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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. Donít let ORABELLEís nature fool you, this is one flavorful brew. Watch out, sheís a charmer- one sip and youíll be in love.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6101) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks solid; a semi-transparent gold with white lacing. Smells of dough, Belgian yeast, orange zest, and pepper. Tastes like it smells without the pepper. Good on the palate. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2013
The issue I have with Orabelle is its slightly unbalanced. The orange peel and coriander are a bit too present dominating most of the flavors. The sweetness is not working for me either but the rye is a very creative touch and does play well with coriander. Not a bad beer, and not a great beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6485) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, resin), lightly yeasty (basement), with strong notes of coriander, lemon/lime/orange zest, and bubble gum. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Is this some kind of cruel joke? This beer makes me angry, for two reasons. First, itís not even remotely a tripel...you could call it a strong witbier at a stretch, or at least Belgian-style strong ale. But a tripel? How is this a tripel? Just because of the ABV? Uhhhh. The nose is loaded with coriander and citrus zest, thereís almost nothing else...in a blind tasting anyone who had even had one witbier in their life would probably instantly shout "oh, I know...itís a witbier!" Itís also overly sugary sweet with virtually nothing to balance, and thereís very little yeast presence either. The second irritation is that Great Divide apparently used this cartoonish hunk of junk to replace the only good Belgian beer they have ever made. The original Tripel was actually surprisingly to style, and damned solid (at least the first batch was, never tried it after that). I donít think most American consumers (or brewers) like "real" tripels, though, so it probably didnít sell well. And this is the result. Arrghh. Sorry for ranting and perhaps being a bit rude, but this beer touched a major nerve. In short itís a complete drain pour for me, but it will most likely sell (and rate) higher than Tripel did.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Really enjoyed this abbey tripel style ale- balance of barley, rye and wheat without tasting too bready. Nice hops bring out the spices of coriander and yeast, to showcase the great complexity and flavor therein. Would love to have again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2013
12oz bottle, bottled 1/2/13. Hazy dandelion yellow color. Thin white head, decent lace. Orange citrus and floral nose. Awesome big zesty orange peel flavor (bigger than Iím used to from the tripel style), floral notes, light spice with a very enjoyable yeast character - not too belgian, not too little belgian. Just belgian enough. Very smooth, light crisp carbonation, lightly creamy texture, but a good, more dry finish. Zesty sweet taste, little bitterness, bit of umami. This is a fantastic tripel. Unique, tasty, easy to drink.. and $11 for a 6-pack!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2013
hazy straw pour with lasting head. light citrus, yeast and spice in fresh aroma. earthy, light citrus, corriander. pretty good. glad to see GD giving this style a try.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy golden colour with medium white head. Aroma is caramel and orange. Flavour is malt, spice and a bit of peach. Sweetish malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3407) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Tang color, ok head, albeit rather faded. Piquant Belgian Tripel nose, with some Belgian candi and beet sugar sweetness. Nice spicyness throughout, with a fruity blend that leans toward peaches and oranges. The body lacks the spicyness of the bouquet, but follows through with a twangy wheaty and herbal body. Slightly orange and sour peach finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2971) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle at home. Pour is slightly hazy golden in appearance with a bright white head and great lacing. Big clove and coriander, biscuit, grass, light banana, white pepper, banana, and basil in the aroma. Taste is big spice and clove upfront, with notes of fruity esters, banana, and bread through the middle, ending grassy/spicy with big hits of white pepper. Thick mouthfeel with high carbonation. Damn tasty Tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9864) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of coriander, banana, wheat malt, rye, orange zest, spice and slightly herbal notes. Medium body. Finishes slightly dry orange rind/spicy rye.


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