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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2013
I just had a New Belgium Trippel before this so this should be interesting. Orabelle pours a hazy, light orange color with very little head. Aroma is not impressive and the typical Belgian notes are lacking. There are faint hints of yeast, coriander and maybe some lemon but overall everything is very bland. Taste follows the nose but there is a sort of chemical taste and this is not what I would expect in a tripel. It tastes more like a high abv hefeweizen. The body is medium and the slightly bitter aftertaste does not linger long. The New Belgium Trippel was a better beer in my opinion but I hate saying anything negative about Great Divide because they put out some top notch beers (The Hercules DIPA is excellent).


3.4
olio (10272) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2017
355 ml can. Canned on 23.12.2016.
Pours clear pale golden color with a large white head. Lemony and somewhat wheat-y aroma, some yeast and spices, mostly coriander, floral, slightly herbal too. Flavor has spices and belgian yeast, some citric fruitiness, mild toffee, very faint hops. Some refreshing qualities here even though the alcohol peaks through at the end. Decent.
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rgh3rgh (1) - - JUN 25, 2017 does not count
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
hershiser2 (3242) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2017
$2.00 can from Beer Run. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is yeast, coriander, wheat, dust. Flavor is banana, wheat, coriander, yeast, grass, light lemon, bread, light gum, minor booze. Interesting... is this an imperial hefeweizen more than a tripel?

3.5
wombat23 (1417) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2017
12 oz. can. Pours a hazy pale golden color with a very creamy one-finger white head. Heavy carbonation. Subdued aroma of banana notes, wheat, yeast, spice. Taste is wheat. coriander, faint orange zest, sweet fruit, spice, yeast, and white pepper. Not quite a traditional Belgian tripel, but good nevertheless.

3.4
puboflyons (3433) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2017
From the 355 ml. can dated Jan 5, 2017. Hazy orange-yellow pour with lingering white head. The aroma has some banana, clove, toast, and white grape notes but also a strange vegetable mash thing. That may be due to its age. The body is light and smooth. The taste is slight improvement in which the clove, herbal, toast, and grape notes are more prominent. Finishes rather clean.

3.9
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2017
Sampled on draft this beer poured a cloudy vibrant yellow color with a medium sized foamy white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweetish and yeasty with notes of bubblegum and faint perfume. The flavor was sweetish and yeasty with bubblegum and golden fruits. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Well done.

3.6
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a semi-hazy/cloudy burnt orange color with a thin finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a decent pace. Mild strewn about lacing wove around the glass nicely. The aroma had sweet estery banana up front but evens out with some white pepper, coriander, lemon and orange peel and some sweet graininess. The flavor blends fully the prior noted aromas sweetly and spicy. Graininess smooths into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. Belgian throaty grip feels adequate. ABV feels not quite as high as suggested, but good. Overall, good tripel for the most part even if the banana seems a bit more pronounced. I’d still have again.

3.4
rdixon77 (2832) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Pretty solid tripel style. Lots of spice, citrus, coriander, and rye. Pretty boozy. Sipper. Solid like most GD

3.4
bpreo (2840) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Nice and strong, and it has a decent flavor. Something is just missing, in the end.

3.1
tia (2226) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Sample at Jack Browns. Yellow with thin head. Light aroma of grassy peach. Very grassy flavor. Bitter.


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