De Dolle Arabier | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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90
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660 Ratings
De Dolle ArabierDe Dolle Arabier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Belgium
dedollebrouwers.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-23-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
660
Reviews:
328
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
66
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 660 |  Reviews: 328
Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear orange colour, very foamy, watch out for the yeast on the bottom of the bottle. Smell and taste is what you should be expecting from this beer style: very Belgian, apples, tropic fruits, pineapple, honey... Pretty bitter though, but very drinkable.

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Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BartMcStout
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonj
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OGShotzy
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gutbuster
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkhara12
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Beer exploded upon opening.
Ridiculous amount of foam.
It took me 20mins to pour the whole bottle out

L:
-pours a hazy bright golden with a huge,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
-visible,small particle floaties
S:
-pineapple,lemon zest,coriander,honey
T:
-Follows the nose plus pears
-high,lingering bitterniss
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Sort of a less refined "De Ranke Guldenberg".
The carbonation issues really bugged me though

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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMentair
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alucard
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillCheck
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacStinson
4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThomasKoren
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthT
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zerga
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spoony
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml bottle (bottled August 2013) into a chalice.

A-The bottle is a bit of gusher and the head in my glass is huge, like three-plus fingers of off-white foam. Retention is very good and there is a lot of activity in the liquid keeping the head up. Chunks of lace cling to my glass. The beer is pale and golden with a bit of murkiness.

S-The aroma opens with a bit of apple, some tropical fruit notes, and a bit of bready yeast that has some lingering bubblegum notes in the background. A dull, earthy, grassy, mild bitterness and a bit of medicinal alcohol round things out.

T-The taste is similar to the smell, but more complex and impressive. It is lightly tart to open with green apple, peach, and apricot flavors. A solid sugary/honey sweetness carries things to finish where the flavors go more towards bitter, herbal, grassy hops and a medicinal alcohol punch. Nice.

M-The body is lighter than some in this style with an active carbonation.

O-This is a pretty tasty take on a Belgian Pale. It is complex with layers of flavors, but it drinks easily and packs a deceptive punch. I had a craving for something Belgian and traditional and this hit the spot. I will definitely drink more.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From XXXII. In La Trappe glass. Playing KB Dark Side. Another good brew from the de dolle. More soft than the other ive tasted and a bit less impressive, but good nonetheless

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De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
4.06 out of 5 based on 660 ratings.
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