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Brewed by Brasserie de Silly
Style: Saison
Silly, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison style top fermentation old brown beer. Its taste is remarkable, light and favourably combined to offer a tone that is both modestly sweetened and fruity, leaving the mouth with a refreshing feel as is constantly asked of it.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2003
Dark ruby-amber with red-golden shine (Saison?), thick yellow head, lacey. Nose of sugar (Saison?), Madeira (?? - aha, 'BBdate' is 1 month ago - strange, that's when I bought it), maple syrup and raisins. Taste is water with syrup (like maple or candi) dissolved. Porto-ish flavour too. This is ridiculous. Nice, but ridiculous. Retronasal there's just a hint of oxide-acidity. Good point. Thin bodied. Well THAT's another one OK with the style. Only is it countered by the madeirisation and the esters. It has to loose points somewhere - this travesty of a classic style. But the unexpectedly ageing of the bottle saved it, I darkly suspect. The much rarer draught version is usually better, and more closely resembles the traditional Saison-style. Which is a contradiction in se for a bottle-lagered style...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Hazy dark brown body is topped by relatively thin but creamy and lasting head. The aroma is lemon zest, toffee, vague fruitiness and a slight leafiness. Flavor is candy-like but not overly sweet. Ripe pears. Oak wood competes with cola in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Fruity, a bit of balsamic finish. Pretty good. Saison's are not my favorite beers, but this one is pretty darned good. The head is beautiful, and thick to boot.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2003
Toasted malt and buttery yeast aroma. Copper colour. Rusty taste strong and sweet, rich and treacley.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2003
Grape, spice and yeast. Dark brown-amber. Fruity and spicy but relatively thin and watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (602) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2003
wheaty nose with some spices, dark copper hue with a small head, wheaty and toasty, some lacing, syrupy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2003 This beer has a red-brown body - hue with an initial bitter flavor and a light body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2003
Great beer. Hazy browmy body with a tan head. Nose is rbown ale all the way but the taste includes a spice, fruit and malt melody. Flavour is quite sweet overall and leads to an extremely smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Hazy brown body with medium tan head. Yummy sweet Belgian brown aroma -- spicy and bready, malty, medium sweetness. Flavor is sweet malty, some spiciness, pretty smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
A faily complex beer that presents a considerable number of unique characteristics. While all of the different pieces to this puzzle are interesting in their own right, the final result was a little exciting that I had hoped. Nevertheless, a fairly decent, albeit obscure brew. I've yet to see this one sold in any style different than that of the white capped, 250ml bottle at 5%. Because of the limited quantity of this brew, I tasted it from the small Chimay goblet which filled up nicely 1-1/2 times. Pours a deep amber hued brown color with a big, rocky off-white head. Lacing on the glass is extensive and the head itself never really lowered itself much less than 1/8" inch. Surface bubbles were extensive and quite large. An exceptionally dark brew which tended to be more brown than the deep amber color most have written about in the past. Very murky, almost like a deep brown Hefeweizen, yet lacks any significant amount of sediment. Aroma wise it is a reminscent a many other complex Belgian brews but has a unique sweet and sour hit to it that isn't found in many other styles. Additionally, strong scents of aged fruit (ala Christmas cake), and some level of tartness are all detected. Although intended as a summer drink, I'm taking in this one in the heart of winter -- albeit one influenced heavily by El Nino. Taste wise, this is a complex brew that has more sourness in it that expected. Definitely sweet at the same time with hints of caramel, fruit, and even a bit of toastiness. Strangely enough, this one reminded me a lot of Liefman's Goudenband and the Oudenaarde style of brown ales. Aftertaste is complex and very long, with the aftertaste hitting heavy like oils from a freshly smoked piece of Sockeye Salmon. Don't get me wrong, this is good stuff, but that aftertaste is definitely unique.


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