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

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RATINGS: 1692   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
pours brown with an orange hue. thin white head that stays with the beer. aroma is fruity, spice and malt. taste is very good. malt, apricot, spice, alcohol and mabye some caramel kind of sweet. glad bought four bottles of this.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jybi (137) - FRANCE - JAN 15, 2017
La Stille Nacht fait sans conteste partie du cercle des bires de Nol dexception dont elle en transcende les codes. Pour lapprcier et la comprendre pleinement, il faut bien entendu aimer les bires puissantes, car avec ses 12 % Abv, la nuit a beau tre douce, elle en possde pour autant du caractre. Mais cette puissance est totalement mise profit la chaleur, la densit et la longueur de la bire. Mais en premier lieu, mention spciale pour ltiquette, qui dans un style naf-excentrique, nous fait tre entirement dans une atmosphre de saison. En verre, notre Stille Nacht se pare dune belle robe blond vnitien. Cependant, de par une effervescence peu pousse, elle ne possde quasiment pas de mousse. Le 12 % Abv ny sont pas trangers. Et de toute faon, demande t on un virtuose dtre un top modle? Le nez est splendide, la fois doux et trs complexe avec des armes de miel, candi, rglisse poire et banane. Une superbe entre en matire. Lattaque est soyeuse souhait. Les bases dune bonne bire de Nol sont poses. Sur un fond de crales et de miel, sexpriment des armes pics (notamment de poivres) et de Guenivre (confrant une touche doriginalit). La suite est somptueuse. Il faut alors souligner la fois lintelligence chez De Dolle dutiliser du Houblon Nugget (amrisant fort et armes lourds dpices) mais galement leur matrise dans son utilisation notamment avec un houblonnage cru. Celui-ci lui confre de la puissance et ce ct cors tant attendu que lon retrouve en seconde bouche. Les armes se portent alors sur les plus grands whisky avec des nuances sans limite mais avec une prcision redoutable linstar dun grand Django Rheinardt, pouvant faire glisser ses doigts sur le manche de sa guitare avec une prcision hors du commun tout en pouvant varier autour dune mlodie pendant des heures avec la plus grande des virtuosits. Larrire bouche quant elle est dense et pleine, sur le miel et le fruits confrant une excellente corpulence et une homognit sans faute. Lquilibre alcool-sucre est parfait. Le final incroyablement long, marquera davantage les notes pices couples des armes dagrumes. Que la nuit est douce, que la nuit est belle... Still a Stille Nacht avec les De Dolle Brouwers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogonczyk (103) - Ruda Slaska, POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Fruity aroma with some(very little) phenolic spicy notes. As it warms more estrous notes came out like apricot, red apple. Very smooth, little oily mouthfeel, carbonation too high for my taste. Alcohol well hidden, warming. Balanced beer but I expected more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
birraiolo (276) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2017
Bottiglia da 33 cl anno 2016. Color oro rosso leggermente torbido con pochissima schiuma bianca che sparisce in fretta. Al naso buoni i profumi mielosi e di frutta sia rossa ( lamponi, more e ribes) che di frutta a polpa gialla matura (pesca e frutta esotica). Al palato esplode in dolcezza con sentori di frutta che lasciano spazio ad un leggero amaro ma sempre con base fruttata. Non lascia sentire molto lalcol che svanisce nelle note mielose e fruttate, di corpo leggero offre un finale molto lungo e intenso di frutti rossi, bassa carbonazione, ottima birra da dessert e dopo cena nelle fredde sere invernali.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2827) - ngelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2017
[ Vintage 2015 ] Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen 20170103. Yeasty, spicy and sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and light alcoholic. 7 3 7 3 13................................................ [ Vintage 2012 ] Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen 20170103. Fruity and spicy with dried fruits, deeper and not as sweet as the 2015 edition, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is sweet, dry and fruity. 8 3 8 4 15

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserov (362) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2017
Color naranja, medianamente turbio, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (estilo espuma de afeitar, muy buena retencin). Restos de levadura. Carbonatacin a tope. Aroma especiado, frutal, a levadura, un mnimo de lpulo que anticipa el amargor; recuerda ms al de una Tripel que al de una Belgian Strong Ale. Sabor frutal, especiado; inicialmente amaga con ser dulce, pero el amargor llega al instante (imponente y placentero). En boca queda algo de especias y un poco de caramelo. Muy compleja, preciosa visualmente, y disfrutable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (735) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottled 2013. Nice sweet aroma and taste. Empowered by moderate fruity notes - apples. apricots. Caramel is present, but well hidden. Some spices in the background - definitely cinnamon, some clove. ABV warming developed thru the degustation. Damn fruity and natural character with nice sweet notes. Very good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfredvik (1830) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2017
Pours a hazy, pale amber body with an off-white, fully lasting head that laces the glass well. Quite strong aroma of lovely Belgian yeast, spices, sweet caramel, light fruits and a touch of vanilla. Strong flavour of delicious and spicy Belgian yeast, sweet caramel, pale malts, light fruits, alcohol, sugar and honey. Moderate sweet taste and a light bitterness in the long finish. Full body, syrupy texture, moderate carbonation. A very nice one, Im looking forward to try another bottle from this batch in a couple of years.
[33 cl bottle, 2015 edition, from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge]

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
L_Lovecraft (363) - - JAN 7, 2017
Light acetic note, candied fruit, apple, sugar, amber with a thin white head not very persistant, full body, law/medium carbonation, refreshing at the beginning, beautiful taste of dried fruits with a pleasant warming in the final...i want to retry this beer many times again.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CaskMonger21 (4) - - JAN 6, 2017 does not count
Birra quasi perfetta, molto forte.. una birra di Natale.. si predispone molto allinvecchiamento e si sente; ha un colore pulito e molto "carico", lascia un retrogusto che lascia intuire le proprie potenzialit. Poco luppolo al gusto ma una sensazione intensa che scalda il cuore.. Una delle birre migliori mai bevute..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (839) - - 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.


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