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


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RATINGS: 1192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2012
33cl Bottle, purchased from Nikki’s Liquors - Providence, RI. July 2010. I didn’t realize this was a hoppy beer that demanded freshness, so I’m left with a beer that appears infected and oxidized. I’m 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 doesn’t turn dusty, instead veering into a lightly cheesy, almost lambic-hop like bitter note. Yeasty throughout. Warm. Lightly tangy. Is this even fair?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankZappa7 (206) - GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016
06-Feb-2016-Flasche 0,33l - bottled Aug.2014. Goldgelb, fast orange. An sich klar, aber Mengen an schwebenden Sedimentteilchen (dryhopping mit Pellets? ) Weisser, etwas grobporiger Schaum, der aber ewig hält. Aroma Honig, Pfirsich, Weintraube. Antrunk Ananas, mango, Hefe - trotz des Alters der Flasche noch heftige Hopfenbitterkeit, die länger nachhängt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (465) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016

Malts, Belgian yeast, spices, wheat, hops, fruit and banana.

Turbid yellow/golden beer with a huge white head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, Belgian yeast, spices, wheat and banana; ends slightly bitter with hops and fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (1573) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Blonde with orange hue and huge gushing white foamy head. In a way the big head on top of the orange beer resembles an Arab wearing a turban. Maybe that explains the name? [Looking at a glass with 1/5 beer and 4/5 foam]. Sweet malts, yeast, lemon(peels), coriander, cloves, lots of spices and hoppiness. Over moderate bitter on top of an over medium sugary sweet backbone. Body is slightly heavier than light. Finish is almost tart, yoghurty/yeasty. Carbo is average and well balanced with the beer. Interesting stuff. "Imperial witbier"/"Witbier tripel".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (364) - MEXICO - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle, 330ml. A clear golden beer with a very foamy white head. Aroma is of citrics, especially lemon and green apple, hops, spices and hints of alcohol. Taste is bitter with a slightly sour aftertaste. Medium bodied with considerable carbonation and astringency. Aftertaste is well-balanced; not too strong yet with a nice character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (640) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Sparkling golden with a large foamy offwhite head. Aromas of citrus, grass, fruity hops. spices. Medium bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Sweet citrus character with a hoppy astringency and a dry, herbal bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (465) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a lasting dense white head. Aroma of oranges, apricot, grassy, pine, caramel. Taste is of oranges, spice, caramel, some bitter tropical fruits. Full oily to foamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
Draft @ De Dolle. Shared with the UnPer100 crew. Dorée, col blanc. Arôme offre un bouquet houblonné vert, finement épicé, note noble et frais, le tout s’assimilant fort à une signature belge surtout dans la levure. Pointe de fruits blancs; poire et pêche. Palais garde un profil bien belge, amertume modérée et noble, retrouve un fruité modéré, également portant sur la poire et pêche, mais ponctué par un malté pils, pâle voire Munich qui ajoute à cette impression de chaleur de cette blonde titrant tout de même à 8%. Fini est sec gardant un profil de grains concassés.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (1246) - LATVIA - JAN 3, 2016
Golden with rich white creamy head. Slightly bitter aroma. Sweet and strong bitter taste with citrusy and flowerly notes. Lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (211) - LATVIA - JAN 3, 2016
Very thick cap. Sour aroma. Tastes sour. Some bitter nuances and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (867) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 28, 2015
Unclear, amber colored, nice frothy off white head with nice lacing. aroma is some caramel malt, bit yeast, fruity, citrusy and herbal and very spicy. Taste is medium sweet caramel and candy sugar, some fruits and straw, citrus and a whole lot of spicy hoppy niceness. Medium+ bitterness, dry finish and a lasting bitter aftertaste, a bit bready in the finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation. With Chouffe Houblon, the best Belgian IPA! (on tap, De Dolle Brewery, Diksmuide)

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