De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2000

Formerly brewed at De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva is a specially matured version of De Dolle Stille Nacht. This version of Stille Nacht is matured for 18 months on first fill bordeaux casks.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (46646) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011

Bottle 750ml. @ yespr blindtasting. [ Bottle #11. ]

Unclear medium grey amber orange colour with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, caramel, overriped friut, oxidide, dried fruit, wood notes. Flavour is heaavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, plum - overriped fruit, oxdide malt, alcohol, medera, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. Thanks for sharing this very rare beer yesper .. ;O)) [20110526]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (42151) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a very small head. Aroma is wooden, caramelish and somewhat oxidised. Sweet caramelish and dense wooden. Mld acidic, fruity and sweet. Very mellow and nicely balanced. Slight bitter, caramelish and lingering fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (35892) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2004
[I had this one at the Kulminator in March 2004] The aroma is fantastic - dominated by sweet fruit notes; berries, cloves, and alcohol. The color is a slightly hazy amber with a small disappearing beige head. The flavor is very much like the aroma but combined with the alcohol prickling the tongue. This is truly a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (26788) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle at yesprs blindtasting. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and marzipan with oxidized notes. Sweet and fruity flavour of dried fruits, caramel and marzipan with notes of sherry. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25953) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2011
[email protected]s blindtasting. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is cardboard, mild fruits, some very cardboardy notes as well. Flavour is cardboard, fruits, mild spices, some wooden notes as well as sourness and mild oxidised notes. Too bad with the cardboardy notes...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2011
Bottle 75 cl. Blind tasting. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a cloudy opaque amber golden with a small off-white head. Sweetish caramellish nose, overripe fruit and heavily oxidized. Medium body, same flavours: caramel, overripe fruit, even a touch of tobacco - but again the oxidization dominates. Still drinkable though. 260511

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (24604) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle @ Kulminator, Antwerp, December 2004. Pours a golden amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is vinous with some hints of dark fruits and some spicy hints. Flavor of dark fruits, raisins. Very vinous with hints of wood. Smooth mouthfeel with a warming vinous finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
omhper (24333) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2002
Bottled, 2000 version.
Pours thick and deep amber with no head. The aroma is heavenly and arousing. It strikes like a fina muscat wine, theres notes of wood and cherry and so much else I couldnt keep track on. As it warms it becomes more port like and developed peppery notes. There is loads of malt to balance it, and the body is firm and dense and with tremendous depth. It is sweet, sure, but never strikes me as syrupy or sticky just perfectly balanced. The finish is velvetty and oaky. This is as close to perfection as it goes, and this is arguably the best beer Ive ever sampled.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016
10th September 2011
Cloudy orange - brown beer. Decent sized white head. Nose reminds me very much of a Vintage Port cork that has just been pulled. Palate is soft and semi dry and quite well carbonated. Mild caramel malt backbone, tasting slightly aged. Riding over all this are rich wine notes. Red wine with strawberry and then later on blackberry and blackcurrant. Agitating the beer produces some lactose on the nose. Aniseed becomes more obvious. There is a surprising amount of carbonation here and much agitation is required to remove it! The finish is dry and woody. This is the most Port like beer Ive ever had. Even the Port barrel beers have not been this porty. If you look at recent ratings people are saying this is past its best. Who knows but judging it on its own merit its still quite remarkable it its uniqueness and rich flavour. The alcohol is still quite robust. The most surprising thing about this is that De Dolle have never redone this. 2013 postscript - they must have read my mind!

15th January 2016
Thatll be me 20K then @ ChrisOs. Almost clear orange beer, small cream colour head. Light palate, decent fine carbonation. Lovely Port Wine flavours with vibrant crystallised fruits. Mild floralness and spice. Touch of fresher red berries. Light semi dry finish. 15+ years on and still fabulous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
Corked bottle, bought at Kulminator, Anvers
Hazy amber color. Porto like, a bit woody, raisins... (aroma and flavors). Excellent!

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