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

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RATINGS: 1796   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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4.3
Bamsen78 (7582) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2021 Draught @ SKAAL Sønderborg. Pours hazy dark blonde with airy white head. Clear aroma of fruit and malt, with vinous notes and spicy hints. Sweetish, malty and fruity onset, giving way to dusty, hoppy and spicy notes, which are themselves replaced by dry, vinous touches. Dusty, spicy and malty aftertaste with acidic hints. Warming alcohol presence. Fantastic. Complex, tasty, potent and well-balanced. A journey inside the mouth.

3.8
bdleedahl (4692) - , Saxony, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2021 Really top notch for the style. Just dry and abitter and funky and clean. Billies antwerpene

4.5
DraftPupil66 (411) - - OCT 4, 2021
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2021 33cl bottle from Pauwels drink store in Courtrai, Belgium drinking 5/10/2021 brewed in 2019** as it says on the cap. Pours a hazy dark golden with thin creamy white foam on top and good lacing. Aroma of belgian yeast, dried fruits, candi sugar, spices, caramel, dates, raisins. Taste is quite complex and sweet enough with malty, spiced and fruity notes, orange, ripe fruits, caramel, dried fruits, yeast, raisins, candi sugar, a strong booziness from the high 12% abv that seals everything up wonderfully. Warming, smooth and delicious, with a sweet warm finish. Full bodied, slick oily texture, sticky, soft carbonation. Simply warming and delicious belgian, outstanding.

4.9
abrahamian1 (7) - 3 PRINCETON ROAD LIVINGSTON, NJ USA 07039, USA - SEP 8, 2021 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2021 OUTSTANDINGLY FRESH WITH QUINTUPLE THE SPICES £✓™®©{HOPS}\ @ND SPICES. YOULL WANT TO LOVE THIS OVER AGAIN!!∆.? NO QUESTIONS 100🧶🧶¶\π∆

3.5
chris__hartley (544) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2021 It pours golden blonde and murky; the head is off white and dissipates quickly. The aroma has notes of: candi sugar, caramel, wild-honey, and floral notes. The taste is meduim sweet that finishes dry. The palate is medium bodied, has medium carbonation; the finish is long and oily. Overall, it's delightfully floral.

3.6
Radek Kliber (7993) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2021 Gift Bottle 330 ml 2020 Vintage
Aroma: apple, sugars, alcohol, faint hint of prune, almonds. Old school vibe in a good way. 7+
Look: poured with fine haze, amber gold. Head quickly vanished,
Palate : full bodied, frontal frisky feel with mellow backing. Sticky sugars on lips, rounded.
Taste: apple with brown sugar and sprinkle of almond, drying alcohol on side.
Notes: brought me back to early days of craft beer revolution. Thank you for that.

3.1
zvikar (11851) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 12, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2021 At Dror's place, pours rusty brown with a small head, aroma of toffee, dried fruits, wax, vanilla, wood, oxidation, flavor is sweet with wood, fruits, oxidation, medium bodied

4
alex_leit (12867) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 20, 2021
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2021 Bottle. Golden, almost clear, white foam. Aroma: esters, apple, pear, higher alcohols, dried pear, good. Taste: soft, pear, apple, a little strawberry, mild bitterness, very balanced, great stuff.

4.1
azzurro (1930) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2021
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2021 Taken while the party is making their way into Mantol-Derith, quite a tasty Belgian ale, nice difference to a quad.

3.9
Wendigo (4131) - Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - APR 16, 2021
UPDATED: APR 16, 2021 Bottle from JefVerstraete, thanks. Malty aroma and taste, spicy yeasty notes, caramel, medium bitter, light sweet notes. Full body, malty caramel spicy bitter finish with light alcohol warming notes. Well ballanced, good.


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