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Orabelle - Great Divide Brewing Company

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very good

486 Ratings
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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 13
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-31-2012)
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

jwps214, Apr 08, 2013
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ShriverMO, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of BB1313
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottled on Jan. 2, 2013. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy, but transparent golden on the lighter side. Small white head which fades pretty quickly and leaves decent lacing. Lots of apple and pear in the nose. Slightly malty with yeasty bread notes. The flavors are clean, but slightly syrupy. There's an earthy bitterness to this one, but still remains sweet. I wish the carbonation was more active, but it's still does it thing making this is an easy drinker. Medium-bodied. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is your typical American attempt at the style. It doesn't come close to the examples from overseas, but it's still an alright beer for what it is.

BB1313, Feb 14, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I normally have a fair bit of respect for Great Divide, so I was intrigued at their offering of a Belgian-style Tripel, which I served up in a goblet.

The appearance is very foggy, like a wheat beer, with a honey color and a white foam that dissipates within a few minutes.

The nose is biscuity and spicy in that signature Belgian style, with hints of lemony citrus.

A mild malt sweetness greets up front, with gentle spiciness of nutmeg and notes of banana. Finish is a bit dry and biscuity. Honestly the combination doesn't do a whole lot for me, but others may find it appealing.

There is an interesting carbonated edge that seems to linger, fading only on the finish.

Overall, an okay stab at a great style, but not especially impressive.

AnotherBeerGeek, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of ZoomanCru
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Orabelle – Belgian-Style Ale (8.3%) - Great Divide Brewing Co. (Colorado)

App: Pours a hazy golden-white color with a slightly darker heart. Honestly looks a lot like the skin of a white peach. One finger head rises and falls quickly, leaving some okay lacing. Settles to a fine film that retains the duration.

Smell: Spicy aromas of belgian yeast and a prominent black pepper aroma. Hop bitterness is very subtle, and lurks under the heavy esters. Pepper dominates everything.

Taste: Taste is spicy, slightly brett-like and smooth finishing. Yeast dominates overall taste with some hints of orange peel and coriander spice peeking through. Black pepper not nearly as pronounced as in aroma. Slightest alcohol heat and wheaty tartness. Not as assertive as I expect the style to be, although the ABV is very well hidden. Overall pretty tame, deceptive given its alcohol content. Sort of stuck between a wit and a tripel. Not as flavorful as it could be to elevate it to sippin' beer status. Lingering tartness persists for days.

Mouth: Solidly medium bodied with significant carbonation that helps lift the heavier belgian flavors off the tongue making the next sip new and refreshing again.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Snifter. 2/18/14.

ZoomanCru, Feb 19, 2014
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markcp, Jul 29, 2013
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cyrushire, Jan 25, 2013
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outoffocus, Jun 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled dated 2012 December 31, poured into a Snifter style glass, about a 1/2 finger of white head, which diminished quickly, without lacing. Yellowish color tending towards gold, and hazy.

Aroma was detectable close to the nose, with malts mildly present without any specific descriptors. Mild hops added a spicy note.

Flavor intensity was medium-low with malts (again no dominate attributes) upstaging the hops (with their spicy notes). The malts transitioned smoothly to a slightly hop (bitter) finish, leaving a pleasant spicy feeling.

With a medium body and good carbonation level it left a nice impression.

Enjoyable, but somehow lacking in personal appeal.

* I tend to rate low, hopefully consistently

Greg_Nall, Jan 10, 2014
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Orabelle from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.