De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
BA SCORE
93.5%
Liked This Beer
4.3 w/ 200 ratings
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Belgium
dedollebrouwers.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
De Dolle Stille Nacht aged in Bourdeaux wooden barrels for 25 months.

Added by MasterSki on 12-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
200
Liked:
187
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
10%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
65
Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 38
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3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Steve for this. The woody/dark fruit flavours are excellent. A seriously complex beer.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7%

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Photo of Bugs318
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: cloudy orange copper, no head to speak of.
S: fermenting fruit and vinous. Loads of must and grape notes. Decent wood quality. Fruit notes are barrel forward not yeasty. Smells a bit hot.
T: similar to nose, quite musty Less barrel here. There is a grape sweetness in the middle and the same to the end coupled with some ethanol, but fairly well hidden on palate for 12%. Hints of sherry notes.
M: nice chewy body, though nearly flat.
O: though a fine beer, not worth the hype, though it could be flatter and altered with age.

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Photo of stakem
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and capped offering into an Oerbier oversized wine glass. The brew appears a clear copper huge with a pillow of head that is a bit excessive with white patchy lace.

The initial aroma opens up with a strong smell of malty sweetness that gives way to slight notes of something like acetone mingles with wine barrel vinous tanginess. Some oak and vanilla mix with sulfur and funk towards the back.

The tastes is tart with wine and sulfur with bretty and earthen funk/must. Lots of red wine tanginess with raw barrel - oak and more wine that somewhat imparts a feel of acetone but not quite to the point of being offensive. The belgian yeastiness is felt indicative of the base beer and it's own fruity alcohol driven layers of complexity but significantly bumped and tweaked by the barrel aging.

This is a medium bodied brew with an effervescent and elevated more than what is necessary carbonation. Plenty of alcohol but really masked to the point of being dangerously drinkable. This beer starts off a little awkward around the edges than really evolves and grows on you to the point where the bottle is empty and you want more. By all regards, this beer is very much alive and is completely different from the first time I had it. Based on other reviews of thickness and flatness, that was most certainly NOT the case with my bottle. I really want to revisit this again but based on variation and hints of acetone being present, I dont want to pay the price of admission to this one again.

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4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 from Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Beer rating: 93.5% out of 100 with 200 ratings
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