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 Ratings > Score
La Fin Du MondeUnibroue9.0010,1584.32
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.505,7263.72
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504,6044.3
Chimay Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay8.004,4514.13
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404,1924.28
Allagash Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel)Allagash Brewing Company11.003,7944.28
St. Bernardus TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.003,1964.24
Trippel Belgian Style AleNew Belgium Brewing8.503,0563.81
Allagash Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.002,8254.14
Merry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.302,3863.88
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.001,6003.91
Long Strange TripelBoulevard Brewing Co.9.201,5484.16
Trade Winds TripelThe Bruery8.101,1383.92
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.001,0333.91
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.009973.96
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.009744.13
Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale AleBrouwerij Corsendonk7.509023.98
Dark Horse Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.508833.67
De Dolle Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.008584.15
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.108153.85
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.007634.06
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.007463.86
Orabelle Belgian-Style AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.307333.87
Exit 4 American TrippelFlying Fish Brewing Company9.507313.82
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.507273.97
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.006813.49
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.006573.64
Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.006503.71
Black Tulip Belgian-Style Tripel AleNew Holland Brewing Company9.006383.91
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.11.006233.9
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.506183.96
TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.705923.75
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.005714.26
Tröegs LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.005703.93
Dragonmead Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery10.005694.07
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.505584.05
Beer To Drink Music ToDogfish Head Craft Brewery9.005493.89
Bell's Sparkling AleBell's Brewery, Inc.9.005373.81
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.005363.96
The Tide And Its TakersAnchorage Brewing Company9.005124.15
Tallgrass Velvet RoosterTallgrass Brewing Company8.505103.76
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.205103.79
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.004973.86
Val-Dieu TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.004894.15
Stoudt's Triple (Belgian Abbey-Style Ale)Stoudts Brewing Co.9.004853.7
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704754.02
White MonkeyVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.504753.85
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.004703.81
Tripel PerfectionBrewery Ommegang8.904634.12
De Ranke GuldenbergBrouwerij De Ranke8.504594.01
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