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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
Trinity TripelOld Forge Brewing Company8.803.842-
Tripel ThreatWalnut Brewery9.503.472-
Bourbon Barrel TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.603.822-
Old Buccaneer ReserveBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.412-
Haiku Belgian TripelFive Seasons North13.003.842-
Bourbon Barrel Aged BlitzenRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery10.003.882-
Sean O'Connor's Extra Deluxe TripleBear Republic Brewing Co.8.504.282-
Wholly Trinity TripelTurkey Hill Brewing Co. Pub & Grille8.803.82-
Ambacht Honey TripleAmbacht Brewing8.503.832-
Bière Blonde Tripel (Dia)Brasserie De Saint Omer7.503.052-
Beer-Muda Triangle (Jarrylo Dry Hopped)Imperial Oak Brewing9.003.52-
La Mère VertusBrasserie Artisanale Millevertus De Toernich9.003.422-
Härte 10Brauerei Schäffler10.502.742-
Third Nipple TripelSmog City Brewing8.003.682-
TrinityBrown Paper Bag Project9.004.252-
La Binchoise TripleBrasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts)8.502.762-
Koantjes Bier / KoantjesbierDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)7.003.752-
Father FranciscoWynwood Brewing Company8.604.182-
Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Belgian TripelUpstream Brewing Company - Old Market10.203.632-
RivalCambria Beer Company ? 3.712-
Smuttynose Tripel (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.882-
Weyermann TripleWeyermann Brauerei GmbH8.502.922-
À La Belge Triple Aux 2 BrettsÀ La Fût8.903.752-
Saint-DenisBrasserie Artisanale Millevertus De Toernich7.503.042-
Berry-SemeMonkish Brewing Co.9.804.212-
Four PhilosophersKeegan Ales8.003.872-
Fordian SlipBarnstormer Brewing & Pizzeria9.204.382-
Alpha TripelIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant8.703.742-
Tripel MontfortCervejaria Bodebrown Ltda.10.003.752-
La Fin De La NuitBroken Tooth Brewing9.403.382-
Belgian TripleBeer Academy9.303.252-
La Cervoise Des AncêtresBrouwerij Huyghe8.503.132-
Belgian TripelDangerous Man Brewing9.003.752-
RepercussionsGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.882-
TripelLowDown Brewery + Kitchen9.003.752-
Emmett's Belgian TrippelEmmett's Brewing Company10.003.892-
Tripel NipelDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom ? 3.672-
Triple OG TrippelLiquid Hero Brewery8.104.12-
Belgian-Style TrippelLake Placid Craft Brewing Company8.103.492-
Foxy MamaBlue Mountain Brewery8.203.512-
Wedding BeerThe Moon Under Water Pub & Brewery9.004.132-
Bryggja TripelBrouwerij De Graal8.504.252-
Black Widow TripelThirty Monk - Gerber Village8.803.792-
Blouser Belgian-Style TripelSix Ten Brewing ? 42-
Canadian TuxedoDragoon Brewing Co.9.404.132-
Magic NumberGoose Island Beer Co.9.803.632-
Batch One Anniversary AleRefuge Brewery9.103.952-
Tripel Abbey-Style Golden AleLantern Brewing ? 3.942-
Victoria's High Country Brewery Trail Tripel Rule 47Bridge Road Brewers7.002.752-
Amsterdam Kyrie TripelAmsterdam Brewing Company9.003.672-
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