Maredsous 10 - Triple | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,571 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
Read the review
Maredsous 10 - TripleMaredsous 10 - Triple
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,571
Reviews:
698
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
294
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,571 |  Reviews: 698
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a deep honey glazed golden amber hue with a light beige off white hue, fine speckled lacing scattered around the sides of my glass.

Aroma has hints of tropical fruit esters, big tart pineapple and hints of mango notes. Very nice candy smell to it, low herbal highlights going on the background as well.

Flavor sharp sweetness built upon citrus/pineapple/and juicy mango/pear fruit notes. A nice balanced dryness going on. Really nice Belgian candi sweetness this one keeps it pretty dry and bready amongst the fruit sweetness going with most sips. Hides alcohol fairly well definitely doesn't taste like it's ten percent alcohol by volume.

Mouthfeel has fine carbonation smooth overall crisp experience, medium to full bodied. Definitely a special triple, I've never had this before. Goes down with ease, a dangerous complex strong blonde Belgian ale.

Drinkability overall is standout solid the type of triple I've come to love, not overly sweet a nice tropical fruit base with hints of hops and alcohol with bready spicy dry yeast base. Dangerously drinkable disappears way too quickly even in the 750 ml portion.

 1,130 characters

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy golden brew with a silky white lacing.

S - Sweet, sugary nose with scents ofspiced alcohol and sweet syrup. A medicinal dryness to it, with some hints of honey and rubbing alcohol.

T - A bitter bodied ale, with alot of yeasty twang on the corners of the tongue. Dry grains and harsh alcohol. Almost numbing clove-like effect with a barely sweet essence of malt. Some sort of bitter vegetable skin or floral flavors in the aftertaste.

M - The mouthfeel is fairly dry and semi warming with a strong presence of clear alcohol.

O - A good way off with the spice profile and alcohol feel youd look for in a tripel.

 623 characters

Photo of rolltide8425
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours close to clear with a gold color that has an amber touch. Nose is like apple with alcohol. Flavor is not very pronounced I think. Slight malty presence with a minor bitter edge. I feel it lacks anything interesting or unique that makes it shine. Feel is standard for the course, though it is good....not knocking it there. But why would I want to drink a lot of these when there are other brews out there which are much more interesting for my tongue?

 457 characters

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Why have I not reviewed this before? Guess it has slipped my mind! Time to throw this in a tulip and be on with it! Best before March 2014.

An off white foamy head, not so much uniform but has a little bit of creamy top to it. Body color is a little opaque, but it had a nice light red/orange glow to it, with real nice hinting hues around the edges. Not much visible carbonation, but lots of clumpy hanging lacing. Real nice.

Nose is mild very mild vinegar. But more so a big perfume like floral sense. Hints of spice, but also gives of a bit of a soapy smelling quality. I find this neat, but it could be off putting to others. Some grape quality sweetness just hiding also.

Taste is a nice malty action, with a good thick body. Not much sense of carbonation on this. Palate brings a rounded sugar sweetness complimenting the floral angle nicely. Rich, somewhat bold. One to grasp your head around easily.

Overall it's a great beer, maybe not my favorite in the style, but delicious in its own right. Lovely and I now remember why I enjoy it on occasion.

 1,060 characters

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stubby Belgian style bottle, best before dating provided, pours typical light orangey amber, slight cloudyness. White head, reataining thickness nicely. Gobs of lacing, and emitting a pungent lime, alcohol and spice nose. This is a tasty and bold triple. More citrus notes. Alcohol quite present, and fairly biting. Soft tropical fruit notes and vanilla in the finish, nice. This is the type of beer my wife will try, cringe and say "ugghh, rocket fuel, how can you drink that ?!?" I can , and do and I enjoy it. Not for everybody though. Quality, sturdy and Belgian all the way

 578 characters

Photo of jwc215
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml cage-corked bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip. Best before 10 2009.

Pours amber with a very thick off-white head that slowly descends to a frothy/creamy cover, leaving uneven rings of lacing on the glass.

The smell is of grain alcohol and yeasty. Some medicinal (almost Band-aid-ish) notes.

The taste is of sharp sweetness and somewhat biting alcohol at first. After the initial few sips, it comes to life more. Grainy, herbal, a bit grassy with hints of orange liqueur. A bit of lime comes through as it progresses. Astringent.

Creamy body despite the sharpness.

Overall, it just never came together enough to be anything more than just "good, but nothing great" with alcohol and astringency knocking it down a bit.

Try pairing the second half of the bottle with some hearty beef stew, or something like that.

 824 characters

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a second try, and Maredsous 10 is redeemed, to me...

Hazed, golden/amber hued, huge head, puffy and white and slowly drifting down.

Ah, gorgeous aroma! Everything a tripel should be, light, airy, plump with yeast, citrus zest, and mysterious spices. Ahhh! Every sniff is a joy! Lively, lovely, and invigorating.

Further delights occur once inside the mouth...big time carbonation, big burst of effervescence on the tongue and all over the palate. Peach, apricot, little licks of lime, and lemon, always kept tingling with delicate spiciness.

Yum, ...and then heat, as the alcohol kicks in for a bit...mmm, zesty....hmmm, ....so glad this is better than the last time I tried it!

A delicious tripel! Damn! One to bet on, man!

I'll be going back for more.

 772 characters

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, orange/gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of great yeast, strong sweet malt, slight citrus (lemon), a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Tripel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, slight dry hop, sweet malt, and slight citrus (lemon). Overall, good body, aroma, and blend.

 381 characters

Photo of GClarkage
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
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!

 875 characters

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 11/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark orange amber with a thin head and lots of lacing. Apple, pear and pineapple aroma. Fruit and Belgian spices up front with a bit of alcohol asserting itself. Tart but well balanced. Dry but flavorful finish. A very nice tripel.

 305 characters

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Wasatch
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice a nice cloudy golden dark yellow/orange color, nice carbonation, nice little one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, some citrus. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, yeasty, with some nice citrus/spice note. Medium body. Drinkable, a very nice Tripel.

 336 characters

Photo of Gavage
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color with a thick 2" thick fluffy and creamy head. Thick gobs of lacing form as the head recedes. The aroma is sweet, grassy, musty, and full of yeast. The flavors follow the aroma as the super sweet malt,alcohol, and yeast combine to make wonderful brew. Barely noticeable bitterness rounded with a fruity quality.

The mouthfeel is lightly crisp and dry during the swallow. The yeast and sweetness lingers on the tongue for quite a while. The alcohol is not very noticeable but is strong enough to give you a bit of warming while drinking it. Great brew.

 580 characters

Photo of stevoj
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sourish tasting tripel, darker than most in this style. slight aroma of vinegar, but taste is smooth and acerbic at the same time. Some wood, caramel and grass come through in the flavor. A little different, but excellent.

 222 characters

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

I have a feeling that if the abv were lowered this one would be more enjoying. As it is, the alcohol really kills the spice and flavors towards the end.

A decent looking beer. Light golden and bright, big head, fluffy and white. Lacing is streaking a bit. The aroma is banana, clove, some leafy spice--like basil or something. Persimmon and mango come through a bit within the taste, yet the alcohol comes in and stops them pretty quick. It has a zip to it and small biscuity malt.

Refreshing, but not a summer beer unless you wanna pass out and get sun burned

 564 characters

Photo of tempest
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been really diving into the Belgians lately and this one has really been a favorite. Beyond all else, this beer has incredible balance. American belgians often have too much sweetness or fruit. This beer is right on in still tasting like beer. It's citrus flavors with glassy hops and a touch or corriander. Clean balanced flavor with no hint of 10% abv. There are a lot of beers where I say I could drink it all night long, this is a beer I would DEMAND all night long if available. Go buy this beer now.

 510 characters

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,571 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe