Silly Sour | Brasserie de Silly S.A.

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82
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285 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Silly Sour is a unique brew that blends 13% of traditional dark Saison with 87% of soured ale. The delicate malt notes from the Saison manage to break through the striking green apple sourness upfront and than give a way to a finishing jolt of lactic sourness! At an approachable 5.5% Alc. by Vol. this chestnut colored brew adds a new page in the history of Saison brewing.

Added by OWSLEY069 on 07-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
285
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Zazzi82
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Good name for a brewery to release a purportedly over the top sour brew.

This beer pours a clear, dark orange brick brown colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly bubbly tan head, which leaves some streaky descending organic alien mothership lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of overripe red apples, cherries, and plums, with a weak bready and doughy caramel malt, and perhaps a suggestion of musty yeastiness. The taste is somewhat tart mixed apples, more semi-sweet blended dark orchard fruitiness, a bit of nutty and grainy caramel malt, tannic black tea, and subtle earthy yeasty notes.

The carbonation is quite tame in its near-AWOL frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, with just a wee tartness trying oh so vainly to make its pejorative mark here. It finishes off-dry, the big (and duly moderated) fruity character the order of the lingering day.

Overall, this is certainly a well-made beer (but not really a Saison), with perhaps an unfortunate moniker - the place name does not exactly translate to the descriptive term, despite their best intentions. I'm guessing that our North American palates have been dulled to all things sour in beer (see the BA article on the Shelton Brothers for more insight), and this little guy is a sort of casualty of the fallout.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

they don't lie when they say it's sour (87%), it's the sourest beer i've ever tasted. It tastes like some really sour apples that aren't quite ripe yet.

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Photo of Roguer
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish brown hue, fairly clear, modest quickly fading head.

Sweet Belgian aroma: candi sugar and yeast, dark fruit.

Pleasantly tart and sour on the palate, but still fruity, yeasty, and quite musty. Quite a unique brew.

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Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish orange brown
Fruity smell
Between fruity and sweet tart taste

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

2016-09-02
Served in a little Cantillon glass.

Pours a pretty dark, cloudy, ruby. No head, not much carbonation. Smell is very fruity and slightly tart. Smells like cherries.

Taste is cherry, but not sweet, and not tart. More mellow. Sweeter, and it would taste like cherry soda. Sourer, and it could be really nice. Not bad.

Mouthfeel is smooth, slightly dry. Overall, not bad, but certainly not special. I won't buy another.

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Photo of Lucular
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nwhittin
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of micropale
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jason0309
4.47/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NoahEllison
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Green apple sour with malt good carbonation. I enjoyed it will drink again

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Photo of BKotch
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cathomae
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into New Glarus flute. Amber color. Smell is almost vegetale. Taste is apples and malts. Feel is full bodied. Good carbonation. Overall, an average brew.

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Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baconfromwalmart
2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L: Thin dark beige head that dissipated into a ring around the glass right away. Dark, chocolatey brown liquid.
S: A heavier scent, kind of toasted malt with a little bit of funk.
T: Raisins, lots of raisins. Not getting any sour, just a somewhat syrupy sweetness.
F: Tasted kind of syrupy but didn't have a thick mouth feel.
O: Really disappointing, this did not seem like a sour at all.

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Silly Sour from Brasserie de Silly S.A.
3.62 out of 5 based on 285 ratings.
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