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


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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (618) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Nose is herbal, slightly floral, belgian yeast, some funk, cellar, straw, slight underlying frutiness, of strawberry, melon and a touch of orange. Appealing. Taste leads with medicinal, slightly piney hops, leading to funk, straw, lemon grass, resin, some spice, in the dusty bitter finish. It’s an exceptional beer, with only perhaps the more common use of dry hopping in Belgium taking some of it’s specialness away. I certainly remember this as a revelation the first time I drank it more than a decade ago.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachneger (392) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Honig geel van kleur met een grote luchtige witte schuimkraag. Smaak zoet van honing met een licht bittertje. Geur gist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pedrens (164) - SPAIN - FEB 26, 2015
Botella. Color amarillo anaranjado apagado. Espuma blanca,algodonosa, muy potente y persistente. Aroma lupulado y afrutado y en menor medida a levadura, tb alcohol. En boca es cremosa con carbonatacion bastante viva, sabores dulces, q recuerdan a pera, y lupulados al final q dan amargor y cierta frescura cítrica, mandarina, y la levadura y malta se hace mas presente al final tb. Bastante equilibrada, y compleja, pero le fallan algunas cosas..se me hace un pelin aquosa y falta de sabor y algo mas de definicion en el final. El alcohol bien camuflado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (262) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold color with a thick white head. Lots of carbonation coming up. Getting a lot of funky sour notes with some fruit...pear? Medium body, the taste carries on the same as the aroma with some hope thrown in. Dry, bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5692) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Clear brilliant golden with a thin but sticky white foamy head. Big fruity ester nose with pear and melon and grass and guava. Smooth flavor though with a pear note that’s a bit too pronounced throughout. Like a pale ale mixed with perry. Gentle hop bitterness on the start with a touch of grass, then yeast, then pear till the dry finish. Funny earthy ester on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenH (963) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
golden, hazy, huge white foam, herbs, resin, full body, sticky, lively, bitter, medium sweetness, very bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Batavi (166) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Uitgeschonken in Oerbier glas, goudgele mistige kleur, met enorme, zeer volle witte schuimkraag met kop boven het glas uit. Mooie carbonatie met veel belletjes in het bier, schuim blijft lang stabiel en hoog. Geur is fris, grassig van de hop iets van abrikozen. De smaak is droge hop, veel bite, lijkt op een goede IPA. Verder is de smaak droog en fruitig met tonen van appels en witte druiven, verder wat gras/hooi, en licht kruidig en uiteraard veel hopsmaak als boventoon. De aangename hop smaken vormen het belangrijkste smaak element van het Arabier. De afdronk is lang, droog en lekker bitter van de hop. Zoals verwacht weer een prima bier van de Dolle Brouwers, echter zeker niet hun beste bier, Oerbier, Dulle Teve en Stille Nacht zijn bijvoorbeeld interessanter en complexer. Het Arabier lijkt qua smaak sterk op een IPA, meer dan een Belgian Strong Ale zoals op RB wordt vermeld, met aangename bittere en droge smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (553) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Pours a glass of thick yellow/orange beer. It has a nice aroma of lively fruitiness and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1272) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Pours a hazy hold with a big white head. Lovely hoppy aroma and the taste is bitter too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cluniac (71) - - JAN 27, 2015
I love De dolle, but this is my least favorite of their beers. Appearance is the best part- an appealing amber orange. Extremely frothy head with lots of carbonation. Aroma is a bit of belgian yeasty funk- maybe a bit of citrus coming thru but not much. Taste is extremely bitter from hops and dry- beer seems not well balanced to me, i prefer other fruity or malty flavors which I miss. Palate is nice and creamy, just like all De Dolle beers. Overall its drinkable and an avg belgian strong, but far from excellent in my view.

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