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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 MondeUnibroue9.004.328,179100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.694,33977
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.33,634100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.123,60995
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.273,13395
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.272,831100
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.252,49997
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing7.803.82,41892
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.142,09492
Merry Monks' AleWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.851,78890
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.911,31181
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.151,218100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.92932-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.91807-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9879092
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9475190
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12711-
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.66689-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1568394
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9760590
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0660186
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.47588-
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.82580-
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.73545-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.27540-
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.05533-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.81527-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6352178
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.86515-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8748194
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6848171
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.89477100
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.85474-
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.97473-
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.87465-
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6945475
Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa TripelNew Belgium Brewing9.003.7144889
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.9439-
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704.0242797
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.504.0642793
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.06420-
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.76402-
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.16383-
White MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.84378-
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.14368100
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.59349-
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7346-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.81342-
Lips Of Faith - PluotNew Belgium Brewing10.003.24342-
Xtra Gold TripelCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.10.004.06335-
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