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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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BA SCORE
95
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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
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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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served alongside the standard Stille Nacht 2010.

The beer is orange with a thin white head. Aromas of wine, barrels, musty basement, well water, mineral. Beautiful flavor. So smooth and graceful. Lovely wine character. Alcohol is disguised so elegantly, one could drink this too quickly. Lovely.

Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of HopHead84
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

01/25/2013

Bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Very dark orange with two inches of bubbly white froth. Just a little lacing.

S: A complex marriage of bready and caramel malts with Belgian esters that are redolent of grape and plum. Pronounced woody notes blend with lactic and tart characteristics. There's a bit of floral character with apricot flesh and pit. Leather and almonds are evident.

T: Tart and very vinous with notes of raisin, unripe grape skins, and unripe plum. Very woody and tannic with a bit of buttery oak and leather. Bread blends with Belgian yeast, a firm lactic presence, and a light sweetness. There's a little vinegar in there as well. The finish is tannic, woody, dry, and lightly tart with some astringency and lots of unripe dark fruit. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Full body with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry, tannic, sticky, and smooth with some warming.

Overall: A big and complex Belgiuming that's nice now, but will most likely benefit from extended aging (very rare for a beer). Recommended, but I wouldn't overextend yourself more than you already have in the name of advocacy to try it.

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of drummermattie02
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of xnicknj
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

750mL bottle into taster - thanks rob

Bright reddish pour with cherry hues and a thin layering of off-white head. Dissipates into some spotty lacing on the glass with wispy film.

The nose is a swirling mix of spicy Belgian yeast, dark fruits, oak and red wine. Earthy vinous notes with alcohol warmth, slight tartness and cherry.

A spike of sour and sweet up front, followed by a plethora of dark fruits. Extremely complex red wine notes from the Bordeaux with soft leather, oak, vanilla and ripe fruit. Soft notes of cherry and spicy yeast with a continuing tartness. Balanced, nuanced and fascinating, finishing with soft warmth.

Medium body and carbonation, soft and dry on the tongue. This is truly one of those rare beers that's so difficult to describe, thanks to the multitude of flavors and scents that radiate from the glass while drinking. I'd like to get another bottle and sit with it for 2 hours+ to really immerse myself in what De Dolle created with this.

Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of AgentZero
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of AlexFields
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Opened at TN whales tasting 3/16/2013. Thanks to Photekut for sharing.

Pours a pretty amber color, not much of a head but still attractive.

Smells crazy sugar sweet like butterscotch or rum soaked candy, wow, not at all what I was expecting. I smell no dryness or brett or anything. Nose is just amazing.

Taste has the same sweet candy thing but subdued, and also has a dry and slightly tart bretty wine character. Hints of ketchup. Soft and subtle, definitely more sweet than dry/tart.

Mouthfeel is very soft and nice, no alcohol heat at all, could use a bit more carb but that's what you get for two years in a barrel.

I expected this to be way more dry and vinous, it really surprised me, but it's damn good. I can imagine it will be even better after a few years in the bottle.

9.1/10

Photo of sweemzander
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Jwale73
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Raisiny, vinous and malty with a pleasant oxidation.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.38/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

pour is hazed ruby red with orange edges and a foamy off white head. Nose is a mixed malt, caramel, burnt brown sugar, and light musk, some tart green apple, hint of wood and faint touch of red wine. Taste still has a touch of that burnt caramel, a touch papery, green apples provide a pleasant taste mid palate, yeast bill behind, faint oak and maybe a touch of juicy red wine and a hint of tartness. Body is heavy, soft carbonation, very smooth and easy to drink.

Photo of popery
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of woosterbill
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Huge thanks to Tony for sharing this alongside SNR 2000, as well as regular Stille Nachts from 2010 and 1984 (the last of which came to me courtesy of beerpirates). Incredible tasting.

A: Clear copper body with a 1/2" of frothy off-white head. Good retention and great lace. Excellent.

S: Lactic tartness, dry oak, cherry skin, vanilla, and apricot pit. Rich, deep, and perfectly balanced. Enchanting.

T: Follows the nose perfectly. Rich, complex, vinous, tart, fruity, oaky, and generally awesome. Clean, tannic finish. A touch of booze on the aftertaste is the only flaw, but it's to be expected at 12%. Delicious.

M: Lively, creamy medium body. Perfect carbonation.

O: What a beer. It's not quite like anything I've had before, and that just makes me wish that there were more beers like this out there for me to drink. Definitely one of the most complex beers I'v ever had, and yet so well balanced as to seem effortless. If only it weren't so rare and expensive, I'd want to drink it all the time.

Cheers!

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of FosterJM
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1748th Review on BA
Bottle to Cervoise
25.4 oz bottle

@Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL
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App- Out of the bottle this was a very interesting color. It was a bit copper with oranges, yellows and gold. A little tinge of red was intermixed into the glass. This was more like a wine with the bordeaux color coming out and creating a creamy off bubbly pour. The head was there and gone without an cling or lace.

Smell- The wine on this takes over for days. The aroma is of the oak intermixed with the grapes and then if you add a little bit of vanilla and some sangria and even more of a tannic aroma from the skins. Quite lovely. A bit dry and lactic and tart to round it all out.

Taste- Im a little taken a back by how good this was. I really wasnt expecting to love this as much as I did. When this first opens up it has a bit of apricot flavors with a little bit of pit behind it. Then it moves into a little bit of oak and tannic flavors. The wine then takes over and give a little bit of a grape juice flavor with some skin flavor. A balance beer for sure. The flavor lends itself to a little bit more of than what it is with the Belgian flavors. Old ale? Brett? Pale Ale? A great mix for sure.

Mouth- A bit lacking in the feel department. The beer itself is a medium body with a bit of a still medium carbonation behind it. The residual flavors are that of oak, booze, caramel, wine and grape skins.

Drink- One of the few beers I havent minded paying the price for. What a great beer. I was sad to see this one finish in my glass. I would love to trade for another one. Dont see that happening anytime soon.

Photo of Holland
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -7%

De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.