bleeng (1579) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours bright hazy orange. Nose is citrus, orange, slight skunk. Taste is a bit sweet, very orangey, a bit tangy and yeasty. Syrupy viscous body. Not the best I’ve had and glad it’s only 12 oz.
Emeister84 (1556) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral, citrus fruity, bready, and honeyed aromas. Hazy yellow-orange, mostly fading white head. Dry, fragrant, floral hops and bitter citrus, savory. Medium bodied, well carbonated, pretty refreshing, a slight bit dusty.
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled January 2...which means this meaty orange-lemon grass funk is all original. Based on the aroma alone, saison is probably the proper style. Taste is more like a wheat beer: sweet, tangy and spicy. You would never guess the relative strength of this beer. Very smooth, easy drinker. In another successful excursion into Belgium via Denver.
jefcon (1505) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I continue to really enjoy Great Divide’s foray into Belgian styles. Orabelle is a spicy number with black pepper, leaves, and coriander against a bright citrus aroma. Flavors are robust and earthy -- not juicy. Dry finish, plenty of malt backing from the rye, and stand-alone notes of orange zest, centennial (?) hops and cut grass.
GTAEgeek (1471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy gold color, with a thin, off-white head. Mandarin oranges up front, cane sugar, cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper. Sticky sweetness, with a slightly sour undertone, with some musty notes. Medium body, with a hard feel and a little sticky and acidic feel. Overall, this is a sweet and tasty beer, but lacks complexity and depth.
Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, bottled on 12/31/12. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet and tart fruit with corriander and a bit of funk.
The flavor is bready malts with some fruit and corriander and a bit of a funky bitter finish. The mouthfeel is pretty full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a solid beer. Kind of a cross between a tripel and a wit. Easy drinking but with a bang.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy bright hay. Aroma is slightly fruit, a little funky and a lot of sweet. Taste is a pleasant balance of sweet, tart, light cereal, a bit of citrus....dangerously drinkable. More like a hefeweizen than a big belgian.
Westchesterco (1390) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
citrus, roasty, citrus, earthy, woody, golden, cloudy, lightly bitter, Coriander
Lowe1983 (1389) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of banana, yeast, coriander, and some lemon. Flavor is similar with the treaty, banana, and coriander. Overall not too bad.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Cloudy orange pour with medium head. Nose is citrus, wheat, clove, grain. Flavor is wheat, fruit, orange, clove and strong esters. Medium mouthfeel.