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Sunday, May 9, 2010

De Dolle - Ara Bier

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Ara Bier
De Dolle Brouwers
Roeselarestraat 12B
8160 Esen, Belgium
Est. 1980
Brewery founded 1835

Brain Damage Quotient = 8.0% ABV
Fluid Oz. = 11.2

Postmortem Brew Review
Hazy golden body.
Sweet dry yeast smell.
Crisp white, teeny-tiny bubbled head.
Lots of carbonation.
Fizzy and dry; champagne like taste.
Tart finish.
Dark brown drops of yeast at last pour.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy

I loved the Stille Nacht from this brewer. Just loved it.  The Ara Bier, however...well, let's just start by saying it is a different breed.  It really is quite nice, sort of like a fine champagne more than a beer.  More than a traditional beer.  You just have to get past the happy happy bubbles.

It is fizzy and bubbly and tart and dry. It tickles the tongue with all the effervescence.  But hold on.  It's not bad, just different than anything you'd expect.  I was celebrating my birthday, so why not with a faux champagne.

Now then, I am really intrigued to try their other offerings.  No preconceived notions next time.

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