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


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RATINGS: 1208   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (19929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Thick, hazy orange brown with fluffy, cumulus cloud-like head. Aroma of a grassy meadow on a summer afternoon. Initial flavor is citrus, followed by pepper and malt. Nice bitter finish. Definitely worth seeking out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (3217) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2016
33cl bottles of the years, always generously foamy and hard to pour with elegance, this one bottled Dec2015. - Pours with more towering foam at the first glass hit than Orval... Bref: the most tropical and fruity tripel-like Belgian strong ale on the traditional side of De Ranke’s new wave, Poperinge terroir bitters. - Ar: one of the best smelling tripel/Belgian ales tout court, Poperinge Nuggets (orange marmelade, sweet mango even?) seasoned by orchard fruit yeast esters with amazing depth and an earthy edge. Once the dishsoap foam settles very easy to drink, with a tightly composed hop flower bouquet ranging from Westflemish saturated polderland grasses, hay over peach blossom to peppers, honey, bread yeast. Great mouthfeel, not too carbonated and well dry. Came to underestimate this over the years, but it really is in league with De Struise’s Belgian stout desserts and Orval as a terroir product updated for ever-new palates. - Caveat: Brett ist im Spiel somewhere at De Dolle and no 2 batches or bottles seem the same...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
megavherr (1) - Pineto, ITALY - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
One of the best belgian beers i ever had. Red and yellow fruit, bread crust, caramel, phenols, the smell is really complex and structured. The flavour fills the mouth as the nose, very balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
3fourths (8984) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2016 Bottle-conditioned 33cl stamped March 2016, two+ months. Hazed golden-amber with a rocky white head. Aroma impression is dusty hay, dried herbs, lemon rind, cracked pepper, gum, fruity-tropical esters and basement must. Medium-full bodied, sweet and fruity up front before the carbonation explodes and the sharp bitterness takes hold in a mouth-watering and relentless finish. This is that sort of sticky-scraping-everlasting bitterness that works so well with noble varieties... Knoblach-level hoppy, and with this yeast strain, comparisons could be made to De Ranke XX and XXX.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llucmaduell (135) - barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2016
De Dolle is one of my favorite beer, not because he had been all but for the quality of their beers. Most are wonderful. Arabier fails to l’exelencia, segurarment because I like beer and contrasting stronger. All in all, a fantastic beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1320) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen. Shared with Desverger. Pours golden with a good off-white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malts, dried fruit, caramel sweetness, yeast, brown sugar. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Nice bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guruhso (332) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Hugh white fluffy head. Hoppe aroma of grapefruit, orange-peel, coriander Malty notes if caramel Yeasty notes of banana. The flavours starts light sweet and finish bitter with fairly long duration. The body is medium and the texture is juicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (427) - BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2016
Helder goudkleurig bier met veel rondzwevend gist sediment en mooie, grote, donzige gebroken witteschuimkraag. Aroma: fleurig met wat overrijpe vruchten, hooi en middelgrote bruine suiker. Smaak: begint zoetig met bruine suiker, hooi, lichte karamel en gist, maar krijgt echt bitter en aards over de finish. Mondgevoel is gemiddeld met een goede hoeveelheid koolzuur.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (1272) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 30, 2016
Aroma: belgian phenols, zesty. Appearance: clear golden color and whtie head. Taste: medium bitterness (alcohol and some herbs), belgian phenols, zesty, quite dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, herbal finish. Overall: Decent, nicely hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (6997) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Bottle split with Niller, sourced from Toft Vin, Copenhagen - pours gold with a big off-white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, some dried fruit, caramel sweetness, brown sugar, yeasty, medium to high carbonation, medium sweet into the finish. Nice drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (2390) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
Clear golden, airy white head. Malty aroma, honey, wood and tobacco, floral yeasty notes. Flavour is fruity, slightly rough, floral bitterness (?!). Honey-like sweetness, hoppy bitterness. Alcoholic and rather light. Quite complex and very well balanced.

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