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De Dolle Arabier - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

574 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 31
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-23-2000

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.02/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

harsh medicinal slightly soapy booze

Photo of rockernino
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft, over spiced, harsh bitterness

Photo of mattycasey
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ooftu
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NWHopinator
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mokeefe11
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Was hoping for more, kind of boring.

Photo of dcmchew
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PEIhop
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of timmynyc
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JTuomi
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle (bottled oct 2013) into a tulip glass.

Look: Clear deep golden body with a lot of tiny sediment floating around. Huge white head with good retention and a lot of heavy lacing, holding a thin veil after settling down.

Smell: Sweet biscuity malt and belgian yeast. Fruity with peach and citrus, spicy with clove. A hint of grassy hops.

Taste: Begins with biscuit malt, followed by a fruity taste of belgian yeast with peach, citrus and pineapple after which white pepper and clove bring out a spiciness that lasts until the dry end with a grassy hop bitterness. The aftertaste is grassy with spice and a note of lemon.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, high carbonation, light but still creamy mouthfeel. Drinkable with well hidden alcohol.

Overall: The first sip was a shock. Expected it to follow the nose but it was harshly bitter and dry. Very grassy and spicy with mostly clove. After it warmed up a bit, the taste mellowed out and became very pleasant. Pouring the second half of the bottle in smooths out the taste and brings up more fruitiness and spices. In the end it turned out to be quite flavorful and complex. Would recommend to have this one.

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4.16/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.