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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
world-class

159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 85
Gots: 58 | FT: 10
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:
De Dolle Stille Nacht aged in Bourdeaux wooden barrels for 25 months.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-13-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

tjmodica, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

sbangs, Jan 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

mrebeka, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

billyshears, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Wowcoolman, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

drewone, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

claspada, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

davewlfpckfan29, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

tom10101, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

kscaldef, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

thebigredone, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of corby112
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, burnt golden orange color with a small bubbly head that immediately settles into a thin, lasting ring.  Minimal spotty lacing left behind.  Looks a bit under carbonated.  

Strong tannins in the aroma with lots of oak and vinous fruit but the barrel character is nicely integrated into the base beer.  Prominent dry, toasted oak but it doesn't smell burnt or have much of a toothpick presence.  Vinous with strong juicy red wine notes.  Barrel character is really nice but doesn't overpower the notes of the base beer.  There's still some sweet malt, peppery spice, booze and dark fruit esters.  

Medium body with slight oxidization but it doesn't interfere or hinder the flavors.  Tight carbonation along with zesty, peppery spices and a really strong barrel presence.  Oak and wine dominate flavor but they are still decently integrated into the flavors of the regular version.  Really nice dry oak flavor but not charred, overly dry or acrid.  Strong vinous red wine flavor that lingers throughout with lots of vinous grape, fig, cherry juice and currant.  There's also some peppery spice and luscious dark fruit from belgian yeast.  I'm also picking up some pale malt, bread, cherry, plum and some faint honey.  The red wine/barrel notes add great flavor but slightly overpowers what I enjoy about the base beer.  The high ABV is excellently masked with subtle heat in the finish but I never would have guessed it was 12%.  Really nice, especially if you like Bordeaux/dry reds but this beer isn't very similar to regular SNR.  

corby112, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ArchEnemyBrew, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of beerpirates
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

75 cl bottle poured into my cantillon tulip glass

beautiful cloudy reddisch/orange/amber colored beer with no head leaving some nice lacing

Aromas of red wine , musty cobwebbs ( like an old cellar ) , oak , sour apple ,
pear ( poire williams ?? ) apricot.

Flavour : fallows the nose : spices, sweet ( vanilla / caramel ) , oak , apple , vinous , red grapes/red wine ( cabarnet sauvignon ) , pear ( poure williams ) , butter ( butter candy's , in Belgium we call them moeder babelutte , butterscotch )

Aftertaste : vinous and red grapes ( cabarnet sauvignon ) ? Butter candy's

Mouthfeel : Low to no carbo, very creamy mouthfeel, full body and a light oily texture.

Overall :Wow what a beer , even with the lack of carbonation this is a real world class beer , that realy dosn't ask for a high level of carbonation , but then offcorse you can't expect to have a nice foamy head .
each sip again you get the full complexity of this beautifull beer , over and over again , only the best of the best can do that !!

This realy live's up the hype !!
Top class !!

beerpirates, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

tsauce2, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

iatethecloudsfor, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Prost76, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle 12,0% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in a wine glass.
2010 vintage

Review number 350.
A massive thanks to Futura and Brabander for sending me bottles of this.

Appearance: Stille Nacht Reserva pours a lightly hazed amber orange, with a few larger particles in suspension. A rough pour yields a massive off white head that lasts reasonably well for the Abv. and leaves some good lacing. A swirl results in light alcohol legs on the glass.

Smell: Wow, this smells very different from what I had expected. The nose is reminiscent of a sour blended with a BSPA notes. I really have no idea where to start with the nose so I think it will be best if I simply list the aromas I noted over the course of the bottle: Overripe apple, citrus (orange), white grapes, oak, a little red wine, lactic sourness, some flanders notes a little caramel, golden raisins and a little alcohol.

Taste: As with the nose, the flavour is very interesting offering sweet honey upfront, but quickly fading in strong sour/Belgian notes including overripe red apples, white grapes, citrus, stone fruits, bready malts, a little oak, flanders notes and a light lactic tartness. As the beer warms a little red wine becomes apparent along with a little booze.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel here is very Belgian, it has a high level of expansive carbonation and a medium-full body with a touch of stickiness.

Overall: Stille Nacht Reserva is a very interesting beer and while I enjoyed it, I felt that there was something that didn't quite work in the combination of sweet and tart. I am however very interested to see how my second bottle will age.

Thehuntmaster, Sep 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

DLucky, Sep 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CypherEnigma, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer is cloudy blonde. The pour results in only a very small white head that dissipates quickly.

Great smell on this one. Lots of oak, red grape and juicy fruit and wine. Smells slightly tart. Also some yeast there as well.

Flavour contains red wine, berries and red fruits. Lots of oak. Bready malts and yeast. A bit tart. Very nice.

Full bodied, moderate to highly carbonated. Some alcohol heat, but not a lot given how strong the beer is. A bit astringent. Nice feel.

Overall, great stuff.

jrenihan, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

millerbuffoon, Aug 21, 2013
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
95 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.