Stille Nacht (2018) De Dolle Brouwers
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), boiled for five hours, brewed with pale malt with white candi-sugar in the kettle. The Nugget hops and dry hopping 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 beautiful beer to age, with layers of complexity evolving over time.
De Dolle is probably my favourite Belgian brewery outside of the Trappist scene. This is a masterpiece, but if you prefer something darker Oerbier is amazing!