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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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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Gold with 2-3 fingers of white, fluffy head. Great retention and clarity. Low carbonation.

Nose
Caramel drizzled grains, potpourri, rye and hay.

Taste
Rye, pear and dried hay. Notes of potpourri, raw grains, earth and spelt. Touches of lemongrass and apple skin. The rye lingers along with some peppercorn.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, smooth, spicy and dry.

Overall
This is a very spicy Tripel. A lot of rye. Not a good representation of the style but it hides the alcohol quite well.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 19:30:26 | More by justintcoons
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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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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy golden/yellow, trace white head, fine lacing

S: big lemon peel, floral, belgian yeast

T: same as nose, malt, mild spice, earthy finish

M: med body, mild oily body

O: Another gem from Great Divide! Love Tripels
and this American offering is rather good. Fine
intro for newbies.

RATHER NICE; SOLID SAMPLE!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 21:10:17 | More by BeerLover99
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 07:42:32 | More by Flounder57
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mkrass

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-27-2014 00:23:39 | More by mkrass
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warmbier804

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-16-2013 22:01:13 | More by warmbier804
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter. 2013 bottled date is just under 1 month ago.

Appearance: light golden-apricot hue with a light haze and a medium-light effervescence. Very little head but some spotty lacing is left on the glass. Head dissipated quickly.

Smell: fruity (mainly orange and apricot), wheaty, spicy, aroma.

Taste: sweet & tart more than bitter flavor with wheat, orange, rye and coriander. Hints of apricot and apple cider.

Mouthfeel: near medium body with good carbonation.

Overall: a nice Belgian-style beer, but with weak head and a style that is at most mid-way between a Belgian White and Belgian Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 23:25:25 | More by chinchill
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-16-2013 16:42:02 | More by acurtis
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-24-2014 15:05:28 | More by ltdantheman
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-20-2014 19:14:31 | More by hiphopj5
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-14-2013 20:56:38 | More by Eaglefan344
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-19-2014 03:59:09 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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wedge

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly foggy golden yellow color covered by a slim layer of milky suds. Spicy, fruity aroma...coriander, orange peel, banana, clove, flowers, and mild dough. Big, fruity esters burst forth in the mouth. Peppery phenols, citrus zest, some tart acidity, coriander spice, and a tangy-ness that I assume comes from the wheat. Only a little grain near the end, but all the bright, yeasty, spicy flavors overwhelm any malt (and I REALLY like to have some noticeable pale malt in my tripels to soften and balance things out). The finish is sweet, but nondescript. Medium bodied and low on carbonation, which hurts the drinkability, though a pleasant dryness helps. Not bad, far from the best.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 23:27:13 | More by wedge
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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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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-13-2014 16:42:21 | More by bostonryan
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JHaugh

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-29-2013 01:10:42 | More by JHaugh
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--Dom--

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-25-2013 00:24:31 | More by --Dom--
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Jamstone714

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-02-2014 21:52:32 | More by Jamstone714
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-24-2013 19:29:16 | More by AngusOg
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-01-2014 05:51:37 | More by JSchock7
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YieldToNothing

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-26-2014 05:49:07 | More by YieldToNothing
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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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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bottled on Dec 21 2012, so about 8 months old.

appears a pale yellow color, just a whisp of white colored head. smell is yeasty, earthy, spicey, lemon aromas. taste follows the aroma. crisp pale malt and heavy slightly funky yeast flavor in the taste. thin to medium body, high carbonation.

overall, an okay tripel.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 03:25:30 | More by jmdrpi
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-14-2013 23:49:11 | More by BARFLYB
Orabelle from Great Divide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.