De Dolle Arabier | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
654 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:
654
Reviews:
327
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
64
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 654 |  Reviews: 327
Photo of kingjohnh
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of aleigator
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

 1,003 characters

Photo of vande
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jared_Alexander
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShipyardW
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.02/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

harsh medicinal slightly soapy booze

36 characters

Photo of rockernino
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft, over spiced, harsh bitterness

36 characters

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

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Masters
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ooftu
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NWHopinator
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mokeefe11
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Was hoping for more, kind of boring.

36 characters

Photo of dcmchew
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PEIhop
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%

De Dolle Arabier from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
4.06 out of 5 based on 654 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe