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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 MondeUnibroue9.004.328,719100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.694,68378
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.33,847100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.133,81496
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.283,34295
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.283,052100
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.252,62997
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing7.803.812,54692
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.142,27893
Merry Monks' AleWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.851,90690
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.911,37182
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.161,316100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.92971-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.91868-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9881492
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9479690
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12760-
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.66719-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1571594
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9763990
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0662987
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.81612-
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.47611-
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.85586-
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.85586-
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.74562-
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.04554-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.27548-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6354078
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.81528-
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6952272
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.91502-
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.89500100
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.87489-
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.97487-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8648795
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6946276
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.504.0746193
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.06461-
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704.0243298
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.75419-
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.7939690
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.16394-
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.15383100
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.9381-
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.9536990
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.59365-
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7359-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.8356-
Xtra Gold TripelCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.10.004.04350-
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