Brewed by Brasserie de Silly
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Silly, Belgium


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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Top fermentation beer, style Abbey-ale. Color: amber. Bottle says Belgian Triple Amber Ale

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle from La Grand Epicerie. Great malty beer. Aromas of cherries and burnt toffee. Taste is sweet, with long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2005
At 2005 Bedford Beer Festival. This is quite unlike anything I’ve tasted before. Mid amber beer with a firm off-white head. Aroma was comfortingly sweet: strawberry milkshake and cream. The taste sweet, fruity and honeyed, with a creamy mouthfeel. Plenty of alcohol, well disguised. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15405) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013
2013-04-04, bottle at Restobière, Brussels, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Beautiful amber color, dark shade, with creamy head. The aroma shows some banana. Full bodied; the malt and caramel flavor have a pleasant touch of roasted nuts; correct bitterness; it gets drier in the end because of the nuts; it’s also a bit dusty.
Very pleasant.

2003-11-23, bottle, 9-5-9-4-17=44
Beautiful amber color; creamy head. Nice malty aroma, macadamia nuts, turning to be almost fruity (oranges). Good body; front sweetness, balanced by a woody tartness; malty; spices and sweet orange peel. Correctly bitter. Original, a real pleasure!
Earlier Rating: 10/14/2003 Total Score: 4.1
Beautiful red-amber color, with a creamy head. Very nice malt aroma; light wood, coriander, vanilla, sweet orange. Round mouthfeel, with good malt and well balanced by the bitterness, in a crescendo to the end; with a quite strong caramel as well, and a subtle sour note. Le Diable Rouge has chosen a good brewer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2006
1995 Bottle from Kulminator, Beautiful looking in the glass, clear amber with a delicious looking creamy, lacy, firm off-white head. Sweet fruity aroma, citrus, oak, alcohol, and chestnuts. Mild, complex flavours of zest, dried fruits, prunes, toffee, vanilla and mellow whisky. Breathtakingly good, so well aged its unbelievable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobellig (37) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Very very smooth beer with hints of dried or/and mature fruits, brownish with low body yet 9.5%,ugly sticker imho, great taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (5908) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2003
The nose reminded me of some sushi I had once - one with deep fried crab meat sticking out of it. Other than that there are some peachy notes. Amber to orange color, good head which clings to the glass. Very full whiskeylike flavors with a nice yeasty fruityness on top of it. Alcohol peeks through a bit at the top. Exits with a light smoky aftertaste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1939) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2004
Hazy amber colour with a slim, creamy, off-white head. Very nice malty and caramel aroma. Very nice malty, sweet, spicey, yeasty and fruity taste. Full bodied with a long, pleasant, dry, hoppy aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1429) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2005
Unusual but successful Belgian strong ale. Poured a cloudy golden brown colour with a 2cm tan head that showed some length and laced as it receded. Sweet aroma of homemade fudge, Caramac chocolate and peaches. First taste impression is of acidic fruit juice, followed by a slug of dark malt and completed by a rush of warming alcohol. It’s a curious beast but I love it. Medium-bodied but with a refreshing spritzy mouthfeeel, initially at least. Very easy drinking for its 9.5% abv. Sweet and malty - similar in style to a Scotch ale. Flavour profile includes figs and other dried fruit. For my money, this is one of the better-balanced strong ales and one of the brewery’s best products. (Bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3342) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 29, 2012
grass, chocolate, barnyard, rotten eggs, cloudy, amber, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, sticky, astringent,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3378) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Not sure why I held off for a while on drinking this one. Didn’t even realize Silly made this. In any case, pours a nice orangish amber, clear except for the floaties, and a compact tan head that never goes away. Aroma is very malt focused, with loads of caramel and some toffee notes. Very much like an English barleywine, which is what I would have taken this for if I hadn’t known it was a Belgian. Apple and apricots hit the tongue initially, and move into a somewhat bread yeast accented light caramel malt finish. Not nearly as malty as the aroma suggests. Aroma was English barleywine, flavor was definitely Belgian and very different. I love surprises. Smooth on the palate, and surprisingly refreshing for a beer with this ABV. Nice, I’m a bit surprised this doesn’t get a bit more love.

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