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Orabelle - Great Divide Brewing Company

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OrabelleOrabelle

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BA SCORE
87
very good

446 Ratings
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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 12
Gots: 24 | 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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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-30-2014 03:22:36 | More by MrJolly
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Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-26-2014 23:10:47 | More by Bnoise11
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

My beer guru brought this one over to split. Much murkier than the normal triple, and the smell and taste reminded me of a saison or a wit. Enjoyed the beer very much, I would consider this a strong saison that is really easy to drink which gives it big bonus points overall because of its ABV and drinkability. Certainly would drink this any day.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 00:35:55 | More by JamieDuncan
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-25-2014 00:33:47 | More by bubseymour
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IllicitEloquence

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-23-2014 02:58:38 | More by IllicitEloquence
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BigJim5021

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-22-2014 04:39:07 | More by BigJim5021
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BTHU

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-22-2014 01:24:11 | More by BTHU
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david18

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-18-2014 12:31:37 | More by david18
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Lou's Food Bar (delicious by the way). Hazy yellow, cloudy. Hints if Belgian yeast and spice in the aroma. Flavor is yeasty and yet subdued. Extremely easy to drink for the ABV. Overall, good but not worthy of a revisit. I'm still not sure if this is a different recipe than the triple they used to put in bottles.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 05:35:43 | More by ArrogantB
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-13-2014 20:25:03 | More by Hellpop65
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-13-2014 17:26:27 | More by thatoneguymike
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JayQue

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad take on a Tripel. There are much better American versions of this style though. Poured a hazy bright gold into a chalice. A hard pour gives a medium size delicately bubbly white head.

Aroma is light fruit..apples and pears with a little Belgian Yeast.

Taste is light fruit, a little yeast and some lemon zest. Pleasant enough but not the rich yeasty, peppery Tripels that I enjoy so much.

Mouthfeel is fairly rich. Overall a pleasant drink, just not a top Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 00:20:11 | More by JayQue
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-11-2014 00:18:26 | More by qcbrewer
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-08-2014 02:24:27 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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hickmancase

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

04-07-2014 05:04:37 | More by hickmancase
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.5%

04-06-2014 15:18:42 | More by craft_shannie
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blbarnett3

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-06-2014 01:40:29 | More by blbarnett3
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-05-2014 05:08:13 | More by bigred89
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RyanAU

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

04-03-2014 01:42:52 | More by RyanAU
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Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

04-01-2014 23:31:33 | More by CSpoons
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-01-2014 15:25:21 | More by jklecko2
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 23:01:10 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Alabama

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Orabelle from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.