De Dolle Stille Nacht - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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4.41/5 rDev +5.8%
2012 bottling. Poured into a Lost Abbey Teku. The pour is very clear and has a lovely coppery-gold color (rather dark for the style). It sports a nice white head of fine foam. Decent retention for such a strong beer. On the nose I get some fruit notes, primarily apples and pears, as well as a little bit of clove.
Medium-full bodied with a nice, creamy feel and a fruity, complex flavor. Up front are loads of rich malty notes, fresh apples, pears, and bananas. At mid-palate I get allspice, ginger, and clove. It doesn't overpower the fruitiness, it just complements it. In the back of the palate is a hint of pepper and a pleasant alcohol warmth, both of which linger nicely.
Oh wow - this is one terrific beer! Rich malt, fresh fruit, baking spices, and warming alcohol all come together perfectly. Anyone who thinks Belgian Strong Pale Ales have to taste like Duvel is in for a shocker if they try this. If I come across another bottle of it, there's not way I'm passing it up. Highly recommended.
02-23-2014 20:24:29 | More by deadonhisfeet
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a hazy reddish orange with fast fading dense white head; streaks of lace on the glass. Smell: pear, buttered toast, caramel, mild spiciness and floral note, dried apricot. Taste: soft pear, white grape, red delicious apple, spice cake and caramel, spicy with sugary pale backing. Fullish bodied, creamy into pillowy carb. Tasty.
01-15-2014 06:10:03 | More by babaracas
De Dolle Stille Nacht from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
93 out of 100 based on 797 ratings.