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

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RATINGS: 1079   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 10įC.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 20, 2012
33cl Bottle, purchased from Nikkiís Liquors - Providence, RI. July 2010. I didnít realize this was a hoppy beer that demanded freshness, so Iím left with a beer that appears infected and oxidized. Iím going to trooper through and put a mental note down to re-rate. Aroma prickles with aged hops and the calvados-like warm aged apple aroma that I associated with De Dolle products. The flavor is dominated by past-peak hops, but somehow it doesnít turn dusty, instead veering into a lightly cheesy, almost lambic-hop like bitter note. Yeasty throughout. Warm. Lightly tangy. Is this even fair?


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (383) - 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 (208) - 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 (252) - 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 (404) - 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 (45) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Hazy yellow beer, thick foamy head with a bitter hoppy taste thatís characteristic for the local beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reynaldg (31) - - AUG 21, 2014
Bière atypique. Couleur jaune orangé, jolie tête blanche crémeuse et persistante. Arôme frais agrume et levure. Le palais est à l'unisson, l'alcool est présent, comme les notes de citron. Corps moyenne plus. Jolie amertume persistante. J'aime --- Dirty traduction Atypical beer. Yellow-orange color, nice creamy, persistent white head. Fresh citrus aroma and yeast. The palace is in unison, the alcohol is present, such as notes of lemon. Average body more. Nice lingering bitterness. I like

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (936) - SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4):
Citrus & hops, lots of spice on the nose with some bitterness & background fruits that includes orange, apple & pears with cloves in there too but the citrus & spice dominate.
Slightly hazy, golden amber with a thumb-sized, foamy white head & the odd bubble showing. Retention is pretty good with it holding steady over the opening couple of minutes.
Fruity with spice & citrus plus a mix of orange, tangerine & sugar that gives it a slightly sweet taste. Some bitterness soon follows with pineapple in there too & hints of alcohol/grain. Earthy hops round things off.
Medium bodied, fairly smooth with light grain & well carbonated with a slight fizz. The beer is dry, quite bitter & although some alcohol shows it is hidden well for the most part & proves quite easy to drink.

Another nice Belgian beer, fruity with plenty of citrus & pineapple the highlights. Easy to drink due to the fact that the alcohol hidden for the most part with only faint hints of it appearing in places; this one is a beer worth trying if you get the chance.

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
mikske79 (1118) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2014
Een van de slechtste bieren dat ik ooit gedronken heb. Helemaal niet mijn smaak, misschien voor andere mensen wel

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (758) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 9, 2014
12oz bottle pours hazy toasted orange with huge 3 finger head. Nose and taste hold lots of bready malt, doughy fruit, grains, cracker, orange zest, banana. Finish is dry fruity yeast and bready malt.


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