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


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RATINGS: 1657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosmokrator (849) - - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Bellissimo color arancio carico con una massiccia schiuma bianca; aroma dolce e pungente con sentori di mela cotogna, caramello, albicocca, zenzero, canditi e zucchero a velo. Gusto dolce, speziato, fruttato, rotondo e ben bilanciato che riprende gli aromi; corposa, vinosa e "calda" al palato, effervescenza piacevole e retrogusto persistente. La birra di Natale per antonomasia!!! Le versioni pi datate perdono il lato speziato e guadagnano in profondit e complessit diventando ancor pi profumate, fruttate e morbidissime... e diventano Capolavori con la C maiuscola!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (1431) - BELARUS - NOV 23, 2016
Honey yellow, hazy. Nice white perfectly lacing head. The aroma is surprisingly funky, lots of sourish fruit, vinous, candy in measure. Full body. The flavour is very Belgian. The funky yeast a perfect accent for malty base. Spicy, fruity. Light bitterness. Great.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ardeo (216) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle at home. Couleur un peu urine, grosses bulles et mousse quasi inexistante dans la minute suivante. Nez fruit (abricot, pche, autre) et pic, levures et houblon. Bouche : frache, "pleine", un peu sucre, lgrement piquante, lgre amertume mais idale pour le concours "Quelles sont ces bonnes pices ?" Je reprendrai de cette bire complexe mais attention de ne pas dpasser la dose si vous voulez passer une Stille Nacht.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1850) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2016
[email protected] Brown haze. Small head. Malty caramel. Some mushrooms. Sweet bitter dry. Alcoholic but well hidden. Portwine. Complex. Let this one develop like wine for years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Echon (413) - rhus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2016
Amber. Nice aroma and very rich flavour, with fruity notes, phenolic spice and malt. Sweet, assertive, and slightly pungent taste with some alcohol. Full body. Overall, a great belgian strong ale. Very tasty and somewhat balanced, despite the sweetness. This sample has aged for a year so the booziness has mellowed a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (444) - Padova, ITALY - NOV 6, 2016
Ottima birra. Dal colore biondo oro antico, quasi ambrato e dalla schiuma bianca e decisamente persistente. Sentori speziati molto forti, quasi pungenti, accompagnati da un buonissimo fruttato e un po di caramello, nonch un leggerissimo tocco di liquoroso. Molto consigliata!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
didierlewallon (286) - ponferrada, SPAIN - NOV 4, 2016
Cerveza de color mbar con tonos anaranjados con un montn de sedimentos y una gruesa cabeza de un intenso blanco. Aroma dulce con una grande complejidad de matices afrutados y su toque de alcohol. Sabor intenso y fuerte, pero con un gusto dulce, la variedad de matices es difcil de describir, el regusto tiene notas de frutas y especias persistente, una excelente cerveza de invierno, me encanta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nutjes (406) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2016
33cl-fles op de kerstbierentasting bij Mario. Merci! U: Licht wazig goudblond met witte schuimkraag. G: Bleekmout, karamel, fruitig, en honing. S: Zoetig met bittere toets. Veel karamel en fruitigheid. Witte kandij en een mooie alcoholwarmte. Lekker! M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiery_1 (352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
330ml bottle 2008 vintage @ Alexs. Pours a cloudy rusty brown. Nose of brown sugar with hints of booze. Flavour is warming with the same brown sugar, dark fruits and spices. 330ml bottle 1990 vintage @ Alexs. Pours a cloudy rusty brown. Nose is disturbing and off putting... mushrooms and tobacco. Flavour is sour mushrooms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (984) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
Tasting at Alexs.
Bottle 330ml. Vintage 1990. Pours a hazy brown with no head. Aroms and taste are fruity, some seeds, oxidized with some mushrooms, sweet grapes and tabaco notes.

Vintage 2008. Pours the same color, but with strong a strong tan head. Aroma is fruity, slightly bready. Taste is malty, boozy, with fruity and bread notes. Slightly oxidized already.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (1070) - POLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Piana obfita, średnio oczkowa, bardzo trwała. Barwa ciemno złota, mętna, z pływającymi drobinkami drożdży. W aromacie sporo kandyzowanych owocw, karmelu, miodu, jasnego winogrona, rodzynek, w tle odrobina przypraw i placek drożdżowy. W smaku dość słodkie, pikantne, przyprawowe, z konkretną słodową podstawą i wyraźnym chmieleniem. Sporo tu suszonych moreli, rodzynek, kandyzowanej skrki pomarańczy, skrki cytryny, a wszystko wieńczy keks bakaliowy i mid. Goryczka średnia do niskiej, ziołowo alkoholowa. Wysycenie średnie, treściwe, pełne i lepkie w odbiorze, nieco zbyt alkoholowe.
Piwo ma potencjał do leżakowania - słodowe, słodkie, alkoholowe - ma się tu co układać. Na chwilę obecną, prawie rok od rozlewu, wciąż brak balansu i gładkości...

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