De Dolle Arabier - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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Reviews by moderndrunkard:
S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled at the brewery and poured by "Muss" herself.
Pours a golden color with an almost translucent appearance. Not as cloudy as most unfiltereds (is that a word?). Strong head retention with a light amount of lacing.
Exhibits an extremely fruity / floral aroma. I detect a hint of peach undertones. Very perfumy.
Taste has lots of hop in the back, and the bitterness lingers for a long time. Very floral with a strong level of carbonation. Swirling it around in my mouth, i detect a very clean overall taste. The most prominent flavors coming from the hop bitterness/dry-hopping. Overall, very bitter for a belgian, especially considering the high abv (they had it listed as 9%). I would it expect it to be a bit sweeter with this much alcohol.
This beer really reminds me of some american pales (like SN) with a bit more of a sweet/fruity kick. After the Oerbier, my favorite de dolle brew.
Serving type: on-tap
05-02-2006 13:25:32 | More by moderndrunkard
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4.44/5 rDev +8.8%
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
4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
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
04-21-2014 00:15:04 | More by spinrsx
De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.