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


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RATINGS: 1569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (39784) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2006
Bottle. 2006. Unclear golden color with a nice off-white head. Fruity alcohol aroma. Surprisingly sweet flavor for such a strong beer. The finish is long and there is a decided alcohol warming sensation that develops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2006
33 cL bottle. Pours orange colour with long lasting head. Strong smell and taste of alcohol and yeast with some spice notes beneath. Sweet and round moutfull. Strong alcoholic aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (30966) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
[Vintage 2003, sampled 2006] A dark amber beer with quite a lot of sediment floating around under a light orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of stored fruit, dusty hops, and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is quite sweet, and very complex, with notes of fruit syrup containing oranges, peaches, and a bit of prunes, as well as a spicy note of cinnamon and cloves, soon after the very smooth and fruity start, the alcohol makes its presence know by a warming fealing, which grows just a bit in intensity and burns slightly in the long lasting after taste. The after taste also has notes of the fruit and spices lingering. A monster - I love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Chestnut brown with a huge "dirty" head. Lots of impurities all over - as usual by DDB. Very spicy with sweet’n’sour flavours - perhaps the sweetness is most pronounced - from the added honey and sugars. To be enjoyed in small quantities. 060994

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
Amber colour with a huge off-white head. Sweet spicy aroma with notes of yeast and alcohol. Nice sweet flavour with lots of spices and fruit, well balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23182) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 22, 2006
Bottled (2005). Hazy orange/nutbrown head, with huge white foamish bubbly head. Aroma of sweet fruits and alcohol. Also caramel and yeast noteable. Flavour is stinging alcohol mixed with spices and fruits. Wellbalanced, since the alcohol mixes in well, especially as it has been in the glass for a while and becomes a bit warmer. Different Xmas beer, and I think it will get better if kept in cellar for a few years.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21767) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2002
2001 version, sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden in December 2002.
Reddish amber. Candied apple aroma. Sweet, fruity, malty and estery. Syrupy mouthfeel and full body. Lingering caramel and honey finsish with just a note of hop nitterness. A complex candy beer to savour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2012
2008 bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty dark fruit aroma with weak hints of caramel. Sweetish malty warming spicy dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit finish with weak yeasty hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
13th November 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Complex beer. Effervescent sharp frothy start with plenty of sourish fruit. A warming dry finish with the fruit blooming further. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (18090) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 clowdy orange colour ... big foam head ... lots of fizzy bubbles ... rich orange peel nose ... Little cloves ... deep and rich and smooth.... 3.6

1996 Bottle Deep brown ... sour woody nose ... sweet very fruity little woody sour ... plums and raisins ... tart cherry 3.6

2008 Bottle at home 20.11.09 ... bit of a gusher ... copper big white short lived foam head ... lots of detritus ... sweet rich fruit peel nose ... solid and rich ... little bitterness .. but a deep rich spicy fruit... i think 3.6 is pretty much spot on bottle at NWAF ... golden hazy amber ... thin white head ... sweet fruits ... soft yeast ... soft banna nose ... juicy fruits ... big sweetenss ... juicy orange and banana ... soft spice ... juicy frutis ... soft floralnes... lovel ... 3.9 actually really rich mellow sweet and fruity 4.1

bottle at home .. copper ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet fruits ... soft floral sweet ...big juicy raisins ... soft fruits ... big sweet raisins ... juicy fruitss ... big rasisn and candi suger 4.0

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