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Panty Peeler - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Panty PeelerPanty Peeler

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238 Ratings

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 59
Gots: 41 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ccrida on 09-21-2008

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
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Photo of czfreeman
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Havent reviewed a beer in a long time, busy.
My birthday today, so picked a special one. Tripel Karmeliet is the standard, so see how this holds up.
Opening the cap(instead of cork?) poured out into a thin tulip, very thick head, orange tone, good carbonation, head stays around for a good amount of time, looks good.
Smells of meyer lemons, orange, the coriander comes through pretty strong, sour wheat, yeast sour leavened bread,
Malty with plenty of orange thrown in, sour citrus, good mix.
Flavor is upfront heavy on the citrus fruits, clementine orange, touch of lemon, coriander, nice mix of spice balancing the fruit.Actually makes a great Christmas beer, with the orange/spice mix
Drinks easy, Alcohol is well masked adding a touch of warmth in the finish.
Good beer, everything so far from Alaskan has been solid

Photo of bespin15
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of KevSal
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of DucksFan16
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Soneast
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of LSUPT
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of gdhawley
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of phichifiji00
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Bright amber, clear, pours 1 inch of thich off white head that fades slowly. Lots of lacing.

Smell: estery, spices, orange peel, coriander, curacao.

Taste: Coriander, orange peel, curacao, malty, sweet in the middle, citrus, caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp.

Overall: Very tasty, very drinkable, well balanced. A good tripple.

Photo of impending
2.97/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.42/5  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.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split this with KevSal at City Beer Store in SF. Poured into a fluted glass.

4.0 A: Hazed orange brown color. Two fingers of off-white, creamy/frothy hybrid head. Good retention and some lacing.

4.5 S: Wonderful! Coriander comes through big time with orange peel on its heels. Solid peppery spiciness. Very clean overall with a "clean" peachy fruitiness. Light yeastiness.

4.0 T: Coriander is a big player in the taste as well and so is the orange peel. Peppery spiciness. Peach and lightly citrus fruitiness. Lightly yeasty with sweeter than average for the style maltiness.

4.5 M: Medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Super smooth with a good creaminess.

4.5 D: Stellar tripel. Right up there with the best from Belgium.

Photo of DCon
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood (St. Louis), MO. Poured into my 12 oz Schlafly cup and cherished every last drop!

Apperance- Received with a Semi-Dark Orange Body with 2 fingers of off-white head. Good retention and good looking carbonation when it comes to the visible bubbles. The lacing was minimal which came as a surprise but still a great looking tripel!

Smell- Starts off with a huge amount of orange/citrus aroma and then a good amount of holiday spice. This citrus sounds like it comes from the Curaco orange used in the brewing process. Didn't care for this as much and thought it was an average Tripel scent...

Taste- A very bold beer to start off with a mild fruity/sweetness (almost all tropical fruits mixed). This spiciness I pointed out in the scent came off well balanced and didn't particularly affect anything in the taste but made it more like a Belgian ale. Then the yeast came into play and this was an awesome characteristic! Very warming and added more character.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Nice amount of Carbonation, Lively, and very creamy all the way through. There may have been a touch of a sour taste as well.

Overall- Wow! After enjoying, this was my one word that can describe this Tripel. Great drinkability but then able to enjoy all the flavors and characteristics as it is very complexed. Very fruity and spicy at times and had a great ABV.

Photo of mactrail
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet and sexy strong golden ale.

Mid amber in the tulip glass, but not much head or lacing. Good enough carbonation and quite stacked, umm, full-bodied. Sweetness is the big initial taste. Lots of Belgian flavors with the back of the mouth prickle. Hard to pick out the swirl of fruity funky flavors-- cinnamon, persimmon pudding, spice cake. Yeasty like fresh brioche. French toast and apples. Salty aftertaste.

It's dessert. So sweet, yet highly sippable. Intense flavors and more than a mouthful. Just don't think of it as beer.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a light orange with a frothy white head, leaving good lacing, solid retention.

S: Pear city, very estery with a hint of spice and coriander.

T: The straight apple and pear flavour dominates the overall flavour with secondary flavours of honey, peach and apricot. The overall sweetness tends to take over and make the beer awkward and choatic at times, but the flavour is nice.

M: Crisp, biting carbonation, clearly American here, a little cloying for sure. Medium to full-bodied.

O: This is a nice American made tripel, there certainly a lot worse out there, but this is not in the ballpark of the better Belgians. Love to see this with some age though.

Photo of loren01
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

Photo of Bmoyer0301
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Tonight I reached for a new glass in my collection, a super cool Westmalle Belgian goblet that was made just for these styled ales. It has all different kinds of leafs and designs cut into the very thick glass which just adds to the overall beauty and always delivers a nice thick head. Before I pull off the cap I inspected the label for a few seconds and really got a nice laugh at the cartoon woman throwing her underwear in the air while riding a reindeer. Continuing on, I pulled the cap off the bomber and was greeted with a generous amount of hissing and carbonation which is great for this style of beer. On the pour I decided to tilt the large chalice making sure to not over flow it with head. When I was done, there was a thin half finger thick bone white head that dissipated very quickly to almost nothing after a few minutes. When I hold the chalice up to the light a beautiful deep golden slightly hazy orange colored ale glimmers in the light. This really reminds me of fresh orange blossom honey minus the thickness of course. On a quick check the viscosity appears to be pretty light and only leave a little bit of lacing on the walls.


Right off the start there is a huge waft of honey, lemons, and citrus peels wrapped around some spicy undertones. The Belgian yeast is working wonders here, lots of other grassy earthy aromas that play on the initial sweetness and round it out well. Very slight to no hop presence maybe something that resembles moss but nothing much. In the finish there is a touch peaches and slight warming alcohol that gives a final zing that I really like.


Just as great as the aroma! Full flavored fruit and sweetness are the main act here. Almost taste like I am eating those peach ring candies that were soaked in white grape juice. Once you cut through all the sugars, the spice follows up with faint black pepper and coriander zest that ups the complexity one more notch. Yeasty phenolic green apples, some tartness, and white wine round of the middle with just a touch of heat alcohol which is pleasant and warming. In the finish a floral taste is poking though which is almost perfumy but not off putting, just a strange warming delicious finish.


Overall this was a killer beer to give a try and I was ecstatic to get a few various Midnight Sun beers in my recent trade. Compared to other styles I feel like this was a little sweeter but still very delicious and very drinkable. As I am wrapping the bottle up now it just drinks so smooth and I could definitely enjoy another one real soon. If you are fortunate enough to have these beers in your area be sure to grab this one and give it a shot because it is very good and I feel like all kinds of beer drinkers will enjoy this one.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of flexabull
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of pwoody11, thanks again!

Beer pours a hazy gold color, with a solid white head.

Aromas are grassy and doughy up front, the background has complex spices, grains and sugar.

Taste is crisp, and dry with a lemon zest note in the background. Beer has a general malty, creamy, and grainy sweetness, then settles into a dry finish, with mineral, spicy finish. There is a touch of yeasty, doughy spice flavors as well.

Mouthfeel is quite nice, full, smooth, and well carbonated.

Drinkability is good. This is definitely an American take on the style, the hop flavors suggest that. But this is still a tasty and interesting beer.

Photo of sgaloob
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
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!

Photo of trevorjn06
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber/golden color with three fingers of airy head that quickly recedes, leaves no lacing on the glass.

Aroma is fresh oranges, coriander (citrusy itself), some light malt, a wee bit of honey and a hint of alcohol.

Taste is thin bready malt, some honey, oranges, spice and coriander. The finish leaves a bit of sweet malt (just a hint) and orange flavors lingering.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall this beer is a bit simple, especially for a Tripel. No off flavors or anything really wrong with it, just not great.

Photo of jmperez
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed everything about this beer. from the name, the label and the brew. As per the label the orange is throughout. The aroma upfront is orange citrusy hoppy. the taste is orange and you can taste the character of the belgian yeast. At 8.5% this is an easy to drink belgian tripal.

Panty Peeler from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.