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Singel - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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85
very good

289 Ratings
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very good

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 34 | 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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2/5  rDev -46.8%

Yodo, Oct 16, 2012
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2.33/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had this at the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery while picking up another growler of their Gingerbread Stout. I am not a fan of pale ales, and this is yet more evidence I should just stick to stouts.

Very pale beer. It almost looks like champagne coming out of the tap. It did not have a pleasing smell to it either, very yeasty.

I drank my taster and then immediately asked for a pint of Gingerbread Stout to get the taste out of my mouth. I won't try this again.

out4blood, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
2.4/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle thanks to Matt. Served in a cervoise. Pours a fairly-clear golden color with a short white head. Nose has loads of pepper and just a touch of background floral hops. Flavor is likewise mostly pepper. Interesting if they didn’t use pepper in this, as they really got some crazy stuff out of the yeast. Medium body. Somewhat crisp and dry. Just okay. One dimensional.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of ALBuff
2.46/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks as one would expect: pale hazy yellow, moderate foamy head, effervescent. Smells about as good as it tastes, which in my opinion is not that great. The lemony hops and pungent yeast is an off putting combo, adding a conflicting dichotomy of both sweet and sour, with neither really blending well together.

ALBuff, Feb 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

fehrminator, Aug 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

pathead, Oct 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

horrorspecialty, Nov 16, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

LeeEvolved, Nov 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Samichez, Apr 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

SpecialN32, Oct 01, 2012
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2.87/5  rDev -23.7%

CycleHops, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Tringrose11, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

oline73, May 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

BertLoveIII, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3/5  rDev -20.2%

12 oz bottle poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Yellow-straw with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity with tiny yeast particles suspended throughout.

Nose
hay, potpourri, lemon, and spent grain. Saison-esque.

Taste
Potpourri and hay. Spent grain, lemon zest, pear, and sourdough. Finishes with tons of peppercorn and a subtle earthiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, dry, and stingy with carbonation.

Overall
Spicy, earthy, and dry. Tastes like a brash, peppery saison.

justintcoons, Nov 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

emottram, May 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Novabrewer, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

brpendergast85, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Shilt, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured on tap at Meridian Pint DC. From notes.

Pale golden color, very crystal clear, looks more like a decent lager. Thin white collar presented with a nice fluffy white top.

Nose is indistinguishable. I get nothing. nada. zip. zilch, bupkis, I am reaching here, but really nothing. Anything off putting or offensive or faulty, nope, but nothing that makes me want to think I am enjoying a beer here.

Palate comes out considerably better. Mild floral tones and a nice honey softness on the palate. Some of the classic mild candi like Belgian sugars come out a bit but not much. Moderate carbonation. I am straining to find anything distinct about this even for a simple Belgian Pale, and it's tough.

Overall, this is taste wise an ok example with out any problems, but it's really indistinct and nothing to get excited over, I'd rather have something with a bit more flavor, even if it is just a Belgian Pal Ale.

smakawhat, Aug 23, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

kcq101, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of ProstMasterson
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For the price, you could go elsewhere and get more bang for your buck. Just an average domestic belgian pale.Pear notes, crisp finish, light esters. I look forward to trying others from Hardywood, but this was definetly on the average side. Not a sink pour because of cost, but will certainly pawn off at holiday parties

ProstMasterson, Nov 19, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light and clear color similar to a light lager, but with a pure white frothy head with big streams of bubble rising from the bottom of the glass. Looks really nice.

Smells of dry yeast, slightly spicy malt, slight floral notes, white grapes.

Taste is similar, dry champagne like yeast, white wine grapes, mild spice. Good, basically like a really tame tripel.

Mouthfeel is high on carbonation, actually tastes a little boozy strangely given the low abv.

Solid beer.

6.5/10

AlexFields, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

VCUgrad, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

hophugger, Nov 01, 2014
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Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.