Le Fat
Silver City Brewing Co. / Silver City Restaurant & Ale House

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Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
4.17 | pDev: 7.43%
Silver City Brewing Co. / Silver City Restaurant & Ale House
Washington, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Moose90 from Washington

4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2015 Vintage 500ml Bottle

A — Pours a deep clear ruby red hue into the glass. Slightly creamy off-white colored head forms and fades to a thin oily layer on top.

S — Incredibly vinous and tart, huge loads of red wine character, chewy and tannic with notes of plum and tart cherries. Lightly oaky and funky, little bit of a sweet caramel and molasses undertone.

T — Loads of tart cherries, plums, figs, chewy and tannic again with a hoard of red wine character and nice barrel notes of vanilla and light char.

M — Medium bodied, lingering puckering finish.

O — Fantastic overall, easily one of the best beers of 2015 that I had. Such a unique and well executed beer.

Jan 03, 2016
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snaotheus from Washington

3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml foil/crown/cork bottle at 41 F poured into a pair of large snifters.

Pours opaque with a fluffy, creamy looking light brown head. Strong retention, not much carbonation. Smell is cherry sour in abundance. Some woody/smokey, but muddled by the fruitiness.

Taste is interesting. Something about it reminds me of fluffy marshmallows. Tart without being jaw-clenching. Some bitterness, like apple skin.

Mouthfeel is fluffy and pleasant. Overall, not bad at all, for a first sour attempt (in a not well known "our category") -- as far as I know, anyway.

May 18, 2014
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Impfan from Washington

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Remarkably complex, smooth and balanced sour with lots of red wine tannins, sour cherries, figs(revealing its Scotch Ale beginnings),and the requisite horse blanket and funk. A really big surprise and delight from Silver City. A truly world class brew.

Mar 16, 2014
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HuskyinPDX from Washington

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 11.1.12.
Bottled 2012

A - Pours a deep dark amber-brown with a one inch light tan head with solid retention.

S - Sour dark fruit, funk, sweet dark malt, oak.

T - Tart fruit, funk, wood, cherry, plum, red grapes.

D - Ok carbonation with a heavier body and a dry finish.

O - Oaky and dark fruit dominate. Mellow and nice.

Nov 06, 2012
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draheim from Washington

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a clear cola brown w/ a crackling 1-finger khaki head that settles slowly to a white collar.

Aroma is tart and fruity. Sour cherries, dry vinous oak, a whiff of vinegar.

Taste is wonderfully complex. Sweet fruity fermentable sugars interplay with sour lactic acidity. Wine, oak, fresh bread, sour cherries. Brown sugar and molasses too. Changes with every sip. Reminds me a little bit of Collage.

Mouthfeel is equally complex and balanced. Simultaneously sticky and dry. Finishes smooth and clean.

Overall, one of the best sweet/sour beers I've had. Highly recommended.

Nov 04, 2012
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dirtylou from New York

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, split, GO IRISH

appearance: served in a delirium chalice, nice mahogany body, creamy off-white head with light lace

smell: tart sugars hit first, metal, roasted malt

taste: immediately more impressive than my first sampling (tap - belgian beer fest) - a nice tarntess present, smoky malt, sugar, a touch metallic, caramel

mouthfeel: tart, sweet, complex

overall: good stuff - kind of an odd beer- nice sour traits in a scotch body

Sep 23, 2012
Le Fat from Silver City Brewing Co. / Silver City Restaurant & Ale House
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 19 ratings