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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Mother#*[email protected]!s Act Like They Forgot About DrieBrieux Carré Brewing Company8.8015
RaptureStone City Ales11.0015
Evil Little SoulRebel Toad Brewing Company7.5015
XHamster BeerK & L Birrificio Artigianale8.5014.98
3rd HabitGolden Fox Brewing, LLC7.7014.94
Saint Soissons TripelBrouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.9.0014.94
In de Naam van de Vader TripelHeilig Hart Brouwerij7.8014.87
Down Goes FrazierFort Walton Brewing Company9.6014.86
TripleBrasserie Solstice8.0024.84
Faith HealerRedlight Redlight9.0014.8
Barrel Aged Jaggery TripelTen Ninety Brewing Company ? 44.78
Electric StingerThe Tap Brewery9.0014.78
Solar Halo3 Disciples Brewing10.3014.77
Peerke VershietJantjes' Bierbrouwerij9.0014.76
Wentzek 3Hoppy Trout Brewing Company7.6024.75
Barrel Aged Pentuple Lizard Of The Old ForestHoppin' Frog Brewery15.4014.75
Belgian Tripel 2020Fenelon Falls Brewing Company11.0014.74
Steel & SnowEight & Sand Beer Co.10.5014.71
Falke Tripel MonasteriumMicro Cervejaria Falke Bier9.0044.69
Big Ripple Belgian TripelFalling Sky Brewing8.6024.63
TurtleneckDocent Brewing9.0014.63
Belgian Tripelde Bine Brewing Company8.7024.63
Shield MaidenRoots Brewing Company10.1024.63
Archangel MKäretäs Brewing11.2524.61
Slow Chair TripelMoat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.8.9014.6
Belgian TripelTorched Hop Brewing Company10.3014.6
Third SabbathPeoria Artisan Brewery North Peoria9.0014.59
Low CountriesTen Mile Brewing8.9014.59
TrappleVentura Coast Brewing Company8.5014.59
TripelNavigation Brewing Co.9.6014.56
Honey Dip TripDogfish Head Craft Brewery10.0014.53
CTRL+ALT+DELLaughing Monk Brewing10.5014.53
Gordon BierschGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant9.0034.52
Grape ExpectationsFarnam House Brewing Company10.7014.51
Zinneke PisHeadtrip Brewery10.0014.5
Upper RedoubtFort Nonsense Brewing Company8.7014.5
Tripel Klok BruichladdichHuisbrouwerij Boelens8.5014.5
Tripel AnniversaryBaileson Brewing Company9.0014.5
Sour TripleSelin's Grove Brewing Company9.0034.5
Cinq EtoileDetroit Beer Co.10.0014.5
TripelBrouwerij West8.5014.5
Sant Erwann TripelBrasserie Britt de Bretagne9.0014.5
BoomgaardBroken Boundary Brewery8.3014.49
King Gambrinus Red Wine Barrel AgedJersey Girl Brewing Company10.0014.48
Alpine TraverseHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company8.6014.48
Belgian BlondeCrying Eagle9.0014.48
Life In Full BloomBrewery ARS9.6024.48
Zagora MajorCompany Brewing9.5024.47
TripelBarmHaus Brewing Co.7.4024.47
Plum DrunkSonoma Springs Brewing Co.10.5014.45
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