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

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RATINGS: 1216   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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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brstp (201) - - DEC 19, 2007
Hazy golden color with thick, creamy head and thick lacing. Gigantic yeast aroma with bananas, lemons, orange, taste is similar with sweet and sour tangerine, nutty malt, a bit spicy. Extremely carbonated but I don’t have a problem with that.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3364) - 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 (268) - 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 (781) - 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 (180) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours yellow colour with a huge white frothy head. Brown sugar, apple spices. Malty sweetness and dry aftertaste. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (871) - - JUL 5, 2016
Pours deep golden color, haze, with creamy long lasting (practically till the end) white head. Visually high carbonation. Sroma: fruity, with notes of grape, peaches, grapefruits...flavor is similar: intense hop flavors, with fruity note, which takes on grape, peaches, grapefruits...flavor is similar: intense hop flavor, which takes on fruits mentioned above, supported with malt flavors, which takes on toffee, bread. Finish is slightly salty, dry and slightly bitter. Body is medium, texture soft, carbonation high.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2016
De Dolle’s Ara Bier an 8% belgian Golden Ale that is a beautiful brassy gold with an off-white head of foam. The aroma is sweet honeyed biscuit malts with spicy phenols and a hop bite. It is light bodied, soft round carbonation and a dry finish. The taste is sweet, has a herbal hop bite, spicy belgian yeast esters and is very crisp. A well neigh perfect example of the style. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (130) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours cloudy dark amber with a large amount of fluffy white head. About a finger of the head retains and there’s a lot of lacing. Fruity esters on the nose to begin with - banana and apple mostly. Sweet light malt s, Almond/marzipan, orange or orange rind, tropical fruit, something floral or grassy, bit of citrus, slight woody edge. Taste, by comparison seriously ramps up the bitterness; bitterness of a dry, woody, earthen, resinous nature. Almost tastes like a dark malt note, though i think this is entirely from the hops. Some sweeter notes of citrus, apple and sweeter malt up front before the huge bitterness kicks in and lingers for a long while. Some phenolic notes here too - lots of pepper toward the finish. Body is medium, texture is oily/smooth, carbonation is fairly sharp for a while - bit of a tingler, finish is of course very bitter and dry. Ever wondered what a Duvel hopped like a west coast IPA tastes like? This one’s for you!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (3346) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2016
33cl bottles of the years, always generously foamy and hard to pour with elegance, this one bottled Dec2015. - Pours with more towering foam at the first glass hit than Orval... Bref: the most tropical and fruity tripel-like Belgian strong ale on the traditional side of De Ranke’s new wave, Poperinge terroir bitters. - Ar: one of the best smelling tripel/Belgian ales tout court, Poperinge Nuggets (orange marmelade, sweet mango even?) seasoned by orchard fruit yeast esters with amazing depth and an earthy edge. Once the dishsoap foam settles very easy to drink, with a tightly composed hop flower bouquet ranging from Westflemish saturated polderland grasses, hay over peach blossom to peppers, honey, bread yeast. Great mouthfeel, not too carbonated and well dry. Came to underestimate this over the years, but it really is in league with De Struise’s Belgian stout desserts and Orval as a terroir product updated for ever-new palates. - Caveat: Brett ist im Spiel somewhere at De Dolle and no 2 batches or bottles seem the same...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
megavherr (1) - Pineto, ITALY - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
One of the best belgian beers i ever had. Red and yellow fruit, bread crust, caramel, phenols, the smell is really complex and structured. The flavour fills the mouth as the nose, very balanced bitterness.


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