3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. heavily hazed golden wheat body, small white head, yeast does not come out of suspension. might guess about some sour mash wheat and malt here, thereís a lot of minerals / salted lemon / dish soap / tart citrus acid in the nose, but thereís also some coriander / ginger / peppercorn notes that are affecting it. syrupy, sweet, Belgian-style golden ale, thatís about what it is. but it becomes terribly sweet and juicy - making me salivate and gleek - and the oily and syrupy sugar just sits permanently in the mouth. dang. have to say the nose had promise but the flavor and texture - goopy, syrupy, cloying - ruin it for me.
rollinsr (450) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow with thin layer of head. Aroma is tart and estery with noticeable coriander spices. Flavor is well balanced between the orange citrus and the spices. Light and easy-drinking citrus ale without the bitterness of a pale alew
johnnymusky (544) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is barnyard....taste is better than expected...i like it....tons of sedement.....(#536)......
climberbob (266) - Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into tulip. Golden yellow, a bit hazy. Not much head or carbonation. Aroma of citrus, yeast, alcohol with peppery notes. Taste has some initial alcohol sensation on the front with some spicy notes. Distinct tart tangerine aftertaste that almost has the sensation of eating tangerine peel. Good beer aside from the aftertaste.
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eruizgarcia (252) - - MAY 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange aroma, lots of spices, earthy, sweet and a tad funky. Ok but not my favorite.
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Frank (3299) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is basically an imperial witbier, Iíd say. Itís cloudy orange yellow w/ a small white head and just a huge waft of corriander and citrus in the nose. It pretty much smells exactly like Fruity Pebbles. Yabba Dabba Doo! There is a touch of wheaty grain and a bit of sweetness that seems to bring out some spicy complexity from the yeast. This is full bodied but not too heavy and drinks much lighter than it is. Iíd say this is a might bit heavy handed but still pretty tasty and not all sweet and disgusting like most American Belgians. This one would be a good candidate for beer cocktails if you are into such garbage.
tsd08460 (195) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: yeast, floral, clove, alcohol,
Appearance: pale golden, clear, hazy, minimal white head,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, orange, coriander
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Koskela (388) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bananas and coriander come from this hazy pale blind brew. I get sweet with maybe the coriander then comes the Orange flavor and the bitterness of the peel. It's medium bodied and low carb.
Gachupines (1062) - USA - APR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma is a little bread with sharp rye. Flavor is a little floral, almost like elderflower liqueur with a bit of sharp rye in the finish. Interesting.
bartzluke (270) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into stemmed tulip glass. Moderate pour produced a slight quickly-dissipating half-finger head. Color is orange to golden and. Opaque. Nose is fruity with some yeast and wheat. Mouthfeel is fairly creamy and moderate body. Taste is citrus, wheat, yeast, hay, and a little bit of a rye bite. A good, but not incredible beer. Iíd happily drink this with dinner.
Pumpkin87 (117) - - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow straw with small-medium off white head that leaves some lacing.
Aroma is lemon and grass, light coriander. Taste shifts to orange and cereals with floral and herbal notes. The first impression is that this isnít much of a Belgian impersonation, but it opens up nicely with aeration.
Orabelle benefits from a satisfying mouthfeel, depth without too much heaviness. Overall, not bad for an American attempt at a tripel.