Singel | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States | website

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

Added by nandemo1 on 10-19-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
423
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
27.32%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
86
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 69 | Ratings: 423
Reviews by sommersb:
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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 11-19-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 750ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Balloon glass
Purchased: Received in a trade

Appearance is bright golden in color and clear, with tons of bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass. Head is tight and maybe 2 and a half fingers, Both head retention and lacing are very good. The last pour has some haziness from the bottle conditioning.

Aromas have peppery spices, a light malt sweetness, some wood/oak notes, hay, and a touch of lemon/citrus tartness. Reminds me of a saison; very nice

The taste features spicy hops and a fair amount of bitterness. Also has a lightly toasted bread flavor with some graininess. Mouthfeel is crisp with a high level of carbonation. Medium bodied with a dry, citrus aftertaste. Mellows nicely as it warms

Overall a good tasting beer, similar to a pilsner but less harsh.

Thanks to Steve for this one!

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Photo of hophead723
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as part of a mystery variety six pack at Trader Joes for $8. I was extremely happy with the beers that were included in the pack and was excited to try this one in my new tulip glass! Here we go.

Look: Pours a fluffy and outrageous foamy white head on top of a cloudy dandelion-gold shimmering body. When held to the light a core of brightness glows like the sun, powerful and mysterious.

Smell: Yeasty, peppery, phenolic and clove like aroma with a nice banana character. Smells like a nice yeasty Belgian alright.

Taste: Peppery, mildy sweet, and a burst of lemon head hops. Very delicious and light but bursting with character. Somewhat chalky note as well.

Feel: This beer is super smooth and silky. The carbonation perks up at the end leading to a dry finish.

Overall: This is just what I was in the mood for, nice and refreshing Belgian Pale. This beauty really shined in my new tulip, too.

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

Photo of Herze
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Clear golden yellow, thin wispy white lace

SMELL: Yeast, green banana skin, white pepper, gummy, orchard must

TASTE: Semi-crisp, red apple, mixed fruit-cup juice, herbal hop; medicinal, pithy, chalky, gummy, slightly astringent, peppercorn, cracker-like dry malt, salty, yeasty, oily hop, dry finish

Simple yet intricate, with yeast nuances ... perhaps too much so? That would be our only gripe with this beer. The yeast dominates. In fact, it's a yeast bomb. Some taming would push this beer into the exceptional range. Regardless, a good stab at an Abbey-style Blonde Ale.

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3.72/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of dwren89
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: orangey gold with thin white fizzy head, great clarity

Aroma: Belgian yeast, pale malt biscuity ness, slight pear and orange effervescence, hint of peppery phenols

Taste: similar to aroma, nice medium finish of crispy effervescence and fruity tinges, great flavor for a flagship beer

Mouthfeel. Medium body, effervescent but not in same level as most other Belgian style ales

Overall Impression: A great selection for a bitingly tasty drink with ample thirst quenching ability. Displaying typical Belgian pear/orange flavor with Belgian yeast but with more of a sturdy pale malt backbone. Would definitely suggest this beer to others.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of homebrewer88
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light gold color and was somewhat hazy, one finger of white head didn't stick around too long.
It has that typical Belgian smell that I love with some banana and apple.
Taste followed the smell with the banana and some apple but also had a mild spice to it, very nice.
The mouthfeel was thin with a good deal of carbonation.
Overall I was very impressed and look toward to more from hardywood park.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.
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