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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (307) - 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).


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anderson01 (321) - Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Cloudy appearance. Golden color. Thick, frothy white head that presents cobweb lacing. Reminds me somewhat of a pale lager aroma. Some orange. Some grainy aromas. Very light for such a high alcohol beer. Leaves a slight creaminess on the palate. Little bit of vanilla. Low carbonation. Finish is light and abrupt. Wheat seems to dominate the taste. This is a easy drinking beer. Be careful as it will bite later.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4147) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
355ml can from Brewdog.com. Pours a murky deep yellow, good white head. Aroma is spicy sweet citrus. Taste is confidently spicy with the creamy body of a triple. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2674) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 20, 2016
Can from brewdog online shop. Hazy light gold color. Thin persistent white head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Aroma is citric, yeast, hops, spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Pours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, highly alcoholic, citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (582) - - JUL 10, 2016
Yellow with white head. Definite Belgium aroma. Cinnamon & refreshing bitterness, very smooth. A supped up Belgium blond with a subtle spiciness & a little sweetness in the finish. Rated by BrewTom

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (412) - - JUL 6, 2016
Sourdough bread, orange zest, phenolic yeast and coriander aromas. Taste is orange zest, lemon-lime, straw, clove, black pepper, lots of coriander, and sourdough bread. This beer also has a nice creamy mouthfeel that should be noted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6518) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Can from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden yellow pour with a massive frothy white head, aroma has candied fruits, lemon zest and bread, taste has yeast, lemon, some bread, smooth malts, some spice and banana.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (524) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2016
355ml can from Brewdog online. Hazy golden colour with a one-two finger smooth creamy head. Aroma is spicy and yeasty, coriander, bready, orange peel. Taste of fruit, yeast, coriander, spices, malt. Good carbonation. Medium body. Smooth. Really nice actually.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Can from Cornelius. Hazy pale golden body with a medium white head. Very lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of salted lemon, vine tomatoes and apricot. Flavour of tangy orange, yeast and white bread. Medium body with a smooth, frothy texture. Light fizz. Tastes like a less zingy version of Great Divide’s Colette.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3948) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Pours hazy yellow with low white head. Aroma of spices, herbs, wheat, honey, funk. Taste is sweet, mild honey and wheat, maybe a bit one-dimensional. Light to medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation. Slightly boozy finish.


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