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

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RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
miguelblanco (13) - Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bought from wine warehouse in Charlottesville, Va. 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a stand-tall head that will extend above the glass rim by an inch if you let it. Bright white puffy head. Body is clear and golden. Bubbles are even and steady though somewhat fewer than the head would denote. Nose is old pears, pinch o’ sour, malty/caramel fo’ sho. Hop snap on the tongue at first and last taste. In the middle is a rich malt flavor. It’s like a hops-malt-hops oreo. Finish is fairly clean in the mouth. If this thing would age, I’d buy a case. As it is, I will simply pick up two bottles every time I see it.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (682) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 9, 2014
12oz bottle pours hazy toasted orange with huge 3 finger head. Nose and taste hold lots of bready malt, doughy fruit, grains, cracker, orange zest, banana. Finish is dry fruity yeast and bready malt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Excalibur123 (117) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 30, 2014
Presenta color amarillo oro con excesiva cabeza de espuma que permanece en la copa largo rato y hay que dejarla reposar un rato para poder beberla. En boca entrada suave con fuerte amargo que desaparece al momento pero deja un pos gusto muy seco, desagradable; cuerpo ligero y carbónico excesivo, mucho lúpulo sin sentido, no le aprecio cualidades destacables, decepcionante.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4109) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at Paters Vaetje, Antwerp. Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy white head and lots of bubbles. The aroma is yeast, citrus fruit. The flavour is light sour with a big crisp, sharp yeast mineral earthy hoppy alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (227) - FRANCE - JUN 25, 2014
Blonde dorée avec une mousse blanche généreuse et crémeuse. Nez levurée, épicée et fruité (mirabelle). La première bouche est sur la levure (pain frais) et les épices, les houblons arrivent par la suite avec une amertume assez sèche qui dure et des notes de citron et de pamplemousse. Belle longueur en bouche et palais évolutif. Très bonne bière belge !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvilCat (58) - FRANCE - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Bouteille . L’ile du malt (merci Nico). Bière blonde doré avec une mousse blanche très généreuse. Nez de levure et d’agrume . En bouche c’est frais, très légère acidité , bien levuré et malté avec une pointe d’agrumes et d’épices . L’amertume est douce mais bien présente et persistante . Grande effervescence. Une blonde fraîche très agréable . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdb84 (79) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow/orange color, huge foam head. Aromas are a little indistinct: huge sourness, yeast, a little basement funk. Little flowery permeates (buttercups?). Taste follows the aroma: sour (unidentifiable unripe fruits), a little watery, even a little salty. Tastes fade quickly. Aftertaste is slightly ripened cheese. It’s not a bad beer, but definitely not as good as the other Dolle beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2656) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Tuulensuu, Tampere. Bottled 1/2014. Colour is cloudy light orange with thick small white head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, Belgian yeast, fruits, citrus and malts. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2278) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours cloudy gold with a big frothy white top. Aroma is citrus, light malts and lemon. Taste is light toast, citrus and lemon with a light hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2529) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle at home from Brewdog online. Aroma is sharp zesty citrus peel, grapefruit, belgian yeast and wheaty malts. Hazed golden straw coloured pour with a really big rocky white head and sticky lace. Flavour is crisp clean base malts, light toast. hops are zesty grapefruit pith, and earthy lemon. Solid bitterness. Palate is dominated by very high carbonation, fills the mouth with bubbles that massage the tongue. Finish is dry and highly attenuated.


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