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De Dolle Stille Nacht - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

886 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 886
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 96
Gots: 109 | FT: 7
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-25-2001

Alcohol has gone from 8% to 12% in recent years due to better yeast performance; according to Kris Kerteler.
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Photo of surlytheduff
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

De Dolle Stille Nacht, late 90's bottle (imported by Wide World Imports, has both a bowtie label on neck and a returns label on back). Cheers to jedwards for helping me get an idea on the date. Served slightly chilled into an tulip. The crown opened with a strong hiss of carbonation, which gave way to a really interesting aroma of fruity yeast. I did a slow pour, leaving the thick sludge of settled yeast in the bottle. Color was golden-amber with a small but pronounced creamy white head. Lots of small effervescent bubbles gave a good indication of well carbed drinks to come. Swirling the liquid left a solid wash of white foam on the sides of the glass. The aroma was a little subdued, but smelled brilliant. Clove, yeast, malt, raisin, a little caramel.

Taste was delicious. Lots of mixed fruit notes, along with standard banana -n- bubblegum. The alcohol was subtle, but provided a nice peppery clove heated finish. Aftertaste was candi-sugar sweet and refreshing.

Mouthfeel was very smooth, with great carbonation. There was a nice slickness to it. Awesome beer.

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Gulden Draak tulip.

Pours a lovely looking transluscent golden colour, with a huge and lively yet creamy head.

Smells yeasty, with almost a medicinal quality. Reminiscent of whiskey minus the strong alcohol smell.

Taste is purely marvellous, so very complex. I get a fruity hop taste, with added spices and a sort of faint menthol/herbal taste too. An alcohol warmth is there, as is a rich malty caramel taste on the finish. All through it there is a tartness I cannot quite put my finger on.

Overall a fantastic beer. Can't wait to age this one.

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A late night bottle at brauhaus schmitz. $4.25 nice! Poured expertly by my man Ray.

A- head builds to a good two fingers of white suds that holds for a bit before settling to a cm or so cap and leaves some nice lace. Slightly hazy yellow orange in color with lots of bubbles clinging to the glass.

S- opens up with a crisp fruity funky yeast. Lots of spices and a light sweetness from the malts and some candy sugar.

T- fruity slightly funky belgian yeast on top of some spice and a sweet malt backbone. I'm getting some pears and apples with a interesting melange of winter spices. Yeasty easters that bring a bit of mustiness. Touches of honey and candy sugar.

M- on the fuller side of medium in body with a assertive crisp carb that bring a good lightness to things. Nice driness that lends itself well the sweetness of the flavor profile. Not a bit of heat from the abv

O- de dolle can put together one hell of a brew. As complex as they get and yet accessible enough for the lay person to enjoy. A killer brew and one I'd like to lay down for a few years and see what it does.

Photo of BobZ
3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2008 Vintage poured into my Duvel Tulip, should be nice with a little age on it.

Appearance: A bright orange leaving virtually no head at all, few traces of a foam ring either although carbonation is still present.

Smell: Sweet, sweet, caramelized malt and apricot. The malty sweetness is almost overpowering.

Taste: Unbelievable, another barley wine! This beer is nothing like any other Belgian strong pale ale, so I believe it needs its own new category “Belgian Barleywine”. Creamy rich malt, pure caramel flavor with an infusion of apricot. This beer completely hides its 12% ABV, in fact, maybe too much so as it is certainly cloying. Definitely, a malt bomb.

Mouthfeel: Tends to coat the mouth, the tongue, and the teeth with a syrupy film.

Overall: The score is to style as a "strong pale ale". If it was a “Belgian Barleywine” I would probably bump them up a little. I love De Dolle Brouwers, but this is just not a style of beer that hits my sweet spot (so to say).

Photo of pitasoup
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: pours hazy orange/amber with a hint of white head. not too much bubbly but there is carbonation.

s: pineapples, belgian yeasts, caramel, pears plums and alcohol as well. faintest metallic and orange peel towards the end.

t: sweet caramel malts, pineapple, peppery yeast, white grapes, perhaps a bit of vanilla. raisins, toffee, banana on the breath. also alcohol and a malt liquor like cloying sweetness on the back of the tongue

m: medium to full body, a bit thick on the tongue, warming as it goes down.

o: delightfully complex, quad-like qualities in a lighter belgian, but by no means a light beverage. a serious sipper, the alcohol is a bit distracting.

Photo of Swedes21
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - White head, orange/amber, no carbonation, cloudy, head disappears quickly, mim lacing

Smell - Appricots, sweetness, caramel, almost like a sweet wine, white grapes

Taste - What a punch, smooth then immediate bitter, grapes, vanilla, metallic, bitterness at the end, maybe more almost

Mouthfeel - Increased bitterness, lotsa taste, sweetness found in wines with a 3+ sugar level

Overall - Really enjoyed this beer, SpinRSX shared it with me and it was all it was met to me. Would seak out again for sure.

Photo of spinrsx
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle shared with Swedes21

Appearance – hazy amber colour with a huge size frothy beige coloured head. It’s hard to make out the carbonation level due to the haziness and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes or so before it began to dissipate.

Smell – Malts, grapes, apples, apricots, alcohol

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste apricots, apples, and grapes. I can also taste the alcohol, but not in a bad way if that makes any sense. It finishes with a fruity tart aftertaste.

Overall – It’s been a while since I’ve had a beer that wow’d me as much as this did. The flavours are amazing and the taste is very complex. Pretty much everything about the beer is near perfect and I’d be happy to have this again anytime. This beer falls into the ‘must try’ category for sure.

Photo of Glory
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a bunch of these Stille Nacht Thanks to Bieropholie private imports. I got the chance to taste one of those in Brugges this summer that dated back to 1983 ! It was awsome. This beer can age very well for years...give it a try !

The bottle I have now is from 2009.
Poured in a tulip glass, the beer is cloudy and orange colored, lots of carbonation rushing out to form a thick white head. The foam just sticks there ! Its unfiltered and non pasteurized. Looks great.

First nose is on candy sugar and dried apricots. Then I get Malted Barley and a metalic aroma as well. The alcohol hasn't melowed in yet and is still pretty strong.

taste is alot on the malt side and that metalic taste is there too. Becomes sweet like candy and marmalade. Finishes with a refreshing acidity on the palate.
The alcohol is quite strong

This beers does change alot with aeration the flavors and aromas will change while you drink it.
a strong 12 ABV worth trying !

Cheers lads

WS

Photo of mdvatab
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from .33 cl bottle into Cabernet glass
Bottled in 2010

Aroma: Slightly funky tart aroma w/ a hint of clove-like spice on the end.

Appearance: Very highly carbonated! A dense pillow of 3 fingered mirangue-like off-white foam. Crystal-clear golden body is alive w/ effervescence and has a light tinge of red. Fantastic lacing clings to the side of the glass. I also noticed that the beer inside the bottle also developed a dense layer of rocky foam after I opened and poured it. This is one of the most visually-appealing beers I've ever had!

Flavor: A slight tartness up front yields to light, spicy caramel w/ notes of apple skin, and sweet apple cider. A soft bitterness rounds off the finish.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation stings the inside of the mouth. Alcohol heat creeps through the nostrils and warms the throat on exhale.

Overall: An excellent and complex example of the style. From the funky wild aroma through the spicy aroma and flavor, through the sweet, balanced, and warm finish. This brew is highly-recommended!

Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

one of my all time favorite beers, i cannot even count the number of bottles i have drank of this. review is from notes and was a vintage 2008 bottle.

pours out a nice murky color and a light head that is almost non existent, but still manages to produce a light bit of lacing. but the aroma starts to come up with nice touches of banana, apple, pears, light fruits mixed with hearty spices. nicely done. but as soon as you take that first sip it is over. just a wonderful mix of flavors that simply devour the palate. apples, currants, peaches, banana, clove, its all over the map but blended soo well. really just a wonderful beer. smooth finish with a light dryness. what more can you ask for.

overall always one of the best, nice to be able to get it when i want now.

Photo of Neffbeer
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: After a fairly slow pour there is a towering two finger white head that displays excellent retention. It forms into rocky white caps and coats the sides of the glass in sticky foam. The body of the beer is a deep golden color with sienna hues.

S: The nose is full of spices, doughy yeast, and caramel malt. Coriander, cloves, and pepper followed by peaches, apricots and apples. The hops are in the background displaying herbal and floral qualities.

T: The fruit is up front with peaches and apples gripping the palate. Spice notes follow with cinnamon, coriander, clove, and a brisk peppery profile. Mid-palate the malts show up and flex their doughy muscles; caramel, toasted bread, and cracked wheat. It finishes semi-dry with a hint of hops and alcohol.

M: The mouthfeel is medium bordering on full. There is a prickly creaminess going on that creates the impression of the beer expanding in your mouth.

O: My favorite beer for the style. I would highly recommend this beer to anyone who enjoys the Belgian art of brewing. Cheers!

Photo of petacutlasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stille Nacht is an unplaceable, awesome beer for me. I think all of De Dolle's beers are like this, to a certain degree, but Stille Nacht does something the others don't. After finishing almost any of De Dolle's beers, I inevitably look back on what just happened with awe, and wonder where that awesome drink I just had in my hand disappeared to. Now that's a high compliment, but with this particular De Dolle beer, I'm happy to find that this statement does not apply. This beer more than any of their others strikes a balance in which I'm perfectly happy to see the drink go, because the last sip comes just when I hope it will. It's just as satisfying as it needs to be. What a great brewery.

Photo of drumminbrewer
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2009. I've had it before (and loved it), but it's been hard to find in the Midwest. Thankfully a trip out to Boston and some helpful advice from fellow BA's helped me score 2 bottles of this treasure.

Poured into my Duvel tulip. Deep copper/light sienna. Head retention is ETERNAL! Wow, beyond a BCS. That's a feat. Heavily unfiltered, "floaties" apparent without even holding it up to the light.

Lovely nose. Coriander stands out the most to me, with candied sugar, apricot, fig and red apples. 2 years old and it's obvious, this bad boy has had some time to settle.

First sip is a grain of paradise bomb. Wow! I forgot how refined yet explosive the taste was. Intense, but SO approachable. Wheat, clove, cardamom, banana, peach and apricot all come to mind. No alcoholic burn - bear in mind this is 12% ABV, what a feat. After two sips the boos is apparent (only by the buzz). Eternal finish, sits on the back of my tongue with a light cinnamon touch and oranges. Wow (I know I've said that a few times already). Mild acidity, but enough to know that it had plenty of years left to age.

Medium to medium heavy body. Not overwhelming, but enough so to make this a sipper. Perfectly balanced carbonation, enough fizz to keep flavors releasing while not losing balance.

Overall. ABSURDLY well balanced. This beer has consistently blown me away. I'd say the 09' vintages will still be drinking miraculously through at least 2013 (though most certainly longer under ideal conditions). One of the best Belgian beers I've ever had. World Class.

Photo of Jayli
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Acquired from Sinatra716 via Show Someone What You're Made Of BIF so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Poured in to my Brooklyn snifter

A: This beer pours a deep hazy copper color with a ridiculous roaky, foamy bone white head. Head holds on for an almost annoying amount of time... yet is just quite gorgeous. Big, huge, sticky clumps of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Nose is spicy - lots of clove. Some fruitiness comes through - pear and apple are the most dominant. Slight yeast and wheat.

T: Taste starts with a butt ton of spice - coriander all up in the face. Oddly, not off putting for its intensity. A nice dose of yeasty flavoring comes through, some lingering coriander and a light touch of clove meet in here. Banana and pear come through in the finish with a just minor hint of booziness. Again, the booziness isn't off putting. It's minor and underlying.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, light and pirckly, clean bodied.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, not too filling, ridiculously well hidden kick, nice representation of style. This is a nice beer to sit with for a while.

Photo of plfahey
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.6 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Golden orange with the slightest cast of haze. Enormous fluffy white head dies down to a solid one finger of dense white foam.

Aroma-Intensely perfumy-Fruity apple and pear esters, soft grainy malt, lightly floral hops, slight clove phenolic aroma, peppery and perfumy alcohols. Awesome and absurdly complex--very intrigued.

Flavor-Soft rounded pils malt flavor with pear, dried apricot, and apple flavors. Light floral hops. Alcohol expresses itself as pepper in the extremely dry finish. Surprisingly refreshing for a beer of this strength. Elegant.

Mouthfeel-Though there is no overtly offensive alcohol flavor, the booze is a little hot on my tongue and in the back of my throat. However, the medium body is perfect and the carbonation just explodes forth on your tongue-truly effervescent.

This is an extremely good beer, and although I found it to be a little hot, it's only a minor gripe-it doesn't put me off very much at all. I could smell this all day. Definitely a heady little treat. Love it.

Photo of AdamBear
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-yellow orange golden with a whole heck a lot of off-white colored head. some lacing

S-strong scent of spicy belgian pale malts. the spices smells so great and punchy

T-comes in with warm and spicy belgian malts with a certain flavor i can't put my finger on...possibly salted caramel. the taste is strong with a good matching after-taste. there's no hint of a high ABV.

M-medium to high carbonation with a dry finish

D-hands down, this is the best belgian pale ale i've ever had. i had almost given up on this style after finding Duvel, La Chouffe, Gnommegang, Don de Dieu, and other to be only mediocre and not very drinkable. this is perfect. i love it.there are no negative side tastes. the only bad thing is that this bottle isn't large enough. i genuinely could drink this all night long.

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: As poured the beer is a clear light apricot gold color with a 2” fluffy off-white had that recedes slowly. Sipping leaves leggy lacing.

Smell: The aromas include fruits, spices, and the yeast. The fruits seem to include apples and apricots but there’s a bit more going on here. The alcohol doesn’t really show in the aromas but there is a bit of caramel from the malt.

Taste: As predicted by the nose, the flavors include fruits, spices and the yeast mingling with the sweetness and light caramel. The fruits are orchard fruits like apples and apricots, the spices seem to be cinnamon and nutmeg permeated with yeast and some bitterness from the hops.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the full-bodied side of medium and both prickly and a bit creamy with the more than ample carbonation. The finish is on the long side of medium and begins a sugary sweetness, tapers off gradually and ends with dry bitterness. There is a bit of heat from the alcohol in the ending.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: With this ABV and the overall level of sweetness, this is definitely a one a night beer. Sipping had to be taken slowly but was a pleasure each time. I’m glad I tried this and look forward to having it again one day and maybe even to getting a few to age a bit. My overall impression is of a beer that pushes the limits and walks the thin line between being too sweet and well balanced. At the moment this is balanced just right for the bitterness to prevent the sweetness from cloying.

Photo of hardy008
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark gold, with a large white head which was 4 fingers high with very good retention and lacing. The aroma is very sweet with candi sugar, apples, and apricots.

This beer has quite a bit of alcohol heat. Sweet with flavors of candi sugar, apples, pale malts, and apricots. There is also a lot of spices, and some nugget hops which attempt to balance out the sweetness.

Full bodied with high carbonation, and a sweet aftertaste. This is a bit sweeter and boozier than I would like it to be, but what did I expect when the abv is 12%? This is still a good beer, and is worth trying if you get the chance.

Photo of Pahn
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.6oz bottle into a wine glass. Bottled 2010.

Appearance: Careful pour yields a two inch fluffy, fizzy white head that dissipates somewhat slowly leaving a puffy ring of lacing. Pours a clear gold and leaves swatches of lacing.

Smell: Bright and yeasty, with mild booziness and fruit (apple, berries). Great development of aroma over time, and beautiful balance. Much better balance than the flavor actually. Most of the notes are indistinct, but they're very pleasant.

Taste: Thick, deep Belgian yeast flavor with a fair amount of spice. Excessive carbonation distracts a bit, but also helps cut the huge, almost cologne-like yeast flavor. Hot but nice finish develops into different flavors like apple, bread, more Belgian yeast. Strong hop bitterness--maybe a bit too bitter given how not sweet the beer is (I suspect this beer would have been a bit more accessible before it started getting so attenuated).

Flavor grows and changes just like a good Belgian strong pale ale should. In general it's very nice, and the hot alcohol really works well (I feel like it's actually bringing out a toasted flavor, which I like). Lots of interesting esters and different flavors popping up (gets kind of lemony eventually), but could definitely be more balanced. The strong American west coast hops used in the beer feel like kind of a weird choice... not that it doesn't make sense "in principle" (I wouldn't even know), just that the beer tastes a bit too bitter given what else is and isn't happening in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied. Arguably overcarbonated (more carbonation than I personally like, but it seemed to be helping the flavor). Nice finish; not too dry, not too sugary.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer, but I can't see myself rushing out to buy another. Interesting flavors... but not harmonious, and honestly not too memorable.

I suppose I could see this beer really blowing some people away if they happen to be looking for just these aspects (heavy bitterness, lots of carbonation, deep development of yeasty flavor), and I *would* seek out more beer by this brewery. For my tastes, though, there's many better (and cheaper) BSPAs available, so I doubt I'll return to this one.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in 2010.

Pours a hazy orange color with a nice 2 inch off-white head that lasts. Very tiny and thin lace strands on the glass on the drink down. Smells of tropical fruits, spices, and yeast. Taste is of malt, candied fruits, spices, and yeast. Extreme level of carbonation here. It seems like this is more carbonated than a soda would be even. Very prickly and fizzy on the throat. I am not sure if it is meant to be this carbonated, but I do not care for this. A bit of alcohol burn on the drink down. Overall, this a good beer but the carbonation is not what I expected from this style.

Photo of MasterSki
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2003 Vintage courtesy of bosse. Served in a Great Northern Brewer's Guild.

A - Pours with a finger of white foam that settles to a thin collar and some filmy haze, and spotty lacework. Hazed bronze body.

S - This is fairly oxidized at this stage. Port and sherry mingle with some spicy esters, honey, candy sugar, berries, and caramel. Very sweet, with well-hidden alcohol.

T - Taste is caramel, vanilla, some light spice, hint of chocolate, some light tannic character and a hint of alcohol in the finish.

M - Medium body, lower carbonation, sticky and chewy. Well-hidden booze.

D - This reaffirms my belief that after enough time most beers start to taste the same. Reminds me a lot of the '04 Westy I had yesterday. Easy to drink 4oz, but I'd rather have this fresh.

Photo of impending
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl into a tulip. Pours a clear light amber orange, towering dense head very slow to recede, clumping froth.

Wonderful spicy aroma, pears, apricots and healthy spices sitting in fresh doughy crust before the oven. A confectioner is nearby. No hint of the high abv. Delicious

WoW big flavor. Sweet with lots of light skinned fruits. Phenols appear then blend away into the finish along with low lying alcohol, yeast and tiny bitters. Alcohol becomes far more prominent with warmth to its benefit. Thick viscous creamy mouthfeel that is prickly none the less.
yes, indeed this is a strong pale!
cheers
jd

Photo of andrewinski1
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Great golden color on this one clear from haze. Looks relatively thick and viscous. The head is not as large as many other De Dolle beers, but it's mighty impressive for a 12% beer; about a half an inch of tiny white bubbles. Champagne like bubbles crawl towards the top of the glass. Very good head retention.

The aroma is a nice balance of sweet candy and spicy yeast. There is a slight hint of bubble gum.

The taste begins with a bit of sweetness and finishes slightly dry. There is a bit of heat in the finish as well. No real stand out flavor here, but the balance is nice and it's very pleasant.

The carbonation is a little sharper than I'm used to for such a strong beer, but it's apt for a strong pale ale, and accentuates the spiciness of the yeast flavor. The beer is as thick as a big stout, but remains drinkable because of the lively carbonation.

Enjoy this one, but not as much as De Dolle's other offerings. It's a very big beer.

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy copper in color and has yeast particles visible floating in suspension. It poured into a snifter glass with a finger high white head that died down very slowly but left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of chocolate, brown sugar and toffee in the nose.
T: The taste is quite malty for the style and is very chocolaty; these flavors become even more apparent as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish has some hints of warming from the alcohol.
D: Considering its strength, the beer is quite easy to drink because the alcohol is well masked from the taste.

Note: 2009 vintage

Photo of TommyW
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Clear, golden body with a thick, white film for a head.

S- Lots of fruity and candied sugar aromas with some medicinal and alcohol aromas as well.

T- Follows the nose pretty well, but the medicinal taste has more of a presence. The alcohol on the tail-end is pretty pretty noticeable.

M- Crisp feel with a medium body.

D- A pretty awesome Belgian strong pale; I'm definitely going to sit on a few of these and see what some age can do to the. Mellowing out the alcohol a bit could make this beer even more incredible.

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