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Orabelle - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

440 Ratings
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | 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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jwps214

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.5%

04-08-2013 00:16:43 | More by jwps214
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shand

Florida

2.96/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Orabelle pours a hazy orange color with a tiny head. The aroma has a strong citrus component over spices and yeast. The taste is a bit odd - I was excited when I saw rye on the label, but the rye here just doesn't work that well with the strong citrus, clashing and making the middle to finish section of the beer rather awkward. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side and gently carbonated. The drinkability is alright, all things considered. Overall, Orabelle isn't that good a beer. It has promise, but falls apart pretty quickly.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 19:39:30 | More by shand
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-05-2013 16:41:46 | More by Nightrain87
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-05-2013 06:57:01 | More by HumphreyLee
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paleoplant

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-04-2013 00:47:45 | More by paleoplant
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-04-2013 00:34:56 | More by t0rin0
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-03-2013 01:00:53 | More by Sparky44
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-02-2013 21:32:54 | More by bulldogg915
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-01-2013 17:48:54 | More by ilikebeer03
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mikeradebaugh

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-01-2013 00:58:13 | More by mikeradebaugh
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a wine goblet.
Orange/apricot in color, with a rather short, thin head of white foam.
Aroma-Fruity, faint Belgian spices
Taste-Pear, peach,faint coriander, orange peel. Dryish finish, a bit under-carbonated, flavor flattens out after sitting for a bit. A decent American offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 20:58:29 | More by hosehead83
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-31-2013 20:54:46 | More by UltimateLivewire
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-31-2013 02:15:53 | More by RochefortChris
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Coopersbeer

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -16%

03-30-2013 22:22:14 | More by Coopersbeer
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vkv822

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz : Teku glass

Pours a lightly hazy, pale golden yellow with a foamy white head.

Coriander, faint citric and Belgian yeast.

Lightly sweet, citric notes, some coriander and yeast notes.

Medium-full body, smooth, mild foamy carbonation.

An enjoyable, fairly well done Tripel. Pleasant flavors, though nothing particularly exciting about it.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 08:46:12 | More by vkv822
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-28-2013 20:10:35 | More by zeff80
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-27-2013 04:15:30 | More by sparx1100
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-27-2013 01:06:29 | More by Lukass
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-26-2013 04:00:14 | More by mendvicdog
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4runner4ever

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-25-2013 15:08:02 | More by 4runner4ever
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pants678

California

2.81/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Golden yellow, fits the style, not much of a head, though.

Orange, coriander make a great nose. Not subtle at all.

Sweet, maybe too much so. The rye doesn't jive so well with the orange. I enjoy tripels and I'm not looking for subdued but I think this suffers from too many additives. The honey, spices and yeast are all dominant and frankly come off too rich. I don't a tripel, or any summer beer, really, that I have to approach this timidly.

The carbonation should be upped.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 20:57:59 | More by pants678
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-24-2013 19:16:19 | More by SadMachine
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orabelle has a hazy golden honey color. The head is thin and white and never really gott started.
The aroma has a very pronouned corrinder nose. A spicy nose from yeast esters and perhaps sutle orange peel.
The taste follows the nose. Lots of spice and corrinder in this sweet tasting beer. Throw in some yeasty funk too. There is a pretty healthy dose of alcohol in the taste too.
The feel wasn't as crisp as I would like.
A good tripel that leans alittle too much into the wit side for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 15:15:10 | More by micromaniac129
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-24-2013 01:02:21 | More by Brushkanna
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-22-2013 01:29:15 | More by nmann08
Orabelle from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.