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De Dolle Stille Nacht | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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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:
#1,302
Reviews:
517
Ratings:
1,056
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
4.74
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
150
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,056 |  Reviews: 517
Photo of IPA35
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy orange. Head is white but disappears quick. But that's because of the glass.

Smells sweet, Belgian yeast, fruits like peach, green apples and citrus. Very nice.

The taste is sweet but the sweetness is balanced by the malts, hops and alcohol. A pleasant balanced taste. Not overly fruity but still rather sweet. As I said, enough hops and grain too. Spice too, and alcohol. Slighly 'raisinish' aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium-thin with plenty of carbonation. Not too easy to drink with this kind of ABV.

Overall a very nice beer.

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Photo of dcurrin
3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of beerdrifter
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers last year this time, so it has about a year of age on it. Hazy yellow-orange pour with two finger head that fades quickly with excellent lacing. Yeasty, fruity Belgian nose with hints of grass, apricots, orange zest, alcohol, and a bit of lemon. Very bold, tart, yeasty, almost medicinal at first sip. Hints of candied fruit, specifically pineapple, along with cinnamon, phenols, orange zest, raisins, and a touch of pepper. Very complex, well balanced and ever changing as it warms. The carbonation is a bit much for me, but the drinkability is crazy for a 12% ABV. It's a sipper for sure, but there's something about this beer that draws you to it. Normally, this would be too sweet for my palate, but for some reason it's not. Can't wait for next weeks O.B.E.R. Kerstbierfestival to get some more!

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Photo of xmorgan
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big but mellow alcohol taste with a warming finish. Hazy orangish reddish colors it pours a big fluffily white head. This is a very good winter warmer as one can easily sit a cold night sipping this in the ice house!

APPERANCE: hazy and orangish red

SMELL: Sweater on the nose then on the taste buds

TASTE: Mellow but bold alcohol taste, with a sweet citrus fruit, slight biter finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of WuKAZUKI
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Ruby/Brown

S - Sick dark ass fruits and caramel

T - Even better. A tid bittle boozy (cocktail-ish), but the flavors are even more rare

O - Perfect christmas brew in my mind. Cereal Worthy definitely. I can imagine this one with christmas dinner. Oh baby

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of cjacobsen
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(A) Pours a hazy light orange with very minimal head.

(S) Orange and other citric acids. Some yeast, wheat and some mild spice.

(T) A lot like the nose. Wheat grass, orange, lemon, citrus and kind of acidic.

(M) Light body. Very carbonated. Acidic. Ends dry

(O) It was good but a little too carbonated for me. I think with some more balance it would be top notch. Definitely doesn't drink like a 12% beer.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big foamy white head on this one with a nice golden colored body. The smell of this beer has some good Belgian yeast aromas with some bread and some spicy notes also. The taste of the beer is nice with a good amount of grainy flavors with some soft banana flavors in there. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth with some light carbonation in there. Overall this beer wasn't too bad, I would like to try it again someday.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Sinatra716
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of uturn
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

De Dolle Stille Nacht from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,056 ratings
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