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


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RATINGS: 1487   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7190) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes dunkel goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (534) - Genova, ITALY - FEB 26, 2014
Bottiglia 33cl comprata da giangaspero e bevuta a casa. Ambrata con schiuma persistente. Corpo pesante e alcolico, complessa, molto dolce, un po' di amaro alla fine dona un po' di equilibrio. Difficile e complessa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wouterv (18) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
This is one of the very best. At least for my taste. Poured into an Oerbier glass, the first thing you’ll notice is the color. Unlike almost every other Christmas beer, Stille Nacht is clear orange. The aroma is very complex and difficult to describe: apple, maybe some honey, some vanilla (?). The head is white and lasts pretty long. Onto the first sip. Again, a pretty unique tasting experience... Starts off sweet, yet the finish is rather dry with some roasted malts and you can notice the hops. Love the apple like taste, which makes this quite refeshing. I will try to keep some of these bottles in the cellar for aging, but it will be quite the challenge. To summarize: another great beer by Dolle Brouwers, but that is no surprise. Hope I can get hold of a Reserva one day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3821) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Aroma is bananas/bubblegum, mild/medium sweetness and slightly perfumed fruit. The flavor is fruit/bubblegum/berries, medium sweetness/sugar, malts and a tart/alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1400) - - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark gold with a big off white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, apple and floral Belgian yeast. Taste starts off with the apple, giving way to some caramel, huge alcohol punch and a roasty malt note in the finish. Medium-thick chewy mouthfeel and relatively strong carbonation. This is an old favorite from before I started rating beers so I was really looking forward to having this again. It did not disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (309) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On draft at Max's . Golden pour with no carbonation. Interesting flavor reminds me of root beer ... Good stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndresTM (306) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 9, 2014
The pour is clear mahogany with a fizzy beige head. Fruity nose of guava, peaches, juniper berries, alcohol, caramel, honey, floral notes, and candi sugar. Very interesting esters all around. The taste is sweet with a bitter backbone. Medium to thick mouthfeel with a substantial body and gentle carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EamonTheGreat (133) - USA - FEB 6, 2014
Wonderful aroma hits you as soon as you greet this Belgian Strong Ale. Hints of plum, raisins, and malt on the nose. The taste is slightly sweet yet the hops shine through. The finish is smooth and refreshing. An amazing Belgian Strong from one of my favorite Belgium Breweries, De Dolle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anatole (90) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
Contrairement à la plupart des bières de Noel, celle ci n’est pas noire ou brune. Bière très complexe et riche: agrumes, miel, épices, alcool présent. Indispensable... et à laisser vieillir !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (304) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius Bruges. 2012 version. Somehow expected this to be dark, but slightly hazy gold with energetic fizz. First impression is that it’s way too sweet for me, but after 2-3 sips it’s full character comes through. Fruity in a plum/raisin way, and wrapped in that warm boozy blanket that never overpowers despite being up front. There’s a zing here too though, both on the palate with little tingles at the sides of the tongue, and in the taste which veers from that sweet fruity booze to a medium dryness with hints of clove and banana along the way. Packs a punch at 9am too! Very good indeed.

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