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Maredsous 10 - Triple | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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 TheSevenDuffs
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in to a Duvel tulip

A - Light amber colour with a lot of visible carbonation and half a finger of bubbly head that disappeared right away.

S - Sweet caramel malts, fruit and grain.

T - Slightly bitter. The alcohol hits you up front but is a little more subdued as I take a few sips. Grainy malt taste is predominant in the palate with some fruit and caramel.

M - Light to medium body; slightly overcarbonated.

D - Although the alcohol taste becames more subdued as I continued to drink this, it is still present throughout. A decent beer, but not one I would buy again.

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Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It poured clear golden orange in color with a thick, creamy white head. There is a high level of carbonation.
S: There of aromas of alcohol, candi sugar, floral hops, light fruits and spices in the nose.
T: The overall taste is somewhat sweet and contains a well-balanced mix of many of the flavors that were evident in the smell.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and there is a bit of dryness in the finish.
D: The alcohol is well masked but you'll probably have to sip this one or it will catch up to you. It's sweeter than most tripels and therefore is easier to drink.

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Photo of atigerlife
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with medium ilght brown head. Lots of small carbonation rising. Very nice looking.

Aroma of yeast, fruit, spices.

Taste is of apricots, peach, citrus, apples and grass. Interesting.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and cleansing.

Overall, a very enjoyable brew. Not typical for the style, but very nice. Drinkable for the ABV.

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Photo of Durge
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had just a short one at M'Couls in Greensboro, NC to try this serious brew and it shows a light amber color with a fair white head and just a hint of lacing. I sniff a skunky aroma, perhaps a light citrus hop note hiding in there but nothing too much else. The tastebuds pick up a dry hop skunk bread which is nice enough but boy this is pretty syrupy, heavy duty stuff with a notable alcohol presence. This isn't exactly my favorite style to begin with and this is just too seriously sweet and intense to thoroughly enjoy. Not very drinkable in my book.

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Photo of BeerNemesis
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Maredsous 10 Tripel. 11.2 oz. 10% ABV.

Appearance:
A mixture between sunset orange and a deep honey golden. The head is about 1" and foamy, and light steams of bubbles launch from the bottom. Leaves some thin lacing spattered around the circumference of the glass. Nothing unusual, until you notice wisps of what appears to be smoke suspended in the liquid. No doubt they were caused by the agitation, but still, very cool.

Aroma:
Grainy yeast and light fruits -- orange, dried pineapple, and peach mostly. Pleasant. Not amazing.

Taste:
All the flavors hit the palate at once -- astringent, bitter, grainy, and full of alcoholic gusto. A nutty yeast and very peppery alcohol deliver a lingering medicinal flavor and some warming at the finish. The taste is pretty harsh, offering a brute force approach to delivering flavor. Ultimately disappointing, but not a deal breaker if paired with hearty rustic fare (chicken pot pie comes to mind). I would discourage myself from drinking this alone.

Mouthfeel:
Medium-bodied, but quick creamy. It's smoothness is complemented by a touch of prickly carbonation.

Harmony:
Drink with hardy rustic food, not alone. The harsh, alcoholic bite does not befit a Tripel like this. While its creamy texture is appropriate to the style, the biting alcoholic taste is out of place, even sloppy. Unfortunately, Maredsous 10 doesn't come together well in the end. The lack of "layers" of flavor and the harsh, alcoholic taste are its downfalls.

Notes:
Forgo this in favor of either St. Bernardus Tripel, Chimay "Cinq Cents," or Westmalle Tripel (in that order). I was disappointed particularly because Maredsous Blonde (6) had wowed me with its complex but mellow flavors. Given that Duvel owns the rights to Maredsous, it's a surprise they couldn't produce a more balanced Tripel.

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Photo of ThaCreep
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A malty nose that evokes a lot of other grains, supplemented by a warm mouth where there is plenty to eat without becoming cloying than it. It also feels a touch alcoholic and many hops will give the beer flavor cereal that will spread throughout the mouth. The finish is in the same direction, midway between aromatic hops and alcohol presence. One good Tripel.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
2.32/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

New at the SAQ. Nice 750ml bottle.

A- Very nice copper liquid. Carbonation looks very active. Very thick, very airy, almost perfectly white head. Lacing is all over and sticks to the receding head.

S- Sour apple vinegar and strong alcohol, Very strong alcohol. A bit of a cookie smell. The head: bit musty and fart like. The liquid once at room temp: Slightly infected dried fruit. Not really foul, just not very good.

T- Wow alcohol is very strong. Like the smell. Really not as good as I though it would be. Water+Rubbing Alcohol+Belgian Tripel Flavouring. A bit of nectar soda and apple sauce. Gets more and more bitter as it warms.

M- High carbonation. Fairly dry. With the appearance this is probably the most appealing part of this beer. I consider the body low especially considering the amount of carbonation.

D- Not very good. Not much else to say as my review explains why.

Well I'm drunk now. Not satisfied though. This might sound like a stretch but this feels like a Macro take on a Tripel. With the way things are going, shouldn't take too long for one of the big guys too try.

I will try it again if I manage to find one in another SAQ to make sure this wasn't a bad bottle.

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Photo of crhensel
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Bottle into tulip - sampled 3/13/10) I am in love!! Pours a beautiful dark orange with a one and a half finger head that stuck around for most of the glass leaving some beautiful lacing on the way. The nose is what you expect from most abbeys -- orange, banana, coriander, etc. I was pleasantly surprised to also find a nice strong sweetness there brought out by some honey and toffee. The taste does not disappoint either! There is truth in the advertising the aromas made and the spice or the coriander and some pepper is balanced delightfully by the honey-like sweetness. This is the aftertaste that lingers and beckons that next sip! An exquisite example of the style with a delightful variation on the norm.

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Photo of DrinkinBoy
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Maredsous Tripel appears a deep gold color. The head is white, and although most of it dissipated quickly what was left had great cling to the glass.

Its smell is soft and sweet, with notes of bubble gum and bananas.

The taste was extremely complex as expected from this style. Flavors start of with sweetness similar to the nose, on the mid palate it quickly has spicy notes. The finish is the most complex with roasted/sweet combos similar to caramel.

Its mouthfeel is medium, which is suprising by looking at its color.

Overall, I think Maredsous Tripel is a great version of the style. Although it could be a little less harsh, it is definitely worth a try considering it is a legitimate version of the style.

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Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, orange/gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of great yeast, strong sweet malt, slight citrus (lemon), a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Tripel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, slight dry hop, sweet malt, and slight citrus (lemon). Overall, good body, aroma, and blend.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance is a Clear, dark golden colour with a huge, billowy off-white head on top, strong retention.

Smell is of black pepper, bread loaf with a sweet malt.

Taste is of baked bread, some citrus, hops and spice (cloves, black pepper

Mouthfeel is heavy carbonation, the pepper kick is very strong though, this lingers at the back of the throat, the booziness of this beer is not masked well at all.

Drinkability - one twelve ounce serving from the 750ML was enough as the peppery profile and the booziness of the beer was almost overpowering. Not a bad beverage, but I've had what I thought were better representations of this style.

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Photo of DanOLeary
2.12/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Aroma: The first scent off the beer is a quick lick of orange peel and dark candy sugar. There is a continual underlying smell of cardboard from some oxidization. It isn't very strong, but certainly noticeable and doesn't appear to 'blow off' in time. Other aromatics suggest caramel and light fruit.

Appearance: Pours a brilliantly clear caramel to amber color with a rich and creamy white head. The beer displays excellent head retention and a nice lacing along the glass. Strong and lively carbonation bubbles race to the top of this beer, sustaining the head nicely.

Flavor: First to hit the tongue is a vinous alcohol character that is quickly followed by a wet paper oxidized flavor. Some subtle notes of raisin and caramel, though these only last for a moment through the middle before the alcohol takes over again. The malt fades to the back as the alcohol heats up through the finish, leaving the beer rather hot and dry. If you look for it you can find some light candy sweetness trying to work it's way into the mix, but the oxidation and alcohol dominate the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with high carbonation. Strong alcoholic warmth and heat create a drying and almost puckering effect on the palate. Carbonation is lively on the tongue, which contributes to the body, though overall the malt character does not hold up well. The beer finishes quite dry and hot at the back of the throat.

Overall: Regretfully this beer comes off quite unbalanced, with heavy emphasis toward the 10% alcohol. Despite the fact that the bottle says the beer should be good until 2012, I'd say it's well past it's prime in the first part of 2010. This beer may have been mishandled somewhere along the way. Somehow oxidization got a hold of this brew taking away all but subtle hints of pleasing Belgian aroma and flavor. I'll probably shy away from this in the future, though I am curious to try another perhaps fresher example.

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Photo of Parrotbeak
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, light amber with an orange hue. Thin, white head that remains.
Orange, grapefruit, and a hint of lemon on the nose. Some fresh malts as well.
Taste is spicy malts on the front, with the spice lingering through the finish. Orange and other citrus tones. Faint pumpkin as well.
Mouthfeel is crisp and well-carbonated. Medium-light body.
Good drinkability. Alcohol is well-hidden.

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Photo of tronester
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden amber with a huge meringue like tan head. Smells exactly like champagne, very aromatic. Taste is spicy yeast up front, with a tart sour apple middle, and a surprising amount of bitterness in the finish. Alcohol heat in the finish. Mouthfeel is rich, slightly high carbonation. Drinkability is OK, the tartness gets to you though near the end of the bottle. I would drink this again, but wouldnt specifically seek it out.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a Maredsous chalice.

A-Clear, dark golden brew with a huge, billowy off-white head on top, strong retention.

S-Spicy, yeast-influenced smells with a sweet, spicy-bready malt.

T-Very up-front spice character, traditional in spirity, followed by a bitter alcohol flavor and apparenty warming. Some hoppy bitterness comes through to counter (slightly) the sweet, bready malt. To me, this tastes like an abbey-style tribple should taste.

M-Effervescent carbonation helps this medim-full beer really fill my mouth and cover my palate with it's tastiness.

D-This flavor holds many of the characteristics that come to mind when I think "triple." It's a wallop when it comes to the booze, but even that flavor aspect seems to stay relatively in line.

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Photo of BeerGodz
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Med orange color, big fluffy head, beautiful sticky lacing that won't quit!

Smell: You can smell the alcohol, banana, cloves, and apple

Taste: Up Front: Spicy, tart, apple, slight hops. Finish: alcohol, pepper and ginger snaps

Mouthfeel: A little tingly and dry

Drinkability: I love my abbey ales! This one definitely delivers the "Belgium Buzz"

Overall Impression: Oh! Did I mention I love abbey ales? It's a little pricey, but worth it! I love the price I paid...nothing! It was a gift to the God!....just sayin'

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Photo of haddon
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy amber with a full cream colored head. lots of carbonation bubbles throughout with good lacing down the goblet

smells of apricots, peaches, citrus, malts, yeast & spice. nothing overpowering but pretty standard for a good tripel

wow, really enjoyed this from the first sip. citrus, pineapple, cloves & bananas. the high alcohol brings a dry acidic taste with a sour aftertaste. nice!

firm but smooth feel. lots of carbonation is nicely placed with the higher abv

this beer is one of the best tripels I've had. I could drink this on a regular basis and never tire of the flavor... for that, I consider it very drinkable

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Photo of OskarL
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Hazy, amber/brownish color with a fluffy head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell - Fermented pears, fruity, alcohol and malt.

Taste - Bread, fruity, spicy yeast and alcohol. A bit sweet with bitterness. Doesn't finish very nice with a solvent-like feel.

Mouthfeel - Dry, medium body with quite a lot of carbonation.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with two fingers of off-white head on top of a clear, dark copper-brown body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice, thick lace on the glass. A bit too dark, but otherwise quite good looking.

S - A fruity yeast aroma of peach and pineapple with a hint of vanilla. Some sweet pilsner malt as well as a bit of pepper and clove.

T - Sweet pilsner malt up front with notes of bread and honey. Strong yeast character comes in next with lots of pepper, clove, and pineapple. A light vanilla yeast flavor briefly appears before giving way to a finish full of spicy yeast and thick, rich malt with notes of toffee and sourdough bread crusts, all of which is blanced by spicy hop flavor and moderate bitterness. Lingering doughy malt and clove yeast flavor.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

D - This beer is thoroughly dominated by its strong, spicy yeast character. The clove notes are quite strong, especially in the flavor, while some lighter, tropical fruit notes are more noticeable in the aroma. The yeast character is a bit more phenolic than I would like, but it is still appropriate to the style. I also find the earthy, musty hop flavor less pleasant than the more spicy, floral hops found in some other examples of the style. While these two points are a matter of preference, they do hurt the overall impression just a bit for me.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1pint/9.4FLoz bottle into a Maredsous chalice.

A - Poured a crisp honey orange with champagne like carbonation and a frothy white head with sticky lacing.

S - Cirtus, apples, alcohol.

T - Alcohol is very upfront. Bitter with a hint of the fruity nose in the taste.

M - Dry bittery aftertaste. Lively carbonation with an alcohol tingle.

D - Little strong for my tastes...not really a drinker as much as a sipper.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a translucent yellow with a foamy, frothy big white head, nice lace as it should be.

S: Classic nose, fermented apples and pears, Belgian yeast, pilsner type malt.

T: Yellow apples are heavy in this, almost cider like at times, good flavour overall. Clean, bready malt, lot of yeast esters. To me more of a BSPA than a tripel, I liked the mix of tastes.

M: A tad thin on the body for me, medium-bodied, alcohol is nowhere, certainly smooth.

D: This is a very good tripel, but not in the upper echelon with Westmalle and St. Bernardus. While not as good as those beers for my palate, this beer rocks and is a joy to drink.

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Photo of crossovert
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle. New label. best by 07/2012.

It pours into my Duvel tuplip with a foamy slightly off-white head that fills up to the brim, though it is slanted, probably because of my pour. The beer is a hazy brown/reddish/copper/peach and there are tiny bubbled racing form the etched duvel D.

It is fruity, clovey, with an exceptions bit of yeast. The malts are there though subdued by the yeasty zing.

It is zingy and twangy with yeast in the flavor. The malts come out more in the flavor with a huge hit of breadcrust. There is a slight hint of lemony fruitiness too. A great tasting Tripel.

This beer kicks ass.

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Photo of snpub540
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly hazy golden hue with a tiny creamy white head on top. Very delicate lacing was left on the glass.

Smell was very complex. There was an earthy, yeastiness there as well as a sweet honey aroma and some floral hoppiness.

Taste was equally complex. The earthiness was there along with a spicy hop flavor. Alcohol makes itself present in the finish with a warming sensation.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and crisp. Dinkability is a tad low because the alcohol became a little harsh when it warmed. I found it to be complex and delicious, but I certainly felt this one as I stood up from my bar stool.

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Photo of drpimento
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mmmmm, so nice. Served with a HUGE, foamy, frothy, fluffy, cream colored head that lasts a long time and a load of clumpy lace. Aroma is very malty, a bit roasty, caramel, toffee, perfume, spice, alcohol, and a little floral. Taste is similar with bittersweetness standing out along with the alcohol. Great body and carbonation. Easier to drink than one might think considering the richness and strength. Finish is medium in length but nice.

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Photo of Moonraker7
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark amber. Pours a 2 finger head which dissipates quickly.

S: Floral, fruity with sweet caramel. Some yeast.

T: Fruits (apples, pears), sweet caramel. Very dry, with alcohol fairly prominent. Mild hints of citrus. Seems a bit tart for a tripple, but still nice.

M: Pretty heavy carbonation, not as smooth as I hoped. Letting this beer warm up a bit is definitely recommended.

D: This is a great beer, but I find that the tart citrus tastes overpower many of the other flavors

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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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