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RATINGS: 67   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, Singelís tropical fruit esters complement its spicy hop aromatics. Delicate in body, Singelís mellow, dry finish culminates a truly ethereal experience. Hardywood Singelís 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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (976) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle from a friend. Poured a cloudy golden-orange color with a fluffy, dense white head that clings to the sides of the glass as it slowly recedes. Soft, delicate apricot and white peach pair with tart lemon notes alongside a dusty, earthy yeastiness and a soft, honey-tinged doughy sweetness offset by a lightly spicy hoppiness. Smooth, lightly sweet doughy entry with hints of honey leads into a moderate earthiness paired with a lightly spicy, drying hoppiness with undertones of soft fruits in the form of apricot, peach, red apple that linger into the dry finish where they are offset with a soft, slightly chewy yeastiness. Moderate carbonation, and moderate yet crisp mouth feel. They did a good job offsetting dryness with sweetness, all the while remaining delicate, creating an incredibly drinkable beer. Overall, I absolutely dig this stuff, one of the best American Belgian paleís I have had in recent memory.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4654) - 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 iíve 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 wasnít 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 iíve 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 (Tysonís 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 (1317) - - 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 (327) - - 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 (3660) - 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 (3284) - 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 (402) - - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Tap at Meridian Pint. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, creamy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt with toast malt notes, light phenolic yeast and pear esters with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with moderate hops, light fruity esters, medium bitterness and a dry finish. Medium to light body and moderate carbonation.


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