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


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RATINGS: 1702   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 (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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fonefan (51593) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2006
Bottle. 2006. Unclear golden color with a nice off-white head. Fruity alcohol aroma. Surprisingly sweet flavor for such a strong beer. The finish is long and there is a decided alcohol warming sensation that develops in the finish.

yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2006
33 cL bottle. Pours orange colour with long lasting head. Strong smell and taste of alcohol and yeast with some spice notes beneath. Sweet and round moutfull. Strong alcoholic aftertaste.

Ungstrup (38593) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
[Vintage 2003, sampled 2006] A dark amber beer with quite a lot of sediment floating around under a light orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of stored fruit, dusty hops, and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is quite sweet, and very complex, with notes of fruit syrup containing oranges, peaches, and a bit of prunes, as well as a spicy note of cinnamon and cloves, soon after the very smooth and fruity start, the alcohol makes its presence know by a warming fealing, which grows just a bit in intensity and burns slightly in the long lasting after taste. The after taste also has notes of the fruit and spices lingering. A monster - I love it.

joergen (29360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
Amber colour with a huge off-white head. Sweet spicy aroma with notes of yeast and alcohol.
Nice sweet flavour with lots of spices and fruit, well balanced bitterness.

anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2012
2008 bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty dark fruit aroma with weak hints of caramel. Sweetish malty warming spicy dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit finish with weak yeasty hints.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 22, 2006
Bottled (2005). Hazy orange/nutbrown head, with huge white foamish bubbly head. Aroma of sweet fruits and alcohol. Also caramel and yeast noteable. Flavour is stinging alcohol mixed with spices and fruits. Wellbalanced, since the alcohol mixes in well, especially as it has been in the glass for a while and becomes a bit warmer. Different Xmas beer, and I think it will get better if kept in cellar for a few years.

Travlr (26246) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2008 2007 tasted in September 2008. Cloudy golden with huge white head that lingered. Caramel malty aroma. Full mouth. Caramel taste with chocolate finish. Well-balanced and highly complex. A winner.
2008 vintage in Dec 08, dark amber orange with big white head, big malts, orange, cinnamon, big bitter finish.

cgarvieuk (26089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 clowdy orange colour ... big foam head ... lots of fizzy bubbles ... rich orange peel nose ... Little cloves ... deep and rich and smooth.... 3.6

1996 Bottle Deep brown ... sour woody nose ... sweet very fruity little woody sour ... plums and raisins ... tart cherry 3.6

2008 Bottle at home 20.11.09 ... bit of a gusher ... copper big white short lived foam head ... lots of detritus ... sweet rich fruit peel nose ... solid and rich ... little bitterness .. but a deep rich spicy fruit... i think 3.6 is pretty much spot on

bottle at NWAF ... golden hazy amber ... thin white head ... sweet fruits ... soft yeast ... soft banna nose ... juicy fruits ... big sweetenss ... juicy orange and banana ... soft spice ... juicy frutis ... soft floralnes... lovel ... 3.9
actually really rich mellow sweet and fruity 4.1

bottle at home .. copper ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet fruits ... soft floral sweet ...big juicy raisins ... soft fruits ... big sweet raisins ... juicy fruitss ... big rasisn and candi suger 4.0

madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
13th November 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Complex beer. Effervescent sharp frothy start with plenty of sourish fruit. A warming dry finish with the fruit blooming further. Very nice.

omhper (25811) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2002
2001 version, sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden in December 2002.

Reddish amber. Candied apple aroma. Sweet, fruity, malty and estery. Syrupy mouthfeel and full body. Lingering caramel and honey finsish with just a note of hop nitterness. A complex candy beer to savour.

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