Slaapmutske Dry-Hopped Lager | Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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Slaapmutske Dry-Hopped LagerSlaapmutske Dry-Hopped Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Slaapmutske
Belgium
slaapmutske.be

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Squelch on 07-24-2010

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Ratings:
39
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of imbibehour
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of scoobybrew
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clear golden color with thick mousse-like head that settles into a chunky, well-retained lacing

S - spicy and floral hop aroma up front with some sweet malt lurking behind

T - aggressive European hop flavor with a supportive simple malt backbone; clean lager characteristics, no esters; finish is crisp, dry and moderately bitter

M - medium-light body, moderate carbonation

D - While I suppose this might fall into the Czech-style pils category, it's really its own animal. The hopping is a bit more aggressive than a Czech or German pils. I would use the word 'imperial' but it's not imperial strength. It's quite an interested beer for what it's worth.

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Photo of celticfutblclub
4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2oz thin bottle poured into pretty things pint glass.

solid golden body with no visible carbonation. giant fluffy white head three fingers deep that sticks magnificently. nose is grain and a bit of lemon. grain and bread malts come to the tongue first along with a big bitter blast that gradually leads into a dry finish. great taste to this czech pilsner. moderate carbonation. light bodied brew with some twinge from the hops. overall this is one fine pilsner (the bottle says malt liquor.. its a pils). definitely worth seeking out if you are a fan of czech pilsners.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip.

This Slaapmutske pours a slightly hazed golden-yellow color with a billowing white head of tiny, dense bubble foam.
The smells that I first detect are a nice balance of a sharply spicy noble-like hop aroma with a just-so-slightly sweet graininess. It certainly smells the part of a deliciously clean pils.
On first taste, the Slaapmutske presents the peppery bitterness of the deliciously grassy hops up front, with a clean malt backbone that just doesn't seem to be right--almost as if they are washed aside by the taste of the water, perhaps. It's certainly tasty, though.
The overall texture of this brew is at a medium density, and a grainy,prickly feel in the mouth.

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Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

It's a faint yellow color... hazy with an enormous bubbly white head. Insane retention and lacing.

It smells crisp with an earthy sweetness to it and a nice hop aroma on top.

The taste is a little more hoppy than the aroma... still crisp, still a little grassy, but very nice and refreshing.

It's up to the 70s today (yeah, in February) so it's a perfect beer for the coming of Spring.

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Photo of Squelch
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy Straw colored with an enormous head that lingers forever.

Smell: aromas of funky belgian yeasts are slightly present. For a dry hopped beer I expected more hop aroma. There is a slight noble hop aroma evident there as well.

Taste: Malt forward with a good backing of noble pilsner hops present. Finishes clean.

Mouthfeel: Heavy in the front with a dry almost astringent pucker at the end. Tastes like it's been decoction mashed.

Drinkability: A hybrid of belgian and Czech styles, this one doesn't really stand out in my opinion, however it is an easy drinker and a much better alternative to BMC.

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Photo of innominat
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Best by 6/2012"! Okay, the head is very thin and slightly off-white. Appearance is mango-orange-gold, with lots of larger and smaller, tan yeast chunks, bubble streams, and minimal lacing. Aroma is of extremely ripe fruit and malt, and the taste is of brown tea, baking pears, malt, some building hop bitterness, and and subtle spice. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Slappmutske (Night Cap) Dry-Hopped Lager finishes crisp and fruity. Overall, I found this to be about the oddest "malt liquor" lager I've ever sampled. One to try, but try to get one that's not 3.75 years past the best-by date.

RJT

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Photo of josanguapo
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing Unepic. Pretty pleasant, although the dryhop isnt much noticeable. Not much nose but nice taste and good feeling, very drinkable

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 11.2 FL OZ from Olive Tree Market here in OB for $3.99 and poured it into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a slightly tan/golden straw-like hue with a ridiculously fat head leaving thick coats of lacing in my glass from start to finish.

S: Smells like a typical high quality pilsner - Pilsner Urquell or Budvar pilsner, which is a good thing, but I expected some hop in the mix being that it claims to be a "Dry-Hopped Lager", but there just isn't much more than that classic Czech Pilsner smell.

T: Good pilsner/lager, but really not much more than that and certainly not worth $4. a bottle - gimme a break!!! On the higher end of average lagers/pilsners, but don't be fooled by claims of any type of hoppiness - you'll be bummed.

M: Light-bodied but on the medium side of light-bodied, with good carbonation and a crisp dry finish leaving a slight amount of bitterness from the hops (really the only time the hops make their presence known).

D: Extremely drinkable but the price makes it difficult to revisit. Price these at your average Czech Pilsner cost and then we can talk...

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Photo of Chico1985
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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