Orabelle Belgian-Style Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
724 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:
724
Reviews:
159
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
118
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 724 |  Reviews: 159
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BierJager89
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden with a white head.

S: Peaches and orange mix well with cardamom and nutmeg in the nose.

T: A little malty up front, followed by peach, then orange, then the malt comes back with the fruits and it ends with all of that, plus cardamom and nutmeg.

M: Light bodied and smooth, especially for a tripel.

O: One of the better bodies on a triple in terms of carbonation, though it could have been better with a bit more substance. Taste is quite good. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of sanitarium16
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy gold body, white head.

Aroma: Banana, clove, pear, and a touch of booze.

Flavor: Bready, + the character from the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Medium light drinkable.

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Photo of Givemebeer
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a small head and some nice lacing

S: Coriander, fruity esters all over the place - orange, banana, bubblegum

T: Plenty of orange and that phenolic tripel flavor. The finish is where the banana shines through. Touch of spice on the palate. Very interesting.

M: Medium bodied with a very dry finish

T: A unique and refreshing tripel. The 8.3% is hidden very well which is a nice quality. Overall, great Spring beer - a must try.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice: color is straw, opaque, dense looking; head is bright white and presents about 1/2 inch thick, then follows with some lacing.

The aroma of this brew is extremely enticing: nice yeast front, spices intermingle with banana and clove, bready malt follows and then is overtaken by a drying quality.

Taste is very interesting, i see this marked as a triple, but the taste comes across as a strong wit or hefe mixed with tripel. Bready malt is forward, wheat mixed in, maybe some toast, yeast flavors and phenolics over take, some banana, some clove, other off yeast notes - finishes extremely dry...

Mouthfeel is appropriate at first with flavors and sweetness forward in the brew, and sitting well on the tongue and cheeks, the downside is the over dry and biting quality on the tongue - hard to pin point, but likely a yeast by product.

Overall, I like the flavors and aroma of this beer, I do not like its finish and linger quality on the tongue. The wit/hefe/tripel type combo is interesting and tasty, biting quality in the finish does subside with some time.

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Photo of Justinbshelton
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CrossProduct
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mkrass
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of ksimons
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-a hazy golden color with a thin layer of white head that disappears quickly to leave a bit of lace around the top

S-pale malts, fruity sweetness, and spices

T-similar to the smell, pale malt backbone, sweet fruits, and spices

M-medium body, carbonation could be a little crisper

Overall a pretty decent Tripel, could be a bit crisper on the mouthfeel

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Photo of CreekyJarls
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Johnny_Muir
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into pint glass. YES! Another Belgium style ale from Great Divide, which has quickly become my favorite brewery (Heyday, Nomad, Titan). This guy pours a strawish yellow gold with 10% orange added. Very opaque. Smooth on the tongue. Overall, best Belgian ale I've yet tried. Cheers!

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a pale, cloudy gold body with minimal head and lace. A airy aroma that is light and mostly citrusy and yeasty, although a touch of spice and sugariness seem to be in there. Beer is light bodied and smooth although it came across as more of a wit than triple at times. I say this because some of my sips were dominated by both a citric profile, bordering on orange with possible lemonzest, and spices like coriander. Couple with a sharp, crisp finish, and at times the beer didn't resemble a triple to me. That being said, there are hints of sweetness and other tropical fruits (pineapple) and it was enjoyable to sip on so I could care less of the designated title for this beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Orabelle Belgian-Style Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 724 ratings.
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