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Witkap Pater Singel / Stimulo - Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

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Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloWitkap Pater Singel / Stimulo

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very good

266 Ratings

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Slaghmuylder visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999)
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, grape, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, clove, band aid, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance and complexity; a bit too medicinal. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, bread, honey, candi sugar, herbal, floral, grass, light clove/pepper, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, grape, bread, honey, candi sugar, herbal, grass, floral, light clove/pepper, must, and yeast earthiness. Nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good Belgian pale ale. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this oddity on sale at the local Binny's. My first encounter with this brewery, and my first encounter with what describes itself as a 'singel' abbey ale. Unfiltered & bottle conditioned. I have no idea what to expect!

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Gusherrrr! My second encounter with a gusher. Poured two fingers of fluffly bubbly white head on top of a burnt orange yellow colored body with some dark flecks of sediment. Not remarkable, but it looks pretty nice when it comes down to it.

S - Smell is of musty yeast, green apples, some vinegar acidity, some earthy woody caramel malt, a bit soapy. Smells pretty nice.

T - Taste is of spritzy yeast, earthiness, wheat, husky grains, corn, sour green apple, lemongrass. This definitely surprised me.

M - Feel is crisp and clean, with mild grain and tartness on the finish. Very nice.

Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised. I would definitely be interested in having more of this, and this surely has me interested to try more of the style. Recommended.

Witkap Pater Singel ---4/5.

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A: Pours a hazy pale straw color with a fair amount of bubbly white head. This retains pretty well, and leaves bubbly walls of lacing.

S: Lightly fruity and yeasty.

T: Light fruity grainy sweetness, with a touch of hops through the finish and the fruit and yeast notes lingering. It's dry and a touch astringent.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Overall, it's nice, it's light, and it's refreshing, while still being tastier than most similarly light beers.

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From: Friar Tuck Beverage, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle, stocked Winter 2013
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

I've been impressed with Singel-style beers from Westmalle and local breweries, and was excited to try this one when I saw it locally available. While not unappealing, the beer is rather unremarkable, particularly in flavor, yielding very modest sweetness and fruitiness, with slightly more apparent phenolics and wood-like characters. Further, a 6% ABV singel is not really a singel at all, and should have stronger flavor than this. One I would not pick up again.

Pours a very tall (>4cm) head of white bubbles, small in size, creating a very dense, frothy appearance. Retention is excellent, the foam lasting several minutes in a slow decline to a 0.5cm cap atop the body of the beer that lasts the duration of the drink. Lacing is also exceptional, thick washes and complex patterns intermixed with arrays of dots adorn the insides of the glass. The beer is a bright golden yellow color, with light bringing out very pale yellow hues. Carbonation is visible through the semi-hazy beer (10-20% opaque), the bubbles numerous and quite vigorous in activity.

Aroma is simple, light, but appealing: pleasantly floral, with lightly sweet fruitiness and pale malts, as well as a touch of Belgian yeast phenolics and fresh juniper wood.

The flavor is less exciting than the scent, a pale, lightly sweet maltiness with a slightly sharp phenolic and juniper wood-like edge. Front of palate finds a pale malt sweetness with modest juniper wood accent. Mid-palate experiences stronger pale malt sweetness with a slight biscuit edge, moderate Belgian yeast phenolic and fresh juniper wood characters, and very modest Belgian yeast flavor and low European hop bitterness. Back of palate picks up stronger Belgian yeast phenolics, slightly mushroom-like yeast itself, moderate European hop bitterness, and a faint white bread-like sweetness. Aftertaste is of moderate European hop bitterness with very mild yeast and phenolic characters.

Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium to medium-high intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that has light fizziness, quickly settling to a smooth and pleasant foaminess Closes quite dry, with little stickiness remaining on the palate and lips.

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Witkap Pater Singel / Stimulo from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
85 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.