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100
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Brewed by De Dolle Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Diksmuide, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1693   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
Bottle, shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, GregClow, and Jerc. Not sure whose bottle it was. Dark yellow, small white head. - very hazy. Wonderful sweet, fruity, and yeast aroma. Taste of alcohol, fruit, and lots of hops. Spicy peppery hops. The alcohol is burning but in a pleasant way. Very sweet and tasty with lots of yeast, I quite enjoyed it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2006
2005 vintage. Ex. Cel. Lent.

Fruity aroma, oranges and spice. Cloudy, spotty light gold with bubbly head. Full, fruity body. One of the most enjoyable beers Ive had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6380) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle (330ml). Poured bubbly murky deep orange with an average fizzy white head. Aroma of rich spicy malt, apricot and mango, alcohol, oak, with some yeasty belgian weiss backbone. Rich sweet yeasty malt flavour, pure maple syrup, winter mulling spices, almost candyish fruit (apricot, peach, apple, pear) and enough alcohol to make my ears tingle. Sweet, thick, syrupy body and a spicy long linger - a winter treat and I really wish I could find the special reserva version - a fine treat!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4051) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2006
pours a brownish orange with a little head and good carbonation. nose is very powerful--sweet candied sugars dominate. flavor is very similar. almost too sweet/syrupy for my liking, and you can taste the alcohol as well. Not bad, but not my favorite type of beer to consume. That being said, I am glad I tried it and will try again later.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2006
thanks to FM15 for bringing this to Bootopia, a 94 vintage. had to knock an appearance point for the flatness, even though i know it was a result of the age. pour was a hazy dark amber with a decent amount of particulate. citrus, tons of caramel, and spices. this was soooooo old that it was as smooth as silk, perfectly blended, amazing flavorful...too bad it takes 10 years for a regular bottle of this to make it this status, since i can buy cases of it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2007 A rather average appearance with a quickly dissipating white head over a cloudy gold pour belies what lies ahead. Inviting yeast bread aroma doesnt quite hide the alcohol. A tongue coating medium full body with a certain chewiness provides perfect support for the sweet fruity flavor. A little hop bitterness in the finish balances nicely, and there is a lingering alcoholic warmth that adds to the whole.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2006
pours hazy golden-orange with a minimal white head, aroma of citrusy fruit, alocohol, sweet malts, belgian spices. flavor is sweet, alcohol is present, fruity, carbonated, good body good brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1857) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2006
Stong fruit malt hop floral aroma. Murky golden colour with poor head and lacing. Sweet malt spiritus flavour with fruit and flowers. Flat palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - FEB 17, 2006
bottle, pours hazy orange, with medium white head. aroma of orange and some yeast. flavor is awesome, so much going on. orange, spice, coriander, floral hops and other things i can quite put my finger on. quite sweet, but not in a bad way. reminds me of gulden draak, another of my personal favorites. very thick and heavy, but not syrupy like DFH 120 or some other barleywine types. awesome, will definatly buy again.


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