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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 1844) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Sawyer's TripleStone Brewing7.604.01139-
Gilded LilyCarton Brewing Company10.604.0813789
Tripel NovaAle Asylum9.903.81136-
MandolinBlue Mountain Brewery9.003.81131-
Game Of Thrones: Valar DohaerisBrewery Ommegang9.004.13131-
Tripel 7 Belgian Style AleScuttlebutt Brewing Company9.003.43131-
Smuttynose Tripel (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.81130-
Cask Aged TripelRockmill Brewery10.503.85130-
Kentucky MonkJackie O's Pub & Brewery8.003.98129-
Belgian TripelThe Defiant Brewing Company9.003.9212695
Ondineke Oilsjtersen TripelKleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren8.504.11126-
EuphoriaRuckus Brewing9.003.71125-
Peach TripelHardywood Park Craft Brewery8.203.83125-
Tripel De RippleBrugge Brasserie9.854.02124-
Tripel CrownMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.10.203.7712389
La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)Le Trou Du Diable10.004.18123-
Redhook TripelRedhook Ale Brewery10.203.69117-
Pater Lieven TripelBrouwerij Van den Bossche8.003.7511489
Tripel CafeSouthern Tier Brewing Company8.803.74112-
Oud Beersel Bersalis TripelBrouwerij Oud Beersel9.503.66111-
Three Chopt TripelLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery9.303.67110-
Green's Quest Tripel Blonde AleGreen's Gluten Free Beers8.502.9310983
Southampton Triple Abbey Style AleSouthampton Publick House8.003.81108-
Pisgah TripelPisgah Brewing Co.9.504.03108-
Brugge TripelBrouwerij Palm NV8.703.51108-
LupulusBrasserie Les Trois Fourquets8.503.8106-
FeministMonkish Brewing Co.9.403.75106-
Great Lakes Anniversary AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.503.98104-
Arend TripelBrouwerij De Ryck8.003.8710390
Red Brick Brick Mason Series 3 BaggerRed Brick Brewing Company9.503.91102-
Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9Brouwerij Haacht NV9.003.62102-
St Martin TripelBrasserie De Brunehaut9.003.6510276
Triple Moine / DeugnietBrasserie Du Bocq7.303.66101-
La DivineBrasserie de Silly S.A.9.503.64100-
Scaldis Blond Ale TripleBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl10.504.0699-
ZundertTrappistenbrouwerij de Kievit8.003.7999-
Bourbon Barrel Three Chopt TripelLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery11.303.9998-
Tripel JulepBoulevard Brewing Co.12.203.6492-
Arbor Brewing Phat Abbot Belgian TripleArbor Brewing Company10.003.6791-
TriplicationIdle Hands Craft Ales9.003.9789-
Issaquah Ménage À FrogRogue Ales9.003.686-
Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style AleTriple Voodoo Brewing8.003.6785-
TripelRockmill Brewery9.003.9384-
Vicaris TripelBrouwerij Dilewyns8.503.9883-
La FringanteUnibroue10.004.1281-
Trinity TripelCommunity Beer Company9.003.788054
BrimstoneBoom Island Brewing Company9.503.880-
Vivant TripelBrewery Vivant8.253.7579-
Great Lakes Belgian Tripel Dog DareGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.503.9579-
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