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De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005

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


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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdheredia2 (27) - - MAY 9, 2014
Pours like a regular Stille Nacht beer. A slightly darker color than the original. I must say this IS my Christmas beer of choice. I have had their latest Reserve and I found this to be a tolerable version of the product. It was much more sour than the regular Stille Nacht, but packed with intensity. Bought it at The Kulminator in Antwerp in 2014 so it may have aged well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (9275) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
33 cl bottle @ Mikkeller Bar.
Pours clear mahogany color with no head. Aroma is yeast and ripe fruits, lots of caramel malts and some berry notes. Complex flavor of ripe fruits, yeast, faint spice notes, mild dark berries and faint wooden notes on the lingering aftertaste. Alcohol it’s present but well mannered. Sour and somewhat sweetish palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6438) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
330ml bottle @ Mikkeller Bar

Pours clear orange with a tiny head. Aroma of wood, ripe fruits, oak, yeast and spices. Taste is smooth, ripe fruity, oaky and woody with some yeast and spices. Finish is vinous but lovely smooth, sweetish and ripe fruity with some vanilla, wood and oaky notes. Quite vinous, well balanced and well aged Belgian strong ale. Cheers laiti for #5000!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2016 33 cl bottle @ Mikkeller Bar
my 5000th rating!
Aroma has toffee typical to aged beltian ales, some apricot and alcohol. Also some moldy cellar tones. Flavour has lots of apricot, some cellar tones and hints of peaches. Also some white wine tones. Alcohol is present, but it only makes this a slow sipper without disturbing. And it feels like "barrel alcohol". Some cardboard tones occur after a couple of sips - perhaps still a bit past its prime after all. Also some bourbon-like sweet barrel notes and more grapefruit at last sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7689) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
330 ml bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. 2005 vintage. Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma of apricot, tart wood, mango jam and earth. Flavour is very well balanced with apricot jam, wood, mild grassiness, green apples and orange. Full bodied and thick mouthfeel. Extremely well balanced. Some delicate alcohol warmth. The barrel accompanies the flavours very nicely. Elegant. Cheers laiti for tick #5000!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2599) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ kulminator shared with BelgBeerGeek. Pours a clear bright amber with a nice tan head. The smell is complex with rich malt sweetness, dark fruit, brown sugar and caramel. This one is bursting with flavor, fruit, some tartness,wood, roasted grain, a touch of cardboard. booze with a dry, crisp end. Mild carbonation with medium body that is slick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle @ Kulminator .. It pours amber with a small beige head….malty, honey, vinous, vanilla, wood and some warming alcohol….. lovely .... Fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Shared bottle at Kulminator. Sparkling, deep nut goldenbody with a small beige head. Honey, vanilla, wooden and vinuous notes on the nose. Meaty honey flavors, smooth and full bodied with more vinuous notes and a pleasant alco warmth. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (6695) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Kulminator, Antwerpen.
Appearance: Hazy light brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet citrus, sour fruit, spices, some alcohol.
Body: Full bodied with lots of carbonation.
Flavour: Sour fruit, rather sweet, raisin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14073) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for this bottle. Pours translucent copper with a transient beige head. Aroma mildly sour fruit. Near med body. Lots of wood. Some brown sugar; some heat; ripe light pitted fruits. Maybe a touch of date/raisin in the finish. Very good! Aged nicely.

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