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De Dolle Arabier | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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BA SCORE
4.07/5
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663 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#2,650
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
663
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
66
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 663 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of Zerga
4.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spoony
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
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 -1%
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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Photo of NateF90
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of enelson
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rEBELlION
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Would love to try this fresh. I think age gave it a nice slightly that edge but would love to try it without the time on it.

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Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleigator
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a giant, froth head, cloudy amber-yellow in color.

Wheaty, malty aromas with a subtle sourness.

Has a very unique, convincing taste. Begins with bready, toasted malts and bitter hops at the same time. While hops turn more present, a vinous sour punch enhances its piny, grassy character, paired with overripe stone fruits, which get coated up by toffeeish, sweet malts, revealing an earthy bread taste during the finish.

This brew convices due to its striking interaction between a complex, slick hop bitterness among throughout evolving malts. Both flavors stay on the palate till the very end, without stopping to change their taste. This blend, of two almost opposite flavors, which are going side-by-side in this brew leads to an immense variety of flavors, with hints of fruits, fermented grapes, scorched toast, earth, toffee, rock sugar - changing on the palate at an amazing speed.

Finishes with an outstanding malt supported bitterness, which occupies the tongue for quite a time.

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Photo of vande
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jared_Alexander
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShipyardW
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.02/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

harsh medicinal slightly soapy booze

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Photo of rockernino
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft, over spiced, harsh bitterness

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Photo of mattycasey
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Masters
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ooftu
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NWHopinator
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 663 ratings
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