De Dolle Stille Nacht | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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De Dolle Stille NachtDe Dolle Stille Nacht
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Belgium
dedollebrouwers.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alcohol has gone from 8% to 12% in recent years due to better yeast performance; according to Kris Kerteler.

Added by Todd on 03-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,051
Reviews:
515
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
149
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Casey_L
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden orange color with a massive head that slowly fades down to a nice cap that leaves spotty lacing

S: Spicy yeast up front along with some earthiness and light fruity notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the spicy yeast notes and slowly works its way into some fruitiness and light alcohol esters. Finishes with lingering spice and a touch of maltiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. On the softer side

O: A solid winter BSPA with a higher abv. Remains quite drinkable but definitely a sipper

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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wanderingpints
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbertsch
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of unclekeith
3.21/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chippo33
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CoreyC
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 Vintage
A -Huge out of control carbonation.
S - Floral fruity aroma. When the head/carbonation was strong it had a champagne-like aroma.
T - Sweet fruit flavors with more richness than typical for a lighter golden Belgian.
M - Interesting with nice stickiness cut by the heavy carbonation.
O - I liked it a lot, but could do with less carbonation. I plan to age my other three for up to 20 years.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2015 vintage, as stamped on the cap.

Deep gold color, bordering on light amber, and hazy with small yeast particles floating around. A massive white head climbs above the rim of the glass with good retention.

The aroma is both strong and unique. A potent mix of apple cider, overripe banana, butterscotch, alcohol,and clove. It's more complex than I'm giving it credit for but it's thought to describe.

Fruity and spicy flavor with prominent alcohol. The beer has a warming feel to it yet it's not overly difficult to drink. In fact, it finishes slightly on the dry side.

I was really excited to find a bottle of this after having an excellent Arabier on draft a couple of months ago. However, it didn't meet my high expectations. The notes on this beer say it has increased from 8% to 12% ABV over time and I actually think it would be more successful as an 8% beer. The alcohol heat gets in the way a little too much for me. Not a bad beer though. Almost like a spiked spiced apple cider.

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Photo of dprtsk
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 batch, last barrel on tap at the brewery. Phenomenal winter beer.

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Photo of jonj
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allegue04
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Euroglot
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.29/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

2015 stamped on the cap.

Hazed dark gold color, with churning effervescence, and an annoyingly massive and long-lasting white foam head, even with a careful pour. A few small floaters, too. Sloppy, uneven lacing.

Apple cider stands out most in the aroma. Maybe a little pear, doughy malt and yeast in there as well.

Excessively sweet, fruity taste, with some allspice and some nice Belgian yeast. A kiss of alcohol and some slight pepperiness on the backend. Definitely pretty Christmas-like, like an apple pastry, but not all that artfully done to my taste.

Thick, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel with decent carbonation that gives it a little prickliness.

I had high expectations, and from the over-carbonation on, I was pretty disappointed. If you want a convenience store apple pie in a glass, this one's for you.

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Photo of desint
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anteater
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
4.99/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of shelby415
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yalmik
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very strong aan fierce beer.
Heavy alcohol taste but also you can taste every ingredient that is put into this beer.
Warm an gentle as wel, great!

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Photo of Epiktetos
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.12 out of 5 based on 1,051 ratings.
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