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


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RATINGS: 1257   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 10C.

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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 its 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. Theres 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, its a very successful mouthfeel, mixing pleasant dryness with a good complexity of flavor. O: Quite tasty. This would probably be better fresh, but its still drinking great right now. Regardless, this is one of those mildly strange beers that really makes you contemplate it. Think of it as Duvels slightly loopy but lovable younger brother.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (2475) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 10, 2017
BOTTLE 33 CL. Almost clear golden, with sediment, ridiculously large rocky white head. The aroma has dried white grapes sweetness, melon, balanced by white wine dryness, as well as some herbal hoppy notes. The taste is medium sweet with notes white raisins, wild flowers and a robust lingering herbal bitterness. Solid, yet easy-drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PilsnerCommander38 (8) - - MAY 4, 2017 does not count
Trs belle apparence, proche dune bire de forment : belle robe dore-claire, coiffe dune belle mousse paisse ; la bulle est rgulire. Au nez, les houblons dominent, on sent fortement les agrumes, particulirement le citron, voir le cuir. En bouche, cest complexe et quilibr : on retrouve les agrumes et le citron, les herbes aromatiques, et la cacahute, plutt acidule. Finale damertume soutenue. Excellente et bien quilibre !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmeinike (120) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2017
Light golden ale with long white foam. Spicy sweet aroma wirh a hint of exotic fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ambro206 (362) - ITALY - APR 22, 2017
La birra si presenta perfettamente. Colore biondo carico un po torbido. Schiuma bianca, pannosa, compatta ed infinita. Aromi intensi di miele, erba di campo, fiori. Amaro un po pesante. Bilanciato solo parzialmente dalla dolcezza mielata. Carbonatazione abbondante adeguata. Corpo importante ed alcolicit ben bilanciata. Immaginandosi un abirra belga si immagina unaromaticit del genere ma lamaro eccessivo ruba leggermente il piacere della bevuta.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
janubio (822) - SPAIN - APR 16, 2017
Cloudy gold color, with a compact creamy head that never ends. Great lace that slides through the glass. Funky citric aroma, orange,ginger, lemon, cardamom, tea leaves.. Dry, bitter, crispy palate, medium body, carbonation is great, tiny bubbles are always comin up to the top. Taste of citrics, ginger, cardamom, banana. Bitter finish. Another great one for the brothers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (2113) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2017
From old tasting notes. Cloudy orange gold color. Creamy white head. Subtle yeasty malt nose with hints of orange peel and cardamom. Zesty huge malt flavor with plenty of citrus overtones. Dry grapefruit peel finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Echon (515) - rhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2017
Light amber. Spicy, fruity, citrusy and yeasty. The aroma is a little light but the flavour is full on. Starts with a full, sweetish taste that finishes with a dry and solid bitterness. Medium body. Overall, a great strong ale. Very tasty and refreshing. I want to sit in the sun and enjoy this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cristobal37 (1083) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2017
Beautiful whipped cream head hazy yella. Funky sour saison / Belgian strong ale aroma. Bitter fruity saison gueuze flavor ending with that classic bang bitterness. Reminds me of Saison Dupont and a more fruity Belgian ale. Fucking awesome. Thanks Kapusil!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (1389) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2017
0.33l bottle. Slightly hazy golden body with a huge rocky head. Aroma of bread, ginger, lemon zest, orange zest and champagne. Taste of bread, hay, lemon juice, orange zest, coriander and earthy hops. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidf93 (89) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 13, 2017
Tropical peppery coriander notes. Murky bottle conditioned colour. Kind of carbonated, some lacing.

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