18.C - Belgian Tripel (BJCP 2008)


Description

Strongly resembles a Strong Golden Ale but slightly darker and somewhat fuller-bodied. Usually has a
more rounded malt flavor but should not be sweet. Originally popularized by the Trappist monastery at Westmalle. High in alcohol but does not taste strongly of alcohol. The best examples are sneaky, not obvious. High carbonation and attenuation helps to bring out the many flavors and to increase the perception of a dry finish. Most Trappist versions have at least 30 IBUs and are very dry. Traditionally bottle-conditioned (


Profile

Aroma: Complex with moderate to significant spiciness, moderate fruity esters and low alcohol and hop aromas. Generous spicy, peppery, sometimes clove-like phenols. Esters are often reminiscent of citrus fruits such as oranges, but may sometimes have a slight banana character. A low yet distinctive spicy, floral, sometimes perfumy hop character is usually found. Alcohols are soft, spicy and low in intensity. No hot alcohol or solventy aromas. The malt character is light. No diacetyl.
Appearance: Deep yellow to deep gold in color. Good clarity. Effervescent. Long-lasting, creamy, rocky, white head resulting in characteristic


Ingredients

The light color and relatively light body for a beer of this strength are the result of using Pilsner malt and up to 20% white sugar. Noble hops or Styrian Goldings are commonly used. Belgian yeast strains are used


Examples

Westmalle Tripel, La Rulles Tripel, St. Bernardus Tripel, Chimay Cinq Cents (White), Watou Tripel, Val-Dieu Triple, Affligem Tripel, Grimbergen Tripel, La Trappe Tripel, Witkap Pater Tripel, Corsendonk Abbey Pale Ale, St. Feuillien Tripel, Bink Tripel, Tripel Karmeliet, New Belgium Trippel, Unibroue La Fin du Monde, Dragonmead Final Absolution, Allagash Tripel Reserve, Victory Golden Monkey


Ranges

Data Min. Max.
Original gravity 1.075 1.085
Final gravity 1.008 1.014
Bitterness 20.0 IBU 40.0 IBU
Color 8.9 EBC 13.8 EBC
Alcohol 7.50 ° 9.50 °


Recipes on Zython (11)

Longeard triple
All grain- 18.C - Belgian Tripel
7.3% 0 IBU 70.0 l Guihery
19/02/2019
Tripple belge
All grain- 18.C - Belgian Tripel
8.3% 19 IBU 20.0 l dalkun
02/12/2018
Tripple belge
All grain- 18.C - Belgian Tripel
8.3% 19 IBU 20.0 l Brasseurfab
11/09/2018
B10 Triple V1
All grain- 18.C - Belgian Tripel
6.9% 35 IBU 20.0 l pasqueto
01/11/2017
La Floflo Triple
All grain- 18.C - Belgian Tripel
8.2% 28 IBU 20.0 l Rhum1
13/05/2017
La Diablesse
All grain- 18.C - Belgian Tripel
7.9% 27 IBU 20.0 l miche7
01/03/2017
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All grain- 18.C - Belgian Tripel
0.0% 0 IBU 30.0 l fredericseinlet
26/10/2016
La Floflo Triple
All grain- 18.C - Belgian Tripel
8.2% 28 IBU 20.0 l sebquismoke
16/10/2016
La Floflo Triple
All grain- 18.C - Belgian Tripel
8.2% 28 IBU 20.0 l beru
10/08/2016
La Floflo Triple
All grain- 18.C - Belgian Tripel
8.2% 28 IBU 20.0 l miche7
08/06/2016
Pouyol une fois
All grain- 18.C - Belgian Tripel
7.2% 29 IBU 50.0 l martyn
07/03/2013


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