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:
54
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Ratings: 425 |  Reviews: 224
Photo of shuntstout
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, ruby orange color. One of the lightest Scotch ales i have ever seen. Good initial head, not so good retention.

S: Butterscotch. Candied apple accompanied by a sweet buttery caramel yeast.

T: Candy corn, some fruit and nut. Alcohol is there but it is defeated by the sweetness. Needs more carbonation to balance the syrupy flavor. Not much yeast flavor as there was in the smell. Hints of cherry, an odd flavor I haven't tasted in many scotch ales.

M: Syrupy with not much carbonation.

O: An good scotch ale although lacking some scotch ale qualities.

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Photo of mebieger
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Braseltonage
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of frankiepop
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First time for scotch ale. Nice brown ale color with creamy head with lacing galore ... poured from a lovely green bottle. Taste is real malty sweetness and the texture is nice and smooth. If this is typical Scottish ale, then I'm in! Made in Belgium though and tastes like a good tripel.

Goes down well while listening to the music of European improvisor Paul Dunmall on his sax or bagpipe. Also goes well while watching the Rangers play soccer in the Scottish Premier League. The Rangers have become (Team America) now having THREE Americans on board. Bocanegra, Maurice Edu, and my main man Alex Bedoya!! (Alex is the Future)

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Zimbo
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very malty brown sugar nose and slight sour notes. Evolves into something spicy-ily white pepper like. Not a big head at any time and mostly loose and whispy. Orangy brown , not hazy but neither is it sparkling. Not at all agressive. Light to medium bodies at best with smooth lightl;y buttery quality and not much carbonation.
Much more dilute and limpid and a lot less complex than I assumed it would be.
Ok but disappointing.

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Photo of Khazadum
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vision of Amber, lacks lacing, good carbonation. Lack of retention.

Smells very good for a scotch ale. Muggy sweet, molasses, deep earthen carmel. Spicy hazlenut. Light clove nature. Bubblegum off the front but hidden.

Oh that scotch ale character. It comes off perfect in the beginning. Varmel, molasses, peaty sweetness, Brown sugar, nutty, and finishes clove and bubblegum. The end is unbelievable Belgian while the middle is American. It's two worlds in one.

Medium to full bodied, crisp, a bit too crisp, and a dry clove finish. Delightful.

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Photo of bluHatter
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 2 fingers of very light brown head, deep dark brown in color. Lots of fine bubbles that stick to the glass.

S: Caramel apples, apple cider, dark fruit like raisins

T: Strong booze and wood front, followed quickly by raisins and caramel and finishing with stout characteristics. Bitter aftertaste.

M: Rich and creamy, with lots of fine bubbles to keep things interesting. A little booze burn on the front, but surprisingly little on the tail.

O: This is definitely a wee bit heavy, but for what it is, it's one of the smoothest I've had. It might slap you up a bit, but it'll kiss you afterwards.

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Photo of HopNelius
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a thisle glass.
Appearance-dark red color. small amount of head.
Smell-heavy notes of malt coming through.
Taste- wonderful earthy malt notes coming throug, small amount of alcohol on the finish.
Mouthfeel-quite pleasant.
Overall-great scotch ale, from Belgium of all places, a lot mellower than most scotch ales. I will be seeking this beer out again.

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Photo of PthPndr
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tulip, the beer is a dark, vibrant ruby coloring that is hazy, giving it a bloody quality. The head starts out a foamy, rising, light tan color that is almost an inch, but quickly settles into a sparse covering film. Aromas are extremely sweet and boozey, with a strong nut character, as well as a roast and scotch backbone. The nose is very forward and strong, tipping it's hand towards a stronger flavor profile. Initial taste does not disappoint, with a blast of rich and deep flavors. More roasted than the aromas depicted, the nut and caramel malts remain strong, with a more subdued alcohol characteristic. Smooth bodied, and surprisingly not cloying, the beer is an easy drinker. The aftertaste is rich and sweet, with a hazelnut flavor, and the finish is quick, despite the full body. A slight tang of booze on the very end of the palate. Good beer.

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Photo of rekel
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Durge
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at The Grille Next Door in Haverhill, MA, this stuff shows a rosey brown color with a fair off-white head and very little sign of lacing. It gives off a malty Moxie and maple sugar smell with lemony accents. I like it. The flavor says thick vanilla and candy apple with Dr. Pepper ideas and a little whiskey to boot! It's a medium-plus bodied brew, near syrupy but fair carbonation makes it plenty drinkable considering the ABV. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Jay864SC
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DCon
3.19/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on-tap @ the International Tap House in Chesterfield, MO during the Black Friday "iTap Style" Event for $5. Tapped from the Green Tap Handle that has "SCOTCH SILLY" on the plate into a 12oz Snifter Glass.

Aroma- Stinky socks from the beginning of the smell!?!? Not in favor of this! Then a good amount of hop is apparent in the background. Didn't find much else...

Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger head that has decent retention. Has the lightest copper color body and is clear. Leaves a good amount of lacing behind.

Flavor- The taste starts off like its going to be a Single Malt Scotch and for the style, do not mind! Although, this shouldn't have been one of the only tastes! It then has a bit of hop flavor towards the end but very light and hard to find. Sweet as well but usually Scotch/Whiskey takes over anything else with its strong presence.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and leaves scotch tastes on the palate. Tons of oak finish it off!

Overall Impression- Maybe some more character and ingredient can be included in this one!?! All I get is the Single Malt Scotch tastes all the way through... Also, how did I get this Stinky Sock aroma? Very wild. I wouldn't suggest anyone to get this one but if you would be able to get a sample of this somewhere, go for the aroma and you will see what I mean!

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Photo of Neffbeer
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of n2pux
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, burgundy color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled earthy and malty with notes of peat.

T - It tasted of dried fruits with notes of plum and raisin. It had a nice malty taste with an earthy spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a very nice scotch ale. Interesting to put a Belgian spin on the style.

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