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


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RATINGS: 1513   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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2003
The color of apple cider with the matching cloudiness. Fruity flavors and aroma. Weak head and some lacing. At $4 a bottle I only bought one, but it is a very memorable brew. The commercial description is amazingly accurate and not over hyped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Pours orange-brown, almost flat (very slight carbonation). Aroma is quite winey, lots of fruit in there as well (apples and plums.) Apples and yeast in the flavor, very very sweet. Could use some aging, this was a fresh bottle. I'll keep the other one I bought for a couple of years and see what happens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Very cloudy orange gold color. Big mouthfeel with hints of green melon, apple, yeast, vanilla. Slight warming alcohol taste. Starts to get a little sweet then stops just in time. Unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2003
light amber in color with a large tight foamy white head.Yeasty spicey aroma with a touch of malt.Warming alcohol mouthfeel with a complex yeast flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2585) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2003
Tastes better than it looks or smells. Resemble an unfiltered apple cider. Clovey and yeasty malt body with some vanilla overtones. Like candy in the sides of mouth towards the end - rather sweet, then turning tangy. Pretty fat and chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2493) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Nice banana and vanilla nose. Dark orange, nearly brown. Vanilla, cinnemon, banana and alcohol flavor. Long lasting. quite like a dessert vine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Complex fruity aroma, lots of esters, alcohol, and pale malt. Pale blonde color, good head. Flavor matches the aroma, quite sweet. Very full bodied. A sweet, complex, fruity Belgian with a kick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2363) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2003
Peachy amber in colour, off white creamy head. Aroma of peaches, apples, yeast and some cream. The flavour was smooth creamy, yeasty, apples, bananas, candy sugar, full bodied and complex. Finish is long and tangy. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2003
Apples, and quite yeasry and wheaty. Mine was too young 2 months. I want to buy some moer snd store them for a couple of decades. Then I can imagine the beer will be even more fantastic than it already is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2004 Swirling, murky deep copper body, poured strangely flat until a thick creamy head was summoned from the depths. Hoppy and leathery aroma with some baking soda as well. Interesting combination of honey sweetness, spice, and leather. This beer brings a striking combination of sweet and bitter which produces an effect akin to chewing on a bar of decorative soap. Too sweet and cloying.

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