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

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RATINGS: 1070   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 10°C.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2006
Bottle. Hazy, pale orange / golden color with big white head. Lots of fruity aromas. Lemon, banana, green apples and dried apricot. Taste is very complex and well balanced. Sweet malts and honey. Sweet and sour fruits. Fresh and flowery hops. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours very lively with the classic and rediculous huge white De Dolles head. The beer is orange and almost clear. Aroma is fresh grapefruity hoppy. Flavour is sharp yeasty mixing in with a solid caramel malt sweetness and a decent bitterness in the finish. Straight forward yet powerful.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2004
A very lively beer with a huge lasting off white head. The beer is a hazy orange. The aroma is spicy and yeasty with notes of corriander - I'm not able to pick out other spices. The flavor is sweet, spicy, malty with notes of yeast, corriander, and other spices. The mouthfeel is fine. I'll definatly have this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Another mad brew from "De Dolle". Compared to "Oerbier" this is both lighter and more dry. At the same time it has the rather unusual character of being both tart and bitter at the same time. A beer you only drink if you’ve got time for the head to settle. Lots of time... 140194

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2005
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour with a huge white head. Fruity aroma with notes of spices and alcohol. Fruity flavour with notes of spices, wood and hops. Hoppy finish. Definitely not the best beer from De Dolle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2006
Bottled (8%). Golden colour, huge, slightly off white fluffy, longlasting head. Aroma is spices, malts, yeast and some grassy notes. Flavour is yeast, fruits, hops and some spices. Wellbalanced and refreshing. Hides ABV very well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19237) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2002
Orange coloured with rich stable head. Very citrusy hoppy aroma. Rich and fruity, yet dryish. Complex with Aaricot finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2006
Draught. Cloudy orange colour with a big white head. Yeasty and fruity hoppy aroma. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of citrus and a hoppy aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2009 2009-11-28, 3 years old, 8% ABV, 8-5-7-3-15=38
Of all De Dolle beers, this must be the most lively; it pours a bright golden color, one finger, under a cloud of foam. The malt aroma is spicey (coriander, mild cloves), with honey undertones, sweet; very interesting. The flavor is sweetish, malty, a bit spicy; the bitterness has been attenuated, and the alcohol increased. It’s a perfectly mature beer, even if it may have lost some hopping.

2003-05-10, 7% ABV, 8-5-9-5-17=44
Golden to amber color. Very nice aroma, with hop, old hops, wood. Great taste, complex, malty, perfectly balanced, with some fruitness, caramel.
I didn’t expect so much, De Dolle is great.

2002-08-10, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Pale amber colour, clean, creamy head. Classic aroma for these beers, of malt, candy sugar, hop, light wood cask. Dry, bitter and pretty sour; tart, astringent. The palate is as well dry, bitter, astringent, a good digestive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle at home ... Golden amber ... fruity rich belgian hop ... fizzy ... touch salty as all De honeyish and a touch spicy ... tasty enough just not for me


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