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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 MondeUnibroue9.004.327,982100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.684,19277
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.33,569100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.123,53695
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.273,06295
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.272,758100
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.252,45897
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing7.803.82,37192
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.152,02592
Merry Monks' AleWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.851,74090
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.911,28581
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.151,190100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.92905-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.9790-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9877692
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9473790
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.13700-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1567194
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.65670-
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9759190
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0659186
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.46580-
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.82567-
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.74540-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.27537-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.81526-
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.05520-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6351778
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.85502-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8747994
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6846971
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.88463100
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.97463-
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.87460-
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6944875
Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa TripelNew Belgium Brewing9.003.7144389
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.91437-
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704.0242297
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.06415-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.504.0541393
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.85408-
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.76383-
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.15381-
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.14360100
White MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.85359-
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.58344-
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7341-
Lips Of Faith - PluotNew Belgium Brewing10.003.23336-
Kasteel TripleBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.8331-
Xtra Gold TripelCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.10.004.06329-
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