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Panty Peeler | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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3.88/5
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276 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
midnightsunbrewing.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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

Added by ccrida on 09-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,307
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
276
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
52
Trade:
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Photo of gdhawley
5/5  rDev +28.9%

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

This is a great beer and it is available in growlers to go.

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Photo of mitchellaneous
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of sgaloob
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served refrigerator cold into a room temperature pint glass.

A - Musky amber color. Pours an excellent head, with some lacing down the sides of the glass. Excellent head retention.

S - Light flowery aroma, no single aroma is overpower, which is surprising for a tripel.

T - Citrus and flowery overtones. Extremely well balanced for a tripel.

M - Strong carbonation, very refreshing mouthfeel.

D - Very drinkable. Tripels often overpower, but this is very well balanced.

Bottom line - using Fin du Monde as my watermark for tripels, I loved this beer. Uno mas por favor!

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Photo of loren01
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden color, bubbly white head with nice lacing down the glass
S: Spicy and honey sweet scent. Also Belgian yeastiness
T: Taste is sweet up fron with a nice spiciness toward the end.
M: Medium bodied, beer is well carbonated and finishes crisp.
D: Nice balanced Belgian beer, would buy this again. Went down real well for the ABV.

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Photo of fear025
4.61/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma:Belgian yeast, orange, caramel aromas, vanilla, coriander, clove, banana.

Appearance:Tons of white fluffy head. Large bubbles. Caramel-orange in color.

Taste:Lots of mild flavors in this beer. Spices, coriander, orange. Very nice sweetness. Faint nutty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:Medium body, nice carbonation, very creamy, very smooth experience the entire way.

Drinkability:This is the orange dreamsicle of beers, but on the subtle side. Tons of delicious flavors, well deserving of it's name.

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Photo of eire
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Melissa121
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of Kuaff
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a snifter at cellar temperature, but of course.

This one has a fizzy one-finger white head that's gone in seconds, and it's color is a crystal-clear, radiant tangerine orange. Numerous carbonation streams flow to the surface.

It smells like bread, orange zest, bananas, pears, cloves, coriander, and maybe a little earthy nutmeg. I really like the orange that come through.

What a sweet flavor profile! At first there's a light clove and banana taste, transitioning to a more zesty orange spiced up with the coriander and subtle nutmeg. The drier and more astringent orange peel turns up in the peppery finish, with a delectably sweet, doughy breadiness eventually taking over the aftertaste. An awesome herbal bitterness kind of hangs around all the while, balancing the sweetness. Superbly-concealed alcohol, I might add.

The feel is done just right, I think. A full medium with some vivacious carbonation.

I've baked rich white breads infused with citrus zest and spices, and that's precisely what this reminds me of. It's a very unique tripel, endowed with citrus, spice, and everything nice.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of David121
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Gww1864
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Ryan1423
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of John_M
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a rich honey gold color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get some maraschino cherry, dry orange peel, lime, honey and spice. This beer smells great. Flavors on the palate generally replicate the nose, and I have to say this is really one of the better domestic versions I've had of a Belgian tripel. There is just enough hoppy bitterness to conter some of the rock candy flavor sweetness and spice in this beer. There is also some underlying orange peel and coriandor noticeable as well, further adding to the flavor complexity. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with a mouthwatering component that is impressive. Drinkability is excellent, with the alcohol very well hidden and disguised.

This beer is just delicious, and my only regret is that it's so hard to come by. Yummy stuff.

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
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!!

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Guess it's time i reviewed one of these with the new "altered" recipe.

Pours a nice slightly hazy orange yellow with a nice stark white head that retains well and leaves excellent lacing.

Nose is full of ripe pears and apples, slight peach, good fruity esters, belgian yeast makes its way through and there does seem to be a touch more spice in this than I remember in epluche.

Wow. I really like this brew. One of the best and most underrated tripels made in the US IMO. The fruit flavors are so strong and the belgian yeast is pronounced. There is a significant spice presence, but it melds very very well. Some pepper and coriander most noteably. A good bit of citrus presence here, but it is more of a sweetness, not an astringent flavor. Apple and some pear and peach flavors are noticeable to me here as well. Such a flavorful beer. The finish has a nice crispness to it, but I would like it to be just a touch dryer. Fruit flavor and some spice linger on in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a touch too thick here, and this one could use just a splash more carbonation as well. It is great how it is, but could use just a tweak of adjustments in the mouthfeel.

Drinkability is solid. The abv does not show up at all. Again a slight boost in carbonation, and thinning it out just a touch could help here, but so good how it is.

Overall. This is one beer I really take issue with the rating on. Oh your bias to midnight sun, blah blah blah, Ive heard it all, but I still stand by the fact that this is one of the best tripels out there. Granted, I am not exactly a Tripel connoisseur, but this one just rubs me the right way in almost every aspect. Defenitely Midnight Sun's most underrated beer, IMO. Great, great beer. A classic growler fill when I just can't decide...I suggest you do the same.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I can’t ask for this with a straight face. But joke name aside the beer itself is worth seeking out.
This pours a light cloudy golden with tight foam. It has an inviting aroma of clove and yeasty esters along with a bit of floral clove and vanilla. There’s a crisp, sweet and floral flavor on this. The clove and coriander notes come across as well as a citrusy-floral taste. Nice finish. Really tasty!

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Photo of jsapunor
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a nice golden with a marvelous thick head that sticks around.

Definite citrus smell.

Very spicy taste with the orange, coriander, hops and malt in nice balance. The orange is present but not dominant.

A nice oily mouthfeel.

Very drinkable, dangerously so at 8.50% ABV. Very refreshing. The label made me buy it but the taste will keep me coming back. Another nice offering from Midnight Sun.

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Photo of PurpleMonkey81
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cosmicevan
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Midnight sun panty peeler – semi clear copper color nice, good head, rebuild that shit with a swirl. Ooh, nice interesting smell, it is earthy but not overly so. Sweet, little hoppy, but mostly malty…really nice smelling. OH WOW. Taste is very citric, tropical on the lighter fruit side. solid brew, midnight sun coming through. Mouth is very good, overall…solid brew…sweet, tropical fruity beer happiness.

*** ** * ** *** edit 2012-04-24 revisited with a bottle acquired locally into a midnight sun glass. Same appearance, but the smell and flavor scream of orange peel and coriander. Has everything I love about a tripel but the added flavoring give it a unique twist. I can see why I remember this as such a highlight at Rossi. The favors really cut through as it is so unique and I remember it being a breath of fresh air that day. Body and look is a bit more syrupy than I remember, but overall, I agree with my original ratings of this beer. Very worth while even if you don't dig tripels.

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Photo of brentk56
4.42/5  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

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Photo of clickpush
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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Photo of randawakes
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Panty Peeler from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 276 ratings
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