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Silly Sour - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Silly S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Silly Sour is a unique brew that blends 13% of traditional dark Saison with 87% of soured ale. The delicate malt notes from the Saison manage to break through the striking green apple sourness upfront and than give a way to a finishing jolt of lactic sourness! At an approachable 5.5% Alc. by Vol. this chestnut colored brew adds a new page in the history of Saison brewing.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 07-10-2013)
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ElijahRivera

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-05-2013 02:49:42 | More by ElijahRivera
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was served on tap at Monk Beer Abbey in Royal Oak, Michigan. It arrived in a generously sized house snifter showing a deep brown and maroon coloring blend. It held a one finger head of rust colored bubbles, showing nice retention, and easy reproducibility. No haze or sediment was appreciated, and carbonation appeared to be mild. The nose was nicely soured, as expected, with tart sourdough breadiness, red wine vinegar, and raspberry tartness. Otherwise the aromatics to hit were those of big yeasty metallics, cold brew coffee beans, plastic wrap celery, tin, sandpaper, lemon rind, and a warming amber graininess. The flavoring offered notes of sweaty plastics, soured Belgian yeastiness, amber and raw pale malt grit, musk and basement cobwebs, green apple acetaldehyde, lemon zest and rindy oils, black pepper, tar, synthetic orange cleaner, and the fatty oiliness of olives. Each sip gave decent slurp and smack to the beer’s medium body, while its higher carbonation minimized creaminess and left the palate to be tickled. The mouth was left dried with tight astringency. The abv was appropriate, and this one drank back as more of a sipper.

Overall, we’ve been psyched to try Monk for quite some time now. They are under the same ownership as Bastone, and literally connected to the building, but this is a great beer to illustrate what they’re all about. This beer was cooling and tart, but simultaneously refreshing and zesty, knocking your taste buds from here to there without so much as a warning. The sourness here seemed to stem equally from the yeast and from the dank, fermented fruity inclusions. The smell was actually our least favorite thing about this one, with little unity, but once you actually cracked into it, it drank like a nice Flanders red, with fruity cranberry and strawberry pucker over a light and sweet malt base. It didn’t come anywhere close to the likes of Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge or the Duchesse, but the principle comparison is there. Silly Sour seems to have been a little loose around the edges, but it sure did hit that after-dinner spot for a warm summer’s eve.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2014 18:17:04 | More by TheBrewo
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GapingMcNulty


4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-29-2014 04:49:29 | More by GapingMcNulty
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utfiero

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color- chestnut brown. Full head.

Aroma- apple and cherry pie.

Taste- starts dry and sour then turns grainy in mid-body, finishing sour apple with a bitter orange marmalade and tea leaf aftertaste.

Poured from 330 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Purchased from Whole Foods in Austin. Tasted July 2014.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 19:28:40 | More by utfiero
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-27-2014 01:39:43 | More by jheezee
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-20-2014 06:20:59 | More by Howlader
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-16-2014 05:22:46 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Stillyman11

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-15-2014 05:11:51 | More by Stillyman11
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-15-2014 02:26:32 | More by DrBier
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Zard

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-07-2014 00:25:59 | More by Zard
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nasboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-06-2014 19:24:37 | More by nasboy
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the_encinitan

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-05-2014 18:14:28 | More by the_encinitan
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-29-2014 01:15:01 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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HopsNSours


4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-28-2014 04:10:56 | More by HopsNSours
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Thomas_Greiner


4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-26-2014 06:09:51 | More by Thomas_Greiner
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-25-2014 02:49:57 | More by Tayloraphilips
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JLB025

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-20-2014 11:09:33 | More by JLB025
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-15-2014 21:15:26 | More by Kevinpitts
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-14-2014 00:52:20 | More by LooseMoose1978
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a saison? Really? Seems totally Flemish to me.

Pours dark and clear. Minimal head. Mild sour tones on top of a fairly heavy cherry character. Mild vinegar edges. Totally Flemish style. And I like it. Kind of an easy going funky beer. Probably would be a good beginner's sour.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 03:01:10 | More by RblWthACoz
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -18%

06-08-2014 16:34:10 | More by mrfrancis
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-07-2014 20:52:03 | More by JakerLou
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-04-2014 02:24:57 | More by marley2112
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magnificent70s

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-29-2014 03:44:02 | More by magnificent70s
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VirtualBob

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23%

05-24-2014 23:34:45 | More by VirtualBob
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Silly Sour from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
83 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.