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


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RATINGS: 1623   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (1599) - Garching, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2015
Vintage 2012 and 2014 vertical. Golden color with white head. Aroma is apricots, spicy yeasts, powdered sugar. Taste is more apricots, sweetness. Carbonation is high but small-bubbled. De Dolle at its best!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (642) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle, vintages 2012 and 2014 vertically. The younger version is much fresher, the older quite dusty. Very fruity and sweet, and in beautiful harmony with just everything. Apricots, orange, some lemon. Incredible!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (1392) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2015
Botella. de @Cimmeria, Oviedo 21/12/2015. Color amariillo, aromas y sabores dulces, toques levadura y herbales, Todo muy bien integrado, compleja.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerGantzel (215) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
Powerful aroma of toasty malts, caramel and herbs with notes of fruits (banana and citrus). Semi-clear, golden-brown appearance, fine white head. Medium-high sweetness, light-medium bitterness. Average carbonation, full body. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - DEC 20, 2015
330ml bottle from Secret Santa in 2012
Pours clear dark amber with floaters, medium sized beige head, lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, raisins and dark fruit. Taste is sweet, caramel, honey and raisins
Nice and tasty on a cold night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1388) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Red gold pour plenty of foam. Aroma honey some grass - sweet honey classic belgian flavors. Tastes perfume orange honey malt. A little syrupy. Hides booze well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MGantzel (126) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2015
Denne øl har en uklar gyldent udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Øllen har en frisk og sød citrus smag med en bitter eftersmag. Medium karbonering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2015
330 mL bottle from Tasty Beverage Co., Raleigh (2014 bottle). Hazy dark orange pour with a huge and frothy off-white head. Aroma of light citrus peel and faint Belgian candi sugar. Taste is mildly tart upfront but quickly met by booze and sweetness. A very well done Belgian strong ale and one of the best Christmas seasonals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moravius (940) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2015
Flasche (datiert 2014, 33 cl) vom Bierzwerg, 1 Jahr daheim gelagert. - Dunkleres Orangegelb, gut trüb; bescheidene Schaumbildung. - In der Nase süße Rosinen, Studentenfutter, kandierte Orange, Ingwer, dazu weinig-schnapsige Noten. - Antrunk sehr breit malzsüß mit Rosinen, dazu Traubensaft. Erst allmählich setzt eine herb orangenfruchtige Note ein, die aber von der Süße erdrückt wird, ähnlich wie kandierte Früchte. Auch die säuerliche Schärfe wirkt etwas unrund. Matt rezent, enorm vollmundig. Im Abgang reibt sich herbe Orangenschale an der der fetten Malzsüße. - Trotz erkennbar bester Absichten recht schroff und unausgewogen. Ein Jahr Lagerung war wohl noch nicht genug.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (591) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 14, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Review from notes. Hazy amber color with off-white head. Aroma has classic belgian esters but also some zestiness. Taste leans towards sweet with the belgian yeasty character and warming alcohol. Body is not as carbonated as other belgian strong ales but it doesn’t help the drinkability too much. The strong alcohol presence is enough to make it a slow sipper.

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