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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap - Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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Reviews: 100
Hads: 162
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Brouwerij Slaapmutske visit their website
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 putnam
4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Who can enjoy the best beers from Southampton Publick House and not recognize the brilliance of this elixir?

Bold rocky topping. Papery nutty tawny color. Gingerbread dry spicy nut meat aromas. Winey complexity allows butter and dry spice husk tannins to toy on the palate with vibrant honeyed fruits. Apples, gooseberry, pineapple, white plums, butter, twigs -- yet whistle clean. A huge mouthful. Useful with herbed stews and stir-fries, or so I would assume.

I noticed that de Proef brews this. It's a nicely fruited version compared to some of their harshly wilderness-fetish oriented "primitives". But the house style is obvious: meaty, wild, unruly, fabulous. (672 characters)

Photo of DanielCrow
4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first tripel. Delicious. Potent. Poured into s tulip glass. Smells wonderful and tastes equally wonderful. A little carbonated for my taste but who knows, could be how they're supposed to be. My wife took a sip an said "that's wine!" (236 characters)

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) (289 characters)

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! (346 characters)

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. (726 characters)

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! (1,060 characters)

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. (361 characters)

Photo of tgbljb
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy apricot color with massive white chunky head that threatened to escape from the glass.
Smell is a pleasant combination of cloeves, pepper, and candy sugar.
Taste is sweet and malty, with essences of banana and vanilla in the foreground.
Finishes sweet and bubbly in the mouth.
Excellent drinkability. This is an excellent beer.
Tanks to fellow BA mtanji for sharing. (386 characters)

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. (530 characters)

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 (445 characters)

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

Radiant tangerine peel with smoky saffron edges. The lively, Belgianesque carbonation has created a spectacular looking crown that is the equal of some of the best that I've ever seen. The pastel orange-tinted ivory colored foam sitting atop the beer is thick and rich and rocky and creamy and sticky and leaves the glass positively painted with eye candy. A great start!

The nose is more fruity than spicy. That's okay, I like almost all variations on the Belgian tripel blueprint. Maybe it's the power of suggestion stimulated by the color of the beer, but I smell oranges as well as apples and pears. A whiff of musky hops and a pinch of ground clove round things out nicely.

There's no question that this is great beer. I knew nothing about Slaapmutske prior to reading their website (recommended for the curious), but it's obvious that they know what it takes to create a delicious tripel. Before delving into specifics, my first impression is how approachable and how damned drinkable this big ale is.

The pale malt backbone is substantial enough to provide plenty of sugar cookie-like malt flavor that is the base on which the rest of the beer is constructed. Ripe orchard fruit is still a major part of the flavor profile and I still appreciate orange zest more than in most tripels. It gives the beer a bright, citric flavor that is both different and delicious.

Warm spices are much more prominent on the palate than they are in the nose. Clove and white pepper set up a minor sizzle on the tongue after each mouthful has gone to points south. Thankfully, there's almost no evidence of alcohol... other than the fuzziness that's beginning to blur the edges of my consciousness.

The mouthfeel easily keeps pace. All those bubbles keep things hopping and volumize the beer just enough for it to be called lightly creamy. I'm close to nudging the score one notch higher, but it falls short by the slimmest of margins.

Slaapmutske (literally: 'sleeping hat') Triple Nightcap has been in my cellar for at least a year. If I had known how good it is, I would have popped the cork long ago. Now the only question is, where can I get more? It would be an honor to have this beer be my prelude to dreamland. (2,226 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazed gold amber. Nose is strong, though not overdone with yeast. I was getting a strong whiff of the yeasts with it just sitting on my desk a foot from me. Flavor is smooth with a sweet touch. Has a bit of an orange taste to it, I think. Overall it is smooth and even and quite tasty with the flavor. Feel is good. Smooth with ingredients and a decent amount of bubble. Highly drinkable. If you can get it, get it. This is a great brew. My first from this brewery. I'd love to try their others now and see how good they are as well. (550 characters)

Photo of Onibubba
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the highlights of the night - Definately the biggest surprise! Thanks Chuck for picking this one out! Damn good call. Still working my way through so many styles of Begian beers, but so far I have been impressed enough that my love for stouts and barleywines has taken a back seat.

This poured a very nice light orangey brown with a substantial creamy head. The smell was sweet and spicey with hints of pepper, clove and honey. The taste was more of carmel candies, but still some spice, and a slight bitterness. Not overly sweet at all though - very mild.

Carbonation was fairly high, and normally this would adversely affect the mouthfeel to me. Not this time. It really was heavenly, especially as the beer warmed in the glass. The higher carbonation allowed me to take my time drinking it, and enjoy the warming effect. Alcohol was not even noticeable. We had this one along with a St Bernardus Tripel, and finished with an ABT 12 (Actually, that was the Nightcap). Would buy it again - If I ever see it again. Never heard of it, never seen it anywhere else. (1,075 characters)

Photo of crossovert
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750ml synthetic corked and caged brown bottle. This one seems to be getting pushed pretty hard in the Chicago Area.

It pours the way a tripel should, a nice amber/orange color with a billowing white head that sticks, and sticks. It has some very nice lacing as well.

The smell is a bit weak but what it is is some honey-like malts and a bit of alcohol character. Perhaps the slightest hint of hops.

It is an incredibly fruity Tripel with golden raisins, apple, and even some pineapple. It has an assertive hop character, not something you usually find in tripels. It is reminiscent of American takes on the style actually. But in its soul it is really Belgian. It has some traditional aspects of a Belgian tripel, but the fruitiness and hoppiness are both amped up in this one making it unique and delicious. It is absolutely ridiculously quaffable. (852 characters)

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. (271 characters)

Photo of jgasparine
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from the tap with a thin white head which slowly receded to edge lacing. The body was a slightly hazy straw-yellow color, with no visible carbonation.

S- Peppery pale malts, stale hops, Belgian yeast and strawlike aromas comprise the nose along with some *very* faint notes of horseblanket/funkiness.

T- Tart and peppery flavors meld with some substantial pale malts on the palate. Hints of funk and stale hops come into play a bit later, and evolve into a long, lingering finish. Just lovely.

M- Big, firm body... rich with unattenuated sugars and a super-soft carbonation. Just wonderful.

D- Goes-down too easy. The alcohol is very well-hidden... and this beer just flat-out delivers in all ways. (712 characters)

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! (737 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy bruised peach with a massive head that retains beautifully and deposits a Matisse cutout pattern of lace all over the chalice

Smell: Belgian candi sugar dominates, with yeasty phenols, and rotting fruit

Taste: Opens a bit hot, with alcohol apparent from the start, as honeyed candi sugar and rotting fruit dominate; mid-palate is rather yeasty, with plenty of phenols and a growing bitter herbal aspect that becomes a bit peppery, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and creamy; smooth but buoyant carbonation

Drinkability: Not a bad tripel at all, and a little age would probably smooth out the rough edges

Note: Picked up a 2008 bottling in mid-2011 at Healthy Spirits in San Francisco and I was right about the aging factor - the booziness is gone and, while the carbonation is no longer what it was, the flavors have mellowed very nicely; the honey and spice flavors make for an unusual, but delicious, combination (965 characters)

Photo of tdrshayden
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this triple surisingly delicious. Hazy golden color, with a good foamy white head that laced the glass. Slightly Tart flavor with light citrus fruit, spiced. The aftertaste was very sweeet with hints of apple and caramel. The alcohol was a bit too prominent but did not ruin the experience. (298 characters)

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. (2,152 characters)

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. (1,244 characters)

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

Small, 330mL bottle, plain gold bottle cap with a stamped expiration date of 01/09/09.

Vigorous pour into my Leffe goblet with a thick, airy, two-finger creamy foam head. Light, mostly transparent bottom with a lot of visible carbonation. Ruby red/pale amber with hints of yellow-orange. Sustainable crown makes this one a treat visually.

Funky Belgian yeast aroma. Definitely peppery on the nose. Sweet and malty, sugary. Deep clove/nutmeg with some other spices. Banana bread aroma slowly develops. A touch nutty, walnuts. Wavering phenols.

Creamy foam head hits my lips first. Wow, this one packs a punch! Funky fruitiness, sour, followed up by a wave of sweet candied/banana flavors. Lots of honey on the tongue. Malt presence is on par with this tripel; thick and delicious. Mouthfeel is so creamy and thick, giving this brew great body and character. Finish is grassy/earthy, semi-dry, with lingering spices and a suitable warming alcohol presence.

I initially wasn't sure what to expect from this one, but I was pleasantly surprised. Recommended. (1,065 characters)

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. (535 characters)

Photo of joeskirkie
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle with a synthetic cork stamped, "Exp. 11/10/07"

Oh well. As I pour into a chalice a sweet, sugary "circus peanut" sort of aroma wafts towards me, which is unique. The scent is strong, fruity, zesty, slightly floral with some apple, orange rind, and spice, I almost want to say ginger and nutmeg.

I'm so caught up in the scent I forgot to look at it. It's a thick hazy tan, not much light coming through. A fairly good stream of bubbles coming through, not too much head.

Nice candy-like sweetness on the tongue, a hint of vanilla, with some of that spice and possibly some cinnamon. These just the smallest hint of citrus in there. It's so very interesting.

It's so smooth and creamy, very unlike my usual tripel experience.

I will definitely return to this one. It's is a really unique tripel experience. (823 characters)

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. (698 characters)

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