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


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RATINGS: 1255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
11.6 oz bottle into a New Belgium goblet. Bottled 5/2011. A: Pours a cloudy dark gold color with strong carbonation and some unattractive yeast particles. The head is a bit rougher than I really like in the style; nonetheless it’s about three fingers high, colored offwhite, retaining itself decently. It also has a huge floater in the center, with a much creamier texture. Lacing is sparse but strong where it exists. S: I first note some white grapes with some caramel, earthiness, and a kiss of lactic sourness. This light fruitness evolves, developing additional tones of orange, apricot, and cherry. The complexity of the fruit esters here are really engrossing. T: This has a bit more caramel malt than I expected, along with a finishing touch of lactose. Behind this primary flavor lies the fruit notes I loved so much on the nose. Also, I note some grassy hops on the aftertaste; I could tell this would be quite hoppy fresh. There’s an accumulating earthy note that provides some cheesy qualities; some sips are like biting into a stank-ass cheese - and by gawd King, it works here. M: Despite some of the early sweetness, this is nicely crisp and dry, probably aided by its age. The back end is pretty astringent; a bit more than I like, actually. Otherwise, it’s a very successful mouthfeel, mixing pleasant dryness with a good complexity of flavor. O: Quite tasty. This would probably be better fresh, but it’s still drinking great right now. Regardless, this is one of those mildly strange beers that really makes you contemplate it. Think of it as Duvel’s slightly loopy but lovable younger brother.

Ysok02 (1710) - Mons, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2017
Robe dorée, mousse abondante, crémeuse et persistante. Nez puissant sur le houblon frais, les agrumes, pointe de malt, note acidulée. Bouche à l'attaque houblonnée, fine amertume, bulle acidulée, et finale fraîche. Une bière de soif où l'on ne sent pas le degré d'alcool....

rumore (643) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 10, 2017
From Grand Cru Santarcangelo, 33cl bottle, drunk at the football stadium in plastic glasses. Pours intense blonde towards orange, with extreme foam, white, fine and very fluffy. Aroma is not strong, but generally fruity (yeast) and citrusy. Body is quite dense, with a little stickiness. Taste is generally sweet, but with a good underlying bitterness. Finish is actually pretty long.

AnG_BrgNor (774) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2017
Bottle. Golden with a lot of lasting white foam. Spices, citrus and fruits from the yeast. Some malt in the aftertaste also. Tart and high cabonated.

Piepenhenrich (594) - Steinbach, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2017
Very good, lovely, strong Ale. Complex but well-blended combination of flavors, rich and full-bodied. Stands out from the mass of Belgian Ales. Highly recommended.

jybi (380) - FRANCE - AUG 23, 2017
Quelle bière ! A la fois racée et élégante, complexe et fine, le tout sur l’amertume et, le fruit et très finement épicée. Une bière de référence en tout état de cause. En verre, sa prestance parle déjà. Un blond clair parfaitement limpide (EBC aux environs de 15). Sa mousse, blanche est quant à elle abondante et crémeuse. Le nez est distingué, frais, fleuri et complexe, bien houblonné, finement épicé (notamment coriandre) citronné. L’attaque est saillante, avec une amertume tranchée mais pas agressive. Des arômes d’agrumes avec du pamplemousse et du citron ainsi que des épices excellemment bien dosées juste pour relever et mettre en valeur l’ensemble sans les écraser. La deuxième bouche, plus fleurie et toujours sur le pamplemousse est sur un très bel équilibre avec un citron en retrait. L’arrière bouche la complète parfaitement, plus amère sur le pamplemousse et les épices. La troisième bouche s’adoucit quelque peu, sur le biscuit, la pêche et le pamplemousse et permet de mettre en valeur un superbe final, long, frais et élancé avec un alcool légèrement marqué, des épices finement dosées et toujours cette belle amertume racée. Rien à redire, à retirer ou à ajouter. Un pur moment de bonheur.

Tjeerd (608) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2017
Lekker biertje met een goed volle, warme smaak en een heel prettige afdronk.

SylvainCFC (301) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2017
Robe orange foncé, opaque. Mousse blanche abondante, remonte vite en un col stable et compact. Bonne tenue et la mousse retombe en formant une surface rocailleuse. Nez fruité d’abricot, fruits mûrs, légère acidité et note maltée biscuitée. Une bouche gourmande à souhait : le fruité arrive à l’attaque avec une très légère acidité, le tout s’accompagne d’une base maltée douce, biscuité, mais sans sucrosité excessive. Le tout se complexifie avec une amertume houblonnée florale et herbeuse qui vient ponctuer la bouche. La finale est douce-amère, légèrement astringente. Chaleur alcooleuse légère. Corpulence moyenne, belle rondeur. Une blonde belge fruitée, douce, houblonnée et très légèrement acide. Difficile de faire plus complexe et plus équilibré.

charlotte (5401) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle.Clear golden colour with white head.Aroma is fruity and spicey with taste of citrus and hops,good fresh mouthfeels with flavor of grass and yeast.Medium body and fresh finish.

esp0r (2924) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, huge frothy white head. Smell of fruity yeast esters, hay, some hops, light malts, quite elegant. Moderate sweet, floral. light malts, fruity yeast influence, easy drinkable. Moderate bitter, grassy tail. A plain good belgian!

Oddskulle (37) - - JUL 4, 2017
Its not a good beer, its was it is. no more no less. Have a taste try it out, but dont accept a revolution.

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