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

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RATINGS: 1697   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karlsnes (58) - - JAN 23, 2013
23.01.13 Ølkonsortiets julekalender. Uts: lys ravfarget, rikelig og holdbart hvitt skum, noe disig. Duft: fruktig og fyldig, mye tørket frukt (aprikos) og tydelig vinøs sødme. Smak: meget søt, masse fruktighet og tung fruktig fylde, langvarig ettersmak på grensa til å være emmen.


3.9
kajser27 (2042) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2017
Golden colored, bit unclear, medium+ white frothy head, long lasting. Aroma is of malt, caramel and brewing sugar, spices, spicy yeast, some funkier notes, bit vinous, fruity, bit lemony. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, bit brewing sugar, some spice, spicy yeasty, bit vinous, fruity, some lemony notes, medium spicy bitterness, dryish finish, some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, average carbonation, oily. (bottle, De Dolle Brewery, Esen)

3.9
dzudohonor (290) - POLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Thanks to Vince_88. W aromacie skórka pomarańczy, drożdże, przyprawy, od których aż kręci w nosie, likier owocowy - cytrusowy, miód, słodowy. W smaku na starcie szczypie w język od nut szampańskich, mnóstwo przypraw, pieprz, imbir, belgijskie drożdże, na końcu chmielowa ziołowa goryczka.Alkohol zagrzewa w przełyku. Dobre piwo.

4
nathanvc (712) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2017
At Café Botteltje, Ostend. Pours hazy golden/orange with a lasting, diminishing, frothy, off-white head. The aroma contains caramel, (white) sugar, apple, orange, honey, spices (ginger) & hops, vanilla, alcohol. It tastes medium to heavy fruity & sugary sweet, light to medium spicy bitter and very light sour, with a sweet and alcoholic finish (warming, not wry). Full body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Very fruity, boozy, complex; an explosion of taste.

4.1
davidf93 (177) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 16, 2017
Hazy amber orange colour, good head retention, silky white head. Some citrus peel and spicyness. Alcohol nicely hidden.

4
jjunghun2 (21) - - AUG 8, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2017 2016 Bottle at Abeey N'8 Orange colour. Low carbonation. Ester, spicy, candy sweet. No booze at its high abv. Nice beer to warm yourself.

3.9
gripweed57 (2862) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2017
From old tasting notes. Garnet colored brew with just a trace of a white head. Intense apple-like fruity aroma. Rich cider-like malt flavor is sweet and sour with a hint of hop flavor in the finish. Caramel and honey underlie the uniqueness of this Christmas brew.

2.2
rob19a (465) - - JUL 31, 2017
7/20 really odd stewy beer, very strong, big apple taste, cidery, not my favourite taste but a complex beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2017
330 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. Vintage 2015. This bottle came from Jorrit. Thanks man. The pour is a darker golden orange color with a huge pillowy, frothy white head and a couple spots of lace as it falls to a thicker ring and film. The aroma is yeasty and malty up front with a bready spice and a hint of some darker fruits. There is a grain and a little bit of alcohol present. It’s surprisingly simple. The alcohol comes through. The spiciness and a light yeasty malt really control it. There is a sharper fruitiness to it and a heavy dryness. It’s interesting. The mouth feel is lighter bodied with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and yeasty malt with a slight alcohol. This is an interesting brew. 6 4 7 4 13

3.7
ebone1988 (2122) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. 2015 Vintage. Aroma is ester, slight sour, fruity, spice, champagne, dry, slightly hoppy, earthy, good. Appearance is darker amber golden, light tan head, hazy. Taste is ester, sweet bread, earthy hops, champagne, woody, spices, pretty good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, estery wine-like dry aftertaste. Overall, I expected a little more but it’s pretty nice.

4
Maarten1993 (1355) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2017
Drank a 2014 bottle 06-07-2017 while writing. Very good! Blond beer, fading foam. Taste feels like a very rich combination between sweet and sour.. can’t really describe it in another way. Nice one.


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