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 WaffleFunky Picnic Brewery & Cafe9.6000
Turrican TripelDanko Beer7.3000
Bodebrown Triple Montfort Merlot Barrel AgedCervejaria Bodebrown Ltda.10.0000
Pomme D'OrangeRough Cut Brewing Co.8.3000
TripelBirrificio La Casa Di Cura8.9000
Brewer's TripelRevelry Brewing Co8.9000
I'm Late, I'm LateDemocracy Brewing9.6000
Bubble Gum BumSaucy Brew Works9.4000
TripleBrasserie Artisanale La Manivelle8.5000
Belgian TripelScotty's Bierwerks8.5000
Belgian TripelThe Q & Brew at Silver Spur Resort8.1000
TripelDomesticus8.0000
Ménage à Trois3 Keys Brewing & Eatery9.6000
Apricot Brett TripelBarbarian Brewing10.5000
Heavenly MonkTwisted Gingers Brewing Company8.4000
You're My Beau BlueFunky Picnic Brewery & Cafe10.0000
Japanese TripelStubborn German Brewing8.2000
Honey Tripel - Barrel-AgedAmbacht Brewing8.6000
Trifolium TripelBrouwerij De Graal9.0000
ApisThe Sisters Brewery8.5000
Maudlin Monk Tripel BelgianOdd Fellows Brewing Co8.8000
Raspberry TripelCascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub8.5000
Jack TripelArgilla Brewing Co.9.0000
What The Funk?Plan B Brewery8.2000
Belgian TripelShakespeare Brewing Company9.0000
Tequila Aged Last OrdeelMonks House of Ale Repute / Gandy Dancer Brew Works9.5000
Nog Eentje TripelDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)6.5000
Tripel HanneBrouwerij Brunn8.0000
Tripel BWide Awake Brewing8.0000
Septante NeufBrasserie BAPBAP8.0000
TripelNonsuch Brewing Co.9.2000
Pious RowUniontown Brewing Company9.0000
Tripel EvelineBrouwerij Brunn8.5000
Loony Toon TripelSpice Trade Brewing / Yak & Yeti8.9000
Woodlands Project #7: Sherry DisorientationUnmapped Brewing Company10.1000
TripelDe Brouwerij van Vlaanderen8.5000
Wes MaulThe Farm Brewery at Broad Run8.9000
DevochkaBuskers Beer8.8000
Gronckel TripelVrijstaat Vanmol Brewing9.0000
Belgian TripMud Hound Brewing Company9.3000
Belgian TripelWabash Brewing Taproom & Brewery8.7000
Knife & Axe Rioja Barrel Aged with BrettBrouwerij De Molen8.6000
CitadelNew Province Brewing Company8.0000
Sarazen TripleBrasserie Deseveaux8.5000
Funky KingJersey Girl Brewing Company10.0000
Ella TripleSooke Brewing Company7.5000
UpshotSeven Tribesmen Brewery8.5000
Suicide King Red Wine BarrelJersey Girl Brewing Company9.0000
Tripliori Belgian TripelSawbelly Brewing8.2000
Day TrippCD Roma's Restaurant8.7000
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