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Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Stille Nacht (Silent Night) is a prestige beer from De Dolle Brouwers brewed for Christmas. It has the highest density of any Belgian beer (27°Pl), has been boiling for 5 hours, brewed with pale malt with white candi sugar in the kettle. The Nugget hops and dry hopping gives an extra bitterness to balance the extreme sweetness due to the density. The taste triangle is completed with some acidity of the fermentation. It is a very interesting beer to age. We have samples of every bottling we have done so far and aging does not mean decreasing quality with this beer. Keep some samples at 10°C and mark the year on the cap with an alcohol marker. Cheers!!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Bottle: Transparent orange/amber, nice carbonation, plenty of floaties, with a white diminishing head. Aromas were of white wine, slightly tart fruits/citrus touches, some caramel, faint alcohol. Flavor was syrupy sweet (though not textured that way), tart fruit but not overly done, raised, ever so slight alcohol touch. Short lived aftertaste, thicker body with a warming finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3568) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2005
Bottled:
Aroma is full of malt, sugary. Sweet candy notes, sticky, quite too sweet but aromatic. Some fruitiness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2005
A cloudy orangish amber hue when poured.Very thin head that laced up in the middle and stayed for the whole ride.Definately taste the alcohol has i feel the belly get warm.Raisins, plums, kind of sweet leaving my mouth with a little tingle.Overall it was a little heavy but definately drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2005
A Mes rate: Chunky sweet and full of toffee and carmel and hard alcohol. Not sure if I should have started the night off with this cheeky little number but we shall see. The body is as orange as I have seen. Looks more like a heavy cider. The head was great... while it lasted. RIP head. Slight lacing not over the top tho. The nose is all sugar and toffee. A slight hint of something disturbing, detergent? Palate is awesome. Just how i like it. Thick and creamy with perfect amount of carbonation. The alcohol is hidden well. It drinks like something much lower in the hardcore list. Very stong tasting and not for the faint hearted. orange and peach with a full on hit of candy sugar toffee caramel and candy apples. Spicey orange finish that lasts and lasts. Not the best thing about this one for me but I will let it slide. Well its almost gone now and it slipped down very well indeed. My 4th or 5th bottle (NOT tonight!!!) of this. Much more will be had me thinks.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy, medium amber with a frothy white head. Nose is candy like. Cinnamon, dried fruit, very sweet. Mouth is very sweet and full. Cinnamon again, lemons, astringent, cherrys, apricots. very nice after dinner beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Chestnut brown with a huge "dirty" head. Lots of impurities all over - as usual by DDB. Very spicy with sweet’n’sour flavours - perhaps the sweetness is most pronounced - from the added honey and sugars. To be enjoyed in small quantities. 060994

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Pours extemely cloudy with strong aromatic notes of musty plum, bourbon-soaked peaches, port, bubble gum, sweet candy, spice and grain alcohol. This has a very thick mouthfeel that severly lacks any carbonation. Lots more creamy fruits in the body - and the alcohol is hidden quite well. Really sweet throughout, which is a slight turnoff for me. Also, a strong cherry cough syrup taste emerges as this continues to warm. Really unpleasant and bringing back bad childhood memories!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 Couleur ambrée vers l’orangée, presque translucide sous une dense mousse blanche. Arômes levuré rappelant la levure de pain et le pain d’oiseau. Après quelques instants, les fruits noirs (raisins secs, prunes) s’expriment au travers des malts caramels, rappelant même légèrement le sirop d’érable. Quelques vapeurs d’alcool émanent du verre à leur tour. Corps de densité moyenne, douce effervescence très plaisante.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy golden ale, with a big thick creamy head. Lots of fruits in this one: apples, pears, and apricots; hints of vanilla and banana. One-of-a-kind silky creamy texture.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2005 Golden caramel orange body with floaties and medium offwhite head. Citrus, dust, sweet aroma. Sweet creamy taste of dark fruits, raisin, caramel and pepper.


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