Single Intent | Three Taverns Craft Brewery

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Single IntentSingle Intent

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Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Georgia, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Single Intent pays tribute to Belgium's Trappist breweries, which make a lighter-bodied blonde ale that's set apart for the monks' personal consumption and not sold - hence the term Patersbier, meaning "father's beer." With a spicy, herbal aroma from French Strisselspalt hops, this crisp and complex ale is too good to keep cloistered.

Added by Georgiabeer on 08-11-2013

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 108
Photo of OompaMentor
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Draft pour into plastic cup; I hate plastic!! Golden color with creamy head. I detect a subtle sweet smell (like straw), not sure what to expect in taste. Sharp on the front that mellows quickly and fades to peppery tones. Medium, balanced beer that was just okay for me.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden orange pour with quickly disappearing thin head. Wild and yeasty homemade wine aromas with some spices. The flavors shine as this beer warms and the character only gets better. Nicely done blond ale.

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Photo of WriterSean33
4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I absolutely loved this beer. It had a great smell, taste, and feel. It felt perfect for a relaxing night at home. As my first beer from Three Taverns, I was very impressed.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.19/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a huge, soapy white head that has great persistence. Yeast and floral hops in the nose. Starts with a surprising bitterness (not high by any means, though). Yeasty esters and spice follow. As the malt starts to come through, the spice is highlighted; lingering hop bitterness behind it all.

This isn't too bad. A tad on the hoppy side for my preference, but not really hoppy, overall.

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Photo of ordybill
4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- I get some malt, yeast, hops and a hint of citrus.
Appearance- This beer is a clear golden yellow with a small white head.
Taste- Hops is the big flavor that I detect, it is really good.
Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with real lively carbonation. I noticed that a previous reviewer noticed a peppery content. After reading it, I did realize that was what I was sensing. very cool
Overall- A really good brew. This is my first beer from this brewer. It won't be my last.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost clear pale gold, producing 1.5 fingers of frothy, white, somewhat lasting head that leaves only a few streaks & motes lace. Aroma is pale malt, spice, herbal hops & Belgian yeast ester hints of apple/pear. Taste cracker/biscuit & wheat-like (strange because I don\'t believe this has any wheat) malt, Belgian yeast white fruit hints in a very peppery, dry finish that yields a slightly fruity, mildly bitter peppery aftertaste that rapidly fades. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, moderately carbonated, sandpaper prickly & dry.

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Photo of moviedawg
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Really nice simple single. Not sure if I've ever had this type of beer before, and definitely my first from this brewery, but this went down very nicely.

Nice light mouthfeel and great fresh, spicy and sweet taste - kinda like a junior triple. Not really anything designed to blow anyone away, just very nice and tasty.

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Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Really nice simple single. Not sure if I've ever had this type of beer before, and definitely my first from this brewery, but this went down very nicely.

Nice light mouthfeel and great fresh, spicy and sweet taste - kinda like a junior triple. Not really anything designed to blow anyone away, just very nice and tasty.

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Photo of SVan007
1.91/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

What the crap? How could you cinder this belgian any thing?
Taste hoppy and not balanced, almost fusel alcohol flavor.... Like blended with nail polish remover. If this is the example it's not great and if this is off tasting from others experience where is the qc? Carved by keg obviously not very craft at all so dry and offensive in the first pull. Gets better as your taste buds die.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.07/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a glass. I am part of a local beer club and this beer was included since it matched the theme: beers from Georgia.

A- Looks good. Golden, clear color. Well carbonated with a 1/4 inch white creamy head.

S-hard to put my finger on, whatever it is there is a slight sweetness, maybe something like grapes

T-Did not care for the taste, maybe I just dont like the style but there isn't much positive things I can say about how this thing tastes.

M-medium bodied

O- will not drink it again.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pale yellow glass only holds the thinnest of covers with a thin halo. It's clear enough that I can read through it.

Smell: Took me a while, but a distinct grape juice smell. As it warmed some more beer aroma came out, a bit of grain, a hint of earthy hop.

Taste: An earthy hop goes almost metallic and a Belgian yeast that has a slightly tonic twang. Like a Trippel and a Pils had a love child. It's full of flavor, but it is a bit thin and finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: Light, as expected, a bit watery, almost painful sharp carbonation.

Overall: A nice table beer. The flavor is a bit overpowering for such a light body to hold it. Worth a try.

Thanks to Illudium for the sample!

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Photo of jeonseh
3.19/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pale golden and clear with trails of carbonation upward. Creamy white head sits on top

S - Light clove, straw and a light malt sweetness

T - Bubblegum up front from the Belgian yeast before there is straw, light clove and a slightly bittering hop that sits on the backed end. Simple and easy to drink

M - Full creamy body with a light zip from the carbonation. A very soft beer when it hits the mouth

O - A simple and easy to drink Belgian beer. It's not overly complex yet has a pleasant flavor. I could definitely see drinking this on a hot day

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Photo of Genx
4.48/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Three Taverns is a local brewery for me. I've had Single Intent on tap and in the bottle. It is one of my favorite session beers. It is very true to the style and getting it fresh helps. If you like the unique flavor profile of Belgium beers, you'll enjoy Single Intent.

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Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Single Intent from a fresh growler filled near the brewery (Nov. 2013) and a 12 oz bottle (April 2016).

A light-bodied, crisp blonde ale with a rather good head that leaves sparse lacing. Semi-dry finish.

Aroma: complex: yeasty, spicy, herbal and hoppy aroma.

Flavor: at least as complex as the aroma, but with more banana and fruit, and more bready malts. There’s a lot going on here, and the flavor changes quite a bit from start to finish, with the finish turning nicely malty. Good balance overall keeps any one component from dominating.

O: At least partially succeeds in resembling a product of Belgium’s Trappist breweries, a fully succeeds as a light but aromatic and flavorful Belgian blonde. Refreshing, interesting and recommended.

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Photo of MagicJeff
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4 pack at Green's. Pretty solid price, let's give this a whirl.

A: Light Golden body, small head that recedes with time. Lacing left after.

S: Banana, spice, and lots of herbal notes. Peppery?

T: Very floral in taste, I like a lot. Slight peppery alcohol on back end. Sweet banana doughy taste too.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied. Drinks great.

Overall: Solid offering from Three Taverns and especially great value. If this stays the same price, it could become a go-to brew. Well done

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the first two beers from Three Taverns, the highly anticipated new brewery in Decatur. They apparently are going to be making beers in the Belgian style, as their first two beers are a Belgian Single (what the monks brew for themselves- lower alcohol and essentially a Belgian Pale), and a Belgian style IPA. Both beers are a solid start indeed. This Single Intent pours a dark golden with a somewhat slight head, but nice carbonation. That could just be the growler diminishing the head, though. Nice yeasty banana notes in the nose with some light clove in the background. Quite pleasant. I really like the flavors here- not overbearing, but not too delicate either. More notes of yeasty banana, but more restrained and integrated into the other notes of the beer than it was on the nose. There is also a pleasant light waxiness (think of those candy wax lips and coke bottles), a slight earthy, herbal note, and most intriguingly, a creeping peppery note to the beer like some cracked peppercorns were added- maybe even pink peppercorns given the fruitiness of the beer. Maybe that's just me, but that's what I get out of it. Really an excellent effort, and particularly nice to see another lower alcohol option in the summer. Really looking forward to more from this brewery. Loved the Belgian IPA. Purchased from Taps Growlers in Decatur in growlette form.

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Single Intent from Three Taverns Craft Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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