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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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 86
Gots: 59 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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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.

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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!

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, sherry, port, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour dark fruit, caramel, and dessert wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice wine barrel aged presence that comes through especially well in the aroma.

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De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.