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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: 1702   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
From Bottle, poured at the 2006 Pizza Port 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party. Beautiful orangish copper coloring with a nice, short brilliant white head. Full of bubbles, which churn the yeast into a flurry of snowy cornmeal. Aroma of fresh orange blossoms dancing with sourdough bread. Nice creamy mouthfeel and texture on the tongue. Tons of clove and white pepper spice tingle my tongue. Final hoppy smack of fresh grass, coriander, and other Belgian spice characters. Delicious, classic example of my favorite style of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle, 33cl. Funny label. Hazy amber colour with a beautiful and creamy white head, mostly lasting. Some residue. Aroma is yeasty, fruity and alcoholic, but nothing very strong. Flavour is wonderful, sweet and malty, very rich and with a touch of alcohol in the aftertaste. This beer is very good but lacks something to be exceptional. Perhaps if the sweetness wasnt so pronounced....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Aroma was a spring time honeydew melon and carmel apple,cloudy amber orange body,big fruity Belgian sugar sweet taste,with all those wonderful Belgian yeast esters,not quite as smooth a the best,hard to believe its 12%

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Yeasty aroma fizzy very Belgian very tart fruity sweet acidic highly alcoholic lasting big head excellence in brewcrafting a real SIPPING beer highly candied flavor goes down smooth as cream consuming slowly highly acoholic sipping beer smiles.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Pours a deep amber with a flat head, only small lacing from a heavy pour. The bottle contains a ton of yeast particulate. Aroma is of sweet bread that has been caramelized, dulce de leche. Heavy body with almos t no CO2. Very sweet. Caramel and vanilla with some butterscotch and fruit cake. Pretty damn tasty. A true desert beer. Would have been a hell of a lot better if it had just a bit of CO2.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kylelackner (13) - USA - MAR 15, 2006
About as good as it gets for me. It is sweet, but carries the most amazing mouthfeel, with a little sip engaging every taste bud. A beer one could easily drink over 45 minutes, learning more as it warms and reveals its complexities. I originally had this in a small bar in Ghent, and didnt like it the first time because it just was too flavorful. However, a second tasting revealed more flavors and the warming satisfaction of a good Christmas brew. Ive had a bottle aged well over a year, as well as fresher batches, and the aging does improve the palate, with a more consistent and well balanced flavor. Also, something about the home made look of the bottle, with a crooked label and a plain white cap just seems to announce that it is a small batched masterpiece, and the contents follow through on that.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Pours a particulate-laden golden with a fleeting-yet-creamy white head. A delicate lift of carbonation stirs the sediment like a lava lamp. Upon opening the bottle, our immediate aroma is (quite simply) a box of raisins. In the glass, we find more of a spiced-hop-and-yeast presence with dry, woodsy-pine, faint bananas, exotics and low campfire-smoke. First taste screams, "Yes, you fool... this is a Belgian Strong Ale!!!" (followed by evil, maniacal laughter). Intense, Belgian candi sugar-sweetness is tempered by parching astringency through the obvious alcohol presence. Yeasts show with a touch of sourness, but cannot compete with the sweet. I feel the entire beer coating my brain with numbing alcohol then rushing to my gut to sit and burn awhile... all the while laughing at me from behind the mask of sugars. An excellent holiday brew, but more suited towards Halloween as this is a devilish Trick within a Treat.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3366) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo - shared with tupalev, jerc & HogTownHarry. Golden colour with a small white head, lots of little floaties. Aroma is funky, with lots of yeast and tart fruit. Flavour starts quite sweet - caramel and icing sugar - followed by notes of lemon and yeast, warm spice, and a somewhat dry, noticably hopped finish. A really unique beer, I quite liked it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2006
tastes and looks just like caramel, looks very complex there are different colors in different parts of the glass. totally a treat to any drinker. would be very good as a desert or just a start or end to an evening.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle. Seriously fizzy and bubbly. In a word: Loud. Right out of the bottle. Looks fantastic. Tastes heavenly. First ever of this and I am a huge fan already. Silent Night indeed.


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