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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: 30
Gots: 23 | 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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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-11-2014 18:43:28 | More by kybeerdrinker
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boqonx

Hong Kong

4/5  rDev -2%

05-09-2014 17:42:02 | More by boqonx
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.44/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

05-02-2014 03:16:26 | More by DmanGTR
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Meb3

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

04-28-2014 23:22:26 | More by Meb3
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-22-2014 09:13:24 | More by Maillard
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

04-21-2014 00:15:04 | More by spinrsx
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

04-13-2014 18:56:58 | More by polishkaz
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Lothore

California

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

A- Pours a hazy tangerine color with a large, chunky, ghost white head.

S- Tangerine, light citrus fruit, orange juice, indistinct sweetness.

T- Light tangerine/apricot up front that is overcome by a wave of hops that subsides into a light bitterness on the tongue.

M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D- Decently drinkable beer. Somewhere in between a session beer and a sipper for me ... don't necessarily know what occasion i'd recommend it for.

04-07-2014 02:17:22 | More by Lothore
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spyderman019

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-25-2014 23:28:49 | More by spyderman019
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

A: cloudy in the bottle, with a nice slug of dark sediment in the bottom... no freshness date... cloudy in the (balloon) glass, light yellowish amber.... huge, off-white, spongy foam stand sporting a variety of bubble sizes.... minimal lace

S: scent of over-attenuation via cultures?.... apple, pear, white grape.... mild-peppery, yeasty spice... hint of acidic bacteria slop.... dandelion or other weed-like flower (is this the hop aroma?).... neutral and mellow alcohol... finding out this beer is dry-hopped, hop aroma, if present, was about nil, perhaps suggesting this was indeed an older bottle

T: oh yeah, this was mishandled or something... the flavor is off, but not bad... has an overtone of funkiness a la kombucha.... overall, the main flavors are solidly fruity - nectary pink grapefruit and subtle lemon tart.... vague background of grassy grain kernels, biscuit... the funkiness does eventually seem to fade into the background, leaving a bright, complex fruitiness and a touch of lightly-toasted grain

M: with the lasting foam, there's a gentle frothy wash up front with a light tingle mid-palate.... a lovely initial impression of soft roundness, washed away dry by the delicate scrubbing and alcohol.... overall, superbly light, mellow and easy

O: this was by no means a bottle in tip-top shape, but it's a credit to De Dolle that this beer still turned out to be tasty, refreshing, and enjoyable

03-11-2014 19:46:18 | More by Bouleboubier
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2014 03:16:27 | More by CwrwAmByth
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

03-06-2014 13:52:55 | More by dubdrop
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jzlyo

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2%

03-04-2014 22:51:50 | More by jzlyo
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-04-2014 21:14:59 | More by DustinSWB
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-28-2014 19:50:32 | More by ManforallSaisons
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.74/5  rDev -8.3%

Before my trip to Belgium this time I checked to see which fairly common beers I had not rated or reviewed. This is why I went into Cambrinus (Brugge) and ordered this, a Satan Red, a St Feuillien Triple and a Hercule Stout before anything else. Needless to say four different styles and types of beer: what fun drinking in Belgium can be.

Anyway this was first: golden pour with a huge white head to wade through.

The nose and taste are like a mixed fruit bowl that has been plunged into a bath of yeast, then had pepper dusted onto it before someone squirts lemon juice all over it. Now boil it and take out the lumpy bits, add some hops re-boil, allow it to settle in a bottle for a while and then it's ready to drink.

02-26-2014 12:19:16 | More by BlackHaddock
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-23-2014 11:57:05 | More by Prost76
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-22-2014 00:29:01 | More by Zekenyce
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-15-2014 19:45:36 | More by Apathetiq
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dirtylou

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

330ml bottle, 2013 vintage

Served in beautiful Oerbier stemware - bright golden-straw body, thick endless white foam which enhances the beautiful appearance and feel of this beer. Nice notes of citrus, peppercorn, champagne, spice, clove and yeast. Sparkling carbonation - really nice stuff

02-15-2014 19:35:33 | More by dirtylou
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

02-12-2014 22:44:40 | More by mikeburd1128
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-02-2014 21:47:03 | More by SpasmWaiter
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-02-2014 20:16:20 | More by Janeinma
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-29-2014 19:18:40 | More by Schmoog
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-29-2014 14:15:51 | More by tom10101
De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.