De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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3.91/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
04-14-2013 12:20:22 | More by Sammy
4.34/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
01-19-2013 00:59:13 | More by claaark13
4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
01-19-2013 00:56:33 | More by aasher
2.75/5 rDev -33.1%
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.
08-24-2012 01:57:21 | More by Sean9689
De Dolle Stille Nacht Special Reserva 2005 from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
91 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.