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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 Avg Hads > Bros
La Fin Du MondeUnibroue9.004.319,763100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.503.725,37277
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.274,342100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.094,22195
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.243,90694
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.213,59599
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.233,03296
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing8.503.842,86892
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.152,64693
Merry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.822,24890
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.881,52481
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.131,515100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.941,090-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.93991-
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9193490
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12898-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9587192
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.66831-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1480394
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.8748-
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.87740-
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0470386
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.81692-
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9568790
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.8868786
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.45663-
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6961371
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6261178
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.11.003.94592-
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.72591-
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.8558799
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.98562-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.22562-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.82536-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery10.003.9953193
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.03526-
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.9502-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8749694
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.14496-
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.849590
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6847775
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.703.9946897
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.9646289
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.12457100
Tripel PerfectionBrewery Ommegang8.904.1434-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.79421-
Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Brewing Company10.503.7741184
De Ranke GuldenbergBrouwerij De Ranke8.504.0241193
Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.5440285
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7389-
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