Orabelle - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
3.89/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Westvleteen XII glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Feb. 22, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 22, 2014
Misc.: Born on date of Jan. 15, 2013
Poured a golden straw hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of white head. Minimal lacing. Average retention.
Had to work for the smell, but then got orange peel, cloves, light banana, honey, Belgian spices and caramel.
Tasted a little less Belgian than the smell and a bit more citrusy fruits. Got orange peel, coriander, citrus hops, wheat, orange, honey, cloves and some Belgian spices.
Light body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Longer finish. Certainly did not taste the 8.3 percent.
Overall this was a very nice Belgian beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 07:56:53 | More by BucannonXC5
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - The color of this Belgian style ale was that similar to a shandy, with the brightness toned down a notch or two. The color is was a plus for me. Virtually zero head even with a hard pour 1/2 way through. More bubbles than most beers appeared at the bottom - Overall slightly above average apperance.
Smell - Has the typical smell of a Belgian style ale. Strong and intriguing. Look and smell has a summer style feel so far.
Taste - Upon initial sip, the first thought from my cranium was "ahhhh..refreshing." That surprised me a bit as I expected the normal "bite" and very strong flavor of other Belgian ales. It had a bit of fruitiness which stems from the orange peel, further adding to the summer feel.
Mouthfeel- Refreshing and unexpectedly smooth. Goes down easy my friends.
Overall - Great Divide is one of my go to breweries, if you know what I mean. You at at the store and desire to treat your palette to a new taste. Nothing stands out to you, therefore, you purchase a brew from a maker you have experienced joy with in the past.
This is a good brew. It is not my favorite from Great Divide, but good nonetheless. I would allow my senses to experience it again. It is slightly different than other Belgian style ales, more of a summer feel as I have mentioned but it is not too much different. Drink on your porch at sunset for best results. Until Next Time
The Beer Sipper
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:00:29 | More by TheBeerSipper
Orabelle from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.