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Silvius - Boom Island Brewing Company

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boom Island Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 01-12-2012)
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joh02034

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-02-2013 20:22:49 | More by joh02034
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev +6.8%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with stark white head and some decent lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast, mostly of the fruity and spicy variety. Some biscuit. Not much hops in the nose.

Taste: Biscuit and toast backbone with definite yeast characteristics - pretty spicy and fruity. Hops are light on the finish, mostly floral with a touch of citrus. Slightly tart.

Feel: Moderate carbonation with a medium body. Very dry.

Overall: Nice Belgian Pale Ale. Probably not worth the money, but enjoyable
Nonetheless.

12-20-2013 22:46:03 | More by bsp77
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from corked 750 ml bottle into a Sam Adams perfect Pint glass. No dating visible.

Appearance: Pours a bright and hazy golden amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge six fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Sweet caramel malts that are very toasted smelling. Hints of biscuit and crackers. Hops are very grassy and give somewhat of a vegetable like smell. Light hints of citrus orange lingering. Kind of a odd aroma.

Taste: Like the nose, lots of bready and sweet caramel malts giving a cracker and biscuit like taste. Moderate presence of hops that are very grassy and some what spicy in a herbal way. It does have a little of that vegetable taste but it isn't enough to be offensive or undrinkable. Nice balance of hops and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the lower side. Creamy and very smooth. Could use some more carbonation.

Overall: An ok take on a pale ale. It needs work on the carbonation and veggie like tastes, but its pretty drinkable.

05-19-2012 02:23:40 | More by MattyG85
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -16.9%

Poured from a large 750 ml bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with no foam at all, so no lacing either.

Smell: Malty and slightly sweet with a little light fruit from the yeast. Little or no hops detected. Smells like a Belgian Witbier more than anything else.

Taste: Much like it smells. A decent malt-forward flavor and an interesting yeast gives it a little subtle spice and fruit. But it's missing carbonation really detracts from the flavor. It is almost flat.

Mouth feel: Very little carbonation, pretty much flat and lifeless. Finishes semi-dry on the tongue. A little carbonation (or even SOME carbonation) and crispness would really help this beer.

Overall: Has some decent flavors, but the lack of carbonation really detracts from the overall impression. I have to wonder if this beer was rushed to market before it could fully carbonate. I would like to try one on tap to see the difference.

(Update 1-30-2012: The second bottle of Silvius I opened, bought at the same time as the one opened on 1/15/12, was also flat. Not just low carbonation....flat. I hope they get this problem resolved in the future, because it could be a decent beer with the right carbonation.)

01-14-2012 04:15:39 | More by ChopperSmith
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djschnabel

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-25-2012 00:40:48 | More by djschnabel
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -14.1%

Big thanks goes out to MBrausen for sending me this one for the sole purpose of being able to tick it! Served from bottle into a Samuel Smith imperial pint. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. It maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, wheat, and subtle fruity hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, wheat, subtle bitter hop, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a fairly average brew. Nothing on this one really stood out at all to me which was kind of a letdown. There just didn’t seem to be very much going on in this one. This did make it easy to drink, but definitely didn’t help with it being enjoyable. Worth trying if you get the chance, but not the best Pale Ale I’ve had.

02-05-2012 17:18:54 | More by thagr81us
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StPaulSchmitty

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-02-2014 04:28:39 | More by StPaulSchmitty
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

750ml into snifter.

Pours a cloudy dark honey color. Two finger cream colored head.

Nose: Burnt popcorn, charcoal, light vegetalness, slight honey. Pretty offensive nose for some reason, can't quite put my finger on it.

Taste: Burnt vegetables (green beans?), honey malt, aspirin bitterness, clean finish with only a slight burnt vegetable taste lingering.

Overall this was kind of a gross beer. The taste wasn't terrible after you got past the initial burst of burnt vegetables, but I almost wanted to stop drinking it for fear of getting sick or something. The first bottle I got of this was totally flat, and this one was pretty offensive. Will keep tabs on these guys in hopes that they improve this beer, but haven't been impressed so far.

03-05-2012 07:38:12 | More by syrupjoe
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drop6301

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-24-2013 05:21:36 | More by drop6301
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-18-2013 20:29:26 | More by Wetenkamp
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Boomstick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

02-09-2014 20:29:33 | More by Boomstick
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-25-2014 16:47:13 | More by billhelm
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-07-2014 05:42:27 | More by Kurmaraja
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-03-2013 03:52:47 | More by sparx1100
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev +2.8%

Corked and caged 750 mL bottle. Hazy, honey orange pour with a light foamy head. Not much lace, but a persistent skein remained.

Smell is light and malty, a bit biscuity.

Taste is a pleasant melding of light fruitiness, lightly citric hop initially, then a toasty, biscuit, caramel malt. Very lightly sweet, but essentially dry and finishes fairly clean.

Medium light body, lightly creamy with prickly carbonation. Belgian yeast elements prominent during finish.

Overalls, good beer, flavorful, easy to drink.

05-20-2012 05:25:47 | More by JackieTH
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-02-2012 15:04:42 | More by doucmehu
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-03-2012 06:04:56 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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elec

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-11-2014 01:32:45 | More by elec
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herman77

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-04-2012 14:46:03 | More by herman77
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-29-2013 22:44:07 | More by zeff80
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

01-13-2014 19:59:57 | More by mattmarka1
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-27-2012 03:54:41 | More by jsprain1
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Richardbcoffin

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-29-2014 12:28:33 | More by Richardbcoffin
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Ross_Haddow

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

07-27-2013 23:09:07 | More by Ross_Haddow
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

Appearance - Rusty orange, cider-like

Aroma - Fresh ripe banana bread

Taste - More dry than I expected and lightly hopped. Banana bread aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light with a lingering buttery finish.

Overall - Very good beer for the brand new Boom Island brewery. I am excited to try the others and also to see what's next in the coming years.

01-27-2012 01:19:07 | More by Hopstout
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Silvius from Boom Island Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.