De Dolle Arabier - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle ArabierDe Dolle Arabier

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

557 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 557
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 31
Gots: 31 | 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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3.61/5  rDev -11.5%

Not a review: on tap
Seemed pretty farmhouse, saison-like. Nose of Belgian yeast/saison. Taste very earthy/grassy/hay and dry.

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4.08/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.12/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold orange with a large white fluffy head some lacing. Aroma and Taste begins with nice dose of citrus, Belgian yeast and fruity notes followed by a bit of biscuit malt, sweet spices and a zesty tangy lightly spiced hops bitterness on the end for balance. Palate is a medium to full body, crisp with good carbonation. The end much the same as taste, citrus, Belgian yeast, and sweet zesty, tangy spiced hops bitterness with some biscuit malt. Overall a very pleasant, flavorful and tasty brew. I would drink again.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Normal pour fills 2/3 of the glass with a dense white foam, even surface, close to zero lacing, retention is very good though. Cloudy liquid with a healthy amount of particulate, golden orange in color, could be rust water, huge amount of visible bubbles, wall-to-wall activity. The nose has a rough texture to it, wheat and grains, earth and peppercorns before slightly softening into banana, white grape and apricot pits, not that sweet and the clove to nutmeg spice could show more oomph, stays within itself well. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and tends to be bottom heavy, the carbonation is indeed strong so it makes you imagine what the feel would be like without it. Much more floral here with lemon accents, the clove stronger as well. For all the sweetness in the pear, yellow apple, apricot to banana fruit, dryness takes over past the mid-palate. Hay, quinine, spent lees, iron flecks, sort of heads in many directions at once. Astringent ending but can’t call it herbaceous nor really green in any manner. Seems to unclench some as it warms so may be one to linger over rather than quaff with abandon.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.64/5  rDev +13.7%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.9/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.64/5  rDev +13.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4):
Slightly hazy, golden amber with a thumb-sized, foamy white head & the odd bubble showing. Retention is pretty good with it holding steady over the opening couple of minutes.

Citrus & hops, lots of spice on the nose with some bitterness & background fruits that includes orange, apple & pears with cloves in there too but the citrus & spice dominate.

Fruity with spice & citrus plus a mix of orange, tangerine & sugar that gives it a slightly sweet taste. Some bitterness soon follows with pineapple in there too & hints of alcohol/grain. Earthy hops round things off.

Medium bodied, fairly smooth with light grain & well carbonated with a slight fizz. The beer is dry, quite bitter & although some alcohol shows it is hidden well for the most part & proves quite easy to drink.

Another nice Belgian beer, fruity with plenty of citrus & pineapple the highlights. Easy to drink due to the fact that the alcohol hidden for the most part with only faint hints of it appearing in places; this one is a beer worth trying if you get the chance.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.