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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 Avg Hads > Bros
La Fin Du MondeUnibroue9.004.319,634100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.503.725,30677
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.284,276100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.094,18195
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.243,83894
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.213,52999
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.232,98096
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing8.503.832,81692
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.152,59593
Merry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.822,20690
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.881,50681
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.131,506100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.941,086-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.93980-
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.991090
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12877-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9586692
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.66826-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1479694
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.87736-
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.8725-
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0468886
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.8678-
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9567890
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.45659-
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.8865286
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6260378
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6960271
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.72591-
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.8558699
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.11.003.94583-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.22560-
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.98543-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.82535-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery10.003.9952193
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.02520-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8749394
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.15491-
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.9489-
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.8148690
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.848490
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6847675
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.703.9946797
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan11.003.9645089
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.12448100
Tripel PerfectionBrewery Ommegang8.904.1428-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.79410-
Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Brewing Company10.503.7640384
De Ranke GuldenbergBrouwerij De Ranke8.504.0340293
Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.5439885
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