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


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RATINGS: 1177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 10įC.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
11.6 oz bottle into a New Belgium goblet. Bottled 5/2011. A: Pours a cloudy dark gold color with strong carbonation and some unattractive yeast particles. The head is a bit rougher than I really like in the style; nonetheless itís about three fingers high, colored offwhite, retaining itself decently. It also has a huge floater in the center, with a much creamier texture. Lacing is sparse but strong where it exists. S: I first note some white grapes with some caramel, earthiness, and a kiss of lactic sourness. This light fruitness evolves, developing additional tones of orange, apricot, and cherry. The complexity of the fruit esters here are really engrossing. T: This has a bit more caramel malt than I expected, along with a finishing touch of lactose. Behind this primary flavor lies the fruit notes I loved so much on the nose. Also, I note some grassy hops on the aftertaste; I could tell this would be quite hoppy fresh. Thereís an accumulating earthy note that provides some cheesy qualities; some sips are like biting into a stank-ass cheese - and by gawd King, it works here. M: Despite some of the early sweetness, this is nicely crisp and dry, probably aided by its age. The back end is pretty astringent; a bit more than I like, actually. Otherwise, itís a very successful mouthfeel, mixing pleasant dryness with a good complexity of flavor. O: Quite tasty. This would probably be better fresh, but itís still drinking great right now. Regardless, this is one of those mildly strange beers that really makes you contemplate it. Think of it as Duvelís slightly loopy but lovable younger brother.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (504) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1103) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
Dorado ligeramente tupido y espuma blanca compacta. Aromas de fruta amarilla, hierba fresca y azķcar blanco. Cuerpo denso con inicio dulce, fruta amarilla y acidez fresca con final de amargor seco intenso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1933) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonnyConga (121) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
A big gusher. V high carb fits the beer though. Fruity, yeasty, Belgian spice and very clear aftertaste with a little refreshing bitterness. A fantastic beer - v well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (523) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2015
Beer exploded upon opening. Ridiculous amount of foam. It took me 20mins to pour the whole bottle out L: -pours a hazy bright golden with a huge,foamy,white head -high carbonation visible -visible,small particle floaties S: -pineapple,lemon zest,coriander,honey T: -Follows the nose plus pears -high,lingering bitterniss F: -medium to high carbonation -light to medium body -alcohol noticeable O: Sort of a less refined "De Ranke Guldenberg". The carbonation issues really bugged me though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (521) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Orange color with very thick head. Aroma has yeast, fruits, spices, malt and citrus. Taste is malty with quite long fruity and bitter aftertaste. Flavors of malt, yeast, grape and herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (1136) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 17, 2015
W aromacie świetne nuty winogronowe, brzoskwinie, przyprawy, intensywnie, kwintesencja Belgii. W smaku raczej wytrawne, przede wszystkim przyprawy, maleje owocowość, duża jak na styl goryczka, lekko popiołowo - ziołowa. Ciekawe podejście, ale wolę mniej chmielu na goryczkę w tym stylu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
Huge gusher, shooted the cap in my face. Hazy golden color with huge white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruit-estery, yeasty. Taste is fruity with pink grapefruits, yeasty, a bit malty, pleasantly bitter finish. High, but soft carbonation. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (274) - Ioannina, GREECE - NOV 6, 2015
Golden to amber color. Very nice aroma, with hop, old hops, wood. Great taste, complex, malty, perfectly balanced, with some fruitness, caramel. I didnít expect so much, De Dolle is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle from Belgian Beer Factory. Pours clear golden and foams a loooot. Nose is bitter and dry, pepper spicy, fruits, Belgian yeast. Taste is also bitter but also has some sweetness, fruits, Belgian yeast, grapefruit and herbs in long bitter finish.

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