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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%
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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
emartell (352) - Zapopan, Jalisco, - DEC 25, 2012
Aroma estupendo, genial, casi perfecto. Complejo, en donde se conjuntan infinidad de notas. Destaca principalmente la cebada, as como levaduras dando esteres frutales intensos. Notas citricas (naranja), as como algo de miel, clavo, canela y frutos secos. Tambin se distinguen ciertas notras florales provenientes de la tcnica de lupulizado en seco, En cuanto a apariencia, cerveza color naranja brillante con ciertos destellos ambarinos a la luz. Fuertemente turbia y opaca en virtud del alto contenido de sedimentacin, el cual aumenta al ser una botella embotellada en el 2008 con 4 aos de guarda. Cuerpo redondo y completo. Corona de espuma abundante al servir. de retencin media, siendo quiza el hecho de su alto contenido alcohlico lo que no posibilite una mayor retencin. Carbonatacin media. En boca dulce, cremosa, citrica,densa y excelentemente bien equilibrada. Al paladar y de la misma forma que en nariz, sumamente compleja pero exactamente bien equilibrada. Se perciben notas ligeramente dulces y amargas, pero a la vez, sensaciones ctricas y acidas conjugandose y complementandose para dar resultados sorprendentes y nicos. Las notas que se destacan son a naranja y ligeramente limn, miel y datiles. Frutos secos y caramelo. El final es ligeramente amargo, aun que con una larga duracin. En resumen tengo que indicar que se trata de una excelentisima cerveza. Sabores sorprendentes y nicos que se complementan para hacer una cerveza excelentemente lograda de tal forma que casi se me pasa complementar que casi hasta el final del trago y solo hasta el final, se perciben sus potentes 12% de alcohol. Cerveza de temporada que definitivamente no debe faltar en cada "Noche de paz" (Stille Nacht en Aleman).


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cristobal37 (1013) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2017
Sweet tripel corn flakes aroma. Fruity sticky boozy mash up of awesome. Boozy Belgian ale with strawberries, cranberry, wheat, white chocolate. Fantastic, not overrated at all. One of the best Belgian ales Ive had in a while.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1359) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glacier (264) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle at home. Deep golden in colour. Caramel, stone fruit, rum, candy, figs. Rich in flavour. Boozy. Highly enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7731) - 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 - its very rich and robust. I like it quite a lot but its quite one dimensional. (3.7)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (1319) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (3000) - 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)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banzale (248) - FRANCE - JAN 31, 2017
Acheter tabac&co palais des bires dans famiflora Dottignies. Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur orange cuivr reflet dore ! Belle brillance , lgrement trouble ! Mousse plutt inexistante pas de col de mousse ! Au nez : cest intressant ! Sensation vineux et galement de cidre je trouve ! En bouche : cest tonnant, elle a beaucoup de saveurs ! Note comme un cidre un peu de pomme et de sucre ! Mais galement sensation vineux de raisin blanc ce dgage je trouve ! Un petit amertume en fin de bouche ! Beaucoup de corps trs bien quilibre et moelleux comme un gteau type cake ! Un rgal!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (576) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from la caisse de bières. Pours a very short white head with sour bays aromas. Deep golden colored body. Long and old hops in mouth with a long spicy and hoppy finish. Lacks carbonation for a perfect result. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (3088) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Light amber with a huge head. Belgian yeast and fruit are in the aroma. The flavor is very with lots of candy sugar. Very lively carbonation with a big alcohol burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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