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 - 51 to 100 (out of 1736) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.5440685
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.7397-
Xtra Gold TripelCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.10.004.05371-
Kerberos TripelFlying Dog Brewery8.503.47349-
Devil's Tramping Ground TripelAviator Brewing Company9.203.78332-
Tripel ThreatCambridge Brewing Company10.003.94322100
Monk's Uncle TripelThe Pike Brewing Company9.003.5932184
AsylumLeft Coast Brewing Company11.003.4331280
La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL8.404.0429493
Cerberus Belgian TripelThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.003.8128694
Steenbrugge TripelBrouwerij Palm NV8.703.8528590
Panty PeelerMidnight Sun Brewing Co.8.503.9226783
Tripel Van De GarreBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.28264-
Urthel Hibernus QuentumDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.004.05260100
St. Vrain TripelLeft Hand Brewing Company9.003.73250-
Leffe TripelAbbaye de Leffe S.A.8.503.86248-
Herbe à DétourneBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.204.13246-
Gran MetVoodoo Brewing Company9.503.67237-
Vicaris Tripel GueuzeBrouwerij Dilewyns7.003.89235-
Gouyasse TripleBrasserie Des Légendes9.003.84234-
Witches' BrewBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.303.86227-
Beerhive TripelNew Holland Brewing Company8.473.55216-
IncubusSly Fox Brewing Company10.303.87204-
Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn TripelThe Brewer's Art9.204.0820094
Kapittel AbtBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.10.003.87200-
Rye 95Two Roads Brewing Company9.503.66195-
Moa St JosephsMoa Brewing Company9.503.88189-
Abbaye De Floreffe TripleBrasserie Lefèbvre SA7.503.78183-
Dominus Vobiscum TripleMicrobrasserie Charlevoix9.004.1179-
CandiOld Dominion Brewing Company9.503.7717882
Tripel BAdelbert's Brewery9.303.8417588
Slaapmutske Triple NightcapBrouwerij Slaapmutske8.103.89174-
ZatteBrouwerij 't IJ8.003.75169-
Bete Blanche Belgian-Style TripelElysian Brewing Company7.503.6316883
Slumbrew Trekker TrippelSomerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)9.503.73166-
Jambe De BoisBrasserie de la Senne8.003.83166-
Schlafly TripelThe Schlafly Tap Room10.003.88165-
Tiger TripelNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S9.003.77163-
La ButeuseLe Trou Du Diable10.004.01163-
Witkap Pater TripelBrouwerij Slaghmuylder7.503.8616288
St. Sebastiaan GoldenBrouwerij Sterkens N.V.7.703.7815989
Unholy TrippelCoppertail Brewing Co.9.003.96157-
Grimbergen TripelBrouwerij Alken-Maes9.003.79155-
Tribute TripelNeshaminy Creek Brewing Company9.303.78153-
Straffe DrielingLogsdon Farmhouse Ales8.804.06148-
Tripel Overhead (Bourbon Barrel-aged)Mother Earth Brewing9.003.8414593
Ename TripelRoman N.V.8.503.71145-
Infinite Wisdom TripelUpland Brewing Company9.003.7139-
Sawyer's TripleStone Brewing7.604.01139-
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