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

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RATINGS: 1555   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!!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2365) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2015
2014 vintage, bottled, etregourmet. Effusive rocky white head, fragrant with a yeastiness reminiscent of apple blossom, wild honey, pollen, fermenting apple sauce, some jenever-like alcohol. Taste adds some marzipan malt and more orchard fruit yeast complexity to that aroma while remaining fairly light, non-unctuous nor sticky for the abv. Very subtle tart bretty note - probably ages with some gain? Accomplished heavy hitter with potential.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ceck82 (48) - SPAIN - JAN 14, 2015
De barril en el XXXII The Great Power of Beer&Wine. Una gran cerveza, unica en su genero, ademas si pensamos a una cerveza de Navidad. De color ámbar claro y espuma densa y persistente, en nariz hay frutas maduras, plátano y chuches, en boca encontramos en principio el dulzor de la malta, que rápido desaparece detrás del acidez y un final ligeramente amargo regalan un equilibrio sin igual.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6107) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Magic Beer Room Zagreb. Vintage 2014. Clear dark golden coloured, minimal white to off-white head, notes of yeast and white wine in the nose (not so pleasant to be honest). Sweet malty, yeasty, fruity, heavy alcoholic and decent spicy with notes of wood and dried fruits. Also some cidery notes of apple and medicine alcohol in the finish. This one is hardly a good beer...or just a bad batch.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1425) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 11, 2015
De Dolle Stille Nacht has a very active, overflowing white head, a murky, gold-gray-yellow, bubbly appearance, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of light fruits, candy, white bread, and cream cheese cake frosting. Taste is similar, with low bitterness and noticeable bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and De Dolle Stille Nacht finishes semi-dry and boozy. RJT

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RudolphSayven (17) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 11, 2015
Le graal. C’est une excellente bière. Un bouquet puissant, du corps, un goût unique. Testée et approuvée au coin du feu l’hiver.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkevin (397) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle (2013 on cap). Deep amber dark pour with an nice head. Lots of hints in the aroma. Fruits, tart, candy, brown sugar. Very complex taste. Almost different per sip. In the beginning some carbo with light fruits and some sour notes. Sour notes get pushed to the back when the beer warms up. A very sweet beer then comes forward. Good, belgian-ale, sweet finish. Complex indeed. Very good brew altough I prefer the Easter beer from De Dolle Brouwers at the moment.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rock_Buffalo (23) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2015
Stille Nacht perfectly matches the brewers intent. As a Belgian Christmas Ale, the Stille Nacht delivers. The aroma is rich with spice and fruit, the sweet scent tantalisingly lures you into your first taste in what turns out to be a blissful experience. The deep cloudy bronze, coupled with a rich head, present an absolutely stunning beer. Spice, rich fruits and lingering sugars engages you fully, and reward the effort of finding this Ale. Highly recommended. Frangimus

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tabletopjoe (30) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Massive body, very thick moutfeel. Gets better once warmed up. Taste is peach, mandarine, honey, sweet malts, candy canes, cinnamon, raisins, caramel... lots of stuff going on in this one. Palate is complex with little carbonation. The interaction between the sweet notes and the long finish are the big positives for me. I’d hapily buy this again when I need a fix for my sweet tooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (954) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle split two ways. Hazy bronze pour with a generous head. Lots of spices on the nose, some dark dried fruits as well. Super smooth with no sign of the fairly high ABV. Taste has some yeasty notes, dried fruits, some herbal notes and some malty sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (420) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle, 2014 version. Pours golden with a white head. Grapes, apricot, pear, herbs, lemon, white raisins, caramel. Sweet, medium bitter and light sour, medium full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Vinous, warming and slighty boozy finish. Very nice, feels a bit young.


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