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

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RATINGS: 1212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (236) - LATVIA - JAN 3, 2016
Very thick cap. Sour aroma. Tastes sour. Some bitter nuances and bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1234) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 28, 2015
Unclear, amber colored, nice frothy off white head with nice lacing. aroma is some caramel malt, bit yeast, fruity, citrusy and herbal and very spicy. Taste is medium sweet caramel and candy sugar, some fruits and straw, citrus and a whole lot of spicy hoppy niceness. Medium+ bitterness, dry finish and a lasting bitter aftertaste, a bit bready in the finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation. With Chouffe Houblon, the best Belgian IPA! (on tap, De Dolle Brewery, Diksmuide)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Light golden color with a thick white frothy head. Aroma of candy apples, brown sugar, super estery. Flavors were similar, with a gentle bitterness. Soft and silky mouthfeel, almost creamy. Lots of carbonation, prickly and bone dry. World class.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. No date on cap. Refrigerated and seems fairly new. It pours an orange color with a massive, frothy off white head that shrinks within a minute or two. The aroma jumps out as alcoholic with some dried fruit esters of apricot, plum and pineapple. Very light honeyed malt with bready yeast. The flavor is nice balanced yeasty basement with strong hop flavor of flowers, herbs, pineapple and apricots. Strong spicy, floral bitterness. Light acidity and honeyed malt on the palate. Good soft mouthfeel with strong carbonation. A solid Belgian Strong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (721) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
Beautiful clear golden bier, huge white head and lots of bubbling. Smell is pears and apples, vanilla, leather. Lightly metallic, touch of strawberries, some fresh cheese. Wet wood. Taste is bitter astringent, fresh and sticky. Not very full, with none of the sweetness suggested bh the smell.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gbe75 (132) - ICELAND - DEC 5, 2015
From a bottle. Fruity taste and aroma. Apricot. Label ridicilous and probably has negtive affect on the sale figures.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (695) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 5, 2015
Bronze, cloudy with strange white foam. Nice aroma of malt, and fruit, apricot. Sweet, malt, apricot with sweet fruity bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (586) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2015
While the bottle didn?t gush on opening like for others, my glass did end up filled with 60% white rocky foam that took 10 min to recede to a drinkable level. The beer itself is an attractive hazy gold. Aromas of spicy clove phenols, fresh grains, honey, a little apricot. The taste is drier and more bitter than the smell suggests - lots of clove, floral honey, multigrain bread, coriander. Long dry bitter finish. Medium bodied with strong carbonation. The heavy dose of hops creates an interesting and enjoyable variation on the classic belgian strong golden ale or tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1398) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
Dorado ligeramente tupido y espuma blanca compacta. Aromas de fruta amarilla, hierba fresca y azúcar blanco. Cuerpo denso con inicio dulce, fruta amarilla y acidez fresca con final de amargor seco intenso.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2557) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
33cl bottle shared at home with a friend. Somewhat dark orange with a full slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced bitter and sweet tones. Caramel, malts, yeast and some fruit. Tasty Belgian brew.


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