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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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262 Ratings

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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of cpetrone84
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.

cpetrone84, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ste5venla, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of GJ40
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.

GJ40, May 17, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
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.


JohnGalt1, May 09, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
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.

BeerAdvocate, May 02, 2012
Photo of SeanNaugs
5/5  rDev +34%

SeanNaugs, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Julien
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Julien, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Morningstorm
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Morningstorm, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

szmnnl99, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft at de heeren, served in chalice. Light white head, medium retention. Clear blonde body. Aroma leans toward hoppy bitterness and a pilsner type malt. Taste is actually almost pilsner like with a nice yeast flavor.  Light taste, refreshing. Easy to drink. 

KickbacksSteve, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Hellrob
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

Hellrob, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Stoffel, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of xipho
3/5  rDev -19.6%

xipho, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

cdwil, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of czfreeman
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Merry Christmas 2011!!
Pouring this one as my dad bought me this beer a month ago, and been saving it for Christmas.
Pours a light straw yellow tone. High carbonation. The appearance is really set off by the beautiful head. "witkap"is white cap in dutch, and this really fits the description. Foamy, frothy, yeast bubbles, beautiful.
Smells of soured yeast lemon sweet sugar bicuit notes. I make the bread at the restaurant where I work and the smell is of the slightly sweet/sour starter strain we use. A hint of floral freshness is there as well, grassy even. Asian pear, lemon zest, Belgium funkiness in the water(if you've ever been there)
Taste is Belgium.Sweet/lemon, yeast, clove, pepper, medium carbonation mixed with a light yeast creaminess.
Lemon zest biscuit, pepper, yeast in a huge way, adding its unique mix of almost milky creaminess with acid and sweetness.
Grains and fruit flavors mingle to create a beautiful balance of sweet meets tangy meets sour alll in a sip.
Medium bodied, very light and goes down easy.
A bit pricy here in the States, should have brought a few back from Belgium.
Merry Christmas.

czfreeman, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of dcurrin
4/5  rDev +7.2%

dcurrin, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a cloudy light orange/yellow hue with a very prominent, very foamy white head.

S: The aroma is immediately spicy up front with clove, cinnamon and cardamom and gives way to fruity esters and banana. A pretty overt aroma from something so light.

T/M: It's highly carbonated and, unlike the plentiful fragrance, it tastes very dull. The lingering flavors are definitely nice: light apricot, orange, peach, some spicy yeast, but it's all very weak. This isn't necessarily bad; if you're going for a light Belgian, well, this is about as light as you'll find. It's definitely the lightest I've ever had.

Everything works well in tandem and even though I'd prefer something a bit heftier, it's still a good beer and I'm sure it would be perfect in the right mood.


TheBeerAlmanac, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +7.2%

rekel, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +7.2%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of supermeniscus
3/5  rDev -19.6%

supermeniscus, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +7.2%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of ElGallo
3/5  rDev -19.6%

ElGallo, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of ncketchum
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served chilled in a Duvel Tulip

A - pours a hazy straw-yellow with pure white head, two fingers, dissipating to a half finger head with good retention

S - malty, yeasty, some orange

T - bitter hops, sweet malt, with some sour at the end

M - light, high amount of carbonation, not much alcohol

D - good drinkability, quite light, i could have a few of these.

ncketchum, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of elginirishpunk
2.8/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

elginirishpunk, Sep 01, 2011
Witkap Pater Singel / Stimulo from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
84 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.