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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-1999

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3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, grape, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, clove, band aid, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Ok aromas with solid balance and complexity; a bit too medicinal. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, bread, honey, candi sugar, herbal, floral, grass, light clove/pepper, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, grape, bread, honey, candi sugar, herbal, grass, floral, light clove/pepper, must, and yeast earthiness. Nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good Belgian pale ale. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this oddity on sale at the local Binny's. My first encounter with this brewery, and my first encounter with what describes itself as a 'singel' abbey ale. Unfiltered & bottle conditioned. I have no idea what to expect!

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Gusherrrr! My second encounter with a gusher. Poured two fingers of fluffly bubbly white head on top of a burnt orange yellow colored body with some dark flecks of sediment. Not remarkable, but it looks pretty nice when it comes down to it.

S - Smell is of musty yeast, green apples, some vinegar acidity, some earthy woody caramel malt, a bit soapy. Smells pretty nice.

T - Taste is of spritzy yeast, earthiness, wheat, husky grains, corn, sour green apple, lemongrass. This definitely surprised me.

M - Feel is crisp and clean, with mild grain and tartness on the finish. Very nice.

Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised. I would definitely be interested in having more of this, and this surely has me interested to try more of the style. Recommended.

Witkap Pater Singel ---4/5.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy pale straw color with a fair amount of bubbly white head. This retains pretty well, and leaves bubbly walls of lacing.

S: Lightly fruity and yeasty.

T: Light fruity grainy sweetness, with a touch of hops through the finish and the fruit and yeast notes lingering. It's dry and a touch astringent.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Overall, it's nice, it's light, and it's refreshing, while still being tastier than most similarly light beers.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Friar Tuck Beverage, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle, stocked Winter 2013
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

I've been impressed with Singel-style beers from Westmalle and local breweries, and was excited to try this one when I saw it locally available. While not unappealing, the beer is rather unremarkable, particularly in flavor, yielding very modest sweetness and fruitiness, with slightly more apparent phenolics and wood-like characters. Further, a 6% ABV singel is not really a singel at all, and should have stronger flavor than this. One I would not pick up again.

Pours a very tall (>4cm) head of white bubbles, small in size, creating a very dense, frothy appearance. Retention is excellent, the foam lasting several minutes in a slow decline to a 0.5cm cap atop the body of the beer that lasts the duration of the drink. Lacing is also exceptional, thick washes and complex patterns intermixed with arrays of dots adorn the insides of the glass. The beer is a bright golden yellow color, with light bringing out very pale yellow hues. Carbonation is visible through the semi-hazy beer (10-20% opaque), the bubbles numerous and quite vigorous in activity.

Aroma is simple, light, but appealing: pleasantly floral, with lightly sweet fruitiness and pale malts, as well as a touch of Belgian yeast phenolics and fresh juniper wood.

The flavor is less exciting than the scent, a pale, lightly sweet maltiness with a slightly sharp phenolic and juniper wood-like edge. Front of palate finds a pale malt sweetness with modest juniper wood accent. Mid-palate experiences stronger pale malt sweetness with a slight biscuit edge, moderate Belgian yeast phenolic and fresh juniper wood characters, and very modest Belgian yeast flavor and low European hop bitterness. Back of palate picks up stronger Belgian yeast phenolics, slightly mushroom-like yeast itself, moderate European hop bitterness, and a faint white bread-like sweetness. Aftertaste is of moderate European hop bitterness with very mild yeast and phenolic characters.

Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium to medium-high intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that has light fizziness, quickly settling to a smooth and pleasant foaminess Closes quite dry, with little stickiness remaining on the palate and lips.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

33cl Bottle
West Lakeview

Witkap-Pater Singel pours a slightly hazed straw golden. A big craggy fluffy three fingers of brilliantly white head formed on the pour and left big sticky lacing as it settled. Very lively carbonation rushes to the head with certain areas exploding toward the surface.

Great aromas come from this brew. Very fruity. Starts off with a pale somewhat biscuity maltiness but ripe fruit jumps around all over the place. Slightly dusty yeastiness up front followed by a fruit salad of peaches, pears, apples and strawberries. Yes, strawberries. I can't recall running into other beers with a strawberry aroma. Very nice.

Wow! This beer really surprises me. I didn't expect such huge flavors of ripe dripping fruitiness. The flavor goes hand in hand with the aroma, which is without a doubt a good thing.

Great mouthfeel. Highly carbonated with a less than medium body. Very champagne like presence in the mouth. Finishes super crisp and somewhat dry. The large amount of carbonation tickles the tongue and gives the body that enjoyable frothiness on the backend.

I don't come across beers this drinkable very often. It's juicy, thirst quenching, and utterly enjoyable.

This beer is a shock to me. I can't believe how good it actually is. I was expecting more along the lines of a ho-hum Belgian pale ale. This has the flavors of a great tripel although toned down a little without as much alcohol spiciness. Great beer and one I will seek out again and again.

Reviewed: 9/8/07

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Witkap Pater Singel / Stimulo from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 284 ratings
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