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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 MondeUnibroue9.004.319,377100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.715,16077
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.274,187100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.094,11395
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.243,72794
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.213,43899
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.232,90896
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing7.803.832,74792
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.152,52093
Merry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.812,13590
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.131,484100
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.881,47681
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.941,066-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.94960-
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.988090
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12857-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9584792
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.66810-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1377894
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.87716-
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.79692-
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0466986
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9466790
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.8660-
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.45649-
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.8762986
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.03626-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6358978
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.72588-
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6958171
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.8557699
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.22557-
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.94538-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.82535-
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.98529-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.503.9950693
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.03503-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8749294
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.15486-
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6847675
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.8147490
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.89471-
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.703.9946397
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.843290
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.12428100
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.9542389
Tripel PerfectionBrewery Ommegang8.904.1416-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.78397-
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.5338885
Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Brewing Company10.503.7738784
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