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Brewed by Brasserie de Silly
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Silly, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KevinfromNH (11) - Concord, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2014
Not good. Petrus aged pale is the Cadillac of Sour Beers, and in comparison this is a beat up broken down piece of shit station wagon. If you mix it with another beer you kind of end up with something ok.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (932) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Type: 11.2-oz. bottle Glass: Westvleteren XII glass From: Albertsonís in Alpine, Calif. Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack) Purchased: Sept. 30, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 1, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a dark auburn, mahogany color with one finger of khaki, gray head, which dissipated fairly quickly. Light spots of sporadic lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.95) Smelled sour fruits up front in sour apple, plum, kiwi, grapes, faint cherry and raspberry. Altogether not as potent as I anticipated. (Smell - 3.64) Tasted similar to the nose, although I was hoping for something better. Got sour apple, sour plum, raspberry, black cherry, caramel and purple grape juice. (Taste - 3.66) Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Somewhat bitter, but mostly long astringent finish. (Feel - 3.79) I was expecting a bit more, but this was decent nonetheless. Especially for the price. I guess Iíd have it again. (Overall - 3.70) 3.69 83 B

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5062) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light tart cherries, cola, caramel, and a hint of vinegar. It pours a dark orangish-brown with some transparency when held to the light. It has a large khaki head that has decent retention before eventually fading to a thick film. There is some heavy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate cola with a hint of caramel. The finish gets some light-moderate sweet cherry with just a touch of tartness. There is also some faint vinegar notes and oak/wood. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, itís too light in the sour/tart and too heavy in the sweetness for my Sour Brown preferences. Itís certainly not bad...just not what I want when Iím looking for this style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Not sure what exactly they were going for it, but it didnít really work. Muddled malts and only slight hints at anything sour in the aroma or flavor. Just a twinge of tart really. slight lactic feel, but if you werenít being told this was a sour, Iíd say average belgian ale. Light fruit in there, but not much of anything wild or sour."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2014
11oz bottle that is brown .. deep tawny .. medium foam.. . stupid flanders! .. . leather, brown, dark berry, and pit of said berry .. . aftertaste is where this goes wrong, old bottle flavours and mud .. . could be a really nice beer but the finish is off .. . . who names their kid fucking Rusty!?!?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tap. Red amber with small head. Lightly tart, but not really sour. Flavor decent, but lacking in complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4 Sept 2014, bottle. pink/light brown. nose is sweet, yeasty bread, faintly tart, red fruit. med body and mildly fizzy. yeasty bread, some tart cherry, a tad earthy. meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2304) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
I was hoping, fingers crossed, that the reviews were wrong, that this was actually a really great sour, that maybe people just found it too intense (something Iíd love in a sour), but, alas, the reviews were all correct. This is a watered down sour. Red body, kind of like a dark iced tea, not much head. Faint metallic tart aroma. Taste is a little sour, maybe some cranberry there, but basically if you take a Duchess and made a radler out of it...except instead of making it 50% soda, you did 50% water, then youíd have this. Still a half power Duchess is better than a lot of beers.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1836) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours auburn with a thin tan head. Fruity and lightly tart but not really sour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (521) - Delaware, USA - AUG 10, 2014
bottle pour..reddish brown tint..nose has some sour presence..light bodied..not much sour action at all..a slight sour cherry presence..overall a bit thin in texture and not very complex overall..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5259) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bonus appearance point for the cool art deco label. Pours reddish copper, with a frothy head. Smells like grape juice, and pretty much tastes like it, too. Kind of artificial in a way.


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