Pink Killer - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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Reviews: 60
Hads: 111
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 36.64%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Brasserie de Silly S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: crookedhalo on 12-11-2004

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy orange with a small head of foam and nearly no lacing.

Grapefruit juice is huge in the smell and overwhelms the light spicing I am getting.

Coriander on first sip with the grapefruit juice taking over and not letting anything else shine.

Watery mouthfeel adds to the lack of love that I'm giving this brew.

I love pink grapefruit but come on. (363 characters)

Photo of patre_tim
2.04/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

A: Copper pink and cloudy with red spots within, little spiral of bubbles in the middle of the glass, 4 fingers of pinkish tinged white head that fades relatively fast.


S: Spicy cloves and citrus fruit, perhaps grapefruit but floral and gingerbread like. Think roses and ginger.


T: Rather underwhelming, the watery texture hits you first saying ‘bomb’ with a slightly sweet, ginger kissed, floral kids artificial drink tinged aroma. Then it just finishes flat.


M: Watery with a strange clinging to the tongue with the aftertaste, rather like artificial sweetener.


O: Will give it 5 out of 10. I should have known by the label, but its Belgian, and not to many new choices in my city so I got it. It is what it is. (729 characters)

Photo of smlmeyer
1/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This might be the worst beer I've ever tasted. It tasted like if you mixed some sort of wit with that bright pink grapefruit juice you buy for like a dollar a gallon. As another reviewer notes, it tastes artificial. Entirely too sweet to be grapefruit. Horrendous. My manager suggested that this brewery's beers are often quite sweet and perhaps it's the yeast being used. The smell was intensely fruity. Sweet, fruity. Not citrus. Poured a hazy pink hue. Keep the label and call it Pink Dogsh*t. (496 characters)

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
3.21/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – A golden orange color. Great head, and a fair amount of lacing sticks to the glass. I didn't notice any grapefruit peel floaing in mine as other have noticed. A bit cloudy, but not opaque.

Smell – Smells a lot like grapefruit soda, with an interesting spice that I believe is coriander.

Taste – A sweet grapefruit soda. With spice. No hint of beer or alcohol.

Mouthfeel – Thin, smooth, and sweet. A bit too much like a soda; needs more alcohol.

Drinkability – Fairly easy drinking due to the sweetness. Ok, but not great. (548 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served on-draught into a Pink Killer glass at the Delirium Cafe in Brussels, Belgium. Reviewed from notes taken June 2011. Expectations were above average.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a one finger head of lovely fluffy cream, great thickness, and good retention. Colour is a cloudy pink-red. Unique and intriguing.

Sm: Some cherry and musty floral hops. Very flowery. Incredibly pleasant and appealing. I'm really excited to try this.

T: ...Ugh. Bubblegum, artificial candy, and floral hops, with a bubblegum finish. Artificial and strange. Almost fake. Complex and balanced enough, but poorly built. Ersatz crap. Too sweet. Bleh.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Somewhat complementary of the flavours of the body.

Dr: Easy enough to drink, but priced highly by Belgian standards. The artificial garbage is hard to get over. The best aspect of this beer is by far its exemplary aroma - but overall, the quality is merely mundane. A strange offering from Brasserie de Silly.

High D+ (985 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thanks to duff27 for a pour of this beer.

poured into snifter.

Appearance: Yellow bodied beer with a short lived white head.

Smell: Halls menthol cough drops. orange zest, lemon zest, cherry, and mild grapefruit.

Taste: Very sweet. Cherry Ludens cough drops. Corn cobs, swedish fish candy, tangerines, cotton candy, honey. This beer is really different. Is this beer like candy?

Mouthfeel: Thin, yet strangely syrup like. Almost an oxymoron.

Overall: Just a really different beer. It makes you scratch your head to pick the beer apart. (541 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.23/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Strong aroma has a firm overtone of coriander, as well as malty and orange hints. It pours a somewhat hazy amber with a thick and fluffy white head. Flavor has a malty core and a strong coriander overtone, plus subtle sour orange and grapefruit notes. Smooth, firm texture has plenty of fizz. The label and name give it the appearance of a "chick beer" but one for women who are fierce and in control - not wussy, obsolete "damsels in distress." Guys may enjoy it, too! (469 characters)

Photo of jlindros
2.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Big fizzy 1 finger pink off-white colored head fades semi slowly with a bit of lacing, over super hazy pinkish orange peach colored beer.

Nose is like grapefruit soda, has a ruby red grapefruit juice aroma, fresh squeezed, a light malty sugar and soda like syrup, and a hint of grapefuit like hop.

Taste is as expected, like grapefruit soda. Essentially ruby red and pink grapefruit juice, a bit of tartness and sour rind like taste, juicy and fairly sweet. A bit of carbonation and soda like syrup really gives it the grapefruit soda feel. No real beer aspects at all. Finishes dry with a bitter rind like aftertaste and a bit sticky, with more sugary grapefruit extract taste.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad tasting, but not beer like at all. Just sugary sweet grapefruit, pink and ruby red, a well as a bit of bitter rind and grapefruit extract, and a sour bitter kinda icky aftertaste. (916 characters)

Photo of bnes09
2.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Orange brew with visible bubbles. Minimal head and little lacing.

Bright fruity aroma, tangerines and grapefruit. Fresh piney and floral hops.

This is where it all goes downhill. Flavor is mild and fruity at first with some fresh hop flavor and a hint of ginger. Then the sweetness takes control and catapults the beer into a thick sugary mess. Hops and malt flavor are nowhere near strong enough to restrain this sweet monstrosity.

Feel is just as bad. Medium bodied I guess. Some carbonation. Finishes with a slick, sticky, syrupy texture on the tongue the begs to be washed away with a glass of water (or some better beer for that matter.)

Dreadful. Can't believe I bought this. Should call it "Pink Palate Killer." Avoid at all costs! (743 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
2.88/5  rDev +9.9%
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. (305 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.08/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pink-ish to light orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, sugary, grapefruits and orange like citrus. In the taste, well it is a bit sugary, small tartness of citrus. A smooth and med to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a sugary citrus in the aftertaste. To sugary, I get what they are doing, but overly sweet. (326 characters)

Photo of Zorro
2.38/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Well it's pink! Pink colored beer with a lighter pink colored head.

Smell is sweet and candy like. Smells of grapefruit yes but like the Jolly Rancher candy version of grapefruit. I also get some orange smell from this one.

Starts out very sweet with a grapefruit candy flavor. This has an orange taste to it also. Lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. Yuck do not like this!

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall this is a genuine glass full of crap! If you are looking for a grapefruit candy flavored beer then this is for you and NOT me! (532 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.82/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It is amber with some strong leanings towards orange. It is slightly hazy. It is capped with an inch of off white head.

S - Fresh grapefruit and oranges. Citrus galore.

T - The taste matches the aroma. Tons of citrus with the focus on grapefruit. A lot sweeter than I would have thought.

M - Thin

O - It's actually quite refreshing after mowing the lawn. It is overtly sweet so I don't think I could drink a bunch. (460 characters)

Photo of Squelch
1.9/5  rDev -27.5%
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. (304 characters)

Photo of Kromes
3.1/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Hazy pinkish-orange with no head. Looks like a soda.

S: There is a slight tea-like spice aroma and citrus.

T: There is a coriander and sweet citrus peel flavor.

M: Smooth and silky mouthfeel. very nice.

O: It's interesting. Way too sweet, but the flavor is ok. (267 characters)

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.9/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - bright orange/pink color. Frothy finger of white that fades to an incomplete cover before long.

Aroma - grapefruit juice and coriander. Fairly spicy and refreshing.

Taste - sweet sugary grapefruit syrup. Notes of orange and coriander, but very alcopoppy. Bland finish, not very beery but it does have a faint snap of hops on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - sugary smooth but not excessively so. Carbonated like soda, which is pretty much what this reminds me of, or a wine cooler.

Drinkability - <sigh>...once again, rooked in by marketing and the prospect of a well-known brewery making something interesting. Oh well, I can put away the other one somehow or another. (687 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
1.56/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

11.2 oz bottle courtesy of Dajtai007 against his better judgment, he warned me not to take this with me! I guess I am a glutton for punishment. I cant say I have ever seen a pink belt/collar for the neck label before, thats pretty…well…silly. Pours a vibrant pink-orange hue with lots of cloudiness and a small white head. Not much retention or lacing.

Wow, the coriander and grapefruit are huge! Unfortunately the combination smells like cleaning up puke with some harsh, solventy carpet cleaner the morning after a bangin high school party while the parents are out of town. I dont know if I should drink this, or clean the countertops with it.

Taste is overly sweet, undercarbonated and downright nasty. Its been awhile since I had a drainpour, the garbage disposal must have been whispering sweet nothings in my ear as I went to the beer fridge. The idea is not a bad one, grapefruit and coriander...why not? It just seems that these flavors clash like plaid and diagonal stripes. Thank you Brasserie de Silly, now I wont ever get the inkling to try this combo in a homebrew batch. Yiz to the uck. (1,107 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
1.78/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

My 600th bottle review and contrary to popular trend, I did not solicit anyone's opinion on what it should constitute. My local trade partner, tone77, brought this in a big box o' beers recently and I just get a kick out of seeing it in the reefer, chilling out and readying for a review.

I first had this back when I was at Pitt, over at the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium while the door still opened right onto the bar. Me and Big Mike and his running mate all got a tulip on draft the first night they put it on. I have killed a lot of pink since then and look to kill a bunch more, but tonight, it's coming out of a bottle. My pink ribbon reads, "Save Second Base". Maybe I should wait until October to drink this ... nah.

I have not laughed at a beer in a while, but between the finger of spun cotton candy-colored head and the pinkish-amber beer with NE-quality clarity beneath it, I could not help myself. Yo, Killer, that snarl don't make it with a heart-shaped name tag hanging off of your collar and when you look like a distant relative of the Pink Panther, you aren't scaring anybody. The nose smelled like homemade soap and I was again reduced to hysterical laughter. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full but the coriander did not interact well with the orange peels and grapefruit juice and resulted in a taste like Yardley English Lavender Soap smelled. I was not laughing any more. This was NOT good! Finish had a spiciness that lingered well after the swallow, but I just could not get the taste of soap out of my mouth. Kill this Pink! (1,541 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.87/5  rDev +47.7%
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. (346 characters)

Photo of json83
3.29/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This kind of tastes like a average household spice at first with a slight NyQuil aftertaste, however it's worth a try because it has a unique flavor compared to what I've had in the past.

On the downside, the cost is higher compared to the average import. (257 characters)

Photo of Jmchrz9
1.26/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This beer tastes like candy hearts mixed with medicine. It smells like sour bubblegum or something to that effect. Coloring is actually pink.. which is unusual. Definitely trying to appeal to females with the label, but even as a female.. I thought it was gross. That's all I'm going to say. Not even worth a good review. (321 characters)

Photo of Duff27
1.86/5  rDev -29%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A- Head doesn't last long. Pours a murky pink. Never saw such a thing before.

S- Bubblegum, citrus (grapefruit).

T- What...is...THAT? I have never tasted anything like this before. Having a hard time describing it. Bubblegum maybe at first but then morphs into a few different things mid-swig. Going to check other reviews to see if I can pinpoint...very old Squirt, check. Perfume tasting(?), check. Take everything in your medicine cabinet and turn it into liquid form, check. Vile.

M- Actually the mouthfeel isn't that bad but it was really hard to focus on that while I was drinking Joan Rivers perfume.

D/O- No. Just no. I'd take "Pizza Beer" in a heartbeat over this one. Had about half and...drain-poured for the first time ever. (741 characters)

Photo of htomsirveaux
2.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

11.2 oz. bottle tried 25 Aug 2010. Served in the 0.3 L Unibroue snifter.

Large tight white head with a pinkish cast. Medium carbonation. Somewhat cloudy pinkish amber in color. Smells like vitamin C pills, perfumey, floral and grapefruit. Taste is reminiscent of a bitter Squirt soda. Aftertaste of fake citrus and aspartame. Grapefruity in a bad way. Lingering floral perfuminess. Medium body. Light alcohol.

This beer is just silly... (438 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Smoked salmon pinkish orange with a pale rose petal pink crown of fluffy foam. The name and the appearance match, if nothing else. The head hangs around for a spell, but isn't very capable when it comes time to decorate the glass. An interesting look for what should be an interesting beer.

The aroma is surprisingly pleasant and floral-fruity. It's dominanted by a near equal mix of pink grapefruit juice and orange peel. Coriander spiciness is barely noted. This stuff might actually be okay.

Pink Killer doesn't hold up on the taste buds. It has a solvent-like vibe that would truly be nasty if the ABV was higher. It's also sweeter than it should be, which tells me that the brewers were going after the ladies. Not surprising, given the name and the label.

A puckery grapefruit juicy flavor profile would have been better. Actually, the beer does taste like a grapefruit-added wit, but it doesn't taste well-brewed for whatever reason. These guys are definitely more capable brewers than this.

The mouthfeel is an odd combination of lightness and underlying sugary slickness, with a few uninterested bubbles trying to keep the whole thing afloat. While it isn't a complete shipwreck, the iceberg is fast approaching.

If Brasserie de Silly simply added grapefruit juice to an otherwise well-constructed wit, or even used grapefruity hops, Pink Killer would be better beer. As is, they had to ruin it by adding sugar. I have no doubts that fresher PK is better PK, but I can't see how this is anything but average on its best day. (1,538 characters)

Photo of bigfurrynutz
1.42/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Labeling and title had me try this one at our local gastropub. Sounded good, grapefruit and spices in a wheat beer. This has the taste and aroma of a cleaning product. Definately not a good beer experience. Even the ladies hated it. Safe to pass on the Pink Killer. (265 characters)

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Pink Killer from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
65 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.