Friday, February 20, 2015


Orabelle is a Belgian tripel that pours with a golden yellow coloration and little in the way of head. The beer is more sneaky in overall alcohol presentation than many other tripels. There is a considerable floral and fruit side that is present at the beginning of each sip. The beer shifts into something incredibly easy to drink, with sweet and slightly tart elements present at about equal amounts. The streamlining of flavors to more fruit and honeyed elements keeps everything light and refreshing, while the rarer experience of more wheat and grain elements will ensure that imbibers are able to finish Orabelle refreshed.Great-Divide-Orabelle

The relative lightness of flavors in Orabelle makes it into the perfect refreshing effort for fish, chicken, and even steak dishes. The effort’s complexity is such that even late-bottle sips will provide a wide variety of different elements; expect to find sugary and peppery elements amongst the various fruit and grain notes that were present. This is a heady and fulfilling beer that is much more satisfying because it requires additional rumination before seeing how its distinct sides work.

Orabelle is of seasonal availability, so make sure to purchase the beer before it starts to fly off of shelves. The Great Divide Brewing Co website possesses information about the brewery’s year-round and regular offerings.

Rating: 8.8/10

Orabelle / Great Divide Brewing Co / 8.3% ABV / /