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Pink Killer - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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BA SCORE
63
poor

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 36.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Silly S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: crookedhalo on 12-11-2004)
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Reviews by phillybeer7779:
Photo of phillybeer7779
1.1/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay glass. Appearance is the strong suit of the beer, as it is an interesting pinkish orange with some haziness. Every other aspect of the beer is tainted by the fact that it smells and tastes like ammonia and medicine with some grapefruit thrown in. I managed to finish my half of the bottle, but that was enough for me. Not recommended.

phillybeer7779, Aug 16, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of Rasputin
4.22/5  rDev +63.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at Delirium in Brussels

I have to say up front that I don't normally drink fruit beers, especially ones w/the word "pink" in the name. However, Delirium's menu gave this a strong recommendation, so I gave her a go.

Man, was I pleasantly surprised. I spent two weeks back-packing throughout Europe, and this beer made the strongest impression on me.

A - pink-ish, with tiny bits of grapefruit floating in it. That's not a bad thing, but took some getting used to.

S - grapefruit, but not at all in the hoppy way we beer geeks are used to.

T - grapefruit all the way. Not too much. Do you like the taste of grapefruit? If so, you'll probably like this. If not, stay the hell away. It was a warm night, which probably helped.

M - average. Nothing all that notable.

D - excellent. I could have had more, but had to go.

Final note: I found a bottle of this stuff in Switzerland and pounced on it. Can't put my finger on it, but it wasn't as good. Certainly not the "worst beer I've ever had" as others here have said. If you have a choice b/t tap and bottle, go tap all the way. I can only guess that this stuff doesn't hold up well w/travel, as everyone who had it here in the US seems to revile it.

Rasputin, Jun 26, 2008
Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +45.3%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of andrewdanks
3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

andrewdanks, May 30, 2014
Photo of kb199
4.1/5  rDev +58.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent Wit, with a very unique grapefruit flavor. I had this at the beginning of the night, so the grapefruit seemed rather strong for my taste. However, later on, I had another, and the grapefruit meshed very nicely with the slight spiciness. Creamy and beautiful in the mouth, with a decent head. Overall, a great beer.

kb199, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of dmk91
2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

dmk91, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
1.4/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours with the fizzy sound of a soda pop and a hazy glowing ruby orange body with a pink bubblegum head that is soon gone. There are lots of tiny bubbles that race up the sides of the glass.
S- The smell of hair permanent and chemical fruit is strong and covers all other aromas that might be in there.
T- This beer has a flavor of cough syrup with medicinal coriander and camphor quality. The finish is a medicinal grapefruit quality with a cough drop finish that lingers.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a full fizz an alcohol cough syrup heat on the exhale after each sip.
D- This beer is a mess. I didn't get any flavors that might resemble malt or hops or yeast out of it. Everything tasted artificial and chemical.

rhoadsrage, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of AdrianMendez
2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

AdrianMendez, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of ggaughan
3.13/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I obtained this bottle from a Belgian beer website. I thought it would be interesting to try because of the name and the obvious ingredient, pink grapefruit. This beer poured a orangish, pink color with active carbonation and a light pnk head. The killer has a big aroma of grapefruit and some malty sweetness. The taste is an odd syrupy grapefruit taste that is interesting but not the kind of beer that I would sit down and have a few of.

ggaughan, Feb 20, 2006
Photo of DruC4
2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Metalmonk
3.55/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer has suffered lots of abuse from people who can't take it seriously. So I had to at least see what all the fuss was about.

The head is surprisingly un-pink, but a bubbly sea-foam white, but with poor retention. The color is a dirty orange with a slight red tint.

The aroma is strong, smelling exactly like newly-sliced pink grapefruit, and in this department it does its job well. There's no question what this beer is all about with one simple whiff. Heavy on the perfume side of things, it's a nice smell, but a one-trick pony with no character other than that one defining aroma.

Flavor-wise, it's actually better than expected, and better than my initial sip of a couple weeks ago. It's well-done and achieves what it sets out to do. But who demanded grapefruit-flavored beer anyway? It gets some credit for tasting more natural than artificial, but the Fruit Stripe-gum flavor can be a bit cloying after awhile. (Hint: sip it and sip it slow.) Fellow BA melbatoast93 was with me at the Silly brewery when I first tried this, and he rightly nailed the flavor as resembling Fruit Loops cereal.

Mouthfeel is luckily not overly-fizzy, which could seriously hurt this beer. It maintains a succulent creaminess that's quite enjoyable.

Heck, as the glass empties, I find myself being strangely attracted to this Fruit Loopy concoction. Not something I'd want every day, but a relatively harmless novelty that's actually not as bad as some have made it out to be.

Metalmonk, Sep 26, 2006
Photo of mattfancett
2/5  rDev -22.5%

mattfancett, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

Ciocanelu, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of adamcthomp
2/5  rDev -22.5%

adamcthomp, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
1.48/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Brew made with coriander, orange peels and grapefruit juice.

Pours a clear orange amber with a nice white head that quickly fades.

Nose is wonderful - pure grapefruit/lemon citrus. Doesn't smell like beer; smells like lemonaid but so what? Smells good (but..not beer so graded down a bit..no real "beer" character).

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation. Balance is so far "out there" that one can't really talk about balance for this one.

Flavors are so tough to handle that it makes drinking this (even tasting it) rather difficult. Tastes live a sugar sweet grapefruit soda that someone poured a beer into. Hard to drink; hard to catagorize and not very appealing. No idea what you drink it with or why, really, you'd drink it at all. Super sweet; out of balance and with wacked out and weird flavors.

Very different, if nothing else. A good candidate for a tasting of weird/crazy looking bottles with weird beer!

This is one on which you might wish to pass. Not really a beer drinking experience as much as a "weird soda" experience. Just my opinion.

GRG1313, Aug 27, 2010
Photo of Swift989
3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

Swift989, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of neuner2000
4.45/5  rDev +72.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very Suprised. Not a Fruit Beer fan. This beer was very light (like a normal wit) with a great grapefruit finish. A little sweeeter than I normally like, but great for a summer beer. I tried at Delirium Cafe in Brussels and I had to order some online when i got back home.

neuner2000, Aug 19, 2008
Photo of gillagorilla
3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

gillagorilla, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.83/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy pinkish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is bursting with grapefruit, coriander is also present. Taste is also grapefruit up front, some coriander, a bit sour, a touch of bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall I found this to be an interesting and enjoyable beer.

tone77, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of nyrblue2
2.75/5  rDev +6.6%

nyrblue2, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.2/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle: Poured a pink (very similar to grapefruit juice) beer with medium head and no real retention. Grapefruit is the only thing that is discernable. Taste is utterly horrible with some chemical juice that has very little resemblance to actual grapefruit. Another bad syrup base beer from Belgian. You gotta wonder how this county can produce some of the finest beer and the world and also such crap beer as that one.

Phyl21ca, Mar 04, 2005
Photo of enelson
1/5  rDev -61.2%

enelson, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of peabody
4.3/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a really clouldy pink grapefruit color with 1/2 finger of white suds and not a lot of lacing.
Smell is a wonderful sour fruit smell. Kinda like cherry and grapefruit rind mixed together with a sour tart thrown in for good measure.
Taste is very odd. The first flavor is sweet perfume and dry talcom powder. Sugar is here and then a sweet fruityness finishes it off.
Mouthfeel is a bit sticky which is just fine by me. The sticky stays with the palate for a long time.
Drinkability is good here because while it might be a little sweet and sticky, it's very refreshing and would probably pare well with chocolate and Icecream.

peabody, May 16, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
2.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy pink with a decent head. Smell was over the top fruity. The taste was as well. For some reason I thought this would have been a bit more mellow. Slight citrus in the finish, but all I really could get out of this was the way over the top grapefruit. Won't be going back to this anytime soon.

mikesgroove, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of Squelch
1.8/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Cloudy pink with no head.

Smell: best part of this beer. Sweet cirtus aromas.

Taste: Nailpolish. Pepto Bismol. Horrible horrible horrible. STAY AWAY.

Mouthfeel: I can't feel anything due to the horrible horrible taste.

Overall: While it smells appetizing, the taste is artificial. Avoid.

Squelch, Aug 06, 2011
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Pink Killer from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
63 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.