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


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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De Dolle Stille Nacht aged in Bourdeaux wooden barrels for 25 months.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dogfishho (598) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Nothing quite like a special bottle of Stille Nacht on Christmas! Pours nearly flat with a cloudy, rusty golden color. After a minute in the glass, a thin head with large bubbles materializes. The aroma is subtle and feels locked up... like it will break out with age. Right now, it is filled with cherries, oak, vinegar, caramel, and some moldy funk... incredible. On the palate, the beer has an almost oily texture that is cut through by the mild carbonation and the acidity of the flavor profile. The flavor is complex as notes of sweet red fruit, wine barrel (shock), lemon mix with others in a fleeting fashion... almost ethereal. Finishes mildly tart, but I’d never call this sour. Killer beer right now and will age with the best of them, for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
At my place with Jacob and Matt the girls. Pours yellow orange, light lacing. Aroma is musky, interesting, sweet agave, Mellon Rhine. Taste is interesting thick sweet in a funky tang way. I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s odd. It’s like a light colored slightly tangy sweet thick beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1428) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Aggressive bourdeaux character in the nose, fruity and spicy with a nice little bit of tartness. The wine character really comes through in the front of the palate with the more typical spiced cake flavors of SN making themselves noticeable in the finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bowlttle. Amber with white head. Nice spicy funky aroma, oak and wine. Taste of flanders funk, spicy, oak amd wine. Nicely tart. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14708) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
communal bowl at home ... deep brown .. thin tan head ... soft sweet fruits ... soft alcohol nose... light wine nose ... soft fruits ... juicy soft malt roast ... big soft long red wine fuits ... the balance is beautiful ... i love this ... juicy fruits ... cracking

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
"Bottle" (communal bowl) at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is toffee, vanilla, funky, taste is funky, toffee, chewy, light fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (12341) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear to hazy golden amber color, small fluffy tan head. Aroma of brandy, port wine, sweet caramel. Taste has vanilla, burnt caramel, brandy, light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6102) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle @ Brewery. Pours hazy orange with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, brett, fruits, grapefruit, grapes, oak, redwine. Flavor is light sourness, caramel, malt, oak, balsamico, light vinegar, redwine, fruits, grapes, alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation, lasting acidic finish with some alcohol. 030814

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1097) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
750 Ml bottle Cloudy orange color, 2 finger white head. Very persistent and good lacing. Insane nose. Red wine, apple, pear, oak, grape and bubble gum. Brilliant in how complex the nose was. Taste is mostly fruit (apple, pear, and grape) and red wine driven. Notes of sourness and sweaty gym socks. Hit like home though. The 12% was a serious kicker. Feel was more of a BSDA than a sour but gave the appearance and taste of a 5% sour. Silly good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
(750ml bottle) cloudy orange, soapy white edge bubbles. Nose is herbal, gin, Bordeaux, coriander, grapes, slightly mossy. Taste of red wine barrel, moss, bit of Granny Smith apple, cinnamon, coriander, brandy soaked apples, super complex but the carbonation being very low keeps it de being a world class beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
maekchu (2200) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2014
Bomber. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Concentrated dark fruit nose, with berries and sweet apples, and some sourish notes. Medium orange/amber color. Sour juicy initial: raisins, apples, plums. tang hit quickly and then mellows. Light alcohol warmth. Finish is still charging ahead. Solid body. Effervescent mouthfeel. Wine-like in it fruitiness. Amazing aroma. Complex flavor changes throughout. Both intense AND balanced. Great stuff.

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