De Dolle Stille Nacht | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

De Dolle Stille NachtDe Dolle Stille Nacht
BA SCORE
86.5%
Liked This Beer
4.18 w/ 1,056 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,269
Reviews:
517
Ratings:
1,056
Liked:
913
Avg:
4.18/5
pDev:
11.72%
Alströms:
4.74
 
 
Wants:
120
Gots:
150
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 1,056 |  Reviews: 517
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3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

aroma of fresh leather, light pilsner and fermented grapes
color is a light copper with a thin head that dissipated quickly leaving a slight film
this drinks more like a mead than your average Belgian pale ale. you get a lot of raisin and blackberries and that special b grainy flavor along with a touch of spice that finishes quickly leaving you with a dry finish and not much of an aftertaste
The alcohol is definitely present and warms you up as this is a sipper and not something you would quaff but a treat to be savored.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2012 edition

A lofty, off white head, long lasting and threatening to overflow, tops an extremely yeast-floatie beer of cloudy copper color.

Smell is full of luscious sweet fruit syrup aromas, peach, nectarine, plum join nice spicy and alcohol sweet for a perfume delicious.

Taste is all of the fruits and spice of the nose, plus some really nice vinous components, and the sweet isn't syrupy in the mouth, As it nears room temperature it really starts to shine some herbal and malty complexity, with just a righteous amount of tasty bitter entering into it. Delicious.

Mouthfeel should be cloying and overdone by the sweet fruit flavors, but isn't. Despite look the carb. is med./perfect, the cling is clean, and the finish is just juicy/spicy enough.

Fantastic beer, just superb, really hides the alc., I guessed it at 8%. It's just right in all the ways it tries to be, and they all play well together. Highest recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A deep hazy, golden orange. Poured half a finger of an off white head. Gigantic alcohol legs. A thin film of bubbles stays on top. Big lacing.

Smell: Banana, clove, nutmeg, breadiness, raisins, a baked or sugary aroma.

Taste: Bright yeasty fruitiness. Hard to describe but banana and orange and spices comes to mind. Spices come out more in the middle. Definitely getting clove. Lemon mixes in with the fruit. The breadiness doesn't feel heavy and the high ABV is completely hidden in the taste.

Mouthfeel: Very full but not too chewy, with just enough carbonation.

Overall: An awesome Belgian strong pale ale. Very well balanced between fruit and spice with no booziness.

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De Dolle Stille Nacht from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 86.5% out of 100 with 1,056 ratings
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