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Panty Peeler - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

225 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 60
Gots: 37 | 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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Photo of 4000qtrap
1.8/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Source/Serving: Draft

Smell: Coriander, orange flavors, belgian yeastiness, and some brown sugar. Overall fairly deep, dark flavors.

Taste: Quite sweet up front with pronounced coriander. The middle doesn't really go anywhere, just sustained - or even more - coriander. Perhaps there is a ephemeral note of some ripe fruits and alcohol. Disappointing. Finish is oddly bitter, noticeable alcohol and has a slightly off spiciness.

4000qtrap, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of KingSpeedy
2/5  rDev -48.6%

KingSpeedy, Dec 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.6%

ArmedsouthernEr, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of SolomonGrundy
2.38/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

OK, I love the label artwork and name of this beer. Pours a super-carbonated and hazy gold-yellow. Nice soapy head with plenty of lacing. Nose carries some hefeweizen type characteristics - tanginess, some metallic characteristics, and some of the orange peel touted on the label. Not as Belgian as I expected. Flavor is VERY orange-ish right up front, and you get a hint of the coriander. You get a load of the Belgian yeast in the finish that is almost cloying as it morphs from the tangy orange. Weird flavor and not sure it's something I like. At $9.99/bomber, way too expensive given what it is: a weird take on Belgian. Don't bother.

SolomonGrundy, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of impending
2.93/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz into a tulip. Pours a nearly transparent amber copper. Minor head even with an encouraging pour, ok lacing.

Aroma is sweet yeasty fruits with the curacao and coriander upfront and unrestrained. Nice depth.

Sweetness begins followed by the curacao, a dominant flavor. Contains a hint of zinc. Cloying sweet finish, not its strength. Aftertaste needs to go away quicker, over stays its welcome from the moment it begins. Full bodied mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

impending, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of JupiterJesus
3/5  rDev -22.9%

JupiterJesus, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

humulusphile, Dec 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -22.9%

rab53, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of LSUPT
3/5  rDev -22.9%

LSUPT, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Iowacraft, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3.05/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Served in a Midnight Sun goblet.

Pours a clear deep golden color with a single-finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly into a thin collar. Plenty of bubbles visible in the glass. Given the look on this and Fallen Angel, I'm thinking there must be nucleation spots on the bottom of this glass. Still, very nice looking.

The nose carries a bit of earthy mustiness along with a touch of citrus and spice. Nothing too exciting. Really muted. The flavor has some mild phenols plus a touch of citrus and some backing grain. Nothing too interesting, unfortunately.

Body is light-medium with a hefty dose of carbonation and a dry finish. There's a touch of chewiness. Mild alcohol as well.

There wasn't anything particularly wrong with this one, I just couldn't find anything about it to really like.

Thorpe429, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.1/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle served in a glass chalice.

L - hazed orange/copper color with a off-white head that thinned to a ring.

S - sweet and fruity with a little spice in the background.

T - starts out sweet upfront with a blast of harsh alcohol that lingers for a while.

F - medium bodied with dull carbonation.

O - I'd like to try a fresher bottle than what I had (1+ yrs) but I really wasn't thrilled with the beer I drank.

JoeyBeerBelly, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of MisterClean
3.2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at City Beer in SF. Available the following day.

A - Pours copper with 1 finger of off-white head. Dissipates fast and leaves no lacing.

S/T - Honey wth gum and banana esters.

M - Moderate to full-bodied, malt dominated, and sweet.

D - Not bad, but this beer lacks any complexity. More hops, more malts, a tripel cannot live on yeast alone.

MisterClean, Feb 19, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

SmellsofMahagony, May 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

bonbini26, Jul 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

largadeer, Oct 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

mjenkins5, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of froghop
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a cloudy orange with a medium size egg-shell head, and great lacing.

smell is of yeast, straw, fruit, and some spice.

taste is creamy, fruit, spice, and yeast, end is a little dry.

overall okay for a tripel not the best (i've had much better), but good to drink.

froghop, May 16, 2009
Photo of FunkyAbsinthe
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

FunkyAbsinthe, Sep 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

drinkAK, Apr 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

JAHMUR, Mar 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

chuckgfk, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of n2185
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with half a finger of white head that fades into a sudsy ring with no lacing.

S: Belgian spices, candy sugar, bubblegum, a bit of lavender . . . not much else going on, but pleasant enough.

T: Belgian spices here as well with some candy sugar and bubblegum flavors. Light fruits are slightly present towards the finish with just a little bready flavor.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer avoids being too thick and sweet or watery. It could use some more carbonation, though.

O: Not a bad tripel overall, but a bit simplistic and undercarbonated. Still, it's nice enough.

n2185, Mar 08, 2013
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Panty Peeler from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.