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De Dolle Arabier

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Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Arabier is a pure malt beer brewed with flower Nugget-hops from Poperinge. It has the special dry-hopping taste and aroma, so appreciated by beer lovers all over the world. It is one of the two main beers from De Dolle Brouwers available throughout the year. Aging time is limited due to the fact that hop bitterness declines with age. Store arabier cool and dark and serve cool at 10°C.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (861) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 16, 2014
hazy straw-yellow color with 2-inches of fairly fast fading frothy white head. Billows of head. Aroma is dry, cheesy Parmesan, old herb and leaf, a bit of horse farm and lemon grass. Body is light, slightly syrupy with a moderate, coarse carbonation and strong but brief burn. Flavor is more lemon, grass, leaf, pine cone, hint of lactic, mineral. Neat Belgian ale. Horsey flavor was a surprise (housemate said it smells like poop.) Nice. complex. refreshing, if a bit funky.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moravius (599) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2014
Flasche (33 cl) von Getränkefeinkost, Berlin (abgefüllt 5/2014). - Orangegelb, trüb, mit einer Unmenge grobporigen Schaums. - Nase frisch und scharf hopfenbitter, dazu prononciert säuerlich wie Lambic, mit Pampelmuse und Klee. - Antrunk scharf säuerlich und herb fruchtig wie ein Lambic, mit Orangenschale und sehr trockenem Cidre. Anfangs knochentrocken, doch beim Wärmerwerden meldet sich eine weiche, runde Malzsüße. Mild rezent. Im Abgang wuchtige, leicht modrige Hopfenherbe. Enorm langer, sehr bitterer Nachtrunk. - Nanu - ist das wirklich ein belgisches Starkbier? Das schmeckt und fühlt sich an wie ein Lambic - aber es schmeckt mit jedem Schluck besser!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (645) - - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 8% - Redelijk biertje destijds gedronken - Niet verkeerd, maar heb naar mijn smaak veel lekkerder biertjes gedronken - Vandaar mijn niet al te hoge waardering uiteindelijk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (647) - CROATIA - NOV 14, 2014
Cloudy orange color, huuuge off white head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of malts, citrus, grape, orange, pear, spices, yeast. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Interesting, very fruity BSA, although it seems more like a tripel to me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2489) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
2009 bottle pours a cloudy golden brown with thin bubbly off-white head. Aroma is big on caramel makes, hint of acetic sour. Taste is balanced malty sweetness with just a hint of sir and big dark fruit back end. For being 5 years old, this is amazing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (297) - - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle 0,33l, bought at Beer Paradise in Palmanova (Italy). Hazy orange liquid with giant foam. Medium body, light carbonation. Heavy sourness, spices (nutmeg, cloves), some fruits like overriped grapes. Strange one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1527) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with a good bubbling white head. Smells fruity, sweet and floral. Tastes floral, parfum and sweet. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2014 bottle @ home, thanks to Lukaduke. Pours a cloudy orange appearance with a huge, fluffy cream colored head. Aroma has apple, light banana, toast, white pepper, and pretty heavy floral notes. Pretty enticing. Chewy, doughy mouth feel. Medium full body. Medium light sweetness. Medium high bitterness. Some citrus, apple, pear fruity notes in the flavor. The yeast is just a touch spicy. Finish floral and dry and without any boozy notes. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (404) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2014
There’s a bottled on date on the cap but unfortunately, it was partially cutoff...July 201 It pours an orange colour with a huge and growing head of foam. Lots of bubble action going on. The nose is very bitter and hoppy up front suggesting bitter fruit like orange and possibly grapefruit. The taste is very nice indeed. Power packed with a tasty bitterness of orange zest which reminds me of blood orange kind of bitter. I truly do not get any sort of sweet notes so maybe this is what a fresher bottle brings to the table? Anywho, the somewhat extreme bitterness is working for my palate. As it warms, I do get light spice as in clove and maybe, it will make a turn towards the malt when it gets closer to room temp. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, this is another fine brew from De Dolle.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WVHouseofBeer (890) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2014
I was very disappointed with this beer, as De Dolle is normally excellent. It felt like a nice pale lager or pilsner of sorts; not what I was expecting. Body is watery and the aromas are a bit skunky. Maybe I had a bad bottle but I don’t think I did................


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