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


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RATINGS: 1135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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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   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 it’s 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. There’s 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, it’s a very successful mouthfeel, mixing pleasant dryness with a good complexity of flavor. O: Quite tasty. This would probably be better fresh, but it’s still drinking great right now. Regardless, this is one of those mildly strange beers that really makes you contemplate it. Think of it as Duvel’s slightly loopy but lovable younger brother.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
lym_flyer (22) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Gusher! Very strong smell and taste of T.CP. I thinks it is off. Such a shame as I was looking forward to another classic from De Dolle Brouwers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (462) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Appearance is clear, golden and effervescent, a huge white pillowy head which takes a while to settle. Aroma- banana, candy, syrup, hint of zest, crisp hops, caramel undertones, spices, fresh fruit, slightly grassy. Taste- fruity, lemon zest, fluffy banana, hop bitterness but also a sweetness in there, orange peel, long bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nicolas_M (78) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
Well, now I am stuck. If I said that the De Ryck Special smells like farm, this one is a farm power ten. About taste, it’s spicy and flowery. Oh and be careful, the beer overflowed from the bottle when opened.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
florent.janssens (194) - - APR 3, 2015
Bière à l’arôme acide.Arrière goût houblonné. Elle diffère de la blonde classique par son goût légèrement épicé et son fort taux d’alcool

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ulysse (267) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
The beer gushed out of the bottle. Even though it was bottled 11 months ago. Rather spicy blond beer. Perfume slash alcohol aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itzjerm (1577) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Very bitter almost sour. But a base of their buttery beer. End is not Belgian but a hoppy bitter buttery mess ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tuuker (34) - - MAR 29, 2015
Aroma: fainth red currants, resin, light malts Appearace: Thick lacing foam, that forms a cloud; hazy straw colour Taste: refreshing, dry, bitter, some orange peel like bitterness lingers on tongue, earthy hops, some yeast. Pepper, grasy hops Palate: Dry, medium body Overall: Very nice refreshing yet strong flavoured beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (903) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Large white head, yellow orange coloured body, yeast herby malts sweet honey like smell, high carbonation, a bit acid medium to high bitter herbs hops taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stijnvanmb (17) - Oostende, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2015
Verrassend bittere smaak ik heb dit biertje rechtstreeks bij de dolle brouwers en smaakt extra goed

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1153) - SPAIN - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Fruity, yeast, slightly hoppy / Afrutado, levadura, ligeramente a lupulo

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