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Pink Killer - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

Pink KillerPink Killer

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 36.86%

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Silly S.A. visit their website

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 etenbus


3.98/5  rDev +56.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Considering the other reviews, I have to guess that this beer does not travel well. I had this one on draft at the Delerium Cafe in Brussels on a day that the temperature was hitting 95F. It was a fine choice.

The appearance was too pink for my taste. But it did have a sparkle to it, almost champagne like.

I love grapefruit and this is billed as a grapefruit beer. The taste was genuine, not syrupy or cloying. No alcopop here; just a unique beer. It did not have a lot of hops, but I wasn't looking for any since I figured the grapefruit was coming from somewhere else. It was absolutely refreshing, considering the weather.

If one understands that this beer is no doubt coming out of the lambic style (although it is not a lambic), then its eccentricities can be appreciated.

I heartily recommend the Delerium Cafe for an afternoon visit. They only have 2004 beers available.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2006 06:28:36 | More by etenbus
Photo of HardTarget


4.55/5  rDev +78.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a bottle at the Delirium Café in Brussels.

Aroma: Can’t do better than freshly peeled grapefruit, but there is a strong citric perfume aroma that I really like! Maybe some orange peel as well, but the bottle talks up the pink grapefruit (hence the name).

Appearance: Hazy light orange with a thin white cover that lasts about half way through.

Flavor: Mellow, but a firm citric rind, ok, grapefruit rind note and some mild coriander.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, crisp clean finish,

Overall Impression: A very pleasant and refreshing beer! I’m having to guess that it doesn’t travel well, so I can’t recommend it to folks here in the US, but closer to the source this just rocked!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2006 04:36:27 | More by HardTarget
Photo of ggaughan


3.13/5  rDev +22.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2006 00:58:47 | More by ggaughan
Photo of beergeek279


1.33/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Served in a tulip at Mad Mex Robinson. The color was as pink as you could get, with absolutely no head to speak of. The smell was a overly sweet, almost sickly mango. The taste was malternative-like, with a strong mango flavor covering up any possible trace of what could even be considered beer and an absolutely terrible sickly sweet cloying and almost a horribly bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel had nothing to it. As for drinkability, it was a miracle I finished this one so I am NEVER going to have another.

Well, the only value to having this one was that it was half-price at Mad Mex's happy hour (best value in the city, by the way). The bartender saw me gagging down every drink I took of this one and asked me "you're really enjoying this one, aren't you?", took a sample himself and made the exact same face, so I feel I'm not the only one that thinks this downright sucks. I don't know who this was made for...too sickly sweet for beer fans and pansy alcopop drinkers aren't going to pay the outrageous price for this one. Good riddance, and I'd be happy if I never saw this beer anywhere ever again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2005 23:35:41 | More by beergeek279
Photo of santoslhalper


1.38/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Had on tap at Tulune's. Poured a grapefruitish color (who would've thought) with a decent creamy head. The smell was very, very fake. The taste was ridiuclously bland, unappealing, unbalanced and disgusting. The grapefruit flavor was very sharp and very fake, was not balanced by anything, and left the mouth with one of the more horrible aftertastes I've ever had. Skip this one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2005 11:49:23 | More by santoslhalper
Photo of JackTheRipper


1.1/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

On tap at Sharp Edge Beer Emporium
A: yellow with a faint pinkish tinge to it. Decent layer of suds.
S: Smells almost exactly like a lambic shouldn't smell. No earthy funky aromas, the only thing here is a sickly sweet sugary grapefruit aroma. Very cloying and quite unpleasant. On the plus side, if you concentrate real hard, you can smell something similar to grapefruit.
T: Overly sweet ginger ale taste, this is like a grapefruit with about three pounds of sugar poured on top. Not even a little sour.
M: Dump sugar in your mouth. same effect. Sickeningly sweet with a syrupy feel to it.
D&N: This is a lambic? Horrible. Definitely a chore to finish as much of this as I did. Stay away from this if you have a family history of diabetes. or taste buds. Truly the worst "beer" I've ever had. Overly sweet with no saving graces like a good smell or mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2005 22:57:23 | More by JackTheRipper
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.2/5  rDev -52.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2005 18:39:27 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of crookedhalo


2.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

33 cl bottle. Pours a glowing peachy orange color with a lively pale pink head. Assertive grapefruit nose, wheat malt with some underlying dusty, dry qualities about it. Something synthetic that I can't put my finger on, too. I'm pretty sure it is a wheat-based beer and its sweetness comes through in the taste, but the addition of the pink grapefruit gives it a wonderfully dry finish, but doesn't quite mask the sweetness. Certainly unique. I could do without the synthetic ginger ale taste, though.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2004 22:35:10 | More by crookedhalo
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Pink Killer from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
63 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.