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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 MondeUnibroue9.004.329,100100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.74,98277
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.34,035100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.133,99795
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.283,57894
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.283,31199
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.252,79396
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing7.803.812,66092
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.142,44393
Merry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.862,03890
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.161,446100
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.911,43881
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.92995-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.91933-
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9584190
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9883192
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12810-
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.66759-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1575894
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9765990
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.85655-
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0665186
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.81639-
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.48634-
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.03597-
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.8659786
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.74580-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6457578
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6955771
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.27555-
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.9153899
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.91533-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.81533-
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.96511-
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.06493-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8649094
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.504.0748793
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6947175
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.15463-
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704.0244697
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.74442-
White MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.8544184
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.91440-
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.7942490
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.14404100
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.9639989
Tripel PerfectionBrewery Ommegang8.904.12389-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.8381-
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.59378-
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7370-
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