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Pink Killer - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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Reviews: 61
Hads: 113
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 26.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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 GRG1313
1.55/5  rDev -40.8%
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. (1,077 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.24/5  rDev -52.7%
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. (419 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 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 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 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 chinchill
2.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle

This is a very strange beer: strange name, strange label, a little strange looking, a very odd aroma and flavor. The aroma is not unattractive but does not invite consumption. Fruity, floral and, suggestively at least, medicinal.
Artificial flavorings? Candy-like for sure.

O: recommend take a small serving (e.g., bottle share). (351 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 Stinkypuss
1.87/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Sampled this one on tap.

Appearance: hazy and pinkish yellow in color. Like a carbonated pink lemonade.

Smell: Hugely aromatic, but not so much in a good way. Smells chemical and medicinal.

Taste: Follows the nose, some wheat elements and copious amount of artificial fruit flavoring. Kind of a mess.

Mouthfeel: Lighter bodied with a lingering grapefruit/chemical flavor that is very off putting.

Drinkability: Very low, drainpour quality. It would take an extraordinary circumstance to have me drink this beer again. Pass. (529 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 rhoadsrage
1.46/5  rDev -44.3%
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. (788 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 beertunes
2.11/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into Chalice. Poured with minimal head and slightly more lacing. A light orange color. A strong sticky-sweet aroma. The aroma is very fruity, maybe strawberryish? The flavor is different than the aroma lead me to expect, not as fruity, no strawberry taste. The flavor is still sweet and slightly sticky. I'm not finding any particular flavors that stand out. More body than I anticipated, but a little thin for my tastes. Too sweet to have more than a couple at a sitting. This beer is not horrible, but now that I've had it, I don't think I need to have it again. (571 characters)

Photo of Gobzilla
3.57/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a: poured a pink lemonade hue with a thin layer of head with a little sticky lacing on the glass.

S: the nose was a combination of sweet flowers and a vinegar complex.

T: taste was like drinking a cup of flower flavored beer with slight sage notes as well.

M: meduim body with a decnt amount of carbonation to accent the beers taste.

D: very different and nothing like I've ever had before. I kinda like experimentel beers like this. (437 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 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 scruffwhor
2.54/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pinkish copper and amber color. Makes me think of pink grapefruit juice mixed with an amber ale. PLain white head thats recedes to an island of foam with nice bubbling.

Grapefruit juice sweetenended with sugar. Maybe a little coriander too, but hard to pick out with the overwhelming sweetness the sugared grapefruit. Very sweet smelling I must say.

The taste is like sweetened grapefruit juice and lemonade. I can't really taste any other spices or even the malts for that matter. I must say the carbonation feels great on the palate.

Othe rthan the great carbonation, this palate is a little juicey, and a whole lot of sweet from start to finish. Just bottle for me barkeep. (689 characters)

Photo of jrallen34
2.53/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I drank this from 12oz bottle into my Orval glass.

The beer pours a super girly grapefruit pink with lots of carbonation. The head is white rises a couple fingers then is gone pretty quickly with a light white ring.

The aroma is strong and astringent, almost burns the nose with grapefruit acidity. Mostly all grapefruit and acidity.

The taste is really weird, starts off very sweet, almost too sweet like some weird Halloween candy, then there is this crazy bubbly carbonation on the tongue that's so weird. (512 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 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 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 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 Brent
1.54/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Beer brewed with spices and grapefruit. I love spiced beers. I love grapefruit. I love grapefruity hops. So, it stands to reason I would love this beer. Alas, oh so wrong. Poured a otherworldly glowing pink. Syrupy bittersweet with overpowering spice and a sickly-sweet artificial sweetener finish. I valiantly stuck with it for half the bottle, and then resigned the remainder to the sink. Ghastly. (399 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 Metalmonk
3.55/5  rDev +35.5%
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. (1,486 characters)

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Pink Killer from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
65 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.