GSH1976 (213) - Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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).
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden body with a frothy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of coriander, toasted grain, lemon, citrus, pepper. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery turning velvety texture, moderately carbonation. Smells like a wit beer. Tastes like a wit beer that is overly spiced and overly sweet.
scotchzombie (367) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy pale yellow with a bubbly white head that fades fast to a coating. Aroma is yeast and floral orange. Taste follows with the additional coriander, lemon and juicier floral orange. A bit spicy and carbonated. So back-end bitterness as well. Quite dry. A bit too astringent and a touch thin, but a good representation of a golden Belgian.
jhliesen (753) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle---pours a soft, slight hazy golden color with a small head that didn’t last through the pour. Aroma of spice and banana. I pick up some yeast and slight lemon in the taste. Thin finish. The alcohol was not notice in the drink. Total Wine.
jsnicholas (243) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz): cloudy golden smallish white head. Smelled a little skunk, bottled 12/2013. Drank 8/2014. Tasted a little lemony. Slightly south. Good but not great
TaktikMTL (6021) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Julio’s Liquors (Westborough, MA) au coût de 2,10$. Arôme: Légère odeur de levure et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voiée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’oranges avec une pointe de levure et de coriandre. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #5762)
edgallow (2345) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of bananas, spice and malts. Taste is malts, fruit and yeast.
Brandon1989 (254) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Must note my bottle was 11 months old, however, this beer poured a hazy golden color with a VERY minimal head that dissipated in seconds. The aroma is very citrusy. You definitely pick up the coriander and orange peel. I did not get much of the rye on the aroma but i pick it up slightly in the taste. The taste is very citrusty up front-in fact too much in my opinion. The beer does finish some what with a peppery taste to it. One thing i really notice is that the 8.3% ABV is very well hidden.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"A little overdone on the coriander in the aroma, but otherwise quite pleasant. Like a bubble gummy full bodied and highly alcoholic wit. The orange peel is quite ever preset as well, but not overdone. A nice spicy, very fruity aromatic brew."
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really did not like all the different mixtures in this beer...just felt it did not come together liked I had hoped.
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear yellow beer with a very light white head. Good yeasty aroma, lighter body, lots of carbonation. Solid beer