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

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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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (840) - - JAN 3, 2017
This bottle was a present from Rachel - very nice too! Hazy orange with huge white head and some floating yeast. Intensely sweet with lots of candy sugar and hints of mandarin, bubblegum, raisins and spices. Huge, intense mouthfeel with tons of alcohol. The powerful sweetness is balanced by some hoppy bitterness. A great strong Belgian ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stifler84 (28) - Klippan, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2017
Tap @ Mikkeller bar Copenhagen 3/1-17. Medium body... spicey and fruity!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzatoadisback (119) - ITALY - JAN 3, 2017
Never the same beer. An average of at least two ratings is required. First is bottled 2015 tasted dec 2016, second is bottled 2014 tasted jan 2017. First. A4 A8 T7 P3 O15 TOT 37. Orange, healty head, average persistence, nice lacing. Freshly fruity aroma (peach, green apple), with herbal, almost resinous hints, spices, warming feel. Taste is very sweet but also shows a sharp herbal and slightly earthy bitterness. Full bodied with high carbonation and a bit of warming alcohol/phenolic feel. Nice and very interesting, still a bit too sharp. Second. A3 A8 T8 P4 O16 TOT 39. Murky orange, average head, decent persistence, scarse lacing. Sugary/earthy underlying base, freshly fruity aroma (peach, pineapple), slight spiciness, warming feel. Brigthly fruity taste, sugary sweetness, moderate spiciness and a nice but not at all aggressive alcohol/phenolic feel. Overall very sweet though nicely balanced by slight acidity. Full body, light to medium carbonation, surprisingly mellow for the abv and quite creamy. Very tasty, still nicely balanced and drinkable for its strenght.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redscott85 (1) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017 does not count
Tried recently in Bruges, really nice xmas ale. Fruity sweet blonde. Was recommended by Englishman who used to live in Belgium.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (2094) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle from Belmont Station. Realized after drinking the Reserva that I hadnt rated the progenitor first. For shame! A: Cloudy burnished gold with a huge fluff of white foam. N: Clove, banana, cracker, esters, raisin, coriander, a bit of pine, some grapefruit, and peppercorn from the hops. Pretty earthy. Some pear and green apple in here. T: Very sticky and sweet. Substantial bitterness. M: Medium body, pretty good bite from the alcohol, crisp carbonation. O: Pretty good. Theres quite a bit going on here, but I can definitely see how itd benefit from a year or two of aging. Good now; I will probably put aside a couple bottles to revisit.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (144) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2016
Weinig aroma, lichte gist. Mondgevoel: dikke olie/banaan. Gist, caramel en hop in de smaak. Nasmaak met lichte bitterheid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (322) - Krakw, POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
300 piwo recenzowane na Ratebeer. Aromat średnio intensywny, owocowy, głwnie brzoskwinie, morele, żłte owoce, do tego białe wino. W wyglądzie średnio opalizujące, brzoskwiniowa barwa, piana nikła, w postaci białej obrączki.W smaku słodkie, owocowe, figi, brzoskwinie, rodzynki, białe wino. Gdzieś w posmaku pojawia się lekko kwaskowata nuta w stylu lambica, lekko kontrująca sporą słodycz. Ciało dość gęste, degustacyjne, czuć bardzo przyjemne rozgrzewanie, alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty. Oglnie smaczny, przyjemny belgian strong ale, całkiem miły prezent na Święta.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (1080) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2016 Bottle at home, 2014 ed. Pours a cloudy murky golden colour, dense white creamy head that leaves a nice lacing. Complex but nicely balanced nose and taste, mainly sugar/caramel malty, white grape/dessert wine and ripe apple sweetness, citrus, banana, a little acidity, funky, spicy, light bitter and dry finish: orval-ish, but more sweet and more bodied. Aftertaste lacks length. Firm body, medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (2204) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium sourness, Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlf (401) - DENMARK - DEC 26, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2016 From Belgium in a box; pours clear golden with giant white head and brownish grey yeast clumps; aroma is somehow citric, slightly buttery, malty sweet, spicy and slightly alkoholic; taste is medium to very sweet, malty, slightly fruity and spicy herbal hoppy, spicy slightly alcohol finish; thick oily mouthfeel with high carbonation; doesn?t feel like 12% [2015 bottle, tasted 26.12.16]


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