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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.6
3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
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, there’s a lot of minerals / salted lemon / dish soap / tart citrus acid in the nose, but there’s also some coriander / ginger / peppercorn notes that are affecting it. syrupy, sweet, Belgian-style golden ale, that’s 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.

3.5
blipp (9123) - La Mesa, California, 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.

3.7
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Nice. Pours cloudy blond with good head and lacing. Floral hops, some malt and banana. Leaves sweet but on slight side. Average carbonation. Good palate.tap at Blue Monk

3.4
b3shine (8795) - 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
drowland (8629) - 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.

3.6
Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2013
12oz bottle pours with a clear watery gold body that supports a bright white head of foam. The aroma offers up malts, biscuit malts, spicy Belgian yeast and a touch of lime. The taste begins with Belgian spicy yeast flowing into sweet sugary malts as well as pears, honey covered apple wedges and figs. Pretty nice.

3.8
SudsMcDuff (8382) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
On tap @ Nobi with Phil the Thrill .. . pours a hazy light gold .. . medium head, lacing .. . no abv detected .. . slick easy mouth .. . simple but quite delicious .. . . grilled pizza!

3.6
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, 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.

3.6
PorterPounder (7884) - 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.

3.5
RichTheVillan (7752) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Can from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden yellow pour with a massive frothy white head, aroma has candied fruits, lemon zest and bread, taste has yeast, lemon, some bread, smooth malts, some spice and banana.


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