Stille Nacht
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #3
Ranked #3,466
4.18 | pDev: 11.48%
Jul 18, 2023
Mar 25, 2001
Stille Nacht (Silent Night) is a prestige beer from De Dolle Brouwers, brewed for Christmas. It has a very potent beer (12% alc/vol). It has been boiling for many hours, brewed with pale malt with white candy sugar in the kettle. The Nugget hops gives an extra bitterness to balance the extreme sweetness due to the density. The taste triangle is completed with some acidity of the fermentation. It is a very interesting beer to age. We have samples of every bottling we have done so far and aging hasn't decreased the quality of this beer. Keep some samples at 10°C and mark the year on the cap with an alcohol marker. Cheers!!
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Served in a Tulip glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy brown colored body with a white head which comes off very foamy with an initial rise of over one fingers length off the body.

Smell: bland aroma of caramel and malt. It's almost the fermentation smell when you visit a brewery. Not the most pleasant but the worst.

Taste: Complex toffee and vanilla with a mild cinnamon notes. Very addicting taste. Think of barley and honey meshed to with the above to make an addicting brew which is hard to keep down.

Mouth: medium to strong carbonation. Depends how long you let it sit for. Softens a bit after you let it settle. Sticky body which stays with you but not as super potent.

Overall: a gem. Could use tweaking but honestly why mess with something that is not broken. Salud!
Jul 18, 2023
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2022 batch bottle. Sampled out of season on May 20, 2023.

Attractive cloudy looking orange-amber appearance underneath a boisterous, fluffy cream colored head that never quite dissipates. Lacing and legs.

Inviting aromas of Belgian yeast, dark bread crust, banana, grape, nutmeg, coriander, and just a whiff of that 12% alcohol.

Medium to full mouthfeel. Soft and delightful.

Sweet bread and "Belgiany" taste with bread, herbs and spices, maybe brown sugar, tannin, and a warming alcohol bite that keeps it mildly dry at the finish. I am drinking it in May but this is something I would enjoy as much on a cold winter night.
May 20, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
300ml bottle into a Brugges glass. 2018 release so over 4 years old.

Nice looking beer, amber/yellow body with a persistent bright white head. Sweet boozy aroma. Tastes outstanding, warming, fairly sweet with a full mouthfeel.
May 14, 2023
Rated: 5 by myterpsr1 from Maryland

Apr 10, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by TheYeasticandoo from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by T-Hops

Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 3.4 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2023
Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by BigFatOgre1975 from Rhode Island

Dec 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Herbabee from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice to be sampling this seasonal upon the appropriate season... uneventful cap pry, pours a translucent limey-amber hue with effervescent capper, which dissipates into a gurgling ring and mists upon surface, slight but persistent carbonated bubbles abound... nose is of fruity esters and prominent yeasty-beasties... taste is indeed of tart apples, bitter grapefruit as the hop presence asserts itself, underscored by a certain not-domineering sweetness... swish of the tongue is complex, bittersweet, the rather potent ABV jabbing along the gumline... swallow is largely dry and fizzy, light but deep body, and a bittersweet finish as it descends down the throat. I'd easily label this Tripel-ish if under a blind taste test.

For a Holiday ale, i suppose i was expectant of a bit more sugar & spice, but it's quite a nice pairing with this winter chill.
Dec 26, 2022
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
11.6oz bottle. No dating information found.
Cloudy, deep gold colored body. It took three pours, because of the rising head, to empty the bottle. The white head rises and then coalesces to a thick cap and ring.
Aroma of green apple and coriander. Expressive yeast.
Taste is a combination of flavors - dark fruit and green apple, toasted malt, and fruity hops (tangerine and lime). The malts hold the hops in the aftertaste.
Medium plus mouth feel. Has a certain stickiness, along with a sour cleansing bite). The head is forever, very supportive carbonation.
The brew balance allows for a open exploration of the nose and flavors - all of which are well expressed.
Dec 25, 2022
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled and purchased from Beermoth from Manchester city centre
pours a warming if slightly hazy amber body with splatterings of white head
aroma is candied peel
flavour is candied peel
Dec 25, 2022
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Reviewed by jngls from Germany

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2022 vintage. Bottle to wine glass.

L: Pours a murky brownish orange with a huge foamy head. Plenty of very fine yeast sediment floating around.

S: Apple, spices, a bit of cherry and some grassy notes.

T: Green apple and white grapes paired with grassy, herbal notes. Malty and tart at the same time.

F: Very juicy and rather light bodied. Medium carbonation.

O: Great christmas beer with a nice acidic twist. Pretty much what you would expect from De Dolle Brouwers.
Dec 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look is retarded. Gentle pour and im waiting hour for the head to dissipate. Sorry not into it.

Smell. Nice. Fruity esters and belgian yeast. Whats not to like.

Taste - fruity. Everescent. Quintessiential.

Feel - vibrant. Refreshing. Crisp. Bright.

Overall - a very nice beer. Apart from the frothy look of taking a piss in a creek I cant say anything bad about it.
Dec 23, 2022
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pours opaque, dark gold in color with one quarter inch head. Taste is big apples, hay, candied sugar, and Belgian spice. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly sweet. Wow is this great. Excellent combination of funk and sweet. So many layers of flavor. Happy I picked this up.
Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.27 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by 911CROFT from England

May 06, 2022
Rated: 4.66 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Mar 04, 2022
Stille Nacht from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
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