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 Jeffo
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this down the road at the bottle shop.

Into a chalice.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger medium fluffy white head. Colour is a dark burnt orange or tawny with higher levels of carbonation. Head has good retention and settles very unevenly to a thick cap. That thick cap remains the whole way and leaves lots of nice looking lacing down the glass. Beautiful look and colour. This is as good as it gets here.

SMELL: A decently strong nose of toasted malt, biscuit, sweet apple and some pear. Definitely some spicy notes as well, cloves and coriander perhaps.

TASTE: Toasted malt up front and lots of spicy notes, cloves and coriander again. A touch of spicy alcohol as well, but it's very well hidden for the 10% ABV. Some yeasty notes in the background as well. Mild aftertaste of spices and alcohol is pretty long lasting and pleasant. Not an overly bold taste, but very nice. A bit of a bolder taste would make it killer.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a scratch a the end. Finishes somewhat dry on the palate. Nice.

OVERALL: Very good triple. Definitely enjoyable and drinkable as well. The taste could be a little bolder on this one, but this is definitely one of the better triples I've had. A good brother to their double.

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

330ml bottle, best before 03 2011. sampled may 8/09.

pours crystal clear deep amber in colour with a huge dense off-white head. the head drops very slowly and leaves nearly a solid sheet of lace behind. both the body and head are a few shades darker than expected, but otherwise pristine.

aroma is good. white bread and cracker. great belgian spicy yeast presence. mostly non-specific, but i can pick out notes of corriander and clove. touch of alcohol, though nowhere near 10%. light caramel and faint fruity presence. a little more BSPA than tripel, but still pretty nice.

taste is good. cracker and white bread. just a hint of caramel. light alcohol - a little more than in the aroma, yet still not the full amount. nice light spice component. yeast. faint fruit and caramel rounding things out.

mouthfeel is nice. just over medium body - fuller than it should be, with a finish not as dry as expected either. just over medium body.

drinkability is nice. well balanced and tasty overall, just a little full-bodied for the style which hampers its drinkability.

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Photo of KAVSE
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being a fan of Trappist Monk brews, I was intrigued by this one being brewed by Benedictine Monks and wanted to give it a try.
I poured the Maredsous 10 into a Chimay glass to open it up and was immediately impressed by the creamy pour, appearance, and head. The medium-amber color is very inviting and I was a little disappointed by the weaker nose. However, the Maredsous redeemed itself by the taste. It tasted very light on the tongue with hints of caramel and spice. Very drinkable and deceptive in its light taste (10.0% ABV) - this one can captivate in the same way a Duvel can.

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Photo of rwdkosak
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Heavily carbonated...Poured at cellar temp into chalice after huge overflow out of the bottle. A nice head formed with solid lacing that clings to the glass over dark golden color. Nose was fairly faint of yeast and not much else. Taste was better, not the best tripel I've had but good, sweet with light fruit note, yeast as is typical for the style and a finish of alcohol and hops. Overall mouthfeel is good, not great and not the most drinkable beer at 10% ABV though it's a good beer to have now and again. It's quite different to other examples of the style in the taste of alcohol and bitterness at the end but worth having if you're looking to expand the style.

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Photo of PatrickJR
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into red wine glass.

A - Sunset colored with a slight haze. 2-3 fingered dirty white head rises with decent retention. Lots of lacing.

S - Fruity aromas reminiscent of bananas and pears on the surface. Underneath aromas of indistinct spices and perhaps some citrus? Phenolic presense is also evident, along with a touch of alcohol.

T - Early fruit notes with prominent banana. Mid palate the brew starts drying out with hints of spice and a mild breadiness. Late palate kicks ass with a shart bitterness, a wash of plastic-like and chemicalish phenols, and a fairly strong burst of alcohol. The flavors on the backend of this stuff are intense and even a little harsh at times.

M - Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. High carbonation accentuates bitterness, phenols, and alcohol bite.

D - What starts off fairly well falls into a bit of an intense concoction for my tastes. The phenols are a bit unpleasant, and when coupled with the large alcohol presence it tastes like the worst medicine I've never taken. Overall though, not a bad beer in a style that I don't particularly care for.

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Photo of unclejimbay
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Maredsous 10 - Triple
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Style: Tripel
ABV: 10.00 %, stubby bottle>Duvel tulip glass

A 4.5 - cloudy copper sunset amber haze in color, excellent 2.5 finger head that slowly reduced to a beautiful lace and cap, lace lasted entire beer, some noticeable carbonation.
S 4.5 One word = Complex! Very unique in aroma for a tripel, trace notes of oaked whiskey barrels, spicy red wine notes, some hops are present, trace notes or port or a fine dessert wine. A sweet spiced bananas foster comes to mind with a dash of citrus spice.
T 4.0 - semi mellow boozy-ness like a fine mellow whiskey, more bold and complex for a triple. Alcohol is more noticeable than in some other triples, but it is balanced well to avoid to much dominance. Dark candy, mild licorice, and citrus are present on the palate. Some mild tartness, alcohol warming, and yeast zip sneaks in on the finish..
MF 3.0 - Semi slick with alcohol warming sensation, stronger ABV seem to tone down what would normally seem like high carbonation. The mouth feel seems light on the palate but I think it is due to the ABV kick!
D 3.5/4.0 - This is a very bold and complex triple. I enjoyed it, but it is much bolder than other triples in my experience. It is a fine triple to sip and enjoy. The aromas are complex and worth a sniff before every sip. It has a stronger boozy taste than most triples, but is much more balanced and approachable than a true barley wine. I would call this the finest wine like triple I have ever enjoyed. It is a good brew if this is the type of thing you are looking for, but take note it is not the average triple! It's a sipper for sure, not a session brew...

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Photo of peabody
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out orangeish and with one finger of off white suds. Lacing is very prevelant here.
Smell is Belgian yeast and lots of alcohol. Some spices too but not a lot.
Taste is kind of boring. Not a lot going on here. Sugary malt and belgian yeast and spices.
Mouthfeel is mostly clean and the alcohol leaves the palate and leaves oily spices. Still not very strong flavors here.
Drinkability is only OK here. The alcohol is way too much for a session brew.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is very orange in colour. It foams very well too. Very clear at first, but the active yeast makes it a bit cloudy.
Smell is bready, like a classical tripel.
The taste is interesting, but a bit too bitter and sharp for me.
Slightly disappointing. You'd expect the 10% abv to hold much more complex flavour. Average overall.

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Photo of BrewsCrewSA
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Found this at Central Market in San Antonio. These Belgians are really starting to grow on me! Poured from a bottle into a Maudite snifter.

A - cloudy, orange, poured with a great head that retained for about three or four minutes.

S - A little sour on the top, otherwise, a great bouquet.

T - Wow! Really lands full force on the tongue without the overbearing alcohol flavor I was expecting. Instead, it's very bright, and relies on a coppery hoppy taste for its appeal.

M - A little rough going down but that's alcohol in disguise for you.

D - I could put a few of these down, but at 10%, I probably wouldn't make it past three!

A solid Belgian all around. Recommended.

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Photo of matty
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange colored beer with a cola-like slowly fading head.Aroma is fruity with hints of yeast.Taste is fruity with whiskey like alcohol.The taste is kind of on the watery weak side.An O.K. beer that is not worth 15.00 for 750ml.Worth a try if you can find it at a decent price,otherwise hold on to your money.

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

Poured into a pint glass because my tulip is still in the mail and I couldn't wait.

Poured straw gold with a nice thick 3 finger head that stayed for awhile.

Pleasant citrusy smell with a nice sharp yeast tone.

Taste was awesome, dry and flowery. Could not taste the alcohol at all. Has a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Lots of carbonation make it light on the tongue, almost too much for me. The other half of the bottle was much better after the yeast was mixed in, taking some of the carbonation out making very silky.

A very good brew and my first Belgian one to boot. Would be very drinkable considering you can't even taste the alcohol, but at 10% it would have me very "happy" after about 3.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Almost clear dark orange color. Two fingers white head with below average retention and lots of lacing. Particulates hanging out throughout beer.

3.5 S: Yeasty and some spices. Aroma is weaker than I'd like though. Still pleasant enough.

4.0 T: Good and spicy. Some lemon, orange citrus. Earthy yeast tones. Maybe some other fruity esters.

4.0 M: Medium body. Nice and spritzy like I like. Smooth enough.

4.0 D: Great beer, just not the best tripel out there. Could drink a few of these if given the option.

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

11.2 oz bottle - Pours a beautiful gold color with just a tad of haze. A frothy off white 2 finger head quickly dissipates leaving a ton of lacing in its wake. Smells of bready Belgium yeast and spicy sweet Belgium malts. First sip is surprisingly bitter considering all the sweetness in the nose. There is a ton of biting fruits to challenge the heavy malts resulting in an appreciated balance as it finishes bitter in the back of your mouth. Even the yeast seems inline with the balance. Alcohol warmness is apparent but somewhat hidden as the 11.2% ABV is quite enjoyable but not in your face. Bottled conditioned, medium bodied and slightly over carbonated, this puppy feel great on the tongue.

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

Appearance: Maredsous 10 pours a darker shade of amber along with a airy crown consisting of huge bubbles which disintegrates rather quickly and leaves a cobweb-like lacing, all this along with plenty of visible carbonation.

Smell: Bubblegum-peach flavour, sweet yet not artificial to a disturbing degree, a sharp yeasty tone as well. Pretty basic 'n' simple yet qualitative.

Taste: A dry sweetness appears quite early and it lingers on and on and on and on throughout the tasting experience. Floral and fresh notes of hop comes through along with a slightly bitter aftertaste, hints of popcorn is traceable as well...

Mouthfeel: Alert carbonation strikes ones tongue and palate, it's definitely noticeable but not in a disturbing or overly dominating fashion. There is a fresh character which seems to substitute a, almost, total lack of bitterness and instead complements this with aforementioned abilities and a combination of a round and medium full body.

Drinkability: Highly enjoyable, rather complex, but greatly rewarding!

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Photo of froghop
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy orange with a large dirty off-white head, leaves some lacing.

smell of sweet fruits, citrus, spice, and some wheat.

taste is fizzy, tart, sweet, apricot, peach, some wheat in the back, spices, and pepper, ends on the dry side.

overall a good stout.

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Photo of thirdeye11
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to zdk9 for bringing this one over to my house last night.

Presentation: Poured from 750ml bomber into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: This beer is very dark for the style, and pours a nice golden/burnt orange color with a HUGE 3 finger head. Recedes slowly and in more of a crown fashion than is typical. Lacing is awesome!

S: Smells very sweet, extremely boozy, and not a lot of fruit coming through. This is a tripel I started on (probably my first or second) and revisiting it now I have a completely different understanding. It needs more fruit in the nose than this one has and I'm getting lots of caramel (strange for a tripel), maybe some toastiness too and the alcohol almost burns my nose.

T: The taste is good, but not when I compare it to other tripels. It's good just as its own beer. I think it is one of the more alcoholic tasting 10% beers I have had, and it is not masked well. The caramel really comes through, it's a little overly sweet, and I can taste that roasty malt I was smelling too. I like this beer, but it's not a very good example of the style.

M: Nicely carbonated, perfectly oily and thick enough to warrant this high rating.

D: I'm not sure I could have more than one glass of this, and even before I knew much about tripels I felt the same way. It's just a stout beer and requires sipping to be appreciated. I think it's also better when slightly cold.

It should be noted I am NOT ranking my numerical ratings against ALL beers, but rather as an example in its style. The description is more based on it as a beer by itself which may seem confusing. Numerical rankings I think should rate beers in their style, and I have rated it as such. I do still really like this beer and would drink it again, I just don't compare it to other tripels when doing so. It doesn't stand up against La Fin du Monde in any category really, but as a Maredsous 10 it's worth visiting once for everyone, and multiple times for those who like strong Belgian ales.

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

Poured slowly with a thick five-finger off-white head that stays, some lace. Medium carbonation. Cloudy, light amber color with chunky bits. Starts as a sweet mix of malt, finishes sweet and fizzy. Nose has distinct alcohol tones but the malts are in the background. Excellent triple and one to mellow. Get a 750 and split with your drinking partner. $4.20 for a 330ml from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

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

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a tulip stem. A clear amber colour with plenty of rising bubbles and a huge white head that sticks to the sides of the glass and leaves plenty of sticky lacing. The nose is full of fruit (both citrus and some darker fruits) and malt which is augmented on the tongue with a hint of pepper I think. Quite a sweet finish. I think I'd rather round off a meal with one of these than with a glass of port... unless the port was a good vintage.

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

From an 11.2 fl. oz. bottle with an oval on oval shape and a marking of 05-2011 L3031-1840. Sampled on March 28, 2009.

The pour is a cloudy orange-copper with an extensive two finger foamy beige head that really never goes away completely. The foam gets on my nose as I whiff the aroma. The aroma is yeasty and like overripe fruit. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy with a creamy sensation. The taste is full of yeast and alcohol but there is something like a weak pumpkin-spice in it. I chalk that up to the bottle refermentation. It ends quite dry and carries a powerful punch. It warms the innards that's for sure.

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

A: Hazy amber/copper under a foamy, sticky white head. Decent amount of webbing and a ring of lace accompanying. Dark particles gather at the bottom of the tulip.
S: Spice over a sweet malt and fruit backbone.
T: Spicy in the beginning, ending in fruity. A somewhat toasted flavor with some bitterness pulling through. The alcohol hides really well in this incredibly balanced and consistent brew.
M: Lighter-bodied and slick with a good amount of carbonation.
D: Dangerously drinkable, with an incredibly sneaky ABV content. This is a great beer to pair to split and pair with a hearty dinner.

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Photo of prsguitarsr4me
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just brought this back from Belgium. Really nice dark amber color with great head, like that of their Duvel. Aroma is dark fruit, taste is fruity with some dark spicy up front and it warms up nicely in the end. The alcohol may be a little too upfront for me - not as well blended as the Duvel. There seems to be a pretty strong pistachio-like flavor that may be putting me off - its kind of cool, though. Very good Belgian ale - very original character - totally has a taste of its own. For me, even a genuine Belgian ale that isn't quite one of the greatest Belgians out there is still better than an American take on it.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a glowing, cloudy orange color with a modest but persistent white cap. Sucsessive rings of lace cling to the glass. Fruity, aromatic malts, sweet candi sugar and peppery spices make up the balanced, pleasant nose. The taste is malty and slightly tart with an estery, rustic yeast character. Earthy noble hops provide a nice bitterness in the back. Green melon and pear flavors show with warmth. The alcohol gives a spicey kick but doesnt overwhelm. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with a very fine carbonation.

This is a very nice Tripel, not as bold as the best examples of the style, but very enjoyable.

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Photo of Voonder
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep amber color with huge off-white head. Lots of lacing. Smell - sweet malts, yeast, grapes, raisins. Nice fruity smell. Taste - yeasty, very malty, some fruitiness coming through. Very rich and creamy, pretty smooth, alcohol hidden very well. Quite nice brew. Pretty drinkable for ABV.
Thanks a lot bobsy for wonderful giftpack with a glass!

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Photo of CanuckRover
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light amber. Plenty of visible carbonation and a thick, impressive, sea foam head. Leaves plenty of bubbly lacings throughout.

Lovely citrus fruits on the nose. Very fresh lemon with a nice crispness from clean hops. Light dusting of yeast with noticeable alcohol.

Somewhat of a letdown on taste. Loads of orange with the added bitterness of the zest. Surprisingly refreshing for a tripel. A light yeastiness creates a somewhat drying character. Alcohol cuts in rather quickly and beats the other flavours into submission.

Lively carbonation gives a nice spritely and quenching character to the beer.

A tasty beer that is certainly hurt by its inability to keep the alcohol in check.

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Photo of cdizinno
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.2 oz stubby brown bottle, "best before 05/2010 on the back label.

A: Hazy medium dark amber. Slight head with lacing.

S: Fruity, citrus smell with a mild sweet undertone.

T&M: Medium body with a tangy mouth feel from the carbonation. Some bitter flavors with a dry aftertaste. Not too complex which borders on bland for a triple.

Notes: Not my favorite triple, but very good.

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