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

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RATINGS: 1222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (2083) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2016
0.33 l bottle at ’Dulle Griet’. Slightly hazy, golden amber with a massive, foamy, almost stable, white head. Sweetish, yeasty-spicy and a bit fruity aroma of peach, pear, clove, some caramel and hints of honey. Sweetish-malty, yeasty-spicy and a bit fruity taste of peach, clove, caramel, pear and honey, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, rather yeasty-spicy finish. Medium body, very effervescent mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation. Again way too much carbonation, the same as for the Dulle Teve and the Stout, but apart from that quite tasty. Nothing special though, the beer really suffers from the carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (1307) - Z±bki, POLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Atromat: dominują cytrusy pochodzące zapewne z chmielu oraz fenole z drożdży. Nieco nut kwiatowych, miodu czy alkoholu. Ogólnie nieźle.

Wygląd: tutaj zaczynają się schody, bowiem zaskakuje nieustanny (choć nie nagły) gushing. Barwa złota, niestety zmętniona, z pływającymi drobinkami. Piana biało- żółta, średnio i grubo pęcherzykowa, obfita (raczej wymuszona), ale umiarkowanie trwała.

Smak: zaznaczona słodycz, sporo owoców (cytrusy, brzoskwinie, morele), nuty przyprawowe, miodowe i alkohol, który z czasem jeszcze się nasila. Ze słodu może herbatniki. Goryczka w okolicach średniej, wychodzi stopniowo i dość długo pozostaje, ale nie zalega. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane do wysokiego wysycenie i goryczkowo- cytrusowy finisz z wyraźną nuta alkoholową.

Dosyć orzeźwiające, jak na Belgian Strong. Byłoby ciekawiej, gdyby było świeże i bardziej owocowe.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaserov (166) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 27, 2016
Color ambar con capa de espuma blanca desproporcionada y con textura de jabón. Carbonatación media. Aroma a levadura, malta y lúpulo (cítrico). El sabor es similar pero con menor presencia del lúpulo. Final seco y placentero. Alcohol muy bien sintetizado.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1759) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy golden, with an enormous creamy head. Aroma is zesty citrusy hops, and fruity Belgian yeast, with wooden notes and kandi sugar, as well as malty notes with honey. Full, creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is fruity hops and tart yeasty notes with perfume and wooden barrels, as well as kandi and malty notes of bread, toffee and a slight alcoholic sting. Lingering, fruity yeast in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3 finger head took forever to die back.. descent lacing.. brew is very hazy peachy gold. Aroma is a phenolic mix of sweet and sour fruit.. green apples and underripe apricots... a little lemony.. Flavor mirrors the aroma .. same fruitiness with more spice .. white pepper ... cardamom and lite clove.. slight melon with a encompassing maltiness that does a good job tying the complexities together.. mouthfeel is light for the style .. way too much fizzy carbonation.. semi dry finish is the only place where I can detect a grassy hop presence.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vinx (108) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2016
Pale hazy color with a huge rocky very long lasting foam. Complex aroma of citrus, sweet yellow fruit, cloves, banana, pepper, biscuit with hints of coriander. The phenols, pepper above all, are noticeable even in the mouth and last a long after the last sip. Thin body, bitter, well hidden alcohol: all things that make it so drinkable. It’s the whole Belgium shrinked in a bottle. A great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy bronze body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of stewed rhubarb, cinnamon, brown bread, floral hops and mashed red apple. Flavour of apple strudel, marzipan and nuts. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Lively fizz. Sweet and spicy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (338) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with tall beige head. Aroma of light malt, bread, biscuit and spicy and hoppy notes. Taste is light malty with biscuit and bread, along with fruity notes and evident hops with grass and pine. Finish is dry and bitter, and hides the high alcohol lever well. Good one!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Valtavasti vaahtoava (kesti todella kauan, että koko pullollisen sai kaadettua lasiin) oranssinkeltainen, hieman utuinen olut. Jättää kivan puolen sentin vaahtokerroksen suurimman vaahdon hävittyä. Lisäksi hieman pitsiä. Tuoksussa belgihedelmäisyyttä, hieman hiivaisuutta ja mausteisuutta. Maku hieman makea, mutta toisaalta humaloidun katkera ja hedelmäinen, hiilihappoinen. Ennen kaikkea varsin mausteinen/pippurinen. Raikas olut, kohtalaisen täyteläinen suutuntuma. Belgitripel tästä mieleen tulee. Hieno tuotos.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor (203) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2016
330ml bottle best before June 2017. Pour yellowish and hazy with a tall and dense white head. Aroma of nuts, Belgian yeast and notes of green hops. Herbal taste with notes of pepper, high carbonation, dry and oily. Nice pepper month finish.


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