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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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256 Ratings

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | 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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3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Quite hazy golden yellow with a modest, somewhat coarse white head, which soon fades to a thin layer of foam. The lacing is patchy and scattered.

Aroma: Complex aroma of light fruit, particularly apples and pears, as well as grassy hops and cloves.

Taste: The opening is slightly tart, with wheat malt, followed by light fruits, pears, apples, and also citrus flavors. AS the taste progresses, some clove spiciness appears. Grassy hop notes are present late in the taste, and there is some later medicinal bitterness as well. A mild sourness lingers on at the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, a touch thin, but pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very drinkable with more character than the average Belgian Pale Ale.

Presentation: Packaged in an eleven-point-two ounce Euro-style brown glass bottle sealed with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 01:10:29 | More by Pegasus
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-25-2013 15:04:22 | More by Slatetank
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

05-24-2013 11:14:24 | More by desint
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3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a bowtie glass)
A- This beer pours a pale yellow body with a slow sea of bubbles supporting a snow white lumpy head.

S- The soft esters of yeast mix with dandelion flowers, chamomile flowers and a soft green hop hint in the finish.

T- The soft dry fruity esters and dried flowers finish with a lemony hop note and a slight mineral water taste in the finish. There is a dry pungent note that lingers with a faint field corn hint.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz that finishes softly.

O- This beer is bright and slightly dry with some nice subtle depth but it takes on a bit of a soapy quality as it opens which is a bit off putting.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 20:28:10 | More by rhoadsrage
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-04-2013 12:22:08 | More by RedneckBeerz
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-13-2013 19:04:36 | More by Elbrownbag
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4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rare color for a beer, light gold milky. Lots of thick snow white head with good retention and leaving laces.
Nice aroma with predominant Belgian yeast.
Slightly different flavor from what I have tasted so far in beers, though not awkward. Very pleasant and refreshing. Quite citric but not aggressive, hints of lactose, cloves, lemon, bananas, oranges and green apples. All that but very subtle, yeast predominates here as well. Dry aftertaste and a bit acid finishing.
Light body with good carbonation, almost effervescent in touch with your tongue.
Although it is a mild beer (relatively to the Dubbels and Tripels) it has its own personality. Drinkability at its best, I could drink this all day. Complex but not bold. Higly recomendable.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 16:05:59 | More by FLima
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-03-2013 13:06:06 | More by jrfehon33
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

04-02-2013 00:57:25 | More by Caskaway
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-11-2013 20:23:34 | More by alelover
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-11-2013 05:52:04 | More by spycow
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-07-2013 19:24:46 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

01-14-2013 23:18:02 | More by Riverared
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-21-2012 06:47:37 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured 33cl bottle w freshness date into wine glass. Showed a high effervescence, retention was pretty good though not amazing, left a really nice lace. Colour is a light straw gold.

Nose has some clay-ey yeast up front. Prominent maltiness and hops. Quite crisp with a solid mineral edge to it.

Taste has a quite mineral start, then crisp green apples, with a bit of tastness, plenty of yeast which dominates. Malt provides a good balance, and all together this shows quite a good bit of flavour Toward the end some drying bitterness and it finishes crisp and again mineral esters.

Mouthfeel has a high carbonation, moderate bite and body. Quite good, bit of sharpness, but refreshing, leaves a tingling sensation.

Enjoyable ale, it has a couple rough spots, but it has a really good complexity and flavour. Carbonation could be toned down, but flavour of the beer was quite impressive, try it out.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 19:01:20 | More by mick303
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-05-2012 23:28:23 | More by bostonryan
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-01-2012 22:07:50 | More by samEBC
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-21-2012 02:28:06 | More by apf
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-12-2012 18:17:16 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a straw like yellow with a slight haze and tight white head. Nose is assertive lemon, light yeast, touch of banana and sweet phenol. A little watery compared to the nose, sweet lemon, zesty spice but faint. The finish lingers with lemon banana and a hint of a lacto aspect. Light body and creamy on the palate with low carbonation. More balanced and deep than the triple.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 15:04:21 | More by cpetrone84
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-07-2012 18:03:46 | More by ste5venla
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North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 33cl bottle. Date had notched out "A" then "O" then "11". Not sure what the "A" is (week within the month?) and not sure if it was bottled or best by October 2011.

A - Yellow and hazy with a moderate white head of large bubbles. Big chunks of yeast sediment scattered as I started to pour. A constant flow of bubbles upward as the yeast chunks tried to settle downward.

S - Lemon and wheat. Very inviting.

T - Tangy and tart with a hint of lemon that lingers throughout. Spicy and dry with some fruit.

M - Light and airy.

O - A nice, refreshing beer if you ignore the chunks of yeast.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 09:16:37 | More by GJ40
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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New to me brew/brewery picked up tonight at Bier Thirty in Bown... Paid about $7 for the 750... seems like a nice deal. Poured into my slim tulip with an easy 3 finger eggshell white head... nice retention and lacing... the brew is pretty clear straw blonde.

Grassy and slight lemon with something that I associate with "oxidation" but hard to describe, maybe light "bandaid" phenols?

Flavor is better with a nice balanced clove element that bounces off the slight residual maltiness .. some minor banana esters follow with a bit of lemon on the finish that is accentuated by the good carbonation.

Spritzy carbonation... with a medium light body make for a pretty damn drinkable beer.. This definitely an interesting lawnmower beer or a late night watering the plants beer (tonight).

Will I buy it again? Damn.. a 750 is tough late at night... but SURE... No real flaws other than what I perceive as oxidation in the nose.... and more likely my nose is the problem.


Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 06:44:44 | More by JohnGalt1
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3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #59 (December 2011):

LOOK: Hazed pale straw

SMELL: Ripe plums, chalky yeast, dried grass, faint Band-Aid, honeydew melon

TASTE: Smooth, lighter body, hay, fresh-baked crackers, orange pith, light white peppercorn, vegetal, green plantains, dusty clove, medicinal herb, browned apple, dry finish

There’s Belgian Dubbel and Tripel ales, and then there’s Stimulo, better known as an Abbey Single. Typically, that means a smaller beer; lower in alcohol and pale in color. And that’s what we have here. A very drinkable and flavorful beer that’s a nod to what the monks might drink on a regular basis. Drink like a monk? Sure, why not.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 10:12:53 | More by BeerAdvocate
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New York

5/5  rDev +34%

04-12-2012 20:06:08 | More by SeanNaugs
Witkap Pater Singel / Stimulo from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
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