De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 - Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle shared with friends at Local Option. Served in a snifter.
A - White foam settles to a thick collar, leaving behind spotty lace. Hazy amber body.
S - Huge jammy red wine flavors mingle with vinous oak, fruity esters, and caramel malts. There's a bit of toffee and dough to round out the malt bill as well, and not a trace of alcohol. I don't get the massive brett character that I noticed in the 2008.
T - The taste is again a nice mixture of vinous oak barrel, fruity yeast, bready malts, berries, stone fruits, and caramel. Super smooth considering the 12% ABV, and delightfully well-integrated. Smell and aroma are more of a 4.25, so I split the difference.
M - Medium-full body, light wine tannins and oak in the texture, lower carbonation, and no obvious alcohol. Goes down really smooth and easy.
D - I think I liked the wild '08 a bit more than this, but the '10 vintage is still quite excellent and gives some hints as to what the '00 might have tasted like way back in the day. Should age gracefully for a number of years, but ready to drink right out of the gate.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 03:55:39 | More by MasterSki
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.