Panty Peeler | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Panty PeelerPanty Peeler

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

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

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Havent reviewed a beer in a long time, busy.
My birthday today, so picked a special one. Tripel Karmeliet is the standard, so see how this holds up.
Opening the cap(instead of cork?) poured out into a thin tulip, very thick head, orange tone, good carbonation, head stays around for a good amount of time, looks good.
Smells of meyer lemons, orange, the coriander comes through pretty strong, sour wheat, yeast sour leavened bread,
Malty with plenty of orange thrown in, sour citrus, good mix.
Flavor is upfront heavy on the citrus fruits, clementine orange, touch of lemon, coriander, nice mix of spice balancing the fruit.Actually makes a great Christmas beer, with the orange/spice mix
Drinks easy, Alcohol is well masked adding a touch of warmth in the finish.
Good beer, everything so far from Alaskan has been solid

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Photo of phichifiji00
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Bright amber, clear, pours 1 inch of thich off white head that fades slowly. Lots of lacing.

Smell: estery, spices, orange peel, coriander, curacao.

Taste: Coriander, orange peel, curacao, malty, sweet in the middle, citrus, caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp.

Overall: Very tasty, very drinkable, well balanced. A good tripple.

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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.

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4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
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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4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split this with KevSal at City Beer Store in SF. Poured into a fluted glass.

4.0 A: Hazed orange brown color. Two fingers of off-white, creamy/frothy hybrid head. Good retention and some lacing.

4.5 S: Wonderful! Coriander comes through big time with orange peel on its heels. Solid peppery spiciness. Very clean overall with a "clean" peachy fruitiness. Light yeastiness.

4.0 T: Coriander is a big player in the taste as well and so is the orange peel. Peppery spiciness. Peach and lightly citrus fruitiness. Lightly yeasty with sweeter than average for the style maltiness.

4.5 M: Medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Super smooth with a good creaminess.

4.5 D: Stellar tripel. Right up there with the best from Belgium.

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3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood (St. Louis), MO. Poured into my 12 oz Schlafly cup and cherished every last drop!

Apperance- Received with a Semi-Dark Orange Body with 2 fingers of off-white head. Good retention and good looking carbonation when it comes to the visible bubbles. The lacing was minimal which came as a surprise but still a great looking tripel!

Smell- Starts off with a huge amount of orange/citrus aroma and then a good amount of holiday spice. This citrus sounds like it comes from the Curaco orange used in the brewing process. Didn't care for this as much and thought it was an average Tripel scent...

Taste- A very bold beer to start off with a mild fruity/sweetness (almost all tropical fruits mixed). This spiciness I pointed out in the scent came off well balanced and didn't particularly affect anything in the taste but made it more like a Belgian ale. Then the yeast came into play and this was an awesome characteristic! Very warming and added more character.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Nice amount of Carbonation, Lively, and very creamy all the way through. There may have been a touch of a sour taste as well.

Overall- Wow! After enjoying, this was my one word that can describe this Tripel. Great drinkability but then able to enjoy all the flavors and characteristics as it is very complexed. Very fruity and spicy at times and had a great ABV.

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet and sexy strong golden ale.

Mid amber in the tulip glass, but not much head or lacing. Good enough carbonation and quite stacked, umm, full-bodied. Sweetness is the big initial taste. Lots of Belgian flavors with the back of the mouth prickle. Hard to pick out the swirl of fruity funky flavors-- cinnamon, persimmon pudding, spice cake. Yeasty like fresh brioche. French toast and apples. Salty aftertaste.

It's dessert. So sweet, yet highly sippable. Intense flavors and more than a mouthful. Just don't think of it as beer.

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Panty Peeler from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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