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Singel - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

169 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%


Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and uninhibited, Hardywood Singel is a feat in balance. Sunshine golden with a fluffy head and a veil of Belgian ale yeast, Singel’s tropical fruit esters complement its spicy hop aromatics. Delicate in body, Singel’s mellow, dry finish culminates a truly ethereal experience.

Hardywood Singel's stylistic inspiration originates with the Trappist brewers of western Europe, who are often celebrated for their gloriously complex dubbels and tripels, and whose devotion to crafting heavenly libations is second to none. Unknown to many, some of the Trappist brewers also brew a milder ale for daily consumption within the walls of the monastery. Hardywood Singel is our interpretation of this style.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: nandemo1 on 10-19-2011)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Clear golden yellow, thin wispy white lace

SMELL: Yeast, green banana skin, white pepper, gummy, orchard must

TASTE: Semi-crisp, red apple, mixed fruit-cup juice, herbal hop; medicinal, pithy, chalky, gummy, slightly astringent, peppercorn, cracker-like dry malt, salty, yeasty, oily hop, dry finish

Simple yet intricate, with yeast nuances ... perhaps too much so? That would be our only gripe with this beer. The yeast dominates. In fact, it's a yeast bomb. Some taming would push this beer into the exceptional range. Regardless, a good stab at an Abbey-style Blonde Ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 00:35:02 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-08-2012 15:59:07 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-08-2012 03:17:14 | More by Jason
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 03/29/14 notes. On tap at Fireworks in Arlington, VA.

a - Pours a pale yellow color with one inch of slightly off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spices, mint, bananas, cloves, yeast, bready malts, light pepper, and light floral notes. Nice nose, little too much pepper.

t - Tastes of sweet bananas, fruity malts, apples, spices, cloves, light pepper, floral notes, mint. Taste is better than the nose, sweeter and more fruits.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty good Belgian. Nice bananas and spices throughout, and easy to drink. Worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2014 15:46:20 | More by mdfb79
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Whole Foods in Alexandria, VA.

The beer is clear and golden with a small white head. the aroma brings Belgian yeast, light spice, a hint of alcohol. Simple and easy drinking. Not too sweet. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. A nice American representation of an abbey single. A few small tweaks and they could be onto something.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2014 22:48:17 | More by Huhzubendah
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: pours translucent yellow, sort of like an American lager, unfiltered
S: to me, this was the most appealing part of the beer and hinted at promise. Yeasty to sour, reminds me of sourdough bread a bit. Also seems very Belgian almost tending towards a sour
T/M: starts just a bit on the tart side, but fades too quickly into tasting like an imported pilsner. As such, it's an okay beer. I must admit I have not had many singles, so it might be on par with the style. However I liked the smell a lot, and the taste didn't meet my anticipation.
O: I wish this tasted a bit more like the nose, which was quite interesting. It turns out to me to be a decent replacement for an imported lager.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2014 00:11:47 | More by cjgiant
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow. The noticeable yeast on this is pretty high and there is also quite a strong bit of lemon going on as well. This comes across as something that isn't typical for the style. But it does have a smooth feel on it and it's easy to drink. Not too bad really

Serving type: bottle

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Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.