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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap - Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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87
very good

148 Ratings
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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:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 09-27-2003)
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Photo of Crittervision
2.58/5  rDev -33.8%
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. 

Crittervision, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of AleWatcher
2.7/5  rDev -30.8%
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.

AleWatcher, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of mactrail
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%
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.

mactrail, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%
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.

lacqueredmouse, Sep 14, 2010
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2.78/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an orange-golden colour with weird suspended yeast particles. Slow bead feeding a nice, dense, foamy head that sinks slowly, leaving some really pleasant lacing behind. Not sure about the suspension, but the head and lace are awesome.

Smell is weirdly yeasty, lots of honey and some slight spice notes, nutmeg and cinnamon, but yeah, oddly sweet. Don't like it a lot, a bit simple and too grainy-sweet.

Taste is lacking. A bit sour on the front and then gets a bit nutty and yeasty, with odd honey notes, kind of tastes like honey-cluster breakfast cereals, with that grain/honey combo. Maybe a hint of rice on it as well. Yeah, quite plain, and a bit insipid. With an odd phenolic flavour just at the back. Not great, definitely lacking.

Quite good texture, although the body is surprisingly thin for the alcohol content.

Not a bad drinking beer, but definitely weakened and tasting a bit plain.

laituegonflable, Sep 23, 2010
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

desint, May 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of stcules
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Turbid yellow colour, with an average foam, no more to say about it.
The smell is tending to the sweet (malt and honey), with pratically no hopping.
The taste on the contrary is bitter and winding, with a good bitter aftertaste.
Medium body.
At the end, not so bad...

stcules, Nov 10, 2003
Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - very blonde, tons of speedy carbonation racing to the top where a big rocky white head sits

S - definitely smells belgian, nice spiciness, ginger and coriander, with citrusy hints

T - both smooth and spicy, the bitterness is a little lonely, but the individual flavors are nice, spiciness, wheaty-yeastiness, and the slight citrus

M&D - lightly acidic and bitter, a little overly so, needs to be blended a bit better, and a highish ABV, both take away from the drinkability and mouthfeel

sinstaineddemon, Dec 17, 2006
Photo of scotti314
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

scotti314, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: Sampled at the Hotel Erasmus on an afternoon trip from our Ostende base to Brugge on Easter Friday 25th April, 2005 during my annual Easter trip to Belgium.

After we had tried the simply excellent Liefmans Unsweetened & Unfiltered Kriek on tap, and the Erasmus “house beer” the De Dolle “21” I opted to finish with a 33cl bottle of Slaapmutske Tripel. The recipe is from Brouwerij Slaapmutske but it is brewed using the Plant at De Proefbrouwerij. The label lists the Tripel at 8.1% and states that it is brewed from all natural ingredients with “no adjuncts” added.

Appearance: Dark golden body with a light orange-amber milky haze. Massive white head forms a rocky floating center pool once it settles down. A few streamers punctuate the beer. The final top up from the stubby brown glass bottle deposited a few yeasty flakes too.

Nose: Weak feel to the aromas, hints of sweet malt, toasted grain, lemon zest and some hops.

Taste: Straight forward, slivers of grain link the sweetish malts and high bitterness from the hops. The bitterness is quite harsh though, almost aggressive in its level. This aspect reminds me more of a sharp Blonde, rather than a good Abbey Tripel which usually has a more refined bitterness. A little rough around the edges.

Mouthfeel: Harsh bitterness is not balanced. The Alcohol backs up the feel on the tongue and the body in the swallow.

Drinkability: After the unfiltered Liefmans Kriek and De Dolle “21” the Slaapmutske Tripel was the perfect finish. Clean and rather simple in character but a pleasant brew nonetheless.

Overall: Almost like a super Blonde, rather than a Tripel for my thinking. Slaapmutske translates as “Sleeping Hat”, but I have had better night-cap beers to be honest. A little confused but not that bad in reality.

TheLongBeachBum, May 14, 2005
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

mcss, Jun 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Mphis, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of kkipple
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The back of the bottle proudly proclaims: "With a name like Slaapmutske, it has to be good!" I have to give the brewers their due for the name, it's surely memorable. That said, this tripel is sadly pretty average.

The head on this hazy-yellow brew is the best thing about the beer. Big and foamy, with lots of lacing and long lasting, it surely promises great things...

The nose on Slaapmutske (heh) is peppery; I pick up tart green apples, sweet malt, and some floral esters. Pepper is a little stronger than I'd like. Otherwise clean and basic, nothing unexpected, but neither is it too complex.

The taste is likewise... well, basic. Well balanced malt with the fruity tart esters, sharp pepper-spice and a yeasty dryness come through. Sweet finish.

I really would love to rate this beer higher, but I've had some excellent tripels in my day and this sadly isn't one of them. It's not BAD, just forgettable. Add in the fact that it's priced around the same as Tripel Karmeliet or Westmalle, and you have some seriously strong competition to go up against.

Worth a try, and I'd certainly not turn one down, but neither would I seek it out. I still dig the name, though.

kkipple, Apr 12, 2007
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3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled at a tasting with biegaman, northyorksammy, and grub. Thanks guys!

Cloudy-reddish-gold colour with a big head. Lots of carbonation, lots of lacing. Strongish floral aroma. Flavour is fruity -- nectarine, strawberry, cherry pits, plus some horseblanket and stale cracker. Spicy aftertaste and oily mouthfeel, with little bit of coriander.

crwills, Jan 24, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

silverking, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

safaricook, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Whatup14, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

ygtbsm94, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Thomas_Picton, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of aquatonex
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chose this one by the label...

Pours cloudy light orange with a rich foamy head of several fingers that dissipates only slightly. Good lacing. Nose is dominated by sweet fruits, some apple and a little citrus. Taste isn't that alcoholy but rather funkishly yeasty and partially sweet. Was expecting a heavier darker beer with a name like triple night cap but it was more of a decent saison.

aquatonex, Feb 06, 2008
Photo of emmasdad
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

emmasdad, Mar 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Brabander, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Texasfan549, Mar 07, 2014
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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.