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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

505 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 27
Gots: 18 | 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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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-16-2013 17:31:56 | More by Jeeb
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

09-09-2013 00:37:04 | More by Hallertau
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desint

Belgium

4/5  rDev -2%

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angolmois

Nevada

4/5  rDev -2%

08-29-2013 10:18:49 | More by angolmois
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Coren

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-27-2013 11:36:34 | More by Coren
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Sturmthis

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

08-11-2013 17:25:44 | More by Sturmthis
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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VictorWisc

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-08-2013 22:49:06 | More by Pdrufo
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice brilliance in a Golden pear color. The head was frothy and collared quickly but remained stiff around the edges.

The scent had hops and citrus fruits in a nice conglomeration. I sense pear, Apple, honey and champagne like qualities mixed with a floral hop and orange/lemon.

The hoppy floral taste starts but than a malt and honey flavor lingers. Tastes such as honeysuckle, Graham cracker, caramel malt and pine come near the end.

This ale has so much going on and possesses so much quality that it needs to be tried by anyone who crosses its path.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2013 00:37:32 | More by KYGunner
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tomfneph

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on tap at the Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY. It pours golden yellow into a snifter, with a minimal lacy head. This beer is all about the nose. Lemon predominates over pears, apples, and clove spiced bread. Wonderful! The initial taste is honey sweet fruit but finishes moderately bitter and dry. The bitterness is a surprise after the smell and initial taste and does not perfectly imtegrate with the initial impression. The mouthfeel is smooth and light but astringent at the end, like a dry wine or cider. I believe this beer is worth a try just for the smell.

Serving type: on-tap

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California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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aaronhspence

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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barczar

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant golden with a frothy white head that lingers as a ring around the surface and a thin layer of foam.

Esters of peach and pear meet lemony hop citrus and earthy leather to form the initial aroma. Somewhat sweet grain accompanied Belgian yeast character.

Flavor reveals a resiny backbone, which carries throughout as the dominant note. Tart apple, pear, and tangerine offer brief respite initially, along with malt sweetness, but the balance is bitter, and the finish is dry, earthy, and peppery. Phenolic notes emerge as it warms.

Body is moderate, with a syrupy quality, and moderate carbonation. Slight hop astringency and alcohol warmth are present.

Unique in the dominance of resin and one of the more bitter examples of the style I've experienced. Balance is decidedly hops, though more bittering than flavoring. Good Belgian ester presence. More bitter than I prefer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2013 01:10:03 | More by barczar
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

07-30-2013 10:18:32 | More by MarkJBurch
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Illinois

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.5%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.