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

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RATINGS: 1239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 10C.

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3.8
   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1105) - Kiel, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2017
Scharfkantig und extrem hoppy. Zuerst wei der Duft von Ananas und belgisch krutriger Hefe zu berzeugen. Hey!! das ist doch bestimmt ein Tripel !? 🤓. Schlrf...oder doch nicht...die Hardliner-Alphasure- Abfahrt trifft einen relativ unerwartet. Krass fruchtig und dabei soooo bitters. Hot Stuff!!! Sollte man im Khlschrank haben 😉. 0,33 l Flasche von BEYOND BEER HH. Unter 4!?.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (733) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Golden, partly cloudy with huge, semi-thick white head. Aroma is very fruity apricot, lemon, bananas, orange, in the background nice spicy profile. Nice brew, highly drinkable, ABV well hidden, refreshing, finishing with the nice bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (1598) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Bardzo intensywne, dużo przypraw i żłtych owocw, bardzo solidna, ziołowa, fajna goryczka. Świetnie ukryte alko, mega piana. Świetne.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (679) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2016
2016/12/19 - Pours a hazy, deep gold/honey colour with a massive, frothy, off white head that slowly reduces and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is doughy yeast, clove, banana, tart citrus, honey, herbal and earthy hops. Taste is bready yeast, spices, honey, herbal/earthy/mildly spicy hops and citrus notes. Mouthfeel is medium with biting carbonation and a dry, lightly bitter finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1360) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2016
F: very huge, white, extremely long lasting. C: gold, light hazy. A: orange peels, spicy, lemon, green apple, floral, yeast. T: malt, orange, light grapefruit, spicy, apple, yeast, pear, peach, taste is better than the aroma but still one could expect more, medium body, high quite annoying carbonation, BB: 07/2017, 33cl bottle from Prik&Tik Kampenhout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3688) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Orange/golden pour with a pillowy white head...excellent lacing and retention. Aroma has ever so slightly tart fruit and earthy/leathery notes...as it warms, tropical fruits peek through. Flavor follows suit...nice dry leathery/earthy bitterness and a touch of dry hoppy spice...so good. Mouthfeel is medium and super lively with a dry leathery/rindy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2416) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 13, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2016 Rami Rami is drinking an Arabier by Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers at Powiśle Mega ibtensywne przyprawowo-brzoskwiniowe, troche innych owocow jasnych, gumy balonowej, nieco mydlane, malo alko. Duvel na sterydach
Rami Rami: I chyba dobry kandydat na lezak
Rami Rami: Aha, b wysoko wysycone, nawet leciutki gushing. I w slodka strone w uscie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
90 (133) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2016
Neus niks bijzonders. Leuk mondgevoel met mooie ronde smaak: gedroogde citrus met een weinig zoet. Lekkere hop met bittere afdronk. Smaakt om een of andere reden zeer Belgisch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4297) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle from Boise Co-op. Lively bottle, cloudy orange amber with towering rocky head. Big yeasty aroma, Taste leads with the yeast, adds some savory flavors, some bittering hops. Dries out towards the end, but savory spices linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (2607) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 13, 2016
Botella del @El Lpulo Feroz, Oviedo 12/11/2016 Color amarillo, sabor maltoso,levadura ligeramente frutal


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