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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: 1695   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 (27°Pl), 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 10°C and mark the year on the cap with an alcohol marker. Cheers!!

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3.7
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2001
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3.8
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2001
I used to think this was God's gift to beer, but repeated tastings of this beer have shown that I was just drunk as an Irishman. Still very good, but a bit to cloying in the candied fruit department. I even had a six year-old aged bottle, and it wasn't all that great either.

3.1
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2001
Too sour for my taste. Better ice cold and the overall flavor profile intensifies but still not a beer I'd buy again. I couldn't finish it.

4.9
MonkeyProver99 (24) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2001
Another amazing beer from De Dolle. A heavyweight ale loaded with candied fruit character which matches its sourness perfectly. World classic.

3.5
Oakes (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2001
Appley, big, very yeasty............................................

4.5
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2003 1996 vintage, bottled. Cinnamon and brown sugared apples, pomegranate, red grapefruit, faint candyish sweetness, fusel, band-aid phenols, hop spice and citric tartness all reach out to give your nasal passages an invigorating tingle they won't soon forget. Unique, opaque rusty red-orange color with a very creamy and lasting head and thick sheets of intricate lace. Flavor is balanced with sweet, malty, fruity and hoppy aspects combining, then overtaken, drenched by a wave of acidic, citrusy tartness and many spices. Finishes with a dizzying blur of flavors, a lemon here, a bit of sugar there. So many levels are touched on here. This is having the same effect on me that drinking a large glass of orange juice often does, awakening with a tingling electricity. Staggering complexity in this almost overwhelming, supremely crafted vintage. I really could go on about this stuff.


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