Panty Peeler - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RickS95:
3.9/5 rDev 0%
The color is pretty close to authentic Belgians, but a bit more orange. Not clear, a bit cloudy, the color isn't bad, but this beer is seriously lacking in head. There's almost none even with a vigorous pour and the little bit that's there has no retention. Each swirl leaves a light spotty lace.
It's got an Earthy scent, and both the coriander and orange peel are well represented. I can't pick up any malt presence and Belgian yeast is not there, at least in the smell.
The taste is where everything comes together. The coriander and orange meld perfectly with the candied sugar and yeast to give a really pleasant taste that would quench my dessert fetish.
Easy on the palate, it's got a citrusy sweetness that never goes overboard. The sweet and acid play nicely with the funky yeast strain. Reasonably high ABV is well hidden behind all the other stuff going on. There's more carbonation in the finish as it closes with a slight burn and some faint heat and bitterness lasting til the next sip.
It's a nice treat overall. There are some rough edges that need to be smoothed a bit, but aside from the look and smell, it's a nice facsimile of a real Belgian.
03-09-2014 04:20:18 | More by RickS95
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3.7/5 rDev -5.1%
Poured into a goblet a deep oranged tinged golden with a large fluffy white head that held well leaving multiple rings of lace behind.Deep orange in the nose along with some pheolic spice,a noticeable and annoying salty brine- like note was there as well,wich was quite odd.Flavors are sharp and spicy up front,the coriander and some white pepper flavors really stand out,some citrus fruit,and phenols round out the palate.This is a hardcore tripel,not bad but a bit harsh for me.
08-08-2010 11:38:38 | More by oberon
3.65/5 rDev -6.4%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #45 (Oct 2010):
Bubbly and mildly hazed golden orange; thin lacing still leaves a trail down the glass. Papaya, mango, star fruit, peppercorn, orange peel and coriander with a faint, honey-like malt make for big expressive nose. The big carbon- ation fluffs the medium body out. Spicy with peppery alcohol, obvious coriander and orange peel and a touch of herbal hop. Alcohol is very warm. Exotic fruity esters run a bit wild with a nutty maltiness and chalky yeast, which rounds out the dry finish. This Tripel is spot-on and grew on us with each sip.
01-21-2011 23:23:56 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.98/5 rDev +2.1%
22 oz bomber, $9.99 at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY
"Month and week bottled" info notched onto the side of the label.
Pours clear, dull tangarine amber, medium tan head, moderate in size, especially for the style. Head quickly going to a thicker collar and the remaining in limited fashion in tiny bits on the side of the glass.
Nose exhibits more then a hint of bubble gum fruityness, oranges, and a late wiff of peppery yeast.
Tasty and complex tripel, with ample fruitness, yeasty phenolics and a just satisfactory malt base going on. More oranges, honey, vanilla, again some pepper and drying hops late intot he finish. Somewhat sweet and carbonation is a bit on the tame side. I enjoyed it, I'd like to enjoy it again, perhaps with some mussels, or with some pungent creamy cheese.
Respectable American take on the classic Belgian style.
03-05-2012 23:39:00 | More by Billolick
4.18/5 rDev +7.2%
22oz bomber poured into a sampling glass.
Pours a deep amber with no head and just a tinge of lacing. Slightly cloudy. Nose is sweet and pretty belgian, very nice.
Wow, taste is very sweet and fruity. There's a lot of honey and sharpness to it. Very tasty, and awesome Alaskan brew!
11-08-2009 00:08:03 | More by kingcrowing
4.1/5 rDev +5.1%
Bottle poured into a pint glass.
a-Pours a nice hazy brown red with a nice retaining head.
s-Very sweet, yeasty and fruity.
t-Floral and fruit tastes up front, orange peels are the most dominant.
m/d-Full bodied with a sweet fruity coating in the mouth. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
08-23-2010 02:07:19 | More by hughesm4
4.03/5 rDev +3.3%
Pours a cloudy orangish yellow with very little head. The taste is vaguely fruity and spicy with no one flavor dominating. Mostly the flavors I get are berries and citrus. I think that based on the name of the beer, the idea was for a very drinkable high abv beer, they've hit hit the nail on the head. It's not available in my part of the world and I appreciate the opprotunity to taste it.
08-23-2010 01:59:12 | More by degerbah
4.45/5 rDev +14.1%
Guess it's time i reviewed one of these with the new "altered" recipe.
Pours a nice slightly hazy orange yellow with a nice stark white head that retains well and leaves excellent lacing.
Nose is full of ripe pears and apples, slight peach, good fruity esters, belgian yeast makes its way through and there does seem to be a touch more spice in this than I remember in epluche.
Wow. I really like this brew. One of the best and most underrated tripels made in the US IMO. The fruit flavors are so strong and the belgian yeast is pronounced. There is a significant spice presence, but it melds very very well. Some pepper and coriander most noteably. A good bit of citrus presence here, but it is more of a sweetness, not an astringent flavor. Apple and some pear and peach flavors are noticeable to me here as well. Such a flavorful beer. The finish has a nice crispness to it, but I would like it to be just a touch dryer. Fruit flavor and some spice linger on in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is a touch too thick here, and this one could use just a splash more carbonation as well. It is great how it is, but could use just a tweak of adjustments in the mouthfeel.
Drinkability is solid. The abv does not show up at all. Again a slight boost in carbonation, and thinning it out just a touch could help here, but so good how it is.
Overall. This is one beer I really take issue with the rating on. Oh your bias to midnight sun, blah blah blah, Ive heard it all, but I still stand by the fact that this is one of the best tripels out there. Granted, I am not exactly a Tripel connoisseur, but this one just rubs me the right way in almost every aspect. Defenitely Midnight Sun's most underrated beer, IMO. Great, great beer. A classic growler fill when I just can't decide...I suggest you do the same.
01-24-2009 06:27:38 | More by AKBelgianBeast
3.78/5 rDev -3.1%
Pours attractive, though light golden yellow, with abundant white head. That head is musty funk initially, and then yeasty. Drinks very extreme corriander, orange in finish and aftertaste that is most satisfying. Above average mouthfeel. Midnight Sun has been doing a fine job with their Belgiums these days.
06-14-2009 04:05:32 | More by Sammy
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
The smell was ever so slightly skunky, meaning the bottle I picked up may have been an old batch. There is no brewed-on date on the label so I can't tell how old it was. But some of those sulfur-rich methyls and butenes were definitely starting to show through in the nose. Not so much in the flavor though, so I think I can at least offer a tentative opinion. That said, not bad! If I train myself to ignore the sulfur notes, I can tell this is a pretty good beer. Heavy on the malts and yeast with apricot notes. Dry with just enough sweetness to mask the alcohol. Hops are almost non-existent. Very low bitterness and a clean finish. Nice! I recommend it. And the overtly sexist label is fun too. I mean how many beers do you come across labels with women riding flying reindeer and flinging their underwear off? Not many! :D
01-20-2013 23:54:40 | More by Kevin73
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
Bottle shared by Nick3. Thanks, Nick! Good old Panty Peeler - been looking forward to this one. Label art is great. Call me crazy, but I am a big fan of naked women.
A - Pours hazy golden with a large creamy white head and good lacing.
S - Great aroma, with yeast, pale malt, light fruits, and spices.
T - Flavor is slightly sweet pale malt, yeast, earth, citrus/orange, coriander and other spices. Pretty solid tripel overall, not surprising since everything I've had from this brewery has been very legit.
M - Palate is smooth and medium-bodied with soft yet lively carbonation.
D - Drinkability high for the style.
10-26-2009 16:48:41 | More by nickd717
3.98/5 rDev +2.1%
Got this one fro joe1510, Cheers Joe! looks like this from August 02 or 07??
Pours apricot/honey with a pinky of beige head. Good head retention & average lacing
S: Apples, pears, dirt
T: Apricots, green apples, a bit of dirt & a touch of lemony hops up front. Much dryness, a bit of dry cider vibe here, plus just a touch of estery yeast that grows stronger as this warms, I start getting some curacao & orange zest. Finishes dry, with estery apple, a touch of grapefruit & orange zest & a kiss of booze. Almost pulled a 4.5
MF: Somewhat sticky, there is fairly strong carbonation, medium bodied
Drinks fairly easy, if you can get past the estery character of this, this is a nice complex & earthy tripel
12-04-2008 04:59:08 | More by russpowell
3.98/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours a crystal clear golden color. There is a small wispy white head that is very short lived and settles into a thin ring. Almost flat looking for a style that usually has a nice head.
The aroma is quite nice. Juicy fruit gum notes are strong to go along with some clove. The coriander is kept in check, which I appreciate. Some dry cracker malt notes as well.
The juicy fruit flavor is strong in the flavor as well. A significant amount of sugary sweetness in this brew but not cloying. There is a general fruitiness to this beer which is enjoyable. Appropriate amount of medicanal phenols for the style.
The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Quite sweet on the palate but not cloying or syrupy. Could use a peppery hop balance.
Well made American tripel, not grossly sweet, with spot on flavor.
02-19-2012 21:00:13 | More by Gmann
4.33/5 rDev +11%
A lovely golden amber with a tight off white head that has good retention and leaves some good lacing on the glass. Beer stays covered as I drink. Color and clarity are exceptional. A gentle stream of bubbles rise up as it sits. Lots of good things in the nose. Banana and soft, warm, yeasty bakery bread. Sweet Belgian candi notes cover the light alcohol and drape it in a light peppery spiciness. Some light apple and pear fruitiness. The Spice blend of coriander and Curacao. Taste is solid and highly drinkable. A pale malt front gives a smooth smooth introduction to to the Belgian way. Light and malty with a gently sweet doughyness. Some of the coriander, orange, and peppery bitterness flex and flow into a light bitterness. This is a dry, quenching finish and swallow. Bitterness is low but still clean. Feel is smoothly carbonated and nicely weighted. Just enough to respect, light enough to go down too fast. Drinkability is quite high for a tripel. Carbonation is right in the pocket, enough to make foods creamy on the tongue with enough restraint to make for a quaffable high abv brew. I enjoyed it with cold sesame noodles and it was excellent. This is a super take on the style. The wit components add a great deal of intrigue and interest as you enjoy this well crafted brew.
11-14-2012 07:08:34 | More by scootny
Panty Peeler from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.