by Brasserie De Silly

This beer is affectionately known as a Belgian-Scotch collaboration in the truest sense of the word.  At the end of WWI, a Scottish regiment was stationed just outside the city of Silly.  They asked the nearby brewery to provide a taste of home in the form of a scotch ale, but the brewery didn’t know how to brew this beer style, nor did they have the required ingredients for the beer given the shortages of most ingredients.

With more than a little self-interest as motivation, the unit commander sourced the required sugars and importantly the hops in the form of East Kent Goldings from the UK.  A Scottish soldier by the name of Jack Peyne helped develop the beer, and he even stayed on in the city of Silly after the war to work in the brewery.

The recipe he developed for the beer is still used today for the Silly Scotch!

A very nice looking brown beer, with a rich aroma of caramel malt, dried fruits and a little nuttiness.   And that’s exactly what you get in the taste as well.

Early sweetness of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, with the fruits slowly joining in the form of dried plums, dried cherries and raisins.  There is a woody/nutty hint with a touch of tobacco and of course scotch note.  It is full bodied, smooth with low carbonation that stays slightly on the sweet side though with enough hop bitterness and spiciness to keep things in a very nice balance.  Sip and savour this beer, it is a good one!


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