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


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RATINGS: 1643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2269) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 4, 2016
Botella 33 cl en el momento en Cimmeria 08..01..2016. Lote/edicion 2015 en chapa. 12 vol. Marca peculiar. Tonos ácidos con maltosos amalgo caramelizados, todo ello con una buena sensación alcohólica. Buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (337) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2016
Yellow with a nice head. Very full body. Earth, banana, malt. Long finish with some alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1630) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 22, 2016
330 ml 2014 vintage bottle from my EU Local Swap 3/2014 sender Anatole, many thanks!
Amber, hazy body, with a small, dissipating, frothy head.
Aroma of sugar, green apples, citrus, grass, flowers, honey, some grains.
Tastes of honey, biscuit, some sweet bread, dried fruits, apples, citrus, flowers, booze.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes warm, medium boozy, astringent, medium dry, sweet, a bit bitter, floral, fruity, a bit citric, with some honey, subtle zesty/piney hops.

Very nice. The nose is a bit flat maybe, but the taste is really lovely, intense, with a big, sweet malt body, but very well balanced, never too sweet. Alcohol is quite strong, but not overpowering and providing a pleasant warmth. Overall a great example of a strong Belgian pale ale, while not my favourite one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2532) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Pale dark orange with a medium white soapy head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Tropical fruits, sugar, yeast, caramel, some booze and spices. Quite alcoholic, but still nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vincentvega72 (347) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2016
Mooi donkergeel troebel bier met oranje gloed en romig witte schuimkraag. Aroma en smaken van abrikoos, perzik, geel fruit, sherry, cognac. Hele lange warme afdronk, licht alcoholisch. Topsap !!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6377) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2016
Stark in der belgischen Art angesiedelt mit ordentlich Hefe und Hopfen. Dazu etwas Vanille, Blumen, eine leichte Süße und ordentlich Perlung. Gute Sache.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lasancan (21) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
Pours golden with whiteish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, fruits, apricot, some alcohol, apples. Flavor is sweet, fruits, apples, apricot, malt, some booze. Finish has some dry bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (6421) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle bought in Enschede. The beer has got a hazy golden colour with a smooth body and steady head. Aroma of yeast and wheat. Taste of belgian yeast, flowers, caramel, blossoms, malt and cookies. Yeast Belgian finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
12oz bottle pours a hazy brown with an off white head. nice burnt caramel and sweet malt taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratto (125) - - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle, batch 2015. Colour golden, hazy, nice head. Aroma vinous (chardonnay!), spices, some alcohol. Taste vinous, raisin, pepper, toast. Finishes dry with bready maltiness and spicy bitterness. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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