1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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%   [ ? ] 

View the Most Popular: Tripel
You've rated 0 beers within this style.
Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 1084) - Ordered by # Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150  | next › last »
Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
La Fin Du MondeUnibroue9.004.327823100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.68410177
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.33505100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.13347295
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.27300395
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.272706100
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.25242897
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing7.803.8232492
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.15198992
Merry Monks' AleWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.85170190
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.91126281
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.151170100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.92879-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.9773-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9876792
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9472790
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12687-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1566294
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.65652-
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0658486
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9758290
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.46574-
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.82558-
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.73535-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.27534-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.81526-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6351478
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.05511-
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.85487-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8747894
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.97459-
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6845771
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.88450100
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.87450-
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6944475
Lips Of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa TripelNew Belgium Brewing9.003.7144089
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.91436-
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704.0241797
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.06411-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.504.0640193
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.15376-
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.76375-
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.14358100
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.85358-
White MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.85342-
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.57337-
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7336-
Lips Of Faith - PluotNew Belgium Brewing10.003.23328-
Xtra Gold TripelCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.10.004.06327-
Kasteel TripleBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.8326-
« first ‹ prev | 1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150  | next › last »