De Dolle Arabier | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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4.07/5
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663 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:
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Added by Todd on 10-23-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,714
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
663
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
66
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 663 |  Reviews: 330
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having a draft of this at Novare Res in Portland.

It is a pale orange color that poured a one finger head. The head reduced and left some nice lacing on the glass. It has some clarity with some vision of carbonation coming up through the glass.

It smells of yeasty esters, bready malts, spiciness, some vanilla, and some citrus. The taste is along the same lines with some lingering bitterness, but some lingering bitterness and the alcohol is hidden well too.

This is a very tasty brew. Very smooth, medium bodied, easy to drink, medium carbonation, and very delicious. I am very happy to be enjoying a tulip of this beer. Another solid Belgian beer to cross off the list.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

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4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a bright light amber (turned cloudy after I had room for a second pour). A stormy blizzard of streaming bubbles feed a growing head that can be touched and will spring back into shape. Flavor is bright and crisp, but still complex. Honey, apples, apricots and the faintest hint of pecans.There is a surprising hop bitterness for a belgian beer. I really enjoyed this beer.

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4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, listed at 8% ABV. The label alone was worth the purchse. Hopefully the beer will be too. On to the beer:

Pour a little, get a lot of foam in the glass. After digging some of that foam out, I pour 3/4 of the bottle into my chalice. Bright golden blonde color, topped by a thick, everlasting airy head. If that isn't enough, the show of carbonation bubbles in the body will take your breath away. Aroma is very dry. There are very light notes of apricot, and stronger yeast notes. Sour grapes and canteloupe.

Not sweet like other Belgian's of the style. Instead, it is a very dry tasting beer. It seems a little hopped up (very by Belgian standards), and definately weird tasting, yet somehow I like it. Pretzel dough with salt come to mind....huh? Lightly flavored with those lovely light colored fruits. Sharp white pepper provides a little yang to the ying. Smooth and creamy on the palate with a little bite of carbonation on the tip of the tongue. The aftertaste is an enjoyable saltiness, but otherwise dry.

What does De Dolle add to this beer to make this taste the way it does? It's worth experimenting with if you want a "different" BSPA.

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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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