Witkap Pater Singel / Stimulo | Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

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Witkap Pater Singel / StimuloWitkap Pater Singel / Stimulo

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Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of cokes
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazed, translucent golden body. Fluffy white head retains well.
Interesting aroma of tart apples (as in VERY tart), hay and coriander.
Taste starts off on the sour note, literally. Cider-like off the bat, then turns into full-blown, puckering lime-juice. Some vanilla notes are layered upon this, making for an unique juxtaposition. I like it, alot. Turns somewhat doughy midway through, but always stays sour, with a slightly acidic burn that lingers.
Moderate body. Just right, never too spritzy, but not cloying in the least.
Intense in the mouth. I probably couldn't drink this all day, though it does go down fast.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.12/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Somewhere between a cider beer and a wine cooler. Straw colored. Fruity with an acidic aftertaste. Very different but not high on my list of things to try again.

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Photo of rastaman
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very nice little brew, nice spicy yeast aroma. Quite light on the palate, and very smooth, lacks a bitter bite at the finish, and isn't assertive enough, however it is quite nice, and easy to drink, nothing offensive about it.

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Photo of marc77
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The slightly hazy pale golden hue is topped by an impressive, thick, fluffy and persistent head-- very appetizing in appearance. Tart fruity esters w/ light citrus notes in aroma, followed by a subdued mustiness & just a hint of phenol. Lightly bodied w/ a crisp & pleasant mouthfeel. Tart upfront in flavor, but a mellow & agreeable sweetness follows. Yeast derived flavors are mild, but citric esters are perceptible and well blended into the flavor profile. Hop bitterness is very light, but emerges in the surprisingly dry & clean finish. The light, yet complex flavor lends Witkap Pater Singel superlative drinkability. It's a Belgian ale I could drink all day.

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Photo of packetknife
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good orangy and cloudy. Off white head, holds well enough. Bready and a bit of citrus on the nose. Light (gasp!) apricot on the tongue, really friggin' smooth. Doesn't have the normal bite I'd expect. I can't get over how smooth this beer is, I think it's the smoothest (or close too) I've ever had.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts by pouring an orange / blonde in color, tiny bit cloudy, with a fat fluffy head. On the nose there is light orange peel aroma notes, that I picked up…The flavors that came through were a little sour, a little tart and also bitterness all the way through… with notes of orange peels, malt evident, acidic, and cloves among other things. Pretty interesting brew…

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Photo of jreitman
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice gold/orange color. Thick, white head that seems to stay forever. Orange aromas that carry throught to the palette. Finishes quickly and cleanly. Very easy to drink... could easily see drinking this on a summer night or with a meal.

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Photo of inebrius
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice deep-yellow yeast hazy cast. Massive yeasty, fruity nose. Mildly malty beginning turns ultra-tart dry to finish encompassed by an insinuation of hop bitterness. All this flavor is mellowed with an alcohol afterglow that makes me glad (yet sorry) I don't have another one of these tasty beers handy.

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Photo of pbrian
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Persistent fluffy white head, it was still in my glass this morning. I wasn't expecting this beer to be as tart/sour as it was. Pleasant surprise. More bitter than most Belgian whites. Finished dry, quick and a little thin. Took on chaulky character after the addition of yeast. Overall it was extremely interesting.

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Photo of Todd
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 11.2oz euro brown bottle. Unfiltered and bottle conditioned. A rather sad looking monk peers at you wishing he could be drinking a dobbel or trippel.

Appearance: Clear straw with a wispy white lace and spritzy carbonation.

Smell: Apple cider and grass aromas, with mild hints of sweetness -- almost honey-like.

Taste: Initially this brew tastes cidery, with a sour dough flavour in the background. A lingering tartness/grassy and dry grain follows. Pouring any of the settled yeast out of the bottle will produce a slightly nutty flavour.

Notes: Funky Belgian ale lovers, this one is for you.

10/14/01 Notes:

An interesting Abdijbieren (abbey beer). Golden/blonde in colour with a sticky white lace. Slightly malty and sour in the nose. Malt dryness, some sweetness then more dry and sour/bitterness. Overall, not too bad and worth a try for the exploring palate.

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Witkap Pater Singel / Stimulo from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
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