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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6290) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
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)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6246) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks solid; a semi-transparent gold with white lacing. Smells of dough, Belgian yeast, orange zest, and pepper. Tastes like it smells without the pepper. Good on the palate. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - 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 it’s not massively sweet-smelling. Taste follows - basically it’s 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6137) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle. Super light in color, golden and slightly hazy. The aroma is laden with spring herbs and esthery yeasts. This drinks with a really light and fruity consistency, tropical fruit with a dash of coriander. (#5469, 3/18/2014)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5959) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Cloudy, but brightly colored golden pour with a sticky snow white head. Aroma has hints of clove, some lemony accents. Bold, brisk flavor with some lemony accents, a yeasty back end. some sweet buttery smoothness. Sticky, chewy mouthfeel. Nice job on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5462) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy gold with a short white head. Fruit notes abound with lots of yeast, candy notes, sweet malt, flowers and spice in the aroma. Taste is candied citrus, ripe fruits, yeast, sweet malt, flowers, grains and spice. Body is medium with a strong, prickly carbonation. Ends with more strong yeast, ripe fruits, candied citrus, soft bready malts, grains spice and flowers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
I was excited to try this beer, as I had a tripel on their pilot system recently that this beer was supposedly based on and quite liked it - now I don’t know what to think - this doesn’t seem quite the same - the spices in particular seem unnecessary and overdone, especially in the nose, and the beer is quite sweet - just not very to style - the nose has a lot of coriander and honey sweetness, as well as hints of the orange - some apparent alcohol - body is creamy - quite sweet up front - the spices come on strong in the middle - some peppery and lightly earthy phenols late - really not a tripel - at all - but if you get past that, it’s actually a pretty good beer - whatever.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5187) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle. Nose heavy on orange peel with some coriander, there’s bright citric malt and classic peppery and floral Belgian tripel yeast. Hazy bright yellow sun body with a clingy bright white head. Taste is lightly bitter, slightly more sweet, a little too heavy on the coriander with beautiful slow-build warmth in the back of the throat after the lemon and heavy orange peel have started to pass. Yeast character is nice here, really clean but with pleasant pepper and floral notes. Full body, alcohol seems more like 6.5-7% than 8.3% bv, and I can see myself buying this often in the future; something of a straightened, Americanized tripel (and that doesn’t mean heavy hopping), but a delicious one!


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