Tripel beer

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Beer Guldenberg 8% Ranke | Triple
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Triple hopped, in the long tradition of bitter beers from De Ranke.

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Beer Jambe De Bois 8% Senne | Triple
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Jambe-de-Bois is balanced but generously hopped Triple. It is a powerful and full-bodied beer and most likely the bitterest Triple beer in Belgium. 

When you pour Jambe de Bois into your beer glass, you’ll notice a beautiful blonde colour beer with golden reflections filling the glass. It has a creamy, firm, white head. 

On the nose, the hops aromas dominate but are accompanied by orange, citrus, grass and banana. You will also notice the aromas of fermentation and another fruity aroma that resembles a pear. The floral, honeyed sweetness of malts and spicy notes appear as well. 

The beer flavours are unique. In the mouth, you will experience a balance of bitterness and fruitiness. A ripe banana taste can be noticed. Malt is another dominant taste. The strong alcohol content gives it roundness and the absence of residual sugars makes the finish hoppy and bitter. 

De la Senne brewery is known for its quality beers and has created some true gems. Jambe-de-Bois is a unique triple and should not be missed when degustating Belgian beers. 


Story of Jambe-de-Bois name


The Senne Brewery gives tribute to the Belgian revolution and more specifically a Belgian soldier Jean-Joseph Charlier with this beer. Jean-Joseph fought in Napoleon’s army and lost his leg. His new wooden leg did not stop him. Later, in 1830, Jean-Joseph was a cannoneer during the Belgian Revolution against the Netherlands. 


What else can we know about Jambe-de-Bois beer?


What’s on the Jambe-de-Bois beer label? 

The beer label is related to the story of the beer name and is dedicated to the Belgian revolution. The illustration shows someone with a wooden leg sitting on a cannon. That would be Jean-Joseph Charlier! The label also used to state “No Dutchman was hurt in the making of this beer,” while now it reads Belgian Revolution Triple. 

jambe de bois label

Where is Jambe-de-Bois brewed?

De la Senne brewery is located in Brussels in the Molenbeek-Saint-Jean area. 


How to serve Jambe-de-Bois beer?


The best serving temperature is 8 degrees celsius. It is best to use a tulip-shaped glass that can get the hoppy aromas out. Pour the beer slowly into a glass so it can form a nice foamy head. 


What are the ingredients of Jambe-de-Bois beer?


The beer contains barley malt, sugar, hops, yeast and water. 


How bitter is Jambe-de-Bois beer? 


It is quite a bitter triple with an IBU of 49. Triple beers' IBU range is usually between 20-45. 


Is Jambe-de-Bois gluten free?


No, it is not gluten-free. But we do have a gluten-free beer collection in our catalogue.


What are some other beers by de la Senne brewery?


De la Senne is one of the best craft beer breweries in Brussels and has many other great beers to offer. You should also try their Zinnebir, Taras Boulba, Bruxellensis, Saison du Meyboom and Stouterik

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Photo: Brasserie de la Senne


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Beer Paix Dieu 10% Caulier | Triple
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Strong blonde beer, very yeasty. We recommend it. It is a traditional triple beer that is smooth and full of character. 

Next time you look at the full moon, you’ll look at it differently. That is because Paix Dieu is brewed under the full moon every 28 days. The beer used to be brewed by the abbey of Paix Dieu, where the lunar calendar was very important. The brewery has kept this tradition to stay true to the abbey and the beer. 

Not only are the brewers following the lunar calendar tradition, but they are also using old-fashioned manufacturing methods. These methods are almost identical to the methods used by the abbey. Paix Dieu beer is also 100% natural and preserved from filtration or pasteurisation. 

The colour of Paix Dieu beer is golden and cloudy. The head of the beer is creamy, generous and consistent. The beer has a medium body and is low in carbonation. 

On the nose, you’ll notice complex aromas. It is a mix of fruity, spicy, vanilla, hops, malt, and yeast aromas.

On the palate, you’ll get hoppy and sweet flavours. Notes of fruits, coriander, spices and yeast are present. It develops a fine bitterness. 

Paix Dieu has become a very popular drink and one of the most popular beers in the brewery. It is not only a popular beer in Belgium but very popular among the neighbouring countries, especially France. In fact, 50% of the production goes to the neighbours.


Why is Paix Dieu beer special?

Besides being brewed under the full moon, Paix Dieu is also among one of the strongest Belgian beers. So just like the full moon effect, you might turn into a werewolf after drinking a few of these beers with a 10% alcohol level.

Moreover, because it is only brewed during the full moon, it limits its production. That only adds value to the beer. 


Where is Paix Dieu beer brewed?

Paix Dieu is brewed by brewery Caulier. It is their only beer brewed under the full moon. The brewery is located close to the French border, in Péruwelz, Belgium. 


What are the ingredients of Paix Dieu?

The ingredients are carefully selected from local producers. The recipes include hops, malt and sugar. The yeast used is grown by the Caulier brewery. The water used to make Paix Dieu beer is drawn from the brewery’s own well. 


How to serve Paix Dieu?

Paix Dieu beer has its designated beer glass. Just like the full moon, it is completely round. The beer glass is also cut at a certain angle so it can capture all the aromas of the beer. Moreover, it is handmade glass. That means that each one of the beer glasses is unique. You are lucky if you own one. 

Photo: Caulier Paix Dieu


Which food goes well next to Paix Dieu beer?

You can serve Paix Dieu beer next to hard cheese or a good steak. 

What are some similar beers to Paix Dieu?

If you like Paix Dieu, see the rest of the beers from our triple beer collection

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Beer L'Esprit Triple'S 8% Lesse | Triple
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A typical Belgian Triple, a strong and very fresh blond beer.
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Beer Anvers Triple 8% Koninck | Triple
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Slightly sweet taste from the first sip, fresh and sparkling notes and spicy aromas with subtle hints of orange peel, coriander and full-bodied aftertaste.
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Box of 12 Triple beers Beercrush | Triple
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A box with 12 Triple style beers.

If this box is no longer in stock, you can easily compose your own box via this link which will display all the matching beers.

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Beer Westmalle Trappist Tripel 9.5% Westmalle | Triple
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Westmalle Tripel is a light, golden-yellow Trappist beer that undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle. It is a complex beer with a fruity aroma and a nice nuanced smell of hops. It is soft and creamy on the palate, with a bitter touch carried by the fruity aroma.
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Beer Enfant Terriple 8.2% Leite | Triple
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Enfant Terriple is a blond beer with a subtle bitterness and a hint of citrus that is enveloped in a light taste of spicy malt.
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Beer Tournay Triple 9.2% Cazeau | Triple
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Rather hoppy, which gives it a herbaceous and spicy taste.

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Beer Swaf 8% Silly | Triple
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It is spicy followed by a slight bitterness and a fairly present body.

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Beer Gouden Carolus Tripel 9% Anker | Triple
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Triple sweet.

The hopping here does not bring any bitterness and the malts can express themselves fully for a taste between bread and slightly fruity aromas.

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Beer Rochefort Triple Extra 8.1% Rochefort | Triple
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Sweet and full-bodied like the classic 6, 8 and 10 from Rochefort, the Triple Extra is distinguished by its golden blonde color, citrus notes and spicy fragrance. This subtle blend of tradition and know-how results in a refreshing beer that will delight the palate of beer lovers.
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Beer Chimay Cinq Cents White 8% Chimay | Triple
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Easy-drinking Triple Trappist.

Balanced between sweetness and bitterness, it was produced in 1966 for the 500th anniversary of the Principality of Chimay

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Beer Bertinchamps Triple 8% Bertinchamps | Triple
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Sweet, slightly amber and cloudy. Sweet and refreshing, the beer also has a subtle bitter aftertaste with a hint of caramel.
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Beer Rochehaut Triple 8.5% Rochehaut | Triple
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Triple Rochehaut beer is of the tripel type, blond in color, on the nose malt and cereals, on the palate citrus fruits and coriander.
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Beer Tripel Karmeliet 8.4% Bosteels | Triple
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Tripel Karmeliet is still brewed according to an authentic beer recipe that describes the use of three kinds of cereals: wheat, oats and barley.

The Tripel Karmeliet beer was created back in 1996. The brewer got inspiration from a local bakery and was impressed by their multi-grain bread. Because of this, he was thinking of creating a Tripel beer and worked on refining the recipe for three years. 

Afterwards, he had the luck to discover a recipe that dates back to 1679. This beer recipe was very similar to the recipe he was working on. This ancient recipe had a big influence on the modern Tripel Karmeliet recipe. That led to the tripel beer we know today that instantly became a success. 

The beer has a nice creamy foam and a golden colour. You have spicy notes and hints of vanilla and citrus on the nose. The Tripel Karmeliet flavour is refreshing with spicy, earthy and sweet notes. The oats bring a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish. You can also get notes of banana and vanilla which develop into an orange flavour throughout drinking. 

The brewing process of Tripel Karmeliet beer is much longer than usual and takes up to 6 or 7 weeks. It is only to assure quality and flawless taste. 

Moreover, the beer has won several awards, including the World Beer Awards, World Beer Championships, The International Beer Challenge and Asia Beer Challenge. You can trust that this beer is pure perfection. A great Belgian classic!

Want to know more about the famous tripel karmeliet beer?

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions: 

  • Who makes Tripel Karmeliet?

Tripel Karmeliet is brewed by a Belgian brewery Bosteels. The brewery also has other fantastic beers like a strong blonde beer Kwak. 

  • Where exactly is tripel karmeliet made?

Bosteels brewery, which brews Tripel Karmeliet, is situated in a little Belgian town called Buggenhout. The little town is located in the Northwest of Brussels, in Denderstreek, in the province of East Flanders. 

  • How many calories are in tripel karmeliet?

Tripel Karmeliet has 76 calories per 100 ml. 

  • What is a triple beer? What makes a triple a triple?

The term came in use to indicate the strength of strong pale ale. Westmalle brewery was the first to use this term in 1956 to name their strongest beer in the range. These styles were already brewed before, though. After the Westmalle Tripel, the style was copied all around, and the name took off. Triple beer is often a heavy top-fermenting beer and refermented in the bottle. The triple beer uses three times more malt than normal Trappist beer. 

  • Which beer is similar to Triple Karmeliet?

You should start with the Westmalle Tripel that made this style famous. Other popular choices are Paix Dieu, Jambe de Bois by Senne brewery, and Guldenberg, a bitter triple beer by De Ranke brewery

See our full collection of triple beers

  • What are the ingredients of tripel karmeliet?

The beer has been brewed with 100% natural ingredients. The Triple Karmeliet contains wheat and oats, barley, Steiermark hops, mineral water and the brewery's own yeast, the K97 grain yeast. 

  • How to serve Tripel Karmeliet? How do you drink Tripel Karmeliet?

The best pouring temperature of the Tripel Karmeliet beer is between 6-9 degrees Celsius. Tripel Karmeliet has its own beer glass. Once you open the beer bottle, you pour the beer into the glass tilted at a 45-degree angle. Slowly tilt the glass upright so you will end up with a good amount of head. 

  • What foods are good to pair with Triple Karmeliet?

Tripel Karmeliet beer goes well with all sorts of cheese platters. Surprisingly, it also goes very well with some desserts like pies. 

  • How strong is a triple beer?

Triple beers have around 9% alcohol. The Triple Karmeliet has 8.4% of alcohol. 

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Beer Cerberus 7.5% Etre | Triple
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Cerberus is a triple hopped beer from the Etre brewery.
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Beer La Triplex Coffea Dementia 8% Etre | Triple
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Triple beer infused with coffee

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Beer Gembloux Triple 8% Gembloux | Triple
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A one-of-a-kind beer. A Triple Lager with a complex malty taste and floral aromas, with a touch of honey. Fermented by a yeast with delicate profiles that sublimate the malty and hoppy aromas and confer a thirst-quenching finish.
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Beer Dulle Teve 10% Dolle | Triple
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Dulle Teve is a swear name used in the region to refer to a boring woman. This was first used by a pub owner who wanted his own beer and tasted two different possibilities in the Oerbar.
His increasingly impatient wife called him. At this point, the pub owner remarked, "Do you know what you are? A dulle teve!" The brewer immediately saw possibilities: "Now we have to make a beer, we already have the name," he said.

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Beer Val-Dieu Triple 9% Val-Dieu | Triple
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Hopped abbey triple.

It is part of the classic triples with good headiness, it is balanced between cereal and hops.

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La Saint Guidon 8% Bieres de Quartier | Triple
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Beer Waterloo Triple Blond 8% John Martin | Triple
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Authentic Belgian top-fermented beer with a brilliant golden yellow colour, very fine bubbles and a thick, creamy head. The first impression on the nose is fresh and yeasty. Lively and fruity aromas accompany notes of delicate and refined hops. The bouquet is completed with hints of green apple and lime blossom. The initial flavors linger on the palate and are well balanced.
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Beer Triple Lefort 8.8% Omer | Triple
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Sweet with a very present cereal note.

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Beer Queue De Charrue Triple 9% Vanuxeem | Triple
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Copper color balanced between sweetness and bitterness.

Originally it was the blonde but in 1992, it was renamed triple to make way for its lighter and softer little sister.

Quite classic, it is similar to many triple abbeys in Belgium.

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Beer La Corne Du Bois Des Pendus Triple 10% Légendes | Triple
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Triple without residual sugars, sweet and not spicy.

Easy to drink but really treacherous with its 10% alcohol.

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Beer Organicus 8.5% Lupulus | Triple
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Slightly more floral organic version than the Lupulus with the same alcohol content.

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Beer Rebel Local 8% Verzet | Triple
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Aromatic triple hoppy.

A rather floral taste reminiscent of Guldenberg, among other things.

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Beer Caulier Triple Gluten Free 9% B28 | Triple
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A gluten-free Triple beer, with delicate fruity flavors.

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Beer Tr1Ple 9% Saint-Jean | Triple
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Triple and unique beer, characterized by a subtle balance resulting from the choice of cereals, hops and the addition of spices, namely Espelette pepper AOP. The fruity banana and apricot nose gives this noble beverage an unexpected entry. The body is complex, and denotes by the contrasting presence of sweet and spicy touches harmonizing in persistence.
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Beer Trp 8% Jessenhofke | Triple
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TRP is a triple dry with a herbaceous touch. Elected best amateur beer in the province of Limburg in 2002.

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Beer Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripel 9% Halve Maan | Triple
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Triple bitter from Bruges.

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Tripel beer

The “tripel” beer has its origins in the abbeys.

At the time when the monks brewed their own beers, they produced four beers: table beer, double, triple and occasionally quadruple beers.

Each style was a multiple of three to express the alcohol level of the beer. The different styles were actually a benchmark for consumers. The company being very hierarchical, kept the best products for the highest social strata.

Strong ales like the triple were reserved for large events or important members of the clergy and their visitors. Stronger in alcohol, they were also better designed, as the monks allowed more time for them when brewing. Because the longer the mashing, the more sugars are present in the must; part of this sugar will then be transformed into alcohol during fermentation.

Even though everyone thinks that triples are all blondes and doubles are all brunettes, this prejudice was born when the Westmalle Tripel was released. After this event, breweries started making doubles which were brown and triples which were blonde. But it has never been officially decreed that color was a binding factor, nor an obligation for the triple beer appellation.

There are still a few examples of beers that do not respect this rule. The Strubbe Brewery brews a double beer which is amber in color, and a triple beer which is brown; proof that color is not a legislated characteristic.

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