Stupid Silly Sour | Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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Brasserie de Silly S.A.

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brasserie de Silly has taken their signature Silly Sour and taken it to a whole new level. Completely unblended Sour ale, this beer lacks the 13-15% saison normally blended into Silly Sour. The result is a deep garnet colored beer with aromas of tart cherries and raspberries. The intial taste is puckeringly sour with a soft sweet undertone and a thick lactic acid heavy mouthfeel. While the finish is not cloying, it lingers more than its original version.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brasserie de Silly S.A. "Stupid Silly Sour"
750 ml brown glass bottle, corked & caged, seemingly without production codes or freshness dating
$16.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: The cork has come out easily, and without too much of a pop, and the beer has poured a cloudy brown body beneath a very short head of khaki colored foam. I'll assume I should have let this sit longer to allow it to sediment out. The aroma is interesting, I can't quite get a grip on it. There's an acidity to it, and an earthiness that I can't quite place. There's an edge to it, maybe like green coffee beans. I'm not sure. There's a very light fruitiness to it, and a hint of something caramelish and maybe even roasty, but that's very, very light. I won't call the aroma, which is not that strong by the way, off-putting or unpleasant but it's not exactly enticing either. On to the flavor... OMG, that's a sour one! Jeebus, I wasn't expecting that. It's gueuze level sour, and maybe more, at least an 8, and maybe a 9 or higher on a scale of 1 to 10 for sourness. What else is there? There's a bit of caramel malt, medium and maybe medium-dark I'd say, and a similar fruitiness to what's found in the aroma. It's a kind of generic fruitiness. In the aftertaste I kind of get cherry, but other than that I'd say apple, pear, raisin, raspberry, blackberry, and fig. Hmm, maybe it's not so generic after all? The head dropped quite quickly, basically straight-off except for a collar, but it's somehow got 'mountains' of lace rising up around the glass. I understand the head dropping because it's a sour beer, but how is the lace forming and holding? Interesting. The more I become accustomed to the sourness the more I'm drawn to it. It's an interesting beer, I've never had one quite like it. As for mouthfeel the acidity plays a great part, and although there's not a lot of carbonation to it there's still a bristle. It's medium-light in body. If you're a fan of sour beers this one is not to be missed!
Review# 6,312

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Photo of krome
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1.75/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of zeff80
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured out a clear, burgundy color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of dark cherries, green apple and bready notes. Sweet fruitiness with a touch of tart bite.

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Photo of hopkrid
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burt
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ej8
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, thin grape soda color with beautiful garnet highlights. The pour produces a shortlived, purple-beige head that leaves no surface cap, collar or lace. Aroma is lactic, grape vinous, barnyard, briney, acetaldehyde, phenolic, medical tape. Taste is intensely lactic sour, vinegar, acetaldehyde, brine, brettanomyces like notes, Band-Aids & funk with hints of red fruits in the background. I have no idea whether this has salt in it or not but it tastes very salty to me. Maybe I have a confused pallet! Medium bodied, moderate-high carbonation, Tounge grabbing tart, prickly & puckering. Slightly astringent. Very, very different. This is one you will definitely either like or hate, hate, hate. Take heed! It grows on you. Be careful!

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Photo of jsnouffer
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From one of my favorite breweries from the 750 ml bottle in a snifter.
This sour pours a amber hued medium brown with a modest head of off white
foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and showcases some nice light lacing.
Nose of grapes, apple cider vinegar, and tart pie cherries with notes of light oak. Flavors
follow the nose with cider vinegar bashing grape skins in an oaken barrel that have
mingled with dry red wine and cherries with just a touch of tobacco and pepper.
Dry almost alum finish, light carbonation, and a tart beating of ones brains out.

This beer was a gift from a friend and I must say thank you (Randy) for this offering,
but it outside of my taste buds and will most likely be poured into his feed for his
cattle who LOVE beer in their feed. As for me I will finish it, but it is a bit unbalanced
on the tart side for someone who is not a fan of a straight up lambic.


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Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of golf4collet
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pin
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a stange, the appearance was a mahogany color with a thin dissipating white foamy head that slid off to barely leave any lace.
The aroma had some acidic sweet to sour black and red cherry flesh and skin up front and rolling over into some apple cider vinegar and a light grassy sweetness. Sour and funky tones conglomerate to create expected nose.
The flavor was sweet and sour through the prior noted aromas and seemed to bring in a slight oak sweetness and a light lemon sour quality. Light sour semi-acidic aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was light bodied with a fair sipping quality about it due to it's sour nature of a sturdy puckering quality embracing my tongue just as I expected it to. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt as projected.
Overall, pretty nice Lambic, I'd have again.

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Photo of AB021816
4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aisha
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of meanmutt
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeremygriffith
4.77/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Flying Saucer Fort Worth. Clear brown color, a little fruity vinegar in the nose and then comes the sour. This is a true mature sour and and is puckering sour.

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Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Yard House in Las Vegas. Poured into a goblet.

L: Semi-opaque copper/mahogany pour. Thin off-white head. Modest lacing.

S: Apple cider vinegar... dark stone fruits and a bit of funk.

T/F: A nice mix of sweetness and tart. Dark cherry, apple cider vinegar, and caramel sugars. Modest funk... lemon and unripened apple. Medium in body... somewhat acidic.

O: Delicious Belgian beer... reminds me more of a Flanders red or Oud Bruin. Easy to drink... complex flavor. Hard to go wrong here.

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Photo of GTJayG
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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