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Orabelle - Great Divide Brewing Company

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87
very good

470 Ratings
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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 12
Gots: 26 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-31-2012)
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4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden-yellow, thin soapy white head, minimal lacing.

S - Coriander, lemon zest, sweet grains, citrus, yeast, spices, floral hops.

T - Sweet grains, yeast, honey, coriander, clove, wheat, white pepper, as it warms there is a pineapple/pine/resin flavor.

M - Full bodied, creamy/smooth, moderate carbonation, such a great mouthfeel from the oats.

O - Superb! I always forget how amazing Great Divide is!

Rickythejeweler, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of brurevu
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Orabelle’s cloudy golden orange color and frothy white head gave off whiffs of orange peel, Belgian yeast and fruitiness. The taste was very delicate yet deceptively deep with a good dose of Belgian yeast some light fruits and a spiciness that was perfectly in the Belgian Tripel realm. The light color and subtle flavors belittled it’s bold ambitions and held no hints of booze or alcohol. The Orabelle was a very smooth and solid Tripel.

brurevu, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of JEdmund
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

JEdmund, Feb 12, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass. Bottled on Jan, 02, 2013.

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.

MattyG85, Feb 22, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

schoolboy, Feb 23, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

russpowell, Mar 07, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into pint glass. YES! Another Belgium style ale from Great Divide, which has quickly become my favorite brewery (Heyday, Nomad, Titan). This guy pours a strawish yellow gold with 10% orange added. Very opaque. Smooth on the tongue. Overall, best Belgian ale I've yet tried. Cheers!

Johnny_Muir, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Jonada
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Bottled on 12/13/2012

Appearance: Hazy, golden yellow color. Less than a finger of white head dissipated almost instantly.

Smell: Spicy, phenolic, banana, pear, orange, slightly floral.

Taste: Follows the nose pretty closely. Spice, yeast, banana, coriander, citrus.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Goes down incredibly smooth

Overall: Really good American interpretation on a Belgian style Tripel. Great Divide doesn't get the same level of hype as some other craft breweries, but I've yet to have a beer from them that disappoints.

Jonada, Jan 26, 2013
Orabelle from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.