Scotch De Silly | Brasserie de Silly S.A.

Scotch De SillyScotch De Silly
BA SCORE
59.3%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 427 ratings
Scotch De SillyScotch De Silly
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,879
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
427
Liked:
253
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
13.98%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
56
Trade:
0
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Photo of BYOFB
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Euroglot
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Now the second time I've had this, I have to say that it is a challenge to like.
The primary challenge is the clash of cultures.
Belgian's distinctively brew with yeast and sugar.
Brits/Scots emphasize blending their malts.
And then this one has a funny aftertaste that I can't decide if it comes from using too much hops that linger or the clash of cultures.
I recommend this for the experience... and one you are better off to share to get another opinion.

I find it interesting that Belgian brewers are brewing to the American market with hoppier offerings. I find this ale even more interesting that this ale goes for the considerably smaller market of Scots. It turns out that a Scottish regiment was stationed in Silly and asked for a beer like they drank. And this is the one they liked.

This ale is listed is the "1001" list and... it is worth an argue that this experiment deserves to be on that list based on taste. But for historical value, it is a 1001.

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Photo of Proclarush
4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie71
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of MJ64
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sporklift87
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of TheMole
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours chestnut with a slight chill haze that gradually brightens up. Has a clingy, persistent 2” pillowy foam cap with a very fine bead. S: Malt, faint over ripe fruit or perhaps banana, dark dried fruit, light toast. T: fresh baked bread crust, light fruit – plums, touch of fig, pleasant sweetness, with lingering malt and caramel after tastes. Bitter hop accent. Very well balanced between the malt, alcohol and hops. F: Creamy, smooth, medium full body, medium low carbonation, soft palate. O: A delightful big beer.

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Photo of AstroWood
4.84/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrMullet
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sweet fruit flavor
Way too sweet for me.

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Photo of PaF
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScotB260
4.48/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is like a Belgian Quad and Scotch Ale combined to make a fantastic brew!

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Photo of Catalin90
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrahamDN
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
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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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber color with a pink hue and some powerful activity. Foamy beige 3 finger head lasting around 10 minutes with some strong legs.

Aromas and flavors of fruits, grains, scotch, nuts, herbal spices. Inviting sweet fruity alcoholic nose. Strong sweet taste of dark berries, apples, and grapes with a great taste of scotch. Slightly grassy and vinous.

Medium body with subtle carbonation. Well intensified finish ending with a strong vinous, slightly dry, fruity wine feel and some herbal spices on the tongue.

Overall a very good craft; delicious fruity flavors and a very warming alcohol feel, while lacking some balance (super sweet) and a little freshness but understandable for the style.

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3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Scotch De Silly from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
Beer rating: 59.3% out of 100 with 427 ratings
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