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 Avg Ratings > Bros
La Fin Du MondeUnibroue9.004.319,950100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.503.725,55677
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.284,460100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay8.004.094,36995
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.244,03794
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.213,69899
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.233,11196
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing8.503.842,96492
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.152,72993
Merry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.832,32590
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.881,55681
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.131,537100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.931,124-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.931,010-
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9196990
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12939-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9588792
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.66855-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1483094
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.83781-
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.87744-
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0472886
Orabelle Belgian-Style AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.8970986
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9470890
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.81707-
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.45674-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6263478
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6962971
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.11.003.94597-
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.98593-
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.8559299
TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.72591-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.21569-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery10.00454693
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.91539-
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.03537-
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.82536-
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.850490
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.15500-
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.9649989
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8749794
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6848275
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.703.9947097
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.12464100
Tripel PerfectionBrewery Ommegang8.904.1451-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.79441-
De Ranke GuldenbergBrouwerij De Ranke8.504.0243293
Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Brewing Company10.503.7742884
Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.5440985
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.69399-
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