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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 - 601 to 650 (out of 1082) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Trippel LindyFive Seasons Westside ? 4.394-
Manchester TripelThe Marble Arch9.003.754-
SacrifishVan Houzen Brewing Company9.003.094-
Brunehaut Organic Belgian Triple AleBrasserie De Brunehaut8.003.314-
Ambitious MonkPinglehead Brewing Co. / Brewer's Pizza9.503.644-
Tripel StampBegyle Brewing Company9.004.194-
Belgian TripelCouncil Brewing Company7.903.74-
Barrel Aged VanderbushGreenbush Brewing Company9.804.314-
Herkenrode TripelBrouwerij Sint-Jozef7.003.664-
TrippelLa Conner Brewing Company ? 2.914-
Dark Horse Homo Sapien Raspberry Tripel AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.694-
TripelBlind Squirrel Brewery9.004.54-
Belgian TripelThe Library8.303.484-
Sangria BlancWicked Weed Brewing8.503.54-
Trippel LindyJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House8.102.834-
Falke Tripel MonasteriumMicro Cervejaria Falke Bier9.004.694-
Feisty Fleur TripelBenchmark Brewing9.103.944-
TripelNinkasi Fabriques9.003.594-
GnosisRight Proper Brewing Company9.003.944-
TripelBig Al Brewing9.003.553-
(512) Cabernet Barrel Aged THREE(512) Brewing Company9.503.493-
ExemptionTaxman Brewing Co.8.503.833-
Big Boars Head Belgian TripelBlue Lobster Brewing Company ? 43-
Tangerines TripelRocky Point Artisan Brewers10.504.083-
Petrus TripleDe Brabandere7.503.753-
Barrel Of PerilDrake's Brewing Co.10.404.083-
Trepidation...Vintage Brewing Company10.9043-
Tripel CrownTrophy Brewing Co.9.903.833-
Zware Jongen Tripel BierBierbrouwerij Maallust9.003.913-
Spiritu FornicationisMicrobrasserie Goudale11.003.583-
Raasted TrippelRaasted & Randers Bryghus A/S8.002.863-
MousquetonMystery Brewing Company7.104.323-
T1 Triple AleTransmitter Brewing9.103.663-
ProvidenceReformation Brewery9.204.253-
Haiku TrippelFive Seasons Westside ? 3.913-
Ninkasi's AngelTrue South Brewery7.803.313-
LoroyseLes Brasseurs De Lorraine8.003.993-
Bell's Tripel Belgian Style AleBell's Brewery, Inc.7.603.333-
Belgian POM TripelI & I Brewing8.403.423-
Belgian TrippelKarl Strauss Brewing Company9.003.633-
Belgian NightmareNorth Country Brewing9.203.673-
Fort Lapin 8Fort Lapin8.003.683-
PeerdBierbrouwerij Maallust9.004.413-
Post Scriptum: La Vie Est BelleMicrobrasserie La Chouape9.504.173-
Princeps PacisSave The World Brewing Company8.704.253-
The Heckler Belgian-Style TripelBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub8.002.143-
Tripel KarmalietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.833-
Demon CleanerWitch's Hat Brewing Co.10.003.423-
SummerstoneOdin Brewing Company ? 2.953-
Java TripleBierbrouwerij De Halve Maan8.003.563-
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