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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3395) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2003
The finest head at the beerfest--a beautiful amberlooking beer. THe aroma is all malt, simple, but nice. The malt flavor is dominated by the atmosphere of sugar. It tastes like malt drops in sugar water. The finish tastes similarly. Not at all cloying or disgustingly syrupy like many european strong lagers for example. The flavor grew on me, but remained consistet. the sweetest, balanced, drinkable beer I can recall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
Bottled Aug 20/02. Sweet malt and caramel aromas. Cloudy plum coloured, medium sized toffee head, some floaties, long lasting lace. Hefty carmel/butterscotch flavours, almonds, raisins. Quite complex, very smooth, warms the soul. A terrific beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2003
A very good belgian but I think this beer proves you can't brew a scottish with a belgian yeast. Spicy and phenolic aroma and flavor in this makes it out of style, but it's a really good beer. I rated it against the style, but it's score would be higher if placed in the correct style.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Big malty aroma, large head. Meium-drk brown liquid. Kind of sharp and bitter, I was exspecting a more peat and smoke flavor like some other Scottish Ales that I have had. Kind of acidic. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8098) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2003
Slight gushing to thick, yellow-brown head. Dark brown beer with deep red shine. Beer has a nose of halogenes (chlorine, iodine, bromine,...), maybe cypress too. Dark malts and alchol. In taste, again some weak flavour of halogene desinfectant and conifer aroma. Some madeirisation and higher alcohols. Sweet underbuild, no bitterness. Higher alcohols seem to show, but only slight warming effect betrays the 8 ABV. Reasonably full-bodied. Quite nice - once one is over the initial halogene aroma in taste and smell. This might be a one-off mistake. But I seem to be missing some bitterness from roasted malts, for this style.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3160) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Heavy carbonation, sticky head sits over tea-like body. Aroma is weak and slightly lemony. The flavor is caramel dominant, molassas and a bit of char. Scuppernongs. The sweetness lacks support from other flavors. Seems unbalanced and odd, but not really old or infected. Not so great of a Scotch ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2572) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2003
Bottle. A murkey brown color with a nice creamy brown head. Butterscotch, banana, caramel, dates, and vanilla in the nose. All quite nice and well blended. It might be hard to distinguish this from a rum cake from the aroma. Sweet and creamy with a rich but not overly full body. The dark fruits, bread and spice fill out the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2003
Now THAT'S a scotch ale. Sweetness and complexity partially hides the 8% abv. Light bitterness almost lost behind the tremendous malt character. What an aroma! Dangerously strong.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2003
This one pours a dark, murky brown color with a small, lingering off-white head. The beer leaves good lacings on the glass. The aroma is malty and spicy with a touch of yeast and smoke. Medium body with soft carbonation, the flavor is full of malts and smoke up front. The finish is malty with a touch of hops and smoke flavors. Very smooth and flavorful with some wonderful smoke hints, this makes a great scottish ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Spicy, corky aroma from the dark red brown liquid. A thin head rings the glass. Fruity, musty, apple hangs in the mouth. Later I tried a 750 ml that lent in coffee and toffee and maybe a bit of chocolate, hey, it’s dandy tastin’.


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