Orabelle Belgian-Style Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
728 Ratings
Orabelle Belgian-Style AleOrabelle Belgian-Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 12-31-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
728
Reviews:
162
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
119
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very nice belgian brewski bra

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Photo of iSip
4.95/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally! A Begian Style Tripel that does not break the bank. I have a bottle of La Trappe in the fridge, one of my favorite Tripels, but that set me back $12 for a bomber which is $6 for a glass of beer. Great for a special event, but where is the common man's Tripel? Dry Dock brews a good one, but it is still $6 for a bomber and not always available. New Belgium comes close with their Trippel, but it has a bit much coriander for my taste. So I jumped at the chance to try the Great Divide Orabelle when I saw the six pack in the beer cooler for $10. The color is a cloudy peach with a thin head and little carbonation. Belgian yeast and bready sweetness come through the aroma. So far so good. The flavor is big on apricot with a touch of honey. Very light pepper touches the finish to make for an outstanding Belgian Style Tripel. Thank you Great Divide! (The Great Divide Colette is worth a try as well....)

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Photo of TokyoCO
4.82/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up based on a recommendation and wow it is good!

A: Rich cloudy golden color.

S: Really good! Floral, sweet, hints of banana and a bit of lemon.

T: Follows the smell, a tangy sweetness but very mild. Belgian yeast, banana, honey, lemon.

M: Very smooth, the easiest drinking triple I'v had.

O: Wow this is a great beer! Extremely easy drinking for 8.3%, but it is not lacking taste either. One of the best triples I'v tried!

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Czequershuus
4.72/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a fairly hazy deep straw with a large head, which disappears quickly but leaves excellent lacing. The aroma begins with soft clove and nutmeg scents, followed by wet hay, crayon, and a hint of bubblegum. The barnyard smell soon begins to dominate, but with a background honey sweetness. The flavor opens with bubblegum, honey, and sweet clove, like you sometimes smell at the dentist. The sweet flavor reminds me somewhat of big red soda, but dries out very quickly into spice and nutty flavors, finishing on a nice wet hay tone. The mouthfeel is slightly sticky while still being exceptionally light and foamy. Overall this is a great domestic tripel, very balanced, with enough sweetness to carry lots of flavor, but plenty of drying spice notes as well. And a super reasonable price.

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4.71/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tulip
App- Great unfiltered golden hazy wheat
Smell- malttastic, yeasty, citrus tones
taste-malty, ester, goodness
mf- maybe a little more carb is needed

overall- A lot of hop punks and beli snobs rated this beer way to low. I drink(and rate as my fav bev) a french canadian tripel all the time and this one is so close to it. Great Divide listen to my praises and keep making this beer, I LOVE IT!

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4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was going to quick review this but I can't. Poured 12oz into goose island belgian chalice. This beer pours golden yellow, hazy, small white head. The smell is divine, banana, Belgian yeast, orange, coriander, hint of vanilla. Tastes as good as it smells, very refreshing, Belgian yeast, sweet orange and coriander, some lemon, and the texture is almost silky. It's like a more flavorful hefe. This beer is very very good, glad to see it on Ohio shelves.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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Orabelle Belgian-Style Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 728 ratings.
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