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


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RATINGS: 1574   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!!

emartell's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emartell (306) - Zapopan, Jalisco, - DEC 25, 2012
Aroma estupendo, genial, casi perfecto. Complejo, en donde se conjuntan infinidad de notas. Destaca principalmente la cebada, así como levaduras dando esteres frutales intensos. Notas citricas (naranja), así como algo de miel, clavo, canela y frutos secos. También se distinguen ciertas notras florales provenientes de la técnica de lupulizado en seco, En cuanto a apariencia, cerveza color naranja brillante con ciertos destellos ambarinos a la luz. Fuertemente turbia y opaca en virtud del alto contenido de sedimentación, el cual aumenta al ser una botella embotellada en el 2008 con 4 años de guarda. Cuerpo redondo y completo. Corona de espuma abundante al servir. de retención media, siendo quiza el hecho de su alto contenido alcohólico lo que no posibilite una mayor retención. Carbonatación media. En boca dulce, cremosa, citrica,densa y excelentemente bien equilibrada. Al paladar y de la misma forma que en nariz, sumamente compleja pero exactamente bien equilibrada. Se perciben notas ligeramente dulces y amargas, pero a la vez, sensaciones cítricas y acidas conjugandose y complementandose para dar resultados sorprendentes y únicos. Las notas que se destacan son a naranja y ligeramente limón, miel y datiles. Frutos secos y caramelo. El final es ligeramente amargo, aun que con una larga duración. En resumen tengo que indicar que se trata de una excelentisima cerveza. Sabores sorprendentes y únicos que se complementan para hacer una cerveza excelentemente lograda de tal forma que casi se me pasa complementar que casi hasta el final del trago y solo hasta el final, se perciben sus potentes 12% de alcohol. Cerveza de temporada que definitivamente no debe faltar en cada "Noche de paz" (Stille Nacht en Aleman).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1107) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. Pours a pale, hazy yellow with a big, white head. Aroma is floral, spicy, sweet, slightly boozy, yeasty, pear-fruity. Slight hops. Taste is surprisingly light and fresh, dry, spicy and bitter, but with a nice, fruity malt sweetness to it as well. Yeasty spices and a pretty high carbonation gives this dry impression. Medium full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1808) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Hazy amber, thick white froth. Fruity, heavy yeasty and malty aroma. Sweet malt flavour with fruity esters. Quite alcoholic, still smooth and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grima (2209) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle from Auchan market, Luxembourg City! Bottled Oct 2010!
Pours hazy amber colored with a creamy flat white head. Aromas of strong spicy malts, orange peel and cinnamon. Taste has delicious spicy malts, sweet brown sugar and some gingerbread. Goes into a very spicy, malty, fruity finish, slight alcoholic warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bornyensis (234) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2015
Een zachte en straffe smaak met bleke mout en kandijsuiker. Een speciaal winterbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1410) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
2014 Bottle at home, 7th November 2015. Pours with a big gush, appearance is straw yellow with lots of ugly floaters. Aroma is spice, booze fruit. Taste is hop, spice, banana, quite sweet, easy for the ABV, but not sure it’s necessary.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1654) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2015
hazy bright amber colour, minimal off-white head; aroma of dried fruits, mostly figs, some plum, raisin and apricot, vanilla, caramel and floral notes; taste is also complex with dried fruits, syrupy sweetness, vanilla and spicy alcoholic notes; excellent ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2/21/2007 4:13:52 PM Bottle at home. Sweet, citrusy with relatively minor alcohol taste, scent. Huge foamy head. Full-bodied. Tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (506) - SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
From zombier. In La Trappe glass. Playing KB Dark Side. Masterpiece. Its 12% noticeable at all. Dangerous. Nicely sweet. Repeatable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8940) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
From old notes - no detail available - will re rate once I find the beer again.

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