Singel | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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3.77/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
hardywood.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and uninhibited, Hardywood Singel is a feat in balance. Sunshine golden with a fluffy head and a veil of Belgian ale yeast, Singel’s tropical fruit esters complement its spicy hop aromatics. Delicate in body, Singel’s mellow, dry finish culminates a truly ethereal experience.

Hardywood Singel's stylistic inspiration originates with the Trappist brewers of western Europe, who are often celebrated for their gloriously complex dubbels and tripels, and whose devotion to crafting heavenly libations is second to none. Unknown to many, some of the Trappist brewers also brew a milder ale for daily consumption within the walls of the monastery. Hardywood Singel is our interpretation of this style.

30 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,358
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
472
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
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14
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Ratings: 472 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of jkermitj
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LifesAnesthesia
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Golden with a medium off-white head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind
S - light fruits - some banana and apples along with Belgian yeast - overall not too strong though
T - A solid amount of light fruits - apples, pears, bananas, along with fruity esters and spice followed and finished by that characteristic Belgian, bready, yeast.
F - Medium bodied with a moderate to high amount of carbonation - crisp
O - a pretty decent blonde ale, but nothing that really stands out in my opinion

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Photo of eldergleam
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From tasting notes 11/05/18
Had on-tap at Byers Street Bistro in Staunton, VA

Appearance - Served up in a standard pint, light haze and golden yellow in,color with mostly barren surface and razor thin ring of suds. No lacing.

Smell - Light fruity and funky aroma. Hints of apple, citrus and spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hints of lemon upfront before some apple-ish esters and a touch of spice and funk. Finishes much the same way lingering with lemon and lesser funk aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with tingly carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a Crisp, refreshing finish.

Overall - Crisp, clean drinker with interesting notes of lemon and funk. Not the most flavor Belgian pale, but it's make for a good BBQ beer or early afternoon option.

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Photo of MECove
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice head, which fades quickly with little lacing. A little cloudy, but a long slow bubble from the bottom that is pleasant. There's a strong citrus aftertaste.

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Photo of DanLane
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteveW50
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great Beer, hoppy and finishes clean.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryant1985
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Trailboss76
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden color. Strongly carbonated. Just off of white-white head that initially was medium but then built very foamy and thick. Almost a standard Budweiser-like aroma, but still pleasant. Taste-wise - a bit of bitter, a bit of spice (sounds like I'm headed into a poem!!) - it's not fabulous but it's kinda nice!! I'd say they've delivered what's on the label - a "Belgian-Style Blonde Ale."

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up on my way home from the West Coast not too long ago, having never had this before. While not as good as the brews from Ommegang, this was a nice take on the style that could have potentially turned someone one to what a Belgian Pale Ale could be. With that being said, this needed more nuance and flavor to be truly great but by itself, it was enjoyable and easy to like...

This had a decent pour to it as the beer was golden, fairly radiant, and topped off with plenty of head, That quickly settled as there wasn't much of any lacing to be seen on the side of my pint glass once I worked my way through this. Tons of yeast, lemon, and clove on the nose as the banana came in on the taste. Pepper, biscuit malt, and herbal notes came in on the taste but none of these were appealing enough to fully pull me in. Too much phenols and solvent here for something that wasn't terribly strong as that was a bit of a detraction from a beer that seemed pretty true to it's Belgian roots.

With that being said, there was just the right amount of booze here and a slickness that compensated for this liquid's shortcomings. Nothing wrong with this but with the bar set so high, this wouldn't be the first one of it's style that I'd reach for. Sudsy enough and with just enough citrus juice in the taste to keep it lighthearted, in spite of it's shortcomings...

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Photo of Spence94
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of vfgccp
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TeachChefs
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kdouble
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slack
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustCamIt
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of yeast, fruits. Taste is yeast, malts, some fruits, a bit of black pepper. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and decent beer.

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Photo of CraigInDenver
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I like Tank 7, I really do. I wish Tank 7 taste like this. It's just a bit more of something. No disrespect to Tank 7, because I love what Boulevard does.

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Photo of Driftpunx
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bmarkalan1970
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 472 ratings