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Kerstmutske Christmas Nightcap - Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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BA SCORE
85
very good

118 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Slaapmutske visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 11-22-2007)
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

malfunxion, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

kybeerdrinker, May 11, 2014
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. Chimay Chalice glass. Enjoyed @ La Més Petita (Barcelona). Pours very dark brown headed by beige foam. Crown is close & leaves a thin lasting layer on top. Spiced –vanilla & anice-, dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar , Belgian yeast & caramel malt aromas. Toasted caramel malt & crispy fruity upfront. Medium to full body. Moderate to soft carbonation. Herbal bitterness & gentle warming alcohol. Flavorful & delicious. ABV is neither harsh nor acidic & sweet maltiness is no cloying so drinkability is pleasant.

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

alienlifeforcecube, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

toneigh, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bigbluebeerguy, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mrfrancis, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

HollyHops, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Evil_Pidde, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The look of this Christmas style Belgian is dark brown to black in body with a rich, creamy head.

The aromas are very Belgian Quad, Belgian Strong with lots of candied fruit such as date, prune, raisin and fig.

The scent tells the tale but it has a lot more sweetness on the tongue, than in the nose. The fruits are dried and sugary with a lot of raisin, vinous wine, fig, date, apricot and prune.

The feel is very smooth, close to viscous with a bit of thickness. The carbonation is low as it has a creamy slickness.

KYGunner, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Florya, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

RRC03, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

schopenhauerale, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kerstmutske Christmas Ale 7.5% abv

Deep ruddy brown hue light tan head fine speckled lacing down the sides of my glass. Aroma has dark ripened fruits, mild spicy yeast notes a hint of cider crushed apples and plump dark raisins. Tart apples, dark cherries with bready malts a bit late to qualify as a Xmas in July beer. Very pleasant flavorful Christmas ale brewed at DeProef, it is refreshing and warming drinks really easy, velvet texture smooth bottle conditioned CO2. Overall a beer I will revisit during the holidays.

WVbeergeek, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

JohnK17, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

zonker17, Jan 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

DavidWinchester, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jackrodgers77, Dec 30, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured like a champ, highly carbonated and good amount of lacing. Smells aromatic and bready with Candy Sugar and spices.

Tastes a bit thin, but with a solid meaty finish.

Oveall I really liked this beer. Im a huge fan of spiced Belgian Strongs.

Jason

JasonA, Dec 29, 2012
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2.4/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A Christmas beer after Christmas; nothing wrong with that. The 2011 vintage, on-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

This Belgian Christmas ale registers a dark red color, so dark it seems to be tangoing into violet. Good lacing is provided around the glass. The aroma of powdery red grapes and vague yeast are tough to find in the nose, becuase it seems the intensity of these aromas are quite low. A dissapointing nose, however, turns worse in the taste. Do you like Tylenol's children's tablets which tasted like grape? I did when I was 7, but at 27 it appears I don't. Red grapes are the theme of the taste, which is very one dimensional. There is a breakup thanks to the beer's ABV (adding a touch of heat), but despite a soft texture from the medium-full body, this beer never seemed to get on the right track in the first place. This is not how I'd want to nightcap my Christmas.

DoubleJ, Dec 27, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was given a free bottle from Halftime beverage. Thanks guys!

A - Pours a very fizzy dark amber brown with a good amount of haze and some sediment.

S - Smells of tart cherries fruity plums and raisins. A mild bit of what appears to be spice or pretzel dough.

T - Starts off with a mild dose of chocolate and roast but thankfully isn't soured too bad. Mostly some ripe dark fruits and fruity Belgium yeasts. Finish is sweet rather than chalky and doesn't dry the palate like most Belgium dark ales.

M - Medium bodied fizzy yet sticky to the palate.

Overall not bad especially for around 3 bucks (regular price) Doesn't seem to have much Christmas spices or really "nightcap" in nature but its a smooth drinkable Belgium dark ale regardless.

DrDemento456, Dec 26, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep red and foams a little (I'm a side-of-the-glass man).

The first whiff smacks of spices and plum. Other berries and raisins follow.

The first taste (of cold brew) has some tartness mixed in with plum, red berries and nutmeg. Gets better as the beer warms.

Fizzy and foamy. Can't say this is the best Christmas ale I've had. I wouldn't reach for it first but I could live with it if that's all that was on hand.

mttaylor1066, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

t0rin0, Nov 15, 2012
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Kerstmutske Christmas Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
85 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.