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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap - Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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BA SCORE
87
very good

148 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Slaapmutske visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-27-2003)
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Reviews by CopeTech:
Photo of CopeTech
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
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)

CopeTech, Jan 07, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

large bottle, caged and corked with freshness dating, pours medium amber, orangy hues, cloudy with steady bubbles rising. light tan head, puffy and loose, leaving tons of scattered and thick lacing. Nose of honey, light smoke and melon. Wonderfully tasty and warming Belgian, notes of more honey, mustard, rye, dough, pepper, vanilla. Alcohol present but not overpowering. The bottle I had was just super (suprised by the low ratings here), complex, tasty, heady stuff. Went well with some goat cheese and bread, well worth a try.

Billolick, Mar 22, 2006
Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orangish-brown with a white head. The aroma is alcohol, yeast, malty sweetness and some fruit. The taste is similar to the small with the fruit (pears and apple) standing out. Lots of bready malt in the flavor as well. The flavor improves as the beer warms. The beer is nicely carbonated.

Mora2000, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

GreenMountainBoy, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of jakester
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a 750 ml bottle I bought at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a goblet. Expiry date is stamped on the cork.

Pours a very hazy light orange with a two finger head of white foam, which falls to a nice coating and a ring, with great lacing. Carbonation appears active.

Aroma is pils malt, very sweet, and honey, with a detectable lemon rind smell coming through. Not a whole lot going on, but the smell is clean and pleasant.

The first flavor is sweet pils malt, with a quick hit of bittering hops. From the smell, I thought this would taste sweeter, but it is surprisingly "crisp" for a triple. After the jolt from bitterness, a pretty strong lemony citrus is right there. Aftertaste is clean and citrusy, very long lasting, with the alcohol fairly well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a certain harshness from the hop bitterness. Carbonation is effervescent. Finish actually dries out at the end.

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't call this a triple, but I really like this beer. The hop bitterness is refreshing from a Belgian brewery, and the citrus adds a nice touch. And the 8.1% ABV is barely noticeable.

jakester, May 22, 2006
Photo of ADR
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finely hazed light apricot color. Very solid head, whipped cream in look and leaving very thick lacing on the glass. Slight clove and cotton candy in the aroma, with a background sharpness. Light mouthfeel with airy and almost fluffy carbonation. Good but not overwhelming bitterness lasts throughout the profile. Malt is tight but slightly fruity with some estery notes and a touch of honey. Finishes with a good bitter punctuation, almost like green olives, making for a good close. Seems to get a good deal sweeter on warming. A good beer, nice in many Tripel aspects, a bit simpler than I was expecting.

ADR, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of chefpeet
4.25/5  rDev +9%

chefpeet, May 23, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy apricot body. Nice Retention and retention. Plenty of carbonation.

Smell: Apricots, orange, apples, honey, biscuits, yeast.

Taste: Nice and bready the apples, honey, and apricots come through strong. Some orange and maybe pulms are present too. Lots of sugar. There seems to be a little of oak in there too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth creamy with ample carbonation.

Drinkability: Quite tasty. This one is a good example of the style.

stereosforgeeks, Jul 07, 2007
Photo of hagbergl
4/5  rDev +2.6%

hagbergl, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
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!

Andyyyyyy, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy peach orange brown color with a stark white head that hangs around forever and resembles cauliflower leaving nice lacing.

Nose is light fruit, some spice character, a candy like sweetness is present. The nose comes off kind of thick actually. Very sweet. Candied fruits.

Wow. A very sweet triple. Not alot of lighter fruits in here, but actually some dark fruit flavor. Spices make their presence known mid way through the taste and a good sugary sweetness resides throughout. A dry finish comes with some slight hop notes and a touch of odd kind of soapiness.

Mouthfeel is a touch thicker than I would expect, and slightly undercarbonated despite the awesome head. Dryness is right on.

Drinkability is ok, but for the 8% abv this one feels a bit heavy. Some alcohol presence is bigger than expected and the slightly too sweet sugar notes dont help either.

Overall a decent tripel, but nothing special. Fairly indicative of the style, but a bit thick, and a bit too sweet. A good one to enjoy on a colder evening. Defenitely filling, but a good beer all the same.

AKBelgianBeast, Jan 06, 2009
Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a very famous Belgian brewery, but a surprisingly good smooth drinking Belgian ale found at Summerville NJ. Orangey colour, nose-peppery yeast, medium mouthfeel, sweet spices. A tad astringent in finish but the veggie chips helped offset that. Very decent tripel though I have met few I did not love.

Sammy, Dec 08, 2006
Photo of cliff1066
4/5  rDev +2.6%

cliff1066, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

zonker17, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JamLand, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of philipquarles
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

75cl bottle from 2008. Pours cloudy golden-amber with a medium off-white head. Nice lacing. Smells of sweet, honey-like malt. Bready. Lots of yeastiness in the taste, along with some sweet, lightly toasty malt. Dryer than one would think. Full body. A pleasant night cap.

philipquarles, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of puboflyons
4.2/5  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.

puboflyons, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a 750 mL bottle served at BrewExpo 2006. The ale is near room temperature.

Appearance: The ale is a nice firm yellow color, very hazy and not at all see-through. THere is a firm head here that lasts through the beer.

Smell: The ale has peppery aromas and a bit of the higher abv in the nose.

Taste: The pepper shines in this beer. The malts provide a pleasant sweetness and are relaxed enough to allow the spices to come through.

Mouthfeel: This is a good tasting tripel. The spices are firm and take control early.

Drinkability: The beer is quite drinkable with an abv that is well hidden.

akorsak, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of malthead
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle. Big cratering white head, good carbonation, nice cloudy orange color. I love the nose on Belgian tripels... yeasty goodness - pears, apples, spices like clove and maybe nutmeg or something, a little funk... Reasonably crisp, peppery taste. Decent balance of sweet malt and warming alcohol with other flavors (someone else's description of orange peel is right on, very prominant.) The aftertaste is like the bite you get from raw, real honey. Nothing too outstanding, though. It's getting a little old after a while, particularly in something about the mouthfeel that I can't quite put my finger on. Nice beer, recommended, but not my favorite tripel.

malthead, Mar 22, 2007
Photo of KevE
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

KevE, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Dukeofearl
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$10.99 for a 750 ml bottle at LaBodega in Riverside, Ca. in December 2006; tasted and reviewed Christmas night 2006.

Pours a pretty golden, very proper and correct for a tripel, including a nice white head that sticks around through the entire session. Just about as good as it gets.

Aroma is a dry, herbal, almost medicinal yeastiness, light on fruits and light on sweetness. Not bad, but not exciting. Flavor is two different animals- when cold, it is all white pepper. Sharp, harsh and frankly, what I think was unpleasant. However, as it warms to near room temperature, it really opens up. The pepper and yeasty sharpness are still there, but greatly softened by warm fluffy soft white breads (maybe even potato bread). Not terribly complex, but very drinkable. Alcohol profile well hidden.

Overall, this is not a bad tripel. But it doesn't grab me.

Dukeofearl, Dec 26, 2006
Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -23.1%

desint, May 31, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2.6%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Squaretooth
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a full foamy white head that settles unevenly leaving decent lacing throughout. Color is a murky golden amber. Nose yield hints of apple. Taste is an even light apple flavor with a gentle carbonation and an even aftertaste that leaves the palate thoroughly satisfied.

Very pleasing and definitely recommended. Drank from an Ayinger Celebrator Glass.

Squaretooth, Dec 25, 2007
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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
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