Hardywood Singel

Posted: April 9, 2015 in Belgian Pale Ale, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Reviews

The other half and I went to Isaac Newton’s on Monday since we were both off and it’s only 15 minutes from the house now. This was the first beer that I had there.

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ABV: 6.2%

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: We’re doing more deliveries for J-Lo. Just what I needed to end the week…

The beer poured with half a finger of white head. It was slow to dissipate and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, lemon yellow color with light carbonation visible. Given the style, I expected to see more. The nose was yeasty with biscuit and coriander primarily. The taste was light with bright fruit, light lemon and then spice and coriander. There was lots of yeast presence too. Despite having all of the flavors there for an excellent beer, the flavors were disjointed and transitioned raggedly. It had a medium body and was under carbonated. The finish was long with yeast and lemon. This isn’t a beer I’d rush to have again since there are so many other, better examples.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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