Panty Peeler | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
270 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:
270
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
51
For Trade:
1
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Photo of greenspointexas
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of THoff94
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fruity but dull. Has a little too sweet taste for me but very refreshing.

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Photo of CHickman
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper amber color with particles floating in it leading to a 1 finger foamy beige head that faded and left decent spotty lacing.

Smells of caramel, brown sugar, sweet malt, candied sugar, orange, pear, gummy bears, apple, graham cracker and musty funk. Very sweet overall with the orange and coriander coming through for nice strong accents.

Tastes like it smells with green apple, rotting pear, caramel, brown sugar, sweet malt, candied sugar, orange, gummy bears, graham cracker, honey, coriander and other light spices like pepper and cinnamon add nice accents, followed by a mild musty funk that is like wet cardboard or wet farm animal hair. Like the nose it's very sweet overall with the orange and coriander coming through with the mix of malts, sugar and light spices. This hides the ABV and is much mellower than most Tripel's, easier to drink.

Mouthfeel is slick and buttery smooth to the point of being thin and watery, it has a lot of sweetness and some fruity flavors/smells that let it flow down with ease while covering the 8.5% ABV. Body is medium, almost chewy and sweet, yet somehow this felt easy to drink and had enough complexities and balance to keep my interest. A solid beer that I've had before tonight and have enjoyed every time I've drank it.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phigg1102
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BAsbill
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Braz
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of verticalted
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of flavinfactory
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of fellmaniak
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ksolekjr
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of irishevans
3.88/5  rDev -1%

Photo of jayaubrey
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Jeffreytmoore
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks back at the Whole Foods on Columbus Circle in New York City, having never had this beer or anything from Midnight Sun before. Didn't know what to expect from this beer but after letting this warm up and swishing it around for a while, this beer grew on me. While not as good as an imported Tripel, this was solid and extremely enjoyable while having a recessed alcoholic presence.

Nice pour to this, as this beer had a deep goldenrod hue, frothy head, and ample carbonation. Must of the foam settled as lacing before sliding down the edge of my pint glass and settling around the edge of the liquid. Nice amount of manga and papaya to go with the blood orange feel of the curacao and dough that the yeast brought to the table. Nice, fully mouthfeel to this with a hint of lemon pepper and coriander to spice things up. Not a lot of Belgian funk and this has a very "wet" mouthfeel to it that reinforced the blood orange aspect while the bubbles kept this light from start to finish.

However, the alcohol was stronger in taste than it was in actuality - which wasn't necessarily a bad thing. I almost thought this was a Belgian Pale Ale. The yeast livened this nicely and there were more than enough flavors here to offset any heaviness from the alcohol and yeast. Good thing that this came in a big bottle - it grew on me as I worked my way through it and let it warm up and the sweetness of it tied everything in together nicely. Great stuff and maybe the most accessible example of the style that I've ever had.

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Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Panty Peeler from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 270 ratings.
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