Belgian 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 > Score
Cask Aged TripelRockmill Brewery10.501353.95
MandolinBlue Mountain Brewery9.001313.77
Smuttynose Tripel (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.201303.78
Belgian TripelThe Defiant Brewing Company9.001293.98
Tripel De RippleBrugge Brasserie9.851284.09
EuphoriaRuckus Brewing9.001253.71
Zundert 8Trappistenbrouwerij de Kievit8.001243.85
Tripel CrownMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.10.201233.77
Oud Beersel Bersalis TripelBrouwerij Oud Beersel9.501223.67
Pater Lieven TripelBrouwerij Van den Bossche8.001203.73
Brugge TripelBrouwerij Palm NV8.701183.63
Redhook TripelRedhook Ale Brewery10.201173.69
FeministMonkish Brewing Co.9.401173.82
Green's Quest Tripel Blonde AleGreen's Gluten Free Beers8.501173.03
LupulusBrasserie Les Trois Fourquets8.501163.77
Tripel CafeSouthern Tier Brewing Company8.801163.77
Three Chopt TripelLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery9.301143.87
Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9Brouwerij Haacht NV9.001143.67
Arend TripelBrouwerij De Ryck8.001123.93
Pisgah TripelPisgah Brewing Co.9.501114.03
Southampton Triple Abbey Style AleSouthampton Publick House8.001083.82
Triple Moine / DeugnietBrasserie Du Bocq7.301063.68
Scaldis Blond Ale TripleBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl10.501054.02
St Martin TripelBrasserie De Brunehaut9.001053.67
Anniversary AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.501043.98
Red Brick Brick Mason Series 3 BaggerAtlanta Brewing Company9.501033.76
Head Trip Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon9.501033.93
La DivineBrasserie de Silly S.A.9.501033.63
Three Chopt Tripel - Bourbon Barrel-AgedLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery11.30994.12
TriplicationIdle Hands Craft Ales9.00953.88
Monk From The YunkManayunk Brewery and Restaurant9.00943.72
Arbor Brewing Phat Abbot Belgian TripleArbor Brewing Company10.00943.72
Tourist Trappe Belgian-Style Tripel AleMIA Beer Co.10.00933.9
Tripel JulepBoulevard Brewing Co.12.20933.6
Vicaris TripelBrouwerij Dilewyns8.50903.86
Issaquah Ménage À FrogRogue Ales9.00873.63
Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style AleTriple Voodoo Brewing8.00863.62
Honey Orange TripelNew Belgium Brewing10.00853.93
Berry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.30853.82
Abbaye Cistercienne Paix-DieuBrasserie Caulier10.00843.84
TripelRockmill Brewery9.00843.95
Trinity TripelCommunity Beer Company9.00833.88
Triple D'AnversBrouwerij De Koninck NV8.00833.7
Vivant TripelBrewery Vivant8.25823.85
BrimstoneBoom Island Brewing Company9.50823.88
Tre Fontane TripelAbbazia delle Tre Fontane8.50803.71
Belgian Tripel Dog DareGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.50803.95
TripelBrouwerij West8.25793.68
Twenty Knots Belgian Style Tripel AleAleWerks Brewing Company10.00783.86
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