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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Name Brewery < ABV Ratings Avg
The Iron Arm't Brugs Bierinstituur9.0000
Den IJzeren Arm't Brugs Bierinstituur9.0000
Bosprotter't Hofbrouwerijke8.50313.89
Hofnar Tripel't Hofbrouwerijke8.0064.02
Korenpoater't Hofbrouwerijke7.3013.35
Aspergebier't Hofbrouwerijke8.5013.5
Mareklop Tripel't Hofbrouwerijke8.5013.6
(512) Cab Tripel(512) Brewing Company9.50233.84
Tripel105 West Brewing Company9.3013.76
Belgian Tripel10th District Brewing Co.8.5000
Buffalo Tripel12 Gates Brewing Company9.6033.94
Brabant Tripel12Degree Brewing9.2023.63
Levi’s Tripel12Degree Brewing9.2000
Wedding Day13 Below Brewery9.7013.69
13 Stripes BBA Southern Saint13 Stripes Brewery11.0014.23
Chaos Ghost2 Crows Brewing Co.9.3033.86
Gravensteen's Tripel2 Silos Brewing Co9.9013.87
Trade Street Tripel2 Witches Winery & Brewing Co.8.5000
He Said (Tripel)21st Amendment Brewery8.205113.8
Downstate Abbey25 O'Clock Brewing Company8.2023.71
Trippel Bagger2C Family Brewing Company7.5000
Belgian Style Tripel2SP Brewing Company9.0063.72
Depths Unknown2SP Brewing Company9.5053.74
Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Belgian Tripel2SP Brewing Company9.5014.11
La Triple3 Brewers7.9053.47
Treble Monker Rum Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Tripel3 Daughters Brewing8.5014.08
Solar Halo3 Disciples Brewing10.3014.77
Ménage à Trois3 Keys Brewing & Eatery9.6000
Kievets Hoek30 Mile Brewing Co. ? 00
33 Acres Of Vloer33 Acres Brewing Co.9.5023.46
33 Acres Of Euphoria33 Acres Brewing Co.9.20134.02
Turkey Creek Tripel3rd Planet Brewing - The Launchpad8.5013.7
Vier Neuzen Belgian Tripel4 Noses Brewing Company10.0053.83
Guuëkenèèr4 Pajot7.8023.93
Belgian Tripel4204 Main Street Brewing Co.8.1022.88
Belgian Tripel450 North Brewing Company9.0013.18
Golden Dahl49th State Brewing Company9.00194.04
Kingdom Sweet Kingdom5 Paddles Brewing Company9.0044.09
Belgian Mistress515 Brewing Company9.0084.07
Tripel612 Brew9.6000
Trippel 77 Mile Brewery9.0000
Barrel Aged Trippel 77 Mile Brewery12.5034.03
Sir Unknown7th Wave Brewing10.7514.09
Raisin The Dead7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery8.0043.69
Trip L Reserve7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery ? 23.96
Gravity Hill8one8 Brewing (818)8.3054.03
Vanilla Gravity Hill8one8 Brewing (818)8.3023.63
Rival927 Beer Company ? 23.71
The Dandy – Barrel Aged Belgian TripleA Homestead Brew6.7014.04
Tripe à 3 Brett LambicusÀ La Fût8.40154.12
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