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Slaapmutske Dry-Hopped Lager - Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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Slaapmutske Dry-Hopped LagerSlaapmutske Dry-Hopped Lager

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83
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Slaapmutske visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Squelch on 07-24-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

afsdan, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

nikigava, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

DrBier, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

So, who ever said that dry-hopping was only reserved for IPA? With the high aroma technique at their disposal, no tactic is off limits from Belgian brewers who wish to capture the floral, fruity glory from hops.

But like any lager, the pale straw body casts a cottony head to retain and emit the flowery scent of those delicate cones. Added floral character captivates the nose with a tease of honeysuckle and confectioner's sweetness. With an undertow of grain sweetness and wafer-thin malt flavor, a soft and supported upstart is an easy invitation.

With is malt body trailing, the middle blooms with lingering floral sweetness. But a balance of spicy hop bitterness, a pleasant grassy bite and an uptick of sulfury-fruity flavor to deliver a lemon, apple and orange zest roundness.

Fullish for pilsner, the beer's proud body and full flavor certainly crispens in its finish, but not without any sacrifice of flavor- its grain-derived tannin, vegetative hop bitterness and dried citrus finish is nearly as rustic in memory as it is experimental.

BEERchitect, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

gutbuster, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Bellonc, Jun 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ManforallSaisons, May 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

sbanacho, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Evil_Pidde, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

kingmaker, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Chico1985, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%

Undated 330ml bottle says 5.3% ABV, served in a lager glass.
Poured a hazy golden-amber with a large and moderately durable off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing left on the glass, and a layer of dark sediment left stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

Plenty of sweet malts in the flavor, but enough hops to nearly balance these. Tastes rather like a dry-hopped amber.

Medium body with a smooth feel and fine, soft, medium carbonation.

O: a solid beer that doesn't really fit in the pilsner category.

chinchill, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

MarvinSnyder, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%

From: Etre Gourmet, BE
Date: 04/13/2013 (arrived 5/10/2013, was shipped an out-of-date bottle)
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Slaapmutske has an interesting idea in their dry-hopped lager, but the dry-hopping seems to be fairly minimal or dissipate quite well within the expiration date, rendering this a poor execution of that technique. The beer, as a lager, grew on me as it warmed and the intense carbonation faded. The bitterness was bright, sharp and pleasing for a lager, and contrasted well with the bread-like, sweet and slightly grainy pilsner malt flavors. The aroma remained rather disappointing despite any changes in temperature, surprising for a dry-hopped beer. If this was a local find, and not close to being an out-of-date bottle, I might try this again, but otherwise a good idea that didn't fare well in execution.

Pours a 1cm tall head of clean, white bubbles, small to medium in size, with above average retention of about two minutes. The head descends to a 0.3cm cap atop the body, fairly consistent throughout the entire session. Lacing is very good, the descending head leaving a complex wash of thin patterns along the sides of the glass that is renewed with each sip. The beer is a pale golden orange color, with light bringing out strong yellow hues in the slightly hazy body (I did not pour in the sediment). Carbonation is visible, fairly numerous and aggressive.

Aroma is of a fairly typical lager (pilsner malt, graininess), with a slightly more pronounced continental hop profile, including woodsy and spicy/herbal characters. Wonder how much they dry-hopped this, when, and with what, because even with a month over expiration, I'm not sure I've had a dry-hop produce such minor changes.

Somewhat sweet and bready upfront, continental hops apparent from the midpoint on, a classic lager flavor with a bit shaper bitterness than is typical. Front of palate is sweet, lightly bread-like and grainy. Mid-palate finds light-colored bread, slight sweetness, grape-like esters, and mild, but bright bitterness and spiciness. Back of palate notes an herbal-like bitterness, slight lemon, and modest bread-like flavors. Aftertaste of herbal bitterness, spiciness, and a touch of grain.

Beer is light in body, with fairly high, aggressive levels of carbonation, leading to a fizzy and somewhat prickly mouthfeel. With time, this fades, and the beer is more enjoyable on the palate. Closes very dry, almost astringent, and with modest stickiness lingering on the palate.

falloutsnow, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

KingEdward, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

A decent surprise. Good drinkability, malt liquor taste and a little hop in the finish. Big lasting head. Smooth mouthfeel and drinker. Above average carbonation, a thirst quencher, some caramel and a tad lemony. Something different and Worth a try.Thanks Phyl21.

Sammy, Dec 02, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

Impressive large white head. Settles with an extreme dome. Leaves extensive spots for lace. Light gold color and clear.

Creamy, very pale malt aroma. Low hop smell--not very floral or bitter.

This is a rather dry and mildly sour Pils. More malty than hoppy. There is a crispness that one would expect from the style. It doesn't have smoothness nor the floral flavors I've come to expect from a Czech Pils. Still, it is a good beer for people who like dry lagers with a low bitterness.

smcolw, Jul 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

mojuyt, Jun 24, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -13.2%

A: Pours like a lager in that it's a light yellowish orange but it looks like it has a decent amount of body. Head is perfect, white and stays for quite some time.

S: Yeasty, smooth, hints of orange, some subtle hop notes. All the usual lager characteristics but certainly above average on the smell.

T: Lemon, yeast, subtle hops, fading fruit notes but don't particularly blend well with the hops that hit at the same time.

M: Super super light body, very watery which takes away considerably from the beer. Very little flavor development.

Overall an average beer. The smell and look are solid but it doesn't come through where it needs to in the taste and mouthfeel. In fact the mouthfeel is so bad on this beer it takes so much away from the brew. I appreciate the hop characteristic that comes through more than other lagers but it doesn't blend well here.

Jamesthebrit, Jun 03, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -11%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2012. Acquired from a Belgian webshop. Dry-hopped lager sounds interesting - lets find out!

Poured into a Delirium chalice - not typical lager glassware but it looks good. A hazy golden colour with copious carbonation and floating chunks of sediment. Produces a large creamy white head of foam with great retention; it lasts for a while before reducing to a thick surface layer. Aroma of fruity yeast esters and alcohol, underpinned by light malt and stewed hops.

Tastes of light malt with a fruity yeast character and stewed hop bitterness. Dry, fruity yeast esters dominate, followed by faint hints of aromatic citrus and rather harsh stewed hops. A solventy alcoholic note in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth and full-bodied, with tingly carbonation. Slightly astringent. Aftertaste of earthy yeast and alcohol.

Different from your average lager; this has a yeasty Belgian twist. Taste is light and ester-laden, but not much in the way of hops. Being dry-hopped, I expected a stronger aromatic hop character. Also, the alcohol is surprisingly evident for a 5% beer. Well-crafted, but nothing special flavour-wise. No need to seek it out.

jazzyjeff13, Feb 20, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from an 11.2 bottle into a pilsener glass which of course makes it more beautiful. Pours a hazy golden color- not very translucent with a nice white one finger head; a little lacing.

Smells like lager yeast and a little hops. Not particularly strong smell.

Tastes pretty bright- a lot of yeast, with a little light malt sweetness and some citrus hops. Slightly dry finish.

Pretty good mouthfeel- very light body with medium carbonation. I probably won't get this again- it wasn't bad but I've definitely had better (hoppier) pilseners.

Hopdaemon39, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

clegolfski, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color lager with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral notes with clean cereal notes is quite nice. Taste is a nice mix between a slightly too sweet malt base with floral notes and a crisp dry finish. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Very well brewed though a tad too sweet for my taste.

Phyl21ca, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured on tap into a pilsner style possibly pokol glass at ChurchKey DC.

A dull lemon body and appearance, with slightly hard to see rising tiny carbonation. White head is produced with a tiny foamy character and slow falling tight appearance.

Nose has a light dry malt, clean sense, also small lemon, and a slight white baked dry bread also.

Taste is a very lemon crisp in the mid palate, but also a real wet and juicy bursting texture. Almost like eating jolly rancher candy without the sweetness. Hop tang on the finish with a minor prickling feeling. Bread sense seems to be lost a bit while consuming more of the drink.

Overall, it's an interesting pilsner which sort of hints at some baked bread dryness but has a juicy character. Kind of enjoyed this one quite a bit.

smakawhat, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.45/5  rDev -5%

Poured almost all head, white, settling to 3" and slow to recede, and maintained a little merengue floater all the way to the end. Looks a slight golden clear straw yellow. Smells moderately of hops. Taste is BMC at the core but has a little extra with the hops. If anything this reminds me of milder IPA like Harpoon, good, just doesn't blow me away. I like the unusual name and I like their rip-off of Smuckers on the back of the label, "With a name like Slaapmutske it has to be good".

MoreThanWine, Aug 24, 2011
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Slaapmutske Dry-Hopped Lager from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
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