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Style: Tripel
Style Information
Belgian Tripels are highlighted by complex, spicy flavors. The color is generally pale to medium golden. The aroma has fruity/banana esters, with notes of sweetness and spices. The taste has balanced malt and hop notes, with a slightly sweet finish. The taste should also have subtle but notable alcohol presence. Feel should be medium bodied. Due to the high alcohol content, this style also tends to age well over a period of years. ABV should range from 7% to 10% or slightly higher. IBUs should be somewhat low, in the range of 25 to 35.

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Top Consumed Tripel
1. Tripel Karmeliet by Brouwerij Bosteels26
2. Golden Monkey by Victory Brewing Company20
3. Trappist Tripel by Brouwerij Westmalle (Adbij der Trappisten van Westmalle)15
4. Tripel (White) by Bières de Chimay (Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont)14
5. Fluffy White Rabbits by Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, Inc.13
6. Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) by Allagash Brewing Company13
7. Green Peppercorn Tripel by Brewer's Art12
8. Devils Backbone by Real Ale Brewing Company11
9. Golden Delicious by Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.10
10. Long Strange Tripel by Boulevard Brewing Co.10

Top Reviews Tripel
 BeerAvg Score
1. Kasteelbier Blond (Biere Du Chateau Gouden Triple) by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.90
2. Tripel by Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV89
3. Tripel Karmeliet by Brouwerij Bosteels89
4. Tsjeeses Reserva by De Struise Brouwers88
5. Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) by Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers87
6. Curieux (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tripel) by Allagash Brewing Company87
7. Xtra Gold Tripel by Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.86
8. 04.04.04 Vertical Epic Ale by Stone Brewing Company86
9. Anniversary Ale 2008 by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery86
10. Gouden Carolus Tripel by Brouwerij Het Anker84