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
Belgian-Style TripelRoyal Palm Brewing Company9.5000
Achilles Last StandThe Wild Rover Pub & Brewery10.0000
TripelPine Island Brewing Company9.0000
Holy MountainCacapon Mountain Brewing Company8.6000
GasolineIl Beerbante7.4000
Monks ManaSky High Brewing11.0000
Black Powder TripelSterling Pig Brewery10.0000
Silk HammerBrokerage Brewing Company9.4000
TripelBlack Heart Brewery9.2000
Left-Handed Monkey WrenchYergey Brewing10.6000
Triple TrappedCave Brewing Company8.1000
SibaritaWolf Branch Brewing8.0000
La Poste TripleMicro Brasserie La Poste8.0000
Trinity Belgian TrippelSoo Brewing Company ? 00
Morning at the MonasteryLow Tide Brewing8.8000
MonkondorTripping Animals Brewing8.7000
Frosty Monk's TrippelPike Brewing Company ? 00
Three LindenGathering Place Brewing Company8.7000
Triple Fût De ChêneMicrobrasserie l'Hermite10.3000
3Wooden Hill Brewing Company11.1000
CrucibleAleCraft Brewery9.0000
Screw The DealerRight Bauer Brewing8.7000
Free The TrippelRusty Bull Brewing Company9.5000
Saint-NicMicrobrasserie La Boîte à Malt9.2000
The End of the WorldO.H.S.O. Eatery & Nano-Brewery8.7000
Sanctuary TripelOutstate Brewing Company9.4000
Yasss QueenCalvert Brewing Company ? 00
Luminous LibationSilver City Brewing Co. / Silver City Restaurant & Ale House9.0000
Tripel OvertimeExtra Billy's Smokehouse And Brewery8.9000
Belgian TripelKhoffner Craft Ale & Lagers9.0000
Turpel TripelThe Libertine Brewing Company8.3000
BSL BT 042.1Brasserie Saint-Lazare8.0000
Phone HomeIron Pipe Alewerks10.3000
Belgian BOMBshellCraft 648.6000
1, 2, Tree TripleThumb Knuckle Brewing Company ? 00
PilgrimBraurei Kloster Fischingen AG10.0000
Pale HeartsCoppertail Brewing Co.5.4000
Barn ThreeBarnshed Brewing8.2000
American TripleNimble Hill Brewing Company10.0000
MosekonenBøllingsø Bryghus ApS7.4000
VelvetBirra Oxiana8.8000
BehemothInverness Brewing11.1000
Caution HorsesGreenbush Brewing Company8.5000
TripleBrasserie Octopus9.6000
Collaboration TripelBlacksmith Brewing8.2000
Triple BlondeBrasserie De Rochehaut8.5000
MormorModeration Brewing Company10.0000
Titanic Triple PaleBrasserie White Star8.0000
TripelVarvar Brew8.5000
NeuroplasticityZero One Ale House9.5000
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