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Brewed by Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
Style: Belgian Ale
Ninove, Belgium

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Golden colored, but cloudy with yeast, with a light, frothy head.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
reddragon (29) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Nice frothy head atop a delicious beer. Good Brussels lace and a tasty banana-like finish. The best I’ve had.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (667) - BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2013
Bière qui est la 1ère de la série de ces Witkap, les capuchons blancs … La stimulo est en fait la blonde de base, à 6 % abv . Mais on sait qu’en Belgique, ces blondes peuvent se révéler de redoutables compétitrices, et c’est le cas ici... Couleur blonde moyen brillant. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes partout dans le verre, comme un feu de brindilles. Mousse blanche très épaisse et crémeuse en haut avec un cratère central. Beau. Arômes superbes de céréales et houblon. Très beau et fine amertume. Volume soyeux, quasi velouté. Prise de bouche merveilleuse, ample, sur les céréales avec une pointe d’herbes aromatiques, et en seconde vague le houblon fin. 2ème bouche superbe, douce, pleine. 3ème équilibrée, avec une note fleurie et une petite pointe de vanille. Arrière-bouche très agréable, avec du houblon en fleur. Longueur avec un nez très fleuri, mais où l’amertume en bouche est bien prononcée, parfois avec un rétro-nez un peu médicinal, mais l’ensemble est joli. Levure douce avec une pointe d’amertume, tout à fait adaptée. Alcool sympa pour une blonde de base. Finale sans fausse note, avec une constance des nuances de goût. Grande bière pour une blonde basique, et si on veut plus, on peut passer à la merveilleuse triple, qui est un pur chef d’oeuvre.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
While called a Single, this beer actually comes in at 6% abv. It is fermented at 68 degrees, then cold conditioned at a chilly 41 degrees. After conditioning, it is primed with white candy sugar, then re-yeasted and re-fermented in the bottle, where it is stored at 75-79 degrees. This makes for a very complex and refreshing brew for a beer of its strength. Witkap-Pater Single is brewed with Pilaster, and a specialty malt the brewery keeps secret, and is hopped with whole flower Styrian Golding hops. Witkap-Pater Single pours to a hazy golden color with a dense, tall rocky head of foam, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer has a spicy hop aroma and a vinous like undertone as well. The body on this beer is crisp and refreshing, with lots of estery, fruity flavors of green apple and citrus. There is also a back drop of dare I say "yeasty" flavor on the palate as well. Michael Jackson says this beer is "sherbety" on the tongue, and I would say that is an apt descriptor. This beer finishes with more fruity notes, of apple and citrus, and ends with a dry, zesty bitterness that lingers.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SDW (1) - , BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2008 does not count
For me, as an expirienced taster of Belgian beers, this is simple the best. To specify, lets say the best beer to drink easily at a terras with a little sunshine. I agree it isn’t the best beer if you compare it to the traditionel trappist, but I prefer a Witkpa to a havy trappist.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2001
Very nice and smooth light beer, reminds alot of Orval in taste and consistency.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
This is awesome. Very much resembles a Flemish Sour in terms of finish and tartness, but does not have the same cherry flavors. Extremely refreshing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joet (2207) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 20, 2001
Wow!!! This is great. Neroli aroma -- fine fine orange. Some masculine cologne/perfume aroma. Pure white foam over a light golden brew. Balanced, clean and a bit of pepper in the finish. Very light and drinkable. Hints of dust. Great feel except for a perfect snap. Perfect for this warm late autumn evening with ceviche, tomato sauce or any high acid foods.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
entropy1049 (40) - Oxford, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Pours clear gold-amber with a big fluffy white head. Smells like Bazooka bubble gum and bananas with a little pine resin. Huge carbonation, light in the mouth with pepper, banana, clove...zesty as heck! Definately one of the most uniqe smelling and tasting beers I’ve had. Absolutely delicious and one of my new "must-have-it-in-the-house-at-all times" beers! I forsee a trip to John’s Grocery in my very near future...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2646) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2008
This blond, honey-colored beer is delicious. It has a consistent thick whtie head and the soft white taste jumps on your palate and provides delicious flavor of a typical white beer of citrus, sweet and spicy at the same time.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 4, 2008
This Belgian single is an easy drinking, super tasty aroma rich beer that shatters any conception of singels you may have had, A great everyday Belgian.


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