1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Silly Sour - Brasserie de Silly S.A.

Not Rated.
Silly SourSilly Sour

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

141 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 141
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 141 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MRsojourner:
Photo of MRsojourner
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

MRsojourner, Feb 16, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tectactoe, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

JakerLou, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev +10.2%

chossboss, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Janeinma, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle into Belgian snifter; no bottle dating.

Pours a deep ruby-brown color with a thin light brown head that quickly settles to a durable partial coat.

Aroma: sour fruits including cherry and green apple; hints of wet wood, wet hay, and wet leather. Better aroma than this sounds, with good complexity.

Flavor: sour fruit, including cherries, grapes and green apples. Moderately sour. ,Finishes with lingering notes of tart fruits, red wine, and raisins.

Feel: Medium body and near medium carbonation; fairly smooth.

Overall: a refreshing and unchalleging sour red ale with good complexity.

chinchill, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Schlafly33, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Jgrody
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Jgrody, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev +10.2%

ONovoMexicano, May 24, 2014
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of magnificent70s
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

magnificent70s, May 29, 2014
Photo of skholbrook1982
3/5  rDev -17.4%

skholbrook1982, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jheezee, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of callmeopus
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Stumbling Monk, Seattle, WA. Served in mini-goblet for $6.00!

Smells like freshly brewed beer, maybe a little green.
Red to light brown in color.
Very tart and lightly fruity start, an apple cider vinegar sour starts just behind the tip of the tongue, then lingers and tingles towards the middle and roof of the mouth. It finally finishes (after what seems like minutes) with a spicy pepper bitterness. Makes it an easy drinker... you are reaching for the glass as soon as you put it down.

callmeopus, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mikefuski17, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of mc4z
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mc4z, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of bouncepass
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

bouncepass, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

GRG1313, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours with a hue reminiscent of a Flanders with a clean mahogany and the coursing of bubbles through its body. The head was thin yet stayed creamy as it collared.

The aroma is subdued with light balsamic character. A bit malty with some grain, maybe barley, the aroma is pleasant but not complex.

The sour is less sour in many of the same styles but the feel is full and clean. I taste a vinegar, wine, cola nut, grain and almost toasty quality.

The feel is dry, thin yet full, strangely enough, with a real ease.

This is a well conceived sour that maybe hasn't found its full maturity. Either way it's recommended for a try.

KYGunner, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of GapingMcNulty
4/5  rDev +10.2%

GapingMcNulty, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

gillagorilla, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with an inch and a half light tan head. Head retention is good, and there's a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like dark fruit (cherries, raisins), vinegar, tart apples, caramel, and some earthiness. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some red grapes, and bready malt noticeable too. Nice mix of sweet and tart flavors. I wouldn't call this sour, but there's enough tartness to make it interesting. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit syrupy with low/moderate carbonation. I liked this, worth a try if you've never had it before. $3.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, May 24, 2014
Photo of Lurkerson
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Lurkerson, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of thelargeone
2.48/5  rDev -31.7%

thelargeone, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Dcunicelli
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Dcunicelli, Oct 15, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Silly Sour from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
82 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.