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

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RATINGS: 1243   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2012
33cl Bottle, purchased from Nikkis Liquors - Providence, RI. July 2010. I didnt realize this was a hoppy beer that demanded freshness, so Im left with a beer that appears infected and oxidized. Im 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 doesnt turn dusty, instead veering into a lightly cheesy, almost lambic-hop like bitter note. Yeasty throughout. Warm. Lightly tangy. Is this even fair?


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilverenmaan (90) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2017
Very nice floral hops, very tasty and refreshing, alcohol well hidden. Not too complex but who cares...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (1261) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 14, 2017
330ml bottle at House of Belgium, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a big white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and malt. Sweet taste leading to a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Keg at six degrees north Edinburgh. Pours clear golden, nose is sugary, yeasty, caramel, orange, taste is similar, sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2673) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Light straw, cloudy with a fairly big white head. Nice notes of candy sugar, yeast, hard citrus. Incredibly bitter taste from aggressive hopping. Some posset and grapefruit. Finish is achingly bitter, thin body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Excellent stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (203) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2017
11.2 ounce bottle. Smells yeasty High carbonation, Big, fat, fluffy, white head. 8% alcohol is pretty well hidden. Taste of yeast and Belgium sugars. Astringent after bite on the tip of your tongue. Very good for the style.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1283) - 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 (842) - 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 (2239) - 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 (693) - 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 (1460) - Brussels / 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.


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