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De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010

Formerly brewed at De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium


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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
De Dolle Stille Nacht aged in Bourdeaux wooden barrels for 25 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sir__v (2133) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
Bottle @ De Dolle, Esen - BE. Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and really small white foam. Smell: sweet domination, caramel and candied apricot. Taste: small carbonation on mouth, sweet domination, and sugar. Candied fruits domination of candied apricot. Really amazing. Aftertaste: apricot finish and small alcohol finish. Excellent beer! Good job!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, thanks GT2, brown pour off white head, nose and taste are boozy, sweet. Caramel, cherry, wow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nick. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. The aroma is candy sugar, caramel, yeast, tannic grape. Medium mouth with nice tannic notes, grape, yeast, caramel. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2015
Pours dark golden, slightly viscosy with no head. Some lacing and retention on the sides. Nose is full on cognac, caramel, slight booze, round esters, banana, almond liquor. Mouth explosion of flavours perfectly in balance with the nose. Malty and bread at first, acidic hints on the sides of the tongue, long lasting aftertaste of tangy citrus with honey, stomach warming booze, soft mouthfeel. Complex and massive barrel-aged ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wedgie9 (2638) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 3/16/13 from a 750mL bottle at our epic Bottleworks tasting with Curtis, Jedi, and crews from Knoxville and Nashville. Pours clear amber/orange with a thin white head that leaves thin, bubbly lace. The nose is very unique, sour lemon peel, touch of malty balsamic, candied orange peel, a touch of bread, really great. The flavor is a bit more brown sugar malt forward with the sour lemon and white balsamic notes on the back of the palate, and very nice candied orange zest. The body is full with light carbonation and a long, nicely sour and touch of malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (6245) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home post Christmas. Pours a clear deep copper with an ecru head. Aroma of tart apple and caramel. Flavors of apricot and tart white grapes. Superb. Has aged well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Renobob (1632) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 23, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à la brasserie De Dolle avec Chris le brasseur. Une tuerie absolue, encore meilleure que la Stille Nacht classique, avec un côté boisé et vanillé à souhait. La meilleure bière que j'aie jamais bue. Sublime !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karyots (23) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
At the Kirstbierfestival. Hazy with little head. Smell of plums, wine ( spoilt wine?). Taste with overtone of wine - but somewhere the recipe goes wrong. Like wine that is a bit spoilt or plums that have got rotten. Not sure why - but expected something much smoother. But still a very good beer to enjoy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
freretoc (1720) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 19, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl très très bien accompagné. Couleur ambrée rosée, belle mousse bien compacte et effervescence moyenne. Au nez on sent la vanille et le sucre vanillé. En bouche belle attaque sur le tonneau avec une acidité juste équilibrée à la perfection et une pointe de vanille qui arrive grâce au tonneau de Pommerol. Sucre bien équilibré et incroyable finish sur la stille nacht. Incroyablement bon !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hirigalzkar (2953) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle (thanks Finol!). Notes of strawberries, chocolate, and sour cherries in aroma. Taste is fruity, sour, earthy and vinous. Notes butter, cookies, raisin. Some warming alcohol in the end. A bit dry. Overall: super complex and impressive, altough not as drinkable as the original version of Stille Nacht.

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