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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
IncubusSly Fox Brewing Company10.303.86115-
Redhook TripelRedhook Ale Brewery10.203.69114-
Tripel BAdelbert's Brewery9.303.83113-
Belgian TripelThe Defiant Brewing Company9.004.0110996
Southampton Triple Abbey Style AleSouthampton Publick House8.003.83106-
Jambe De BoisBrasserie de la Senne8.003.85105-
WoodsidePerennial Artisan Ales9.103.67104-
Tripel 7 Belgian Style AleScuttlebutt Brewing Company9.003.42104-
Preservation Series: Tripel TonnellerieThe Bruery9.503.56104-
Infinite Wisdom TripelUpland Brewing Company9.603.66103-
Great Lakes Anniversary AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.503.97103-
Gran Met - Laird's Apple Brandy BarrelVoodoo Brewing Company9.503.63103-
MandolinBlue Mountain Brewery9.003.81102-
Ondineke Oilsjtersen TripelKleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren8.504.129990
Rye 95Two Roads Brewing Company9.503.6198-
Pater Lieven TripelBrouwerij Van den Bossche8.003.79789
La ButeuseLe Trou Du Diable10.004.0497-
Tripel De RippleBrugge Brasserie9.854.1194-
Green's Quest Tripel Blonde AleGreen's Gluten Free Beers8.502.969082
Triple Moine / DeugnietBrasserie Du Bocq7.303.6688-
Tripel NovaAle Asylum9.903.8388-
Tribute TripelNeshaminy Creek Brewing Company9.303.8786-
(512) THREE(512) Brewing Company9.504.0386-
Westoek XBrouwerij Deca Services NV6.003.6385-
St Martin TripelBrasserie De Brunehaut9.003.648477
Scaldis Blond Ale TripleBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl10.504.0583-
La DivineBrasserie de Silly S.A.9.503.6683-
Cask Aged TripelRockmill Brewery10.503.9982-
SolsticePisgah Brewing Co.9.004.0381-
Laissez FaireIthaca Beer Company10.003.5279-
Brugge TripelBrouwerij Palm NV8.703.5678-
La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)Le Trou Du Diable10.004.278-
Issaquah Ménage À FrogRogue Ales9.003.6577-
Oud Beersel Bersalis TripelBrouwerij Oud Beersel9.503.5976-
La FringanteUnibroue10.004.1376-
Golden TrippleRock Art Brewery8.003.667290
Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style AleTriple Voodoo Brewing8.003.6771-
Arend TripelBrouwerij De Ryck8.003.967190
Arbor Brewing Phat Abbot Belgian TripleArbor Brewing Company10.003.7170-
Andelot Cuvee DiaboliqueDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)8.503.9670-
Fish Tale Monkfish Belgian-Style TripleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub9.003.7170-
Great Lakes Belgian Tripel Dog DareGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.503.9570-
Hocking TripleJackie O's Pub & Brewery8.003.9369-
White Birch TripelWhite Birch Brewing10.503.4967-
MN TanLift Bridge Brewery8.503.6967-
Marin Tripel Dipsea Belgian Style AleMarin Brewing Company9.103.586685
TriplicationIdle Hands Craft Ales9.003.8466-
IncubusSly Fox Brewing Company10.303.8165-
Vivant TripelBrewery Vivant8.253.8265-
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