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Singel - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

229 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 8
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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4.25/5  rDev +13%

KohlbeckM, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

george42, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ThomasAWilson2, May 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

oline73, May 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +33%

BDF2000, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of czillmer
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

czillmer, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%

750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a two finger white shade. It doesn't have the thick-looking richness or great retention I expect from a BPA; otherwise the general look is fine.

S: About what I expected - apple, pear, grape, bread, and noble hops to balance. No single note here is impressive, but it coalesces together admirably.

T: Initial fruity tones of citrus, apple, and grape eventually build to an earthy hop tone. Additional grape flavors linger on the aftertaste pleasantly. It makes up for its modicum of depth with its rock-solid balance and easy drinking nature.

M: The texture is fairly light - a great combination with the crisp, dry nature of the finish. Only thing to really complain about is that carbonation is a touch too high.

O: This one doesn't impress at first...until you realize that 2/3rds of the bottle was finished in about 10 minutes. The focus on pleasant subtlety over chest-thumping aggressiveness is something I can really appreciate here.

ThisWangsChung, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Sludgeman, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

bhunt201, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Coldsnack, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

dancheatham, Mar 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Hopbully, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Jspriest, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

cw577enfield, Mar 06, 2013
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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

AlexFields, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of ALBuff
2.46/5  rDev -34.6%

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
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

BeerAdvocate, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Mattyb79, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

mojiboo02, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jlindsey, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

akakii, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

22oz bottle poured into HF glass. Thanks Brian (Auror) for sharing this. Reviewed from notes taken two days ago.

A- Pours a hazy yellow, decent carbonation,

S- Lemons, yeast, oranges, tangerines. Fairly aromatic but a little bit astringent and not that pleasant in my opinion.

T- Lemons, tangerines, yeast, light malts, slight lemon bitterness with a lingering aftertaste. Nice lemon taste, fairly interesting, much better then aroma.

M- Light, fairly over-carbonated, fairly easy drinking.

O- Decent belgian blonde that was a little bit different then I'm used to having, but fairly enjoyable asides from the aroma. While this wasn't my favorite blonde, I'd definitely try it again but I wouldn't seek it out.

jaasen64, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

dtx00, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Auror, Jan 11, 2013
Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.