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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1704   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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3.8
sokuzs1 (1577) - POLAND - MAY 29, 2017
URUS 3.0
Aroma: apricot, banana, spicy, cereal, herbal
Taste: medium sweet, apricot, banana, spicy, cereal

3.5
mygeekway (198) - Grodków, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Pite na Urusie. Pachnie przyprawami, owocami, lekko bananem i rodzynkami. W smaku słodko, banan rodzynki, wchodzi jak woda, ale smak nie powala.

3.4
Wixie (677) - BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2017
Hazy golden liquid, no head. Sweet, heavy aroma. Heavy body, no carbonation. Taste is sweet.

4.8
Cristobal37 (1269) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2017 2016 vintage. Funky fruity aroma. Hazy deep honey colored orange. Little head. Fruity sticky boozy mash up of awesome. Boozy Belgian ale with strawberries, cranberry, wheat, white chocolate. Fantastic, not overrated at all. One of my alltime favorite Belgian ales!

4
kapusil (1531) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2017
0.33l bottle. Hazy orange body with a white head. Aroma of grains, orange peel, oatmeal, cloves and some apples. Taste of oatmeal, orange peel, honey, apple cider, lemon zest and some floral hops. Very nice.

3.8
glacier (301) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 23, 2017
Kolor złoty, mętny. Pływają farfocle. Piana bardzo intensywna, gęsta, wolno opada. Wysycenie bardzo duże. Zapach trochę owocowy, winny, ziemisty, średnio intensywny. Smak przyprawowy, lekko ziemisty, troszkę owocowy. Piwo bardzo mocne, ale alkohol nieźle ukryty, a ma aż 12%. Uderza do głowy. Piwo degustacyjne.

4.3
MayumiH (1224) - - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle at home. Deep golden in colour. Caramel, stone fruit, rum, candy, figs. Rich in flavour. Boozy. Highly enjoyable.

3.7
The_Osprey (9373) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
February 2017 - 330ml bottle at home in Richmond as ’De Dolle Stille Nacht’, 2012 vintage, 12%. Pours a clear dark orange, highly sparkling, foamy beige head. Aroma is sherry and toffee, tulip floral vibes. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is sugary and very sweet, sherry and red berries, some port wine in the finish. Sweetness is just about kept in check by a soft woody bitterness. I can see why the barrel aged versions of this work so well - it’s very rich and robust. I like it quite a lot but it’s quite one dimensional. (3.7)

4
GuideDogSaint (1776) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 14, 2017
330ml bottle at House of Belgium, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt and spice. Sweet finish.


4
john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle. Amber Gold. Sweet, fruity, very spicy Christmas ale. Caramel, malty, citrus, dark fruit and honey flavours. Yeasty (lots of floaties). Lots of very warming alcohol. Spicy & fruity finish. Enjoyed this. Lovely. Classic Christmas Beer. (2008)


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