mathieuc (982) - Québec, Quebec, - DEC 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of spicy and banana esters. Flavors of chocolate and various candies (mostly sucre d’orge). Big beer but still mighty drinkable. Creamy mouthfeel with restrained carbonation, really masterful of De Dolle! Alcohol is fairly well hidden manifesting only with a slight tickle on the tongue. Highly enjoyable brew by De Dolle, anyone should seek this one out!
Lothore (451) - California, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Gushes out of the bottle and pours a deep, dark orangey hue with a massive, off white head that leaves quite a bit of head.
S- Plum, cherry, apricot, grape. Amazing to just stick your nose in.
T- Grape, cherry, strong alcohol burn, light hop notes.
M- Medium bodied and effervescent.
D- Amazing beer to sip on. Just when I thought I hadn’t had a belgian beer in some time that really blew my socks off ...
Jimsal27 (164) - New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark golden color out of bottle. Quick fading white head leaving some lacing on glass. Aroma is wine and malt. Initially a strong malt flavor followed by white grape juice. Finishes with some toffee and a hint of bitterness. Chewy mouth feeli with nice carbonation.
Douberd (1688) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle at home, into a tulip glass. ABV 12%
Dark orange copper colour on the body, with a small, slighty off-white head sitting on top, thin also and with low retention. Light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of sweet malts, sugar, grapes, some red fruits.
Nice taste, quite wine-like, white grapes, quite sweet, sugar. Alcohol notable but only as a light burn on the finish and a warming feeling on the body.
Medium thick body, soft carbonation.
Overall very good and especially on a cold weather.
KAWANO (24) - JAPAN - MAR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color trials, such as the triple. But it is written with 13% alcohol content. Myself were included in the mouth is not so much in the hope but was surprised at the moment when I drank. ’s A taste and a strong full-bodied but delicious balance of sweetness and alcohol is exquisite. I also drink a neat indeed for a refreshing fragrance smell like grass does. I was not impressed with this beer is made really well.
molly75 (299) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ASPETTO: color oro carico, schiuma bianca, buona presenza, fine e media persistenza . OLFATTO: impronta inziale nettamente propensa ai malti, con profumi di zucchero, miele, frutta matura, in infusione in note alcoliche a tratti quasi vinose( vin santo), lieviti evidenti. GUSTO: approccio dolce, mieloso , confettura. presenta note speziate, alcol notabile e nel finale mantiene un certo tocco acidulo, compaiono amaricanti della luppulatura e uno speziato ampio sostenuto dalla alcolicità. TEXTURE: Corpo medio, morbida, lascia una leggera sensazione burrosa sulle labbra, media carbonazione. COMMENTO FINALE: non prettamente natalizia a mio avviso, offrendo una certa speziatura meno evidente rispetto ad altre birre del genere: la luppolatura gioca un ruolo piouttosto evidente mantenendo un tocco acido che la allontana appunto dal classicone natalizio. alcol evidente ma ben inserito accompagnando in una sensazione di calore piacevole. annata 2013
Beerhunter111 (5333) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes dunkel goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig
fiammanghilla (421) - Genova, ITALY - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia 33cl comprata da giangaspero e bevuta a casa.
Ambrata con schiuma persistente.
Corpo pesante e alcolico, complessa, molto dolce, un po' di amaro alla fine dona un po' di equilibrio.
Difficile e complessa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
wouterv (17) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the very best. At least for my taste. Poured into an Oerbier glass, the first thing you’ll notice is the color. Unlike almost every other Christmas beer, Stille Nacht is clear orange. The aroma is very complex and difficult to describe: apple, maybe some honey, some vanilla (?). The head is white and lasts pretty long. Onto the first sip. Again, a pretty unique tasting experience... Starts off sweet, yet the finish is rather dry with some roasted malts and you can notice the hops. Love the apple like taste, which makes this quite refeshing. I will try to keep some of these bottles in the cellar for aging, but it will be quite the challenge.
To summarize: another great beer by Dolle Brouwers, but that is no surprise. Hope I can get hold of a Reserva one day.
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bananas/bubblegum, mild/medium sweetness and slightly perfumed fruit. The flavor is fruit/bubblegum/berries, medium sweetness/sugar, malts and a tart/alcoholic finish.
conway (1126) - - FEB 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear dark gold with a big off white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, apple and floral Belgian yeast. Taste starts off with the apple, giving way to some caramel, huge alcohol punch and a roasty malt note in the finish. Medium-thick chewy mouthfeel and relatively strong carbonation. This is an old favorite from before I started rating beers so I was really looking forward to having this again. It did not disappoint.