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

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RATINGS: 1518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - - OCT 13, 2012
E’ una meraviglia. Dio quanto è buona. Un bel colore aranciato con schiuma abbondante mediamente persistente. Al naso appena versata si presenta con note di yogurt di banane con la presenza di sentori di fichi, datteri e l’alcol. Molto potente e in grado di aprirti il naso. Al palato ingresso carbonato. Si sentono i 12° e vi è un ritorno luppolato che resta per tutta la bevuta e che accompagna le idilliache noti dolci dello zucchero candito e del fruttato. Molto complessa, corposa ed elegante come una lady in attesa del principe azzurro. Dio mi ha mandato in visibilio. Una delle miglior Belgian strong ale mai assaggiate. Ottima per davvero. Questi sanno come si fa una dannata birra.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (6) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 Voor de eerste keer geproefd: Dolle Stille Nacht. Ingeschonken in Sint Crispijn bierglas. De kleur is donkergeel oranjeachtig. In het begin is het bier helder, schenkt men de fles verder leeg wordt het bier steeds troebeler, mooie witte schuimkraag, die vrij lang in het glas blijft ondanks het hoge alcohol percentage van 12%. Geur mout en suikerbrood. Smaak: zoet en zeer krachtig en lekker! Wel rustig degusteren dit bier. Je proeft duidelijk de zoete smaak van de kandijsuiker, vanille, koekjes en winterse specerijen. De afdronk is heel lang kruidig met een lekkere hop smaak. Werkelijk een bijzonder bier deze Stille Nacht. Er zit veel complexiteit in de smaak, vooral naarmate het bier opwarmt je proeft dan ook een licht zuurtje. Je kan inderdaad zien dat de densiteit van dit bier heel hoog is, het gistdepot zakt snel naar de bodem van het glas. Naarmate het bier op kamertemperatuur komt gaat het steeds meer naar wijn smaken en dan komt ook het hoge alcohol percentage naar voren! Echt een bijzonder bier om van te genieten tijdens de donkere dagen van het jaar. Maakt ook nieuwsgierig naar de andere bieren van de Dolle Brouwers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (2784) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2014
Lille julaften, hjemme: 2009-årgang (okt-09 iflg. kapselen), denne har jeg lagret lenge. Jeg åpner den med andektighet og skjenker opp i mitt Hadeland nisseglass, her skal alt stemme. Lett uklar rødlig kobber, med kort filmskum som varer. En intens aroma av fiken, svisker og kandiserte frukter stiger opp, og smaken er like intens, her er rosiner, sukat, fiken og alt som hører julen til innen gjærbakst. Overraskende slank og lett for sin vinkelhastighet. Med Dag Arnesen trio på stereoanlegget blir dette virkelig en høytidsstund.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (797) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
33 cl bottle shared. Appearance: Hazy amber orange color with a small head. Aroma: banana, apricot, peach, pear. alcohol. Taste: sweet, light bitter, with some fruit and peppery yeast and warming alcohol in the finish. Full body, average carbonation. .Full bodied with soft carbonation and long bitter finish. Seems that the bottles were quite fresh, but for now We did find this to be a slightly better than average Belgian Strong Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
330ml bottle, v2014, at the Barley Cargo, Athens. Hazy golden orange color with off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruity citrusy, orange, light dusty, yeasty, wineous, light wood and alcohol. Taste is sweet like the aroma, citrusy fruity, malty, light wineous again, light spicy and light alcoholic. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (189) - Montesarchio, ITALY - DEC 21, 2014
Birra bionda con schiuma poco generosa. Odore di mosto d’uva, vino bianco frizzante, odore Di frutta gialla. Non eccelso. Alla bocca migliora. Mosto d’uva, arancia, frutta gialla e qualche prugna. Finale secco ed astringente. Tessitura tra l’acquoso e l’oleoso, buonissimo il corpo. Warmer etilico pazzesco,riporta quel bel sapore di uvetta passa e frutta sotto spirito. Gran bella birra.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PapaVillum (508) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 12,0 % ABV, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 15. december 2014. Karamelfarvet og ufiltreret belgisk juleøl med minimal og flygtig offwhite skumtop på 3-4 mm. Svinder smukt til lidt bobler i overfladen og en lille kant. Rolig i glasset. "Smuk" og velduftende aroma af frugt bl.a. banan, kaktus, marcipan. Vinøs. Majestætisk smag! Let syrlig sødme og veltilpasset bitterhed. Kompleks øl. Solid alkohol i smagen, men elegant integreret. Opsummering: medium til stærk sødme, medium bitterhed og let syrlig. Umådelig veltilpasset karbonering, som er et godt stykke under medium og giver en let perlende fornemmelse i munden. Kroppen er rund og fyldig og konsistensen tyk og klæbrig. Lang bittersød eftersmag. Dette bryg er sødt, men mesterligt udført.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (360) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at the Birre Sotto l'Albero festival in Rome-ITALY (Macche and Bir&Fud). Pours golden hazy with a compact white foamy head. Nose: wine most under fermentation, peers, cellar, pungent pepper. Mouth: round complexity of fermenting beer most, spices and peculiar yeast. Perfect beer! Worthy a 40 minutes queue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pepinis (54) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 11, 2014
De color anaranjado y reflejos ambarinos. Presenta una buena formación de espuma y estabilidad. Presenta turbidez. En nariz presenta aromas intensos a frutas que recuerdan a orejones, melocotón maduro y ténues notas melosas. Aparezen trazas suaves trazas de alcohol. En boca presenta buena correspondencia con el aroma aunque el alcohol está menos presente ya que se encuentra muy bien integrado en el conjunto a pesar de su 12% de alcohol. Buen cuerpo y carbonatación media. Su final es seco y con generosas dosis de malta en el retrogusto. Deja una suave y agradable sencación de calor al pasar por el esófago. Un GRAN cerveza. Botella 330 ml

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdiBeer (1509) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma: banana, spices, caramel, intense sugars. Appearance: hazy, pale gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: quite intense carbonation, malty sweets intensify, caramel, some yeast. Overall: outstanding Belgian Strong Ale, amazing taste and palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (144) - ITALY - DEC 10, 2014
33cl teku. Pours a small to medium white head, dark orange peachy cloudy colour. Smells sweet malty, extremly fruity, candied sugar, yeasty, champagne like, leathery/woody, light pleasant alcohool; that’s very nice and really unique. Tastes white wine grape, malty, peach, yeast, belgian, candied fruit; medium+ sweetness, perfectly rounded by a low bitterness and low to medium, nice and intresting, sour acidic note. Medium body, low carbonation, Supreme drinkability (its 12%) !!!! A very original, complex, classy and rich brew, amazing


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