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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 MondeUnibroue9.004.328,599100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.694,59778
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.33,792100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.133,78196
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.283,29595
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.272,998100
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.252,59597
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing7.803.82,51692
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.142,23093
Merry Monks' AleWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.851,87490
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.91,36082
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.161,298100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.92967-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.91857-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9880992
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9478890
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12755-
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.65714-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1570794
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9763390
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0662287
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.47609-
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.82601-
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.86570-
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.74557-
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.85553-
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.04550-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.27546-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6353578
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.81528-
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6951272
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.89495100
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.91487-
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.87485-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8748495
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.97483-
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6946176
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.504.0644993
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.06442-
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704.0243298
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.75414-
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.16389-
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.7938690
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.14378100
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.9364-
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.59359-
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7358-
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.9435590
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.81355-
Xtra Gold TripelCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.10.004.04344-
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