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Singel - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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85
very good

199 Ratings
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85
very good

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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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danmouer

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The brewers call this a Belgian Blond which is a far more accurate description than the BPA designation found here at BA. This beer seems to clearly be an attempt to match or excede Lefse Blond or Val Dieu Blond, and it does that admirably. So I found myself confsed by te name, "SIngel" and the brewery's clain that this is meant tobe an iNterpretation of a Belgian Trappist Enkel (or "Patersbier" or "Tafelbier)." but those liquid varieties iof monks' daily bread tip the scale at 2.5 to a max of about 4 percent ABV. Despite the namea and the claim, this beer is a Belgian Blond Strong Ale, using the BJCP guidelines, and it is a very good one.

I downgraded it a bit for appearance because my examples (2) have both been quite hazy, looking more like a saison or hefeweissbier. Nonetheless the dry, well-attenuated grainy-fruity nose and flavor are just what they should be.

This new brewery (Hardywood Park) has just opened in my hometown, Richmond, Va., and I am looking forward to seeing their Singel proliferate and become the daily swill of our town's growing beer-smart public. It's very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 00:14:42 | More by danmouer
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Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.