Tripel

Description:
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 MondeUnibroue9.004.319,880100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.503.725,47677
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.284,408100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay8.004.094,27195
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.243,97194
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.213,64399
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.233,07396
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing8.503.842,93492
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.152,68893
Merry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.822,28490
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.881,54481
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.131,526100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.931,103-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.931,002-
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9195190
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.12917-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9588292
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.66849-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1481394
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.81765-
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.87740-
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0471686
Orabelle Belgian-Style AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.8870686
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.81701-
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9570190
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.45670-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6262678
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6962171
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.11.003.94594-
TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.72591-
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.8558799
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.98582-
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.21565-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery10.003.9953993
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.82536-
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.02529-
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.91524-
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.850190
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.15500-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8749694
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.9648389
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6848175
Beer To Drink Music ToDogfish Head Craft Brewery9.003.9479-
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.703.9946897
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.12461100
Allagash James BeanAllagash Brewing Company11.004.1444-
Tripel PerfectionBrewery Ommegang8.904.1438-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.79431-
De Ranke GuldenbergBrouwerij De Ranke8.504.0242493
Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Brewing Company10.503.7742184
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