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 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 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 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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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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 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 smakawhat
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 afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of John_M
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a solid gold color with minimal head retention or lacing. The nose sort of reminds me of a czech pilsener, though just barely. There's some pepper, light honey and bread dough, but it's pretty faint. I don't get a whole lot more on the palate, though otherwise the flavor profile replicates the nose. Also, I'm not entirely sure what the dry hopping brought to the show in this beer. The beer is no more than faintly bitter on the finish. Mouthfeel is light and almost watery. Drinkability would normally be pretty good, given the low alcohol, but this beer is so bland and watery, I can't really give it points for dirnkability.

I think these guys need to stick to what they know best, and stop fooling around with lagers. It just doesn't seem to be their cup of tea.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Whatup14
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%

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

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 jazzyjeff13
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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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 Chico1985
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

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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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 MarvinSnyder
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of kingmaker
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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".

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Photo of gutbuster
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of KingEdward
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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