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 1957) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Brewmaster's Premium Reserve Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.413.5441385
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.503.69403-
Xtra Gold TripelCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.10.004.05373-
Kerberos TripelFlying Dog Brewery8.503.47349-
Devil's Tramping Ground TripelAviator Brewing Company9.203.79344-
Monk's Uncle TripelThe Pike Brewing Company9.003.632984
Tripel ThreatCambridge Brewing Company10.003.94326100
AsylumLeft Coast Brewing Company11.003.4432480
La Rullés Triple (Bière De Gaume)Brasserie Artisanale De Rulles SPRL8.404.0430493
Tripel Van De GarreBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.10.504.27301-
Cerberus Belgian TripelThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.003.8229594
Steenbrugge TripelBrouwerij Palm NV8.703.8528990
Panty PeelerMidnight Sun Brewing Co.8.503.9227183
Urthel Hibernus QuentumDe Leyerth Brouwerijen (Urthel)9.004.05261100
Leffe TripelAbbaye de Leffe S.A.8.503.86261-
St. Vrain TripelLeft Hand Brewing Company9.003.74259-
Herbe à DétourneBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.204.13258-
Gran MetVoodoo Brewery9.503.68253-
Vicaris Tripel GueuzeBrouwerij Dilewyns7.003.89244-
Gouyasse TripleBrasserie Des Légendes9.003.84236-
Witches' BrewBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.303.86229-
Beerhive TripelNew Holland Brewing Company8.473.56218-
Rye 95Two Roads Brewing Company9.503.66207-
Kapittel AbtBrouwerij Van Eecke N.V.10.003.88206-
IncubusSly Fox Brewing Company10.303.88204-
Brewer's Art Green Peppercorn TripelThe Brewer's Art9.204.0820194
Straffe Hendrik WildHuisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.003.96198-
Unholy TrippelCoppertail Brewing Co.9.003.94197-
CandiOld Dominion Brewing Company8.503.7619682
Moa St JosephsMoa Brewing Company9.503.88191-
Abbaye De Floreffe TripleBrasserie Lefèbvre SA7.503.78190-
Dominus Vobiscum TripleMicrobrasserie Charlevoix9.004.1183-
Tripel BAdelbert's Brewery9.303.8518088
Jambe-de-Bois Belgian Revolution TripleBrasserie de la Senne8.003.84179-
Slaapmutske Triple NightcapBrouwerij Slaapmutske8.103.9178-
RoseHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room7.503.5717579
ZatteBrouwerij 't IJ8.003.76173-
La ButeuseLe Trou Du Diable10.004.01173-
Schlafly TripelThe Schlafly Tap Room10.003.89169-
Bete Blanche Belgian-Style TripelElysian Brewing Company7.503.6316883
Slumbrew Trekker TrippelSomerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)9.503.73168-
Tiger TripelNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S9.003.77168-
Witkap Pater TripelBrouwerij Slaghmuylder7.503.8616388
Tribute TripelNeshaminy Creek Brewing Company9.303.78163-
Game Of Thrones: Valar DohaerisBrewery Ommegang9.004.12163-
St. Sebastiaan GoldenBrouwerij Sterkens N.V.6.703.7816289
Straffe DrielingLogsdon Farmhouse Ales8.804.07160-
Grimbergen TripelBrouwerij Alken-Maes9.003.79158-
Tripel Overhead (Bourbon Barrel-aged)Mother Earth Brewing9.003.8514793
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