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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft at Estilo. Pours a hazy gold, nice head. Aroma is honey malts, Belgian spiciness, hint of bubblegum. Flavor is quite complex, with honey malts intermingling with yeast driven phenols, a hint of coriander, and a hint of orange that moves into an almost marmalade liked finish. Really good, sort of a tripel meeting a wit. Spouse liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melanie (60) - - FEB 1, 2013
Served from a bottle at Washington House Great Divide beer tasting. Pours a pale yellow. Cloudy with minimal head. Initial flavor is peach with a notable sour overtone. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Hazy gold with a thin foamy white head. Estery nose with pale grains and peppercorn with a bready yeasty sweetness. Taste is also not as dry as I had hoped, but it has that quintessential Great Divide balance. Flavor is peppery and yeasty with a pale grain background, kinda slightly fruity. Lots of coriander too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RSRIZZO (1868) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a Tulip at 40°. Color is a hazy golden yellow with mellow carbonation and a soft white head. Aroma is coriander, orange and Belgian yeast. It has a medium body with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor has a nice sour note as the citrus and spice meld with the yeast giving it an almost White taste. In the after taste the coriander and spice hang on with a mild bitterness. Overall this is a great brew, I think it leans more to the characteristics of a White and the 8.3% abv is very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11381) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours dishwater gold with a transient white head. Aroma has mixed fruit esters. Full bodied. Flavor has pineapple, and maybe banana, ester. Some citrus. It’s just a little earthy. Mildly spicy. It tastes very, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5068) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pierresauce (19) - - JAN 12, 2014
Poured from the bottle in a pint glass. This is just what you hope for out of a tripel. Aroma is sweet citrus and the appearance is that of an unfiltered wheat beer; light color and very opaque. Slightly boozy finish, but considering its 8.3% alcohol content it?s actually pretty faint. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4021) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Apricot and coriander nose. Cloudy golden, thin head. Full body. Lemon and coriander flavor. Fruity esters fade revealing a nice light maltiness. Alcohol well concealed. Dangerously good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1177) - 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 don’t normally care much for these Blue-Moonesque type concoctions, but when they’re done this well, I’ll gladly make an exception.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2822) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle at home. Pour is slightly hazy golden in appearance with a bright white head and great lacing. Big clove and coriander, biscuit, grass, light banana, white pepper, banana, and basil in the aroma. Taste is big spice and clove upfront, with notes of fruity esters, banana, and bread through the middle, ending grassy/spicy with big hits of white pepper. Thick mouthfeel with high carbonation. Damn tasty Tripel.


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