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Orabelle - Great Divide Brewing Company

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very good

556 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 18
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-31-2012

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from mothman, bottled on 12/2012. Poured into St. Bernardus goblet.
A: pours a light cloudy golden straw color, off white one finger head that quickly fades, some lacing is present, carbonation ifs present
S: aroma is full, Belgian yeast, citrus, apricots, Belgian candy sugar, lemon zest, coriander, light hints of wheat, biscuit
M: medium to full body, slight creaminess that coats the tongue
T: Belgian yeast, citrus, lemon, grass, coriander, biscuit, straw, pepper hints, bitterness and alcohol towards finish, as it warms the alcohol becomes more pronounced.
O: solid offering from great divide, will buy again. 4+ stars.

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My love of Colorado breweries continues. This offering from Great Divide is outstanding, and a great value at under $2 a bottle.

It pours fairly flat but a pretty golden color. It has little lace but it has a cool haze. The aroma is a yeasty fruity Belgian thing. Nice and a little boozy too, as it should be.

The taste is of Belgium, not Colorado. It's just right. Yeasty and fruity like the aroma. The aftertaste is sweet and a little dark. This isn't quite like some of the Belgians that will totally fool you - it is obvious this has some kick. I will need to remember the name - this is a good one.

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Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Small finger of white head that quickly recedes into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A yeasty and spicy aroma with lots of citrus fruit esters. Belgian yeast and some farmhouse funk. Hints of coriander and clove spicing. Big hints of citrus orange peel, lemon zest, and pineapple, and peach. Also some hints of apple, pear, and banana. A little candied sugar sweetness. Pale malts with hints of wheat, cereal grains, biscuit, and cracker. Floral and earthy hops in the background. A nice zesty aroma.

Taste: Follows the aroma well with a good mix of yeast, spices, and fruit flavors. Belgian yeast with some funk. Nice taste of coriander as well as a little clove spice. Good taste of citrus with notes of orange, lemon, peach, and pineapple. Other fruit notes include some pear, apple, and a little banana. Light presence of candied sugar. Soft pale malts along with notes of wheat, cereal grains, cracker, hay, and biscuit. Some earthy and floral hops towards the finish. A really nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and slightly sticky. Very smooth and finishes dry.

Overall: A pretty good American take on a Tripel. Good mix of yeast, spices, and fruit flavors. Well balanced.

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Orabelle from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.