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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Barrel Aged Pentuple Lizard Of The Old ForestHoppin' Frog Brewery15.4014.75
Malbec Wine Barrel Aged PentupleHoppin' Frog Brewery15.4024.31
PentupleHoppin' Frog Brewery15.40244.22
Man-Made EarthquakeAmerican Solera15.00373.92
Man-Made Earthquake - Sherry Barrel-AgedAmerican Solera15.0043.73
Toasty CocoVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown14.6014.15
Rum MonkeyVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown14.3014.45
Rabbit HoleBinary Ape Fermenting Co.14.1000
Triple TroubleWhite Pony Microbrewery14.0013.65
Small Batch Hoarders: Will It?The Bruery13.7014.24
Honey CrispAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing13.02593.83
DD-214HopFusion Ale Works13.0014.1
Belgian TripelCommon Good Beer Co.13.0023.87
Belgian TripelPig Iron Brewing Co12.9000
Fireside TripelTruth or Consequences Brewing Co.12.7013.69
Barrel Aged Belgian TripelNew Heights Brewery12.6534.03
Bite The Bulleit Triple BelgianBear Roots Brewing Co.12.6023.67
Brandy Barrel Aged Fleet AdmiralBallast Point Brewing Company12.6094.35
HalucidationNorth Loop Brew Co12.50344.1
Barrel Aged Trippel 77 Mile Brewery12.5034.03
Scofflaw 12.5Scofflaw Brewing Company12.5014
Saint Miguel- Tequila Barrel AgedBuckleDown Brewing12.5014
Saint Miguel- Buffalo Trace Barrel AgedBuckleDown Brewing12.5014
The GourleyIsland City Brewing Company12.3013.55
Curieux EncoreAllagash Brewing Company12.2000
Tripel JulepBoulevard Brewing Co.12.20943.62
St. Heisenberg's Belgian Tripel. Fort Myers Brewing Company12.0034.09
Scrumtrulescent (Gin Barrel)Moon Hill Brewing Co. / Gardner Ale House12.0000
TriplaXLegenda Sörfőzde12.0000
Truth SerumDruthers Brewing Company12.00104.02
WafelRevival Brewing Co.12.0014.04
Trignac Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.12.00754.2
Trippel AleBerwick Brewing Company12.0012.19
Barrel Aged Asylum Belgian Style Cherry Tripel AleLeft Coast Brewing Company12.0013.96
Vleteren Blond 12 Oak AgedBrouwerij Deca Services NV12.0033.81
Lluna Happy TripBodega Artesana12.0014
Bourbon Barrel Aged Cerberus Belgian TripelThirsty Dog Brewing Company12.00654.09
Triple Homewrecker TripelLead Dog Brewing12.0000
Blackberry Brandy TripleRiepstine's Pub12.0013.84
Barrel House: Brandy Barrel-Aged Belgian TripelBraxton Brewing Company11.9000
Fred Belgian TripleBroken Trail Brewery & Distillery11.9000
Trip'd OutMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery11.8043.9
MisantropyLa Calavera11.8022.77
Careless WhyspersLiquid Riot Bottling Company11.7032.88
Tripel TreatAdelbert's Brewery11.70123.96
Gouden Carolus Whisky Infused 2020Brouwerij Het Anker11.7044.21
Polynesian PassionSun King Brewing Company11.7024.04
Barrel Aged TripelWhite Birch Brewing11.65593.43
Barrel-Aged Cactus Waffle TripelFounders Brewing Company11.6014.31
Goldenbear TripelVäsen Brewing Company11.6044.17
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