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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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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I shared a 330ml bottle with a friend after dinner, watching Champions. Not your usual football beer, but it's a favourite of ours and we couldn't wait. Bought at Ölbutikken. This is a 2003 bottle.

Pours deep, hazy amber. Not much foam, but lots of little rests on the glass. It feels rather viscous, a tiny like De Molen Bommen & Granaten but not nearly as much.

Smell is restrained. You can definitely hint what's coming up next but the taste is a real bomb! Very rich. On the sweet side, I can taste plums, raisins. I expect a jolt of sweetness but the aftertaste is mild and quite dry which balances it up a lot and gives it a great mouthfeel accompanied with lots of tiny, rather aggressive bubbles. Drinkability is excellent.

This beer has certainly become very elegant over the years and the 12% are well hidden. The 45 DKK (~4€) we paid were money very well spent. This is truly a five star beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 12:14:56 | More by ohoh
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Bottled 2010

A: High carbonation and almost gushed when opened. Head is composed of medium to large bubbles and very off white. Beer is crisp and clear yet has some large particles floating, perhaps yeast but who knows. Interesting non the less.

S: Sweet and lots of brown sugar, malt and caramel. Very extremely malty. Alcohol is there as well, which is no surprise considering its 12% abv tag. A smooth and creamy malt character with this beer.

T: Very sweet and obviously a touch alcoholic. Nice and malty with lots of Belgian yeast character. Foam is surprisingly bitter. Bottle was foaming out of the neck and decided not to waste the foam.

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A: fairly clear orange liquid, mild sediment haze... not much head wanted to form on the pour - about a 1/2" - falls quick... island of various sized bubbles formed on one edge of the glass

S: light (colored) caramel... taffy, almost like an Airhead... neutral, waxy outer citrus peel... jelly bean innards... any off-putting phenolics or harsh alcohol is non-existent - a bit of perfumy booze creeps in real late

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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De Dolle Stille Nacht from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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