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

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RATINGS: 1259   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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3.1
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2012
33cl Bottle, purchased from Nikki’s Liquors - Providence, RI. July 2010. I didn’t realize this was a hoppy beer that demanded freshness, so I’m left with a beer that appears infected and oxidized. I’m going to trooper through and put a mental note down to re-rate. Aroma prickles with aged hops and the calvados-like warm aged apple aroma that I associated with De Dolle products. The flavor is dominated by past-peak hops, but somehow it doesn’t turn dusty, instead veering into a lightly cheesy, almost lambic-hop like bitter note. Yeasty throughout. Warm. Lightly tangy. Is this even fair?


3.6
umestre (53) - - JUN 13, 2017
Buen color rubio con mucho carbonixo lo q provoca mucha espuma clara y consistente. Con un punto amargo y de gran intwnsidad wn el paladar. De aroma y sabores aramelados sutilmebte con un cuerpo dwnso pero muy agradable y una turbidez muy marcada por el poso. Ese punto amargo recuerda a toque de frutas citricas. No bebbwr demasiaado fria para q sueltebsu potencial

3.7
Idiosynkrasie (7429) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2017
330ml bottle [and for once no gusher from De Dolle]. Cloudy, orangey, bright golden colour with huge, fluffy, permanently reinforced, mostly lasting, minimally lasting, white head. Fruity, yeasty aroma, notes of peach, mirabelle, nectarine, apricot, bitter grassy-leafy hoppy overtones, minimally sugary, biscuity malty basis with hints of shortcrust. Taste is dry, yeasty fruity and grassy-leafy bitter hoppy, diluted notes of peach, mirabelle, nectarine, slightly watery, biscuity, pale malty basis with subtle sweetness; minimally watery passages, slightly overcarbonated, hence some deprivation of intensity in taste.

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Moretum (144) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - MAY 26, 2017
Fast klare, goldene Farbe mit eindrucksvoller, weißer Schaumkrone. Leicht fruchtiger, hefiger und malziger Geruch. Süßlicher, aber ebenso dezent säuerlicher, würziger und hopfiger Geschmack mit Citrus und Grapefruit. Lang anhaltender, trockener und bitterer Abgang. Sehr erfrischend.

3.7
dnicolaescu (2520) - 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.

4.5
PilsnerCommander38 (11) - - MAY 4, 2017
Très belle apparence, proche d’une bière de forment : belle robe dorée-claire, coiffée d’une belle mousse épaisse ; la bulle est régulière. Au nez, les houblons dominent, on sent fortement les agrumes, particulièrement le citron, voir le cuir. En bouche, c’est complexe et équilibré : on retrouve les agrumes et le citron, les herbes aromatiques, et la cacahuète, plutôt acidulée. Finale d’amertume soutenue. Excellente et bien équilibrée !

3.3
mmmeinike (153) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2017
Light golden ale with long white foam. Spicy sweet aroma wirh a hint of exotic fruit.

3.7
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 alcolicità ben bilanciata. Immaginandosi un abirra belga si immagina un’aromaticità del genere ma l’amaro eccessivo ruba leggermente il piacere della bevuta.

4.8
janubio (844) - 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.

4.1
gripweed57 (2308) - 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.

3.9
Echon (535) - Århus, 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.


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