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


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RATINGS: 1645   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!!

kms399's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
pours brown with an orange hue. thin white head that stays with the beer. aroma is fruity, spice and malt. taste is very good. malt, apricot, spice, alcohol and mabye some caramel kind of sweet. glad bought four bottles of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Likaisenoloinen, samea hailakanruskea olut vaahtoaa melko kevyesti ja vaahto katoaa pian kokonaan. Ei ole ulkonäöltään mikään helmi todellakaan. Tuoksu appelsiininen, viljaisen maltainen ja hiivainen. Maultaan hedelmäinen, hiivainen ja kevyen mausteinen kääntyen entistä enemmän appelsiiniseksi loppupuoleltaan. Alkoholi esillä maussa hieman, muttei häiritsevästi. Pehmeä, makean täyteläinen ja lämmittävä kokonaisuus. Aika erikoinen, mutta ulkonäköä lukuunottamatta toimii.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1409) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2016
330ml bottle from Whole Foods Market, Giffnock (£4.36):
This one was an excellent beer from De Dolle & came through with almost everything that I’ve come to expect from big, bold Belgian beers. There was a lot of flavour packed into this one & some good spice as well with a combination of yeast & citrus flavours opening things up & rich fruits following them up. It was a very well-balanced & easy to drink beer despite its strength & it’s definitely up there with some of the best the country brews; great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (883) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle sample tasted at BBF Lab Madrid 2016 on the 02/07/2016 (Vintages 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014). Golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma of caramel, malts and hops. Taste is sugar, hops and roasted malts. Intense caramel and candy aftertaste. Next one please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5046) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4032) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alvaro78 (243) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4994) - 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 :/

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3982) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (2053) - 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.

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