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

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RATINGS: 1642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stille Nacht (Silent Night) is a prestige beer from De Dolle Brouwers brewed for Christmas. It has the highest density of any Belgian beer (27Pl), 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 10C and mark the year on the cap with an alcohol marker. Cheers!!


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Golden slightly orange body with yeast particles . Head with medium to large bubbles that collapse quickly to thin tiny ring around glass. Honey,apricot, slight mineral on nose. Really sweet with moderately high carbonation keeps it light on the tongue. Slighty acidic, boozy,and bitter ending. Magnificenty crafted brew to warm up on a winter night. Great cellar candidate.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (4881) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Pours hazy apricot with a thick eggshell head. Aroma delivers fresh malt, fruity and subtle butterscotch notes. Flavor offers fruity, yeasty and fresh malt tones, though the butterscotch seems to disappear. Mouthfeel presents decent fizz and body. Happy any old holiday!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3910) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle shared with Shahaf and Dina. Clear-to-hazy gold with a white head. Banana bread, phenolic a bit, a little green too. Taste is sweet, a little alcoholic and some green apple. Full body, sweet apple aftertaste and a little fizz.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alvaro78 (213) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2016
Aroma ácido suave, aromas a levadura De aspecto cristalina pero con levadura flotando, trozos gruesos, no turbidez En boca compleja Cada trago distinto maltosidad caramelo, especias ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3154) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016

Lukt: Frukter, hy og malt.
Utseende: Gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Frukter og noe stig.
Hvor: Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Untappd Jostein sammen med Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@12%, Nr@10.06.2016

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Backlog. Small bottle shared in the form of beer shots after a long session. The only notes I took down was the score :/

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3469) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2016
2008 vintage bottle at Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade, july 25th 2015. Hazy orange amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of burned caramel, apples and honey, spicy yeast. Taste is fruity with marzipan, raisins, and a mild balancing bitterness. Faint alcohol notes. Warm pleasant plum finish. Quite a good beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 23, 2016
0,33l bottle at home. there is some kind of print on the cap, unfortunatly part is missing only 2015 is readable, which I assume means the vintage. orange hazy color with quite a lot of particles, rather big white head. smells of belgian yeast, spices, oranges, some sweetness, ripe fruits, good smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, belgian yeast, nice fruit notes, candy, good spices, peppery, light alcohol. finishes lightly dry with notes of ripe fruits and spices. good stuff drinks very good for the high ABV.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ArtificialCyst (405) - Szczecin, POLAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle from 2014. Aroma: Quince tincture, winey, banana, apricot, spices, minimal licqueury feeling. Appearance: Nice stiff head, color is golden. Taste: Very smooth, strong quince again, very fruity, alcohol feelable just in the licqueury feeling, spices feelable stronger than in aroma. Palate: High carbonation, extremely drinkable, body is medium, finish is sweet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrWindupBird (1) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016 does not count
Decided against ageing this bottle. Beautiful beer. Supremely drinkable for its ABV. De Dolle are quickly becoming one of my favourite Belgian breweries. Carbonation is just right. Retains a decent size head.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1667) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 3, 2016
BTL beat me to it again.. Firstly, props to the Sloth for providing the beers for both ratings...you heathen, knuckle dragging, flannel wearing, biscuit sucking,old bay loving, clark road driving hick. Firstly folks all hop presence is lost during this malt centric, smooth focused, creamy lusciously apportioned body. Split with the Alex. I thought tripel when I first tasted it. but Strong ale seems about correct. I am sure that it will be a silent night since Alex and I got a bit boisterous installing the new 220 line to the table saw... Watch out world.... I can cut you inhalf... if I drink enough of this beer.


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