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The name "Tripel" actually stems from part of the brewing process, in which brewers use up to three times the amount of malt than a standard Trappist "Simple." Traditionally, Tripels are bright yellow to gold in color, which is a shade or two darker than the average Pilsener. Head should be big, dense and creamy. Aroma and flavor runs along complex, spicy phenolic, powdery yeast, fruity/estery with a sweet finish. Sweetness comes from both the pale malts and the higher alcohol. Bitterness is up there for a beer with such a light body for its strength, but at times is barely perceived amongst the even balance of malts and hops. The lighter body comes from the use of Belgian candy sugar (up to 25% sucrose), which not only lightens the body, but also adds complex alcoholic aromas and flavors. Small amounts of spices are sometimes added as well.

Tripels are actually notoriously alcoholic, yet the best crafted ones hide this character quite evil-like and deceivingly, making them sipping beers.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 8.0-12.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
La Fin Du MondeUnibroue9.004.328,248100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.694,39177
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.33,672100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.133,64095
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.273,15795
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.272,855100
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.252,51297
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing7.803.82,43392
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.142,11492
Merry Monks' AleWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.851,80090
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.911,32181
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.151,228100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.92940-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.91816-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9879592
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9475690
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12714-
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.65695-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1568594
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9761090
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0660786
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.47591-
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.82580-
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.74547-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.27542-
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.05535-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.81527-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6352378
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.85523-
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6748671
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.85484-
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.89483100
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8748294
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.97476-
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.87470-
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6945475
Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa TripelNew Belgium Brewing9.003.7145189
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.91441-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.504.0643193
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704.0242797
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.06422-
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.75406-
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.16385-
White MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.84385-
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.14370100
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.59352-
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7348-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.81346-
Lips Of Faith - PluotNew Belgium Brewing10.003.25345-
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.9433889
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