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Double Enghien Blonde - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Silly S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-27-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale amber, like ginger ale; effervescent; frothy medium head, long lasting; good lacing

Aroma: Malty; slight apple aroma; butterscotch; light hops

Taste: Very creamy and malty on start; some butterscotch flavor; sweet and somewhat syrupy, but a little thin; finishes sweet and tasty with alcohol finish; pretty good, but not complex

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 12:35:42 | More by IchLiebeBier
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

05-15-2013 18:54:13 | More by Ciocanelu
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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The color is clear pale golden while the white creamy head is very tall at first. Decent lacings.

S: Very malty. Nettles, hay and stable. Yeast and spices. Nothing special.

T: Sweet malt, rich and almost creamy. Nettles are still present but very held back compared to the smell. Yeast and spiecs. Red berries and citric fruits.

M: Smooth and rich full body, with carbonation held to a minimum. Aftertaste is sweet. Some warmth from the alcohol.

O: Nice. Like a lighter version of the heavier BSPA:s. The missing link between BSPA and BPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 19:13:04 | More by Evil_Pidde
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-11-2012 14:51:28 | More by t0rin0
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-23-2012 17:59:26 | More by parintele
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3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a little bit of haze. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam which seems to dissipate somewhat quickly.

Smell: light malt with a nice lemongrass note. There's some sweet caramel and some tart apple in there too. In all, it smells bright, light and agricultural -- if not particularly BSPA-like.

Taste: this beer tastes very strongly of light brown sugar. I mean, brown sugar in a glass. If you like brown sugar with a little bit of apple and malt and lemongrass mixed in, this is absolutely the beer for you. Me, I don't mind it so much, but it does seem a little over the top.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good feel and a good level of carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: this is an interesting beer. Definitely what I'd call a dessert beer; it simply straight-up tastes of brown sugar.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 00:05:11 | More by flagmantho
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3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A slightly bitter flavor, but when one feels an interesting fruity. In the mouth of the bitterness but with the unpleasant sensation of cardboard into the papillae. The bitterness continues into the aftertaste where it turns into a spicy, but spice characteristics or use of aromatic hops. A bit low for a season because hops seems a bit overused, and especially poorly promoted. Small disappointment.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-08-2011 10:50:44 | More by ThaCreep
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2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

33 cl bottle poured in a chalice 7.5% ABV

A: almost no head, very clear straw colour, small bubbles

S: sweet fruits, apple and some hops

T: fairly alcoholic, some sweetness up front, spices, bitter aftertaste

M/D enough carbonation but too thin, too alcoholic

I won't take this one again

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07-16-2010 20:35:28 | More by benfons
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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The aroma is sweet like malt syrup with licorice, honey, biscuits, hay, cereal, light fruit, flowers, and yeast. I want to say this is good smelling but there is just too much sweetness going on. The appearance is dark orange gold with haze that has some floating particles in it. The flavor is like the aroma with that sweetness dominating everything else. The palate is a little thin but OK. Overall this beer has potential but its just too sweet. Its sweet and only sweet to the point of cloying.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2009 02:42:10 | More by nick76
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3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a light color of brown with hints of orange. Also comes out a little cloudy. The pour ended up with a little over an inch of head with average retention. Lacing was nice.

S - The aromas primarily consisted of base malt, butterscotch, and alcohol. There is also a notes of spice that remind me of pepper.

T - Taste follows smell with big sweet flavors. There is a strong malt base with hints of butterscotch. There is also a major alcohol flavor mixed in as well. In the end there is a slight bitter taste but it does not show up until the sweet flavors subside a little. As it warms the beer becomes smoother but still very sweet.

M - This one is full bodied with good carbonation. Comes a cross as smooth but really borders on chewy.

D - This is a good beer from Br. De Silly. The big flavors and mouthfeel really limit the drinkability on this one. For a sipping beer, it is good though.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 18:26:06 | More by csmiley
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3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2003.
Appearance: beautiful blond color, abundant foam and well saturated.
Smell: we feel malt and hops
Taste and mouthfeel: flavors of malt and hops are accompanied by a prolonged bitter but balanced. It offers a hint of caramel
Drinkability: good beer in the style strong Belgian pale ale

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Serving type: bottle

11-10-2007 18:41:08 | More by thierrynantes
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4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a yellow, light orange color with a small head and some carbonation.

Smell is malty and slightly hoppy with diacetyl whiffs. There are also some yeasty notes.

Taste is diacetyl, which make the beer full and kind of buttery. On top of that there is a nice maltiness and a slight bitterness. First impression is kind of sweet, but this fades quickly, what remains is a slight sweetness. Notes of peaches. Alcohol is nicely hidden. Body is creamy and aftertaste is dry. Especially the balance is great on this beer, it makes a very drinkable and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 09:05:57 | More by Absumaster
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3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle.
7.5% abv.

Pale goldenrod. Chunky head of white foam...lacing so thick, you can't see through it.
Heavy aroma of apple peel and lemon zest. Hints of banana, cloves, and a cupboard of spices.
Flavors came out much more malty than the nose. Some lemon and apple comprise the fruit flavors...very cider-ish.
Like a golden ale/cider with a nice touch of alcohol. Not your typical Belgian blond ale by any means. I'll still be burping spice & apple tomorrow morning, but I can think of a lot worse things.
Recommended to anyone who wants a Belgian with some cider-like flair.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2006 06:05:03 | More by hero27
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3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Undated 11.2oz purchased at Beer Depot in Ann Arbor and poured into a tulip.

Slightly hazed apple juice under two fingers of white. Decent retention with some sheeted lace.

The nose is spicy with fruity yeasts, tart citrus and apples, musty aromas, a pinch of chalk and some peppery alcohol.

The taste is mostly tart with apple cider flavors. A hint of spice and some warmth from the abv but overall it is quite one dimensional. Light in the mouth, it could use more carbonation.

Not a bad beer, but there is nothing about it that makes me want to buy another. The Brune is a much better beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2006 05:23:21 | More by ypsifly
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4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml. brown bottle with fancy gold foil and labelling that pours an apricot-amber with a finger of white foamy head. The liquid is slightly hazy with good carbonation and a fine, intricate lacing.

The nose is sweet with raisins and candy sugar. Some mild hops and alcohol coming up from behind, nice aroma.

Raisins and honey permeate the tastebuds, subtlely sweet and fruity, the dominant flavor here. Eventually some hops and earthy yeast seeps through to balance the brew, with alcohol clinching the deal. Some pretty tasty stuff indeed!

Thick, full body...almost chewy, this is a fine example of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, if there ever was one. An easy drinker that's as easy to recommend...Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2006 08:10:40 | More by scottoale
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Ontario (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

yellow with some head, and pretty lace. Rotten sock aroma. Easy drink, some bitterness and well malted finish. Not too carbonated. Medium mouthfeel, oily, and some yeast gives it a bit of simple flavour. Passable but boring.The Brown is got more character.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2005 13:27:47 | More by Sammy
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3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fuzzy pastel apricot that clears when backlit. With sunlight filtering through it, the orange-amber color is seen to contain a red apple blush. Atop the beer is an attractive, sculpted, cream colored head that is beginning to leave loads of tacky lace.

Why does my BSPA smell like a Euro pale lager? Needless to say, the aroma doesn't fit the style in the least. Hallertau and Challenger comprise the hop bill. That would be fine if they didn't smell so stale and musty. The usual fruit and spice isn't nearly prominent enough.

The beer is better on the palate, if only because some BSPA characteristics come to the fore. A substantial pale malt base provides a good deal of sweetness and body. Unfortunately, the hop flavor is little better than the hop aroma. There's enough else going on that the beer isn't ruined, but I wish the brewers had chosen different varieties.

A yeasty spiciness is noted, especially on the finish and as the beer warms. Alcohol isn't completely masked, but I actually enjoy the golden fruit macerated in liquor booziness. If you want a chuckle, visit the Brasserie de Silly website and check out the tasting notes. "Taste: predominantly sweet taste". Uh, gee thanks. The mouthfeel is a highlight. It's medium-full with a slick, undercarbonated quality that I'm enjoying.

Double Enghien Blonde doesn't get within shouting distance of the best BSPAs in the world. Its good points can't completely overcome its not-so-good points. Changing the hop bill would be a good place to start, but the road to greatness is still likely to be a long and winding one.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2005 15:06:21 | More by BuckeyeNation
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District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

brilliantly clean gold with a tight rolling head that never fades below a half finger. purdy frosted lacing

big raisin notes come hand in hand with a slight tartness. heat: from either alcohol or white pepper. parts tasted so golden, yet others suggest a much darker beer

there was a slight mediciny taste that i suppose i could be misinterpreting, but i wouldn't have wanted to drink many of these

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2005 06:24:19 | More by bruachan
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

My first reaction was that the beer wasn't a beer at all but more like a kicked up cider. Alcohol was dominant in the smell with some spiced apple type aroma. Very odd but unique smell and taste. I can honestly say that I havent had a beer that tasted even similair to this. That doesnt mean its bad it just caught me off guard. The more I drank the more I liked. It looks like apple juice with some frothy lacing. Tastes like apples on steroids. It tastes much better than the smell as it smells pungent and super strong but the taste is more subtle and the alcohol is hidden. I'd buy this again to see if it grows on me.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2005 23:23:39 | More by DogFood11
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3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good lasting head leaving laces and a clear golden beercolor. Smell is very malty and litle oxidation with hints of fine hops and a litle sweetness with spicy( mostly koreander) and alcoholic ending. Taste is sweet, malty and ending bitter but hanging and alcoholic. Again litle oxidation and wish this brew had a botle fermentation so this oxidationnote would be less. Some more carbon dioxide couldn't harm eiter especially for moutfeel. Not a bad brew but nothing great either

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2005 10:40:52 | More by paterlodie
Photo of Dukeofearl


3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden blond with a slight head that quickly dies off....

Aroma is very pleasant, with bright fruity died apricot and peach flavors, with a sweetness that is stronger than most.

Flavor follows through in the sweetness tones, with a nice fruity style. Very pleasant. As it warms, a gentle pepper spiciness shows through, and the sweetness fades a bit.

Creamy, full mouthfeel that makes this nicely drinkable. I like this one. However, sweetness keeps this from being an easy drinker if you want more than one.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2005 03:45:17 | More by Dukeofearl
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Double Enghien Blonde from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
80 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.