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

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RATINGS: 1567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Bottled 11.2 oz. Copper colored Fruity sweet aroma. Fair amount of alcohol taste mixed with sugary taste. Has potential but has too many tasted competing against each other instead of working with each other.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Hazzy thick amber color and not much head. The aroma is full of orange peel and cloves. The flavor is very zesty, giving quite the interesting mouthfeel. There is a uniform bitterness keeping this beer fresh on the tongue throughtout its sweetness. Aftertaste is sweeter and has hints of oranged and apples.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2004 <Re-Rate> 1998 - 12oz. from Bottleworks.
A *totally different* beer aged for 5+ years. The age yields a vinous, sweet and acidic beer that is less complex. This (turned)white grape elixir matches the way I like beer - malty, sweet and warm.
2003 vintage - Burns the Nose with caramel and toffee heat. Taste of Butter Rum (spiced). Nice sticky finish. A sipper and a warm friend. Being curled up with her is a good thing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2004
copper color.no head. smells like candi sugar and elmers glue. really its elmers glue, remember drinking this stuff as kid.this is a really good version of it. This is sweet, sweet, sweet with a very alcoholic finish. Sweet is not my thing but i am enjoying this in a wierd way.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Hazy, orange/copper color with no head. Sweet aroma of candi sugar, malt and wood. Flavor is very sweet. Belgian candi sugar, dark fruits and an alcoholic bite at the end. Full bodied with very little carbonation. A bit too sweet for my taste, but very good regardless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Siilent night, stiiill night, all is warm, all a delight, round yon brethren round the fire, hoooly brew so malty and bright, drink in heavenly peace, driink in heavenly peace. (in german!) Stille Nacht! Heil’ge Nacht! Alles schläft; einsam wacht Nur das traute hoch heilige Paar. Holder Knab’ im lockigten Haar, : Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh! :

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2004
2004Cloudy and orange. Small head reduces to the typical Belgian layer of film resting on top. Lots of candy sugar in the nose along with what reminds me of raisin bread. Alcohol unfortunately is a bit strong in the aroma. This is a young one though. Nice body, really smooth and sticky sweet. Flavor is sweet and malty with lots of candy sugar here too. Almost barley wine-ish with the sweet maltiness. Some herbals in the finish are nice. Overall another good one from De Dolle. This should age very well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Reddish amber, cloudy, lasting white head, potent aroma ranging from sugar to white grape to honey, flavor equally impressive with sugar, yeast, honey, date, apple all present. complex and delicious , although a little too much sweetness near the end for me

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2004
woody aroma with hints of raspberry, dark orange with zero head, strong and syrupy hints of maple with lots of candi sugar, alcohol very prevalent and some spritzy nuances near the finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 Looks like a glass of apple cider.Sweet fruity alcohol nose but the taste was overly sweet.I have had many of these and only rated this one so I am feeling strange here as this seems sweeter then the rest.


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