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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Photo of Gobzilla
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden orange with yellow highlights that had a finger and a half of head but left quite a bit of lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma was big on the belgian yeast alongside orange peel, spice, slight pear esters, pepper, and lots of sweetness from the malts. The flavor was also big on the belgian yeast with citrus, pepper, spice, and pear accents which had lots of malt character but was kinda of grainy at the same time. The brew was medium in body with lots of carbonation which had a sweet, citrusy, yeasty, spice, and grainy finish. It drank pretty good but was just an average tripel. I was expecting this beer to be at least above average for the style but was let down. I guess you can f#ck with belgians when it comes to tripels.

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Photo of fear025
4.61/5  rDev +17.6%
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 philbertk
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brasserie du Soleil Minvit--Epulche - culotte Trippel--A Belgian Style Ale--2006 22 oz. Bottle. 9.00% ABV. 25 IBU's? (4.25 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Trippel. Mild lacy head. Cloudy bright yellow gold color. Spicy coriander ester mild Belgian hop front. No sediment. Tangy rich banana wheat ester dry sweet clove mild fruit body. Rich tart mild EtOH clean tasty end. Sampled 7/2/2006. Epluche-culotte Trippel--A Belgian-Style Ale 2007--2007 Dated 22 oz. Bottle. 9.00% ABV. 20 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Trippel. Foamy Head. Clear bright gold color. Crisp rich Belgian yeast ester coriander wheat mild hop front. Mild hot big dry sweet Belgian Candy nutmeg coriander body. Hot spicy mild hop Belgian spicy EtOH end. Sampled 3/13/2007.

Earlier Rating: 4/21/2010 Total Score: 4
Extreme Polar White Ale--Brewer's Reserve--Batch 103, Bottle 74--Signed--2001 22 oz. Bottle. 9.00%. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Trippel. Clear bright thin light amber golden color. Big lacy loose head. Malty Belgian floral mild hop front. Sweet thick hot malty mild Belgian fruit ester caramel cinnamon banana body. Hot sweet mild hop end. Sampled 8/10/2003.

Midnight Sun Brewing Company--Panty Peeler Belgian -Style Tripel--Ale Brewed With Orange Peel & Coriander--2009 22 oz. Bottle. 8.50% ABV. 15 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Lacy lasting thin white head. Clear pretty bright cold hazed ripe peach gold color. Aromatic Belgian yeast fruit ester front. Tangy dry sweet thin textured richly flavored Belgian Tripel banana coriander orange hint body. Dry hot coriander spice malty end. Sampled 9/17/2010. Purchased at Fred Meyer. Ballard, Seattle for $8.49.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: hue is a rich golden color starting to fade into the orange range. Body has a light haze and a ton of effervescence, and the head is a Brobdingnagian 4+ fingers of creamy ivory foam. Lookin' slammin'!

Smell: sweet orchard aroma of apples and pears. Nose is a little light, but the composition is classic. I like it a lot.

Taste: whoa, this guy is a bit of a butter bomb. OK, I take that back; not a bomb, but there's definitely a buttery presence here which I don't particularly enjoy. Some of the orchardiness remains, and other than the diacetyl, I like this beer; but man, I just can't get past the butter. And I so wanted to like this beer!

Mouthfeel: rich, creamy, smooth, supple; the head was a dead giveaway. This has a wonderful mouthfeel which I absolutely love. Too bad I don't love the taste as well.

Drinkability: this beer has so much going for it. Why, diacetyl, why?!

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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 hughesm4
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass.
a-Pours a nice hazy brown red with a nice retaining head.
s-Very sweet, yeasty and fruity.
t-Floral and fruit tastes up front, orange peels are the most dominant.
m/d-Full bodied with a sweet fruity coating in the mouth. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of degerbah
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orangish yellow with very little head. The taste is vaguely fruity and spicy with no one flavor dominating. Mostly the flavors I get are berries and citrus. I think that based on the name of the beer, the idea was for a very drinkable high abv beer, they've hit hit the nail on the head. It's not available in my part of the world and I appreciate the opprotunity to taste it.

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Photo of mwa423
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a finger of off white head that didn't last all too long.

S - Very yeasty with a slight maltiness. There is a good amount of spice such as coriander and lemon in the aroma.

T - Taste is an excellent belgian tripel. Lots of yeast and maltiness and a bit of spice. The spice has lots of lemon zest and coriander.

M/D - Mouthfeel is a bit weak but quite good. Very drinkable tripel that is a very typical American adaptation of a tripel.

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Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet a deep oranged tinged golden with a large fluffy white head that held well leaving multiple rings of lace behind.Deep orange in the nose along with some pheolic spice,a noticeable and annoying salty brine- like note was there as well,wich was quite odd.Flavors are sharp and spicy up front,the coriander and some white pepper flavors really stand out,some citrus fruit,and phenols round out the palate.This is a hardcore tripel,not bad but a bit harsh for me.

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Photo of craytonic
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pour is a bright, sunlit orange with a huge head and some scary floaters.

Smell: Candy/crystal malts, lemon & honey, pepper, clove, coriander, and orange pith

Taste: Candy/crystal/bread malts with orange pith, corainder, clove, and pepper. SOme honey.

Mouthfeel: Medium-agressive carbonation, light mouthfeel

Drinkability: These are the nastiest floaters I have seen, otherwise average tripel

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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, straw yellow color with a large, very bubbly, white head. The head had a crackling presence of carbonation that receded to leave some soapy trails of lace.

S - Good Tripel-aroma. Yeasty and fruity with a caramel and grain backbone.

T - The taste matches the aroma. Good yeast and spice upon first sip with a fruity flavor - mostly apple. The is a nice malt backbone of caramel and some grains.

M -It was crisp, sharp and dry. A medium bodied ale that had a good bite of carbonation.

D - This is a very fine tripel. Midnight Sun continues to impress. I must find more!

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Photo of TheJollyHop
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Style: Subtle banana, prominent peppery clove aroma. High carbonation and pours a three finger white head with superb head retention and sheets of lace. Cloudy orange and brown body; dark for the style. Yeasty spice, orange citrus aroma. Sweet pale malt, mint, touch of sweet citrus , coriander, and herbal hops flavor. Sweet, semi-long finish with a caress of alcohol warmth; mild bitterness tingle on the tongue. Medium bodied.

Opinion: A very decent tripel that is balanced, sweet, and flavorful. Very easy to drink. Styrian Goldings hops impart a crisp bitterness and the spicy, floral elements to the aroma.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 picked up today at Brewforia...

Pours with a 3 finger off white head... very carbonated.. hazy orange... Fantastic retention with good crusty lace.

Great fruity esters in the nose show as pear and some apple essence... bit phenolic... and the coriander raises it's head nicely.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the nose... Plenty of Belgian characteristics.... some white pepper and an odd floral note help round out a nicely complex beer...

Body seems a tad thick for a standard Triple, but the carbonation helps push things along.

I like this more than my memories of Epluche-culotte.. a bit pricey down here in Boise, but I will pick it up again to drink and probably offer it out there for trades once I have a couple in the cellar.


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Photo of clickpush
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
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 DaveHS
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange with a dense white head. High
retention and lots of lacing. This has more in
common with a German hefe-weizen than your
average Belgian tripel. The nose has the requisite
orange, coriander and black pepper notes you'd
expect from a tripel, as well as touches of fresh cut
flower stems and honey. The mouthfeel is light,
creamy and playful, with spritzy carbonation and a
throat-coating, slick burst of yeast. Plenty of light,
pleasant fruit flavors, similar to those you might
find in a white sangria. Grape, mango, apricot, pear,
light herbal touches of pine, a mild wave of bittering
hops, and some bready yeast in the finish. Ultimately
this will be a surprising beer for anyone who goes in
expecting a by-the-book Belgian style tripel, but a
rewarding beer nonetheless. I would drink this more if it weren't do prohibitively expensive. I have found that with many Midnight Sun beers that the prices are a little high for what you get.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light cloudy amber gold with a huge white foamy head that leaves chunks of foam and clouds of lacing on the glass. Eventually, the sudsy foam dissipates into a fine layer of bubbles that lasts 'till the last drop.

Tripel aromas of sweet malt, tropical fruit, and ginger.

The tropical fruit smells come through in the taste, ending with a peppery, mildly hoppy finish that ends on the dry side. It is in the tripel style, but lacks a bit in acidic fruitiness, leaving an overall impression of sweet maltiness and brown sugar. There is a spicy, peppery element that is, I think, a combination of ginger and coriander, maybe more the latter.

Body is medium, and moderate carbonation gives it a refreshing mouthfeel.

A tripel from an Alaskan brewer that is aiming to the Belgian style. It's not making me peel my panties, but it could have that effect on the more susceptible due to the noticeable alcohol presence.

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

22 oz. bottle tried 14 Apr 2010.

Served in a 512 One snifter. Large fizzy off white head with a slight rose tint. Hazy rosy amber color. Yeast, candy sugar and some orange in the aroma, with a touch of sweet cherry. Coriander and yeast to start, chadied orange peel. Floral like orange flower water. Quite fizzy on the tongue. Very warm dry champagne finish. Medim body.

Pretty good but unlikely to get again at this price point.

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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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Photo of billab914
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Poured a hazy orange color with a thin white head barely covering the top.

The citrusy orange peel and the coriander really come through in the aroma. There is also some lemon coming through in the citrusness and some Belgian yeast is present as well.

The taste is very citrusy with orange and lemon both present. The bready malt helps give it more of a sweet floral flavor in the finish. It has a little spicy/peppery bite to it but not a lot. It has a pretty nice complex refreshing taste to it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with above average carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, the orange citrusness it had gave it a nice refreshing taste. The flavors all came together well and made it a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer that arrived the day of the tasting from the very generous BA randawakes. Consumed as the sixth beer on the first night of the Most Epic Fucking Tasting in History. Thanks, Kyle!

Color is uncharacteristic of a tripel. Instead of the pale golden straw color, this beer possesses an almost hefe-like cloudy orangey color that is hazed by the presence of ample yeast sediment.

The aroma follows more to style, and it presents a dry maltiness that is accompanied by orange zest, pepper, coriander, and clove. This really smells like a hefewiezen brewed with Belgian yeast. In the tastes, the spicy and fruity character of the Belgian yeasts really come through. In addition to the orange and the coriander, the clove pairs up with a previously muted banana flavor, producing the classic hefe flavors we all know and love.

Medium boided and mid-range carbonation which is right on for the style. This Belgian hefeweizen is intriguing. I really am enjoying the combination of Belgian with German. It has inspired me to experiment with my next homebrew.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kyle shared this at the Most Epic Fucking Tasting You Wish You Were A Part Of. Thanks, man!

The pour is light orange with a dense white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is quite dominated by honey, orange peel and coriander, making this very witbier like. Floral, herbal and spicy, this is not really a tripel, is it? The palate opens mildly sweet with honey, bread and plenty of spice - coriander and orange peel are prominent. Some sugar sweetness is noticeable as well, along with a little caramel. Moderately yeasty, this really isn't very tripel-like. Medium-light in body with a moderate level of carbonation, this doesn't strike me as a very well-knit beer. Drying on the finish with coriander and orange peel lingering, this is solid stuff.

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Photo of femALEist
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the City Beer Store tasting event.
It is made with bitter orange peel, coriander and belgian yeast. Kudos on the name, of course. It poured a vintage orangish brown. It had honey, coriander spice, banana, clove and belgian yeast on the nose. It tasted of spice, honey, ripe bananas some apples and belgiany. It is very fruity and pleasant.

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Photo of jjayjaye
4.47/5  rDev +14%
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 beerthulhu
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a muddled orange with antique-gold highlights. A four finger monster of a head sits atop, foamy and off white by color, that displayed a good deal of activity on the surface which lead to small cavernous pits developing. Retention was good, but maybe less so considering the initial size while leaving no appreciable lacing. Visible carbonation was a steady uniform show of macro bubbles that rushed to the surface in almost single file fashion. Note the visible carbonation was observed on the initial pour which had a fair clarity vs the second pour which deposited the mass product of bottle conditioning.

S: The nose released a aromatic sense of a fresh loaf of white bread with a light perfumy touch of citrus (semi-dry lemon pulp). Estery notes from the yeast produced a light essence of sour tropical fruit that combined nicely with the spicing of curaco bitter oranges.

T: The flavor was spritzy and lively, bursting with an initial sweet fruitiness of apricots, white grapes and mangos. Wet citrus needles and a lemony-pepper touch adds some counter spiciness and balance. A feathery touch of fresh greenery and a light showing of musky grains adds a subtle dampness and musky quality. The beer rounds out with a strong showing of curaco oranges (especially upon warming) with some sour pineapple. Fruity, spicy and clean ensures a outstanding quality and experience here flavor-wise.

M: A nice tingly sensation form the carbonation adds life and vigor along with a slight edginess texture wise to the mouthful. Slightly creamy and bubbly with a light to medium fullness adds just enough resistance as it rolls around the tongue to keep things interesting. Some warming of sour fruit appears on the swallow.

D: Nice drinkability per style and comes off as a solid good American interpretation. The alcohol of 8.5% hardly hinders things while the flavor is the highlight with a smoothing and easy sense of consumption.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to the very generous BrewsB4Shrews for hooking me up with this one! 22 oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A- Body is a thick, uniformly cloudy straw yellow hue. Pours with a soapy 2-3 finger frothing white head. Head has good retention once in fades to the 1 finger mark. Some small traces of lacing are left down the glass.

S- Floral hops, pale fruits, and phenols mix for the nose. The nose is slightly above average and the components do not blend as they should.

T- Apple and pear come through the most for the initial flavor and have both mild sweet and tart components while the backbone is a substantial spicy, sweet bready yeast flavor. Soft floral and noble hops come through for the finish and balance this brew out with a slight bitter and herbal component...the finish is mostly dry but a slight alcohol heat does come through.

M- a medium amount of soft carbonation and a light to moderate weight body that is very smooth secondary to the bready yeast.

D-This is a wonderful American brewed Belgian Tripel. It really hits all the necessary components of the style. The overall character is soft, smooth, and silky- but never thin or boring. The ABV is well hidden except in the nose. I would love to have this again and really wish this brewery were available in Pittsburgh.

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Panty Peeler from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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