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


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RATINGS: 1222   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2012
Brassée en janvier 2012. Couleur superbe d’une belle triple. Partons d’abord sur les grands principes : si l’on aime le côté bitter d’une vraie triple, il faut la boire la plus jeune possible. Ici, elle a 2 mois, elle a reposé quelque peu, et on garde l’intégralité des arômes. Nous sommes donc dans les conditions optimales pour la dégustation de la belle blonde... Couleur dorée foncé brillante superbe. Ne pas oublier aussi de vider la levure du fond de bouteille à part dans un petit verre avec un peu d’eau pour le déguster à part, et préserver ainsi toute la clarté à cette très belle couleur dorée. Magnifique mousse blanche, épaisse comme du blanc d’oeuf battu. Preuve d’une vie intense. (La bière est avant tout un organisme vivant). Arômes de céréales, malt, levure, houblon. Parfait. Première bouche d’une très belle triple, céréales et houblon, accentué ici sur le houblon qui est un nugget-hop de Poperinge très fleuri, et qui en plus a été houblonné à froid. Magnifique. Seconde bouche encore sur ce houblon très fin. Remarquable. Troisième bouche où apparaît du fruité sur du zeste d’orange et de l’abricot. On arrive ainsi à l’équilibre. Ce qui est la preuve d’un grand savoir-faire du brasseur (ici c’est un "dolle", un fou, un crazy) mais en tout cas un sorcier, pour arriver ainsi à donner cet ensemble de saveurs. Finale très jolie, équilibrée, avec une levure riche bien intégrée à l’ensemble, et juste le degré de force alcoolique nécessaire, 8 %, parfait pour conserver l’ensemble des goûts et les soutenir dans la longueur. Ici longueur remarquable. Un modèle du genre, la triple qui mérite le respect. Rien à dire. Triple. 100.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SteC (140) - Oostende, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2011 The taste of this beer evolves very strongly over time on this beer. The young Arabier is overly bitter and almost undrinkable. I personally prefer the 9 months-1 year old Arabier without the yeast. When pouring it in the glass gives a bright yellow color with an enormous head pearly that stays for a long time. The taste of the beer itself has some fruityness with a dry-bitter aftertaste giving you the desire for more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LagerPhan (11) - USA - MAY 14, 2007
I drink bottles of this Belgium beer and I am drinking a trappist beer. But no! Is not trappist. But should be trappist with such clean yeast tasting. Why are there not more people drinking this beer and saying it is good on this ratebeer? Hop in flavor and smelling, with not much sugar. Also like "gueuze" beer and with fruity.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
miguelblanco (13) - Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bought from wine warehouse in Charlottesville, Va. 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a stand-tall head that will extend above the glass rim by an inch if you let it. Bright white puffy head. Body is clear and golden. Bubbles are even and steady though somewhat fewer than the head would denote. Nose is old pears, pinch o’ sour, malty/caramel fo’ sho. Hop snap on the tongue at first and last taste. In the middle is a rich malt flavor. It’s like a hops-malt-hops oreo. Finish is fairly clean in the mouth. If this thing would age, I’d buy a case. As it is, I will simply pick up two bottles every time I see it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Keruso (10) - - APR 6, 2012
With Boskeun and Dulle Teve as siblings can Arabier add something distinctive? well yes ineed. Awesome intense, peppery dry strong golden ale. I recommend serving cold not just cool.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jippijeppe (7) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
Nice, try it!!!!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a clear and effervescent orange amber, topped by a fluffy white pillow of foam. Then I stir up the yeast and dump that in, making the beer a hazy peach color, and the foam closer to a light tan. Great head retention - there’s still a small round mound of foam when I get to the bottom of the glass - and good lacing throughout. Strong dry malty aroma, with some herbal alcohol (and subsequently yeast) in there too. Tart flavor initially, with a dry malt base that is also more than a bit acidic, and also fruity and herbal. Spicy hop bitterness comes into play in the finish, along with some of the yeast flavor. The tart acidity lingers a long time in the aftertaste - delightful. Medium body, well carbonated, quite smooth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Very good beer. Love the balance of the bitter, the sweet, and the higher carbonation. The beer has a vinegar taste to it. I do not normally enjoy the higher carbonated beers, but this one works for me. Nice clean, dry finish. A sweet citrus like smell, that again brings notes of vinegar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4000) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2012 cereal, spruce, basement aromas, bubblegum, butterscotch, cloudy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle at Belgian Beer Eureka. Great yeasty beer. Aromas of caramel, dough, grain, and citrus. Taste has a sweet start, with a sour bite, bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, carbonated, and full bodied. Orange, with a big frothy head.

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