Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap - Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 6
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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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.78/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a robust orange-yellow colour with a huge amount of floating sediment. Good bright colour though. Head is a very fine and filmy across the top of the beer, and it leaves some pretty nice lacing. Not bad all up.

Bit of a whiff of wet grain on the nose, with a slight hint of organic honey and a bit of turned earth. It's all a bit funky and weird. Not bad, but a bit too much of the funkier end of the spectrum.

Taste is flat and grainy. Some sweetness and a bit of harshness on the back. Bitterness burgeons at the back, leaving a flat and rather blaze finish. Sort of a plateau of that wet, slightly rotten grain. Can't say I'm a big fan.

Eh. Oxidised, perhaps? It goes downhill after a while. It's not a big beer, or a particularly interesting one, but it's drinkable enough in its way. Not something I'd choose on a regular basis, and it's certainly not one of my favourite Tripels.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Photo of Mora2000
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of jakester
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of ADR
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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 stereosforgeeks
3.92/5  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.

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 AKBelgianBeast
3.93/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of philipquarles
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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 akorsak
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Photo of malthead
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Photo of Squaretooth
4.37/5  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.

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

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.

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 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!

Photo of BuckSpin
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 750ml cagetop in an oversized crystal snifter

BAside: How ironic to be having a Nightcap as a nightcap!

Poured very loose, gurgling, a slight hiss to it. The nose is subdued at first but with a little time to breathe & bloom really opens up, growing sharper, crisper, sweeter with edgy citrus rind, orange & faint pineapple, hard rock candy, clean mountain air full of dewy pine in the morning. The sweetness is peculiar & hard to pinpoint, somewhat ciderlike. Some spices like old ginger, dull coriander & white pepper are there in trace amounts. While initially unthrilling, the aroma has really started to evolve, eventually taking on some subtle Hefe-esque aspects like ripe banana & clove.

3 finger's of tight, thick, sculpted pale ivory foam, sticky with lace, reside atop a clouded, murky burnt orange body. The head is amazingly resilient and only settles to a pencil's worth after a long interlude, lacing is curtainesque. A soft & steady parade of bubbles rises slowly thru it.

Crisp, rather dry, spiced somewhat like a wit, it has a sharp feeling initially. Dull orange plays off coriander, white pepper, faint clove. Malts are flat, reserved, bitter, hiding in the background among with a soft caramel sweetness. An astringent aspect acts as a bittering tour guide around my mouth for all the tastes, keeping them in line.

It does shift into a much softer, wetter, more balanced & full mouthfeel on the palate. The malts become much more noticeable with caramel as the alcohol slowly cuts thru and begins to warm me with icy hotness, finally finishing with echoes of orange rind, spice & bitter hops, leaving a painted mouthfeel that coats with a chewy brushful of warm phenols and old hard candy.

A slightly unusual example of the style with its spiciness, dry quality and bitter, backmouth hops and malts. In that regard it keeps you on your toes, and is overall rather good. It shares characteristics with some of the better known wheat beers genres, but also toes the line as a Tripel. If you were enjoying some fish, seafood or poultry that was spiced (Thai?) this would be a great choice, or with a really dry cheese and some hard crust artisan bread. An atypical Tripel, and one that could be revisited without getting boring. I'd definitely drink it again, and would recommend it as a great example of the diversity & even eccentricity of some of the next generation of Belgian brewers. Give it a shot...you won't be disappointed.

Photo of Phatz
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh good Lord is this ever a fantastic nightcap of a beer. I like 'em sweet and big this certainly is both!

Appearance: Cloudy orange [apricot color] body with lot of carbonation.

Smell: Citrusy orange, yeast and honey. [apricot cream-cycle, malted milkballs, biscuity malt and yeast aromas]

Taste: Apples and plums and beady and honey and so much sharp sugar character. [Yeasty biscuity malt and orange cream-cycle malt; and vanilla flavored bourbon, rum and oak all load up in the palate.] ... I NEED more of this beer!!! ARRG! I will get this beer again ... but I have to tell you, this one is terrific, with its nice dry pucker inducing finish. mmm.

Mouthfeel: effervescent and creamy but dry in the end. [incredibly smooth and well carbonated]

Drinkability: This is certainly a nightcap not a session beer. That said it is mighty tasty and goes down very easily.

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I did find the beer again at The Drafting Room in Exton PA. It is even better than I remembered. I added my edit in []
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Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Photo of rdickey
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark, almost cloudy amber into my Duvel tulip. A fluffy white head lingers and leaves beautiful lacing.

Smell: Looks like honey, smells like honey. There's also a pretty serious fruitiness to it, particularly as it warms.

Taste: The sweetness continues when the beer reaches the mouth. At first it almost seems too much, but some surprisingly aggressive hops (that I did not detect in the nose) quickly balance it out. Peppery notes from the yeast play around the edges, and it finishes clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty high, which you wouldn't necessary expect given the big honey sweetness in the nose. The hops should allow it to stand up to more spicy foods that you wouldn't necessary think of pairing a tripel with.

Photo of colforbin73
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured out of a 11.2oz champagne-type bottle into a 12oz mason jar.

this thing erupted in foamy richness and created a whip-cream type foamy matterhorn in my little glass. quite a sight. THE BEER is alive, bubbles stream up to the surface, yeasty bits float around. you get the feeling you are consuming something that is alive, in an excited state of being.

the flavor is sumptuous malty with heavy yeast presence, the hop aromas and flavors are minimal, but the bitterness level is pleasing. you get all this complex texture and flavor and then a pleasant little warm alcohol sensation -- IT IS a Nightcap. Bailey's Irish Cream? or a Slaapmutske Tripel Nighcap? you can't go wrong. Recommended.

Photo of Absumaster
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

According to the label a all malt beer with dry hopping.

This beer pours an orange murky color with a small head which sticks to the glass.

Smell is yeasty with some solvent alcohol whiffs and a green apple smell.

Taste is yeasty and alcohol warming, a bit of solvent and a nice bitter. The green apples are present, but in the back. Some toffee or light caramalt taste. The dry-hopping is not very apparent, maybe this was an older bottle.
Drinkability was excellent for such a heavy beer.

Photo of dsa7783
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ML dark bottle copped caged and corked from Wine and Liquor Outlet in Boonton for $11.49... Been wanting to try this sample for a long time, and am finally glad I got the opportunity... Pours a golden, light-copper colored hue with a dense, foamy head that lingered on for a bit... Nice appearance with rising carbonation visible... Smell was attractive with esters, citrus, lemons, slight candied sugars and an apparent burst of orange peel...
Taste was good, but certainly not above and beyond that I was expecting after shelling out a hefty sum for this one... Clean, clear, refreshing taste of fresh florals, ripe fruit, banana, and citrus mellowed out by a nice combination of creamy vanilla...
Good, thick mouthfeel that was rich and satisfying, along with a very good level of drinkability due to the crisp and refreshing factor and simply put, the hefty 8.1% ABV is hardly detectable...
Certainly not the best Belgian Tripel I've ever sampled, but a good, solid depiction nonetheless... Worth a try...

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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
87 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.