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Brewed by Brasserie de Silly
Style: Scotch Ale
Silly, Belgium
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It offers a finely wooded nose hinting at hazelnut, and is therefore distinct from traditional British scotches. It has a more rounded taste letting a discreetly full-bodied bitterness come to the fore, and will naturally seduce you.
Ingredients: Water, pale ale malt, caramel malt, aromatic malt, sugar, yeast, Kent hop, hallertau hop.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy reddish color with a large off white head. Malty nose with a hint of dried fruit. Caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruit flavor. Rather sweet from start to finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moravius (381) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2013
Flasche (33 cl). - Dunkles Kastanienbraun. Im Antrunk schwere, karamellige Röstmalzsüße, perfekt ausbalanciert durch herb-fruchtige Säure. Noten von Rosinen, Kaffee und Sauerkirschkonfitüre, alles in harmonischer Eintracht. Herber, holzig-bitterer Abgang. Trotz schwerer Süße würzig, rund und süffig. Daß das Scotch nicht besonders stark gehopft ist, macht gar nichts mehr aus. - Großartiges Bier. Mein erstes belgisches Scotch Ale war gleich ein Volltreffer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (93) - - DEC 10, 2013
I’ve very much enjoyed ’scotch’ for a long time. I was first introduced to it by Michael Jackson in his TV series, when he asks for a ’scotch at the end of a meal. Like a good Scottish ale with a Belgian twist, complimenting both but sitting as neither in the absolute. This a beautiful rich full flavoured beer, perhaps a little sweet for some, but perfect for others. Perfect to enjoy after a meal!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EddyBeer1 (832) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
Ambrée foncée, pétillance faible, mousse tombe rapidement. Trop caramel, moyennement fruitée, un rien de réglisse. Mouais...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (921) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle in the Bierbrasserie, Brugges. Cloudy chestnut beer with a thin white head. Quite fruity and sweet. Very pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (224) - FRANCE - DEC 8, 2013
Bière presque noire surmonté d’un joli col fonçé. Au nez, des notes de malts grillés et de fruits. En bouche, le sucre et le côté liquoreux dominent un peu trop, mais petit à petit, la vanille et le côté boisé apparaissent. Interessant quoi qu’assez écoeurant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (564) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 21, 2013
Recette créée pendant la WW1 pour les soldats écossais présents en Belgique. Douceur, du sucre qui fait disparaître ses 8 degrés d'alcool.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (613) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Small bottle. Pours very dark with moderate tan head. Caramel on the nose. Sweet caramel in the mouth, with some fruit in there somewhere. Suggestive of raisins more than anything. A sweet, dark ale, but with subtle fruity overtones that make it rather interesting. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rok1024 (1025) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - NOV 15, 2013
Clear deep red brown appearance with medium head. Nutty, malty, roasted barley with caramel aroma. A bit too sweet with nicely bitter finish. Good Scotch Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (308) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Du bonbon pour les yeux, une belle couleur acajou surmontée d’un beau collet brunâtre nous fait saliver dès le premier regard. Je fus surpris de sentir des traces de bananes lorsque j’ai approché mon pif du verre, fort probablement la levure belge qui déjoue notre perception de ce que doit être une scotch ale. En bouche, l’érable, le toffee et la vanille nous replacent sur le droit chemin, mais c’est malheureusement beaucoup trop sucré à mon goût, ce qui crée un certain déséquilibre. Le concept d’une scotch ale à la belge est certes peu orthodoxe, mais n’hésitez pas à l’essayer si vous en avez la chance pour goûter à une interprétation différente du style.


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