Silly Sour - Brasserie de Silly S.A.
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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
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
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
Silly Sour from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
83 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.