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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 MondeUnibroue9.004.327650100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.68401077
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.33442100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.13340395
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.27293495
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.272644100
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.25239597
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing7.803.8228392
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.15194692
Merry Monks' AleWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.85166090
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.91124181
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.141146100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.92856-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.9763-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9875592
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9471890
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12667-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1566094
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.65632-
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0657886
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9756990
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.46568-
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.82556-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.27530-
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.73528-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.81522-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6351178
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.06504-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8747794
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.84473-
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.97453-
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6744771
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6944275
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.87440100
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.87440-
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.91433-
Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa TripelNew Belgium Brewing9.003.7142989
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704.0241497
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.06409-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.504.0539293
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.15371-
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.77368-
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.14356100
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7332-
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.57330-
Xtra Gold TripelCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.10.004.06325-
De Ranke GuldenbergBrouwerij De Ranke8.504.0432294
White MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.84322-
Lips Of Faith - PluotNew Belgium Brewing10.003.23321-
Kasteel TripleBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.79318-
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