Maredsous 10 - Triple | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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:
1,585
Reviews:
699
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ypsifly
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Corked and caged 750 best before 05/07, pored into a chalice.

Tall white head over hazy peach. It threatens to rise over the rim but keeps its place. Interesting wispy to lumpy lace rings the inside of the glass.

Dry fruits make up most of the nose. Bitter citrus and melon. Slight musty dirt and yeast aroma.

Continues to be dry and citric when tasted. Lemon and grain, somewhat astingent with peppery alcohol in the end. Lingering after taste of juice from a lemon past its prime and a suggestion of chalky yeast. Not bad, but this could be a lot better in complexity, and at times, balance.

The mouthfeel is moderate. It does seem a bit subdued by the carbonation and citric/bitter flavors. I'm not impressed, and at $7.99+ a bottle I'd rather spend the $$ on something better.

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

Pours a hazy orange color with a decent head. Head falls slow to a minimal one. Average lacing.

Aroma is of the Belgian yeast you'd expect in a Triple. Bit fruity and there is something else in there, musty almost.

Fairly decent taste. Yeast gives it a nice flavor and alcohol is warming and drying but it just seems to miss a little.

Medium bodied in the mouth with a bit of a bite.

Not bad but there are many better. While this is a decent Triple there is something just a bit off about it.

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Photo of rapidsequence
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 750 ml corked bottle. Sticker says $9.99, but I dont know where I got it. Best by date is 08/2012, so I have a year and a half.

Appearance: I've been eyeing this bottle in my fridge for 2 weeks or so, thinking how hazy the beer looked, so I was surprised when it poured totally clear. Dark orange-yellow color. Thick, foamy, uneven white head. Neverending head retention. Sticky lacing. Looks like a winner.

Smell: Dry, boozy, fruity smell. This is ripe pears, apples, and white grapes. Lots of alcohol. Not unlike a dry white wine or champagne, but with a more prominent yeast smell.

Taste: Tart light fruit and alcohol. Bready yeast followed by a fruity sweetness, then a dry, alcohol finish. This is quite tasty, but much more tart and dry than most tripels.

Mouthfeel: Aggressive carbonation goes along well with the agressive alcohol and tart bite of this beer. Its not fizzy though, it still stays smooth, and little bits of head in many sips make a slight creaminess.

Drinkability: Again, a tasty, but different tripel. One I think could gain fans among white wine and champagne lovers.

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Photo of confer
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

from the bottle best by 03/07. poured dark honey with a off white head that left some good lacing. aroma, honey pokes its head out first, than some sweet fruits, alcohol, a hint of yeast. flavor the alcohol comes out really nice than brown sugar and some sourness as it warms fruits. good beer

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Photo of MooseBoose
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A-Clear orange with almost no head. Leaves faint, soapy lacing on the glass.

S-Golden raisin, fruity esters.

T/M-Wonderful raisiny sweetness, fruity, earthy sweetness. Prickly carbonation. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel.

D-A good example of the style.

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Photo of travolta
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Awesome off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. A strawberry/golden/apricot color. beautiful to look at.

Nose: Fruits and yeast. Some dark fruits. A tiny bit of strawberry and tropical fruit at the end.

Taste: Crisp and carbonated at first, which melds into malty/yeasty smoothness. There is a tart aftertaste. A thin finish.

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

Appearance: A excellent finger and a half of head that produced ample lacing and retained very well at half a finger. The body itself if a unique bronze the turns ruby and golden depending on how the light strikes it. The carbonation is high, so high that it seems to cling to the sides of the glass with a bit of excessive fervour.

Smell: Very yeasty as a white white/pear cider scent dominates the nose. Subtle spicing in the background has me catching cloves, cinnamon and a hint of bubblegum. Didn't need a lot of warming to come out, but it certainly adds more complexity.

Taste: Hmm...it drinks more like a wine then it does a beer as the ample mild bread malt is quickly subsumed by the pear wine taste which lightly dusts itself off with mild floral hops and spice that don't quite cleanse away the boozier wine taste.

Mouthfeel: That pear wine aftertaste lingers, just like a wine would and despite it seemingly having ample carbonation, it seems to come across as fluffy and doesn't really lend itself to the beer. Excellent transitioning though.

Drinkability: It's very much like wine, and like wine, it really needs a meal to go with it. Sadly I didn't have a meal, and while the moderate carbonation make is on the lighter end of medium bodied, it doesn't quite conceal the alcohol content as well as I would like.

Final Thoughts: Well I called it, the tripel was the one of my three Maredsous bottles that ended up disappointing. It's still good, and maybe it didn't age quite right in my fridge, but I much preferred the Blonde and Dubbel.

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Photo of Long813
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear dark orange body with three fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is fair and leaves little lacing.

S: Light citrus fruits, alcohol, floral notes and some yeast.

T: Ok, wow, alcohol. I find this quite boozy fresh. Following is sweet fruits and unique yeast.

M: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Leaves a dry fruity aftertaste with a strong booze finish.

D: I'm going in have to wait on the other one I have to see how I feel about it when the booze diminishes.

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Photo of scottum
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Duvel Cafe in Stockholm.

Served a clear amber with an off-white head. So beautiful of a beer. Blends of the fruity, spicey, and malty flavors are crusing through the glass. Some sweet, but not too much. It all works fine because the balance is brillant. Beer this good should be imported to the states. Wherrre is the 9.5%? Not in the flavor, that is for sure.

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

750ml bottle, best before 10 2009.

Pours a mildly hazy, yet very bright coppery orange with frothy three fingers worth of head. The fowm settles very slowly to a thick cap, leaving behind a thick lacing.

Smell; some mild tropical fruits, yeast and a little alcohol. Pretty decent, but not quite as good, or as defined as I would have expected.

Taste; Very nice tropical fruits with pineapple, oranges and maybe a hint of banana. Sweet bready malts fill out the middle, and the finish is all peppery and alcohol spiciness.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and a little on the heavy side for what I like in my triples, and the drinkabiity is pretty darn good. Especially since the alcohol just seems to ride along with all of the other flavors instead of dominating them.

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Photo of JamesMN
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before 3/2015.

Appearance: Bright copper/honey with decent clarity and a ton of effervescence. Two finger off-white head. Leaving nice lacing.

Aroma: Deep liqueur-like pear and plum. Almost a caramel element as well. The 10% ABV is not well hidden here.

Taste: Starts with a light belgian candi sugar sweetness that combines with semi-gritty pear and a touch of yeast esters. The level of spice is good, apparent on the palate but not bruising. Somewhat moderate level of hop bitterness but no real hop flavor, typical for the style from other Tripels I've had and well done in this one. Really airy finish that leaves you with a bit of syrupy malt and a fruit liqueur flavor. Nice bit of heat in the back of the throat which is unusual since most Tripels hide the alcohol incredibly well. However, it's a nice change of pace from the others and makes for a more intense drinking experience.

Mouthfeel: Based on the aroma I was expected a hefty beer. To my surprise Maredsous Tripel is quite light for such a big beer, just above medium. The steady stream of carbonation makes it surprisingly smooth and quite drinkable.

Final Thoughts: Tripels used to be one of my least favorite styles, but the more I drink them the higher they rank in my opinion. It's amazing how a big 10% ABV brew can feel so light and yet pack so much flavor. Would I drink it again? Yes.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a beautiful golden color with a thick persistent head. This is a pretty beer with nice lacing. The taste of this beer is sweet with a hint of sourness and a slight bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is full and has a delightful carbonation bite. This is a delicious beer that I would find quite drinkable.

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Photo of donnebaby
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Milky rootbeer float head over a pretty clear orange body. Ringed lacing remains as the foam goes down. The smell has big notes of raisins and alcohol, with a salty touch. Apples and pears.

The taste bounces ya around a little. A quick sweet carbonation blast greets that turns out to be spicy and astrigent. An excellent hop injection quickly jumps right out from the back of the mouth to counter with the malts. Lasting hops in an otherwise clean finish.

I found this to be quite a drinkable tripel. I think I expected far more alcohol than I got. The hops cover it well I feel. Especially as it warms. Compared to other tripels I've had, this one's taste seemed lacking, as did the mouthfeel.

Maredsous 6 is where it's at!

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one pours out with a very thick head that doesn't disappear quick,and a nice sweet and fruity smell to it.It has a cloudy golden brown color and it has a good creamy feeling to it and has a mild sweet/bitter aftertaste and I can barely taste the alcohol in it, very smooth taste over all.

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Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Maredsous 10 - Triple from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,585 ratings.
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