Scotch De Silly - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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Reviews: 213
Hads: 389
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 12
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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Brasserie de Silly S.A. visit their website
Belgium

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-31-2002

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Photo of Darkale
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice and deep and malty aroma, moderate head that subsides to more than moderate lacing, dark cherry-brown body.

The taste is deep and round and rich. Thick and chewy, and without that sort of charcoal, burning sourness, that harshness of aftertaste, that sometimes comes along for the ride with Scotch ales. Good, wide, deep sweetness.

Not the sort of beer that one would want to have several of in a night, but one of the better Scotch ales I've had in a long while. (475 characters)

Photo of IrishRedRock
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy deep brownish amber with some wonderful aromas, mostly grapes, cherry, and yes, plenty of alcohol. Enjoyable smooth mouthfeel that leaves an acidic, but not bad aftertaste on the tip of the tongue. Hop flavor and alcohol are quite prevalent, and this beer has got a serious kick to it. Glad I found this one, and there's nothing "silly" about it. Oh I'm hilarious. (371 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.72/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a muddy brown, which quickly consolidates into deep black, topped with a spotty, roasted tan head. Great and powerful aromatics: grapes at first, followed by cherries, toffee, butterscotch. Sweets and alcohol, the perfect combination! You get the feeling of a candy bar, melted down and boozed up! Huge, thick malt on the palate, plus marvelous, lively hops doing their fandango on the taste buds, lush mouthfeel, and lasting finish. This Belgian Scotch ale is an absolute joy to drink, and makes a perfect dessert beer,or sweet, rewarding nightcap. Very mellow and relaxing. A classic (591 characters)

Photo of Gusler
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour somewhat hazy deep amber to almost brown, the head substantial, frothy, and the residual lace a fine sheet to coat the glass. Nose is malt, molasses tones, sweet, a bit earthy or more to the point rye bread like. Front is malt, the top is light, finish is strikingly acidic, modestly hopped, dry and somewhat sour aftertaste, and the robustness stays still the last drop is wrenched from the glass. A belly warmer, and I think a must try for "Strong Beer" lovers. (472 characters)

Photo of mzwolinski
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark amber/ruby in color, with a two-finger head that leaves a very nice lace. The aroma is complex and enticing: sweet, with a tart fruitiness, lots of spicy notes and a bit of biscuity malt. The taste is quite sweet, with both the malt on candi sugar contributing. A bit of a licorice-like flavor mid-palate combines with apricot-like fruity notes. Finish is sweet with hints of yeast, and just enough support from the hops to create balance. The alcohol is very well-hidden in this beer, and each sip left me anxious for another. Velvety-smooth, this makes an excellent dessert beer. (586 characters)

Photo of purplehops
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This review is on a 1999 bottle from my celler.

This ale poured a cloudy orange-brown with a rich light brown head that dissipated to a thin ring within the first couple of minutes. The aroma is pleasantly malty with dry fruit odors and hints of spice with sour undertones. The taste starts off malty with carmel and biscuit malt flavors. Then it moves into an effervescence of raisin and apricot flavors with a hints of alcohol and lingering maltiness. The finish turns quite sour and dry. The aftertaste is a lingering warmth of malt and dry sourness. I don't remember this ale being quite this sour. It could be that three years is past this ale's prime. The mouthfeel is quite smooth and silky even with the sourness.

I bought a case of this ale in 1999 and enjoyed it over the last couple of years very much. But I think it has passed its prime. Good thing there are only two bottles left. Still, it is a tasty ale even with the sourness and if it has passed its prime. I will be buying more in the future and will update this review then if warranted. (1,063 characters)

Photo of Amdahl
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first Scottish ale. This is a 330 ml bottle with an attractive green label. There is no freshness date. Pours a dark orange to brown with about 2 fingers of fluffy tan head that reduces to a thin layer only covering the top of the beer. Nice lace is left on the glass. The aroma is of toffee and malt. This is a medium bodied beer. The taste is of toffee and caramel, and you can really notice the alcohol. I really enjoyed this beer. This beer make me want to try more Scottish ales. It is a little to much alcohol to enjoy more then 1 or 2 of these. (562 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.67/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite cloudy even after sitting in the fridge for a few days. Maybe my pour was rough? The body is a cloudy brown with orange-ish glows at the edges. The frothy tan head comes on strong and holds OK, but shortly drops to a thin 1/16" surface covering which holds throughout the glass and leaves some nice lace. The aroma is rich with fruit, yeast, and toffee/caramel maltiness. The body is medium/full with an extremely fine and mild carbonation that leaves it quite creamy and smooth in the mouth. Very nice! The flavor is very richly malty, starting with some dark fruitiness (raisins, soft dates, fig, and some underlying apricot - even light coconut as it warms and the malts combine!) that mellows as it warms and sweeter toffee notes emerge. The alcohol is extremely well hidden. The bitterness plays a supporting role, and it finishes semi-dry with some residual sticky maltiness and a touch of earthy/metallic hops (or is that oxidation?). Overall, a very rich and fairly complex beer that makes a nice appertif or after dinner drink. It also pairs well with rich "gravy" meats during the holiday season. Exceptional, and well worth seeking out! (1,153 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, ruddy brown with a solid tan head. The aroma is malty and grainy, but not nearly as intense as I would have preferred. The beer is extremely sweet and malty, and a bit oily, with nut and caramel flavors. Very heavy, thick mouthfeel, with a slight alcohol warming. Very good for the style, and worth trying. (324 characters)

Photo of Bierman9
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Silly Scotch possesses a somewhat cloudy brown color. A hard-pour whipped up a frothy, tan, 2" head, which shrank down to about 1/4". The head thereafter resembled one on a chocolate shake, and left decent lacing. Nose was a bit toffee-ish, and I could detect a bit of alcohol seeping through. Body was a bit above medium, and it felt quite nice cascading over my tongue. I enjoyed the flavor, which I found to have some nice malt, more toffee-like notes, and a subtle sweetness. I did, though, detect a trace of a metallic flavor near the finish. I expected a bit more, yet still not bad for a Belgian Scotch.

overall: 3.85
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Is it Silly Scotch or Scotch Silly? Super sweet malty aroma with a medium head and sticky lacing. Thick, almost syrupy body that hides the alcohol content surprisingly well. I will definitely try this one again someday. (219 characters)

Photo of ryanocerus
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice head retention over a caramel colored beer. The aroma was roasted malt with spicy undertones. The taste was of spiced malt with evident alcohol. The mouthfeel was full and smooth, but too potent a beer to drink more than one or two at a time. (250 characters)

Photo of Wildman
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a medium dark amber color and formed a nice foamy off white head that was like a float and left some nice lace. A good deal of carbonation, usually accounting for the float look. The aroma was of caramel, spice and malt. The flavor was also of caramel and malt and was a bit sweet. The finish was a bit bitter. It hid it's alcohol content well. I rather enjoyed the beer, even it the body was a little lighter than expected and a tad sweeter than I prefer. Worth checking out in my opinon. (513 characters)

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Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
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