Scotch De Silly | Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 03-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,736
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
443
pDev:
13.94%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
58
Trade:
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Photo of josanguapo
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Labirratorium. I Teku glass. Playing Avernum 4. Better tham the whisky version, with a nice caramel sweetness that isnt hidden here by a whisky layer

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Photo of mishi_d
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Specules
4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A belgian Scotch ale. Why not? Big on the toffee and the nuts the beers also show some estery notes. The mouthfeel is a bit syrupy. Enjoyable but not very complex

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Photo of janubio
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Brown colour, medium head and retention, good lace. Aroma is very fruitt, apricots, pears, raisins, chocolate notes. Medium body, chocolate like texture, good carbonation. Sweet finish. Taste of chocolate , fruits, raisins, apricots. Great one

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

$2 for the 330 ml bottle, no dating to be found.

Pours a deep brown red, appears to be clear, very small short lasting head of off white foam, some lacing.

Caramel and toasted malt smell, I sense some oxidation.

Taste is of caramel, toasted bread, butterscotch, cardboard, and a cherry like fruitiness.

Pretty big body with very low carbonation.

Past its prime I'm sure but not bad. A nice warming factor going on.

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Photo of SeymourDunn
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scream
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WormGod
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidRandall
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap after a Belgian Fest at Ashley's in Westland Michigan. Excellent beer. Dangerously smooth at 10.5 ABV.

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Photo of cwkash
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of siebevl
2.78/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Yoann
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a snifter
A - Brown but clear, almost no head
S - Smoky malts, spicy hops, alcohol
T - Not as expressive as expected
M - Pretty flat, feels almost creamy
O - Good but a little bit flat.

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Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of andrewh995
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brownish red with a small head that disappears quick. Smells of caramel and toffee. Tastes incredibly sweet, with some caramel, malt, and maybe a little scotch. Full mouthfeel with good carbonation. Overall it's decent, it's just wayyyy too sweet.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep reddish/copper/light brown color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, apricot, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, light nuttiness/chocolate, herbal, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity yeast, dark/bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Just a bit too fruity in the aromas, but not overwhelming. Taste of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, apricot, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, light nuttiness/chocolate, herbal, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/woody/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, cherry, fig, date, apricot, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted brown bread, light nuttiness/chocolate, herbal, wood, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, dark/bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly drying from lingering bitterness as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is a very nice Scotch ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, dark/bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering, and well made example of the style.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very tasty

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Photo of Libeertarian
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes taken 02/10/17:

Ruby but orange tinted. Seems dark and dull due to relative opacity as much as color. But that’s before the dregs are added, yielding something browner and swirlier (dear Lord, I apologize for the imagery that must inspire!). Crispy golden tan colored head of light but dense, rocky foam, decent retention. One larger patch of lace with a few extremities. Dark fruit, soil, must, caramel, toffee, alcohol aromas. Palate is equal parts dark fruit, toast, and spice, but sweetness seems to be almost entirely alcoholic. Phenolic like a Belgian (and it sort of is a Belgian, certainly made there). Compare to any number of standard Belgian Dark Ales. Still, it is toastier and earthier than those, in true Scotch Ale fashion. Spirit-like finish. Mentholated and peppery retro-olfaction just drives the Belgian-ness home. Medium- to full-bodied but just effervescent enough to significantly cut viscosity. Very warm, semi-astringent. A good one to drink for the alcohol, or if you prefer a little Belgian influence. Me, while I did enjoy this, I prefer something closer to the standard if it is well-made, but just barely.

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Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 443 ratings