I have tried almost all of the offerings from Great Divide and they make one of the best Imperial Stouts available that is named Yeti. When I saw that there was a new offering named Orabelle (8.3% ABV) a Belgian-style Tripel, I wanted to try it. One of my favorite Yeti varieties is Belgian Yeti, and I was thinking Great Divide is probably using the same yeast strain for Orabelle. Orabelle is a seasonal offering that is available January – March. Great Divide adds a two word descriptor on each bottle and the ones for Orabelle are Beautiful and Golden.
Tripel - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/58 – BeerAdvocate
Appearance – Just like the bottle descriptor, Orabelle pours a golden straw color that is a bit hazy and has a small two-finger head that quickly dissipates.
Aroma – Belgian yeast, peach / apricot, a touch of lemon and biscuit.
Taste – Very similar to the smell with a subtle touch of warming booziness.
Overall – “A” – This is a very good offering from Great Divide and a very good Belgian-style Tripel. It is only here for a short time, so pick some up and enjoy.
Orabelle description – “ORABELLE is brewed with barley, wheat, oats, and rye. This Belgian-Style Tripel is a golden beauty. Its two yeast strains, orange peel and dash of coriander impart surprising complexity and richness to this delicate ale. Don’t let Orabelle’s demure nature fool you; this is one flavorful pour. Watch out, she’s a charmer – one sip and you’ll be in love.” Great Divide Website
URL – http://greatdivide.com/beer/seasonal/orabelle/