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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Orabelle is brewed with barley, wheat, and rye. This Belgian-style tripel is a golden beauty. Its two yeast strains, orange peel, and dash of corriander impart suprising complexity and richness to this delicate ale. Don’t let ORABELLE’s nature fool you, this is one flavorful brew. Watch out, she’s a charmer- one sip and you’ll be in love.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (868) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pleasant aroma of coriander, wheat and yeast. Bright yellow color with no foam. Remarkably smooth flavors of vanilla, orange, coriander, wheat and honey. Nice caramel undertones present more on the finish. Overall, it’s very drinkable and smooth. Well masked alcohol. I’d give this an A- rating.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pours a clear lemon yellow with very thin frothy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is very earthy, notes of grass and caramel, cereal. Flavor is corriander, cereal, candi sugar and alcohol. Body is light with very active carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3357) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
10 ounce sample on tap at Mellow Mushroom in Denver. Aroma has a lemon rind and grains of paradise character. Fairly sweet, with a good dose of citrus. Moderately hazy golden body with a medium white head. Good lacing, too. Starts with sweet, sugary, lemony character. Becomes a little spicy in the middle with mild barnyard yeast esters. Finishes with more sweetness. Rather under-attenuated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Imperial Blue moon. Taste is belgian wit very simple and sweet. not great but really not bad i suppose.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2925) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle from Market Square liquors. Murky yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is straw, pepper, clove, yeast. Tripel tastes with orange blossom, citrus zest, funky yeast, wheat, pepper. Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Tastes like a strong blue moon, big Belgian flavors, decent. Pretty good stuff

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
a bit hazy, yellow orange appearance with a small white head. Spicy, wheat/cereal malty, vanilla, very spicy yeasty, light banana aroma. Juicy banana/lemon, prickly spicy yeasty, thick citrus peel, coriander, chewy bready, big sweet wheat malty flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Cloudy orangish pour, white head. Tripel or imperial blue moon? I really felt as if I was drinking a jacked up blue moon. It looked a lot the same and tasted a lot the same. Dont get me wrong, it was better than a blue moon, but not by tons.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle. Nose heavy on orange peel with some coriander, there’s bright citric malt and classic peppery and floral Belgian tripel yeast. Hazy bright yellow sun body with a clingy bright white head. Taste is lightly bitter, slightly more sweet, a little too heavy on the coriander with beautiful slow-build warmth in the back of the throat after the lemon and heavy orange peel have started to pass. Yeast character is nice here, really clean but with pleasant pepper and floral notes. Full body, alcohol seems more like 6.5-7% than 8.3% bv, and I can see myself buying this often in the future; something of a straightened, Americanized tripel (and that doesn’t mean heavy hopping), but a delicious one!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (213) - Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2013
I just had a New Belgium Trippel before this so this should be interesting. Orabelle pours a hazy, light orange color with very little head. Aroma is not impressive and the typical Belgian notes are lacking. There are faint hints of yeast, coriander and maybe some lemon but overall everything is very bland. Taste follows the nose but there is a sort of chemical taste and this is not what I would expect in a tripel. It tastes more like a high abv hefeweizen. The body is medium and the slightly bitter aftertaste does not linger long. The New Belgium Trippel was a better beer in my opinion but I hate saying anything negative about Great Divide because they put out some top notch beers (The Hercules DIPA is excellent).


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