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De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010

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95
world-class

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 86
Gots: 58 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

De Dolle Stille Nacht aged in Bourdeaux wooden barrels for 25 months.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-13-2012)
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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Pete27lax, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Big thanks to MrKennedy for sharing. Reviewed from notes

Pours a burnished amber, largely clear with a very persistent just off-white head.

Intoxicating (ahem) marriage of Flanders Red and Belgian Strong. Sour cherry, marzipan, figs, woody tannins and mild hints of ethyl acetate.

Body is light and accommodating for the ABV. Jazzy carbonation leads it to a mellow mildly tart conclusion.

Just a fantastic beer and as good as I remember it from 15 months ago. Everything in near-perfect harmony.

spicelab, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 28, 2014
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bobv, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

djrn2, Jun 28, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Vigorous pour gives a few bubbles atop a light amber body, but not much else.

Smell - Wine barrel. Slight acetic aroma. Alcohol. Some sweet caramel malt comes through.

Taste - Sweet up front. Apple fruitiness. Acidic wine notes behind it. Fruity esters all over and wine flavors linger in the finish with a dry oakiness.

Mouthfeel - It's boozy, but less intense than I remember the regular version. Acidic components and sweetness balance very well. Low carbonation.

Overall - Complex and fascinating. Quite different from the original.

Alieniloquium, Jun 16, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and capped offering into an Oerbier oversized wine glass. The brew appears a clear copper huge with a pillow of head that is a bit excessive with white patchy lace.

The initial aroma opens up with a strong smell of malty sweetness that gives way to slight notes of something like acetone mingles with wine barrel vinous tanginess. Some oak and vanilla mix with sulfur and funk towards the back.

The tastes is tart with wine and sulfur with bretty and earthen funk/must. Lots of red wine tanginess with raw barrel - oak and more wine that somewhat imparts a feel of acetone but not quite to the point of being offensive. The belgian yeastiness is felt indicative of the base beer and it's own fruity alcohol driven layers of complexity but significantly bumped and tweaked by the barrel aging.

This is a medium bodied brew with an effervescent and elevated more than what is necessary carbonation. Plenty of alcohol but really masked to the point of being dangerously drinkable. This beer starts off a little awkward around the edges than really evolves and grows on you to the point where the bottle is empty and you want more. By all regards, this beer is very much alive and is completely different from the first time I had it. Based on other reviews of thickness and flatness, that was most certainly NOT the case with my bottle. I really want to revisit this again but based on variation and hints of acetone being present, I dont want to pay the price of admission to this one again.

stakem, Mar 18, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. I had this last night and did not take notes but the experience was memorable enough I feel confident reviewing it today. Thanks to lurkaholic I had this alongside 2010 and 2012 bottles of "regular" Nacht.

The base beer is like nothing I'd experienced really - a unique combination of red and dark fruits with Belgian yeasts. The fruitiness really opened up on the older bottle, it was a full half-mark better. A gentle tartness added to the impressive complexity.

Then enter the Reserva with bold notes of oak and wine on top of all that. Sweet, port like wine texture and flavour. Just awesome!

JasonLovesBeer, Mar 09, 2014
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De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.