Pink Killer - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 35.66%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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:
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(Beer added by: crookedhalo on 12-11-2004)
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Photo of t0rin0
2/5  rDev -22.5%

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.

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -22.5%

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.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.6/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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.

Photo of jlindros
2.68/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of oline73
2/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of kojevergas
2.45/5  rDev -5%
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+

Photo of woodychandler
1.7/5  rDev -34.1%
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!

Photo of Zorro
2.33/5  rDev -9.7%
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!

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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
1.93/5  rDev -25.2%
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.

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of beertunes
2.1/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Photo of scruffwhor
2.55/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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.

Photo of jrallen34
2.5/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of Duff27
1.75/5  rDev -32.2%
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.

Photo of Gobzilla
3.6/5  rDev +39.5%
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.

Photo of twiggamortis420
1.55/5  rDev -39.9%
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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.05/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.25/5  rDev +26%
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!

Photo of WOLFGANG
3/5  rDev +16.3%

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Pink Killer from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
63 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.