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 dbaker61
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cL bottle. Brew date: Aug. 5, 2011; best by Aug. 5, 2014. 10% ABV, 16.9 deg. Plato.

Appearance: Yellow-amber color, slightly hazy. Poured with three fingers of rocky head, which had excellent retention. Generous lacing all down the glass.

Smell: Rock candy, yeasty, banana bread, spices.

Taste: Less sweet than I anticipated from the smell. Well balanced sweetness with a noticeable alcohol warming. Fusil alcohol is also present. Spicy, warm, almost thick with flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, delightful on the palate. Just enough carbonation. Long, slightly sweet finish. Slight bitterness with alcohol at the tail end.

Overall: What a great quaff. As it is quite filling, though, one will be enough. But I will have this one again and again. Maybe it's been too long since I had triples, but while enjoying this one I can rank it in the top ten or so that I remember having.

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Photo of Danobold
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Vylo
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of blakelive784
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent amber/copper color with a rocky, off-white head, 3.5 finger head. The head's soapy in consistency, and retention is absurdly good considering the high ABV. The leaves nice lacing when it does finally recede.

S - The yeast is prominent, though it's not dominant. Well balanced spice and fruit esters abound. Light pilsner pale malts form the body, and tame floral hops notes round out the nose. Moderate strength.

T - The yeast isn't as strong as it is on the nose. I don't get strong tastes of the familiar Belgian esters (clove, banana). What is there, though, is light spice and sweet malts, and a pretty boozy finish. I'm a bit let down by it.

M - Light-Medium bodied, smooth, and a bit of a slick alcohol finish.

D - It's a good beer, but I think it's not a great representation of the style and there are better examples to be had.

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Photo of joex444
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of mpdrago
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Peyton5410
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of mechanicalprints
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mt24turner
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Campodog
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kmwilson76
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of shagal
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Thieves
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber gold, with a large fluffy off-white head which dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing.

Smell is Belgian yeast, a hint of spice, lightly roasted malt, caramel and booze.

Taste is tangy, fruity apricot tang, medium malts and tangy yeast aftertaste round this out.

Feel is light, especially for 10%abv. Plenty of carbonation lightens up this medium to heavy brew. A nice bite from the alcohol makes not quite easy to drink.

I enjoyed this beer, a great Belgian experience, just not as good as the others out there...


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Photo of msarver16
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of rusty3335
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of johnnybelgians
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of movingtrain
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the stubby 11.2 ounce bottle. This has a beautiful presentation--orange/amber in color, clear, and a thick, fluffy head that isn't going anywhere. Carbonation is active.

The nose has notes of apple cider, brown candy sugar, clove, tarragon, sage, black pepper, orange peel, and cinnamon. There are some earthy undertones to this beer, too...of wet wood, damp leaves, and pollen.

The flavor has sweet citrus elements to it. It carries some warm bread tones, honey, white grapes, and maybe fennel. There are also some notes of dark fruit in here, such as plum and raisin--which brings with it a bit of a sweet, yet still a bit funky taste to the beer.

In terms of alcohol, the high ABV is quite present--both on the palate and as it goes down--very warming. The beer, though, is actually quite smooth--in body and in flavor. A lingering breath of clove, banana, and plum seems to hang around.

Overall, a good beer--solid, interesting, and drinkable--though I wouldn't have more than one in a sitting, for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of WhiteOak
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Dark amber color, moderate head.

S- Simple aroma of dark fruits and candy sugar.

T- Simple flavor of dark fruits and candy sugar. A touch of wet paper. Ethanol.

M, D- This tripel I find to just not have an acceptable level of drinkability. It is flat, cloying, and is like a chore to finish due to its heavy, sweet, cumbersome construction. Lacking pleasure and inspiration.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,577 ratings.
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