Stupid Silly Sour | Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Silly S.A.
Belgium
silly-beer.com

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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#9,689
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
109
pDev:
12%
 
 
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Reviews by Luiz0930:
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2.99/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.11/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Yardhouse.
Clear, dark reddish brown body with a decent head and minimal lacing.

Aroma has way too much vinegar but at least has some promising fruity notes.

The flavor is also afflicted with vinegar, but the strong sour notes and some fruit make it acceptable. Some toffee too, which sounds odd but blends

Feel near puckering sourness, medium body light carbonation

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

Very acetic aroma, with woody, leather notes, tart cherries, and strawberries.

Flavor is piercingly sour, with lightly sweet cherries and raspberry skin softening the finish. Oak lingers in the aftertaste. Not a starter sour. I like the fruit character. Very acetic.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark garnet red, with a small quarter inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells kinda off, almost like plastic, with some big sour aromas, and dark fruit, as well.

This has a nice dark cherry and raspberry to it, but I wish it was a bit stronger. It's not really that sour, it smells more sour than it tastes, really. There's a very small, almost negligible amount of oak. I don't get any of that weird plastic I got in the aroma in the taste, and this tastes much better as it warms up.

This has a body of medium strength, with a juicy fruity mouthfeel, and a medium amount of carbonation.

This was alright, the taste could've been a little better, and the aroma could have been a lot better.

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Photo of BKotch
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 WynnO
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lending a notion of Flemish red and brown ale, the unadulterated lambic taste in Stupid Silly Sour carries slightly more robust flavors and moderate body than most, but making absolutely no apologies about its bracing acidity.

Its dark and rusty hues allow for a modest translucent glow. Above which pull the fruit and funk from its gently swirling swath of foam. Cherry, apple, orange peel, grapefruit and grape link up with the slight robustness of stone fruit. To taste however, the sweetness is candied and caramelized, seemingly of cola, pecan and toast.

With the sweetness in its quick retreat over the middle palate, the brunt of sourness charges in. All those luscious dark fruits of date, plum, fig and black cherry take a balsamic and sherry turn as its tangy, savory and sour character intertwines.

As the slight semblance of peanut skin, steely caramel and cola remain, the medium-bodied lambic finishes semi-dry and with the earthiness of merlot-soaked cork while the aftertaste invites the retro-aromatic pungency of curing leather.

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

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

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Bottle shared by Kelly and Paul, thanks for the opportunity!
Deep amber color bordering on copper with a decent sized bubbly off white head. Tart lemony light cherry with bits of earthy tart and light balsamic. Pretty tasty beer.

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Photo of TWStandley
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of babaracas
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark brown and orange tinted red, thin off white head. Smell: acetic, a little leathery a little cheesy, raspberry, steely caramel. Taste: green apple, tart cherry juice, cola. Fine but ample carbonation, finish is drying tart green apple. Flanders-y aspects to this lambic but swapping some complexity for more acid.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught into a small tulip, this beer is crisp old gold with a light haze. A slight white head left spotted lace.

Very sour with clear funky notes and sweet fruit.

The tartness of this beer delivers as hoped, leaving a long lasting pucker.

Light body, with surprisingly noticeable alcohol. Satin texture.

Enjoyed as part of a tasting of nine sour beers, and hope to find again.

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Photo of Kelp
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of spycow
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jimmygord
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryMyers
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is sweet and sour with grape juice, fruit punch, and grape hard candy aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grape juice, grape hard candy, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is not all that sour and seems more like juice than beer to me.

Serving type: on tap.

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Stupid Silly Sour from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 109 ratings