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


on tap

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RATINGS: 733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15310) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5288) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2002
sets up in a glass real purdy-like, with caramel-copper colors and a pitted beige head like half an english muffin. very sticky fruit aromas: splayed and oozing papayas and plums, with rhine wine, marischino cherry and even a deli-slice of corned beef or some such fleshy and lightly smoked side-dish. cola syrup, dark candy malt sugars run amok over the tongue: the effervesence is effectively flat, and the hops are measurable only in parts per million. worse, there is a soapy note which mingles unsuccessfully --like a werewolf at a daycare center-- amid those unrepentant pickled pumpkin and grenadine hazelnut nectars. might be decent as a sauce for ice cream desserts, but only a creative curiosity as a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Muddy orange brown color with a variegated foamy head. First smell barrages the olafactory senses with a earthy butteriness and allusions of toffee. Very faint aroma of peat smoked malt. I just can’t get past the buttery texture. Every time this brew touches my tongue my grey matter says ’butter’. Certain toffee malt flavors yield a touch of terrestrial smoky flavors. Full mouth feel, yet very soft and smooth. Fruit flavors peeking through as this warms. Scant bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Russet hued with a foamy light tan head. Flecks of carbonation. Soapy aroma, when swirled reveals peat and caramel notes. Fluffy, airy body with a tangy sweet peated malt base and lingering smoked caramel aftertaste. Medium body. Moderate caramel sweetness, though not sticky. Peated malts are dim and appear initially but fade rather quickly. Soapy aroma never subsides. Finishes fluffy still with a cottony, Belgian yeast flair and lessened malt flavor. OK but...I’ll look to Scotland instead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 Huge head atop an autumn orange..faint aroma of carmel...sweet bready & malty..very sweet indeed..almost way too much...cloyingness..bready aftertaste..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2002
slight licorice nose, chewy, nutty flavor. Nice drinkable beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Reddish brown color, frothy foam that doesn’t look particularly strong and almost disappears within a couple of minutes. Strong malty aroma, fruity, with a little pepper spice. Strong fruity flavors, almost sherry-like, stays sweet throughout. Moderate hop bitterness and some peppery spice in the aftertaste. Surprisingly only medium bodied, making this a pretty easy drinker for 8%.

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