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Panty Peeler - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Panty PeelerPanty Peeler

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very good

195 Ratings

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%

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 mwa423


4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a finger of off white head that didn't last all too long.

S - Very yeasty with a slight maltiness. There is a good amount of spice such as coriander and lemon in the aroma.

T - Taste is an excellent belgian tripel. Lots of yeast and maltiness and a bit of spice. The spice has lots of lemon zest and coriander.

M/D - Mouthfeel is a bit weak but quite good. Very drinkable tripel that is a very typical American adaptation of a tripel.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 01:58:54 | More by mwa423
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 11:38:38 | More by oberon
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District of Columbia

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pour is a bright, sunlit orange with a huge head and some scary floaters.

Smell: Candy/crystal malts, lemon & honey, pepper, clove, coriander, and orange pith

Taste: Candy/crystal/bread malts with orange pith, corainder, clove, and pepper. SOme honey.

Mouthfeel: Medium-agressive carbonation, light mouthfeel

Drinkability: These are the nastiest floaters I have seen, otherwise average tripel

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 02:51:21 | More by craytonic
Photo of zeff80


4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, straw yellow color with a large, very bubbly, white head. The head had a crackling presence of carbonation that receded to leave some soapy trails of lace.

S - Good Tripel-aroma. Yeasty and fruity with a caramel and grain backbone.

T - The taste matches the aroma. Good yeast and spice upon first sip with a fruity flavor - mostly apple. The is a nice malt backbone of caramel and some grains.

M -It was crisp, sharp and dry. A medium bodied ale that had a good bite of carbonation.

D - This is a very fine tripel. Midnight Sun continues to impress. I must find more!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 01:37:54 | More by zeff80
Photo of TheJollyHop


4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Style: Subtle banana, prominent peppery clove aroma. High carbonation and pours a three finger white head with superb head retention and sheets of lace. Cloudy orange and brown body; dark for the style. Yeasty spice, orange citrus aroma. Sweet pale malt, mint, touch of sweet citrus , coriander, and herbal hops flavor. Sweet, semi-long finish with a caress of alcohol warmth; mild bitterness tingle on the tongue. Medium bodied.

Opinion: A very decent tripel that is balanced, sweet, and flavorful. Very easy to drink. Styrian Goldings hops impart a crisp bitterness and the spicy, floral elements to the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 01:14:44 | More by TheJollyHop
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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.


Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 08:17:31 | More by JohnGalt1
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 19:26:25 | More by DaveHS
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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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 02:53:56 | More by Beerenauslese
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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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 03:54:53 | More by htomsirveaux
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2010 05:12:56 | More by 4000qtrap
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 20:35:00 | More by billab914
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2010 01:29:44 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 16:19:20 | More by DefenCorps
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2010 18:43:24 | More by femALEist
Photo of 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
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 23:08:51 | More by beerthulhu
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 03:49:33 | More by PittBeerGirl
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2010 05:23:44 | More by popery
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2010 05:10:53 | More by MisterClean
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 22:52:28 | More by illidurit
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.


Serving type: bottle

01-14-2010 02:40:12 | More by randawakes
Photo of 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
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 01:03:44 | More by portia99
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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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2009 17:35:24 | More by siradmiralnelson
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