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Orabelle - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

527 Ratings
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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 14
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-31-2012

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Photo of WritersBlock
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Flounder57
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured no head and is a slightly hazy golden yellow. No bubbles coming up through the glass. Looks pretty dull for a triple.

Smell: apples, vanilla, spices, boozy alcohol, yeasty esters, and bready notes.

Taste: Pretty much the same as above. The tastes are very minimal here and hard to decide. It should be blended more well together. The spices seem to dominate the whole taste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth boozy, low carbonation, light to medium bodied, a little chewy, and some lingering bitterness.

Overall: A nice attempt from the boys of Denver, but ill stick with other favorites. Still a decent beer though.

Photo of bzach
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on Jan 02 2013.

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow gold with a 1.5 finger white head. Lots of little bubbles as the visible carbonation. Some spots of lacing on the glass.

S: First thing I get is a strong farmhouse yeastiness. Lots of orange, lemon and banana with hints of coriander in the background. Big focus on the yeast. Pale malts come out more as it warms.

T: A pretty balanced tripel that is not extreme in any one direction. Starts with a belgian yeastiness, bit of a fruity middle, orange lemon and banana like the smell. Mild malting toward the backend. Just a touch of booze and small hint of metal.

M: Medium bodied with pretty mild carbonation. Nice and warming on the stomach. Goes down easy but I wouldnt mind a little more fizz.

Overall certainly worth a try as it is very mellow and a smooth drinking beer. Good introduction for some of the more extreme Belgian Tripels.

Photo of dubmax
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of secondtooth
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy golden, with limited carbonation and virtually no lace to speak of.

Nose is fruity and boozy, with definite hints of orange peel citrus and a little spice.

Taste is strong and malty, but well-balanced. The orange comes through well before the double yeasts and coriander add a peppery note. Finishes with a little booziness. Definitely a sipper, but a fine and well-done tripel.

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of elec
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Kips
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with one-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a couple minutes and left a nice film. Good lacing.

S: Malt, apple, lemon, bubble gum. Mild.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Belgian spice, coriander, banana, Pilsner malt.

M: Medium to full bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and warm, and slightly dry.

O: This Tripel has an interesting taste. Kind of like a Belgian beer meets a Pilsner. The malt flavors are very complex.

Photo of Metatron6
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of pixieskid
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dsuedbeck
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of katan
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz into a pint

A - Pours a golden color. Bright white head formation, breaks down to a film quickly. Light amount of bubbling.

S - Some grainy pilsner malts, some light belgian esters, a little bit spicy with coriander. Overall muted.

T - Starts off lightly sweet, smooth and malty. Some pilsner grainy malts sneak in. Belgian yeast, lightly fruity -some spice. Citrus builds as it warms. Finishes clean with a little more biting graininess. Overall, ends up dry.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Tends towards the hefty and sticky side. Alcohol warmth is well hidden.

O/D - A good tripel. ABV isn't too high and its not overly filling. Can't argue against the price point. The dry graininess is a little much for me.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BB1313
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Photo of Rayek
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light pear colored gold, not much of a head or lacing.

Smell - Sweet floral fruits, apple, pear, grapes, lemon, banana, orange, corriander spice. Some added sugars and sweet yeasts.

Taste - Big floral fruits and sweet yeasts at first sip. Orange, corriander and grape is a main flavor. Lots of spices also are present but not overdone. Alcohol is masked well. Has a bitter bite at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Loads of fruits and yeasts coat tounge. Grape is a flavor through the whole experience. Palate gets more fruits, yeasts and spices. The finish comes up a little bitter and dry.

Overall - Really good, but not as big and bold as alot of other tripels. Would be a great starter tripel , or for someone that cant handle the big flavors that a la fin du monde would provide. Solid and very easy to drink.

Photo of JEdmund
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice rich yellow color, small head, but it does leave some lacing. Smell is good: yeast, coriander, fruity, rye. Good flavor and very easy to drink for 8%. A bit heavier and maltier than a whit but similar in flavor. Full, plush mouthfeel. Complex malt profile. Spicy bite finish. Very enjoyable! First triple I've really liked.

Orabelle from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.