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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1172) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Hazy, yellow pour with a bright white head. The aroma has orange rind and some light, peppery spice. It has a light body with sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with just a hint of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1165) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2014
(bottle) Pours a hazy light yellow/gold color with a scant white head that leaves a ring around the glass. Aroma of honey butter spread on toast, orange marmalade, peeks of coriander, light bubblegum, and even more bread. Little bit of hoppiness too and perhaps a flash of vanilla but that might be a reach. Pretty breakfasty though. The toast spread aspect is really a nice feature. Taste has more prominent bubblegum right up front and thankfully that honey butter on toast feature has carried over into the flavor dept. Some orange peel and coriander shine through on the finish before being replaced by a tandem of drying hops and bready yeast. The orange really begins to emerge as this warms both in aroma and flavor. The abv is expertly masked here, and this drinks more like a 5-6% beer, although the heft of it on the palate is a slight tell. Overall, I donít normally care much for these Blue-Moonesque type concoctions, but when theyíre done this well, Iíll gladly make an exception.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1152) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2013
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Hazy golden brew with dens white head, bits of crude floating around in it. Aroma of green banana, corriander, a llittle spice. Taste is sweet malt at the start, fruity esters, green bananas, very sweet from start to finish. Satisfying palate but sticky sweet at the end. A little spice in the finish and later in the swallow....

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhamp9 (1038) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Hazy straw pour with a decent white head. Very strong yeasty banana, orange, coriander aroma. Taste is banana and spice up front with orange coming through in the finish. Medium body. Like a wit on steroids.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1032) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2014
The color is a cloudy yellow color with a large white head, and the aroma is sweet in the nose due to the Belgian yeast and a sweet fruitiness. The taste fuses a slight sourness and a mild sweetness that is enticing, and the palate has an interesting blend of a thick texture, subtle yet long finish, average carbonation, and a medium body, which ties everything together nicely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1031) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Respectable tripel - wheaty taste that almost pushes into the German style category.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a cloudy straw golden with a thick, fluffy off-white head that settles slowly to a thick ring and leaves heaps of lace. Nose involves some sharp lemony citrus, definitive briny coriander spice, pastry dough, a touch of pine forest, some rustic bread, a bit of mimosa. Pretty sweet, fairly tart, slightly bitter. Toward full bodied, creamy, soft, with a lengthy tart and spicy finish. Iím a little torn with this. I like parts of it (appearance, body, citrus aspects of aroma), and Iím not a fan of other parts (competing flavors, f-ing coriander). I think this would make both a good mimosa and a good chelada. Is that fucked up? I put coriander and lemon (or lime) juice in my bloody marys, and this beer makes me want to put hot sauce in it for some reason. I think itís incredibly drinkable at its size, and the complexity is fair though I wish it was more yeast driven and less added spice driven.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
At Great Divide with Stephen. Pours clear piss with zero head. Aroma is strong belgium yeast, stressed phenolics. Taste is Belgium yeast, strong fruity phenolics.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1000) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2013
The aroma is a little faint with some spice coming through. The pour is a cloudy gold with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. The flavor is slightly subtle as well for a triple. Itís very smooth and easy drinking at 8.3% but there just isnít that awesome explosion in taste. Itís a solid beer but just not one of the better triples that Iíve had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (969) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours hazy light orange with a short white head. Minimal retention and spotty lacing. Bright orange peel, light yeast spiciness and a clean yet complex grainy malt aroma. Really nice. Medium sweet attack then the yeast and orange zest. Medium body, creamy-oily textutre, average carbonation, and a sticky wheat, light oily finish.


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