottle with ABV and "best-by" date on the label. The aroma is a mix of fruity esters, yeast, hint of spices and alcohol. Taste is a very nice blend of malt, caramel sweetness, fruity esters with a crisp, tart finish. Very good carbonation and lacing along the glass. The drinkability for me, in spite of the high ABV was very good. This is surely a tripel that should be tried and I am sure I will have it in the future.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip dec10 2010

A clear amber with plenty of bubbles popping up from everywhere keeping a thick two finger from falling, as the foam slowly falls it leaves several partial rings of lace

S quite fruity with a fair bit of yeast and just a little booze and spice

T not too far from the smell with some hops and a little sweetness but the booze comes through a little more then I would like

M not overly thick but lots of bubbles but a little heat to go with it

D I finished of the 750ml bottle but it was enough for me

decent brew and well worth trying, the booze could be a little better concealed but no reason to avoid it

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Photo of FosterJM
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

79th review on BA
bottle to snifter

App- Dark orange with some copper highlights. 1 finger head that was quickly gone.

Smell- Big, Belgian yeasty smell with some light floral notes.

Taste- Okay, I don't get it. It's a triple but with such a weird taste to it. It's got this mix of sweet and tart I can't wrap my brain around.

Mouth- Mild carbonation with a nice spicy bite.

Drink- Not the best triple I have had but I really like that spice note behind it.

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Photo of nickhiller
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: copper colored with a nice bubbly lacy head with great retention. Clear with visible streams of carbonation.

S: cooking sherry, big time, fruity bubble gummy esters of the Belgian persuasion.

T: juicy juice (what is it with that flavor in these kinds of beers?), some of the port/sherry from the nose, tangy citrus. The finish is sweet and warming.

M: medium to full bodied, solid carbonation, buko alcohol.

D: ok. The sherry was a little off-putting and it went down about as easily. Sweet beers are not really my thing and this one was about as sweet as they get. In terms of drinkability it's a fine beer, but it not at all sessionable, I could barely finish half a pint sized bottle.

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Photo of tchenery
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden-amber color and thin, but lacing head. Cloudy but still very obvious Belgian carbonation.

Smells fantastic. Very viney smelling. It definitely has that boozy, grapey, but bitter smell. Very complex.

Very malty - almost buscuity - flavor, but very white raisiny, and very carbonated. Has that traditional tripel flavor that I'm sure will adjust and adapt as it warms.

Nice full body, smooth mouthfeel, but the carbonation makes this beer almost light in flavor. Excellent food beer.

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Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml squat Belgian bottle. Who knew Duvel had cousins?

This beer pours a hazy, glassy medium golden amber colour, with a preponderance of thick foamy, rocky, rising white head, which settles very slowly, eventually leaving some chunky lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy malt, mild banana, clove, a bit of peppery yeast, and sweet, acrid alcohol. The taste is a big adulterated smack upside the palate, with strong, somewhat boozy grain, softened caramel, candy sugar, some bewildered yeast, and mild citrus fruit.

The carbonation is quite sedate, the body a strong medium weight, and genially smooth. It finishes sweetly malty and understated in its booze, just how we likes 'em.

One of the stronger Tripels that I've thus far run into, and still easy enough to sip away the night with - the rounded ABV in particular being surprisingly agreeable.

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Photo of thedoubler55
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Almost dark amber color, minimal head

S: Hops, pears some apples very fruity but delightful.

T: Very fall and wintery taste, not to filling quite perfect.

M: Not to much of a mouthfeel on this beer very subtle.

D: Very drinkable beer, had some chicks that were out that night that do not even like drinking beer and actually enjoyed it. Very relaxed beer.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a well-carbonated cloudy gold with good head on top of a tart, sour fruit smell of grapeskin and pear, maybe cherries, and there is some oakiness and hint of that Belgian yeast strain that is so prevelant. Sweet malt sensations seem muted. Starts out sweet and sticky with a slight caramel malt base and has a biting sharpness thankts to the carbonation and citric hop bitterness. There are some minor fruit tastes that are not so much tropical but more like sour grape or apple. A dry, crisp finish complements (w/ well-hidden ABV) a not perfect triple but one that is must-try.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, blonde colour with a nice fluffy two finger white head and lot's of carbonation.

S - Orange, yeast, spices.

T - Tons of yeast with the orange to compliment it and the sweet spice there too.

M - Lot's of carbonation, crisp.

D - Nice. A quality Tripel worth revisiting.

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Photo of Pencible
4.57/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark gold with fluffy off-white head.
S: It smelled like honey and caramel, with some copper hops and Belgian yeast and candi sugar.
T: It tasted like rich caramel and honey and candi sugar, with some raisin and orange and copper hops and Belgian yeast. It had a smooth and bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick and viscous with moderate natural carbonation.
D: This was one of the best tasting tripels I've ever had. Just delicious. Scent and body were good to (but not as good). And the alcohol was well hidden, so it was very easy to drink. This style of beer isn't really known for improving with age, but this one might be an exception. And yet, it's already one of my favorite tripels fresh.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

New offering at Zyn in Calgary
A - hazy golden orange, tall pillowy white head retained nicely with sticky lacing
S - yeasty esters of pineapple and pear, cloves, and somewhat grainy
T - same yeast flavours, some clove spiciness, an astringent characteristic that is a little much, a phenolic medicine like flavour with some alcohol sweetness
M - very full with some a nasal clearing kick of astringent character and alcohol, with some lasting fruity sweetness
D - took a few hauls to get into, but it does have a nice Belgian character, although the high alcohol and chemically aspects are a little distracting, but sometimes that's the price you have to pay for 10% ABV, a decent tripel

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Photo of nhindian
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Delirium tulip.

A - Poured into my Delirium Tremens tulip in the typical Belgian way; slight angle for a few seconds then straight down the middle and raising the bottle to get a really fantastic head. Overall it looked like a great beer. A dark gold, deeply burnt amber color, a bit cloudy, but overall transparent enough to see the torrent of carbonation rushing to the top. Built a huge, foamy, 3.5-finger head that gradually descends until it just barely coats the top of the beer. Moderate lacing; I was expecting a bit more but can't fault it much due to the high ABV.

S - Smell is very fruity. A bit more than I anticipated but it's not unwelcome. Mainly noses of apple, pears, and grapes with a glancing presence of alcohol in the back. Very light and balanced, but not overly complex.

T - I have the same opinion about the taste for this one. It's a solid beer that features sweet apples and grapes mixed with the malt up front. The alcohol sneaks up in the aftertaste, as it's hidden well when the beer is in your mouth, but afterward it takes the forefront. But like the nose, it's not very complex and I'm left wanting something a little more.

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Crisp, but not as dry as I'm accustomed to, but in a way it works for this beer as there is already a presence of alcohol in the aftertaste that I believe the dryness would only exacerbate.

D - Drinkability is moderate. While the nose and taste aren't exactly leading the pack, it certainly is easy to drink and the alcohol at the end serves as an excuse to go in for another sip and indulge in the fruity, sweet goodness.

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Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy amber color into my pint glass with a good two fingers of fluffy head that has really nice retention and leaves quite a bit of lace behind.

S - Smells like hard apple cider. Brown sugar, spice, yeast and a touch of alcohol.

T - Apple is most prominent, followed by caramel and spice. Mild amount of citrus hop and bitterness. Slight alcohol burn.

M - A little light in body especially with the amount of carbonation, but overall enjoyable.

D - This is just a good beer. Nothing overwhelming or wowing, but well balanced and tasty.

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Photo of rapidsequence
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 750 ml corked bottle. Sticker says $9.99, but I dont know where I got it. Best by date is 08/2012, so I have a year and a half.

Appearance: I've been eyeing this bottle in my fridge for 2 weeks or so, thinking how hazy the beer looked, so I was surprised when it poured totally clear. Dark orange-yellow color. Thick, foamy, uneven white head. Neverending head retention. Sticky lacing. Looks like a winner.

Smell: Dry, boozy, fruity smell. This is ripe pears, apples, and white grapes. Lots of alcohol. Not unlike a dry white wine or champagne, but with a more prominent yeast smell.

Taste: Tart light fruit and alcohol. Bready yeast followed by a fruity sweetness, then a dry, alcohol finish. This is quite tasty, but much more tart and dry than most tripels.

Mouthfeel: Aggressive carbonation goes along well with the agressive alcohol and tart bite of this beer. Its not fizzy though, it still stays smooth, and little bits of head in many sips make a slight creaminess.

Drinkability: Again, a tasty, but different tripel. One I think could gain fans among white wine and champagne lovers.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a deep honey glazed golden amber hue with a light beige off white hue, fine speckled lacing scattered around the sides of my glass.

Aroma has hints of tropical fruit esters, big tart pineapple and hints of mango notes. Very nice candy smell to it, low herbal highlights going on the background as well.

Flavor sharp sweetness built upon citrus/pineapple/and juicy mango/pear fruit notes. A nice balanced dryness going on. Really nice Belgian candi sweetness this one keeps it pretty dry and bready amongst the fruit sweetness going with most sips. Hides alcohol fairly well definitely doesn't taste like it's ten percent alcohol by volume.

Mouthfeel has fine carbonation smooth overall crisp experience, medium to full bodied. Definitely a special triple, I've never had this before. Goes down with ease, a dangerous complex strong blonde Belgian ale.

Drinkability overall is standout solid the type of triple I've come to love, not overly sweet a nice tropical fruit base with hints of hops and alcohol with bready spicy dry yeast base. Dangerously drinkable disappears way too quickly even in the 750 ml portion.

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Photo of trevorjn06
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden/light copper color with a fluffy, thick 3 fingers of head that very slowly recedes and leaves thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is bready and light malts, banana, citrus, Belgian yeasty notes and some honey.

Taste is light malts, some mineral, moderate bitterness and a bit of cidery flavors. Toward the finish there is a bit of harshness and alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium/light with higher than average carbonation.

Overall I really wasn't pleased with this beer. I expected to enjoy it quite a bit, but it was cidery and a bit harsh, I did not enjoy drinking this.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was in the mood for a nice triple today so i got a single of this, have never seen or heard of this, but what the hell lets see how it drinks. Poured from an 11.2oz stubby brown bottle into a 5oz sampling mug.

A- This beer pours a brownish orange color with a finger and half worth of fluffy white head that turned into a thick ring that stayed.

S- Wow, pretty much smells like sparkling apple cider with some citrus and yeasty spiciness mixed in. A little alcohol is present also.

T- A lot of fruits up front with green apples being the most dominate. There's a good amount of spices that come through with the yeast. On the finish there is a slight bit of bitter citrus hops.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D- I find this beer to be pretty drinkable for being 10%, the alcohol was hidden nicely and the flavors were well balanced.

Overall I am glad I took a chance with this beer and I liked it. I don't have much experience with triples but every time I try one I find myself making a mental not to track down more of this style. I would buy this again.

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Photo of BBP
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Hazy amber with good carbonation and a very nice head.

S- Fruity (Green apple above others) with spice. Notes of yeast and a tad of booziness to the aroma as well.

T- Apple first and foremost. Almost a medicinal taste. Yeastiness. Leaves off with floral hop notes and citrus. A bit metallic at times. After it warmed up a bit more it greatly improved in flavor. A buttery aftertaste began to kick in and the fruit tastes seemed a lot smoother and less sharp which made it seem a bit more balanced.

M- Creamy but thin and light. Some good carbonation salvages it to an extent, but it needed more body to it.

D- Easy to drink and fairly sharp tasting. Not too complex though. They balanced the beer pretty well, and hid the ABV quite well too, but it seemed to lack a bit on character. All in all, a good beer though.

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Photo of benfons
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy blond-copper colour, nice thick foamy head that stays there, a little carbonation rising up

S: yiest, apple, a hint of peach, and spices

T: apple, a hint of burnt caramel and again the spices

M/D: carbonation a bit thin for my taste, maybe a bit to alcoholic

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Photo of jorg2619
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This triple pours a cloudy reddish amber color and is slightly darker than I expected. The head is substantial and about 1 finger lasts as you drink, along with some good lacing. The taste is a little bland for a triple though good. the 10% alcohol is subtle in this beer unfortunately so are all of the rest of the flavors. The mouthfeel is good, I was just hoping for more flavor.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle c/o Jeff. Thanks man!

A: Autumn orange hues with steady effervescence emanating from the bottom of the chalice. Atop the beer rests a thin layer of white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Subtle aromas of citrus, spices, alcohol.

T: Spicy flavor with notes of bitter citrus. Tropical fruits with an alcohol finish.

M: Good feel. Slightly sweet with a warming finish.

D: A very good tripel. Not among the elite, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,584 ratings.
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