Panty Peeler | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
275 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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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
Ratings:
275
Reviews:
113
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
52
For Trade:
1
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Photo of 4000qtrap
1.92/5  rDev -51%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Source/Serving: Draft

Smell: Coriander, orange flavors, belgian yeastiness, and some brown sugar. Overall fairly deep, dark flavors.

Taste: Quite sweet up front with pronounced coriander. The middle doesn't really go anywhere, just sustained - or even more - coriander. Perhaps there is a ephemeral note of some ripe fruits and alcohol. Disappointing. Finish is oddly bitter, noticeable alcohol and has a slightly off spiciness.

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2/5  rDev -49%

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2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of SolomonGrundy
2.43/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

OK, I love the label artwork and name of this beer. Pours a super-carbonated and hazy gold-yellow. Nice soapy head with plenty of lacing. Nose carries some hefeweizen type characteristics - tanginess, some metallic characteristics, and some of the orange peel touted on the label. Not as Belgian as I expected. Flavor is VERY orange-ish right up front, and you get a hint of the coriander. You get a load of the Belgian yeast in the finish that is almost cloying as it morphs from the tangy orange. Weird flavor and not sure it's something I like. At $9.99/bomber, way too expensive given what it is: a weird take on Belgian. Don't bother.

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Photo of digitalzombie
2.95/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of impending
2.97/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz into a tulip. Pours a nearly transparent amber copper. Minor head even with an encouraging pour, ok lacing.

Aroma is sweet yeasty fruits with the curacao and coriander upfront and unrestrained. Nice depth.

Sweetness begins followed by the curacao, a dominant flavor. Contains a hint of zinc. Cloying sweet finish, not its strength. Aftertaste needs to go away quicker, over stays its welcome from the moment it begins. Full bodied mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.06/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Served in a Midnight Sun goblet.

Pours a clear deep golden color with a single-finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly into a thin collar. Plenty of bubbles visible in the glass. Given the look on this and Fallen Angel, I'm thinking there must be nucleation spots on the bottom of this glass. Still, very nice looking.

The nose carries a bit of earthy mustiness along with a touch of citrus and spice. Nothing too exciting. Really muted. The flavor has some mild phenols plus a touch of citrus and some backing grain. Nothing too interesting, unfortunately.

Body is light-medium with a hefty dose of carbonation and a dry finish. There's a touch of chewiness. Mild alcohol as well.

There wasn't anything particularly wrong with this one, I just couldn't find anything about it to really like.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.12/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle served in a glass chalice.

L - hazed orange/copper color with a off-white head that thinned to a ring.

S - sweet and fruity with a little spice in the background.

T - starts out sweet upfront with a blast of harsh alcohol that lingers for a while.

F - medium bodied with dull carbonation.

O - I'd like to try a fresher bottle than what I had (1+ yrs) but I really wasn't thrilled with the beer I drank.

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3.17/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MisterClean
3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at City Beer in SF. Available the following day.

A - Pours copper with 1 finger of off-white head. Dissipates fast and leaves no lacing.

S/T - Honey wth gum and banana esters.

M - Moderate to full-bodied, malt dominated, and sweet.

D - Not bad, but this beer lacks any complexity. More hops, more malts, a tripel cannot live on yeast alone.

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3.24/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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Panty Peeler from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 275 ratings.
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