1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Saison De Silly - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

Not Rated.
Saison De SillySaison De Silly

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

181 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 181
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Silly S.A. visit their website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Saison De Silly Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 181 | Reviews: 112 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ruckus232
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ruckus232, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

patre_tim, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Sai_son_grab_a_beer
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Sai_son_grab_a_beer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Photchkiss
3.12/5  rDev -6%

Photchkiss, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Rwalford74
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Rwalford74, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Kallenovsky
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Kallenovsky, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +13%

kjkinsey, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of doktorhops
2.73/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

It's silly season here (winter in our nations capital is a silly time indeed) so I thought what better way to celebrate than to give Silly Saison a go, from the eponymous named Brasserie de Silly... does that sound silly enough for you? Right, well then let's proceed.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: First off - not your average Saison with a slight opaque brown body and a light dusting of tan head. All the Saisons I've tried have been of the cloudy straw coloured variety so I'm not sure what's going on here.

S: Aroma is a real oddity as well with heavy notes of brown sugar, macerated fig and raisin. It's the brown sugar that stands out and this suggests that a truckload of sugar awaits. Not much else otherwise, no yeast, no hops, no barnyard or apple aromas typical in a Saison.

T: Then the flavour pitches another curve ball; yes the brown sugar and raisin is upfront on the palate, but then there is a slight lingering coconut flavour (which I've encountered several times before in beers I believed to be skunked). The back end finishes with mild herbal hop bitters however it is more dry than bitter. Further sips in and the raisin flavour becomes more dominant. Overall here the sweetness is much better managed than expected.

M: Mid to light bodied with a balanced carbonation.

D: What a weird name for a beer that is evidently NOT a Saison, they should have instead named it "Silly Raisin" as that would have been much more apt. Hey if you like beers that taste like a packet of raisins then this is your brew. Personally I'm not a fan of raisins and I was disappointed to find this ale nothing like any other Saison I've ever tried, but I can see why others might dig this.

Food match: Can't get Christmas pudding out of my head now - I hate Christmas pudding!

doktorhops, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

EmperorBevis, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of pknyc
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

pknyc, May 31, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +28%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
Photo of admiral
3.94/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent, easy drinking saison, that is different from many modern versions of the style.

aroma: malt, chocolate and light fruit

taste: brown sugar fruit with sherry and chocolate/malt notes. Easy to drink, refreshing and sweet.

This beer shows why the saison style is such a great style - it's diversity. I can easily imagine farm workers being thoroughly refreshed drinking this beer after a hard days work.

admiral, May 20, 2014
Photo of hopnerd
3.75/5  rDev +13%

hopnerd, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of leitmotif
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

leitmotif, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Ciocanelu, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Vanz
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Vanz, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of MRsojourner
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

MRsojourner, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Auraan
3.74/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy reddish amber with a half-finger off-white head. It looks too light for a Oud Bruin or a Flanders Red and too dark for a saison, but its not unappealing. Scents of sour funk, apple, white grape and some earthy must. A sour, wild ale aroma, not a saison at all, but not bad. Flavor starts with sour grape skin, some sour green apple and sour raspberry. In the middle and finish these flavors stick around and some lactic sour flavors also appear alongside funky musk. The finish and aftertaste are bitter with a bit of graininess. Again, not traditional for a saison at all, but not a bad wild ale flavor. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and a drying feel. A good Belgian sour mouthfeel. Overall this is a good Belgian wild ale, with a nice all around profile, however it is not a saison like it claims to be.

Auraan, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Doublicious
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Doublicious, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of combatFlexo
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

combatFlexo, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of logicerror
1.25/5  rDev -62.3%

logicerror, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of zlel
2.83/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ambre-brown colour with a small head.

Strong caramel smell and taste, toffee, even some coke and herbal medicines. It drinks like a soda anyway.

For a saison it's not exaggeratedly sweet. Not being my favourite type of beer, this one drinks well.

Mouthfill is rather smooth.

zlel, Dec 06, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Saison De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
76 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.