Complex, sometimes mild spicy flavor characterizes this style. Yeast-driven complexity is common. Tripels are often on the higher end of the ABV spectrum, yet are approachable to many different palates. These beers are commonly bottle-conditioned and finish dry. The Belgian-style tripel is similar to Belgian-style golden strong ales, but are generally darker and have a more noticeable malt sweetness.
Category: Belgian Styles
- Roasted Turkey
- Triple Creme
- Caramelized Banana Creme Brulee
- Allagash Tripel, Allagash Brewing Co.
- Tripel, Green Flash Brewing Co.
- PDA, Black Bottle Brewery
Pale to Pale Gold
Fast Rising Bubbles
Hop aroma and flavor are not perceived to low. Hop bitterness is medium to medium-high
Low sweetness from very pale malts is present
Fruit (Orange, Banana)
Complex, sometimes mild spicy flavor. Clove-like phenolic flavor may be evident at very low levels
Traditional tripels are bottle-conditioned and may exhibit slight yeast haze, but the yeast should not be intentionally roused
Soft to Mouth-Coating
Short to Medium
Tettnang, Czech Saaz