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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6602) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle:   Pale golden, slight haze, thin to moderate sudsy white head, little lacing.   Soft caraway, orange peel, and corriander on the nose.   Almost a candyish sweetness up front, strong pale maltiness, some honey, minor corriander spices, with some sage perhaps?   Not as mealy or heavy as many other American examples, but sure has a strong sweet malty breadiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Spicy finish, strong honeydew melon, bready, malty, warming.   Not as floral as others, or spritzy, but at least its a little different.   Pale American Abbey Tripel with some Witbier aspects mixed in.   Decent.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange juice, tart lemon, biscuit, bread, slight coriander, clove notes, hints of yeast and spicy notes, slight pear and peach as well. Taste is a mix of sweet orange, lemon, and biscuit, nice spice with yeast, coriander, slight grassy notes in there as well, hints of pear, peach, and grape, finishing fairly sweet.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6272) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6200) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
Draft. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Light yeasty, some lemony citric and spicy notes, and some malty sweetness. Pretty well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6182) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Draft at sb. Pours a cloudy medium gold with a fizzy white head that lasts until you take a sip and break it. Bright nose with pleasantly sweet green apple esters. Creamy medium body with fizzy carb. Green apples and a bit of sweet cream on the mid palate. Pleasant and drinkable if a bit more forward and less layered than classic belgian examples.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
12oz bottle. Fairly clear gold with an average fizzy-foamy white somewhat diminishing head, nice tiny bubbling action. Tangy aroma - alcohol, fresh-cut grass, low-level spice, citrus oil and yes, coriander - a little simple and grassier than I would expect, but a nice bonus is that itís not massively sweet-smelling. Taste follows - basically itís a light Belgian IPA, quite grassy and fairly well balanced if a tad strong alcohol presence. Average slightly oily mouthfell, sharply but not overly carbonated, a dry grassy finish where the coriander really emerges. I quite liked it - I dunno about style, but I liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6100) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2/1/13. 12oz bottle from Grassroots. Hazy golden orange pour with a nice khaki head that fades to a ring and barely laces. Fruity esters, lots of orange, and wheat in the aroma. The flavor boasts more orange, some sugar, a touch of spice, and a hint of lingering dryness. Somehow it reminds me of a fancier, stronger Blue Moon. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottled, lemony yellow color with thin foam, yeasty citrus aroma, flavor is yeasty antiseptic lemon juice, milky lemon finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6009) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Draft at blue monk, cloudy yellow pour, fluffy white head. Aromas of coriander, light perfume, clove. Sweet lemon flavor, pot pourri, lavender, sweet candi sugar. Nice mouthfeel. Nice beer


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