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
Ratings:
427
Reviews:
224
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
55
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of jrb1001
4.87/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The bottle was purchased at Cyclone Liquor, in Ames, Iowa. The price was very reasonable.

I was very surprised by the beer, I didn't think it was going to be as good as it was, but it was really good. I would definitely try it again. The beer was dark in color, upon pouring was a small brown head. It had a great aroma and it tasted very good. It had a nice sweet taste to it.

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Photo of AstroWood
4.84/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fostachild
4.77/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle - poured a bit more than half, re-corked the rest for tomorrow.

pours a cloudy brown/red colour. quite a bit of nice light tan/off-white head - also decent lacing for a while.

smell was really intriguing. sour and sweet - had wine, fruit, a hint of alcohol.

taste was awesome - sweet/fruity, berries, malt, alcohol, and a bitter caramel aftertaste. obviously heavy but still well balanced, great carbonation, and good drinkability. love when i get my hands on a scotch silly, have really enjoyed it every time i've tried it. overall just a great scotch ale, easily one of my favorites to date.

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Photo of Goforth
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of mzwolinski
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark amber/ruby in color, with a two-finger head that leaves a very nice lace. The aroma is complex and enticing: sweet, with a tart fruitiness, lots of spicy notes and a bit of biscuity malt. The taste is quite sweet, with both the malt on candi sugar contributing. A bit of a licorice-like flavor mid-palate combines with apricot-like fruity notes. Finish is sweet with hints of yeast, and just enough support from the hops to create balance. The alcohol is very well-hidden in this beer, and each sip left me anxious for another. Velvety-smooth, this makes an excellent dessert beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very tasty

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.72/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a muddy brown, which quickly consolidates into deep black, topped with a spotty, roasted tan head. Great and powerful aromatics: grapes at first, followed by cherries, toffee, butterscotch. Sweets and alcohol, the perfect combination! You get the feeling of a candy bar, melted down and boozed up! Huge, thick malt on the palate, plus marvelous, lively hops doing their fandango on the taste buds, lush mouthfeel, and lasting finish. This Belgian Scotch ale is an absolute joy to drink, and makes a perfect dessert beer,or sweet, rewarding nightcap. Very mellow and relaxing. A classic

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.67/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite cloudy even after sitting in the fridge for a few days. Maybe my pour was rough? The body is a cloudy brown with orange-ish glows at the edges. The frothy tan head comes on strong and holds OK, but shortly drops to a thin 1/16" surface covering which holds throughout the glass and leaves some nice lace. The aroma is rich with fruit, yeast, and toffee/caramel maltiness. The body is medium/full with an extremely fine and mild carbonation that leaves it quite creamy and smooth in the mouth. Very nice! The flavor is very richly malty, starting with some dark fruitiness (raisins, soft dates, fig, and some underlying apricot - even light coconut as it warms and the malts combine!) that mellows as it warms and sweeter toffee notes emerge. The alcohol is extremely well hidden. The bitterness plays a supporting role, and it finishes semi-dry with some residual sticky maltiness and a touch of earthy/metallic hops (or is that oxidation?). Overall, a very rich and fairly complex beer that makes a nice appertif or after dinner drink. It also pairs well with rich "gravy" meats during the holiday season. Exceptional, and well worth seeking out!

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Photo of DocD
4.66/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Scotch Silly has a thin, fizzy, off-white head, and a milk-chocolate brown appearance, with rather large tan chunks suspended throughout. The aroma is of sweet, rich, pungent, brandywine, and dark bread. The flavor is equally rich, with even a strange or interesting citrus aspect in the back-taste. Bitterness is low, and sweetness is high. Mouthfeel is between medium and heavy, and Scotch Silly finishes not so dry and delicious. Booziness is not an issue with this beer. Just a great, great beer!

RJT

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Photo of little_star
4.51/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer-- on tap at Bangers and Lace. Perfect for a snowy winter evening.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
3.7 out of 5 based on 427 ratings.
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