Orabelle Belgian-Style Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
155 Reviews
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:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 12-31-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
711
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
111
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Halcyondays
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep opaque goldenrod to a light yellow-orange with a medium white head, some spotty lace.

S: Definite notes of creamy orange, lots of pepper and yeast.

T: Heavy doses of coriander, peppery yeasty and orange peel hit initially with a nice play from the malt. Some good hopping on the back end, but dominated by the yeast flavour,

M: Medium to full-bodied, a tad cloying, never alcoholic, medium long aftertaste, biting carbonation all the way.

O: A well made American Tripel. The flavours are good, the mouthfeel could use a little work, but it's a minor quibble. All and all I enjoyed this effort.

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Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- pours a hazy yellow with a finger of coarse white foam

Smell- clove cinnamon banana a little yeasty

Taste- clove bubblegum, a light fizz banana honey coriander some orange peel ( I think this makes it taste more like a wheat beer (shock top-ish) than a golden belgian) maybe even a little brine-y

Mouthfeel- dry but flavorful

Overall- this is a tasty beer, I like the spice it is not over powering. I can have a few of these I still like Great Divides stronger darker offering much better. RUMBLEIPA!!!!

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Photo of TokyoCO
4.82/5  rDev +23.9%
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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Photo of iSip
4.95/5  rDev +27.2%
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 TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a chalice at Fountainhead.

A tripel brewed with barley, wheat, oats, and rye, along with the other accoutrements of the style. Right on. It pours a hazy sunflower topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, orange zest, mango, Belgian yeast, light black pepper, and light cracked wheat. The taste holds notes of lemon zest, Belgian yeast, banana, clove, light black pepper, and light coriander. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda grainy feel. Overall, a very nice tripel, one that showcases a bit more in the way of fruitiness than spiciness and somehow makes it work.

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Orabelle Belgian-Style Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 711 ratings.
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