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


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RATINGS: 1648   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (391) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1939) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antonio369 (160) - 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1431) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2016
En god juleřl, med masser af fylde af malten uden at vćre spritet. En fin řl

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (1230) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. @Brugge, Le Trappiste. An orange opaque beer with a big white foamy head ; good retention. Roast, herb, alcohol, biscuit, citrus, pear, prune, flower. Medium to heavy sweet, warming, medium dry bitter ; fresh wind. Powerful but no suffocating heat. Full body, medium texture, good carbonation, dry warming finish. Overall, a really good herbal yeasty floral belgian strong ale ; nice balance ; puzzled, I was expecting a dark winter ale. But hey, what did I expect ?...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2427) - 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 (354) - 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 (1697) - 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 (2718) - 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 (383) - 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 !!!

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