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 1736) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Tripel NovaAle Asylum9.903.81136-
MandolinBlue Mountain Brewery9.003.81131-
Gilded LilyCarton Brewing Company10.604.1113189
Tripel 7 Belgian Style AleScuttlebutt Brewing Company9.003.42129-
Kentucky MonkJackie O's Pub & Brewery8.003.98128-
Cask Aged TripelRockmill Brewery10.503.85128-
Belgian TripelThe Defiant Brewing Company9.003.9212695
Smuttynose Tripel (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.203.81126-
EuphoriaRuckus Brewing9.003.71125-
Tripel De RippleBrugge Brasserie9.854.02124-
Tripel CrownMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.10.203.7712289
Ondineke Oilsjtersen TripelKleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren8.504.11120-
Redhook TripelRedhook Ale Brewery10.203.69117-
La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)Le Trou Du Diable10.004.19114-
Pater Lieven TripelBrouwerij Van den Bossche8.003.7411289
Peach TripelHardywood Park Craft Brewery8.203.83111-
Tripel CafeSouthern Tier Brewing Company8.803.74109-
Southampton Triple Abbey Style AleSouthampton Publick House8.003.81108-
Oud Beersel Bersalis TripelBrouwerij Oud Beersel9.503.65108-
Three Chopt TripelLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery9.303.67107-
Green's Quest Tripel Blonde AleGreen's Gluten Free Beers8.502.9310783
Brugge TripelBrouwerij Palm NV8.703.5105-
Great Lakes Anniversary AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.503.98104-
LupulusBrasserie Les Trois Fourquets8.503.8102-
Arend TripelBrouwerij De Ryck8.003.8710190
St Martin TripelBrasserie De Brunehaut9.003.6410176
Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9Brouwerij Haacht NV9.003.62100-
La DivineBrasserie de Silly S.A.9.503.64100-
Triple Moine / DeugnietBrasserie Du Bocq7.303.6699-
FeministMonkish Brewing Co.9.403.7599-
Red Brick Brick Mason Series 3 BaggerRed Brick Brewing Company9.503.9199-
Scaldis Blond Ale TripleBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl10.504.0697-
Bourbon Barrel Three Chopt TripelLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery11.303.9695-
ZundertTrappistenbrouwerij de Kievit8.003.6891-
SolsticePisgah Brewing Co.9.004.0389-
Arbor Brewing Phat Abbot Belgian TripleArbor Brewing Company10.003.6789-
Tripel JulepBoulevard Brewing Co.12.203.6989-
TriplicationIdle Hands Craft Ales9.003.9785-
Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style AleTriple Voodoo Brewing8.003.6785-
Issaquah Ménage À FrogRogue Ales9.003.685-
TripelRockmill Brewery9.003.9383-
Vicaris TripelBrouwerij Dilewyns8.503.9881-
La FringanteUnibroue10.004.1280-
BrimstoneBoom Island Brewing Company9.503.7979-
MN TanLift Bridge Brewery8.503.7178-
Vivant TripelBrewery Vivant8.253.7577-
Great Lakes Belgian Tripel Dog DareGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.503.9477-
Trinity TripelCommunity Beer Company9.003.797554
Twenty Knots Belgian Style Tripel AleAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.8875-
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