Pink Killer – Brasserie de Silly (Silly, Belgium)

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  • My Rating: D

Pink Killer – Brasserie de Silly, 5% ABV – 250ml., (Silly, Belgium)

-The name of the town derives from its stream, called the Sille (French) or Zulle (Dutch), and has no relation to the English word. (wiki)

Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat, hops, yeast, grapefruit juice, sugar, sweetener, flavours.

  • Style: (grapefruit) Fruit Ale
  • Taste: syrupy fruitiness -> citrus malts/gatorade -> aspartame/bad hop/fruity malt finish.
  • Where I got it : W.16th
  • How much: $4 (after 10% off) – 250ml., June 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no!

Visual: Pours clear pinkish-orange with almost no head, thin ringed retention, virtually no activity, and the last few drops in the bottle full of cloudy sediment.

Nose: Bright fruity-candy-esque grapefruit-citrus aroma. Half-sugar/half-soap, not all bad. (7/10-pungency)

Attack: syrup’d sweetness fruity malts

Mid-palate: (MAIN) light tangy malts, gatorade (energy-drink), *mild* pink grapefruit

Finish: bad aspartame flavour and roughness, bad hopped bitterness, fruity malt finish.

Summary: The flavours are not really appetizing plus the texture is pretty bad. Bearable, but money and ingredients not well spent.