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

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RATINGS: 1272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 11.2oz bottle. pours golden with huge fluffy head. nose has really nice zesty orange and pear, coriander, and yeasty. flavor is very crisp, peppery, orange, pear, banana, and yeasty. alcohol is well hidden. mouthfeel is a tad thin and watery. a very tasty one from de dolle for sure, perfect to quench your thirst and get your belgian fix on a summer day.3.7.

6/29/08, 33cl botlte. pours hazy dull amber with foamy off white head. no so golden like i’ve had before. aroma is sweet, grassy, white grape, yeast. flavor is spicy, musty, dried fruit, yeasty. lively mouth feel, sort of a sweet alcohol finish but not boozy or hot. i still like this but I had it in my head it was going to be yeasty and hoppy golden strong ale not this. 3.6.

4
KnutAlbert (6798) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2007
Cloudy gold. Fine bitterness, some sourness over a well balanced malt base. Deceivingly easy-drinking. Some yeast, but that might be the bottle. Nice.

3.4
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Slightly hazy, pale body with a small, off-white head. The aroma is bread, honey and herbal. The flavor is slightly tart, lemon, bread, honey and lots of herbal hops. Medium body with biting carbonation and slightly medicinal.

3.7
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2007
on tap at richo’s. clear golden with a big fluffy white head. nice lacing. nice apple aroma with a hint of clove. tart apple cider flavor with a hint of clove and lots of dry grassy hops. dry bitter grassy hop finish. creamy medium body. nice interesting beer with a light feel.

3.6
kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Draft, Max’s 3rd Annual Belgian Beer Festival. Hazy, honey-golden appearance; headless. Tart, honey and candy sugar in the aroma. Light carbonation; full, viscous mouthfeel: honey, yeasty, and full of esters. Medium, chewy finish; slightly floral and citrus.

4.3
cathcacr (649) - Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Much like the Achel 8 Blonde, a "Belgian Strong" that presents like a Tripel but with more of a floral(?) character, i.e., more bittering elements in the flavor countering the big malt character. Bit more grassy but without the crisp carbonationy mouthfeel that often goes with that. In hindsight, this would have been a better #300. I love these cloudy deep-gold-type Belgians, though they seem to more-than-seldom come at the cost of a big foam eruption upon popping the bottle cap.

2.9
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
bottle. murky yellow orange color. large creamy fluffy head. very dry. very complex. bit hoppy. quite alcohollic.

3.8
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Fascinating De Dolle fizz. Straw colored. Smells of honey and Fresca. Golden fruits: apples, pears, apricots (dried), raisins. Spicy hops, cinnamon fire and musty nutmeg. An unsurprisingly good beer.

3.8
JoeinDahlem (1604) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Bitter orange peel aroma, golden color, thin head that nevertheless sticks to the glass. Initial orange flavor blossoms into wickedly dry hops and a bitter finish that lasts. Excellent.

3.6
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
Orange rind isn’t uncommon in BSA’s, but this with the spiciness almost puts it into witbeer territory. Nice and dry with a signature apricot flavor that I have come to notice in almost all the dolle brews. An interesting BSA, Not the best de Dolle. I’d like to see how it ages.


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