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Pink Killer - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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BA SCORE
63
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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.58
pDev: 36.05%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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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buschbeer

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +48.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 20:17:51 | More by buschbeer
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Squelch

United Kingdom (England)

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 19:12:15 | More by Squelch
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Kromes

Georgia

3.1/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 22:26:53 | More by Kromes
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 02:58:06 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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twiggamortis420

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 03:54:50 | More by twiggamortis420
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 22:15:37 | More by woodychandler
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 14:56:59 | More by tone77
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json83

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +26%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2011 21:53:42 | More by json83
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Jmchrz9

Maryland

1.25/5  rDev -51.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 22:15:51 | More by Jmchrz9
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Duff27

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 04:06:22 | More by Duff27
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htomsirveaux

Texas

2.17/5  rDev -15.9%
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...

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 22:17:54 | More by htomsirveaux
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 11:42:03 | More by BuckeyeNation
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bigfurrynutz

Illinois

1.35/5  rDev -47.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 02:06:19 | More by bigfurrynutz
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GRG1313

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 04:48:34 | More by GRG1313
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nerdrocker101

Georgia

1.8/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I hard a hard time drinking this, and the bottle was shared by a few.

Pours orange with a pink hue and a thin, fizzy, off-white head. It smells like Flintstones chewable vitamins. That kind of medicinal aroma masked by tangy fruit.

There are some notes of pink grapefruit, but more noticeable is the taste of aspartame. I mean this beer really tastes like someone poured a Sweet and Low packet in it while I wasn't looking.

The body is very light with more than enough carbonation.

Tough to swallow, even tougher to sip again after the first. The idea of grapefruit in my beer isn't that great to begin with, so I would say it's a mediocre idea gone terrible wrong.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 21:15:03 | More by nerdrocker101
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DaveHS

California

1.68/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A-The color of grapefruit juice mixed with a mediocre witbier, which is essentially what this is.

S-Sticky sweet, grapefruit juice, coriander, orange peel. It could use something peppery or dry to cut the sweetness.

T-Gross. I usually try not to judge a beer by its label, but this one was dead on. Like the label, this beer is garish, juvenile, and an underdeveloped concept. Very sweet, with a thin wave of wheat and coriander underneath. I kept waiting for something to come in at the end and dry out the finish, like you would expect from any decent witbier, but it never came.

M-Thin, mouth coating sweet. Like fruit juice from concentrate.

D-I will never drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 03:35:03 | More by DaveHS
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phillybeer7779

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 15:07:07 | More by phillybeer7779
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 18:18:07 | More by rhoadsrage
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Brent

Kentucky

1.53/5  rDev -40.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 14:44:40 | More by Brent
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DoctorDog

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 11.2 oz. bottle into a nonic.

A-Pours a hazy copper. Pours with ~3 fingers of crisp light pink head, which fades slowly into a thin cap.

S- Medicinal and metallic with hints of citrus. Fades to feint after the initial rush, which is a positive.

T- Sugary sweetness kicks things off. Cherry juice, with only a hint of citrus. Light hit of zesty spices. Bitterness minimal. Not awe inspiring, but far more palatable than the appearance and smell had me predicting.

M- Moderate carbonation with a medium-light feel.

D- OK. Easy enough to drink, even if not very compelling overall. You could drink multiples, but I doubt you'd really want to.

Future outlook: Essentially a novelty beer that was purchased with no expectations beyond fulfilling that purpose of novelty. No need to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 03:36:27 | More by DoctorDog
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scruffwhor

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 05:55:19 | More by scruffwhor
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FreshHawk

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Glowing light red-orange tangerine color with a slight pink hue. Average sized, very creamy, froth head that is white with a pink hue. Very good retention that settles into a thick creamy lacing.

S - Strong grapefruit cough syrup type of aroma. Some hints of mango and other fruit and citrus rind. Sweet and medicinal aroma is strong with grapefruit prominent.

T - Similar to the nose. At first there is a strong medicinal/cough syrup type of flavor. Then some more citrus rind flavor builds up to a strong grapefruit taste. General sweetness is also present. Right before the finish there is a nice balanced grapefruit taste that taste a lot like a real grapefruit. Unfortunately on the finish the medicinal/cough syrup taste starts to show up again.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky and warming feel.

D - Too sweet and medicine like for me to really enjoy drinking or to want another. Not as bad as some others say, and I didn't have trouble finishing the bottle, it just wasn't that enjoyable to drink.

Notes: Best before 21/10/10. I really do like grapefruit, so I was hopeful for this beer. Unfortunately it is too medicinal and not enough real grapefruit flavor. That real grapefruit taste right before the end (and sometimes it would linger) was nice, but there was just too little of it. Somewhat like an alcopop. Not really all that enjoyable, even for me, a grapefruit fan.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 18:47:26 | More by FreshHawk
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peabody

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 01:13:37 | More by peabody
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Gobzilla

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 07:50:05 | More by Gobzilla
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jrallen34

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 01:04:43 | More by jrallen34
Pink Killer from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
63 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.