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

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RATINGS: 1623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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!!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2004
1998 bottle. Poured a dark golden color. Aroma is sweet and fruity with hints of honey. Flavor starts sweet and turns to sour tart apples. Long fruity finish. Light to medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - DEC 18, 2004
Pours brownish with no head. Fruity aroma with a malty initial taste. Followed by a slight alcohol twinge. Next up was an extremely pleasant, sweet aftertaste. The aftertaste makes this beer great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2004
This beer has an amber body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had no carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is sweet with a very strong afther tast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 17, 2004
Off white large mostly lasting foamy head. Dark amber color. Aroma is moderately sweet, malty, fruity (apricots) with candy and light spicy notes. Flavor is moderately sweet, fruity with banana, peach and light caramel and alcohol tones, ending in a dry, moderately fruity finish. Full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
Amber colour with a huge off-white head. Sweet spicy aroma with notes of yeast and alcohol. Nice sweet flavour with lots of spices and fruit, well balanced bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2004
Very cloudy, pale orange colour with floaty bits. The aroma has marzipan, candy floss and noticeable alcohol volatility. A bit sweet in the mouth. Reminds me of cherryade. Bittersweet finish. Interesting, but not entirely my cup of tea. Bottled at the Beer Circus Croydon (Christmas beers festival). I noted this as 12% ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 9, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Bottled 11.6oz. Pours murky orange- brown with no head. Sticky sweet aroma. Notes of cherries, raisins and sugar, maybe even honey. Almost as sweet as a barleywine. Syrupy mouthfeel thats coats the mouth. Spice and candy notes along with a bit of vanilla. Aftertaste is sweet with an alcohol warmth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2004
Orange red beer with a thick light yellow head that lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass. Yeast floaties in the glass. Aroma of caramelized sugar, candi sugar, cherries, fruit, oak and earthiness. There is a light acetic acid aroma as well that strengthens as the beer warms. Flavour is quite sweet and fruity up front showing flavours of cherry, white grapes, honey, and candi sugar. This initial talste lengthens into a light sweet and syrupy flavour before a spicy hop finish. Moderate bitterness rounds it off. Seems like a cross between a Belgian Strong Ale and a Flemish Sour Ale. Incredibly good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4721) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Cloudy brown color with no head. Aroma is full of cherries and dark berries. Sweet malt taste with more of the delicious cherry, blackberry, prune, and raisin taste. Damn fine and my favorite De Dolle!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Brown/Orange Coloring With White Ring. Yeast Aroma. Instant Warming..Trademark of De Dolle...Syrapy Sweet..Bread Dough..Prunes..Thick Body..Fruity. Very Enjoyable!!


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