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Scotch De Silly - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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BA SCORE
84
good

335 Ratings
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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Silly S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-31-2002)
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into glass. No date on the bottle but I purchased the bottle for like $4 at Acquistapace's Supermarket, Covington, LA. Pour is a ruby red/dark brown with nice carbonation and off-white head. Smells of sweet sweet sugary malts, some boozey caramel. Taste is really nice sweet boozey malts, some caramel and typical scotch flavors...and almost a tea mouthfeel - slightly tanic.
Its a bit harsh on th etip of the tongue but quite mellow after. Really good brew. Nice blend of belgium meets wee heavy and it works. I am actually surprised it doesnt have better reviews than it does. Nice brew and id have again for sure...

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 01:16:12 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-30-2012 08:56:53 | More by Birdlegs
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I like sweet beer but WOW! this one is almost pushing it. "Holy Sugar Batman!"

Appearance: Pours a beautiful brown ruby color with a massive head that required a stop and second pour to fit in my pint glass. The off-white head had great retention and left behind sticky rims of lacing.

Smell: Bold shoe fly pie aroma. Brown sugar, raw sugar, cane sugar, caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and pecan pie aromas magnificently fill every inch of the nasal cavity. MMM!

Taste: Unfortunately the taste was slightly less exciting than the aroma but still quite nice. Initially it seemed almost too sweet. As my palate warmed to the beers flavor I realized there is a slight orange twang and a nibble of alcohol keeping *all* those sugar flavors in check. Even the finish though is still very sweet!

Mouthfeel: Big sticky and thick. Just what I expect from a Wee Heavy, a heavy mouthfeel full of malt and sugar.

Drinkability: This is a very tasty beer but far fro highly drinkable. It is a nightcap or desert. it is too sweet and too heavy to consider sessionable.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 07:09:16 | More by Phatz
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marc77

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Hazy ruddy chestnut hue, topped by a thick, yellowish tan, well retained creamy head. Respectable lace remains. The aroma is a sweettart combination of tart, underripe plums and deeply caramelized, dark crystal malt along with subtle butterscotch and burnt hints of roasted barley. Ripe fig sweetness initially in flavor yields to rounded notes of dark toffee and candied plums, while diacetyl and borderline sugary caramel malt persists as a constant foundation. Hints of burnt biscuit and mild hop bitterness partially offset residual sugars mid palate, but linger only briefly, lending overall balance well skewed towards malt sweetness. Becomes progressively more molasses like as it breathes. A bit light in body, with dextrins present at a functional, malt supporting level only. This, however, lends a pseudo crispness in mouthfeel that aids in dangerous drinkability. Faint notes of leather and earthy hops struggle to poke through the dominant caramel malt presence late. Finishes clean, simply sweet and abrupt. Certainly an odd brew. Although off the mark for a Scotch ale, Silly is flavorful and light on the palate. Whimsically sweet, but not cloying. Akin to a dubbel fermented with a more neutral British yeast. Unique and recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2003 19:40:39 | More by marc77
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RussHanson


4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-23-2012 03:28:02 | More by RussHanson
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange-ish copper color, with a light tan head. In the aroma, roasty malt and butterscotch. In the taste, butterscotch and sweet maltiness. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry, sticky roasty malt in the aftertaste. Nice blend of flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2010 20:25:48 | More by OWSLEY069
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-28-2013 22:13:18 | More by Docrock
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-07-2012 01:27:13 | More by Lee_Hancock
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mebieger

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-23-2012 23:47:25 | More by mebieger
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-23-2012 04:46:04 | More by animal69
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CJS

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-28-2012 16:52:14 | More by CJS
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BigLittleHokis

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-25-2013 03:52:38 | More by BigLittleHokis
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Appearance is a dark red, with a thin toffee head to it. Retention is below average but the lacing is rather nice.
S- Smell is very caramelly malty. There are hints of spice as well.
T- Toasted malt, hints of caramel. Same vague fruityness. Also the vaguest of smokyness in the finish.
M- Slightly fuller than average, as well as above average carbonation for a scotch ale.
D- All in all a good though not great wee heavy. Something just seems slightly lacking about it.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 23:23:12 | More by jsprain1
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bamadog

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up a while ago and kept putting off drinking it for some reason. Finally got through it tonight and kind of wish I didn't wait so long as it was really quite good. Review is from notes taken on 7/10/2010 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a deep burnt toffee brown with light cola highlights around the edges; starts with a one finger light tan creamy head that fades to a thin, but full cap; body is actually mostly opaque, but it does show a ton of floaties bobbing around throughout; a lot of washes and spots of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Quite robust and pours out of the glass -- lots of sweet caramel and toffee; a very slight and sweet and toasty bready scent kind of creeps in as it continues to warm.

Taste: Really quite nice -- tons of deep and rich caramel, butterscotch and toffee flavors abound; a slightly acidic apple-like flavor kind of sneaks in with a very minute hoppy bitterness; faint presence of alcohol on the breath.

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth and creamy; the carbonation is a bit strong and keeps the thicker, medium-weight, body lively; a thin and moist coating is left all over the mouth and the belly is left a little warm.

Drinkability: A little better than I thought it might be going in -- I love the smell, but too much sweetness in the flavors could become a bit cloying and with an ABV clocking in at 8%, it could become a bit much as well. Really makes a nice dessert beer though. Definitely worth picking up and I may pick it up again and put it away for a year or so.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 02:28:16 | More by bamadog
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-22-2013 23:01:46 | More by Flabbyjandro
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amalburg

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-01-2014 23:00:56 | More by amalburg
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-06-2011 18:44:00 | More by kjkinsey
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MystikCelt

New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-03-2013 06:37:21 | More by MystikCelt
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-27-2012 02:42:04 | More by beerpadawan
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-29-2012 05:03:28 | More by ambruns1979
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jmathis

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-30-2013 19:27:11 | More by jmathis
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dedrinker

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mahogany color with a thin off-white head.

Aromas of caramel/ toffee, nuts, milk chocolate.

Nutty caramel malty taste - like a Wee Heavy with a Belgian yeast. Yum for cold weather.

medium-full body, creamy/ soft mouth feel and finishes slightly dark-malty sweet with a dusting of faint hop bitterness that keeps it from cloying too much.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 06:24:10 | More by dedrinker
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AmericanGothic

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a translucent, dark copper color with one finger of khaki head. Good retention and lace.

S: Sweet malt, caramel and a little fruit.

T: Light, sweet caramel, a little bit of cola. Simple and straightforward, but quite tasty. Alcohol totally hidden.

M: A bit thin but not bad, quite smooth and a little syrupy.

O: I like this. Calm, quiet, and tasty. I would gladly buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 23:42:56 | More by AmericanGothic
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-25-2014 02:06:57 | More by Latarnik
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jaylib

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-22-2013 06:31:58 | More by jaylib
Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
84 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.