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De Dolle Arabier - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle ArabierDe Dolle Arabier

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

504 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 26
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-23-2000)
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-09-2014 23:21:57 | More by tedho21
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-03-2014 02:52:09 | More by KAF
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Mike-Harms

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-01-2014 02:39:34 | More by Mike-Harms
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Dejaentenbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-20-2014 01:06:15 | More by Dejaentenbrew
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tykechandler

Indiana

5/5  rDev +22.9%

06-19-2014 03:39:57 | More by tykechandler
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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partyanimal

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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jeagleton

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Twal

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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nh_hawkeye

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-19-2014 02:38:00 | More by nh_hawkeye
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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boqonx

Hong Kong

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-09-2014 17:42:02 | More by boqonx
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DmanGTR

New York

4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared at a tasting with friends.

Poured a very pretty gold with mild haze adorned with a large white head that lasted quite a while. A fairly complex nose. Honeycrisp apples, bartlett pears, touch of riesling, clove, white pepper, and apricots. Maybe some golden raisins too. There's a lot going on here. Bit of earthiness (not like the lambic kind though), it's tough to explain that one. Maybe from the hop variety they use. But the beer is superbly smooth and drinkable. Quite a fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 03:16:26 | More by DmanGTR
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Meb3

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-22-2014 09:13:24 | More by Maillard
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml Bottle received in trade with rejtable - thanks!

Appearance - Gold colour with a massive size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 10+ minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Cloves, lemons, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, cloves and lemon juice/zest. There is also some banana, a honey sweetness and a lot of floral/peppery notes.

Overall - My third variety of beer from this brewer, and they have all been amazing. Another world class beer from one of my favourite belgian brewers. Great mix of flavours and a textbook example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Lothore

California

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy tangerine color with a large, chunky, ghost white head.

S- Tangerine, light citrus fruit, orange juice, indistinct sweetness.

T- Light tangerine/apricot up front that is overcome by a wave of hops that subsides into a light bitterness on the tongue.

M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D- Decently drinkable beer. Somewhere in between a session beer and a sipper for me ... don't necessarily know what occasion i'd recommend it for.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 02:17:22 | More by Lothore
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spyderman019

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-25-2014 23:28:49 | More by spyderman019
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy in the bottle, with a nice slug of dark sediment in the bottom... no freshness date... cloudy in the (balloon) glass, light yellowish amber.... huge, off-white, spongy foam stand sporting a variety of bubble sizes.... minimal lace

S: scent of over-attenuation via cultures?.... apple, pear, white grape.... mild-peppery, yeasty spice... hint of acidic bacteria slop.... dandelion or other weed-like flower (is this the hop aroma?).... neutral and mellow alcohol... finding out this beer is dry-hopped, hop aroma, if present, was about nil, perhaps suggesting this was indeed an older bottle

T: oh yeah, this was mishandled or something... the flavor is off, but not bad... has an overtone of funkiness a la kombucha.... overall, the main flavors are solidly fruity - nectary pink grapefruit and subtle lemon tart.... vague background of grassy grain kernels, biscuit... the funkiness does eventually seem to fade into the background, leaving a bright, complex fruitiness and a touch of lightly-toasted grain

M: with the lasting foam, there's a gentle frothy wash up front with a light tingle mid-palate.... a lovely initial impression of soft roundness, washed away dry by the delicate scrubbing and alcohol.... overall, superbly light, mellow and easy

O: this was by no means a bottle in tip-top shape, but it's a credit to De Dolle that this beer still turned out to be tasty, refreshing, and enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.