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
Tripel 7 Belgian Style AleScuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub9.001413.44
Tripel NovaAle Asylum9.901403.78
La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)Le Trou Du Diable10.001384.17
Kentucky MonkJackie O's Pub & Brewery8.001363.95
Ondineke Oilsjtersen TripelKleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren8.501354.13
Cask Aged TripelRockmill Brewery10.501343.95
MandolinBlue Mountain Brewery9.001313.77
Smuttynose Tripel (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.201303.78
Belgian TripelThe Defiant Brewing Company9.001293.98
Tripel De RippleBrugge Brasserie9.851284.09
EuphoriaRuckus Brewing9.001253.71
Tripel CrownMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.10.201233.77
Oud Beersel Bersalis TripelBrouwerij Oud Beersel9.501213.67
ZundertTrappistenbrouwerij de Kievit8.001203.86
Pater Lieven TripelBrouwerij Van den Bossche8.001193.73
Brugge TripelBrouwerij Palm NV8.701183.63
Redhook TripelRedhook Ale Brewery10.201173.69
Green's Quest Tripel Blonde AleGreen's Gluten Free Beers8.501173.03
LupulusBrasserie Les Trois Fourquets8.501163.77
Tripel CafeSouthern Tier Brewing Company8.801163.77
FeministMonkish Brewing Co.9.401143.82
Three Chopt TripelLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery9.301143.87
Arend TripelBrouwerij De Ryck8.001123.93
Pisgah TripelPisgah Brewing Co.9.501114.03
Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9Brouwerij Haacht NV9.001113.67
Southampton Triple Abbey Style AleSouthampton Publick House8.001083.82
Scaldis Blond Ale TripleBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl10.501054.02
Triple Moine / DeugnietBrasserie Du Bocq7.301053.68
St Martin TripelBrasserie De Brunehaut9.001053.67
Anniversary AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.501043.98
Red Brick Brick Mason Series 3 BaggerRed Brick Brewing Company9.501033.76
Head Trip Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon9.501033.93
La DivineBrasserie de Silly S.A.9.501033.63
Three Chopt Tripel - Bourbon Barrel-AgedLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery11.30994.12
TriplicationIdle Hands Craft Ales9.00953.87
Arbor Brewing Phat Abbot Belgian TripleArbor Brewing Company10.00943.72
Tripel JulepBoulevard Brewing Co.12.20933.6
Monk From The YunkManayunk Brewery and Restaurant9.00923.72
Tourist Trappe Belgian-Style Tripel AleMIA Beer Co.10.00903.9
Vicaris TripelBrouwerij Dilewyns8.50873.86
Issaquah Ménage À FrogRogue Ales9.00873.63
Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style AleTriple Voodoo Brewing8.00863.62
TripelRockmill Brewery9.00843.95
Trinity TripelCommunity Beer Company9.00833.88
Berry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.30823.82
Abbaye Cistercienne Paix-DieuBrasserie Caulier10.00813.84
BrimstoneBoom Island Brewing Company9.50813.89
Vivant TripelBrewery Vivant8.25803.84
Triple D'AnversBrouwerij De Koninck NV8.00803.7
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