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De Dolle Arabier - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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574 Ratings

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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

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 10-23-2000

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice orange color with some pretty intense thick head. I am staring at my empty glass now and seeing the history of every sip I took on the side of the bottle. Nice fruity, almost citrus, flavors. Moderately spicey/zesty with a good amount of malt character. Ordered myself a case of this as I find it a nice beer to drink out on the deck while reading or hanging with friends.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: like all other De Dolle beers I've had, this one poured with a mammoth, persistent head. The color is a relatively light, hazy straw color which I like.

Smell: the aroma is of a little sweet malt and plenty of floral, aromatically spicy hops. Quite nice indeed.

Taste: bright, bitter, slightly metallic taste. A little chalky and quite dry. Pretty well executed, but it seems a bit harsher than average for a BSPA. Good, but perhaps not exactly my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium, medium-light body with lots of carbonation. There's a little astringency which brings down the texture a little bit for me. Normally I love the De Dolle texture, but Ara Bier is a little lacking for me.

Drinkability: pretty good, but a little harsh. This would probably pair well with a curry or other highly flavorful dish -- this could definitely stand up.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer makes a loud popping sound when I open the bottle.

The smell is dry with some spicy-medical phenols. Hints of yeast and some fresh flowery hops. Hints of alcohol, brown sugar and cream.

The colour is golden with lots of small bubbles in the almost clear liquid. The two finger head is white and compact. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The taste is bitter-sweet and surprisingly hoppy. Some soap-like phenols and a gentle sweetness. Dry hints of yeast, earthy notes and bitter herbs. Quite a lot of alcohol in the aftertaste as well as some pine needles. Bitter herbal hops in the finish.

The carbonation is very strong with lots of small bubbles. The liquid is smooth.

More hops and bitter notes than other beers in this style. Enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright white dense, pillow-like head with very good retention. Lattice-like and spotted lacing. Murky, dull copperwith chunks of floating sediment.

Acidic sour aromas: pear, apple, lemon. Hints of an underlying musty, powdered chocolate. A very juicy orange pulp nose.

Cutting sour-lemon tartness with orange and cherry fruit flavors. A touch of unsweetened chocolate along with raisins and figs. A darker sourness combined with a sweetened fruit flavor, followed by an orange and clove aftertaste.

Light bodied; spritzy and sharp on the palate.

The 7% abv is almost undetectable. Good sour qualities and sweetened fruit flavors. Another well brewed offering from de Dolle.

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De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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