Orabelle - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus fruit, spices, and Belgian yeast. Taste is much the same with a slightly tart citrus fruit flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that quite tasty and a solid American take on the style.
01-24-2013 02:12:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.25/5 rDev -16%
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.
03-30-2014 23:01:10 | More by ChainGangGuy
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Had on tap at the Corner Slice here in G-boro Thursday night.Poured a hazy lemony yellow with a tinge of orange,a sticky one finger white head atop that lasted for a good while.Aromas of ctirus,toasted cereal grain, white pepper,and mild phenols,all came together pretty well with the phenols not being over bearing.Lemony flavors along with white pepper spice up front on the palate followed by some toasted grain and a faint sharpness in the finish.A nice tripel not overly phenolic and the alcohol is subdued,well done.
03-16-2013 21:35:35 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Served in a chalice at Fountainhead.
A tripel brewed with barley, wheat, oats, and rye, along with the other accoutrements of the style. Right on. It pours a hazy sunflower topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, orange zest, mango, Belgian yeast, light black pepper, and light cracked wheat. The taste holds notes of lemon zest, Belgian yeast, banana, clove, light black pepper, and light coriander. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda grainy feel. Overall, a very nice tripel, one that showcases a bit more in the way of fruitiness than spiciness and somehow makes it work.
12-31-2012 19:00:32 | More by TMoney2591
3.93/5 rDev +1.6%
Very enjoyable after the first sip this hazy golden Belgian style ale serves up some nice features. Big white head forms fine even lacing, aromatics are pleasant with coriander soft not over done, a bit of orange peel brings nice citrus to the mix, with a spicy complex Belgian yeast character. Flavor spices give a nice complement to the citrus and bready yeast notes, nice biscuit malts pleasant even sweetness very balanced Belgian style ale by no means a classic tripel just a nice well made golden ale. Well hidden alcohol it's not even remotely alcoholic and weighs in at 8.3% abv, well played Great Divide this is when of their better Belgian style offerings yet. Mouthfeel, smooth creamy textures lingering spice character with the orange peel bitterness balance it out and dry the finish a good bit, carbonation not as effervescent as I would like but it's solid and carries the texture of the beer quite well. Overall I'm a fan I'm glad I gave Orabelle a shot.
02-23-2014 03:00:19 | More by WVbeergeek
4.26/5 rDev +10.1%
Bottled on 28 Jan 2013
Pours a hazed bronze with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Average head retention & lacing, clears nicely
S: Appleskins, white grapes & coriander, plus pineapple
T: Follows the nose, over ripe pears, white pepper, plus a touch of pineapple, a kiss of funk up front. Orchard fruit, a bit of dirty funk, & pineapple sweetness, dryness & a touch of leafy hops. Finishes fairly crisp, a little bit of cloves & coriander also there with dirty pears & citrus
MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, warming, somewhat sticky
This is one of Great Divide better Belgian itterations, this works well for me; the ABV is well hidden
03-07-2013 04:43:32 | More by russpowell
3.83/5 rDev -1%
decent tripel style, but aside from the belgian yeti and maybe hades, i dont care for great divides forays into belgians. this one pours more clear than expected, but still with some suspended yeast, bright golden in color, more of a sexy blonde actually. a ton of bubbles build a tall white head. i smell corriander, and some bready floral yeast, like some kind of fruit muffin. theres some peppery element as well, more complex than i thought itd be, and less frilly than new belgiums tripel. flavor is yeast driven, without much citrus happening at all. its quite refreshing and its alcohol content is expertly disguised. erratic carbonation, like a sodapop, but a quick finish, feels like carbonated water. light body for a bigger brew alcohol wise, appropriate from early spring. not the best thing great divide has done, but i like it a whole lot better than that saison they did last year...
01-18-2013 21:01:33 | More by StonedTrippin
4.06/5 rDev +4.9%
Lovely golden color with plenty of foam in the Duvel tulip. Rich and tart with some deep fruity flavors like dried pineapple and green mango. Nice carbonation that rolls across the tongue as the Belgian yeasty flavors come along.
What's really interesting is the addition of wheat, oats, and rye, according to the brewery. It adds some tangy, bitterish grainy flavors that push the complexity as well. It also has the spicy flavors of a really amped-up Wit, though it's fortunately subtle with the orange and coriander flavors.
Another really good Belgian-style brew from Great Divide. They make so many good beers that don't involve bales of hops. From the 12 oz bottle brought to me from Denver. Label says "Bottled on Dec 12 2012."
01-20-2013 02:56:41 | More by mactrail
3.75/5 rDev -3.1%
12 oz. bottle,
A: Pours a deep opaque goldenrod to a light yellow-orange with a medium white head, some spotty lace.
S: Definite notes of creamy orange, lots of pepper and yeast.
T: Heavy doses of coriander, peppery yeasty and orange peel hit initially with a nice play from the malt. Some good hopping on the back end, but dominated by the yeast flavour,
M: Medium to full-bodied, a tad cloying, never alcoholic, medium long aftertaste, biting carbonation all the way.
O: A well made American Tripel. The flavours are good, the mouthfeel could use a little work, but it's a minor quibble. All and all I enjoyed this effort.
01-15-2013 07:27:30 | More by Halcyondays
3.59/5 rDev -7.2%
Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with short 1/2" head.
Smell: coriander, yeast, and some soft citrus are detectable.
Taste: caramel, Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest, mild alcohol tones, and a moderate bitterness makes up a decent Belgian styled ale.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, a bit less crisp and a touch dry at the finish.
Overall: easy to quaff this beer. Flavors are nice but not overwhelming. Worthy of a try.
07-03-2013 20:18:36 | More by Gavage
Orabelle from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.