These are complex, yet approachable, ales often featuring a higher alcohol content combined with a high degree of drinkability. These ales are traditionally brewed by Trappist monks who employ brewing techniques that have changed little over the centuries. Abbey dubbel ales have an attractive red to brown hue with flavors that suggest dark fruits and raisins. Tripels are brewed with pilsner malt that produce a light color but fuller flavor profile than dubbels. They often have honey and fruity aromas. Both styles are brewed with Belgian candi sugar which boosts alcohol levels while increasing drinkability.