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

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RATINGS: 1567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 (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!!


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (865) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
1 year bottle pours dark blond with small whitish head. Bread, floral hops, candy, bubblegum aromas. Taste is sweet and just a tad bitter and acidic. Complex flavors seem a little bit disjointed, but overall work pretty well.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (253) - SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
From zombier. In La Trappe glass. Playing KB Dark Side. Masterpiece. Its 12% noticeable at all. Dangerous. Nicely sweet. Repeatable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2003 - Butterscotch, caramel, raisin and some creamy apricot. Clear copper with a decent white head. Caramel and nice nutty dry notes. Nice

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OwainTurner (420) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
From old notes - no detail available - will re rate once I find the beer again.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jamaty (1230) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Ambar anaranjado. Mucho sedimento. Dos dedos de espuma poco consistente. Aroma a miel licor y caramelo. Carbonatacion alta. Sabor predominante a sidra, y muy alcoholica y amarga. Dura.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1541) - CROATIA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Roybeer, Milano. Pours golden with white head. Fruity, bit yeasty spicy. Sweet. Not bad, but somehow I expected more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (803) - CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours cloudy pale gold with a short, short-lived white head, minimal lacing. (3/5) Nose is boozy dark fruit, candi sugar, spices, green apple. (6/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild tart. (6/10) Medium slightly oily body, moderate to low carbonation, lingering boozy finish. (3/5) Well, subtle this isn’t - nor is it light, refreshing, or any of the other adjectives one normally associates with the beers of spring. No, this is very firmly a winter beer - one appropriate for lighting a fire in your belly as you gingerly sip it during the long cold months of torpor. And at a beefy 12%, there’s fire aplenty. I don’t say this often, but this might be too emphatic a beer - a little more even-handedness and balance would go a long way here. Still pretty good, mind you... (12/20)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ion (10) - Rochefort, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
J’en suis encore tout retourné !! Cette bière est un chef d’œuvre. Un beau col de mousse persistant. Une bouche sirupeuse avec des arômes de genièvre et d’épices, un arrière goût qui vous fait voyager dans les fleurs de houblon. Je suis impressionné par cette merveille, par cette brasserie et même par cette Belgique !!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3588) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2015
33cl bottle at Dulle Griet, Gent. Pours slightly hazy deep golden with some sediments and a fairly modest head. Complex somewhat earthy and fruity aroma with notes of dried fruits, Belgian yeast and spices. Sweet, earthy and surprisingly well balanced with complex flavours and a certain dryness in the finish. Full bodied with fairly soft carbonation. Heavy on the sugar and the alcohol, but well integrated and surprisingly well integrated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at Bruxx with Nick & Rachel. Pours Golden Amber with a good White head. Aroma of booze, cane sugar and some fruity citrus. Some honey sweetness to the taste. A background of hops and cloves. Lots of sweetness and lots of booze. Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (425) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 2015/04/25 - Vintage 2012 from Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours a hazy, dark orange/amber colour with a thick foamy, off white head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is yeast, dough, molasses, sugar, gingerbread, cinnamon, apple and fruits. Taste is sweet; molasses, gingerbread, candi sugar, with bread notes and some nice apple/fruity flavours. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with average, smooth carbonation and a sweet, boozy, warming finish. Really great stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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