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


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RATINGS: 1637   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!!

rauchbier's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rauchbier (3753) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, - JAN 15, 2004
Bottle conditioned. 2003 edition, label marked 8% abv and 12%. Chestnut bronze with a slight unavoidable haze. Poor thin white head and relatively low condition. Roomfilling aromas of apples, candy sugar and damp wood mingled with a typical sweet barley wine note. Thick and chewy in the mouth, but not over sweet. Tastes like a good English barley wine with a slight spicy edge and a fruity berry note that lingers in the mouth and leaves an oily mouthcoating of sweet malt and a long bitterness. The confusion over the abv cannot be cleared up by just drinking this exquiste beer, the alcohol is just so well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3349) - 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 (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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ArtificialCyst (365) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1649) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (248) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2016
2015 bottle. Cloudy orange straw. Head comes and goes. Nose is bready with a little citrus. Palate is the magic, barnyard funk, dry cracker, some lemon zest. Mouth is dry round and slick. Warming the belly. Mhmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (755) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle, fresh batch. Hazy golden color, small head. Aroma of sweet fruits, banana, peach, apricot, some spices and herbs, caramel. Taste is very sweet, fruity and yeasty flavors, note of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1040) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2016
0.33 bottle. Hazy, gold color and a large, white head of decent retention. Aroma of spices, citruses, and a lot of bananas. Taste is very sweet, malty, banana-like, spices feature prominently again. A medium body, a creamy texture, and a fizzy carbonation. Finish gets rapidly bitter and only worsens with time. Overall, the beer starts off pleasantly but its finish and carbonation spoil the whole experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frulertruler (127) - San Rafael, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2016
Tremenda. Fuerte aroma cítrico y levadura con marcado carácter a melocotón. Buena presencia con ligero carbónico y retención de espuma. En boca es dulce, melaza y cítrica, alcohol y albaricoque. Muy fina

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (387) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2016
DWF, klar gyllen brun med litt hvit skum. Aroma karamell, frukt, gjær, alkohol. Smak sitrus, søt, frukter, karamell. Lite co2 . Veldig god.

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