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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
miguelblanco (13) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Poured from local tap a reputable place here in Richmond, VA where Hardywood is brewed. Nose is basic - little hops, little grass. Appearance is actually nice - golden with a white puffy head - pours clear. Taste - not so much. A little bitter without the character necessary to justify it. Watery and light - way too light. No heaps of yeast, no snap of hops - just a light beer flavor where a real beer flavor belongs. Can taste a little of the brewing station or something akin to metal. I’m not a fan. The finish was bad enough for me not to finish the beer. I almost never don’t finish a beer I am served.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (265) - - JUL 27, 2014
light gold color; spicy, Belgian yeast aroma; a light beer with a spicy, fruity, Belgian yeast flavor; crisp, bitter, and very well balanced; like a very light tripel

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Super crisp, golden coloured body with a nice, dense, three centimetre tall tan head - very nice and microfoamed. Aroma of ridiculously soured malt, white grapes, yeast, bread, lactic sugars and even a gueze like complexity, coupled with hay and grass - easily one of the best smelling beers i’ve been around for a long time. Medium-bodied; Strong yeast and bready notes at first with a mild, yet noticeable grape and fruit flavour. Some sour lactic notes are soon around with a hit of earth, grass, hay, coriander seed, light spice and even some cherries noticeable. Aftertaste is super complex, especially for the style - if this had a belgian-styled bottle with no label, you would have never known it wasn’t from the great country. Overall, a great beer, one with a ton of complexity, a rich sour note, yet remains a relatively easy-drinking beer. One of the better examples of this style i’ve seen from the USA in a long while - DEFINITELY worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Falls Church (Tyson’s Corner), Virginia on 06-February-2014 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 21-July-2014.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (55) - - JUL 20, 2014
Draft - Pale golden color that is a little cloudy, has a nice white head to it that sticks around for a while. Lots of citrus flavors on the palate and nose.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Unfiltered and cloudy yellow. Taste was a bit sweet with a nice yeast strain that kept it moving down well. More tropical than spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1322) - - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Nice golden with white head. Aroma and taste are clove, citrus and Belgian yeast. Very tasty and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pleasant beer with a good amount of flavor. Bright notes of citrus. Soft malts. Lots of esters, including banana, clove and bubblegum. Rich sweetness. Mild bitterness. Floral and meadowy aromas.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RussianDragon (331) - - MAY 13, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light golden color with active carbonation. Lasting thin head and lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, bubble gum and slight hop note. Flavor is clean and crisp, with classic Belgian blonde flavors. Sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3671) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Nice little Belgian beer. Pours cloudy pale golden with good head and lacing. Slightly hazy. Light taste of coriander and Belgian floral yeast. A little watery on palate. Soft carbonation. Some crisp barley notes on finish. Tap at Churchkey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3295) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap ($5): Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is fruitiness, some spice, and some yeast. Taste is lightly bitter and dry at the finish. Nice easy drinking and well crafted Belgian Ale.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TimsRatings (404) - - MAR 31, 2014
From 12oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a bit of head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, carried over to the taste. Slight tartness in taste that carries onto the aftertaste pretty strongly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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