Orabelle Belgian-Style Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
730 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:
730
Reviews:
163
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
120
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled On: JAN 07 2014.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, light golden body with a smallish, short-lived, white head.

Smell: Juicy citrus fruits, a bit of milked banana, and a generous dosage of coriander (also a little white peppercorn).

Taste: Crackery malts, a snap of sweetness, then, blitzed with a fast-moving fruitiness of tropical citruses of orange and lime, light pineapple, and banana. The added coriander is notable. Some alcohol warmth present. Sweet, spicy, fruity to the well-carbonated finish with a lingering orange zest flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: Orabelle wasn't horrible, it does have that going for it. It doesn't feel like much of a tripel. Reading the label is seemed more like an amped up wit.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Greg_Nall
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled dated 2012 December 31, poured into a Snifter style glass, about a 1/2 finger of white head, which diminished quickly, without lacing. Yellowish color tending towards gold, and hazy.

Aroma was detectable close to the nose, with malts mildly present without any specific descriptors. Mild hops added a spicy note.

Flavor intensity was medium-low with malts (again no dominate attributes) upstaging the hops (with their spicy notes). The malts transitioned smoothly to a slightly hop (bitter) finish, leaving a pleasant spicy feeling.

With a medium body and good carbonation level it left a nice impression.

Enjoyable, but somehow lacking in personal appeal.

* I tend to rate low, hopefully consistently

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3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of utopiajane
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a scant head that falls fast. Spongecake nose. Spicy, herbal, lemony and sticky bread with honey. . Slight alcohol pepper and presence. Taste is douhgy and malty. Tropical pineapple, apple skin. Pineapple and pepper. More sweet than tart with a substantial bitter to show off a lemony herbal.Slight warming in the dry finish. At times it really doesnot drink or taste like a tripel. It's definitely american style. They rye together with the lemony herbal and hops bitter is too much for the delicate tripel. It drank heavy, a little syrupy, too much hop bitterness. Heavy and slow malty finish.

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3.28/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SamN
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Lively beer with loads of action, dark honey color and a bit hazy from the sediment. Really thin head, near-grey color but soapy and oily. Nose hits upfront with a load of yeast esters; banana, sweet/spicy aromas, bready malts, wheat and pale mostly. Taste starts like a wheat, with creamy banana and spices, then finishing with a clean hop bite, lingering tartness. Flavors are almost too mellow; nothing about this really 'pops'. It's easy to drink and sort of faceless, but I wouldn't session with this at 8.3. So it's an odd one.

Not up to par with the Belgians, and there are better local offerings (New Belgium Tripel), there's nothing obviously bad about Orabelle. It's just sort of middling.

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3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orabelle Belgian-Style Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 730 ratings.
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