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
Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.404273.61
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.504123.7
Xtra Gold TripelCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.10.003744.03
Devil's Tramping Ground TripelAviator Brewing Company9.203563.79
Monk's Uncle TripelPike Brewing Company9.003433.64
Tripel Van De GarreBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.11.003424.37
AsylumLeft Coast Brewing Company11.003343.51
La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL8.403114.05
Cerberus Belgian TripelThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.003073.87
Steenbrugge TripelBrouwerij Palm NV8.702933.9
Panty PeelerMidnight Sun Brewing Co.8.502793.89
Gran MetVoodoo Brewery9.202743.69
St. VrainLeft Hand Brewing Company9.002693.75
Leffe TripelAbbaye de Leffe S.A.8.502683.85
Herbe à DétourneBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.202654.1
Urthel Hibernus QuentumDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.002624.05
Unholy TrippelCoppertail Brewing Co.9.002514.01
Vicaris Tripel GueuzeBrouwerij Dilewyns7.002463.87
Gouyasse TripleBrasserie Des Légendes9.002373.84
Witches' BrewBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.302293.88
Rye 95Two Roads Brewing Company9.502223.66
Straffe Hendrik WildHuisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.002203.96
Beerhive TripelNew Holland Brewing Company8.472193.57
CandiOld Dominion Brewing Company8.502133.79
Kapittel AbtLeroy Breweries10.002113.88
Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn TripelThe Brewer's Art9.202084.07
IncubusSly Fox Brewing Company10.302053.85
Jambe-de-Bois Belgian Revolution TripleBrasserie de la Senne8.001943.89
Abbaye De Floreffe TripleBrasserie Lefèbvre SA7.501933.77
Moa St JosephsMoa Brewing Company9.501933.86
Tripel BAdelbert's Brewery9.301933.87
ZatteBrouwerij 't IJ8.001863.79
Dominus Vobiscum TripleMicrobrasserie Charlevoix9.001854.1
Slaapmutske Triple NightcapBrouwerij Slaapmutske8.101803.91
La ButeuseLe Trou Du Diable10.001804.03
RoseHair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room7.501793.58
Slumbrew Trekker TrippelSomerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)9.501723.84
Tribute TripelNeshaminy Creek Brewing Company9.301723.83
Tiger TripelNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S9.001723.81
Straffe DrielingLogsdon Farmhouse Ales8.801714.07
Bete Blanche Belgian-Style TripelElysian Brewing Company7.501703.58
Schlafly TripelThe Schlafly Tap Room10.001703.86
St. Sebastiaan GoldenBrouwerij Sterkens N.V.6.701693.82
Grimbergen TripelBrouwerij Alken-Maes9.001653.79
Witkap Pater TripelBrouwerij Slaghmuylder7.501643.87
Peach TripelHardywood Park Craft Brewery8.201563.81
Ename TripelRoman N.V.8.501513.72
Gilded LilyCarton Brewing Company10.601503.97
Tripel Overhead (Bourbon Barrel-aged)Mother Earth Brewing9.001493.97
Infinite Wisdom TripelUpland Brewing Company9.001433.65
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