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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap - Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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BA SCORE
87
very good

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 4
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 jakester:
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jakester

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

05-22-2006 20:30:23 | More by jakester
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Billolick

New York

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

03-22-2006 00:43:32 | More by Billolick
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Mora2000

Texas

3.9/5  rDev 0%

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.

12-28-2009 03:57:54 | More by Mora2000
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-09-2013 01:23:14 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

07-23-2006 00:01:04 | More by ADR
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chefpeet

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-23-2013 16:47:07 | More by chefpeet
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

07-07-2007 18:12:07 | More by stereosforgeeks
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hagbergl

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-22-2012 21:25:18 | More by hagbergl
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Andyyyyyy

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +14.1%

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!

07-19-2014 19:50:51 | More by Andyyyyyy
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

01-06-2009 02:36:38 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

12-08-2006 20:36:31 | More by Sammy
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-04-2013 17:59:23 | More by cliff1066
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-30-2013 17:18:11 | More by JamLand
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

10-16-2009 03:15:15 | More by philipquarles
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

02-02-2014 22:08:58 | More by puboflyons
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

07-23-2006 01:51:10 | More by akorsak
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malthead

California

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

03-22-2007 03:40:37 | More by malthead
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KevE


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-06-2012 01:42:48 | More by KevE
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Dukeofearl

California

3.55/5  rDev -9%

$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.

12-26-2006 05:45:28 | More by Dukeofearl
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desint

Belgium

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-31-2013 01:12:36 | More by desint
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-03-2013 15:23:44 | More by jaydoc
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Squaretooth

Nebraska

4.38/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

12-25-2007 16:34:06 | More by Squaretooth
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%

Picked up this bottle one of the many times I traveled up to Asheville this past winter. I never got around to trying it, however it has been sitting nicely on, my shelf ever since. So last night I decided to split this one with my sister in law on her way out. Nice 750ml bottle with one of the coolest design labels you could hope to see. Poured into the Mock Turtle and served at cellar temperature.

Appearance - Poured out a nice hazy, golden yellow with a good two inches of foam on the top of it. Decent retention let this hang around for a good long while before finally settling down to a thin layer of lace across the top with lots of side glass contribution. Nice carbonation could be seen bubbling up toward the surface.

Smell - The aroma was very light, airy with a good dose of spices added in. Typical Saison smell, it had the nice light banana, and peach aroma, some light lemongrass and hey, an almost funky sour note sitting way in the back as well and a small touch of alcohol. Really surprised me with a the depth it had.

Taste - The flavor was just drop down beautiful. A rich, light, airy mixture of wheat, yeast and hops. I was in love with this from the first sip. Nice pepper like tones on the tongue, mixed with lemongrass and a wonderful light apple like yeast flavor. Loads of wheat and hey and fresh cut grass flavors. The finish was super dry with an all too familiar lightly sour note tucked in way at the back,

Mouthfeel - Very nicely carbonated with a good amount of smoothness to it. This was a medium bodied ale; slightly lighter then that without any thinness though. Definitely not too light or bad really in any way,

Drinkability - Very highly drinkable triple/Saison whatever you want to call it. Nice and light with a good profile and a great flavor. Highly carbonated and with no taste of the alcohol at all. Definitely something I could have all night long.

Overall I thought this one came out of left field and really scored some very high marks with me. Not your classic heavy triple by any means this was quite the nice treat. I would love to have this one again any day. Hands down this was a winner.

06-10-2008 10:32:52 | More by mikesgroove
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

09-26-2011 02:29:21 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-17-2013 23:00:30 | More by mendvicdog
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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
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