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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 MondeUnibroue9.004.327112100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.68372277
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.33205100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.12320495
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.26270395
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.272356100
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.24229697
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing7.803.81212992
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.15181392
Merry Monks' AleWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.84154190
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.9118281
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.131068100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.93772-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9872192
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.91713-
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9468690
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1564794
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12641-
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.65577-
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0555586
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.46554-
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9754790
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.81526-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.81518-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.27517-
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.73503-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6249078
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8746594
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.97440-
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.06435-
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6942975
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6842771
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.91419-
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.84413-
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.85400100
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704.0439797
Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa TripelNew Belgium Brewing9.003.739589
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.07392-
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.88389-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.504.0536893
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.15361-
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.15339100
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.76333-
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7326-
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.56321-
Xtra Gold TripelCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.10.004.06309-
De Ranke GuldenbergBrouwerij De Ranke8.504.0330994
Kasteel TripleBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.8298-
Lips Of Faith - PluotNew Belgium Brewing10.003.21293-
Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Brewing Company10.503.7328384
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