Belgian Tripel

The name "Tripel" actually stems from part of the brewing process, in which brewers use up to three times the amount of malt found in a standard Trappist table beer. Traditionally, Tripels are bright yellow to deep gold in color, a shade or two darker than the average Pilsener. The head should be big, dense, and creamy. Expect a complex aroma and flavor: spicy phenols, powdery yeast, and fruity esters with a sweet finish. Sweetness comes from both the pale malts and the higher alcohol. Bitterness is up there for a strong beer with such a light body, but it can be hard to perceive in well balanced versions. The lighter body comes from the use of Belgian candi sugar (up to 25 percent sucrose), which not only lightens the body, but also adds various alcoholic aromas and flavors. Small amounts of spices are sometimes added as well. Tripels are notoriously alcoholic, yet the best examples hide this quality quite deceivingly, making them beers for sipping.

ABV: 8.0–12.0% | IBU: 20–40 | Glassware: Goblet (or Chalice)

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La Fin Du MondeUnibroue9.0010,4944.36
Golden MonkeyVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.506,0073.75
Westmalle Trappist TripelBrouwerij Westmalle9.504,7674.33
Tripel (White)Bières de Chimay8.004,5804.16
Tripel KarmelietBrouwerij Bosteels8.404,3814.3
CurieuxAllagash Brewing Company11.003,9824.31
TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV8.003,3114.26
TrippelNew Belgium Brewing Company8.503,2323.85
Don De DieuUnibroue9.002,9904.17
Tripel AleAllagash Brewing Company9.002,9574.16
Merry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.302,4593.91
Maredsous 10 - TripleBrouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV10.001,6393.92
Trade WindsThe Bruery8.101,1563.93
Samuel Adams New World Tripel (Barrel Room Collection)Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)10.001,0463.94
La Trappe Tripel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.8.001,0413.98
Agnus Dei (Abbey Pale Ale)Brouwerij Corsendonk7.501,0173.99
Gouden Carolus TripelBrouwerij Het Anker9.001,0134.16
Sapient Trip AleDark Horse Brewing Company9.508943.7
Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch)Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers10.008924.18
Devil's BackboneReal Ale Brewing Company8.108683.86
Trappist Achel 8° BlondBrouwerij der St. Benedictusabdij de Achelse8.007924.08
Orabelle Belgian-Style AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.307623.89
Affligem TripelBrouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem9.507513.99
The OgdenGoose Island Beer Co.9.007483.87
Exit 4 American TrippelFlying Fish Brewing Company9.507443.85
Brother David's Triple Abbey Style AleAnderson Valley Brewing Company10.006943.52
Barrel & BeanAllagash Brewing Company10.106854.11
Bornem TripleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.006743.66
Tripel HorseRiver Horse Brewing Co.10.006743.72
Golden DeliciousCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.11.006573.94
Black TulipNew Holland Brewing Company9.006523.95
St. Feuillien TripleBrasserie St. Feuillien8.506473.99
Final Absolution TrippelDragonmead Microbrewery10.005974.09
LaGraveTröegs Brewing Company8.005943.93
Watou TripelBrouwerij St. Bernardus NV7.505934.07
TrippelGreen Flash Brewing Co.9.705933.75
Straffe Hendrik Bruges Tripel Bier 9°Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan9.005914
Damnation Batch 23 (Oak Aged)Russian River Brewing Company11.005714.26
TripleBrasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu9.005204.16
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.205113.8
White MonkeyVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown9.505003.88
Augustijn AleBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.8.004973.9
Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Brewery9.204913.78
Kasteel TripelBrouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.11.004903.83
TripleStoudts Brewing Co.9.004883.73
De Ranke GuldenbergBrouwerij Brasserie De Ranke8.504844.05
Eau BeniteUnibroue7.704794.04
Abbey TripleSprecher Brewing Company8.404453.63
Petrus Gouden TripelDe Brabandere7.504143.72
Tripel Van De GarreBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.11.003864.39
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