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Arabier by De Dolle Brouwers

The Arabier’s unique label has a picture of a parrot holding a beer glass. If a parrot is going to have a beer, it might as well be good one. The Arabier is not just good, it is an exceptional Belgian ale.

The Arabier is a golden yellow color and pours with a mountain sized, off white colored head.

This light bodied beer has a nice mouthfeel and is very drinkable for having 8% ABV and moderate carbonation.

There are strong aromas of citrusy fruits, apples, and honey. These sweet smelling aromas are only the beginning of this complex beer.

The true beauty of this beer lies in the flavor. The citrus and fruit flavors are complimented with sweet honey and toasted malts. There are beers that have sweeter, more pronounced flavors. However, there are few that are this complex and well-balanced from start-to-finish.

The Arabier is a great example of what a lightly golden colored beer can be. It is unfortunate that so many people equate lighter colored beer to the mass produced swill created by the American mega breweries. Yeah, I’m talking about you Anheuser-Busch.

Arabier, preferred by parrots everywhere.

Brewery website: http://www.dedollebrouwers.be/


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Oerbier by De Dolle Brouwers

Oerbier by De Dolle Brouwers

For my very first blog post, I naturally chose to review the Oerbier by De Dolle Brouwers from Belgium. I have had the Boskeun from the same brewery and absolutely loved it, so I had very high expectations for their Oerbier.

The bold red label is unique, yet simple. There is a rather portly yellow “fellow” holding a beer in his left hand, and a brewer’s fork in his right.

At 9% alc./vol., the Oerbier is one strong and delicious beer. It has a brown color with a hint of amber. You can smell subtle scents of fruit, citrus, and a slightly nutty aroma. The flavor hits you like a speeding locomotive. There is definitely a bite to this beer, a bit tart, yet delicious. This is a beer that gets better with every sip. For having a tart, citrusy taste, it is an incredibly smooth beer. The explosion of taste makes you forget the fact that you are drinking a beer that is 9% alcohol per volume.

I was expecting perfection and I was not disappointed. In this world there things that are just right. This is one of them. If you love strong and flavorful beer, crack yourself an Oerbier, and enjoy.

Brewery website: http://www.dedollebrouwers.be/

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