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De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005

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

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1055) - Linden, - DEC 25, 2012
330 ml bottle - probably traded a bit too much - madeira has kicked in too much. Tried to filter this out of it. Hazy light golden with a thin head. Aroma of brown sugar and some peach (and dust). Medium mouthfeel with a slight heat punch from the alcohol, nice acidity and peppery finish. Taste of spices (especially kardemon), exotic flavours and brown sugar.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1370) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 - Bottle from Kulminator in Antwerp. Deep orange golden pour with small white head ring. Aroma of huge booze, wood, musty basement, cognac, phenols. Flavor is woody, musty, some fruits, drinks like an after dinner cognac or brandy. Pretty boozy but also very smooth on the tongue with delicate carbonation and a strangely light mouthfeel. Tastes like grandma’s basement. Seriously this was a bit weird, and a bit like sipping on a super smooth aged scotch like lagavulin. But I have to say that overall this was a pretty huge disappointment. Maybe it was a bad bottle. Bound to happen when stored for 9+ years.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (690) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 1, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur jaune trouble, mousse compacte, effervescence moyenne. Un de mes rêves bus (j’en ai encore pas mal en stock) nez très fort incroyable de légèreté sur les fruits jaunes et les fleurs jaunes. En bouche une attaque sur la mirabelle, assez longue en bouche ça continue sur l’abricot et les épices. Vraiment excellente mais pas une claque non plus.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (637) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 31, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl @ Sherwood Pub Nicorvo. Une bière de rêve, très difficilement trouvable, On est sur un super produit évidemment de réalisation quasi-parfaite. Juste un peu déçu sur le peu de différence avec la Stille Nacht classique.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (960) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Thanks GothGargoyle! Volatile open, pours a hazy yellow gold with suspended speckles of deliciousness. Aroma of maple, wood, peach. Taste is sweet, with a tart punch. Medium dry finish. Gritty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Slightly gushy bottle, cloudy orange with a good sized pale head. Aroma is candy sugar, preserved fruits, wood, apricot, caramel, Belgian yeast. Full bodied, sweet and complex on the palate, warming finish. Taste is honey, Belgian candi, dried stone fruits, orange brandy. So good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3076) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle, at the Kulminator. Clear gold pour with white head. Aroma is boozy, intense cognac, fruity, pears, plums, light cinnamon. Taste is sweet, really fruity, nice booziness, tons of cognac, oxidization notes, light menthol, candy cane. Palate is med-full bodied, good carbonation, really warming alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle (330 ml) @ Kulminator. Clear bright golden/orange with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma was really strange at first, but when it opened up a bit it was really good, complex and unique with Madeira, dust, mushrooms (like in some old gueuzes), alcohol, fruits (peaches/apricots, pineapple), winey notes and wood. Taste is also very special with Madeira (oxidation), light sweetness, dust, fruits, wood, winey notes and yeast. Medium/full body. Medium carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Wooden finish. Very strange beer and probably past it’s prime, but still really tasty and enjoyable. These De Dolle beers often have a very special way to "integrate" the oxiditation and still be awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3430) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle. Sparkling golden orange pour with tan head. Fruit like apple, some spice, wine and oak aromas. Apple and vanilla, yeast, fruit and spice flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdheredia2 (17) - - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (6194) - 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.
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