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RATINGS: 308   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. Dont let ORABELLEs nature fool you, this is one flavorful brew. Watch out, shes a charmer- one sip and youll be in love.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8281) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8248) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8142) - .....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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7913) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7874) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (7869) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7652) - Brier, 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7538) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (7428) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, resin), lightly yeasty (basement), with strong notes of coriander, lemon/lime/orange zest, and bubble gum. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Is this some kind of cruel joke? This beer makes me angry, for two reasons. First, its not even remotely a tripel...you could call it a strong witbier at a stretch, or at least Belgian-style strong ale. But a tripel? How is this a tripel? Just because of the ABV? Uhhhh. The nose is loaded with coriander and citrus zest, theres almost nothing else...in a blind tasting anyone who had even had one witbier in their life would probably instantly shout "oh, I know...its a witbier!" Its also overly sugary sweet with virtually nothing to balance, and theres very little yeast presence either. The second irritation is that Great Divide apparently used this cartoonish hunk of junk to replace the only good Belgian beer they have ever made. The original Tripel was actually surprisingly to style, and damned solid (at least the first batch was, never tried it after that). I dont think most American consumers (or brewers) like "real" tripels, though, so it probably didnt sell well. And this is the result. Arrghh. Sorry for ranting and perhaps being a bit rude, but this beer touched a major nerve. In short its a complete drain pour for me, but it will most likely sell (and rate) higher than Tripel did.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7123) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Bouteille de 12 oz achete chez Julios Liquors (Westborough, MA) au cot de 2,10$. Arme: Lgre odeur de levure et dagrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde lgrement voie avec une trs faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got doranges avec une pointe de levure et de coriandre. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Prsence dagrumes en arrire got. (Rating #5762)


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