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


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RATINGS: 1568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 (294) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3984) - 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 (329) - 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 (8154) - 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 (423) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
From old notes - no detail available - will re rate once I find the beer again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jamaty (1355) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1549) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (871) - 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)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ion (12) - 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 !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3684) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2116) - 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

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