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Singel - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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85
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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -36.2%

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.

12-15-2012 19:32:04 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-28-2012 21:31:57 | More by nmann08
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +13.3%

Appearance: A meringue of a head mushrooms on top of the cloudy amber liquid, leaving a lace curtain behind on the tulip

Smell: Yeast forward aromatics, with pepper and coriander dominant; apple, pear and grape tones, underneath

Taste: The fruit flavors emerge first, with apple, pear and hint of vinous grape; by mid-palate, the pepper and coriander emerge and wind up dominating the finish though the fruit flavors linger underneath

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with high carbonation

Overall: Hardywood just goes from strength to strength in my book, mastering a broad range of styles; another fine brew that I could have mistaken for an Allagash or an Ommegang

07-18-2013 22:25:44 | More by brentk56
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-08-2013 02:34:37 | More by ygtbsm94
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-22-2014 05:59:57 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

A: thin head rapidly dissipates on a hazy golden with slight orange hue body.

S: clove, mustard seed, pale malts, belgian yeast with very mild banana notes.

T: this one is very tart and sour but not so much that its mouth curdling. Lots of belgian yeast, clove and other herbs, musty hops and malts.

M: this one is pretty dry. light to medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: I really liked how Belgian this one is

10-05-2012 01:07:41 | More by kylehay2004
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%

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

01-16-2014 05:03:37 | More by RblWthACoz
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nickfl

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, golden body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves little lace.

S - A spicy aroma of coriander, clove, and some vegetal garden herb notes.

T - Light, bready malt up front with some herbal hop notes. Thin, grainy malt in the middle and a finish with light bitterness and more herbal hops.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - not bad, there is an odd note in the aroma, but the flavor comes together pretty well. I don't love it, but it is drinkable and a reasonably credible example of an obscure style.

10-05-2012 01:08:02 | More by nickfl
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-08-2012 03:17:14 | More by Jason
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

Someone should tell them they misspelled the word "Single" on the label, pretty obvious if you ask me...this beer was meh...at best.

Beer is yellow with a white head, moderate retention, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is grainy, yeasty, bready, sweet.

Beer is medium in body and sweet on the finish, the overall beer is fine but bland, grainy finish, mildly astringent. Not a repeat.

08-03-2012 15:46:52 | More by drabmuh
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-18-2013 20:13:04 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

03-31-2014 15:46:20 | More by mdfb79
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.76/5  rDev 0%

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.

03-18-2014 22:48:17 | More by Huhzubendah
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-15-2013 03:43:34 | More by BillRoth
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.16/5  rDev -16%

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.

08-23-2013 21:30:45 | More by smakawhat
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

From 22oz bomber to Bruges hybrid glass on 7/7/12
*From notes

A: Clean mango-lemon in hue. Bone white half finger head on a hard pour. Lackluster retention. Lackluster lacing and collar.

S: The nose is freshly prepped bisquick, lemon rind and spice.

T: Lots of Belgian yeast, plenty of acidity, fruity citrus and medium toast.

M: Crisp, clean and easy to drink. Medium to light in body.

O: As far as flagship beers go, this is a good one. I'm not typically a BPA fan, yet this is flavorful, complex and quaffable. I look forward to returning to this one in the not-too-distant-future.

07-08-2012 06:43:09 | More by Rhettroactive
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +16.5%

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A lot of fruit, along with a good deal of yeast and malt.

T: Tasted of yeast, malt, citrus (lemon), spices, and some other light fruit. A very vibrant, effervescent flavor with just the right amount of complexity.

M: A huge amount of carbonation with a crisp, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: One of the better examples of an American version of a Belgian beer. Very easy to drink.

12-01-2011 14:26:27 | More by avalon07
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-02-2014 12:13:08 | More by atrocity
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blackie

California

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%

bomber from the Caboose, Ashland - nice label

a: medium gold with a moderate haze, tight white head, low retention

s: pale malt, clean grape and apple with some citrus and tropical nuance - cooked pineapple, delicate spice, citrusy hops bring a fresh counterpoint, yeast, a touch of bubblegum

m: carbonation a higher moderate, light-medium in body

t: clean pale malts with fruity sugar notes of apple and grape, fresh and bright but with an underlying touch of malt sugar, some citrusy hop notes with a clean moderate bitterness, grassy, nice yeast flavors

o: a solid singel style ale, the malts are a little prominent for my liking and leave kind of a toasty/grainy feel, but a nice drink nonetheless

09-01-2013 19:42:12 | More by blackie
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured a light golden body with good and head and thin lace on top of a yeasty, spicy, slightly sweet and hopped up aroma. Beer is light and smooth and has a bit of yeast bite to it. Some tropical fruits seem to come out, some a little wild as there is a spicy bitterness to beer. Also a touch of bready and sweet malt. Crisp finish although a little haggard. The flavors in the beer are good but are too muted at some points.

10-06-2013 20:31:20 | More by clayrock81
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%

A gift from the all-too-generous beerisheaven, who has contributed mightily to my beer education (& my caloric intake) over the years. 750 ML bottle split with my wife on a night when company was over & I just wanted to lay down & read. Grmmp.

Pour is as light, frizzy, & pale as a beer can possibly be - I swear it's actually smiling at me. The nose is all raw pepper & bready yeast; smells like Belgium in the morning, I bet.

Singel is a singular creature that's a credit to the style without breaking out of the pack. Pepper is the most noticeable aspect here, tons of cool, smooth pepper backed with lots of bread, yeasty fruity Esters (didn't that used to be a name?), bit of lemon. Drinkability is the backbone of this show - one could drink this for hours.

Really, a fairly tame beer that's good but not great; but what does one want from a Belgian pale ale? Good beer.

01-11-2013 02:41:31 | More by maximum12
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

05-04-2012 16:03:15 | More by mhaugo
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-15-2014 14:04:51 | More by outoffocus
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%

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

03-01-2013 01:58:15 | More by AlexFields
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argock

Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +6.6%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. No obvious freshness date. Single singel purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear golden with soft, foamy 1-finger white head with decent retention and a few spots of lace.

S: Mostly grainy pale pilsner malt, a little bit of pear and golden apples matched with herbal, spicy floral hops. Peppery yeast ester, spicy and lightly citrus.

T: Big bold flavor for what is usually a ho-hum style. Big lemon pepper bite up front balanced with a honeyish pilsner malt sweetness through the mid-palate. The nose does not let on to the fruitiness of this ale, a lot of pear, orange, and tart apple, pineapple, more phenols when cold, decreasing in bitterness as it warms, and leaving a moderately bitter, herbal-floral finish.

M: Finishes nice and dry with light body and high carbonation, on point for all parts of the feel on this beer.

O: This beer really surprised me -- I had not liked their pale ale or cream ale too much, but this was one fine beer. Reminds me of a saison a lot, a little less estery though. A very interesting yeast character with a solid, spot-on pilsner maltiness dominating but accented with moderately peppery phenolics without overdoing it and nailing the feel. Great work on this one and I will be looking to buy more in the future.

08-12-2014 02:17:58 | More by argock
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Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.