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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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 1067) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Kasteel TripleBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.8323-
Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Brewing Company10.503.7330284
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.9230089
Tripel PerfectionBrewery Ommegang8.904.14282-
Chimay Spéciale Cent CinquanteBières de Chimay S.A.10.004.17259-
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.86259-
Tropical TripelDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.503.86258-
Urthel Hibernus QuentumDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.004.06255100
La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL8.404.0524594
Allagash James BeanAllagash Brewing Company10.304.124290
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.7524190
Monk's Uncle TripelPike Pub & Brewery9.003.6123984
Tripel ThreatCambridge Brewing Company10.003.88238100
Steenbrugge TripelBrouwerij Palm NV8.703.922190
Cerberus Belgian TripelThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.003.8621694
Cantillon Zwanze 2013Brasserie Cantillon7.203.62211-
Panty PeelerMidnight Sun Brewing Co.8.503.920983
Witches' BrewBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.303.88209-
Gouyasse TripleBrasserie Des Légendes9.003.83207-
St. Vrain TripelLeft Hand Brewing Company9.003.7420585
AsylumLeft Coast Brewing Company11.003.5519580
Beerhive TripelNew Holland Brewing Company8.473.55193-
Devil's Tramping Ground TripelAviator Brewing Company9.203.77187-
Leffe TripelAbbaye de Leffe S.A.8.503.85178-
Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn TripelThe Brewer's Art9.204.0917094
Kapittel AbtBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.10.003.87170-
Gran MetVoodoo Brewing Company9.503.63164-
MacTarnahan's Spine TinglerPortland Brewing Company8.503.7716390
Bete Blanche Belgian-Style TripelElysian Brewing Company7.503.5816283
Tripel Van De GarreBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.39156-
Allagash YakuzaAllagash Brewing Company9.004.0615590
L'Herbe à DétourneBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.204.09155-
Dominus Vobiscum TripleMicrobrasserie Charlevoix9.004.1149-
St. Sebastiaan GoldenBrouwerij Sterkens N.V.7.703.814889
Abbaye De Floreffe TripleBrasserie Lefèbvre SA7.503.77143-
Witkap Pater TripelBrouwerij Slaghmuylder7.503.8614088
Slaapmutske Triple NightcapBrouwerij Slaapmutske8.103.9140-
Vicaris Tripel GueuzeBrouwerij Dilewyns7.003.86140-
Moa St JosephsMoa Brewing Company9.503.85138-
Sawyer's TripleStone Brewing Co.7.604.02135-
Schlafly TripelThe Schlafly Tap Room10.003.86134-
Tiger TripelNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S9.003.82125-
Kentucky MonkJackie O's Pub & Brewery8.003.96124-
Ename TripelBrouwerij Roman N.V.8.503.7123-
Tripel Overhead (Bourbon Barrel-aged)Mother Earth Brewing9.003.9811794
EuphoriaRuckus Brewing9.003.72116-
Grimbergen TripelBrouwerij Alken-Maes9.003.79116-
Tripel CrownMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.10.203.7711589
Redhook TripelRedhook Ale Brewery10.203.69114-
Slumbrew Trekker TrippelSomerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)9.503.87114-
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