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:
425
Reviews:
224
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
53
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Ratings: 425 |  Reviews: 224
Photo of wisrarebeer
2.84/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Best by 3 Jun 10 $9.49 for 750ml

A: very good, rosey-brown color
S: malty, sweet with a hint of diacetyl
T: not exactly what I expected after reading some very good reviews in GBG Belgium - sweeter than I expected, almost cloying, a bit chalky with hint of diacetyl, expected just a bit more hops but is still relatively true to type, somewhat weak watery finish
M: decent but a bit watery
D: OK, I'd give it another chance but only once more, expected the 750ml to be in better shape than a 33cl

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Photo of Torey
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of scruffwhor
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep rusty, muddy red to brown hue. Nice foam stickage and very thick film. Syrupy malts from heavily toasted malts. Lots of cand sugar mixed in with some Traquair Jacobite. The taste starts Scotchy and Belgiany sweet. Then very quickly goes to metallic, bloody malts throughout the rest of the flavor. The palate is smooth but metallic and medicinal. Started good, but the finsh?!?!?!?

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Photo of klewis
2.97/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a red/copper with a three-finger frothy head with great sustain. Good lacing.

S: Very one-dimensional aroma, this just smells very sweet and malty. Perhaps too sweet.

T: Strong molasses flavor with a slight roasted character in the finish. Extremely sweet and cloying.

M: Full-bodied, sticky, and smooth with fine carbonation.

D: This one is REALLY sweet. I generally like sweet beers, or can at least tolerate them, but this is a bit much for me to handle, I think, but it's not quite worthy of a dump..

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Photo of Beerswag
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of ste5venla
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of CptnCraptastic
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Cresant
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz. undated brown bottle into a nonic. A large three fingers + of tan head was achieved. Head was comprised of large "rootbeer float type" bubbles. The body was cloudy and reddish muddy brown. Sticky lace and a cap of foam remained throughout the drink.

Smell was spicy, malty and sweet. Well hidden alcohol.

Taste was sweet but not cloying. Tangy tart fruitiness, prunes perhaps. Not especially complex but enjoyable. This was my first scotch ale.

Mouthfeel was smooth and full bodied. Carbonation was low. I enjoyed this one but I will not return to it.

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Photo of Evarigan
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kabritz
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle.

Slightly hazy, dark amber color. Large, rocky, light tan head. Lots of lacing.

Smell was sweet, with caramel and fruit at the forefront. Fruit seemed to be peaches. Hints of Belgian earthiness in there. Just a touch of grass scent, but very mild.

Taste was very sweet, and right in line with aroma. Honey drenched peaches and pears. Touch of medicinal/phenolic taste in the middle, not appealing. Finish, like the scent, offered just a bit of bitterness.

Medium + in body. Low to medium carbonation. Not drying, but mouthcoating, almost to the point of being cloying.

For me, this beer was way too sweet. From what I understand about the style, this interpretation is a bit off the mark. Not one I will return to.

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Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Big_Jeckt
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of jamiecoppin
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tawnos
3.02/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish brown with a pillowy head. Leaves lacing on the glass as it dissolves back down. Not a lot of carbonation showing in the glass.

Smells sweet, almost cotton candy like. Slight alcohol presence in the nose. Nothing unpleasant, but nothing amazing.

Tastes overly sweet, metallic. Strong syrupy sugars and very little hop bitterness. Not a whole lot of complexity. Has something of an overripe fruit taste.

Mouthfeel is smooth and enjoyable. The sugary sweetness hides any alcohol astringency.

Drinkabilty is average. A bit high on the alcohol and low on the flavor for me to seek it out again.

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Photo of GrahamDN
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Murky brown in the glass, its tan head disappears shortly after pouring.

The base malts and caramelization combine on the nose to imitate Raisin Bran cereal, followed by a heady molasses scent.

The flavor is similar--dried fruit, some grain, syrupy molasses, along with a faint burnt character--and also a bit estery and a touch boozy. Scotch de Silly is quite sweet, and would probably be unbearably so if it weren't for the alcohol that counterbalances it a bit.

Certainly drinkable, but not worth seeking out. Not likely to buy again.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Would Scotch Silly have actual scotch in it? Naw that would be silly.

Pours a chestnut cloudy color with some lighter amber hues when held to the light. Very limited head with bad lacing. Some big bubbles retain around the edge of the glass but this is a little off.

The smell is very noticeable with caramel and toffee leading the way. Some sweetness not only from the malt but some brown sugar as well. Very unique. I also pick up some plum and a light notice of the Belgium yeast. But limited.

The taste is unique. Best described as unique. Silly in a way. A sweet malt and candi taste that is almost syrupy. Spread it on pancakes syrupy. The toffee flavor is most noticeable but also caramel too. A light Belgium kick just doesnÂ’t fit and taste out of place. The body is medium to big feel and leaves a sticky aftertaste.

I like the uniqueness but Silly has a ways to go. I think if this beer were to be dryer and add a smokiness then that could really make this beer go.

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Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
3.7 out of 5 based on 425 ratings.
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