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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
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Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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 DrMindbender
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Whatup14
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of nikigava
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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 gutbuster
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Bellonc
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of sbanacho
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of kingmaker
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Chico1985
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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 MarvinSnyder
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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 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 mojuyt
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

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