Orabelle - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
3.25/5 rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Bottled On: JAN 07 2014.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, light golden body with a smallish, short-lived, white head.
Smell: Juicy citrus fruits, a bit of milked banana, and a generous dosage of coriander (also a little white peppercorn).
Taste: Crackery malts, a snap of sweetness, then, blitzed with a fast-moving fruitiness of tropical citruses of orange and lime, light pineapple, and banana. The added coriander is notable. Some alcohol warmth present. Sweet, spicy, fruity to the well-carbonated finish with a lingering orange zest flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: Orabelle wasn't horrible, it does have that going for it. It doesn't feel like much of a tripel. Reading the label is seemed more like an amped up wit.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 23:01:10 | More by ChainGangGuy
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 451 ratings.