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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002

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Photo of birchstick
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a very dark yellow, not quite copper but not yellow. A decent head to it.

S - not a very strong nose - apples and pears stick out the most

T - very nice taste - all of the characteristics of a triple. Light malts with loads of spice and some tart fruits - green apple and some pear

M - as the bottle suggests, there is a creamy smoothness and leaves a dry finish

D - this is a solid triple. Very true to the style, which makes it very delicious and enjoyable.

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Photo of MeisterBurger
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a burnished amber topped by a clunky, lumpy, moussey head. Looks wonderful. Great head retention and insane lacing.

Apple-like esters dominate the aroma with some toffee and spice and orange zest, not to mention candi sugar. It's subtle though.

Taste is a little sweet and fruity with peppery spices and earthy yeast with a tart bite to it. There's a slight medicinal flavor. Bready, with a little citrus and candy. It's good if not great.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is dry if a tad sugary.

Overall a nice tripel but the alcohol is a little too prevalent and there's just not enough going on in terms of taste.

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Photo of erz316
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 corked and caged bottle into chimay chalice. expiration is 02/2012

A - a deep honey colour, rich and golden brown; colour up to the light is dark like an unfiltered apple cider, maybe a lighter but not the normal type of juice. the head is big at 1.5 fingers, and retains pretty well. colour of the head is a slightly off-white, maybe with a bit of cream around the edges. lacing is abundant and all around. superb looking, but I find the colour to be a bit too dark for a brilliant tripel colour.

S - bit of apples, booze, and malts. the front of the nose is this light granny smith apple, with some slight hoppy spice fragrance, the middle and bottom are pure malts. the nose is quite weak and is pretty dependent on the ammount of head on the beer. I find myself pouring in a little more each time I want to get a good smell. again, not a very strong nose, but the combination of apple-y hops, alcohol and malts makes for a good smelling, but standard smelling nose.

T - this is a great beer, and a great tripel. The initial taste is malty, with some sour apple skin, and a bit of hoppy bitterness. all of the flavours blend very well, only the hops stick out a little bit more than usual. the finish is a good even balance between malts and hops, with a bit of apple twang to the taste. the aftertaste is slightly bitter hops, but also some sour apples. the tastes are blunt, and straightforward. simple and delicious; but of course, the brew could develop on the different flavours.

MF&D - the body is a good medium, with ample carbonation. the carbonation is just a bit too much for me at times, but it is really good either way. the drinkability is lowered a bit because the alcohol seems to be hitting me as I reach the bottom of the bottle. otherwise, this brew is tops!

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My 350th beer...

A: Had this one poured into a Maredsous tulip/flute (it's somewhere in the middle)...seemingly the perfect glass from which to taste this beverage. It pours a slightly hazy cloudy amber with a full centimeter of thick fluffy head.

S: Spicy and yeasty, and the yeast is more subtle than some of the other tripels that I have enjoyed over the past few years. Even so, it smells of a promising dryness that I love in my tripels.

T: Grainy flavor is dominant. The yeast is nowhere to be found. Not quite as dry as I had hoped for, but the spices in the beer are nicely balanced and make this enjoyable, even though I found the flavor slightly disappointing, after their 8.

M/D: Slightly dry finish, standard tripel texture (no surprises there), and a moderate amount of carbonation. It hides the alcohol very well, but overall, I am just not too impressed with this beer. I wouldn't quite say that I would spring for this beer the next time I saw it, but it was an OK beer.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml into Duvel tulip at around 45-50 degrees.

Great look - Booming 4F frothy cream-colored head, with tons of sticky lacing; Golden Amber in color, 50% opaque, and plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell is really nice - Tart, green apple takes over at the outset, followed by flowers and a heapin helpin of Belgian yeast.

Ripe fruits dominate the taste - bruised apricot and apple skins, followed up with sweetbread, rose buds, and light sweet spice. Flavor stays with you...

Somewhat active/sparkling in the mouthfeel for a tripel, and relatively dry.

Very nice on the Drinkability scale - hides the 10% exceptionally well, even as it warms. Easily made it thru this bomber, and would welcome another.

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Photo of jecartier
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours copper colored with a creamy head that quickly reduces to white lace around glass. Light aroma; floral and citrusy but not hoppy. Taste is sweet, a bit spicy and yeasty. Very smooth and fairly crisp, with some residual flavor clinging to my tongue. Alcohol is not fully masked, but not overwhelming either. Not terribly complex, but very enjoyable.

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Photo of allboutbierge
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one takes the typical tripel flavors a bit further than others, which makes it more of a 'one and out' beer.

Nose is packed tightly with citric, grains, alcohol, marshmellow.

Color is a bit of an off colored unfilitered lager with a massively poured white head which doesn't last long.

Flavor doesn't hide all the alcohol. Lots of grains for my taste, some acids, a bit sour. A bit rough.

I didnt really want another one after it. But, all the same, it was enjoyable.

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Photo of flexabull
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my post backpacking beer. It was an epic trip, hopefully this beer is epic too.

Pours a darker gold color with a large fluffy white head.

Smells floral, spicy, with light mineral hops.

Taste is very dry, floral, dough like, and with a light creamy malt sweetness. Finish is very crisp, dry again, with a light mineral hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Feels almost perfect for the style, nice thickness with a good dry feel.

Drinkability is good. Very solid Tripel.

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Photo of Wheelinb
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a nice appearance. Copperish color and nice head. Got lots of citrus and some sort of spice and it flowed into the glass. Got that big taste initially then the citrus and clove flavors took over. The bottle we has was a gift and had just reached is date (which makes me think it was a regift) We will have to try this again with a new bottle because what I am reading and what I am tasting do not seem to match.

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Photo of atpben
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Maredsous glass. Appears a nice copper color with a 1/2 inch thick head which settles to a very smooth texture. Very sweet in the smell with hints of cloves and candy. Sweet and yeasty in the taste with great smoothness. Light citrus and spicy notes creep in and finishes dry with medium carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer. One of the better triples.

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

A- Pours burnt orange/amber with big, thick head and leaves a thick sticky lace

S- Very sweet, sugary white wine like smell, hint of roasted malts

T- Sweet and string with a wine like taste. Slight hops but more caramel than anything. A hint of apples to finish it off

M- Thick like a porter with a nice balance of carbonation, one of the better consistencies I've had

D- Very good beer, the right amount of ingredients to make it one of the better triples available

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Photo of jhu1995
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange-golden color with a thick, fluffy white head that lingers with lots of lacing. Appearance could not get much better. Smell is slightly peppery with hints of pineapple and bubble gum. Taste is peppery with tropical fruits. Clean with a mild tartness mouthfeel and light to medium-bodied. Very easy to drink for 10% ABV. One of those pleasant surprises and very enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of hustlesworth
4.83/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- hazy reddish orange amber with golden highlights. super creamy big puffy off-white head lasts forever and it's no surprise that there's a ton of lace here. like just about all belgian beers this baby looks beautiful in a gently contoured tulip. foam has the same consistency as duvel, and along with the deep color this is one striking brew.

S- soft fruity marshmallow sweetness, pineapple upside-down cake, strawberry, cantaloupe, pear, banana, caramel, vanilla, a minute touch of floral alcohol esters, the head is so sturdy and muffling that it makes it difficult to pull the aromas through. very clean yeast and not at all funky.

T- fruity just like the aroma and mildly hoppy, white pepper, clove, nutmeg, banana, pineapple, mango, papaya, pear, mandarin, rose, brown sugar, maraschino, melon, orange blossom honey, perfect balance of sweet and tart, some sweet grain in the finish, barely an indication of the whopping 10% alcohol. finishes with light citrus hop bitterness, somewhat herbal, and pleasantly drying.

MF- luxurious and smooth, like well conditioned worn-in leather, light carbonation makes for a thick juicy feel, very soft and plush with some stickiness as it dries.

D- the duvel family hides their alcohol with remarkable execution, and it's something the rest of the brewing world has to live up to. to make a 10% abv beer that doesn't taste the least bit boozy is an incredible feat. perfect balance, amazing flavor, and sheer smoothness make this another dangerously drinkable monster.

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Photo of aristeros
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle, label says "best before 2011." Poured--sorry!--into a pint glass. Pours a medium amber and has over two fingers of white head, thick lacing.

Smells of tropical fruit; banana and a bit of citrus. Some pepper, some cloves, a lot of malt here but I an detect the spices.

I get bitter hops and sweet malt in front, and cloves, sweet banana bread, finishing dry with a fair amount of alcohol. Light and crisp, but the alcohol inhibits the drinkability. Tart throughout.

I'm glad I tried it. Not my first choice, though.

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Photo of schmitter
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice amber, a bit lighter than redskins maroon. Had a big foaming head when poured and it almost flowed out of the bottle at opening. Taste was a bit smoky, hoppy, and a hint of banana bread. Also smelled sweet, with banana hints. Overall, not like other tripels, but good.

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Photo of seand
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into the official Maredsous glass I got with the tasting pack.

A: Pours a translucent amber, with over two fingers of off white head from a slow pour. Very nice lacing and retention.

S: Very sweet and thick - caramel, brown sugar, and some fruit.

T: Much like the nose, and approaches but doesn't quite cross the line for cloyingly sweet.

M: Very full and sticky, with a mild astringency on the finish.

D: The sweetness and stickiness make this one so so for drinkability, especially given the high ABV.

This wasn't bad, but probably one of my least favorite tripels.
I liked the Maredsous 8 more.

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Photo of ChopperSmith
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. The beer pours deep golden with a thin off white head with little retention or lacing.

Smell - Floral, peppery and a whiff of alcohol.

Taste - Sweet and fruity with a little yeasty or grainy flavor on the finish. This is a high ABV brew and the alcohol warmth is there with every sip, especially the first one.

Mouth feel - Thinner and heavily carbonated, but not too distracting.

Drinkability - I generally like Belgian Tripels as a rule, and this is one of the good examples of why. Tasty, high ABV and easy to drink...maybe too easy for a high ABV beer like this one. Good for the right occasion, and if driving afterward isn't a factor.

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Photo of Vixie
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very nice clear orange color. Quite a few bubbles, and a large full light cream colored head.

Smell was fruity, almost full of citrus at first, then other aromas kick in. I detected banana, pepper, and some spiciness.

Taste is citrus, with a good deal of spice. Very peppery, one of the spiciest beers I've had. The taste is good, although not overly complex. There is a little alcohol warming at the end, but not as much as you'd expect from 10%, it's well hidden.

The mouthfeel is dominated by the carbonation. Nothing really of note here, pretty much typical for the style.

Not a real standout, but not a bad one either. La in Du Monde to me is still the standard bearer for this style, and this one doesn't top it for me. Still a very nice example of this style, tripels are one of my favorites, and this is a good solid example of one.

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Photo of beer2day
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice orange gold with a 1/2 finger head. Little retention. Very faint lacing. Aggresive, fine carbonation.

Banana-clove dominate the nose, with a hint of orange citrus. Hints at the strong malt content of this one.

Pretty calm hit on the tongue, gets a little active with the carbonation. Slightly tart finish with banana slipping in. Alcohol is very apparent in the finish.

Wanted to like this one more, but just lacking in depth.

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Photo of Kromes
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange color with a large fluffy white head. Retains head very well. A nice sweet malt and spicy clove aroma. The flavor is not what I had expected from the aroma. There is a big full malt flavor that is dominated by a strong alcohol taste and feeling. There are some spice flavors like clove, but they are barely detectable due to the strong alcohol flavor. As
I am drinking it now, I guess my palate has become acclimated to the alcohol and the flavors are coming out more. The finish is rather tangy and tart, it sucks the moisture right out of your mouth. The mouthfeel is a little thin at first before the carbonation fills out the beer. Drinkability is limited due to the strong alcohol feel and flavor.

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Photo of Squelch
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slight haze. Straw colored. Effervescent. Medium billowy head that dissipates slowly.

Smell: Fruity, estery. No hop aroma. Very nice

Taste: Alcohol dominates what otherwise would be a nice beer. Too much alcohol, not enough fruity cideryness expected. Not complex enough.

Mouthfeel: Feels too light. Needs more depth and richness. Astringent from carbination.

Drinkability: One of the least desireable triples I've tasted.

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Photo of HeyItsChili
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a chubby little bottle into a tulip glass. The beer pours clear blonde with a thin off white head.

S - Light fruits i.e. crisp green apples, white pepper.

T - Sweet, fruity, crisp up front taste. Bready, earthy, ending in a peppery finish fades into a dull, warm alcohol aftertaste.

M - Slightly thinner than medium bodied with a huge fizzy carbonation presence.

Notes - There are several tripels I'd go to before this one, but Maredsous 10 is still a quality, tasty beer.

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Photo of goatgoat
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best before 2011. Poured into a Chimay goblet.

Perfectly clear amber gold. A somewhat moderate pour reveals only a finger's worth of frothy white head. It takes it's time falling... constantly replenished by the relentless stream of bubbles rising from the bottom. Sheets of lace cling over most of the glas

Aroma is thick bready malt, light orchard fruits, bruised banana, and a hint of herbal. The alcohol is apparent around the edges.

Flavor brings a bit more sweetness, even a banana candy note. Again with the bread and bruised banana. There's a slight mustiness and little peppery character. Then a gentle bitterness in the finish.

Alcohol provides a light astringency which is nice with the dry finish. Copious carbonation is lively but not at all prickly and plays well with the medium light body.

There's a unique bready character here, which isn't exactly to my tastes but is interesting nonetheless.

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Photo of becktone
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes 4-1-09

Done horizontally with Augustijn Tripel, Westmalle Tripel, and Kasteel Tripel.

Eye: This beer is a copper hued gold in color and is the most brilliantly clear of the group, I think this one wins as fars as apperances go. The head here is creamy in appearance and it has excellent formation and retention.

Nose: Some alcohol and slight spiciness is noticeable right upfront along with a strong sweet malty aroma. Butterscotch and candied aromas come out as well. There are some yeast phenols/esters here that I can't quite put a finger on....not really all that great, but not damaging to the overall aroma either. Aroma in this beer is more robust than the Westmalle and seems to exemplify the characteristics of the style better.

Tongue: Malt sweetness is huge, as well as candied flavors. Real nice and flavorful. Alcohol is noticeable as well. Hop flavor is there and it helps to add to the dryness of this brew. Slight spiciness. Some fruitiness as well. More well rounded than the Kasteel, really right in between that and Westmalle. This beer has a real nice flavor, its just that its not as well melded as the Westmalle. This one is on the maltier side and Westmalle is on the drier, earthier side. Aftertaste is a bit strange on this one. Alcohol lingers but not much else, it lends an almost oxidized flavor to the aftertaste.

Feel and Drinkability: Semi-dry in the finish. Medium-light delicate carbonation on a beer with a medium-light body. Nothing special about the feel. It works, but perhaps a bit more carbonation or a bit lighter body would help this beer out. Aftertaste dies rather quick. This isn't one that I'd be opposed to picking up again, but there are a few others I'd go after first. Glad to have tried it but definitely not my first choice.

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

Served in a Maredsous glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer is a clear bright burnished copper color with a ¼" white foam head that recedes slowly eventually leaving a ring of foam and a patch of foam in the middle. At first sipping leaves a line and sheet of foam which turns into a nicely speckeled patter. Later it leaves just the line of foam and the speckled pattern.

Smell: The aroma is fresh and fruity sweet with malt, a hint of yeast and some subtle spices. The alcohol is well-concealed.

Taste: The flavor is full, fruity and sweet with some malt in there and some alcohol flavor and bite detectable. But as the liquid warms the spice and fruit come forward and alcohol becomes better integrated into the full flavor of the beer. Depending on the sip, the fruit seems to be some pear and hints of citrus peel.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and soft with a creamy feel from the carbonation. The long finish is predominantly sweet with an undertone of hop bitterness and alcohol.

Drinkability: Although I think I prefer the 8, this Tripel is wonderfully drinkable but I'll have only one at a sitting given the ABV which makes its presence known by the gentle warmth that spreads through one's blood stream. I'll be drinking more of these in the future and looking forward to having it again. I also want to taste this side by side with La Fin du Monde from Unibroue.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,605 ratings