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Singel - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 222
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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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-08-2014 12:35:28 | More by Dicers
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-20-2012 14:47:38 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-25-2014 20:32:50 | More by Gatordaddy
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-30-2012 22:09:13 | More by Hanzo
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-06-2013 22:34:39 | More by Jspriest
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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.

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-11-2012 19:52:15 | More by ncaudle
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-11-2013 22:25:09 | More by DrinkSlurm
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-18-2012 01:33:15 | More by 2dogbrew
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-08-2012 15:59:07 | More by Todd
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-08-2013 02:15:46 | More by egrace84
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-04-2012 20:06:22 | More by VeganUndead
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-11-2013 00:02:29 | More by DonFrap
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

A-golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-banana, apple, bready malt, spices

T-bready malt, grain, apples, banana, pepper, coriander, mild bitter finish

F- medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly astringent

O-nice malts flavors and balance in this BPA, well done and reasonably priced

09-29-2013 21:53:58 | More by MDDMD
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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.

04-01-2013 23:39:33 | More by ThisWangsChung
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-11-2014 14:41:12 | More by thufflife
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

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.

01-13-2013 03:05:19 | More by jaasen64
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-05-2013 12:01:59 | More by mikeincharleston
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-20-2011 19:22:50 | More by DoctorB2B
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-09-2013 04:53:52 | More by avisong
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-12-2013 15:19:51 | More by jacewg
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Danny1217

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-12-2014 02:02:09 | More by Danny1217
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

03-31-2013 18:01:08 | More by Sludgeman
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-20-2014 17:54:00 | More by Drknight
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-10-2012 22:29:26 | More by stephenjmoore
Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.