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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 1058) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Brewing Company10.503.7330184
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik / Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.9229489
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.86294-
Tripel PerfectionBrewery Ommegang8.904.14282-
Chimay Spéciale Cent CinquanteBières de Chimay S.A.10.004.17257-
Tropical TripelDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)9.503.86256-
Urthel Hibernus QuentumDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.004.06254100
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.87247-
La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL8.404.0524494
Allagash James BeanAllagash Brewing Company10.304.123990
Monk's Uncle TripelPike Pub & Brewery9.003.6123884
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.7523890
Tripel ThreatCambridge Brewing Company10.003.88237100
Steenbrugge TripelBrouwerij Palm NV8.703.922190
Cerberus Belgian TripelThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.003.8621594
Cantillon Zwanze 2013Brasserie Cantillon7.203.62210-
Gouyasse TripleBrasserie Des Légendes9.003.83207-
Panty PeelerMidnight Sun Brewing Co.8.503.8920783
Witches' BrewBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.303.88206-
St. Vrain TripelLeft Hand Brewing Company9.003.7520285
AsylumLeft Coast Brewing Company11.003.5519380
Beerhive TripelNew Holland Brewing Company8.473.55193-
Devil's Tramping Ground TripelAviator Brewing Company9.203.77183-
Leffe TripelAbbaye de Leffe S.A.8.503.84174-
Kapittel AbtBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.10.003.87170-
Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn TripelThe Brewer's Art9.204.0916894
MacTarnahan's Spine TinglerPortland Brewing Company8.503.7716390
Bete Blanche Belgian-Style TripelElysian Brewing Company7.503.5816283
Gran MetVoodoo Brewing Company9.503.64162-
Allagash YakuzaAllagash Brewing Company9.004.0615590
Tripel Van De GarreBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.39153-
L'Herbe à DétourneBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.204.1151-
St. Sebastiaan GoldenBrouwerij Sterkens N.V.7.703.814789
Dominus Vobiscum TripleMicrobrasserie Charlevoix9.004.1147-
Abbaye De Floreffe TripleBrasserie Lefèbvre SA7.503.77142-
Witkap Pater TripelBrouwerij Slaghmuylder7.503.8614088
Slaapmutske Triple NightcapBrouwerij Slaapmutske8.103.9139-
Vicaris Tripel GueuzeBrouwerij Dilewyns7.003.86139-
Moa St JosephsMoa Brewing Company9.503.86135-
Sawyer's TripleStone Brewing Co.7.604.02134-
Schlafly TripelThe Schlafly Tap Room10.003.86134-
Kentucky MonkJackie O's Pub & Brewery8.003.96124-
Tiger TripelNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S9.003.82123-
Ename TripelBrouwerij Roman N.V.8.503.69121-
Tripel Overhead (Bourbon Barrel-aged)Mother Earth Brewing9.003.9811794
EuphoriaRuckus Brewing9.003.72116-
Tripel CrownMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.10.203.7711589
Grimbergen TripelBrouwerij Alken-Maes9.003.78114-
Redhook TripelRedhook Ale Brewery10.203.69114-
ZatteBrouwerij 't IJ8.003.74114-
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