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RATINGS: 319   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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3.7
MrBeerFanatic (1059) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours a light golden with a very light haze and boozy head. Aromas sugary caramel, slight banana ester, grass and wheat-like/bread. Flavors sugary sweet caramel, grass, slight herbal hops, slight banana (from yeast). Medium to high sweetness, medium dry finish, light bitterness and a slight spicy aftertaste.

3.7
Jerm719 (193) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Light straw color. Light spice,yeast, bread. Fairly thin body, balanced finish. Not sweet or cloying. Very nice easygoing tripel.

3.7
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a cloudy straw golden with a thick, fluffy off-white head that settles slowly to a thick ring and leaves heaps of lace. Nose involves some sharp lemony citrus, definitive briny coriander spice, pastry dough, a touch of pine forest, some rustic bread, a bit of mimosa. Pretty sweet, fairly tart, slightly bitter. Toward full bodied, creamy, soft, with a lengthy tart and spicy finish. I’m a little torn with this. I like parts of it (appearance, body, citrus aspects of aroma), and I’m not a fan of other parts (competing flavors, f-ing coriander). I think this would make both a good mimosa and a good chelada. Is that fucked up? I put coriander and lemon (or lime) juice in my bloody marys, and this beer makes me want to put hot sauce in it for some reason. I think it’s incredibly drinkable at its size, and the complexity is fair though I wish it was more yeast driven and less added spice driven.

3.7
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a very miry golden color with a thin white head. Almost a creamy taste for a triple. Very refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
conway (2210) - - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy gold with almost no head. Aroma is lemon, coriander, orange and yeast. Taste follows suit but with a prominent tangerine note. Slight boozy sting. Medium juicy mouthfeel and strong carb. I had low expectations for this but it's actually pretty awesome.

3.7
BrettTaylor (776) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Poured from cellar into tulip glass (54F). Pours a hazy light gold color with white head. Aromas of citrus, wheat, and a touch of rye. Tastes follow the aromas, very effervescent carbonation, light and crisp, refreshing, and nice.

3.7
vyvvy (6478) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours hazy straw yellow with a white head. The aroma has sweet maltiness, candy sugar, cloves, coriander, light banana and that tripel style yeast. Really comes off nicely for a six pack beer. Medium / full body with carbonation that’s a bit more assertive than most tripels. The taste starts with more dryness and spice than the aroma, hints of stone fruit, velvety smooth lush malt that comes with some tripels, coriander, pepper and some earthy / spicy hops. The finish sweetens up a bit and adds some earthy hops. Far better than I expected for a tripel in a six pack.

3.7
jefcon (1853) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
I continue to really enjoy Great Divide’s foray into Belgian styles. Orabelle is a spicy number with black pepper, leaves, and coriander against a bright citrus aroma. Flavors are robust and earthy -- not juicy. Dry finish, plenty of malt backing from the rye, and stand-alone notes of orange zest, centennial (?) hops and cut grass.

3.7
markducommun (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Cloudy yellow, light tan head. Banana, apricot, very fruity. Some bitterness upfront, opens into a nice diversity of malt flavors. Lighter body than the average alcohol isn't terribly present. Very drinkable. Really well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2014
Nice American version of the best style! The Belgian tripple flavors are a little light but have a nice orange citrus accent.


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