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De Dolle Stille Nacht - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle Stille NachtDe Dolle Stille Nacht

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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 86
Gots: 91 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alcohol has gone from 8% to 12% in recent years due to better yeast performance; according to Kris Kerteler.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-25-2001)
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3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: 11.6oz bottle. A simple cartoon looking design with a snowma holding a goblet of beer.

Appearance: Very cloudy tan body. There are some yeast chunks floating around. A light tan and massive rocky head forms when poured into the bottle. It only takes a few moments before it slowly dissapates and leaving tons of lace behind.

Smell: A load of alcohol, phenols, honey, and dark fruits. A very strong and thick aroma. Has the caramely malty smell of a barley wine. Very interesting.

Taste: Wow, really strong taste. Malt sweetness, powerful phenols, and strong alcohol hits you with a ton of bricks with the first sip. A thick rich and sweet malt sweetness begins the taste. Then it gives way to the rich dark fruity and lightly toasty body. I think that some Special B they used. Then in a very quick transition, the body lightens as the 8% abv carries on the finish. A very strong and potent belgian phenols throughout the taste. A lightly toasty and phenol aftertaste lingers as a moderate bitterness washes over the palate. You can feel the strength after a few sips.

Notes: This beer is like a barrage of different flavors, one coming right after another, and very quickly. It is quite a potent beer in terms of the Belgian taste and the alcohol. Its not quite as restrained and balanced as other Belgian strong dark ales. Though the alcohol taste is strong, its never hot or solventy. The carbonation is very strong, which makes it a slow sipper. Overall, this is one of those beers that gets you thinking on how they made something like this, and yearn for more.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2006 02:37:46 | More by dauss
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T: bold, mildly-nutty malts and quiet storm booze... mellow, sort of a dense, oily peanut butter energy bar nuance (yeast?) detected right off with a smooth, not quite clove phenolic thread... reduction of candied orange on the edges and through the teeth... alcohol well-hidden - could pass for 2-3% abv lower?... has a core flavor of rich, demarara simple syrup

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