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

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RATINGS: 1144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottled May 2011, so almost a year old. Pours hazy gold with some chunks and a massive frothy white head that continuously builds in the etched Sam Adams tulip, kind of annoying. It took 15 minutes just to let the head recede and actually get some aroma. It did warm up nicely during that time too though since it was too cold at first. Aroma of citrus, bready malt, herb, fruit, earthy funk. The hops hold up well in the taste, fairly bitter and not oxidized, nice malt body. Medium body, high carbonation.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (189) - SPAIN - JUN 29, 2015
From XXXII. In La Trappe glass. Playing KB Dark Side. Another good brew from the de dolle. More soft than the other ive tasted and a bit less impressive, but good nonetheless

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jelledebont (15) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2015
Licht fruitige smaak voorin de mond, daarna bitter met na vijf seconden een erg droge bittere nasmaak in de keel. Niet slecht, maar ik hou toch meer van de iets frissere en/of zoetere bieren.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (760) - CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours cloudy pale gold with lots of particulate on full white head, good retention and lacing. (3/5) Nose is complex: citrus, banana, floral, candi sugar, light earth and brett barnyard funk. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild funk. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly boozy and lingering brett bitter finish. (4/5) The appearance on this one is probably bad as a result of rough handling - the seal got broken during transport today, and half the bottle had spilled, but I figured I might as well salvage the remainder. An interesting combination of floral notes, presumably from the nugget hops, and earthy and brett notes. (15/20)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jananise (84) - - MAY 21, 2015
Tried in bottle. Bought at Tribaun, Austria. Colour is hazy amber/orange. Huge thick white head, great retention. Aroma is candy, straw, banana, yeasty and slightly antiseptic. Taste is similar with citrus, and a bitter/sweet balance that I like a lot. Nice dry bitter finish. Has a slight antiseptic flavour hidden in there too but overall nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mad_Ferret (745) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle from Kihoskh. Exactly 1 year old. Golden orange, hazy from sediment, huge soapy bubbly off white head, good dense lacings. Fruity spicy hoppy aroma, though muddled from the aging, belgian yeast, white bread, oranges, orange peel, green banana, some peach, cucumber. Flavour holds lots of oranges, carambola, green banana, white bread, yeast, hay and zest. Just a pinch of marzipan. The end is dry. Medium to full bodied, big round mushy carbonation, soft texture. It’s very good. Feels like a lighter version of Westmalle Triple. Almost... And one year of age didn’t put it to shame at all.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy_Luke (625) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Arabier - oczywiście od Hopestera :) Złociste piwo z wieeelką pianą. Najpierw wzorcowy gushing, później stopniowe dolewanie, z którego każde kończyło się powstaniem mnóstwa piany. W aromacie owoce - trochę bananów, cytryny. Gdzieś też trochę karmelu. W smaku owocowo, orzeźwiająco, nieco chmielowej goryczki, trochę słodyczy. Wysokie wysycenie nieco przeszkadzało, ale ogólnie piło się bardzo przyjemnie. Godne polecenia!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (421) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle to a pint ... Hazy light hold. Ample foamy white head. Some fresh straw and barnyard funk ... Flavors are similar with a dry tangy sour finish. Nice beer!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2115) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines. Colour is murky cloudy amber, big head. Nose is a bit bonkers. Lemon, citrous sour, farmyard, manure, musty barley grain, lot of Brett funk, grass and straw, pineapple. Taste is Brett yeasty, lemon and citric acidic, farmyard, manure, funky, musty grain, barley gratin, earthy, lime and some tropical notes. It tastes like there’s some sorachi ace in their somewhere

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielecamo (772) - ITALY - APR 29, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. Aroma speziato ed erbaceo, fresco e pepato. al palato corpo rotondo e di nuovo un fresco erbaceo e speziato.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
lym_flyer (22) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Gusher! Very strong smell and taste of T.CP. I thinks it is off. Such a shame as I was looking forward to another classic from De Dolle Brouwers.


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