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Singel | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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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

Added by nandemo1 on 10-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,310
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
452
pDev:
10.85%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
102
Trade:
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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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2.35/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had this at the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery while picking up another growler of their Gingerbread Stout. I am not a fan of pale ales, and this is yet more evidence I should just stick to stouts.

Very pale beer. It almost looks like champagne coming out of the tap. It did not have a pleasing smell to it either, very yeasty.

I drank my taster and then immediately asked for a pint of Gingerbread Stout to get the taste out of my mouth. I won't try this again.

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2.44/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle thanks to Matt. Served in a cervoise. Pours a fairly-clear golden color with a short white head. Nose has loads of pepper and just a touch of background floral hops. Flavor is likewise mostly pepper. Interesting if they didn’t use pepper in this, as they really got some crazy stuff out of the yeast. Medium body. Somewhat crisp and dry. Just okay. One dimensional.

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2.48/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks as one would expect: pale hazy yellow, moderate foamy head, effervescent. Smells about as good as it tastes, which in my opinion is not that great. The lemony hops and pungent yeast is an off putting combo, adding a conflicting dichotomy of both sweet and sour, with neither really blending well together.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.52/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Sorry, i just wasn't too impressed. Draft: This pours a slightly hazy yellow with sour amd alcohol notes in the aroma. Head is white and sticky. I can taste the light malt but this is interrupted by the sour taste. Not strong enough to be called a sour, but not clean enough to be a pale. IDK, maybe Ithe bar gave me a dirty glass. Not too impressed. However, beers, like people, often deserve a second chance. Alas, until another night.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Yellow-straw with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity with tiny yeast particles suspended throughout.

Nose
hay, potpourri, lemon, and spent grain. Saison-esque.

Taste
Potpourri and hay. Spent grain, lemon zest, pear, and sourdough. Finishes with tons of peppercorn and a subtle earthiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, dry, and stingy with carbonation.

Overall
Spicy, earthy, and dry. Tastes like a brash, peppery saison.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.04/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 452 ratings
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