Saturday, April 13, 2013

Review: Great Divide Orabelle

Great Divide Orabelle 
8.3% ABV
Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, CO
12 oz btl
Served in Duvel tulip glass
Bottled on 12/12/12
Reviewed on 3/16/13

This ale pours a cloudy golden color with the slightest amber tint and a thin white head that quickly dissipates.  Mild lacing.

Smell consists of hops, wheat, some malt, some citrus, touch of spice, some herbal notes, some yeast, a touch sour.

Taste consists of hops, bread, malt, citrus, some yeast, orange and grapefruit, biscuit, hint of nutmeg, spices.  The taste is much more defined and pleasing than the smell.

Mouthfeel is fairly smooth on the palate.  Some dryness on the palate as well.

Overall, this is a mostly decent tasting Belgian style ale with some decent hops, bread/biscuit, and citrus notes (to be expected from this style of beer). The taste comes together much better than the initial smell, which has a touch of sourness to it that you wouldn't expect.  A decent beer, though there are better examples of the style. 

My score: 85

No comments:

Post a Comment