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

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RATINGS: 1644   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!!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrWindupBird (1) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016 does not count
Decided against ageing this bottle. Beautiful beer. Supremely drinkable for its ABV. De Dolle are quickly becoming one of my favourite Belgian breweries. Carbonation is just right. Retains a decent size head.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1673) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 3, 2016
BTL beat me to it again.. Firstly, props to the Sloth for providing the beers for both ratings...you heathen, knuckle dragging, flannel wearing, biscuit sucking,old bay loving, clark road driving hick. Firstly folks all hop presence is lost during this malt centric, smooth focused, creamy lusciously apportioned body. Split with the Alex. I thought tripel when I first tasted it. but Strong ale seems about correct. I am sure that it will be a silent night since Alex and I got a bit boisterous installing the new 220 line to the table saw... Watch out world.... I can cut you inhalf... if I drink enough of this beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (272) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2016
2015 bottle. Cloudy orange straw. Head comes and goes. Nose is bready with a little citrus. Palate is the magic, barnyard funk, dry cracker, some lemon zest. Mouth is dry round and slick. Warming the belly. Mhmm.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (880) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle, fresh batch. Hazy golden color, small head. Aroma of sweet fruits, banana, peach, apricot, some spices and herbs, caramel. Taste is very sweet, fruity and yeasty flavors, note of alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1157) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2016
0.33 bottle. Hazy, gold color and a large, white head of decent retention. Aroma of spices, citruses, and a lot of bananas. Taste is very sweet, malty, banana-like, spices feature prominently again. A medium body, a creamy texture, and a fizzy carbonation. Finish gets rapidly bitter and only worsens with time. Overall, the beer starts off pleasantly but its finish and carbonation spoil the whole experience.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frulertruler (127) - San Rafael, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2016
Tremenda. Fuerte aroma cítrico y levadura con marcado carácter a melocotón. Buena presencia con ligero carbónico y retención de espuma. En boca es dulce, melaza y cítrica, alcohol y albaricoque. Muy fina

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (389) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2016
DWF, klar gyllen brun med litt hvit skum. Aroma karamell, frukt, gjćr, alkohol. Smak sitrus, sřt, frukter, karamell. Lite co2 . Veldig god.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1665) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 29, 2016
butelka, warka 2015**. bardzo wysoka, troche mydlana ale zostajaca ladnie piana, lekko metnawe, jasne, zlote piwo. aromaty bardzo intensywne, glownie slodkich, dopjarzalych owocow (brzoskwinie, banany, biale winogrona). Za nimi czuc troche przyprawowosci, alkoholu, jakies zbozow-herbatnikowe klimaty. troche tez roslinnych, trwiastych nutek, ale daleko w tle. Po aromacie - Duvel na sterydach. w ustach tez - ewidentnie czuc belgijskie drozdze, mocno slodkie piwo, z niewysoka goryczka, spora iloscia ciala, sporym wysyceniem. alkohol jest odczuwalny, ale glownie jako rozgrzewanie i w posmakach - jak na 12% ukryty bardzo skutecznie. jeden z najlepszych jasnych mocnych belgow jakie pilem, bez udziwnien, po prostu bardzo kalsyczna pozycja

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antonio369 (134) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2016
33cl bottle vintage 2015 , served in tulip glass. Poured a pale amber with lots of yeast in it. Nice 2 finger white head. Aromas of malty sweetness, orange peels, citrus, apricots, apples, caramel. Taste: WHOAH! This is supersweet! Candi sugar overdose, with roasted malts, spices, black pepper, caramel, vanilla, orange, lots of alcohol, whole wheat bread, raisins, apricots, plums. Full body with a long dry, sharp alcoholic and sweet finish. Overall a pretty good brew, the 12% ABV is clearly present and it’s supersweet on the candi sugar. I believe that it’s especially these factors that will do a lot of good things to this brew if you cellar this properly for a couple of years. The brewer advises on cellaring and lots of people who have followed this advise say this brew really works its magic if you let it rest in some dark, cool place for a couple of years. I have stashed a few bottles myself and see if it really improves on age...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1364) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2016
En god juleřl, med masser af fylde af malten uden at vćre spritet. En fin řl


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