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 bditty187
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, peachy honey gold in hue, I really like the color, it is like a sunrise in a glass. The head was white in color and very frothy, at the apex the foam was only one finger in height however. This smallish head did have good staying power, a foamy cap lasted the entire consumption. The subsequent lacing was very spotty and not all that widespread. This beer is attractive, eye-candy. The nose smells like dried tropical fruit, pineapple, peaches, melon, and oranges. There is a soft spiciness; I like it because it is very much at the back. I can’t really decipher what the spices are (maybe coriander and ginger). Peppery. Cloves. The maltiness is grainy, almost like a Pilsner. The hops are raw and they finish the nose on a strong note. There is stray alcohol heat. On the whole, the bouquet is well rounded; it is too bad the potency isn’t louder. It says, “Trippel.” I say inviting. The palate is raw. There is a dry bitterness that is like Duvel. Surprised? The 10% abv is not hidden; it is strong but not too hot. It adds a near perfect amount of force that works very well with the potent grainy malt base. Peppery. Cloves. There is an array of spiciness that finishes the palate with a solid thump. The palate might be a bit heavy-handed if it wasn’t for the lovely tropical fruit flavors that develop and the start and last to the finish. I can detect oranges, pineapple, melon, grapes, and peaches. There is a strong honey taste too. The complexity is not mind-blowing but it is pleasing. This beer is solid. Not spectacular, just solid. Medium in body with lively carbonation, the mouthfeel is energetic and it works very well with this beer. I find this big beer to be very drinkable. When I am in Sioux Falls, SD I buy this beer when I want something Belgian because Maredsous and Duvel is all they got. It is odd though, how I’ve never seen this beer any place but in South Dakota! Maybe I overlook it elsewhere, maybe it gets lost in stores with a good selection. It doesn’t matter; I appreciate this beer every time I quaff it. While it is not the best Tripel on earth I like it. Worth a try, IMO.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

looks super in a tulip. orangey like an ipa, huge head with beautiful clumpy lacing that will be a bitch to wash off later.

aroma is sweet and malty. no sour or bitter hints in the nose, the way i like my tripels.

taste is refreshing. yeast, banana, and mild sugar combine to leave a mild/medium flavor on the tongue, while the alcohol bite remains hidden until it emerges as a hearty warmth in the belly. great beer overall. very drinkable and perfect to sip and enjoy. wish i was drinking it in the summer though.

NOTE: this is from a 750ml with 11/04 freshness date. old label, like the one pictured on here. this is not the 'new batch', which i am not too fond of.

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Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very good and popular brew. Nice dark ale colour. Deep flavour, like a brandy. Smooth, with what? 10%? reaction. Good malts and spice and wheat and Belgium yeast. Citrus orange pineapple, cloves,ginger, banana. Someone acidic that cries for food, perhaps spicy.Will have this one again.

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Photo of maxpower
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle, best before 08/05/06. Pours hazy bright golden orange with lots of floating yeast chunks, decent cream colored lasting head that leaves good lacing. Fruity and spicy aromas. Fruity butter scotch and pepper flavors, very dry and crisp finish. Full bodied with a full but crisp mouthfeel, alcohol well hidden and very drinkable.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle from Garymuchow as part of BIF10. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into a Rapscallion glass, formed a 1/8" tan head above the medium amber brew. Spotty head falls to nothing in some places, areas of big bubbles in others, with minimal lacing. Upon swirling, head does reform, and laces a bit better. Aroma is sweet, bready malts, with the slightest tinges of spiciness and alcohol. Taste is upfront a bit tart, fading to sweetness, and leaves the mouth with the slightest warming. Mouthfeel and drinkability both good, but I was expecting a bit more. Worth a try.

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Photo of clvand0
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a light brown color with a huge head and has great retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma has a slight spice and some light fruit tones. The flavor is somewhat raisin-like with a slightly chewy character. Thick body. The spiciness isn't really there in the flavor as much as I'd like. The alcohol is well masked. Good beer.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a billowing 4 finger head that falls somewhat. The beer is a hazy peach color, with a lot of chunk from the bottle conditioning. The nose is crisp, with a bit of bit of tart apple and some orangey sweetness along with a spicey tone. The flavor is more of a raisin bread than the nose would have told me. The feel is moderately thick. Overall, for a 10% beer, this is rather good. I'm not sure that the flavor fits a tripple, but I like it. Good good.

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Photo of tjd25
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head is fine and lasting, it looks like the clouds seen from a plane or like a foamy bath. The body is quite active, with fine strains of tiny bubbles, and shows an orange copper color. The smell I found quite enjoyable: yeasty, aired and doughy, it had a deep fruitiness and developed some nice floral and spicy notes that, for once in a triple, weren’t dry but rather round and juicy. Hint of cinnamon coming out of the oven on a pie. The taste shows strong notes of apple, lacking a bit of sweetness and with a slightly tart bite. The warm sensation of alcohol was pronounced but didn’t really fit my taste, although it’s not peculiar for a 10% triple. Citrus is present, with some lemon juice perceptible. The mouthfeel is quite consistent, but I found it a bit dry and grassy in the finish, hence reducing the beer’s drinkability. Still, there’s a really refreshing character to this beer that’s enjoyable.

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Photo of cerevisiaephilus
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Really a beautiful beer. Nice deep straw color, just barely orange. Healthy carbonation but head is maybe 1cm max. I want more on a big tripel! But I can quickly raise a 4-5 cm head on it so maybe its the glass...

Nose is nice too. Big esters. Big bananas. A bit bready too...might just be the yeast notes though. Also some nice candi sugar scents.

Big flavor!! Very nice. The alcohol is really quite noticeable and you can feel it on your breath...but that's ok..I want that in a big beer. Nice mellow fruitiness on the palette...not as big as on the nose. Really smooth sweetness that is not cloying at all. Just a touch bitter in the finish...really superb.

Mouthfeel is right on. Perfect. Smooth but not sticky sweet. Nice carbonation level really lifts up the body and helps bring out the flavors nicely.

Very drinkable.

This is an outstanding strong tripel. Really fantastic.

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Photo of alexAK
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance-wise I've nothing to gripe about this beer. Clearly defined head, and a dark glazed-orange appearance. On first pour the carbonation was a little agressive, so I let it sit for awhile, and now it's at a pretty standard level.

Aroma reminds me of typical belgian yeasts and hops, fairly well balanced, and pretty much what I'd expect. The taste though is not very clearly defined I can definately taste the alcohol a little. There's very much a "Belgian quality" to the beer, but it's not one I find overwhelmingly pleasant. Still there's a rounded character, that becomes present after the first drink.

Considering the high abv, this beer is fairly drinkable, but I've had much smoother drinks, even for the style. Something to take a little slowly. Not a bad effort, but there are better Belgians at the import price.

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Photo of edchicma
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden yellow with a pillowy head that laces nicely. Smell is grassy, spicy citrusy. Taste is tart, citrusy...makes you pucker...alcohol is there. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Dryness, dryness, dryness is everywhere...pucker up...not unpleasant though. I don't know if I would want more than one in a sitting...a bit too "pukery"

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Photo of Paddez
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of nice looking 33cl bottle. The beer is yellow/orange coloured and has a large, thick head that is pretty obstinate. Nice lacing too.
The smell is fruity, malty and pretty sweet. Tardness, sweetness, malts and spices all come together in a wonderful,complex mix in the taste. The mouthfeel is nice: the 10% leaves a pleasant, warming feeling, although the carbonation may be a bit over the top for some.
Srill not quite as good as the 8° imho and there are defnitely better tripels out there. Still, a very nice and solid abbey tripel.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed in September 2004 from the tap at the Toronado in SF. Was expecting to drink a clone of the Maredsous 8, but with a bit more kick to it. Well, what I got was a total different beer. It poured a total different color. More of a clear amber color rather than the dark color that the 8 pours. A nice head, about the same as the 8 and even better beautiful lacing. Smells much sweeter than the 8. Taste almost like we are getting into a sour flemish beer territory. Kind of a tart fruity taste. Don't sense any of the nutty or coffee tastes like I did with the 8. The alcohol hides very nicely, but you can tell it's there as you keep drinking. IMO opinion, this is definitely better than the 8. But then again, they are total different beers as I found out. So, maybe to each his own taste buds. They are both great. This one happens to be my fav Maredsous though. YUM!

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Photo of beerceller99
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The 75 cl. bottle pours an amber colored fluid with a foamy white, lingering head. Nice lacing on the glass. Has a very peppery, spicy orange peel smell. Slightly sweet, fruity, spicy, bready taste. Has a nice bite to the mouthfeel. Finishes dry with a strong hop alcohol bitterness.

Definitely a triple worth visiting again.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mark at Corners for this sample.
Marked best before 11-05

Aroma is candy sweet malt aroma, followed by a spicy/sweet phenol. Nice sharp sourness. A little alcohol. Richness increased as warms.
Lots of cloudy setiment floating in dark amber. Small, but creamy and steady head.
Flavors immediately shows a nice complexity. Awash wiht different taste experiences. Sweet pleasing ruity start. Pleasing sharp bite (not excessive). More fruit as it passes across the tongue (orange). Alcohol pretty subtle considering the strenth. Very good complexity to the fruitiness.
Rather soft sondidering the bite.
I like this. I liked this a lot.

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Photo of paterlodie
2.84/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not knowing this beer I took it with me to try& taste it cause I heard so many good thing about it. After I smelled it I got disappointed. A very sweet and by far fresh arome got into my mouth witch was not hard to smell cause the foam was gone in a second. Taste was ( far too) sweet and also straw like with some bitterness followed. Unbelivable that this comes from Duvel that is one of my favorite beers!

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

Aged and served at cellar temp, this corked and caged 750 is a sight to behold in the glass with a perfect butterscotch color and a three finger head that laces and recedes to a thick sheet above the beer.

Up front flavors of banana and maraschino cherries behind a sharply phenolic, bready nose. As the beer warms, the alcohol comes to dominate and gives off flavors and aromas of overattenuated barleywine.

Even with the alcohol becoming more than obvious after a few minutes in the glass, the balance is extraordinary. The alcohol becomes a well-rounded flavor in its own right and melds nicely with the slight sharpness of grain and fruit.

The dry, hoppy finish cleans this beer up and grows slightly vegetal. Lemony, tonic notes from the beautifully aged hops are a near-perfect match for the mildly fruity yeast.

Relax, relax.

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Photo of stirgy
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 07/2006 on the label.

This beer poured a golden orange color. The beer contains a torrent of carbonation and activity. Particulates are pushed around by the heavy carbonation like some kind of bubble lemming stampede. Is this the first time the word lemming has been used in a beer review? I bet it is. Topping the beer off is a large and lively head off eggshell foam. Well, on to the aroma. Very nice. Spicy and strong. Smells almost like a Jolly Roger hard candy dissolved into a shot of Cap’n Morgans spiced Rum. The alcohol is surely apparent. The taste is sweet and somewhat spicy with creamy spices mixed together with a sweet malt body. The finish nearly gives me the whiskey shakes. But, overall is clean for such a strong beer. This is easy to drink and just as easy to enjoy.

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Photo of woemad
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz (330ml) bottle purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane. I forget what I paid for it.

Poured a color somewhere between gold and amber, with a big foamy white head. Lots of lace.

Smell was of tangy fruits and mild spices.

Taste was of sweet and mildly tart fruits and sugary candy. Neither aspect let the other get the upper hand. At the finish, there was a slight tart dryness. A tasty tripel!

Mouthfeel is what you'd expect from from a well-made tripel. While not as thin as, say, a wit beer, this is nowhere near as full-bodied as a beer novice would expect a beer with 10%abv to be. Mine had spent around 3 months after purchase waiting to be consumed, so the carbonation was probably a little less than when brand new.

This is a very drinkable beer for it's alcoholic strength. It goes down quite easily. I think it would be a trifle too sweet to make a decent session brew, however great it is in one serving. But who the hell drinks Belgian tripels as a session brew, anyway?

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Photo of bigbeerdrinka
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle

Pours a cloudy copper with amber hues and a firm white head about an inch high that leaves a nice lace. Aromas smell of sweet candy sugar with a bit of wheat.. There's also a slight bananaish aroma and maybe just a bit of clove. Initially flavors are nice and sweet, with the candy sugar really pulling through. There are also some nice fruity esters leaving a nice banana and almost melon like quality. A nice wheaty flavor also makes its way into the picture with a sharp bite from the carbonation. This brew finishes still a bit fruity with some lemony zest characteristics, also some clove in the mix and just a bit more of a wheat flavor. Overall this beer is medium bodied and has a nice complex flavor to it.

This particular bottle has been cellared for about 8-9 months now and I think its truly taken a bit of an edge off the carbonation and allowed a more full flavor of this brew to shine through. This beer fresh I would rate about a 3.5 but something just worked by putting this one in storage for a bit.

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Photo of kosmoraios
4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

What a wonderful beer. I am a big fan of Duvel, whose company, Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV, also brews this beer. I figured the 10% alcohol would make this beer a bit stronger than it is.

Pours a perfect golden color out of the corked 750ml bottle. Myriad bubbles rise from the middle of my Duvel tulip glass. Quite a substantial head that lasts the length of your drinking experience. Smell is a bit floral with some honeysuckle and hops. Taste is superb - a very complex, well balanced beer that makes your mouth tingle. All in all a must try beer.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(33 cl bottle, now available in Norway). Deep golden to amber colour, large head. Very nice aroma of dried and ripe fresh fruits and herbs, yeast, malts, oak and pipe tobacco. Flavour is spicy with an alcoholic warmth (no surprise at 10% ABV), elements of dried fruits, medicinal herbs and brown candy sugar. Herbal aftertaste. A very good beer that packs a real punch.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Darker than other tripels that I have had. More of a light amber color than a dark yellow. Huge off white head that lasts. The 330 ml bottle started to overflow as soon as I cracked the cap. The smell is sharp and spicy. Extremely effervesant. The first thing I notice is now creamy this beer is smooth and mellow in the beginning. The alcohol seems to come out more towards the ending and aftertaste. As does something a bit bitter as well. I also pick up hints of caramel and honey. Very warming. Probably not my best selection for the day as the temp in my house is about 85 degrees. A very good beer that I will try again.

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Photo of Morris729
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden amber color with a tall fluffy white head and a strong stream of bubbles racing upward from the bottom center of the glass. Nose is quite floral with notes of honeysuckle and orange blossoms along with a bit of clove. Moderate in body with a very lively and zesty texture due to the strong active carbonation. Taste begins with sweet candied sugar along with some tropical fruit followed by notes of dry grains and yeast. Spicy hops help to balance things out towards the finish along with a bit of alcohol. A pretty nice brew and quite drinkable considering the 10% ABV.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best Before Date 08.05.06, Sampled July 2004
Pours with a fluffy off white head that sits atop a well carbonated hazy orange gold beer. The aroma is yeasty, spicy and sharp with notes of grass, soft vanilla, and herbs. The taste is sweet up front and in the finish as well. The middle though, is sharp with a carbonic bite and a foaming tongue. The flavors I get from this beer run the gamut; from vanilla to hay, cider, yeasty/ bready, herbs, and alcohol. As this beer warms up a bit it begins to develop some funky complexity in the nose; a funky farmhouse cheese seems to have been suddenly dipped in my beer. The alcohol starts to become quite apparent in the nose as well. Visually this beer leaves some nice Belgian lacing as I work my way through the first glass of this 750ml bottle. This is quite an enjoyable Triple, I would highly recommend it to any Triple or Belgian beer lovers. If I would have to find a fault, I would say that it is just not quite complex enough to make it world class, but this is a rather weak complaint.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,564 ratings.
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