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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 JohnGalt1
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 picked up today at Brewforia...

Pours with a 3 finger off white head... very carbonated.. hazy orange... Fantastic retention with good crusty lace.

Great fruity esters in the nose show as pear and some apple essence... bit phenolic... and the coriander raises it's head nicely.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose... Plenty of Belgian characteristics.... some white pepper and an odd floral note help round out a nicely complex beer...

Body seems a tad thick for a standard Triple, but the carbonation helps push things along.

I like this more than my memories of Epluche-culotte.. a bit pricey down here in Boise, but I will pick it up again to drink and probably offer it out there for trades once I have a couple in the cellar.

4.5/4/4.5/4/4

JohnGalt1, Jul 23, 2010
Photo of clickpush
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.

clickpush, Jun 30, 2010
Photo of DaveHS
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange with a dense white head. High
retention and lots of lacing. This has more in
common with a German hefe-weizen than your
average Belgian tripel. The nose has the requisite
orange, coriander and black pepper notes you'd
expect from a tripel, as well as touches of fresh cut
flower stems and honey. The mouthfeel is light,
creamy and playful, with spritzy carbonation and a
throat-coating, slick burst of yeast. Plenty of light,
pleasant fruit flavors, similar to those you might
find in a white sangria. Grape, mango, apricot, pear,
light herbal touches of pine, a mild wave of bittering
hops, and some bready yeast in the finish. Ultimately
this will be a surprising beer for anyone who goes in
expecting a by-the-book Belgian style tripel, but a
rewarding beer nonetheless. I would drink this more if it weren't do prohibitively expensive. I have found that with many Midnight Sun beers that the prices are a little high for what you get.

DaveHS, May 23, 2010
Photo of Beerenauslese
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light cloudy amber gold with a huge white foamy head that leaves chunks of foam and clouds of lacing on the glass. Eventually, the sudsy foam dissipates into a fine layer of bubbles that lasts 'till the last drop.

Tripel aromas of sweet malt, tropical fruit, and ginger.

The tropical fruit smells come through in the taste, ending with a peppery, mildly hoppy finish that ends on the dry side. It is in the tripel style, but lacks a bit in acidic fruitiness, leaving an overall impression of sweet maltiness and brown sugar. There is a spicy, peppery element that is, I think, a combination of ginger and coriander, maybe more the latter.

Body is medium, and moderate carbonation gives it a refreshing mouthfeel.

A tripel from an Alaskan brewer that is aiming to the Belgian style. It's not making me peel my panties, but it could have that effect on the more susceptible due to the noticeable alcohol presence.

Beerenauslese, May 06, 2010
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 14 Apr 2010.

Served in a 512 One snifter. Large fizzy off white head with a slight rose tint. Hazy rosy amber color. Yeast, candy sugar and some orange in the aroma, with a touch of sweet cherry. Coriander and yeast to start, chadied orange peel. Floral like orange flower water. Quite fizzy on the tongue. Very warm dry champagne finish. Medim body.

Pretty good but unlikely to get again at this price point.

htomsirveaux, Apr 29, 2010
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 billab914
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Poured a hazy orange color with a thin white head barely covering the top.

The citrusy orange peel and the coriander really come through in the aroma. There is also some lemon coming through in the citrusness and some Belgian yeast is present as well.

The taste is very citrusy with orange and lemon both present. The bready malt helps give it more of a sweet floral flavor in the finish. It has a little spicy/peppery bite to it but not a lot. It has a pretty nice complex refreshing taste to it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with above average carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, the orange citrusness it had gave it a nice refreshing taste. The flavors all came together well and made it a very enjoyable beer.

billab914, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer that arrived the day of the tasting from the very generous BA randawakes. Consumed as the sixth beer on the first night of the Most Epic Fucking Tasting in History. Thanks, Kyle!

Color is uncharacteristic of a tripel. Instead of the pale golden straw color, this beer possesses an almost hefe-like cloudy orangey color that is hazed by the presence of ample yeast sediment.

The aroma follows more to style, and it presents a dry maltiness that is accompanied by orange zest, pepper, coriander, and clove. This really smells like a hefewiezen brewed with Belgian yeast. In the tastes, the spicy and fruity character of the Belgian yeasts really come through. In addition to the orange and the coriander, the clove pairs up with a previously muted banana flavor, producing the classic hefe flavors we all know and love.

Medium boided and mid-range carbonation which is right on for the style. This Belgian hefeweizen is intriguing. I really am enjoying the combination of Belgian with German. It has inspired me to experiment with my next homebrew.

NittanyBeerFan, Mar 30, 2010
Photo of DefenCorps
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kyle shared this at the Most Epic Fucking Tasting You Wish You Were A Part Of. Thanks, man!

The pour is light orange with a dense white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is quite dominated by honey, orange peel and coriander, making this very witbier like. Floral, herbal and spicy, this is not really a tripel, is it? The palate opens mildly sweet with honey, bread and plenty of spice - coriander and orange peel are prominent. Some sugar sweetness is noticeable as well, along with a little caramel. Moderately yeasty, this really isn't very tripel-like. Medium-light in body with a moderate level of carbonation, this doesn't strike me as a very well-knit beer. Drying on the finish with coriander and orange peel lingering, this is solid stuff.

DefenCorps, Mar 29, 2010
Photo of femALEist
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the City Beer Store tasting event.
It is made with bitter orange peel, coriander and belgian yeast. Kudos on the name, of course. It poured a vintage orangish brown. It had honey, coriander spice, banana, clove and belgian yeast on the nose. It tasted of spice, honey, ripe bananas some apples and belgiany. It is very fruity and pleasant.

femALEist, Mar 25, 2010
Photo of jjayjaye
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!!

jjayjaye, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of beerthulhu
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a muddled orange with antique-gold highlights. A four finger monster of a head sits atop, foamy and off white by color, that displayed a good deal of activity on the surface which lead to small cavernous pits developing. Retention was good, but maybe less so considering the initial size while leaving no appreciable lacing. Visible carbonation was a steady uniform show of macro bubbles that rushed to the surface in almost single file fashion. Note the visible carbonation was observed on the initial pour which had a fair clarity vs the second pour which deposited the mass product of bottle conditioning.

S: The nose released a aromatic sense of a fresh loaf of white bread with a light perfumy touch of citrus (semi-dry lemon pulp). Estery notes from the yeast produced a light essence of sour tropical fruit that combined nicely with the spicing of curaco bitter oranges.

T: The flavor was spritzy and lively, bursting with an initial sweet fruitiness of apricots, white grapes and mangos. Wet citrus needles and a lemony-pepper touch adds some counter spiciness and balance. A feathery touch of fresh greenery and a light showing of musky grains adds a subtle dampness and musky quality. The beer rounds out with a strong showing of curaco oranges (especially upon warming) with some sour pineapple. Fruity, spicy and clean ensures a outstanding quality and experience here flavor-wise.

M: A nice tingly sensation form the carbonation adds life and vigor along with a slight edginess texture wise to the mouthful. Slightly creamy and bubbly with a light to medium fullness adds just enough resistance as it rolls around the tongue to keep things interesting. Some warming of sour fruit appears on the swallow.

D: Nice drinkability per style and comes off as a solid good American interpretation. The alcohol of 8.5% hardly hinders things while the flavor is the highlight with a smoothing and easy sense of consumption.

beerthulhu, Mar 18, 2010
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to the very generous BrewsB4Shrews for hooking me up with this one! 22 oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A- Body is a thick, uniformly cloudy straw yellow hue. Pours with a soapy 2-3 finger frothing white head. Head has good retention once in fades to the 1 finger mark. Some small traces of lacing are left down the glass.

S- Floral hops, pale fruits, and phenols mix for the nose. The nose is slightly above average and the components do not blend as they should.

T- Apple and pear come through the most for the initial flavor and have both mild sweet and tart components while the backbone is a substantial spicy, sweet bready yeast flavor. Soft floral and noble hops come through for the finish and balance this brew out with a slight bitter and herbal component...the finish is mostly dry but a slight alcohol heat does come through.

M- a medium amount of soft carbonation and a light to moderate weight body that is very smooth secondary to the bready yeast.

D-This is a wonderful American brewed Belgian Tripel. It really hits all the necessary components of the style. The overall character is soft, smooth, and silky- but never thin or boring. The ABV is well hidden except in the nose. I would love to have this again and really wish this brewery were available in Pittsburgh.

PittBeerGirl, Mar 17, 2010
Photo of popery
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft, City Beer Store. This beer poured a hazy orange-ish yellow with a pretty good white head. The aroma was a bit musty but mostly coriander and orange peel dominant. Some caramel malt backs the whole thing up. Not enough depth of earthy Belgian yeast for my tastes. The flavor was medium sweet but too much for me. It's not cloying or unpleasant, but the sweetness makes the beer feel simpler/shallower than it might otherwise. There's a fair bit of spice, but it's a pretty standard mix for the style. I guess I just had my expectations set a bit high for this brewery. Happily, I have a number of their bottles to improve my opinion.

popery, Feb 25, 2010
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
Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy bret27 I think. Pours light cloudy gold with a fluffy off-white head. Appley aroma, with almost an apple pie/apple crisp tartness to it. A Brett-like note as well which is probably just the bitter orange peel. Flavors of apples and bananas, very fruity with a touch of spice. Heavy on the palate with soft carbonation. A big bad tripel for sure.

illidurit, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of randawakes
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

randawakes, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of brentk56
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

brentk56, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of portia99
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a beautifully clear, light amber color with lots of carbonation bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. A thick 2 fingers of creamy white head forms. Decent retention - slowly recedes over a couple of minutes leaving nice lacing on the glass.

S - Yeasty, distinctly Belgian character. Very fruity, sweet, and spicy in aroma. Cloves, orange, coriander, candy sugar. Very good smelling tripel.

T - Very flavorful beer, as expected. Fruity with an air of alcohol, not sure if I'm tasting it or just getting it on the inhale. Cloves, spicy, sweet adn some citrus too - mainly oranges...other fruity flavors too - unidentifiable by me, maybe a touch of banana. Somewhat yeasty complimenting bready malt flavors.

M - Medium bodied...leaning towards full - rather thick and a little chewy. Lots of carbonation, gives an almost foamy feel to it in the mouth, and finishes a bit prickly on the tongue.

D - Quite a good Belgian tripel. Liking this beer a lot. Alcohol feels higher than the 8.5% on the bottle, limiting drinkability for me. Very good looking, smelling, and tasting beer. Would love to have this with a good selection of cheeses. Probably the 22oz bottle is going to be plenty for me in one sitting, but it is an enjoyable bottle.

portia99, Nov 26, 2009
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into Chalice.

A. 2 finger head of very fine bubbles. Well carbonated. Good retention. Pretty good lacing. Golden brown color.

S. Yeast, spices, clove, corriander, tropical fruit, some sweetness. A very pleasant smell.

T. Sweet malt, fruit, spices, a little peppery, some hops. Flavor is not as strong at the aroma would lead you to believe.

M. Medium bodied. Well carbonated. Very smooth. Nice semi-sweet finish.

D. Very drinkable. This is one of the better American Tripels I have had. Look forward to trying more from Midnight Sun.

siradmiralnelson, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of tpd975
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautiful orange hue with a nice tall white head. Excellent retention with some nice little chunks of lace.

S: Yeasty and spicey up front. Very bready with light notes of sweet fruits like apples and pears.

T: Very good. Apples and peaches up front. Notes of fresh squeezed orange juice. The finish is very yeasty with strong notes of corriander and clove.

M: Medium in body, wonderful carbonation.

D: Very tasty, sessionable. One worth seeking out.

tpd975, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of mjl21
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Belmont Station in Portland. 22 ounce bottle poured into a goblet. Comes in at 8.5% and 15 IBUs. Bottled on the 4th week of either March or February.

A-Pours a semi-hazy nectarine color. It has a half finger off white head that crackles and pops as it dissolves in the glass. The head reduces in half fairly quickly before slowly covering up the top of the beer.

S-Belgian yeast, green apples, spices, sweet fruit, and a little funk as it warms.

T-Belgian yeast and apple flavors are the first to hit. It has a peppery and spicy bite thanks to the corriander. The orange peel used adds some bitterness in the middle of each sip and on the finish. Like the nose, a little bit of funk comes out as it warms.

M-Medium bodied and crisply carbonated.

D-The abv is well hidden. It goes down easily.

This is an extremely easy drinking beer that does a good job of hiding the abv. I would gladly drink this again. Enjoyed this much more than their hoppier offerings.

mjl21, Nov 12, 2009
Photo of kingcrowing
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

kingcrowing, Nov 08, 2009
Photo of nickd717
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

nickd717, Oct 26, 2009
Photo of paco1029384756
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden copper color with one finger of fizzy white head.

Scent of spices, citric fruit, sugars and a hint of earth. A sweet and fruity aroma, good stuff.

Taste of yeast, spice, orange peel, bread and some funk. Seems to be more toward an authentic Tripel than more American versions I have had.

Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with a good bite of carbonation, excellent.

paco1029384756, Oct 04, 2009
Panty Peeler from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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