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De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 14.84%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 01-26-2006)
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brystmar

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-05-2013 21:50:02 | More by brystmar
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-20-2013 06:07:27 | More by orangesol
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.7%

07-11-2013 01:29:47 | More by WOLFGANG
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-13-2013 11:54:38 | More by TurdFurgison
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-06-2013 22:32:27 | More by Anonymous1
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DStoked

Ohio

5/5  rDev +21.7%

05-16-2013 16:59:13 | More by DStoked
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-05-2013 13:19:33 | More by Archemedies
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed bottle at Torst. The secret to its preservation is the honey, and that was big in the taste. Orange and golden bodied. Not boozy but its a big beer. With the honey is cloves, champagne yeast, other spice and a hint of vin tannin. Smooth, A little bitterness in the finish. Not as interesting or different as marketed and pricey, still a nice one.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 12:20:22 | More by Sammy
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dsgolovin

California

3/5  rDev -27%

04-11-2013 15:01:47 | More by dsgolovin
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

04-09-2013 00:24:15 | More by Yabev15
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-02-2013 13:10:49 | More by t0rin0
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largadeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

03-26-2013 19:08:14 | More by largadeer
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-26-2013 06:23:03 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-21-2013 18:21:18 | More by jbuddle
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -51.3%

03-21-2013 00:08:35 | More by BGsWo22
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claaark13

Indiana

4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle, originally from Kulminator. I've had about a 50/50 spilt on either wonderful or terrible of this one. Either moldy, wet wood or happiness. Cellar temp and poured into a HF tulip.

A - Deep orange with a good white head that give great retention.

S - Musty wood, tart red wine, cherries, faint caramel sweetness.

T - Musty wood, lots of tart oak with some great wine notes. The dry, fruity wine notes really come through in the middle and back favors, quite dominating. The dusty flavor in the front makes e feel that I'm actually drinking this in Kulminator's cellar.

M - Full medium feel. Just right.

O - I struggle with this one because it is so fantastic when it's on but can taste so very poorly if it is a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 00:59:13 | More by claaark13
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aasher

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by claaark13. Thanks Sean!

This one pours a light bodied rich polished bronze with a one finger, soft white head with good retention around the glass. The nose is rustic. There is a good amount of old, musty oak with moderate earthy Cab notes. It smells the way I imagine the attic at Cantillon to smell. The flavors too are super earthy. It's dusty, super musty and dry with a moderate amount of slightly sweet red wine character. I can't stop thinking of cobwebs and a dry musty cave. It is REALLY good. I didn't know what to expect but this one is pretty spectacular. The old world Bordeaux barrels really showed well on this one. This was a very interesting beer and well worth your while.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 00:56:33 | More by aasher
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-16-2013 00:09:34 | More by ChrisPro
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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27%

01-12-2013 03:08:00 | More by spycow
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ohoh

Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

11-05-2012 11:50:02 | More by ohoh
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

09-13-2012 15:25:27 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

08-29-2012 01:07:04 | More by bsuedekum
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Sean9689

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a burnt orange color, off-white head, thin collar. Nose is yeast funk, some floral notes, oak, musty, some dark fruit. Flavor is similar, not all that much to my liking. Funky yeast, cherries, oak, citrus, hay...not what I was expecting after the 2000. Lots of booze, which is off-putting as well. Body is medium, good carbonation.

Overall, my least favorite of the 2000/2005/2008 trifecta and not something I'd want again. This one was a let-down, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 01:57:21 | More by Sean9689
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whartontallboy

New York

2.25/5  rDev -45.3%

06-24-2012 05:45:02 | More by whartontallboy
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the candy sugar, as well as some wheat, toffee and alcohol. The flavor is very similar. There is a ton of sugary sweetness, as well as some biscuit and toffee malt, as well as a good dose of alcohol. There is a little bit of yeast and some light fruit notes also in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 19:49:31 | More by Mora2000
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De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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