Stille Nacht
WE RATE IT: 4.25 / 5
Stille Nacht or, in English, Silent Night, is more associated with the Christmas carol rather than beer. The only way you'd stay silent about it is if you drank too much.
Brewed in Esen, Belgium by Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
December 14, 2020

Stille Nacht Review

Stille Nacht or, in English, Silent Night, is more associated with the Christmas carol rather than beer. The only way you'd stay silent about this, though, is if you drank too much of it.

Stille Nacht bottle and pour

It's certainly a beer that you could only have one or maybe 2 of a night, but by the fireside on a cold winter's evening it's the perfect way to warm up.

Belgium is known for it's ales and strong ones at that, and with Stille Nacht coming in at 12% ABV it's certainly one to take caution with, but it's very satisfying too.

Stille Nacht: Taste Test

The aroma is malty with a lot of sweetness there too, which is unsurprising as it's brewed using white candy sugar in the kettle along with the pale malt.

It pours a gorgeous deep amber colour and similar to trappist beers, it has quite a sharp and unrefined bite to it at first. This soon fades into a sweetness though that's almost sour, with the malt balancing it nicely as well as a touch of bitterness.

Stille Nacht untappd review Adam

The bitterness comes out more in the aftertaste but it's subtle enough to not be overpowering, striking the ideal balance between bitter and sweet despite being a monster at 12%.

Stille Nacht: Bottle Notes

The bottle features a scene from the Flemish wintery countryside, with evergreen trees in amongst a snowscape.

It's clearly a silent night, with a twilight sky above a smiling snowman who is presumably holding a glass of this fine elixir. No wonder he's smiling.

Stille Nacht bottle

The lettering is a little complicated to work out, and not just because it's in Belgian. It's an unusual font, but adds to the festive effect of the label which is undoubtedly wintery.

Buy Stille Nacht Belgian Ale

It's a difficult one to find online and we got it from local bottle shop Beer Central, but there are some places to get your hands on it digitally.

Check out Hop Burns Black where you can pick up a bottle for £6.50.

By Adam
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.

Beer Nutrition

Alcohol
12%
Brewery
Brouwerij De Dolle Brouwers
Vessel
Bottle
Size
330ml
Beer Bio
Bitter, sweet, acidic
Style
Strong Belgian Ale
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