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

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RATINGS: 1083   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


Kikuzzo's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, - JAN 27, 2013
Alcolica e lievitosa, buona ma non al livello delle sue sorelle de dolle. "Forse" non la berrei ad aperitivo come ho fatto io...


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1107) - PORTUGAL - SEP 18, 2014
33cl bottle. Clear golden colour with a nice white head. Malts, light spices and some fruity hops in the aroma. Average carbonation and light to medium body. Taste is more bitter than sweet. Overall, a deception I guess. I was expecting much more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (220) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a giant, froth head, cloudy amber-yellow in color. Wheaty, malty aromas with a subtle sourness. Has a very unique, convincing taste. Begins with bready, toasted malts and bitter hops at the same time. While hops turn more present, a vinous sour punch enhances its piny, grassy character, paired with overripe stone fruits, which get coated up by toffeeish, sweet malts, revealing an earthy bread taste during the finish. This brew convices due to its striking interaction between a complex, slick hop bitterness among throughout evolving malts. Both flavors stay on the palate till the very end, without stopping to change their taste. This blend, of two almost opposite flavors, which are going side-by-side in this brew leads to an immense variety of tastes, with hints of fruits, fermented grapes, scorched toast, earth, toffee, rock sugar - changing on the palate at an amazing speed. Finishes with an outstanding malt supported bitterness, which numbes the tongue for quite a time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1369) - Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy peach color with a large, white head that fills over half of the glass. Aroma is very fruity, loads of apple and pear, slightly vinous, some grape. Taste is slightly sweet, very fruity again with the apple and pear, some apricot and peach, vinous, fermented fruit. Fairly full with medium carbonation. Just plain excellent and so very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4196) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle - Sweet stone fruit and yeasty esters. Cloudy gold with a rich white head. Sweet fruity esters, nice apricot and balanced bitterness. Nice Belgian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (403) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
330ml bottle at Brothers Beer Bistro. Hazy golden with an everlasting foamy white head. Flavors are bready yeast, peach, apricot, honey, lemon and spices with floral notes. Light to medium body, bright carbonation, slick texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wvhoran (239) - Tasmania, - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange color with a beautiful pillowy head. The aroma is very spicy, with coriander and clove. The flavour is just a little sweet, honey-like, but more tart, with citrus peel and spice flavours, and then it finishes very bitter. Dry also.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (261) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The aroma is very citrus like, with also tones of hops, flowers and spices. Nice aroma, but could have been a little stronger. The beer is nicely carbonated and has a large white head. The taste is pretty dry, refreshing and a little alcohol is hidden and the tones from the aroma are reasonable discernible. The finish is dry and very hoppy with an explosion of bitterness. A little too bitter for me, but actually is a nice and refreshing beer. Maybe I have to try a second one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (444) - Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
330 ml bottle. Nice golden color with fluffy white head. Spice and fruity aroma. Spicy taste and bitter aftertaste. Very solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Poured from the bottle into an Achel glass. This is certainly a beer that looks the part: yellowy-orange with lots of gas and a huge foamy head. Bitter, spiced, lovely stuff. Just a hint of nail polish remover to stop it being sweet. Perfumed woody hop aroma.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WingdSoldier (46) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Hazy yellow beer, thick foamy head with a bitter hoppy taste that’s characteristic for the local beers.


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