Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap - Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 09-27-2003

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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 99
Photo of Weixiaobao
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful burnt orange pour, cloudy with a bubbly head. A cool bottle too. The smell is malty with lots of caramel. Highly carbonated with a nice head. It tastes pretty much how it smells. A very delicious brew that I'm glad I was able to find in my local liquor store.

Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml aged bottle into a Belgian snifter.
Pours hazy dark brown; most of the sediment added in the pour.

Nice fruity and lightly spicy aroma with figs and other dark fruits.

Flavor: Black bread, dark fruit notes including dried plum, as well as hints of cherries and dark chocolate. Slightly earthy.

Feel: Medium body with light carbonation.

O: dark and malty for a "Abbey Tripel".

Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice amberish color to the beer served in a tulip glass. Smell is phenomenal! Nice yeasty sweetness to the smell. Almost like a honey wheat bread! Taste matches the smell with heavy yeast and honeyish note. Mouthfeel is good but I personally prefer a little less syrupy beer. Overall a delicious tripel and I highly recommend this beer to anyone!

Photo of TheDoctor
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very good Belgian tripel with a nice label, good look, dry smell and sweet doughy taste. You can't go wrong. This is a medium bodied creamy feeling bubbly floral bomb that has a lingering dry finish and a vaguely herbal aftertaste. Nice representative but generally inoffensive take on the style.

Photo of puboflyons
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the stubby 330 ml bottle. Sampled on February 2, 2014.

The pour is an extremely heady cloudy pale yellow-bronze. The tremendous, puffy white head is three fingers thick and never really settles back.

Loads of Belgian toasted biscuit malt aroma with some butter, yeast, and a touch of citrus.

The body is wonderfully full and creamy.

The taste also brings out those Belgian malts with a bit or pear, butterscotch, toffee, and a clean, slightly hopped finish. But the sweet malts really save the day. A bolder Tripel than some.

Photo of mrfrancis
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden amber with an imposing white head that leaves a tremendous amount of lace as it slowly recedes.

S: Aromas of caramel, biscuit, cream, peach, apricot, oranges in syrup, lemon candy, herbs, and bread are present on the nose.

T: Notes of bread, yeast, biscuit, cream, caramel, toffee, herbs, oranges in syrup, grass, peach, apricot, lemon candy, and perhaps a touch of candy sugar wash across the palate. The finish is sweet and warming, with notes of orange, caramel, herbs, bread, and yeast are detectable before a long, smooth fade.

M: Thin in body and slick. Carbonation is airy and delicate. Alcohol is very subdued. Incredibly easy to drink, but in my opinion, this beer would be a better representation of the style if it had a bit more malt heft.

O: Not a bad tripel by any means, but also far from a classic example of the style. This one is worth seeking out at least once, but I have difficulty seeing it becoming a favorite or a regular for most fans of the style.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, spice, fruit, and apple cider aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, yeast, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice fruity smell but the taste is more spice and yeast forward.

Photo of thierrynantes
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : orange color with huge foamy head and nice lacing.
Smell : fruity and yeasty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : caramel malty and spicy flavors, alcohol presence in finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Tripel.

Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 3/2/2014. Pours lightly cloudy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice rocky cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apricot, apple, golden raisin, lemon zest, candi sugar, honey, bread, clove, pepper, herbal, and earthy yeast esters. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity, spicy, and malt notes. Taste of pear, apricot, apple, golden raisin, lemon zest, candi sugar, clove, pepper, bread, honey, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, candi sugar, clove, bread, pepper, honey, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity and spicy esters with malt sweetness; and nearly zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick, smooth, and lightly prickly that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent tripel style. Great balance and complexity of malt, fruity, and spicy flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of mactrail
2.78/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Beautiful foamy cap on the hazy amber brew. Served in a tall tulip for $7.50 at Beachwood.

The two overwhelming tastes are oxidation and bitterness. Very full-bodied flavor, but it tastes just like apple sauce with chewed up aspirins. Quite sharp in the mouth. A woody hint, but more metallic. Some murky malt plus corn flakes, followed by a vast swampy bitterness. Tastes like the just added some dirt to the wort. Going on record as one of the worst Belgian beers I've tasted.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at George and Dragon in Barcelona.

Pours a dark muddy yellow with a big fluffy off white khaki head. Darkest tripel I have seen. Head falls apart awkwardly and leaves little lace.

Smell is a little coriander type spice and big caramel and candi sugar sweetness with some banana.

Soft carbonation and full bodied for a tripel. Lots of caramel/candi sugar flavor on this. The alcohol is detectable but I feel it works in between the sweetness and fruity spice flavors well.

Enjoyable tripel but too heavy on the sugar in the nose and taste.

Photo of atr2605
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a hazy copper color with a soapy white head with great retention that forms a very nice lace
S-slightly sweet aroma with an apple, banana, and spice aroma
T-More of the same in the flavor with the hops providing a nice balance the the beer while the fruit flavors still dominate and create a complex taste
M-medium light
O-excellent triple. First beer I have had from this brewery and am very pleased. Looking forward to having it again

Photo of CopeTech
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very lovely triple, All you can ask for.
nice bright head, with a lovely amber body. No yeast sediment left at the bottle apparently not bottle fermented.
Purchased from Whip In in Austin.
All in all a very nice triple, good fruit tones.
Lovely accompaniment to indian food (G'Raj Mahal)

Photo of Rifugium
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Poured into a signature stem glass, this beer poured a hazy golden-peach color with a finger's width of delicate white bubbles for a head. Nice retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet, ripe fruit, candi sugar, and light yeast. Flowery! Light taste, but very dynamic nonetheless, with juicy, fruity sweetness, peaches and pears, light sugar and honey, with more of the yeasty banana-like phenols manifesting mid- to end-palate, and just a hint of spice. Alcohol is noticeable, but with everything else that's going on, it really has very little bite at all. Very impressive and tasty. Light-medium mouthfeel, perfectly balanced, and very drinkable.

Officially one of my favorite tripels.

Photo of karait95
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: nice looking, a golden color very bright as expected including a very big an white creamy head, bubbles are small and compact and dissipates slowly, carbonation is abundant making a permanent layer on top of the beer. The body is medium and cloudy.

S: fruits can be sensed at the moment also malty smell is present with little hops and finally alcohol.

T: the flavors are intense, spicy in general not very fruity as the smell also alcohol is sensed.

M: a nice and easy beginning turning to a little harsh bitterness not to pleasant according to the style.

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at TJs. Poured into a 10 oz tulip.

The body is slightly hazy, light straw with maybe a hint of dirty straw color. The head is incredible...fluffy, creamy, and full. It takes the bartender a couple of trips back to the tap to fill the glass, as the head has a life of its own. When it comes to me, it measures 1 inch in height, about half of that above the rim.

The aroma and taste are similar...A touch of coriander is my immediate impression, but looking closer, there are hints of white pepper and clove, in proportion enough to be perceptible and also flattering to the beer. There is an underlying sweetness that I would describe as light brown sugar, but it isn't quite that. Call it halfway between white sugar and light brown sugar. The fruity esters are phenomenal. Apples, mainly, but also some pears and peaches all contribute to both the flavor and the aroma profile. Nary a hint of alcohol, this is a very approachable tripel, but at the same time is completely unique to the style. This beer brings a lot to the table.

Lively carbonation accentuates the mouthfeel, leaving an almost creamy feel to it. It goes down smoothly, and way too easily. This is a very good tripel, and I would certainly get it again.

Photo of Crittervision
2.58/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On tap at La Cerveteca in Barcelona on 11 april 2011. 

Deep amber body, fluffy head, minute bubbles, lacing unexceptional but there. 

Aroma of candy sugar and caramelization in a Belgian blonde or a faded IPA. 

Flavors of perfumey booze, dusty fermented apricots, honey and faded hops. Again that blandness, or resemblance of an old IPA. No spicing to speak of — of which to speak — and remarkably unlike a "normal" tripel. 

Mouthfeel is toward thick and full. Carbonation is moderate. 

Photo of AleWatcher
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

MJ's rare beer club selection a while back... Figured I'd try one.
Served in duvel tulip.

Really pretty dark-- an orangey amber color tgat shows lots of apricot hues when held up to the light. It's hazy... just barely translucent.
Smells peppery... Touch of clove... Belgian yeast... Yeah, it's a triple. The flavor follows suit of the nose, but I'll admit this is FAR from my favorite triple. The pronounced booziness is too much for one, and the body is too full. It could also use more carbonation.
The finish is a bit too dry and spicy for my liking.

Overall... Meh. This is not impressing me.

Photo of sholland119
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy amber with a little it of thin white head that leaves just a bit of white head at the edge of the glass.

S-Sweet apricots and candied pineapple. Some Belgian yeast gives a nice underlying zing.

T-Sweet, perhaps a bit overly so but not cloying. Lots of sweet fruit, candi sugar and a good helping of malt backbone.

M-Medium bodied not terribly dry, undercarbonated for the style.

O-Not really close to style in many ways, color, carbonation, sweetness, but a tasty beverage nonetheless.

HV

Photo of Hex92
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Corsendonk glass....good choice to show off the thick head and nice lacing. This is one of my favorite tripels, but I don't think it is characteristic of the style. Maltier and sweeter than the usual triple.

A good looking beer in the glass, smells OK but not amazing, nice sweet Carmel flavor. Mouth feel is not overly syrupy. Tasty beer. I would pick this up again.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am always looking for a new/good Tripel, so this one caught my eye the other day at the downtown Spec's. I don't remember ever seeing this one before, but it was on more of a bottom shelf, so I could have missed it before. Regardless, let's see what this lower ABV Tripel has to offer:

Appearance: Pours a pretty cloudy light burnt orange color with a solid 1/2" cap of antique white foam that doesn't do much, but doesn't look like it is going anywhere anytime soon. Looking closely at the edge of the glass, you can tell that there are a bunch of bubbles rising. Lots of lacing left on the glass after drinking and the head never completely goes away.

Aroma: I initially got a bit of oxidation mixed with alcohol and some toasty malts. The hops are definitely here, but seem like they are fading a bit. After the beer sits for a few minutes, the aroma is losing the oxidation and there is a sweet citrusy malty thing coming out. There is still a dry edge to the aroma of this beer that I assume is wheat, but it has a raw edge to it that I am guessing is something like un-malted wheat? I dunno, but it is a little unusual.

Taste: The flavor is probably one of the most earthy that I have tried recently. Typically this style is really dry and crisp with hops on top of hops for the most part. This beer still has some solid hops, but they are a bit muted. As the beer sits, it is getting a sweet caramel note that is also a bit unusual in a Tripel, but still pretty nice. The beer is a solid medium bodied with ample carbonation for the style, which is high for most. The balance in the finish is tipped slightly toward the hops, but there is plenty of sweetness and alcohol there to keep your palate confused.

Opinion: This is a pretty good beer. I think that this particular example is past its prime, so perhaps I have missed this beer sitting on that shelf longer than I thought? This beer seems like a Tripel brewed without sugar, which I am not sure is a good thing for this style...so the body comes out heavier than most in this style. Either way, it is a drinkable brew and I will certainly finish my bottle. I may go back to it if I could find that this was an older example as I thought. Either way, a decent one to try.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a murky golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, fruit, some spices, caramelized malts and a bit of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, citrus, bananas and spices. Then a strong breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are better choices within the style.

Photo of emmasdad
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ken for bringing this one over last Saturday night. Poured a hazy medium amber color with a big rocky white head. Aromas of orange zest, wheat, hay and light malt. Light bodied and very drinkable, with flavors of yeast, oranges and light malt.

Photo of Radome
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter.

A - Beer is a medium golden color and just a bit hazy. The head piles up thickly in fluffy mounds of bubbles. Nice.

S - The aroma is of soft and welcoming malt with some candi sugar and crisp grain in the background. No hops. Impression of a sweet bread.

T - Taste is more of the soft, bready malt. Some complexity from sugar and a little yeast character. Very sweet sugary taste.

M - Heavy body, sweet, slightly cloying finish. Fluffy carbonation is apparent in the mouth. Very little hops bitterness.

O - Overall, it gives an impression of soft fluffiness like a thick pillow. This is not one to chug, but it is enjoyable and well-made. Based on the label art, this seems to be meant as a nightcap and it achieves that purpose very well.

Photo of mwilbur
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into NBB snifter.
A: Pours a beautiful dark golden orange with moderate carbonation producing a 2+ inch creamy bubbly head. Excellent retention and lacing. Very nice.
S: Fruit esters immediately waft from the bottle upon opening. Fresh yeast, citrus, and Belgian spice produce a wonderful aroma. Tremendous.
T: Melon (typical for De Proef!), citrus, cinnamon, herbal mint, fresh yeast, pear, and mandarin orange. Hint of floral honey. Good complexity. Quite a bit of fruit here.
M: Creamy and soft feel. Light-medium body. Faint hop bitterness in the finish.
D: An excellent brew and extremely drinkable. Would go well with a sunny picnic lunch (chevre, baguette, fruit, chocolate, etc.). Seek it out and enjoy!

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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
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