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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 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 BlackHaddock
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl Brown stumpy bottle, best before March 2008, drank a little later.

Poured into a Westmalle Triple Chalice glass, it was bound to look great, and it did. Slightly cloudy, dull terracotta with a lumpy thin white head.

What happened to the aroma? I couldn't detect one really, some hops and yeast but nothing much at all.

it appears almost fizzy as you approach for the first sip, but an incredible mix of beery flavours hit your tastebuds, a true triple. Yeast, hops and malts combine to produce a wonderfully balanced beer. A deep alcoholic feel adds to the enjoyment.

Lovely. lovely, lovely.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
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 Derek
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some might think it's strange that they added a tripel when they already have an incredible strong pale (Duvel), but this is entirely different. Obviously it's stronger, but the flavours aren't masked by plethora of floral hops.

A: Golden-blonde with a fluffy, rocky head. Nice retention & lace.

S: Phenols & pineapple dominate, with a little spice and underlying toffee sweetness & bread.

T: Alcohol is assertive (as expected), but the harsh phenols in the aroma are fairly subtle in the taste. Somewhat spicy (cloves?), a little earth and toffee. The fruity esters seem a little more cotton-candy-like in flavour. The taste is very yeast-centric, but it's very well rounded & balanced. Nothing seems to be IN-YOUR-FACE; very refined.

M: Slightly fuller body than the more quenchable Duvel.

D: Very easily approached, and probably a good introduction to the style.

Out of the Maredsous 6, 8 & 10, I think I enjoy this one the most. Now how about a 12? :D

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Photo of weeare138
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml, corked & caged bottle(that cork was a real bitch to get out!)...
Appears a transparent gold with faint haziness and tons of carbonation bubbles racing to the top of the dense, 3 finger, white head. Lots of webbing is left around the glass.
Smell is of mildly doughy, caramel, candi sugar, apricots, citrus, herbal, & earthy notes, with perhaps of touch of banana deep in the background.
Taste is sweet of melted caramel, apricot reduction, sugar, pepper, and a decent malty quality that has flashes of the citrusy hops.
Mouthfeel is of a medium bodied yet slightly chewy, sugary, cookie and spiced liquid treat.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
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 corby112
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a thin foamy off-white head. Spicy aroma with hints of crisp light fruits, apple, pear, white grape, wheat and slightly sour citrus notes. Very carbonated followed by crisp fruit and alcohol taste with a slightly bitter finish. Alcohol very well masked with pear, apple, spice and sweet alcohol notes.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a well-carbonated cloudy gold with good head on top of a tart, sour fruit smell of grapeskin and pear, maybe cherries, and there is some oakiness and hint of that Belgian yeast strain that is so prevelant. Sweet malt sensations seem muted. Starts out sweet and sticky with a slight caramel malt base and has a biting sharpness thankts to the carbonation and citric hop bitterness. There are some minor fruit tastes that are not so much tropical but more like sour grape or apple. A dry, crisp finish complements (w/ well-hidden ABV) a not perfect triple but one that is must-try.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amazingly sexy beer. Poured a deep honey orangish color with wonderful carbonation leaving a load of white bubbles, foam and lacing that never died. This is head retention!

S: Notes of light honey, light orchard style fruits(apples, pears), some spice and a little hay plus the booze stings the nostrils

T: Immediate booze presence with green apples, pears and some light citrus and grains. There seems to be a little dab of honey and grains in their. Their is a definite sweetness and booze presence on this one as it persists start to finish. Speaking of finish..sweet, booze, and fruits sit on the palate

M: Medium to big bodied, well carbonated, lots of residual sweetness and booze keep you happy, but not overly done

O: Very good and enjoyable

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

(Served in a tall chalice)

A- This beer has a smooth creamy thin foam that last and last. The body is a hazy golden orange color and when held to the light a gentle carbonation if tiny bubbles runs from the base of the glass. There is some nice lacing with each sip.

S- The soft smell of pale malt has a perfume quality to it with some dried apricots and pear notes to it.

T- The smooth perfume notes blend with soft caramel notes with a faint malt taste. The flavors of pears and apple juice come through after the malt with a slight alcohol finish.

M- Although this beer has a light mouthfeel there is some creaminess to the texture. There is some alcohol heat to the finish but it is pretty soft.

D- This beer has some nice complexity in flavor with lots of soft features. There is not room for flaws and it is not overly sweet.

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

I'm pouring this from a 750ML caged and corked bottle.(best by 05 2009)
It has a medium gold colour and it's clear. The head of foam is pretty large and it has some nice lacing. The foam settles down after a few minutes but stays for the entire session as a solid fine layer. A good looker.

The smell is very fruity and I get some spiciness as well. A few more whiffs reveals a caramel malt base and some yeasty tones.

The taste has a lot of dark fruit, like plum and fig, and caramel malt that is pretty tasty. There's also some tartness and some yeast and the alcohol is noticeable but not offensive. Another sipping Tripel and as always, I'm going to take my time to enjoy this offering.

Swishing the Ale in my mouth, I notice a pretty substantial hop presence...there's a lot going on in my New Belgium chalice, for sure. One thing that kind of detracts from my liking it more is a not so pleasing bitterness that comes in near and through the finish. Still, this is a good Tripel in my book and I'd drink it again though I prefer the Chimay Tripel that I can get locally.(I got this from Liquorama)

The second pour gives me a cloudy orange-gold with more of the sweet malty goodness and less of the bitterness I'm complaining about and that's....a good thing. I'm drinking this at room temp and maybe I'll "chill" the bottle the next time I try it and let it warm up. A cold first pour will probably ge me better results....

Bottom line: Like I said, this is a good example of the style and is worth seeking out. Did it make my favourite Belgian Tripels list? No, but again, it's interesting and different enough to warrant a shot. Who knows...it may make your favourite Tripels list.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Short and stubby 11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. Pours an amber/orange color with a thin white head. The aroma is dry and fruity with some belgian yeast. The taste is sweet malt, spicy hops and some warming from the alcohol. Admittadly, I enjoy dubbels and quads much more than tripels in general. With that said, this is a decent brew that is worth a try.

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

750ml Bottle from the SAQ QC for $9

Appearance - Gold colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Cloves, breads/grains, pears/grapes

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, cloves, and pears/grapes. There is also almond/coconut like flavour and a peppery finish.

Overall - A very solid beer. Some interesting flavours and the alcohol is very well hidden. Maybe not a world class brew but still tasty and worth trying.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear orange color with a brownish tinge. Poured a vigorous 3 finger off-white head with good retention to a thick cap. Decanted lightly. Laced in spots.

S: Yeast esters and roasted bready malt. Citrus and orange. Light hop character.

T: Consistent with the nose. Nice balance of sweet and spice. Warming alcohol in a dry finish.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Smooth up to the dry hot alcohol in the finish. Good balance though since it ends up clean.

D: Flavorful and balanced. I think I'll end up liking this better than most reviewers...but I really liked it.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip dec10 2010

A clear amber with plenty of bubbles popping up from everywhere keeping a thick two finger from falling, as the foam slowly falls it leaves several partial rings of lace

S quite fruity with a fair bit of yeast and just a little booze and spice

T not too far from the smell with some hops and a little sweetness but the booze comes through a little more then I would like

M not overly thick but lots of bubbles but a little heat to go with it

D I finished of the 750ml bottle but it was enough for me

decent brew and well worth trying, the booze could be a little better concealed but no reason to avoid it

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Photo of ppoitras
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
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 barczar
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy copper brown color with a solid 2 inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sticky lacing.

Belgian yeast esters of pear, apple, and mango dominate, with a belgian candi sugar sweetness rounding out the aroma. There's a slightly bready malt backbone.

Flavor reveals a lot of pear and apple notes, a bit of citrus, and some belgian yeast character. The finish is slightly peppery. Coriander adds complexity.

Body is a touch light, with moderately high carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Overall, a bit on the hot side, and not the most complex tripel I've had. It's also fairly watery, which detracts from the flavor profile.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Actually looks good a touch dark for a triple more orange but a 1/4 inch of creamy head is pretty sweet looking.
S - Mostly sugary with slight sour apple and cotton candy. No noticeable ABV which is nice.
T - Well I have to say for such a high octane it drinks pretty smooth. Has a bit of bite with little spice but just smooth malts and a pucker of apple. Finish is sugary and smooth.
M - High octane but drinks with a medium body.

Overall I liked this over say "Golden Monkey" from Victory but that's not saying much since I don't dabble with the style that often. Still from the makers of Duvel it's pretty smooth. Not worth picking up again though since it had a massive 5 dollar price tag.

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Photo of avalon07
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: When poured from a bottle to a goblet, had a brownish color and a thick texture. There was a nice amount of head and solid lacing.

S: Some fruit, a bit of malt and a certain grassy quality.

T: Apples, some malt, raisins, a little hops. Nice, but it didn't rock my world.

M: A nice amount of carbonation and a slick finish. A decently full-bodied beer.

D: This is a pretty drinkable beer, though it's not at the top of my list of the style. It's well made, to be sure, but not my favorite.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- A great two finger head yielded by oversized wino glass. A great cloudy orange/copper color. A one finger head maintains throughout the entire enjoyment of said beer.

Smell- A hint of a hint of alcohol with lots of bread and unspent grains. A hint of orange peel and anise.

Taste- Starts out with tart malts, a light almost moldy bread middle and ending with a more alcoholic malt flavor.

Mouthfeel- The carbonation and alcohol left an interesting feeling on my bottome. But nothing special overall.

Drinkability- Enjoyed drinking the brew, but could only have one 750ml bottle a day.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 750mL bottle poured into a Chimay chalice.

A - Maredsous 10 - Triple has slightly loudy, copper like appearance. Not a whole lot of head formed at the top, but enough to leave a nice white-ish layer on the top.

S - On the nose I get fruit, spice, and brown sugar.

T - On the palate it's pretty much the same as the nose. Complex, because on the finish I get some yeast coupled with a slight nuttiness.

M - Medium-bodied, yet crisp and clean. Carbonation is perfect.

O - A very complex beer that deserves time to be enjoyed slowly and savored. There is a lot going on with this beer, and it's fantastic.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, blonde colour with a nice fluffy two finger white head and lot's of carbonation.

S - Orange, yeast, spices.

T - Tons of yeast with the orange to compliment it and the sweet spice there too.

M - Lot's of carbonation, crisp.

D - Nice. A quality Tripel worth revisiting.

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Photo of DrJay
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly hazy (due to my awesome pouring technique), sort of an orange/amber colour. Fine, cream coloured head, good retention, with thick sticky lace. Bready and fruity aroma, dry yeast, subtle caramel, faint spice. The flavour was good, but didn't have quite as much depth as the aroma. Malty and bready up front with a bit of tropical fruit bringing up the rear. Slight spice in the finish. Mild warming alcohol. Creamy carbonation, medium plus body, very smooth, a bit dry. I liked it.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip. 01-2013 best before date.

(A)- Pours a clear amber color. Produced a solid fluffy-off white colored head. Good retention and left over lace.

(S)- A nicely dry yeasty clay and banana. Very dry and earthy.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Very dry with mountains of yeast, clay, and banana.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level and a good balance. Very dry and earthy. Minimal bitterness.

(D)- A straightforward and basic tripel. Good, but nothing extraordinary. A decent bang for your buck for the style as well.

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Photo of Brad007
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden-amber color with a two-finger foamy head that stays for a while.

Aroma is spicy with a hint of raisin and apple in the nose. Seems to be a bit of tartness as well. Seems spot on for this aspect.

Taste is smooth and spicy upfront. Alcohol warmness in the middle followed by the apple, raisin and even grape flavors from the yeast.

Mouthfeel is warmness from the alcohol with the hints from the yeast. A little bitter.

Not a bad tripel to drink. Very strong and needs some aging. Otherwise, it's a good sipping beer that attempts to capture the style and manages to capture certain aspects of it as well.

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Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,550 ratings.
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