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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't Smisje TripelBrouwerij Smisje9.00133.62
(512) Cab Tripel(512) Brewing Company9.50233.84
(The Self Proclaimed) Mayor of InwoodBier's Inwood Brewery10.0014.43
1, 2, Tree TripleThumb Knuckle Brewing Company ? 00
106C TripelCrane Brewing Company8.0054.04
1080Summit City Brewerks10.0000
10th Anniversary ReduxLiquid Riot Bottling Company9.0014
12|05 Barrel Aged Tripel (Mosaic)Brew By Numbers9.6000
13 Stripes BBA Southern Saint13 Stripes Brewery11.0014.23
14|01 Tripel (Mosaic)Brew By Numbers8.8014
14|02 Tripel (Wai-Iti)Brew By Numbers8.2043.94
14|03 Tripel (Ella)Brew By Numbers9.5023.93
14|04 Tripel (Hallertau Blanc)Brew By Numbers8.5014.2
1515 TripleBrasserie Guillaume8.0013.65
16 Bar StoolsBrookeville Beer Farm8.0043.56
18 Cork & CageSweetWater Brewing Company10.0093.98
1831RJ Rockers Brewing Company8.5044.1
1887Alosta Brewing Co.9.3024
1902Siphon Brewing8.5043.66
1964Steam Bell Beer Works8.6023.42
228 TripelStormcloud Brewing Company9.00103.89
23rd CenturyLavery Brewing Company9.2013.22
27 LivesPipeworks Brewing Company8.50113.94
28Caulier Developpement (Maison Caulier)9.00153.75
3Wooden Hill Brewing Company11.1000
3 - TreBirrificio F.lli Trami7.3012.92
3 Headed GoatCobblehaus Brewing Co8.5023.89
3 Monks Belgian TripelRavens Brewing Company8.7013.89
3 SheetsGreen Room Brewing9.2043.93
3 SwansHopland Brewstillery8.8000
3 TerBrasserie la Goutte d'Or8.5053.9
33 Acres Of Euphoria33 Acres Brewing Co.9.20134.02
33 Acres Of Vloer33 Acres Brewing Co.9.5023.46
35' OffCrystal Lake Brewing10.5000
3rd Degree Boil OverEvil Czech Brewery8.0014.25
3rd DimensionBeachwood BBQ & Brewing9.50163.84
3rd Floor TripelMunkle Brewing Company8.2063.85
3rd HabitGolden Fox Brewing, LLC7.7014.94
3rd Law Belgian TripelEmpirical Brewery9.2023.55
3rd Nipple TripelTustin Brewing Company ? 33.59
3XInvertase Brewing Company8.6043.54
3x Belgian TripelDialogue Brewing8.5014.15
3X Trappist At The TrackArtisanal Brew Works8.5044.09
7 CastlesCapitol Creek Brewery8.5013.53
75 Watt BA Armagnac JanneauStadsbrouwerij Eindhoven 100 Watt8.0013.5
8e JourMicrobrasserie Charlevoix10.00113.84
90042Solarc Brewing9.0023.93
A Long Winter's NapBack Bay's Farmhouse Brewing Co9.5014.34
A Lost EpicPeticolas Brewing Company11.00254.02
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