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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

557 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 31
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
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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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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On tap at the Bier Stein yesterday. Very complex nose and flavor profile, with considerable spice (clove and nutmeg in particular), but with a very dry citrus and white pepper bitterness on the finish. On the palate, you initially get considerable tropical fruit, but that's quickly pushed aside by the dry, hoppy, spiced fused finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is excellent (though with all the different flavors in this beer, it's one you want to savor, appreciate and enjoy.). Really a nice beere from De Dolle.

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There's a bottled on date on the cap but unfortunately, it was partially cutoff...July 201

It pours an orange colour with a huge and growing head of foam. Lots of bubble action going on.

The nose is very bitter and hoppy up front suggesting bitter fruit like orange and possibly grapefruit.

The taste is very nice indeed. Power packed with a tasty bitterness of orange zest which reminds me of blood orange kind of bitter. I truly do not get any sort of sweet notes so maybe this is what a fresher bottle brings to the table? Anywho, the somewhat extreme bitterness is working for my palate. As it warms, I do get light spice as in clove and maybe, it will make a turn towards the malt when it gets closer to room temp.

Medium bodied with lively carbonation, this is another fine brew from De Dolle.

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I enjoyed this bottle in a teku chilledwith bottled on date of August 2013, allowed to reach cellar temp over the course of sampling -review from notes.

The color is pleasing to the eye-a golden apricot shade with hazed clarity and 3 fingers of bone white head with very fine bead and fluffly compostion. The lace collects well. The smell is a mix of yeast phenolics with light dried pineapple and herbal hop aroma with a light scent of pear and pepper. The feel is excellent vibrant moderately high carbonation with light bitterness and low sweetness with slight tangy yeast and dry finish with low alcohol influence.

The taste is light and fruity at first with interesting tropical and citrus blend of flavor that has a mild spice element with herbal hop taste and gentle white grape coming from the yeast. There is a slight pepper aspect and mild lemon rind which is palatable with mild herbal bitterness coming through with a very dry crisp finish which is mostly yeast driven, however a subtle tropical taste of golden grapefruit is present. Overall a wonderful Belgian pale to quaff -very easy to drink considering the 8%, the only attribute that is lacking is taste slightly but I can only imagine how much better this was when fresh -outstanding!

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De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.