De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 | Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers

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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
Ratings:
200
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
66
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of BenBreeg
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of samEBC
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -7.6%
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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Photo of DefenCorps
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A truly special beer. Shared last night with Brian.

A light ruby red with a small head with decent retention, this beer looks great. The nose is just exceptionally layered and structured. There's dark fruit by way of cherries, a little bit of date, a wonderful red wine character, fruity, mildly earthy, soft and full, a brilliant funk, an earthy and mildly spicy note and finally, a wonderful malt complexity with layers of chocolate, dark caramel and buckwheat honey. The oak and the wine are seamlessly integrated here. The palate opens bright and fruity, vinous and earthy, rich and complex. Flavors of cherry cordial, chocolate, buckwheat honey, a light mushroom funk, earth, and a brilliantly integrated red wine character are present. The Bordeaux character is singular, reminding me of the Bush des Nuits in it's complexity and structure. The funk is mild and mellow. With s long, soft finish with lingering chocolate, cherry and red wine, this beer is exceptional.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a reddish color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with great retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of vinous notes with some malt notes also discernable. Taste is an incredibly well balance mix of flavours including some vinous notes with some oak, tart, malt with some residual candi sugar notes and some dark fruits notes. Body is full with excellent carbonation. I had concerned the bottle might have been a bit too old but I should not have worried.

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Photo of stevoj
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle thanks to Toby. Murky brown pour, initial beige head fades. Immediate fruity nose, plums, prunes, raisins, yeasty, wooden notes. Taste is more of the same, some quad, some dubbel, with more of the wine and barrel notes in evidence. nice lingering flavor and gentle warmth.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 55 degrees into some over-sized crystal stemware
bordeaux barrels x25 months...then 5 or 6 years in a cellar
Opened the cap and found some juicy funk between the cap & cork. Cork was a moderately difficult to extract. Once the cork was removed, carbonation crept towards the top, but there was no gush. The beer poured a clear, light amber with a good amount of fluffy off-white head that laces and stays a thin blanketing throughout drinking. The nose is alcohol & acetone, wine barrel, bread, caramel, and pennies (which disappeared quickly). The taste was yeasty and sweet and a hint of apples. However, the beer's rounded, yeasty, lactose-like sweetness quickly transitions into tannic bitterness and a puckering dryness. It's well carbonated, but still sits heavy on the palate - the beer tastes old, APPLE CIDER, don't know what else you want me to say. I'm pleased with how well the beer's held up, despite initial dissatisfaction. The beer's held onto its big, bready Belgian base and played nicely with the bordeaux oak and oxygen in the bottle.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
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 Kelp
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange in color. Fairly hazy in appearance. Caramel, wine and oak. Tannic and slightly tart. Sips smooth with the lower carb. This is pretty awesome.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ptrck_nl
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vonnegut21
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smi69
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with some friends at Lost Nation. Nice redish hue. Tart. Sweet. Lots of wine flavors coming through. Oak. A dryness that one likened to walnuts. Almost barleywine-esqe due to some oxidation. Really nice complexity. The alcohol is there but it was not hot at all. Some loved it (me being one). some liked it but did not love it, and another did not like it at all due to what he said was a prune like taste. Overall, would bang again.

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Photo of Dicers
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HookemHoos
3.03/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly tart, not my favorite for this one.

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Photo of BeerThursdays
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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