Beer #45 Stille Nacht 2005

De Dolle Stille Nacht

Name: Stille Nacht

Style: Belgium Strong Dark Ale

Brewery: Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers  website

Country: Belgium

Region:  Esen

ABV: 12.00% (2005 was 12%, other vintages might vary)

How served: 330ml capped bottle poured into an Oerbier glass.     

My Overall Opinion: Amazing

I paired this beer with: nothing.

Tasted on: Wednesday December 09, 2009.

Note:  This is a 2005 Vintage.  This beer held up very nicely, in fact I think it improved a little with age.  As you can see there was still a lot of carbonation left in this on.  The head you see in the glass was from a slow and careful pour.  This beer is made by one of my favorite Breweries.  Not only do I love their beers, but I think the art works on their labels are great.  In fact I like this brewery so much I made a beer travel company just to visit their brewery.  Next October I have very limited number spaces for VIP guests to travel with me through Belgium on a Beercation of a lifetime.  Check out Bon Beer Voyage for more information.

From their website:  Stille Nacht (Silent Night) is a prestige beer from De Dolle Brouwers, brewed for Christmas. It has the highest density of any Belgian beer (27°Pl). It has been boiling for many hours, brewed with pale malt with white candy sugar in the kettle. The Nugget hops gives an extra bitterness to balance the extreme sweetness due to the density. The taste triangle is completed with some acidity of the fermentation. It is a very interesting beer to age. We have samples of every bottling we have done so far and aging hasn’t decreased the quality of this beer. Keep some samples at 10°C and mark the year on the cap with an alcohol marker. Cheers!!

This is the 14th of my daily Christmas/Winter beers which I will be having until Christmas.  There are now only 15 more beers until Christmas!