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


on tap

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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

49degrees' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kajser27 (639) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 22, 2015
Dark red colored, medium creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is sweet candy fruity caramel, some herbal notes and a bit of cardboard. Taste is medium sweet candy caramel, sugar, fruits, bit toasty, some cardboard and bit herbal, low bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Not really a Saison... or that nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kraddel (4961) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2015
At horecabeurs 2015. Pours clear brown/amber. No real head. Smell is sweet and caramelly. Taste is sharp, bitter and caramel. OK, yet very simple. I’m looking at the bottle, completely puzzled why anyone would think of this as a saison ????

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (1373) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle 25cl. Clear chestnut brown, small frothy beige head, mostly lasting, good lacing; aroma is malt, nutty, brown sugar, dark fruits, bit barnyard; taste is light heavy to medium sweet, slightly bitter, malty, syrup fruitiness; medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste light bittersweet with light sour twist, light spicy/herbal notes; kinda crossover from saison to sour brown, very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1335) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 14, 2015
Bue à la pression. Couleur ambrée rouge. Mousse fine. Peu de co2. Nez fruité. Palais sur le fruit et le sucre. Rondeur, peu de corps. Moyen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eManu (514) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
From a 25cl bottle. pours a dark brown body with a small tan head that did not stay long. Aroma of malts and herbs. Flavors of roasted malts, nuts, herbs, caramels and with hints of raisins. A medium to light body. Somewhat pleasant balance of flavors with some nice nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle picked up at Tres Bonne Cuisine, pours a light chestnut color with a thin wavering head. Nose is sweet, akin to a sour red/brown ale, and a little dusty. Malty sweet taste and lighter yeast notes, Faintly sour, but mostly sweet, a little dark fruit shows up. Carbonation level is spot-on. Refreshing and different from the mainstream saisons, sort of like a saison with a little bit of flanders mixed in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andriesradu (615) - ROMANIA - AUG 31, 2015
Pours dark red with a moderate white head. Red wine, cherry, light sour aroma, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet, dry, with notes of red wine, cherries. Ends dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
freretoc (1289) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 18, 2015
Bue à la pression en 25cl au Kilarney. Couleur blonde/ambrée mousse moyenne effervescence bien présente. Nez caramel. En bouche attaque sur le caramel, sucrée vanille fin de bouche sucre candy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1394) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 17, 2015
Bottled, 33 cl. Clear copper colour, small off-white/beige head. Nose of tart fruits, caramel, wood... Aroma brings the same leading to a nutty, citrus fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Tap at Delirium Tokyo. Copper coloured, and quite different. Fruity berries in the aroma, maybe almost cherry. Taste is fruity and quite sweet. Doesn’t feel very saison like. No graininess. Quite sweet, caramel. Quite nice but a little too sweet for me to drink more than a small glass.

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