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 - 601 to 650 (out of 2052) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Piggy StardustSterling Pig Brewery8.4073.58
Reel Ales MonkfishFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub9.0073.67
Golden HallucinationThirsty Bear Brewing Company8.7073.34
Naparbier & Alvinne Gentlelady Belgian TripelNaparbier Sdad. Coop.9.2073.61
TripelEmmett's Brewing Company9.0073.36
Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel Oak AgedBrouwerij Oud Beersel10.5074.1
Belgian-Style TripelBlackstone Restaurant & Brewery ? 74.25
Paulus Utrechts AbdijbierBrouwerij De Leckere7.5073.43
Sanctuaire (fûts De Vin Rouge + Brettanomyces)Microbrasserie Le Castor10.0073.95
EccentricaSub Noir Brewing Company ? 73.68
Pineapple X-PressSprecher Brewing Company8.4073.63
Razende SwaenBrouwerij De Leckere8.0073.46
Triclops TripelBoojum Brewing Company9.0074.08
Calavera Tripel De AbadíaMicrocerveceria Gourmet Calavera8.5073.26
TrippelRoot Cellar Cafe / Darkside Fermentation9.0073.79
Premium TripleNuevo Mundo Cervecería8.5073.9
Tesco's Finest Belgian Abbey BeerBrouwerij Huyghe6.5073.49
Feisty FleurBenchmark Brewing9.1073.92
Grimbergen La ReserveBrouwerij Alken-Maes8.5073.32
OnagerLadyface Ale Companie8.2064.07
Organic TripleSelin's Grove Brewing Company11.0063.92
Belgian TrippelSouth Street Brewery7.8063.22
Triceratops TripelBeau's All Natural Brewing Company9.0063.77
Zeeburg TripelBrouwerij Zeeburg8.5063.78
TripelRed Collar Brewing Co.9.0063.89
GoldspurAlley Kat Brewing Company9.0063.92
Trade WindierThe Bruery8.3063.88
Pelgrim Mayflower TripelStadsbrouwerij de Pelgrim7.8063.66
Alvinne TripelPicobrouwerij Alvinne8.7063.71
Abby's AleBold City Brewery ? 63.63
LuxBluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant8.7064
Brasserie Dieu Du CielNew Belgium Brewing9.0063.81
Granville Brewing The Betrayer TripelGranville Brewing Co.9.5063.76
Mon PrecieuxModern Brewery7.6064.2
TripelMikkeller Brewing San Diego9.0063.92
Belgian TripelMiddleton Brewing9.6063.22
Deathly HallowsMispillion River Brewing8.7064.17
Stand Up TripelCentral Standard Brewing9.1063.84
Tesco Finest Belgian Abbey BeerBrasserie Du Bocq6.0063.5
Hofnar Tripel't Hofbrouwerijke8.0064.02
De Leckere TripelBrouwerij De Leckere8.0063.96
Hector TripelBrouwerij Traagwater8.2063.83
Belgian Style Tripel2SP Brewing Company9.0063.7
Friend FinderJopen Bier BV Haarlem9.0063.56
Triple Belgian AleQueen City Brewing Limited ? 62.98
Canadian TuxedoDragoon Brewing Co.9.4064.24
Hazard Belgian Style TripelDrop-In Brewing Company9.0063.89
Moa St Josephs Tripel Barrel ReserveMoa Brewing Company9.5063.69
Rumspringa Trois Poules De NoelRumspringa Brewing Company11.0063.6
GrenadierTo Øl9.1063.9
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