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


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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2013) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2014
As a big fan of De Dolle beers I really looked forward to taste this one. 33 cl. bottle poured in to a Tulip. Hazy, golden-amber colour with a huge, fluffy head that slowly fades to big lumps. Colour gets darker as the bottle empties due to the sediment in the bottom. Fruity aroma with citrus, floral and herbal hops, sweet fruits, particularly apricot, rich caramel malts, yeasty-fruity notes. Some bread. Usual complex De Dolle aroma - excellent. Taste is herbal bitter and yeasty - a Belgian IPA. Medium body with a lively carbonation that cuts the richness somewhat. Long lasting herbal bitter and fruity finish with yeasts and caramel malts. Another excellent beer from De Dolle. Lacks a bit of the mind blowing complexity from the Reserva beers or Stille Nacht. Still very good, trough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Clear golden/light amber with massive white head. Light sweet malts, spices (cloves), lemon, yoghurt, flowery, cucumber, green leaves. Taste is a great balance between sweetness, with fruity sourness and medium bitter finish. Medium bodied, full carbonation and medium dry feel. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (861) - HONG KONG - MAR 14, 2014

330ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Looks: Cloudy hazy golden orange with a thick layer of brown yeast sedimentsOne finger head with lasting, crumpety off white foams; Excellent sticky lacing and quite fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and dark fruit-driven which can be smelt as soon as it was popped, with very strong plums, figs, raisins, floral, orange, light pineapple, candy sugar, strong Belgian yeast, malt, alcohol and light spices.

Taste: Rich, mid to light sweet malt with distinctive sour notes, plus strong plums, grapefruit, orange peels, molasses, strong resin, very dry biscuits, Bel yeast, spices, strong lime, grass, and strong bitter hops.

Body: Full body. Dry, rich and very oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: A nice Belgian IPA! Lots of dry-hopped Nuggets here for a solid grapefruit, orange and resiny taste. The dark-fruity Bel Ale and yeast base is still strong, through not as varied and sweet as the Mad Bitch; Has a pretty distinctive sour note which compliment the bitterness quite well. Very neat!

Hoppiness: The showcase of this brew - nose is very good floral, grapefruit, orange and spice; taste is head strong grapefruit zest, orange peels, oozy resins, spice and grassy hops; IPA-standard strong bitterness for a lasting and astringent long finish. Yum!

After Taste: Bone dry; Pleasant biscuit, bitter and fulfilling to mouth.

Comments: After the dark-fruity Mad Bitch, this is another good one from De Dolle: a solid showcase and template of Belgian IPA - combinging the best of Bel Ales (good looks and head, excellent dark fruit and estery yeastiness) with nice loads of dry hops (solid citrus, orange peels, floral and resins). My personal; preference is still Mad Bitch but this is a solid, all-round crowd pleaser. A must try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle bought some place I can’t remember. Pours deep golden with a huge frothy and fizzy offwhite head that leaves some soapy lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, yeasty, fruity and phenolic with biscuits, baked pears, lemon zest, hay, red apples, tar, wood, spongecake, dates and figs. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter, malty, herbal and tiny earthy with biscuits, sweet dark bread, moist soil, hay, wood, unripe pears, apple skins and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, soft, tiny astringent and medium bodied. finish is tiny sweet, bitter and phenolic with biscuits, unripe pears, sheet metal, hay, pepper corns and lemon zest. Solid, not fancy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sureshpa (295) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
Aroma: Hops, citrus, cheese, grapefruit, , Appearance: Gold, yellow, orange, medium yeast in top and bottom, bubble quickly building white head that stays, medium lace, soft carbonation Taste: Grapefruit, cheese, citrus, nice bitter fruity finish This bottle was aged 1,5 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
Backlog. Yeasty with some peppers and spices paired with citrus and oranges. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8101) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein minimal trübes goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soulved (19) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2014
33cl bottle sampled in a chalice. Golden colored brew with a slight yeast haze that settles in a few minutes. It has 3 fingeres of foam in a chalice with low retention and no lacing. Smells of citrus, yeast and hops. Tastes of citrus, hop, dough and pepper. Dry spicy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4052) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Before my trip to Belgium this time I checked to see which fairly common beers I had not rated or reviewed. This is why I went into Cambrinus (Brugge) and ordered this, a Satan Red, a St Feuillien Triple and a Hercule Stout before anything else. Needless to say four different styles and types of beer: what fun drinking in Belgium can be. Anyway this was first: golden pour with a huge white head to wade through. The nose and taste are like a mixed fruit bowl that has been plunged into a bath of yeast, then had pepper dusted onto it before someone squirts lemon juice all over it. Now boil it and take out the lumpy bits, add some hops re-boil, allow it to settle in a bottle for a while and then it’s ready to drink. More please!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jippijeppe (7) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
Nice, try it!!!!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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