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

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RATINGS: 756   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
ZBF 2005. Pours a dark amber. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste is fruity and malty.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
Not a bad Scotch ale, hazy light brown in color with a sudsy, retained tan head. The aroma is malty as should be, although there seems to be an odd rustiness to it. The flavor is rich and slightly sweet with caramel tastes, and has a snappy-but-mild bitter finish. The serious ABV is well hidden until it hits the belly. Nice & warm.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2005
Satisfying Belgian version of a Scotch ale. Poured an amber colour with ruby highlights and a towering beige head that left outcrops of lace when it finally settled down. Sweet, rich aroma of sticky date pudding, butter, peppery alcohol and dark malt. Medium-bodied and lightly carbonated. Sweet and malty middle, with a long restrained bitter finish that lights a heater in the stomach lining. Sweet and malt-driven, so true to style. A little astringent in the finish, but overall the alcohol is well integrated. Nicely put together but the flavour is a little short on complexity. (Bottle, best before 12/8/05)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2005
Poured a medium brownish color with a larger sized off white head. Aroma is dominated by a caramel and a little earthy. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, and some dark fruits. Sweet. Light alcohol in the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2005
Dark brown colour, small creamy light brown head. Sweet, but nicely balanced by strong alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Zythos Beer Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2005. Red-brown colour with a baige head. Sweet spicy caramel malty aroma and a sweet malty bitter taste. Medium to full body and a sweet light alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
Pours a brown color with ruby highlights and a thick offwhite head. Subtle aroma of fruits (green raisin?), caramel, spices and yeast. Flavor of roasted malt, fruits, caramel and yeast. Light to medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. It’s ok but I had higher expectations so it feels like a letdown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
A nice beer with a good malt profile. A peated malt nose with agood moacha and rosted toffee follow on. Good depth and balance on the palate some passionfruit and cndy sugar probably turbinado and plums with ahint of dried raisins.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3459) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Aroma is vinous and fruity with pitted dried fruits. Subtle smokiness as well as a small sweet aroma. Mild musty cobwebs. Garnet amber color thats slightly cloudy with a nice foams light tan head with decent staying power. Dry dry dry. Bitter to start turning moderately smokey with a weird sweet/cobweb/funkiness to finish. Finishes thin and dry. This is way too funky for my liking. Needs more of the smoke notes and an oilier body to be a decent scotch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramle, roasted malt, bubble gum, raisins, and bitterscotch. Flavor of dark fruits (prodominately raisins), malt, and spices.


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