Dick's Silk Lady | Dick's Brewing Company

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Dick's Silk LadyDick's Silk Lady

Brewed by:
Dick's Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by drewbage on 06-17-2003

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3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite brews from a brewery that I'm a fan of, I can't believe I haven't reviewed it yet. Poured into tulip. Poured a nice dark golden straw color with about an inch of white head that had moderate retention and light lacing.

The aroma has a bit of sweetness over a solid grain background. There's also a bit of spice and yeast dancing around the olfactory system. The flavors are an expanded version of the scents, earthy grains, spice, yeast and just a touch of sweetness.

The is full, smooth and well rounded. Drinkability is excellent (as the gallons of this beer I've consumed over the years testifies). Overall, a nice little beer that you can have several of on an afternoon. Worth seeking out.

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3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reminds me of La Find de Monde.

Poured from a standard 12oz bottle in a large wine glass. There wasn't as much head as a was expecting and it left minimal lacing. Nose was nice, fruity like bananas and pears with some esters in the background. Taste is good and the fruity bananas come right through. Mouthfeel is medium but the carbonation is a bit finer than it should be. Overall this is a good beer from Dicks that I would recommend.


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Photo of woemad
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane for $1.69. No freshness date.

Poured a somewhat dark, honey color that took on a more apricot hue when held up to the light. One inch of off-white foam for a head. Spotty lace.

The nose was fruity, tart and earthy. The fruitiness reminded me of apricots, while the tart notes were coriander-ish. There's some bananna notes as well. In the backgroundis a slightly funky earthy scent. The nose was stronger than I expected, frankly. I've learned to be suspicious of U.S. takes on Belgian-style beers.

Taste is similar to the smell. This is a fruity beer that is kept from being too fruity by a mild tartness and spiciness. While not a great tasting beer, it's definitely a good tasting one.

Mouthfeel is better than many U.S. stabs at Belgian styles, but could still use some improvement, as it doesn't quite have that light, effervescent touch to the tongue that one can equate to the real deal. Fairly light bodied and refreshing.

Not a life-changing beer by any stretch of the imagination, but still tasty. Kudo's to Dick's for making a beer in a style that nods in the direction of Belgium without being a high-abv boozebomb. Seems like a good choice if you want a Belgian-accented lawnmower beer.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of zeff80
4.07/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a pretty fizzy, golden yellow/auburn color with a small foamy, white head. No lace.

S - It smelled very fruity, dried fruits mostly. Also, notes of clove and yeast.

T - It had a sweet candy sugar flavor with a nice dried fruit taste (plum, pear and maybe some apple). A nice yeasty taste, too.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A light bodied beer.

D - I think they've done a nice job making a Belgian-style ale. Very drinkable and tasty.

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4.32/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hazy amber with a good sized white head and plentiful lacings. Aroma is Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet and sour. Belgian yeast strain with candi sugar fair amount of hops. Carbonation is just enough and some astringency on the tongue. A fine session beer.
Edit 06-14-2010.
Bottle lists abv at 4.4% not 5.00%. Very tasty for such a low abv. Nice intro to the Belgian beer flavors.

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Dick's Silk Lady from Dick's Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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