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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1703   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 (27Pl), 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 10C and mark the year on the cap with an alcohol marker. Cheers!!

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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Dull brown murky appearance nice head, does not last long nose of over ripe apples, cinnamon heavy to medium body initial taste is sweet candy apple a little sour, with some fresh baked bread nice creamy body- aftertaste smooth apple goodness like natural cider

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14504) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2006
330 ml bottle poured a cloudy orange amber with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of sweet carmel, apple, spices and pepper. Palate was medium bodied and slightly syrupy. Flavors of sweet carmel, apple, honey and spices with a warming lingering sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
bright golden color w/ a tall fluffy white head and lots of visable carbonation. Definatelly belgian in aroma some good spices w/ peppers as well, some good sweet notes of sugar and touch of light fruits (fig). Palate is full and creamy. Flavor is GREAT. Full of lots of sweet plums and figs and apricots and maybe even some honey. Very sweet very delicious. Picks up some bread notes in the finish as it warms up and maybe even a touch of bananna. This is damn good. WIsh I could get the reserva now.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickgordon (3870) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2006 [Bottled. Sampled at Turisthotellet, Ljungskile, 1 hour north of Gteborg] Ha! At first they had no bottle left. Luckily on my prompting to help them find one, there it was on the shelves. 2004 Vintage. Dusty. Left in total oblivion? Dark amber. Rich cottony/creamy head. Wonderfully complex aroma of chocolate, licorice, tidbits, candied sugar to name a few.Silky soft mouthfeel with notes of chocolate, sweet licorice, candied sugar and small notes of tidbits. Superb lingering finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2006
Beautiful dark orange pour with a with thin creamy head. Yeasty ester aroma with citrus fruit and spice present as well. Complex flavor of apricots and honey and coriander and cake. A strong bitterness is very present in the flavor of this beer but it is a thick malty bitter quality. Full bodied and very sweet, this one will draw flies like nothing else. Overall this is a beer with an amazingly complex and delicious flavor that is somewhat compromised by its cloying sweetness. If age takes away some of the syrup similarities in this beer I could definetly see rating it a solid 5.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAY 10, 2006
The 12 ounce bottle poured a hazy apricot-orange beverage with a small white head that diminished almost entirely (not surprising considering the high alcohol content) and left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was quite fruity with notes of fermented apricot and peach some apple and the presence of citrus in the background. There was also a bit of spiciness as well. The body was quite full with a smooth, soft carbonation and a slightly slick oily texture. The flavor bursts upon your taste buds with a fruity, soft sweetness initially. As the flavor matures a slight bitterness develops on the sides of the tongue. The finish is long and there is a decided alcohol warming sensation that develops in the chest at the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2006
I believe that the USA produces the best beers in the world, but this undermines my argument. Pouring a cloudy golden-orange, the flavor was just incredible. A little citrus, maybe some banana, warm honey, and that healthy dose of yeast that all Belgians seem to have, I couldnt get enough of it. Sweet without being obnoxious, strongly alcoholic without the bite, I think Im in love.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2006
Robe cuivre surmonte dune mousse blanche mince qui persiste. Armes de pain, de levure, dalcool et dpices. Saveurs de lige dalcool et de pain.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9465) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2006
Bottle. Small white head. Unclear golden body. Fruity alcohol aroma. Surprisingly sweet flavor for such a strong beer. Bitterness at the end though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3381) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours hazy golden-orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, alcohol, sweet malts, and spices. Flavor is sweet, alcohol, fruit, carbonated.


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