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Panty Peeler - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 61
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Free spirited Panty Peeler Tripel pours rambunctiously into your glass, releasing its engaging aroma. Curacao (bitter) orange peel and coriander create a beautiful yet bolder tripel by infusing color, citrus and spice. Belgian yeast adds playful character. Bottle conditioning assures a perfectly heady experience.

Brewed as a Belgian tripel but with American boldness, Panty Peeler is delicious yet spirited. Originally named Extreme Polar White Bier, it got nicknamed "Panty Peeler" along the way. Then we translated it to French for a while: Épluche-Culotte. Now we're back to calling it Panty Peeler and we've kicked up the coriander and orange peel to represent its original design.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: ccrida on 09-21-2008)
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gdhawley

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +28.5%

11-16-2011 15:01:33 | More by gdhawley
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mitchellaneous

New York

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

03-16-2012 01:56:09 | More by mitchellaneous
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sgaloob

Alaska

4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served refrigerator cold into a room temperature pint glass.

A - Musky amber color. Pours an excellent head, with some lacing down the sides of the glass. Excellent head retention.

S - Light flowery aroma, no single aroma is overpower, which is surprising for a tripel.

T - Citrus and flowery overtones. Extremely well balanced for a tripel.

M - Strong carbonation, very refreshing mouthfeel.

D - Very drinkable. Tripels often overpower, but this is very well balanced.

Bottom line - using Fin du Monde as my watermark for tripels, I loved this beer. Uno mas por favor!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 05:51:49 | More by sgaloob
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loren01

Oregon

4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden color, bubbly white head with nice lacing down the glass
S: Spicy and honey sweet scent. Also Belgian yeastiness
T: Taste is sweet up fron with a nice spiciness toward the end.
M: Medium bodied, beer is well carbonated and finishes crisp.
D: Nice balanced Belgian beer, would buy this again. Went down real well for the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 22:07:15 | More by loren01
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fear025

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma:Belgian yeast, orange, caramel aromas, vanilla, coriander, clove, banana.

Appearance:Tons of white fluffy head. Large bubbles. Caramel-orange in color.

Taste:Lots of mild flavors in this beer. Spices, coriander, orange. Very nice sweetness. Faint nutty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:Medium body, nice carbonation, very creamy, very smooth experience the entire way.

Drinkability:This is the orange dreamsicle of beers, but on the subtle side. Tons of delicious flavors, well deserving of it's name.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 18:11:35 | More by fear025
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a snifter at cellar temperature, but of course.

This one has a fizzy one-finger white head that's gone in seconds, and it's color is a crystal-clear, radiant tangerine orange. Numerous carbonation streams flow to the surface.

It smells like bread, orange zest, bananas, pears, cloves, coriander, and maybe a little earthy nutmeg. I really like the orange that come through.

What a sweet flavor profile! At first there's a light clove and banana taste, transitioning to a more zesty orange spiced up with the coriander and subtle nutmeg. The drier and more astringent orange peel turns up in the peppery finish, with a delectably sweet, doughy breadiness eventually taking over the aftertaste. An awesome herbal bitterness kind of hangs around all the while, balancing the sweetness. Superbly-concealed alcohol, I might add.

The feel is done just right, I think. A full medium with some vivacious carbonation.

I've baked rich white breads infused with citrus zest and spices, and that's precisely what this reminds me of. It's a very unique tripel, endowed with citrus, spice, and everything nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 16:21:30 | More by Kuaff
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8kcab


4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-17-2014 05:41:51 | More by 8kcab
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-24-2012 17:16:30 | More by gleemonger
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-01-2012 16:55:48 | More by Gww1864
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Ryan1423

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-02-2012 22:24:07 | More by Ryan1423
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NewEngineOil

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-03-2012 00:09:25 | More by NewEngineOil
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John_M

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a rich honey gold color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get some maraschino cherry, dry orange peel, lime, honey and spice. This beer smells great. Flavors on the palate generally replicate the nose, and I have to say this is really one of the better domestic versions I've had of a Belgian tripel. There is just enough hoppy bitterness to conter some of the rock candy flavor sweetness and spice in this beer. There is also some underlying orange peel and coriandor noticeable as well, further adding to the flavor complexity. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with a mouthwatering component that is impressive. Drinkability is excellent, with the alcohol very well hidden and disguised.

This beer is just delicious, and my only regret is that it's so hard to come by. Yummy stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 16:18:34 | More by John_M
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jjayjaye

New York

4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy harvest amber color, like apple cider, with a deep stiff eggshell colored collar that fades slowly with classic Belgian lacing. The smell is rich and aggressive and equally enjoyable; classic earthy Belgian yeast, apple pear harvest fruits and banana with solid citrus and coriander notes. Full flavored, the taste matches up to the nose really well. The mouth feel is full, creamy smooth and has just the right carbonation and texture...the aftertaste lingers on quite nicely. The 8.5% ABV will seriously "take you there"!! One hell of a nice drink...and why am i 'out in left field' about this one?? Tons of quality ingredients brewed together with skillful artistry. Highly recommended. Another trip to Alaska is DEFINITELY in my future!!! Thanks much Dennis for this mondo extra!!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 15:06:13 | More by jjayjaye
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 06:27:38 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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jsapunor

California

4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a nice golden with a marvelous thick head that sticks around.

Definite citrus smell.

Very spicy taste with the orange, coriander, hops and malt in nice balance. The orange is present but not dominant.

A nice oily mouthfeel.

Very drinkable, dangerously so at 8.50% ABV. Very refreshing. The label made me buy it but the taste will keep me coming back. Another nice offering from Midnight Sun.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 22:36:12 | More by jsapunor
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elNopalero

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I can’t ask for this with a straight face. But joke name aside the beer itself is worth seeking out.
This pours a light cloudy golden with tight foam. It has an inviting aroma of clove and yeasty esters along with a bit of floral clove and vanilla. There’s a crisp, sweet and floral flavor on this. The clove and coriander notes come across as well as a citrusy-floral taste. Nice finish. Really tasty!

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 03:21:56 | More by elNopalero
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cosmicevan

New York

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Midnight sun panty peeler – semi clear copper color nice, good head, rebuild that shit with a swirl. Ooh, nice interesting smell, it is earthy but not overly so. Sweet, little hoppy, but mostly malty…really nice smelling. OH WOW. Taste is very citric, tropical on the lighter fruit side. solid brew, midnight sun coming through. Mouth is very good, overall…solid brew…sweet, tropical fruity beer happiness.

*** ** * ** *** edit 2012-04-24 revisited with a bottle acquired locally into a midnight sun glass. Same appearance, but the smell and flavor scream of orange peel and coriander. Has everything I love about a tripel but the added flavoring give it a unique twist. I can see why I remember this as such a highlight at Rossi. The favors really cut through as it is so unique and I remember it being a breath of fresh air that day. Body and look is a bit more syrupy than I remember, but overall, I agree with my original ratings of this beer. Very worth while even if you don't dig tripels.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 03:42:44 | More by cosmicevan
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clickpush

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Into tulip glass. 3.5 fingers of beer topped by 3.5 fingers of just off-white head. Beautiful bubbly body, a touch cloudy, peach color. Head is sticky, long lasting. Really beautiful.

Nose: Yeast, bread, spices, grassy hops.

Flavor: White peach, white pepper, yeast, super dry finish. Beautiful! Mouthfeel is sparkly, full bodied.

This beer is AMAZING.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 01:43:19 | More by clickpush
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a frothy head that leaves some legs of lacing behind

Smell: Floral blast of orange peel and coriander, with the peppery yeast and candi sugar elements underneath

Taste: From the get-go, the orange peel and coriander make their presence felt, building to a peppery crescendo by mid-palate, though there are plenty of balancing sweet malt and tropical fruit flavors in the mix as well; after the swallow, the herbal/floral aspects of the beer shine through, with a complex finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with vivacious carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: Much better than my memories of Epluche-culotte, this is among the best tripels out there, Belgian or American

Thanks, BrewsB4Shrews, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 23:56:57 | More by brentk56
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randawakes

Alaska

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Just a touch light, but great malt german style, with cream. Light fruits and spice, yeasty, orangy, peach. Might be the peals or zest of these fruits, but either way its very noticeable and compliments the body of the beer. Hides alcohol very well, very smooth making it deluctably? drinkable.

Get FOUR

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 02:40:12 | More by randawakes
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joedon

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a great beer! Crystal clear dark gold color with a sticky white long-lasting head.

Subtle aroma with honey, spice and grain.
Taste is right on for a tripel. Spicy, hoppy and assertive with a nice malt balance.

Nicely fizzy carbonation with a smooth finish and aftertaste. Very drinkable even for a big beer.

Worth your effort to get some of this from Alaska.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 20:48:48 | More by joedon
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks goes out to Frank for sending me down this gem. I had the original a long time ago so I was thrilled when I saw this one coming out with not only a new name but a new recipe as well. Put this one immediately into the fridge and decided to feast upon it last night. Served chilled to cellar temp and poured into a snifter. Consumed on 09/22/2008.

The pour on this one was very nice. Rich dark yellow in color with a good amount of haze and cloudiness built into it. Lots of carbonation streaking up toward the top of the glass, converging into a large, easily two inch high head of white foam that gracefully sat on top of the glass dropping tons of sticky side glass lace in its wake.

Huge citrus nose on this one. Very pungent with orange peel and lemon zest clearly represented on top on a nice Belgian ale. Some light notes of grass, peaches, and maybe some light grain all coming together quite nicely to provide a well balanced attack on the senses. The flavor was just as solid here. Rich notes of biting citrus just came ripping through your tongue, shredding the taste buds initially before relaxing into a mellow, but still highly floral Belgian ale. Some light notes from the alcohol and the yeast started to peak through as it warmed, hinting at some depth. Letting it come close to room temp is where you really start to find that depth. Some light grain like malts, hints of peaches and bananas and just an all out really nice profile. One of the brightest tasting Belgian ales I have had in a very long time. Medium bodied feel was never dull with a more then adequate carbonation profile that was just wonderful. A sure fired sipper, I enjoyed this one tremendously over the course of the evening.

Overall I cannot say enough good things about what they are doing over at Midnight sun. One of the best breweries out there right now for sure. Just wonderful stuff and this was one of the best Belgian inspired beers I have had in a good long time.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 10:26:08 | More by mikesgroove
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scootny

New York

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

11-14-2012 07:08:34 | More by scootny
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Ghenna

California

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow orange with a very dense white foam head which sticks around for a good bit.

Definite orange and citrus hops in the nose. In terms of flavor I would call it a very orange-y tripel. Plenty of Tripel spice coupled with a very obvious orange flavor. Kind of Like Victory brewing's Golden Monkey with the orange aspect on steriods. Very tastey.

MF is medium light, with no real head retention to speak of. All told, a very pleasing brew. I could definitely work through two or three bombers and enjoy my evening. A very pleasing beer, and plenty tolerable according to my wife- the 8.5% is very well hidden. Looking forward to the coffee porter I've got in my fridge next.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 03:34:54 | More by Ghenna
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mnapier

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Service Temperature, 50 degrees farenheit. Glassware, 12 ounce Tulip.

Pouring orange and clear this strong (initially) off-white foamy headed beauty leaves a cap of foam on top with little or no lace laying around.
The nose starts dry and slightly earthy, that grows spiced with a dash of alcohol and some slight sweetness.
Swirling this around in my mouth I get hints of apple, a slight citrus.
Overall mouth is a little bit light to medium.

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2008 02:45:00 | More by mnapier
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Panty Peeler from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.