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De Dolle Arabier - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

567 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 309
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 30
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-23-2000

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle copped singly from Oak Tree in South Plainfield... this one is obviously less intense and over-the-top than other De Dolle beers that I've sampled... very similar to their Bos Keun... really liked this one... an excellent depiction of the style, bursting with flavor and taste... Nice golden, hazy, and cloudy appearance with a decent frothy and foamy head... Great citrus smell with fresh tropical fruits and florals... terrific taste bursting with candies, sugars, caramel, and vanilla... very thick, rich, and full-bodied... De Dolle specializes in ultra-thick, creamy, rich beers, and this one certainly fits the bill... if you're looking for a thick, full-flavored beer, look no further than this one... Outstanding creamy mouthfeel with an easy drinkability... 7% ABV is hardly noticeable... a pleasure to drink and goes down very smooth, crisp, and clean... another winner from De Dolle... Definitely recommended...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is copper to honey in color and with a massive head. It started of at almost four fingers and slowly faded to form a solid one finger lid.

The smell has got a lot of bite. It's sour from yeast and exotic fruits. There's also some dry grass and a hint of sweetness. Vanilla panna cotta I think...

Wow, not quite what I expected. A very rich and warm flavour. First comes the sour exotic fruit along with some bitter pine needles. Unfortunatly there is a distinct alcohol flavour. Then comes the yeast, the pine needles are still present. There is a sweetness as well, but it is so vague.

This is a very playfull beer. It tickles your tongue and gives you something to work with. It is a wide spectrum of flavour and yet so well balanced. The carbonation is low and the over all feeling is very warm.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cold bottle emptied into St Bernardus (wide) glass beer challis

A)Hazy dull bronze with metallic sparkle. Huge lively white head. Abundant sediment and floaties

S) Freshly cut citrus fruit, coriander, banana peel. Alcohol drifts and resonates -- you know this is strong stuff

T) Excellent interpretation of Belgian Pale Ale. Fruity with pear juice and stewed apples. Sweet candy sugar and mild, suttle bitter hops.

M) Dense sea of fine carbonation that lasts and lasts. Sticky sweet but still refreshing. Yum.

O) Another excellent beer from De Dolle. This one is tougher to find, but worth the effort.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Pours a ruddy orange-gold with four fingers of meringue-like, off-white foam. Plenty of sticky lace.

S - Big fruit and spice nose, with apple skin, pear, apricot, and clove.

T - Taste follows from the nose, with a dose of rustic farmhouse character. Dry and earthy with spicy and herbal hop flavors. Assertive hop bitterness yields a coarse, dry finish.

M - A bit rough around the edges, but pleasant, with lively carbonation.

D - A lovely take on a Belgian pale. Lots of character and a pleasure to sip. This is one I'll make it a point to revisit.

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De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.