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 - 2751 to 2800 (out of 3002) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Avg
SunsetAlt Brew8.2000
Tripp’s TripelNickel Beer Co.8.9000
Glen Rock Ginger BeerNightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing8.7000
Tripel DobleThe Explorium Brewpub10.2000
Belgian TripelGreat Valley Farm Brewery9.4000
TripèBirrificio Lariano8.0000
TripelFlying Tiger Brewery8.5000
Tripè AlbicoccaBirrificio Lariano8.2000
TrilobiteFossil Craft Beer Company9.5000
Birra TriplaBirra San Rocco8.0000
FreejackSad Robot Brewing7.7000
Triskell TripelTriskell Brewing Co. ? 00
‘t Kolleke TripleBrouwerij 't Kolleke / Café Bar le Duc8.5000
Be MineShort's Brewing Company6.7000
Three Merry MonksElk Ridge Brewing Company10.0000
Genie TroubleNightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing8.4000
Modern Day MonkAutumn Arch Beer Project9.0000
Exhibit H: Cherry TripelLegal Remedy Brewing9.2000
Bell RingerWharf Hill Brewing Co8.5000
Monk'd Up: Belgian TripelGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant10.0000
GNOMebriationRace Street Brew Works8.1000
Blueberry BasilSaltWater Brewery11.0000
Danse MacabreIndependence Brewing Co.7.0000
Jackman's AbbeyRiptide Brewing Company9.4000
Cranium TreasonBlue Island Beer Co.9.8000
Hopliet TripleBrouwerij De Sater8.0000
Cool Hand CukeBroken Tooth Brewing8.2000
Tripel VolunteerLongtab Brewing9.3000
Main AbbeyMain and Six Brewing Company8.0000
Cranberry TripleCovered Bridge Brewhaus ? 00
O/F/U/S (Ghost 156)Adroit Theory Brewing Company8.7000
Brasetto Rye TripelStrangeways Brewing9.5000
Window of Opportunity - Apple Jack Barrel-AgedMraz Brewing Company9.5000
Tripel 6Vetra7.7000
Up On Tripel CreekIdyllwild Brewpub10.0000
Trippel 77 Mile Brewery9.0000
Curieux EncoreAllagash Brewing Company12.2000
XXXBrewery 9910.5000
Belgian TripelIcebox Brewing Company8.5000
Boysenberry TripelNew Heights Brewery9.7000
The MarathonCross Keys Brewing Co (CKBC)9.1000
Friar Tuck's SpecialLegion Brewing8.3000
Trip HammerBeerClub Brewing10.0000
Belgian TripelLorelei Brewing Company10.0000
Soul ShakerHardware / BBGB Brewery and Hop Farm9.1000
TripelFairbrew Official Pub10.0000
Friar GuaioQuattro Goomba's Brewery9.0000
Window Of Opportunity - Barrel AgedMraz Brewing Company10.0000
Fluctuation Found Belgian TripelConflux Brewing Company8.0000
Culbute RyeMicrobrasserie Des Beaux Prés10.9000
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