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


on tap

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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2006
This one is good. Poured a deep leathery brown color with a loose head that faded quickly. Aroma is that of caramel and peat smoke with hints of dark fruit. Flavor is outstanding, heavy but smooth caramel, peat, dark cherries, and raspberries. It is full bodied and chewy without being overly so, well balanced with hop flavors and bitterness just coming through. This is the most complex and balanced scotch ale Ive had, its a shame it was done by the Belgians and not the Scots.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2966) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2006
Bu lAuberge des Petites Douceurs Belges. Pas aussi bonne que la McChouffe, mais trs apprciable. Lg got de scotch et de caramel, ass rchaufant. Cest un bon produit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - FEB 2, 2006
i contemplated brewing this...., glad that i didnt. not terrible in scotch ale standard, but hugely disappointing as a belgian. maybe i was expecting too much. cloudy amber w/ a small quickly disippating head. solid malty aroma, but the body... very uninspiring. ... must stay positive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skrping, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2006
Bottle. Served in thistle-shaped glass. Red-brown with nice head and lace. Quite sweet, pipe tobacco, butter, late finishing bitterness just manages balance. Low carbonation for an ale made in Belgium, silky mouthfeel. A gentle, pleasent, easy drinking scotch ale that lacks complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1495) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2006
I thought this was really good. Has a bit of a brown sugary taste to it, but has a good bitterness to it as well towards the end i thought. Would enjoy another one of these.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2427) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2006
From the bottle.

Pours a cloudy dark brown, like thick unfiltered apple cider, with an abundant off-white head.

The aroma is full and luxurious and enticing, caramel and golden raisins, warm sweet malts and a hint of alcohol.

The first sip is surprising in how sweet, chewy, and alcohol-heavy the beer is; this one tastes every bit of its 8 percent and then some. The flavor is sweet and richly malty, with dried plums, a hint of vanilla, a touch of spice, and a pleasant peat and woodiness in the alcohol burn that fades to a woody finish. The carbonation is relatively aggresive but not unpleasant.

The beer is nice, certainly well-crafted, but for me the whole is somewhat less than the sum of the quite impressive parts. While Im enjoying drinking this one, and while Id enjoy revisiting it, this isnt an outright standout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5681) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Pours a deep, hazy brown -- almost like unfiltered cider. Sweet alcohol/fruit and caramel malt notes. Does not taste like it smells -- almost metallic at first. But the taste turns to have almost home-made apple cider notes. Fizzy. First impression was negative, but this grew on me -- not sure Id have another, but glad I tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Red copper ale with a thick off white head. Sweet lactic aroma with horsblanket notes. In mouth, burned or caramleized maple syrup with notes of crustacean shell water. Lighter bodied yet pleasing. An excentric scotch ale. Tasted 28/01/05 at Institut Scotch Ale tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2213) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 5, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottled. Bulky head, clearly hazelnut color, much persistent and creamy. Dark brown color; elegant and intense. Rich and flowery scent with alcoholic and much persistent smooth notes. Honey, sweet malt and caramel fragrancy. Determined and pungent taste, much fresh and full bodied. Extremely sweet and alcoholic, much complex with also apple and fruit juice rumors. Unusual and agreeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (11497) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
Rich smelling, rich looking chestnut. The taste is rather average or a tad below for a scotch. Perhaps above average for this brewery. Taste a bit metallic, more carmel and malt than scotch taste.

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