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

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RATINGS: 1477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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!!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
curepute (124) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Sweet nose, bit of booze. Golden with yeast in suspension. Taste the booze, good yeast profile and finishes with a hop kick.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HVH (24) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
Amberkleurig met prachtige romige schuimkraag. Krachtige volmondige smaak. Zachtzoete aanzet in de smaak. Weinig bitterheid

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (1728) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
330 mL bottle. Kind of an unappealing, hazy brown with floaties, but it has a nice, off-white head. Fairly bold aroma has spice, Belgian yeast, fruit, and some candy sweetness. Surprisingly smooth taste, and not as sweet as I expected. There is candied fruit, spice, honey, yeast, and just the slightest note of booze. Shockingly drinkable. Big body. I had to keep reminding myself to just take sips.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1428) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Light brown beer with no head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and malts. Taste is toffee, quite a bit of caramel, hops, spicy fruit, pepper and some sweet golden syrup. There is some alcohol warmth. This beer seems to improve the more you sip it. Full bodied and low carbonation Very unlike the other strong Belgian beers I have tried before. Overall, very good and interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alesmith (10) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 11, 2014
Very nice winterbeer. Subtile taste of caramel, citrus, dough and some red fruit. Perfect for the cold days.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1459) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
A great Belgian ale. Beautiful vinous and sweet raisin aromas. Quite awesome. Sweet malty flavors a touch of grape too.. Nice boozy finish. Superb.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1551) - AUSTRIA - JAN 9, 2014
2004 vintage tasted in 2014. Stored properly for the last 10 years. Deep copper with a nice large collection of floaters on the bottom. Yeast? The colour is beautiful, no head. Smells of super sweet toasted malt. Figs, caramel, raisin, nut, orange, alcohol, nice soft spice. Full oily body. Initial sweet taste of caramel and toasted malt but then settles into a medium roast in the mouth with figs, alcohol and finishes nutty, complex spice and a bit of alcohol. Warms the tummy. Aftertaste is fruity and spicy. One of the most dynamic beers I’ve seen. At 12% the alcohol is still noticeable after 10 years who isn’t a bad thing. Defiantly a a Christmas beer to sit by the fire and eat chestnuts with. Very nice. Would like to compare to a young one. Defiantly one of the top beers in the world.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snuif (4) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
zacht,zoet bier met weinig bitterheid. kleur amber met witte volle schuimkraag. sterk bier, ideaal voor de winteravond

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (537) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 14, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: deep amber and cloudy with an small off-white frothy head with poor retention. Aroma: dried fruit, raisins, rich malty and grainy, alcohol. Taste: dried fruit, raisins, strong phenolic bitterness, the alcohol is a bit over the top.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerkeholic (3) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
Heerlijk bier met een verraderlijk hoog alcohol percentage. Een van de beste bieren die ik heb geproefd.


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