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 TheStoutAholic
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I opted for a Samuel Adams perfect pint just because I didn't want to keep refilling my Tulip.

A: A little darker than what I expected from a normal Triple.

S: Smells like what I typical Triple smells like. A hint of fruit with a bit of a bread and honey.

T: Nothing special one of the least tasty triples I have had in awhile on this website triple's grades are usually offset by about +1 compared to other beers so this one would normally rate at a C+ but due to the style currently has a B+.

M: The playful carbonation that doesn't overpower the taste that are most often ever present in these Belgian or Trappist style ales.

D: This is a very good beer that usually can be burnt through a bottle in one sitting and be left with a healthy buzz.(10%ABV)

Overall, I would give it a solid B just because I along with most people from this website like this style of Ale, but compared to other of its style I would treat it as C.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
2.43/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Maredsous 10 has a hazy yellow orange body with a fluffy off-white head that leaves some lacing behind.

The aroma has some sweet candied sugar in it, with a lot of spiciness. A peppery yeast note is in there, but there also might be hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.

The flavor Maredsous 10 is not what I expected at all from a tripel. The candied sugar sweetness is there in front, but after that this tastes like some sort of spiced beer. The peppercorn flavor comes first; I would say it is more of a green peppercorn than a black peppercorn flavor, but I could be crazy or thinking too hard on this one. Then I notice perhaps a touch of cinnamon that lasts a second before a barrage of nutmeg comes through. A TON of nutmeg. The nutmeg flavor makes this one down right unpleasant actually.

The mouthfeel is moderate the body department, but a little active as far as carbonation goes.

The Nutmeg killed this one. I'm not sure if it is a character of the yeast and an actual additive, but it is unmistakable there. If you've ever cooked using nutmeg, you know that just a pinch produces a pretty noticeable flavor; anymore can ruin a dish. Maredsous 10 is a dish that got more than just a pinch of nutmeg.

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Photo of fightingwords
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A--cloudy honey color. Bright fluffy chunky white head.

S--very floral nose, good candied sugars and a hint of clove.

T--balaced sweet flavors of sugar and yeasty malts. Nothing really stands out here. A pleasent bright flavored beer w/ a somewhat forward alcohol presence.

M--found it to be thin with high carbonation. Crisp and sharp and quick finishing.

D-- friendly belgian tripel that drinks okay.

Was expecting more bit maybe that's my fault. a bit pedestrian in my opinion. Great Belgian for a piping hot humid KY day. I'll revisit this in the summer when I think I'll find it most enjoyable.

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Photo of brewdoc75
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden with amber hues. Nice clarity with moderate carbonation.

S: Floral, herbal hops. Strong phenols and a hint of ester. On the spicier end for a tripel.

T: Starts out with a honey like sweetness. The spicy phenols are quite strong. The alcohol does come thru, but not terribly so. Mild hops that contribute a nice, earthy spiciness.

M: Dry, crisp and clean. Finishes with nice, clean carbonation.

D: A solid tripel. Not my favorite. The spiciness was a little over the top for me. Worth a try, but not a staple for me.

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Photo of jbonapar
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a stubby brown bottle.

Appearance: Hazy orange colour. A light head that quickly disappears.

Smell: Dry and nutty yeast aroma. Pineapple and peach smell.

Taste: Medium body beer with a bitter and medicinal flavor that seems to overpower the potential for smoothness. I have a hard time getting past the astringent flavors to actually notice what lies underneath. I think that is the weakness of this beer. A slight sweetness that seems to want to poke through, but the peppery alcohol and strong astringency are a bit too much for me.

Overall, not my favorite of the style, but if you like a strong peppery triple, then you may enjoy this.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Popped off the top and it foamed up like a homebrew, good sign. Smells yeasty and slightly spicy, with hints of anise, but not real malty. Very much like a boiling wort or even raw bread dough. Pours into a chalice with a creamy head on top of a cloudy dark golden color. Taste is slightly bitter, consistent throughout with spicy warming sensation that travels from the middle to the finish. Mouthfeel has zest but there is not any over-carbonation. This beer starts as middle of the road but finishes nicely. The AC is evident in warmth but not so much in taste. Not a great Belgian but decent.

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

Almost clear amber with visible wispy strands of yeast - kinda cool actually. Thick, creamy, stick head. Fairly light aroma, with hints of spiciness, honey and tropical fruit. Medium-dry with a pronounced husky grain and bready yeast. Quite well hidden alcohol. There's a little bit of anise and grass and fruit. Body is light and with a sharp carbonation. I would call this an easy-drinking tripel - not overly flavourly nor challenging, but well balanced and accessible.

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Photo of ecoastman
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I could get used to drinking this liquid gold. I generally love Belgian Tripels and this one is no exception. Dangerous being 10% ABV. Dangerous.

Post-review note: this beer is very under rated. Perhaps this year's brew is better than in previous years so don't be swayed by the average rating. This stuff is a gem.

Pours an orange gold with a pillowy head that recedes with some sheet lacing. Nice deep haze that was intensified by some intentional agitation to stir up the good stuff.

It has all the good traits for the style: malty, candy-sweet, bready-yeast, complex, phenolic and fruity.

The taste delivers all of these along with a nice level of mild bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is top notch - smooth and creamy with no harshness whatsoever from the alcohol. Great carbonation too.

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Photo of scottg
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Maredsous glass at the Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT.

Pours a cloudy orange with a thin off white head. Aromas of apple, cherry, carmelized malt, honey. There is some grain flavor with vanilla, cherry, & honey. Medium carbonation and body with a syrupy mouthfeel. There is some alcohol warmth but sneaky for a 10%.

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Photo of GodOfBeer
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My third and final Maredsous beer, I wasn't expecting much with this, since their other beers weren't that great.

Pours a nice cloudy orange with lots of carbonation and a nice thick white head, tons of lacing.

Smells of bubblegum, cherries, banana, cloves and spices, some alcohol as it warms up and some grassy hops, somewhat perfumey.

Very tasty beer, just like it smells. Lots of fresh, tropical fruit, cloves, sort of winey tasting, very sweet and sugary, the alcohol is extremely well hidden in this beer.

Smooth, thick and pretty carbonated mouthfeel, a very drinkable beer indeed, I couldn't put it down. I'm somewhat surprised at the reviews for this beer, underrated for sure. This is the one of the best Tripels I've ever had, after La Fin du Monde of course, too bad this wasn't available in singles at the LCBO year round.

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

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: orange/golden/copper color with a very large head of dense ivory foam. Quite appealing.

Smell: subtle aroma of malt and apples and pears.

Taste: sweet with a big bang of tree fruit and fruity esters and alcohol. Frankly, just what I want out of a tripel; though it seems a little more sour than I normally like.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice carbonation. Not quite as creamy as I like but still quite good.

Drinkability: quite drinkable but yowza, the alcohol on this one warms you in a hurry. Tasty, but one glass is enough, thank you.

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Photo of GoBrewOrGoHome
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- orange gold color with a nice white head that clinges to the glass, slightly hazy.

S- sweet citrus, dried fruit, alcohol with a hint of yeast.

T- caramelized sugar, yeast, alcohol definitely evident, hints of banana and pear.

M- sharp carbonation, warm alcohol, dry finish with a medium body.

D- nothing to brag about, there are many other triples i would buy before getting this again.

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Photo of Vengeance526
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark orange amber color with slight haze and a small white head that fades away pretty quickly and only leaves a little lacing.

Initial aroma is pleasing with lots of lighter fruits upfront along with subtle hints of honey, grass and spices.

Sadly, the taste is where this starts to go downhill for me. Some nice notes of apple and spice start things off, but before long this becomes very sugary and the sharp alcohol isn't masked at all. Gets better as it warms, with more citrus notes becoming evident, but overall, the nice aroma had me believe the taste would be a lot better than it was.

Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Again, this became more drinkable as it warmed up, but overall this isn't one of my favorite tripels. Given the style, there are much better options out there and I doubt I'll be looking for this again.

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Photo of MadeInOregon
4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

DISCLAIMER: I am a big tripel fan. Love em!

Apparently I got a bottle with the new label cuz mine is much different than the one pictured here. I'd take a pic but I can never seem to get the dimensions to the acceptable level.

Poured into a wide-mouthed stemless wine glass this beer was a very nice golden color with a good bit of cloudiness from the yeast. Looks much like a hefeweizen.

In the glass it has a HUGE pillowy, white head which subsides to lacing all over the place. Nice.

The smell is much like any other tripel I've had--nothing out of the ordinary, but still pleasant.

First taste...mmm, bliss. The Maredsous Tripel is very smooth and sweet. It is not overly sweet, hoppy, or yeasty. Instead it does great balancing of all the appropriate qualities of a tripel, including the higher alcohol content (10% in this case).

This is a very delicious and enjoyable tripel--certainly one of the best balanced ones I've ever had. If you love tripels this one won't disappoint you!

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Photo of magnj
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - golden orange body with 1 finger white head, some carbonation.

S - dark fruits and complex caramel sugars.

T - spicy yeast compliment dark fruits and complex sugars.

M/D - full body, ends dry and clean. Not terribly interesting but tasty enough.

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Photo of Cresant
2.95/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured this 11.2 oz. brown bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. Best before: 08 2010. The body was dull butterscotch colored with green hues. The head was beige and faded to clumpy islands, a film remained throughout.

Smell was prunes and hard candy. Bread. Cinnamon. Alcohol. Interesting.

Taste was syrupy. Rich. Alcohol was very evident.

Mouthfeel was thick and heavy, with moderate carbonation. Not one of my favorite tripels.

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

Poured into a chalice a nice cloudy golden dark yellow/orange color, nice carbonation, nice little one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, some citrus. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, yeasty, with some nice citrus/spice note. Medium body. Drinkable, a very nice Tripel.

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Photo of Tim2000
2.51/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750 mL brown bottle.

Dark amber with a thick white head. Nice lacing.

Sweet, malty aroma with a bit of spice.

Starts off sugary but quickly dries out into a sharp astringency. Definite presence of harsh alcohol. Lingering sourness. Thin-bodied with a high level of carbonation.

Very disappointing. Especially since I love Maredsous 8.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a stubby 330ml on a whim, allowed to warm outside the fridge for about 20 minutes. Poured to a small goblet, the slightly narrowed tasting glass from last spring's 'Portland's Cheers to Belgian Beers'.

Bottled dated 'Best Before - 06 2011'

A: Almost clear, the finest mistiness on close inspection. Butterscotch orange-amber with a fair amount of rising carbonation. Head piles to about 2-fingers, a fizzy tuft of whiteness; it falls in a couple minutes to a ringing film, leaving patchy speckles of lace.

S: Appropriate aroma with good strength: crisp apples, honey, raisin-y spice, mild yeast roll. It's all pretty sweet, with enough spice and a dash of grassy hops to balance.

T: Apple, ripe pear and a slightly tropical nectar, all meld with a sharper drying spice. Fruits and cereal sweetness mellow, a hint of citrus tang, maybe apricot, enters. Finish is slightly chalky/mineral.

M: Feel is a little underwhelming at first sip, lighter body. A cool, slickness, little carbonation. As it warms and grows, becomes a somewhat heavier blanket of malty sweetness with a modest dose of spiciness to dry/counteract. Velvety smoothness. 10% weight is, for the most part, concealed. Acid reflux kicked in late in the glass.

D: Thinking back, I'm not sure that I've ever tried the Maredsous 10...certainly have had my share of tripels but likely not this one. Not the most complex flavors or aromas, but a good version and an approachable choice. Wouldn't mind having again, but not a 'must'. Use caution, as the alcohol lies in wait for the unsuspecting...

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Photo of RedBrewer83
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into goblet

A: Very unlike a belgian triple in appearance, very surprised, almost appears like a barleywine, Golden amber honey in appearance, frothy creamy head about one finger that fades slowly and falls to a pillowy cap on top of the beer. Very good lacing left behind.

S: Lots of yeast, honey, light fruits like apricot and grapes slightly floral and herbal as well. Not a ton going on here, but pleasant to the nose. Again, not very triple like.

T: Not nearly as impressive as I was hoping for...the appearance and smell were leading me astray the typical belgian triple style, but I was really hoping the taste might recapture me. Unfortunately this does not come off at all like a triple...more like a belgian pale crossed with a barleywine. Taste is similar to the nose, lots of yeast presence with notes of honey, citrus, apricot, fairly strong booziness upfront as well. Can't really taste the 10% but you feel it in the back of your throat, the alcohol seems to linger much longer than the flavor. Not a lot of depth...

M: Medium mouthfeel that is overcarbonated in my opinion, too harsh and aggressive, the sensation almost overpowers the flavor at one point.

D: The abv is fairly well hidden but the harshness of the carbonation makes this one a little slower going down...This beer is good, but does not accurately reflect the style in my opinion and as a belgian triple I am not overly impressed.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 75 cl bottle.

Pours a deep honey gold that's only slightly hazy with a mild white head that retains small.

Smells of grape like fruitiness, sweet malts, and faint alcohol.

Tastes of malts with a hint of the aforementioned alcohol. The fruit sweetness from the smell is gone, replaced by a mild citrus tartness mostly overshadowed by a caramel sweetness.

Feels very full with soft but constant carbonation. The alcohol also numbs slightly.

Doesn't come across like most trippels. A bit sweeter than others. A good beer well worth trying but might disappoint some looking for the typical trippel taste.

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Photo of Buttermaker
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance is nice; the head is huge. (Does anyone else think appearance and smell ought to be knocked down to 10% and taste up to 60%?) Nose is surprisingly unremarkable; a little fruity yeast but not as much as you'd expect for a Belgium. Taste: it starts like a triple, nice maltiness, and finishes...a little like cough syrup. I know it's hard to disguise the alcohol on a 10.0% abv beer but there's plenty of triples out there that do a better job than this one. Not much depth here either. The mouthfeel is lighter than most triples, which I enjoyed, but in the end it's not very sessionable because of the harshness.

Recommended music pairing: Rolling Stones - Goat's Head Soup

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Photo of Blakaeris
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber-orange in color with a massive, rocky off white head. Meringue like globs of lacing sheet the sides of the glass.

Aroma is yeasty and fruity. Slightly musty, with plenty of coriander and nutmeg. Citrus fruit, and an earthy orange peel bitterness.

Taste is bready caramel malt and candied sugar. Hints of toffee, and generous tropical fruit - notably tangerine, orange, and apricot. Finish is quite musty with vague spices and pleasantly warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Smooth and soft.

Tasty and smooth. Plenty of subtle complexity from citrus fruit and earthy, musty character.

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Photo of bashiba
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice slightly cloudy golden yellow with a huge and pillowy off white head, very sticky and tons of retention.

The smell is very tropical, with pineapple, mango, and apple all coming through along with a bit of funky yeast.

The flavor follows the nose quite well although adding to the complexity with a bold spicyness complementing the tropical fruit flavors nicely with a touch of sweet bubblegum and crisp tart apple along with just a touch of bitter hops..

The mouthfeel is slightly warm with a bit of a dry finish.

Easy to drink, very nice Tripel.

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Photo of WoogityBoogity
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazey dark amber body; thick white collar of foam that slowly lingers and leaves decent lacing.

S - Faint malt smell. Predominantly alcohol in the aroma. Low esters and phenols. No hop character detected.

T - Sweet malt at first, then strong phenols and alcohol. Low esters in the middle.

M - Medium body with high carbonation. Moderate warming (some may call it high warming).

D - A simple tripel with high warming characteristics from phenols and alcohol.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,585 ratings.
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