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Kerstmutske Christmas Nightcap - Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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Kerstmutske Christmas NightcapKerstmutske Christmas Nightcap

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BA SCORE
86
very good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
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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mttaylor1066

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 00:51:49 | More by mttaylor1066
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-11-2014 23:29:01 | More by kybeerdrinker
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2014 12:52:47 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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toneigh

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

12-25-2013 01:43:10 | More by toneigh
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-22-2013 04:32:43 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-15-2013 01:58:27 | More by mrfrancis
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-14-2013 02:43:06 | More by HollyHops
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-10-2013 17:55:09 | More by Evil_Pidde
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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Florya

Norway

4/5  rDev +5%

11-24-2013 20:02:43 | More by Florya
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-20-2013 23:53:35 | More by RRC03
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-19-2013 20:07:22 | More by schopenhauerale
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 21:23:43 | More by WVbeergeek
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

07-08-2013 06:14:38 | More by WOLFGANG
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-24-2013 04:47:56 | More by DrunkinYogi
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-31-2013 17:30:17 | More by JohnK17
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

01-18-2013 03:30:14 | More by zonker17
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DavidWinchester

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

01-01-2013 03:40:14 | More by DavidWinchester
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

12-30-2012 20:12:01 | More by jackrodgers77
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JasonA

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 20:20:03 | More by JasonA
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DoubleJ

California

2.4/5  rDev -37%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2012 18:07:21 | More by DoubleJ
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 03:03:20 | More by DrDemento456
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-15-2012 01:50:39 | More by t0rin0
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bigd84

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-14-2012 12:35:34 | More by bigd84
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Kerstmutske Christmas Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
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