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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 MondeUnibroue9.004.319,466100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company9.503.715,21477
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.284,221100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay S.A.8.004.094,14295
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.243,76594
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.23,48099
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.232,93396
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing8.503.832,78192
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.152,54493
Merry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.822,16290
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.131,490100
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.881,48681
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.941,076-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.93969-
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.989590
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12867-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9585592
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.66815-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1478994
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.87729-
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.8705-
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0468186
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9567390
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.8664-
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.45653-
OrabelleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.8763586
Fluffy White RabbitsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project8.504.03631-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6259578
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6959271
Green Flash TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.72589-
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.8557999
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.12.003.93567-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.22559-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.82535-
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.98528-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery8.503.9950893
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.02507-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8749394
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.15487-
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.503.8148190
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.89478-
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6847675
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.7946690
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.703.9946597
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.12436100
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan11.003.9643189
Tripel PerfectionBrewery Ommegang8.904.1418-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.78403-
De Ranke GuldenbergBrouwerij De Ranke8.504.0339593
Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.5439485
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