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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 2965) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Avg
La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)Le Trou Du Diable10.001434.2
Tripel NovaAle Asylum9.901423.79
Brugge TripelBrouwerij Palm NV8.701373.68
Cask Aged TripelRockmill Brewery10.501373.99
Scaldis Blond Ale TripleBrasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl10.501344.03
Red Brick 3 BaggerAtlanta Brewing Company9.501343.77
MandolinBlue Mountain Brewery9.001313.81
Tre Fontane TripelAbbazia delle Tre Fontane8.501313.8
Oud Beersel Bersalis TripelBrouwerij Oud Beersel9.501303.73
Tripel (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company8.201303.81
Belgian TripelThe Defiant Brewing Company9.001294.04
FeministMonkish Brewing Co.9.401263.83
EuphoriaRuckus Brewing9.001253.73
LupulusBrasserie Les Trois Fourquets8.501233.78
Green's Quest Tripel Blonde AleGreen's Gluten Free Beers8.501233.08
Pater Lieven TripelBrouwerij Van den Bossche8.001233.78
Tripel CrownMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.10.201233.81
Tongerlo Prior Tripel 9Brouwerij Haacht NV9.001213.73
Three Chopt TripelLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery9.301203.88
Tourist Trappe Belgian-Style Tripel AleMIA Beer Co.10.001193.86
Arend TripelBrouwerij De Ryck8.001193.95
TripelRedhook Brewlab10.201173.71
Tripel CafeSouthern Tier Brewing Company8.801173.82
TripelPisgah Brewing Co.9.501144.08
Triple Moine / DeugnietBrasserie Du Bocq7.301113.68
St Martin TripelBrasserie De Brunehaut9.001093.7
Triple Abbey Style AleSouthampton Publick House8.001083.84
La DivineBrasserie de Silly S.A.9.501073.66
Anniversary AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.9.501044.01
Head Trip Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon9.501033.94
Triple D'AnversBrouwerij De Koninck NV8.001023.74
Abbaye Cistercienne Paix-DieuBrasserie Caulier10.001013.88
Three Chopt Tripel - Bourbon Barrel-AgedLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery11.301004.17
TriplicationIdle Hands Craft Ales9.00993.9
Monk From The YunkManayunk Brewery and Restaurant9.00983.73
Vicaris TripelBrouwerij Dilewyns8.50943.88
Phat Abbot Belgian TripleArbor Brewing - Plymouth Taproom10.00943.75
Tripel JulepBoulevard Brewing Co.12.20943.62
ZeezuiperScheldebrouwerij8.00893.77
Berry MonksWeyerbacher Brewing Co.9.30873.84
Triple Voodoo Inception Belgian Style AleTriple Voodoo Brewing8.00863.65
Miss Fancy's TripelAvondale Brewing Co.9.70853.93
Trinity TripelCommunity Beer Company9.00843.92
Waterloo Tripel 7 BlondBrasserie Du Bocq8.00843.75
TripelRockmill Brewery9.00843.98
La Corne (du Bois Des Pendus) TripleBrasserie D'Ebly10.00833.73
Vivant TripelBrewery Vivant8.25823.88
BrimstoneBoom Island Brewing Company9.50823.88
TripelBrouwerij West8.25813.66
Twenty Knots Belgian Style Tripel AleAlewerks Brewing Company10.00783.86
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