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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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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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2003
I knew this one was going to be funky just by the name. It poured a ruby red color with no head basically and just a nice white clingee foamy head. The aroma is just OVERFLOWING with doughiness, some hops, and maybe some of that 8 percent ABV coming through. The taste was very tarty, metally, and tasted almost leathery. Strange heavy carbonated appearance which made it super soda-like in quality with some hints of fruitiness. Citrus also skips from here to there. Very dry finish with wild carbonation. Im confused...someone guide me...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2003
Malty Converse hi-tops with a hint of licorice covered in rubber cement, this is a challenging smell. Stalagmites of tanned foam reach to the heavens in defiance, leaving the lake, a plentiful pool of frothy frosting churning below. Inside is wonder, a butterscotch fondu of warmth and grain, fruit and fibre. Finally, leaving you in the distance, like the steady hum of a whisky train, clanking down the tracks, waving you away. Serious sillyness abounds.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2003
This beer has a amber body - hue with an initial bitter flavor and a light body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2003
1/22/03: bottle. good amount of head, which is light tan in color. body is a beautiful red- burnt orange color. head diminishes to a medium size, with a good amount of lacing. aroma is full of yeast with hints of fruit. good mix of malt and yeast in the taste, with hints of fruit. there was a high amount of an iron- metallic aftertaste which honestly almost ruins this beer. i hope that this was just a bad batch- and if so, i’d possibly like to try this one again to find out if indeed the batch was bad, or if this is just a poor quality beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Cloudy amber body with a thin tan head. Some lacing.
Smells like brown sugar and alcohol.
Fruity, yeasty and metallic tasting. A slight hint of the dreaded DMS. Medium bodied.
Smooth on the tongue.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Sweet aroma...malty, sugary, and a hint of clove (I think that's just the Belgian yeast). The flavor was not like other Scotch ales I've had...more like a Belgian ale (go figure). Fruity flavor, sugary with just a hint of alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013
2013-07-09, 33cl bottle, bb 11/10/14, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Dark brown color. A quite good Strong Belgian Ale, with malt and caramel, quite sweet, some darker caramel to account for the Scotch denomination, low bitterness; it lacks some character.

2003-01-15, corked 75cl, bottled 06-2000, 2 1/2 ys old, 8-5-8-4-15=40
Beautiful hazy amber color, creamy head. Strong aroma of malt, caramel, some cork. Good balance of sweetness and bitterness, age character, but it has aged less well than the Cervoise de l’Avouerie d’Anthisnes (tasted in parallel); a lot of malt; not too much hop.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2003
God i could drink this all day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Hmm...is it just me or should Belgians just stick to brewing Belgian beer? With the notable exceptions of the two ’Chouffe’ beers, I"ve been unimpressed with Belgian Pilsner and Scotch Ale. This is no exception. I"ll spare the nuances and just describe this as an overcarbonated semi-Scottish ale that appears to have been brewed with candy sugar and belgian ale yeast. That should give you a pretty good image.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Medium brown color. Large head. Aroma is malty and a little fruity. Full-bodied Scotch Ale. Malts are bold, but a little too sweet. Very fruity tasting. Flavors are molasses, chocolate, cherries, peat and smoke. Very smooth taste. Nice beer, its just a touch too sweet, but there is a slight bitterness at the finish to balance it out. It hides the 8% alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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