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

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RATINGS: 1260   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
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2007
First beer of 2007, thanks to suffering from a sinus infection. Medium hazy gold, huge head despite the gentlest of pours. Yeasty aroma. Flavor was Belgian yeast, a touch of bubblegum, and a spicy peppery finish. Nice.

4.6
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 4, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2010 Bottle. A hazy dark blonde to pale anber/orange beer with a huge, frothy, rocky, fully lasting white head. The aroma is moderately malty, moderately hoppy, moderately yeasty. There are notes of toasted grains, biscuits, flowers, herbs, grass, lemon peel, pepper, cinnamon, coriander, alcohol and hints of barnyard and candy sugar. Some underlying fruitiness, too. The flavour is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately sour, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, slick texture, livey carbonation, very long finish with medium bitterness, lightly to moderately alcoholic. An exciting beer with an ultra-complex aroma, excellent balance, not excessive alcoholic feel. De Dolle rocks!

3.9
pivnizub (10616) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle (thanx to bierkoning !) Cloudy, deep golden coloured, huge creamy concrete head; strong fruity nose: oranges, orange peel, lemons with a big dry touch of hops; stronger bitter-sweet flavour, soft MF, medium bodied; lingering finish: first fruity (citrus-fruit), then lingering dry hoppy, almost a bit tart. Beautiful...........

4
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Very slow gusher. Shining solid gold body with abundant scattered ejecta. Huge, frothy Duvel-esque head. Persistent pillow of carbonic acid mutes appealing tones of apple, melon, and dark honey. Bittermelon, tangerine, and medium-sweet white wine flavors. Full-carbonated mouthfeel. Great Belgian golden strong. I could drink this every day.

3.2
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2006
Bottled. Hazy golden coloured with a huge dense head. Quite dry and hoppy - very complex - notes of yeasts and spices - slightly alcoholic.

3.8
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle pours a cloudy gold with a huge white head that subsides to a thin lacy layer in a few minutes, butleaving little lace. Aroma is spicy with some stone fruit and citrus. Lively carbonation complements a medium body and alightly resinous mouthfeel. The bitterness overlays and dominates a frutiy sweetness, quickly suppressing it altogether for a very dry finish.

3.8
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2006
The Arabier started to gush all over the place when I cracked the cap off the bottle. The head was enormous, over-the-top. Dry aroma, very spicy and very citrus-like. Loads of hop. Massive taste, very complex and quite bitter. Too much carbonation hurted the mouth(feel) though. I drank this next to a dish based on hummus and chick peas, Arab-ier style. Nice one.

4.2
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2006
From the bottle at the Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours a cloudy orange with a tall foamy white head that never goes away. Very nice spicy citrus nose, floral, dry, funky, and fruity. Starts with a quick citrus sweetness then goes to a dry spiced wild yeast finish. Very dry tasting with a kinda musty spiced finish. Faint sourness and acidity show in the finish. Another incredible De Dolle Beer.

3.8
vyvvy (6468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 Pours hazy orange with some sediment even with a careful pour and a large fizzy white head that has good retension and very good lacing. The aroma is spicy and citrusy with barnyard characteristics along with some nectar fruits. It seems like there is pilsner malt mixed with Belgium earthiness. Medium slick body with sharp carbonation that at times masks the slickness. Starts with the pils malt aspect and a good amount of spiciness and sharp nectar-like fruitiness. The finish had more spiciness and a huge batch of mouth filling carbonation spreading out the flavors. Very nice beer.
Rerate notes: Rating only bumped up 0.1 - the fresh bottle was slightly different. There is more of a spicy hoppiness throughout and the finish has an earthy hop presence along. All of the aspects of the original rating are still there. Enjoyable.

3.5
stouby (4666) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle at home. Unclear, golden with a huge white head, good lacings. Aroma heavy malty (fruity, citrus), moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet, moderate bitter and acidic. Medium body, lively carbonated.


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