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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
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of joe1510
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

33cl Bottle
$4.19
West Lakeview

Witkap-Pater Singel pours a slightly hazed straw golden. A big craggy fluffy three fingers of brilliantly white head formed on the pour and left big sticky lacing as it settled. Very lively carbonation rushes to the head with certain areas exploding toward the surface.

Great aromas come from this brew. Very fruity. Starts off with a pale somewhat biscuity maltiness but ripe fruit jumps around all over the place. Slightly dusty yeastiness up front followed by a fruit salad of peaches, pears, apples and strawberries. Yes, strawberries. I can't recall running into other beers with a strawberry aroma. Very nice.

Wow! This beer really surprises me. I didn't expect such huge flavors of ripe dripping fruitiness. The flavor goes hand in hand with the aroma, which is without a doubt a good thing.

Great mouthfeel. Highly carbonated with a less than medium body. Very champagne like presence in the mouth. Finishes super crisp and somewhat dry. The large amount of carbonation tickles the tongue and gives the body that enjoyable frothiness on the backend.

I don't come across beers this drinkable very often. It's juicy, thirst quenching, and utterly enjoyable.

This beer is a shock to me. I can't believe how good it actually is. I was expecting more along the lines of a ho-hum Belgian pale ale. This has the flavors of a great tripel although toned down a little without as much alcohol spiciness. Great beer and one I will seek out again and again.

Reviewed: 9/8/07

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Pegasus
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of FLima
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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2/5  rDev -46.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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