Singillis Donker

Singillis Donker, Singillis Bieren
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Singillis Dark is a craft beer of 8.5% with re-fermentation in the bottle. The pure simplicity of our caramelized malt and Poperinge hops ensure a full taste and a pure aroma. Singillis colors dark amber and has a creamy head. The scent is sweet with a fruity touch. In the mouth the natural flavors of the various ingredients really come into their own: robust, slightly bitter and spicy.
The unique aftertaste provides an authentic taste sensation. Beer at its best, pure and unadulterated

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
Served at: 
43 - 46º F
Hops: 
Poperinge
Malts: 
Caramel
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Singillis Donker by Singillis Bieren​ is being evaluated as a Belgian Dark Strong Ale (category 26D in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Belgian Dark Strong Ales are deceptively strong dark beers that have a harmony of rich malt, fruity esters and peppery phenolics. Singillis Bieren​ is located halfway between Antewrp and Ghent where the family has been brewing beer since 1908.

Singillis pours a brownish amber in color with good clarity and a small tan head. The aroma is of moderately rich bready malt paired evenly with peppery phenolics. The flavor is similarly rich as bready melanoidins pair with peppery phenolics and a note of alcohol. The beer finishes with moderately light bitterness and a moderate bready/bread crusts, melanoidin-rich maltiness that is contrasted with peppery phenolics.

This is a very well-made Belgian Dark Strong Ale. The bready malt was evenly balanced by the phenolics, but a little more malt complexity and a note of a light ester could have made this beer even more complex.