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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 Avg Ratings > Bros
La Fin Du MondeUnibroue9.004.319,933100
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.503.725,53377
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504.284,443100
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay8.004.094,35195
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404.244,01494
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.004.213,68299
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.004.233,09396
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing8.503.842,95892
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.004.152,71493
Merry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.303.832,31390
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.003.881,55081
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.204.131,534100
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.103.931,119-
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.003.931,009-
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.003.9196490
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.004.13934-
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.503.9588592
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.503.66855-
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.004.1482394
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.103.82776-
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.003.87742-
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.004.0472486
Orabelle Belgian-Style AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.303.8970786
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.503.9470690
Exit 4Flying Fish Brewing Company9.503.81704-
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.003.45673-
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.003.6262978
River Horse Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.003.6962471
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.11.003.94595-
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.503.98592-
TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.703.72591-
New Holland Black Tulip Trippel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.003.8558899
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.004.21568-
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery10.00454593
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.003.82536-
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.504.03533-
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.003.91532-
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.203.850490
Beer To Drink Music ToDogfish Head Craft Brewery9.003.91501-
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.004.15500-
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.003.8749794
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.9649689
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.003.6848275
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.703.9946997
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004.12462100
Tripel PerfectionBrewery Ommegang8.904.1445-
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.003.79435-
De Ranke GuldenbergBrouwerij De Ranke8.504.0242993
Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Brewing Company10.503.7742584
Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.5440785
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