De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3593) - Mostery, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Shared bottle at Kulminator. Sparkling, deep nut goldenbody with a small beige head. Honey, vanilla, wooden and vinuous notes on the nose. Meaty honey flavors, smooth and full bodied with more vinuous notes and a pleasant alco warmth. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndySnow (7413) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Kulminator, Antwerpen.
Appearance: Hazy light brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet citrus, sour fruit, spices, some alcohol.
Body: Full bodied with lots of carbonation.
Flavour: Sour fruit, rather sweet, raisin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for this bottle. Pours translucent copper with a transient beige head. Aroma mildly sour fruit. Near med body. Lots of wood. Some brown sugar; some heat; ripe light pitted fruits. Maybe a touch of date/raisin in the finish. Very good! Aged nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9992) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a tiny orangish beige head and a sour fruit, alcohol and malt aroma. There is a carbonated slightly sour brown flavor with lots of oak and some dark fruit. Very complex and well-aged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (15141) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
Old notes, no idea from which event or tasting. Just wrote down the flavors which were winey, oak, a touch of sour. Ok, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle from Keith I think. Rating #327. Clear copper pour with practically no head to speak of. Fruity aroma, grapes are the first one that comes to mind. Big and boozy with a slight fruitiness, wine and a little woody. Not bad. (2802)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle @ Kulminator. Clearish blonde with a thick white head. Aroma is spicy, sugar, beets and apparent oxidization. Flavor is spicy yeast esters, sugary malt, citrus peel and alcohol. Medium body. Wow, not what I expected at all, the oxidization is expected for a 8 year old beer but it had a weird beet aroma that I couldnt get past.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle at Torst.

Barely any head; poor retention. Tastes like a boozy, honey-infused barleywine. Sweet bready malt bomb, plenty of alcohol behind the flavor. Good, but not worth seeking out. Totally different from the 2010, and yet far inferior.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (16622) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, pours a cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, sour fruits, some turpentine, and paint thinner. Flavour of white wine notes, turpentine, oak barrels, and Belgian yeast. Super complex, but too much paint thinner quality, on top of the vinous notes. Way overrated. Not of top tier as the ratings suggest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
Enjoyed bottle at Torst. The secret to its preservation is the honey, and that was big in the taste. Orange and golden bodied. Not boozy but its a big beer. With the honey is cloves, champagne yeast, other spice and a hint of vin tannin. Smooth, A little bitterness in the finish. Not as interesting or different as marketed and pricey, still a nice one.

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