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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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BA SCORE
84
good

268 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Slaghmuylder visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999

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Photo of earthling
1.63/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Although my rating is low, it isn't for lack of craftsmanship. It's simply a matter of taste.

This beer tastes like sheep shit. It literally has an aroma of the farm -- a bit gamey one might say. This may appeal to some people, but it's definitely a very unusual Belgian ale.

I enjoyed drinking half of this beer for the experience. It's so pungent I laughed out loud. It's always fun to be exposed to a radically different flavor profile than you're used to. But this isn't a beer that's aligned with my personal tastes.

Photo of Caskaway
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of ballewblake
2.05/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pour from bottle into my Duvel tulip.

No head on this one but the brew is highly carbonated. D in the bottom of the glass is producing a floating layer of foam but thats about it. Pale yellow in color, Belgian malts and hops on the nose. Fairly boring on the tongue. Not the best tasting I've had from Slaghmuylder. Tastes like carbonated water with just a little beer injected. Too carbonated if anything. I'd try this again, but only to make sure this wasn't a bad brew. After that, I'd surely pass on this one.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.47/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a murky pale yellow color with a huge 3 inch white head that fades to a small cap. Little spots of lacing here and there on the glass. Smells like this one might be infected, as there is a noticeable dirty socks smell coming off this beer. I am also getting some citrus. Taste is actually not half bad. There are some grain flavors, like water logged biscuits, with a lemony citrus finish. There is a citrus zest essence on the finish but without any bitterness. This beer is pretty flat and watery in the feel. Overall, I think there is something wrong with this one. Not too impressed.

Photo of Cresant
2.54/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 11.2 oz. light brown bottle into a Chimay goblet. No date. Body remained clear and golden, with a careful pour. There was a crisp "white cap" of head that was fed by and active bead of carbonation.

Smell was vegetal. Grade school paste. Vague fruitiness and mild peppercorns.

Taste was steel-like. Creamy yet really mild/bland in flavor.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and zesty in the beginning and finished rather thin and smooth.

Photo of Knapp85
2.58/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The first Belgian Singel I've ever had or seen. This pours out almost like a Wit beer, cloudy and pale yellow. Thin white head not much lacing. The smell is kind of citrusy but also a bit light also. The taste of the beer was kind of one dimentional to me. there was no transitions here. It tastes similar to a Weisse beer but doesn't really have much of an aftertaste. The mouthfeel was a bit too thin I thought. Overall, I'm glad I tried it but it's not something I'll be getting more of.

Photo of maleman
2.6/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - very light golden,cloudy composition, one finger head, not too much lacing.

S - somewhat hoppy, but not much past that.

T - it tended toward acidic with a sour finish.

M - felt it in the very back of my mouth. it fills the mouth, but not impressively.

D - won't buy this one again.

Another Belgian I was disappointed in. Just not a beer I'd like to sit around and knock back with my buds.

Photo of Bighuge
2.7/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is almost clear and golden. A skimming of a head is present. Frothy edging however. Aroma is fruity, musty and heavily cidery. Huge apple cider nose. Taste seems a little stale. Sour apple and vinegar come to mind. Not very drinkable. I wouldn't go with this one again.

Photo of Naes
2.71/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a golden colored ale with a tall frothy white head that retains and laces well.
The aroma is very fruity with a subtle yeast presence.
The flavor is just as it smells. This is like apple juice turned into beer with some spices and yeast thrown into the mix.
Mouth feel is medium bodied and actively carbonated.

This one is a unique beer, just too sweet for me.

Photo of germanbeer1
2.71/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Chimay glass from a .33l bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors in Worcester. It has a sizable head with nice lacing down the side. The color is very similar to that of Hoegaarden or any Witbier obviously being a very hazy form of yellow. The taste is unfortunately rather metallic and only segways into an even worse aftertaste. When eaten with salty foods, this beer could hardly be distinguished from the juice in a pickle jar. I am looking forward to the duppel and tripel.

Photo of desint
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of elginirishpunk
2.78/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured light hazy pour with decent amount of head off the pour. Very sweet and almost more wheat or saison aroma. Very light and smooth with a clean finish. Very little bitterness at all in all a decent pale ale but not like many others. There is not many characteristics that make it compairable to other pale ales, at least in the states.

Photo of mmmbeer
2.91/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz., unfiltered and conditioned. After foaming up in the bottle it pours a lightly hazed straw, topped with two fingers of bright white froth that leaves immense sheets of lacing. Smells a touch vinous, yeasty, with a bit of sourness and perhaps some spicy hops. Similar on the palate, with notes of pale malt, a mild bitterness and a distracting cardboard flavor on top of a light and dry, highly-carbonated body. Certainly a passable pale, but I wish it had more character.

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours pale yellow with a lasting small head.
Heavy grassy hops dominate the aroma at first, followed by doughy Belgian yeast and soft phenols.
No sign of those hops as a flavour, just bready, grainy malt and the doughy yeast. Finishes with a weak metallic bitterness.
Carbonation is too high by far.

Photo of HappyHourHero
2.96/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cold bottle erupted when I popped the cap. Hazy sunshine colored beer was poured quickly into a goblet. Big, foamy, bright white colored head faded slowly to a dense film leaving a few strings of lace behind. Sour lemon and a pinch of floral hops in the aroma. Flavor is pretty one dimensional. Mostly sour lemon with a bit of candied fruit. This beer is full of of carbonation resulting in a froathy mouthfeel. It tastes like something between a Saison and a Lambic. It's interesting, but not what I thought I was getting and not something I would drink again.

Photo of kingcrowing
2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

33cl bottle poured in a snifter.

Nice decent head that sticks around. Light golden color. Very spicy with a strong lemon flavor. You can smell the Belgian style yeast on it, with very little hops to it. Oh there's also some lime. It's very interesting and quite good!

Photo of Luiz0930
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of arkanu
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of supermeniscus
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of ElGallo
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of xipho
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Hellrob
3.03/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

nothing so special. a normal belgian ale and not so drinkable in my opinion.
nothing so special. a normal belgian ale and not so drinkable in my opinion.
nothing so special. a normal belgian ale and not so drinkable in my opinion.
nothing so special. a normal belgian ale and not so drinkable in my opinion.

Photo of becktone
3.03/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From notes 10-27-09

Eye: This one is yellow in color and is hazy. Nice head formation and retention at about one finger. Head is bone white dense and creamy.

Nose: Nice sweet light malty aroma and a nice belgian yeast aroma. Not really much more to it than that. Aroma is light and quite nice, I'd like it if it were a little more potent, but this will do. Very simple and straight forward.

Tongue: Overall this one is dry. Not too much sweetness here, yeasty and bready notes are the main thing I find in here. Bitterness from hops is evident, don't think that I've ever had a belgian where bitterness comes through quite like this....besides the belgian IPA, but then again those aren't really bitter, they just got hop flavor. Aftertaste is fleeting. Just not much here. Its a real simple beer.

Feel and Drinkability: Overall this is one simple and very drinkable beer. This goes down real easy and I could see myself being able to drink a couple of these, might be a good one to go with everyday meals. However, for what this retails at, around $17-18 a four pack, its not worth it. This one has a light-medium body and very low carbonation. It goes down real easy and is semi-dry. Glad I got to try this, but its definitely not worth the price. I doubt I ever buy this beer. Nothing special, nothing to brag about. Not really worth talking about anymore.

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Witkap Pater Singel / Stimulo from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
84 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.