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

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RATINGS: 1636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emartell (327) - 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).


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (1831) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ArtificialCyst (318) - 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.

4.6
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1640) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (230) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (698) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1033) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frulertruler (124) - 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (386) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1357) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 29, 2016
butelka, warka 2015**. bardzo wysoka, troche mydlana ale zostajaca ladnie piana, lekko metnawe, jasne, zlote piwo. aromaty bardzo intensywne, glownie slodkich, dopjarzalych owocow (brzoskwinie, banany, biale winogrona). Za nimi czuc troche przyprawowosci, alkoholu, jakies zbozow-herbatnikowe klimaty. troche tez roslinnych, trwiastych nutek, ale daleko w tle. Po aromacie - Duvel na sterydach. w ustach tez - ewidentnie czuc belgijskie drozdze, mocno slodkie piwo, z niewysoka goryczka, spora iloscia ciala, sporym wysyceniem. alkohol jest odczuwalny, ale glownie jako rozgrzewanie i w posmakach - jak na 12% ukryty bardzo skutecznie. jeden z najlepszych jasnych mocnych belgow jakie pilem, bez udziwnien, po prostu bardzo kalsyczna pozycja


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