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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Beer Tasting: Maredsous 10

The Beer: Maredsous (Duvel Moortgat) 10
Style: Belgian Tripel
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 11.2 oz (330 ml) brown bottle; "Use best before 07/2009"

From where & how stored: Purchased from The Foodery and stored at 50F since then

Pricing: $4.75 per bottle

Availability: Year-round

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 10% ABV
Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- slightly cloudy golden ale
- airy, frothy, creamy 2-inch head sits perfectly atop the beer
- the head drapes itself all over the walls of the glass as its drunk
- the perfect pour and presentation? quite possibly

The Aroma:
- bit of citrus, bit of peppery spice, bit of tartness

The Taste:
- bit of citrus, bit of peppery spice, bit of tartness (hey, did I say that already?)
- flavors present themselves nicely, and drinks fairly easy despite the ABV level
- pleasant sweetness, though not cloying, lingers nicely

The Verdict: Nice and enjoyable beer. Not as "triple-ish" as I might expect, but this is a good drinking beer with flavors that match the aroma. The Pranqster from North Coast and Lunacy from Heavyweight taste very similar to me. (That's a very good thing!)
Adam's Notes
The Look:
- beautiful golden color
- stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass
- nice 1 inch head and dissipates down to 1/4 inch head

The Aroma:
- bready sweet nose

The Taste:
- a bit spicy
- citrussy
- delicate apricot
- some alcohol

The Verdict: I'll wait until it warms a bit. Warmer is better. More bready apricot goodness. I would seek this out again. Solid choice for a belgian triple.

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