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Tripel

Description:
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 MondeUnibroue9.004.328,032100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.694,23077
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.33,580100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.123,55495
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.273,07995
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.272,775100
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.252,47097
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing7.803.82,38092
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.142,04492
Merry Monks' AleWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.851,75790
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.911,29381
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.151,198100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.92910-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.9791-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9877892
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9474090
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12702-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1567794
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.66676-
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9759590
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0659586
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.46582-
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.82569-
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.74542-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.27538-
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.05526-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.81526-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6351978
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.85507-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8748194
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6847171
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.88469100
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.97464-
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.87463-
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6944975
Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa TripelNew Belgium Brewing9.003.7144489
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.9438-
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.85431-
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704.0242497
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.06416-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.504.0641593
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.76384-
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.16382-
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.15363100
White MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.85361-
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.58346-
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7341-
Lips Of Faith - PluotNew Belgium Brewing10.003.24339-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.8333-
Xtra Gold TripelCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.10.004.06329-
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