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

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Pours a hazy amber color that is topped by a tan head. The aroma is a malty, on the dry side, with notes of miso, and perhaps a faint musty character. Overall a fairly mellow nose on this one. The taste is sweet up front and finishes with a note that reminds me of tropical fruit. It is quite malty as well with perhaps a hint of sherry in the middle of the beer. As the beer warms up a bit I get notes of orange and spice cake. This is most definitely a Scottish inspired brew, though (thankfully for me) the Belgian brewer could not leave well enough alone, and allowed for some extra complexity that was contributed by the yeast strain. Appropriately the hop character of this beer is practically non-existant.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
Ruby caramel in colour. Aroma had a caramel sweetness, malty and yeasty. Flavour of yeast, citrus, slight sweetness. Light body. Finishes musty with some citrus.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6379) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2004
Brown, slightly ruby, creamy white head. Malt, brown bread, sweet. Not to complex. Weak plastic finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2004
fresh floral/fruity hops, plum, blueberry, light peach aroma and milk chocolate. deep amber, nice solid slowly dissipating head. light chocolatyness, followed by hoppy bitterness, then progresses to plums and floral notes including peach, tutti-fruity undertones, honey-dew melon. creamy and chocolatey with lightly fizzy bitterness all over the palate that lingers nicely. very nice beer overall, bitter, floral and fruity ale, a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with an off white head. Sample was a touch warm but that is probably good for this one. Sweet maltiness, with a bit of the earthiness and caramel I’d expect from a scotch ale. Some nice coffee and very strong malty notes at times. Nice Beer. Mondiale 5T (Me).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Bottle. Big malty sweet nose with notes of brown sugar and plums. Nice white head and good lacing. Big carmal malt flavor with a earthy finish. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2004
Bottle-conditioned(33cl) Pours a rich amber/brown color with a thick tan head, retains some, great lace. Big malt carmel aroma, a bit of earthy spice hides in their too, seems like a fall day brew. Full-bodied, sweet. Big malt flavor, butterscotch, and as others have said a bit metallic. Has an interesting finish, not bitter, but a bit of a bite that holds some lingering interest(yeast? spice?). Overall, a nice full-bodied beer, with some complexity but the metallic really is a shame.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Big malt and caramel aroma. Poured dark amber color with nice sized tan head. Taste is brown sugar and yeast mostly with a small bit of cinnamon. Full bodied which nicely masks the 8%. Slight metalic taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (593) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2004
Powerful malt, buttersctoch and alcohol aroma. Brandy coloured heading toward red though slightly cloudy. Malty sweet with lingering bitterness but has metallic side notes. Nice and thick drinking becomes syrupy which seemed out of place with the metallic notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lunkie (1400) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2004
Malt butterscotch aroma with cloudy caramel colour. Short malt caramel flavour with smooth feel.


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