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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

516 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 29
Gots: 22 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

11-16-2011 02:28:37 | More by victory4me
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

04-19-2013 10:20:06 | More by Jason1337
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

Having a draft of this at Novare Res in Portland.

It is a pale orange color that poured a one finger head. The head reduced and left some nice lacing on the glass. It has some clarity with some vision of carbonation coming up through the glass.

It smells of yeasty esters, bready malts, spiciness, some vanilla, and some citrus. The taste is along the same lines with some lingering bitterness, but some lingering bitterness and the alcohol is hidden well too.

This is a very tasty brew. Very smooth, medium bodied, easy to drink, medium carbonation, and very delicious. I am very happy to be enjoying a tulip of this beer. Another solid Belgian beer to cross off the list.

10-21-2012 18:14:19 | More by Flounder57
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

05-21-2013 03:43:36 | More by Michigan
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

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NooseJustice

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2%

12-01-2013 22:31:09 | More by NooseJustice
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

02-07-2012 00:10:16 | More by jfcaa193
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Beersignal

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

Golden hazy/murky ale adorned by a superhuman chalk white head of foam with colossal staying power. Left nice clumps of lace as I drank it.

Very spicy and fruity aromas up front, signature of yeast very present. Hints of vanilla, candied sugar and more tropical fruit (pineapple, bananas) surface along with a faint mustiness near the end.

The mouthfeel is quite full and rounded, I was expecting drier for some reason. Firm notes of malt up front are quickly followed by peppery and mildly fruity hints of yeastiness. Bracing citrucy bitterness strikes near the end and is accompanied by more of the yeasty fruitiness.

Very flavourful and complex ale with a powerful yeast character and beautifully rounded body.

07-05-2005 23:27:43 | More by Beersignal
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2%

04-08-2012 02:26:02 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

12-01-2013 22:21:35 | More by In_Control_Mike
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

04-13-2013 12:42:06 | More by mcsauter82
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Sturmthis

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bacasnax

Florida

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barnzy78

Illinois

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TimHitchings

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

330ml bottle bought from BelgianShop.com... aged for about 18 months... Poured into an Oerbier glass...

Gushed out of the bottle and poured a light hazy golden orange colour with a fair amount of yeasty chunks. Big foamy head was slightly off white and poured so big i could only fit half the bottle into glass. Large carbonation bubbles rush to the surface... tons of sticky lacing clings to the side of the glass throughout...

Aroma - Lots going on with this one.... Loads of spicy Belgian yeastiness to the fore, some soapiness, quite earthy, tropical fruit notes (pineapples, also some pear and apple), sea salt, some faint dishwater traces, very peppery and spicy (coriander & ginger maybe ?), honey fresh bread, some cookie dough, light burnt toast, hay...

Taste - Tart and spicy, lots of yeasty notes, sharp fruitiness (grapefruits, limes, pears and apples), some very faint candy sugar sweetness, very grassy and peppery, some saltiness, anise medicinal notes, alcohol is definitely noticeable, very floral...

Feel - Very sharp and dry... light bodied... pretty refreshing and drinkable but a little on the strong side to be sessionable...

Overall - Another very good brew from De Dolle although probably my least favourite of the ones i've tried... definitely worth a try though...

04-02-2008 15:10:25 | More by mdagnew
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hefevice

Australia

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

Bottle. Hazy but luminescent orange with a HUGE merangue like white head that lasted admirably and left heaps of lace behind. Aroma is hoppy citrus with some malty sweetness in the background and a little belgian yeasty funk. Taste is dry at first with a little malty sweetness, but dominated by a big finish of spice and hop bitterness, completely hiding the reasonably high ABV. Also noted a slight off "latex" taste. Mouth is light and a little course. For me, not up to the Oerbier unfortunately, although I am sure I will get plenty of disagreement.

06-13-2005 09:27:38 | More by hefevice
De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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