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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap - Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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BA SCORE
88
very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of beerphilosopher
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden color with a thick white head that has lasting power. A few yeast flecks settle to the bottom as the goblet is left to sit for a few minutes. Heavy lacing in the glassware. The nose is classic tripel, I think. Yeasty and fruity, with hints of spice and floral. Some white pepper notes here too. The palate offers a sweet, but bitter, taste up front with the yeasty and floral qualities following more subtly behind. This tripel is pretty aggressive - starting sweet and finishing with a spicy, hoppy (floral and citrus) bitterness. This beer is a medium mouthfeel and is quite aggressively carbonated. No distinct alcohol presence, though it's above 8%, I believe. Over all, a pretty good tripel. Kind of a Belgian strong blonde ale, really. Worth a shot.

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.

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

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.

Photo of biegaman
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked bottle. Cute little moon, ready for bed, equipped with nightcap on the front. The back label reads "with a name like Slaapmutske is has to be good!" Well let's hope so...
Pours with good head, a hazy, muddy orange in colour. Substancial lacing. Well pieced together with some light straw-grainy notes, medium bodied, only light alcohol noticeable. Flavour overwhelms me with an odd choice of malt, I claimed to taste a great deal of pilsner malt, which seemed oddly out of place. Neat though. Overly verdict says this was a little dull, nowhere in the top of my favourite tripels, but still worthwhile. Thanks Sammy!

Photo of grub
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

tasting party dec 6/06 with northyorksammy, crwills, biegaman and me (grub). everyone threw in a few bottles and we had an interesting mix of beer. northyorksammy contributed this one, so thanks sammy!

pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a huge fluffy white head. head drops slowly and leaves tons of clumpy lace behind.

aroma is nice. peppery spice. orange peel. some yeast character. a bit of other spice, nutmeg maybe?

taste is good. slight bitterness. orange peel. black pepper. very light clove, almost more in the mouthfeel than the taste. bit of warmth on the way down.

mouthfeel is good. dry with fairly high carbonation. slightly astringent.

drinkability is pretty good. fairly well balanced.

Photo of dherling
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a hazy light orange a white foamy head. The nose
was very sweet, with honey, and lemon rind. The taste is sweet, with malt, hops. a crisp bitterness, a pretty strong lemony flavor, and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with effervescent carbonation and a dry finish.

Photo of Absumaster
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
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 tgbljb
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Photo of clvand0
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very clear, very light amber color with a tall head that has nice retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is very malty and has a character that reminds me of a lagered beer. The flavor has a very solid malt character with some buttery sweetness. Very little hop character in there and this definately comes across as a lager beer as opposed to a tripel. Actually, I highly doubt this is a tripel. It's too dark, too full bodied, too sweet... Anyway. It's a nice beer. The body is medium and the drinkability is good.

Photo of Onibubba
4.33/5  rDev +11%
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.

Photo of nouseforotacon
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of Phatz
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
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 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.

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.

Photo of dogfooddog
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml served a little on the cold side. pours with large fluffy head...

nose is yeasty, somewhat floral, and typical belgian triple. faint hints of citrus are present.

taste is mildly bitter and floral. faint hints of spiciness which are hard to pin down. fades to a mildly bitter aftertaste.

pleasant and perfectly fine belgian triple, though in this case I suspect the label is going to sell more beer than the style/beer itself.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the chalice clear medium golden with a white and frothy head which rose tall, but retreated quickly as it worked to lace the glass.

The aroma was fruity and earthy with a farmhouse character and a peppery spice. The aroma was nicely floral with a bit of woodsy character blended in.

The flavor was citrusy with a strong earthy flavor and a substantial bittering. The bittering was spicy, earthy and just a bit on the harsh side. The flavor contained a nice pepper spice and a lasting bit of bitterness that was like that of orange pith instead of peel. Sort of a citrusy, pithy harshness. The flavor began on the palate with just a hint of sweetness, but dried quickly with a strong earthy character and the light spice presence.

The finish was dry with lasting earthy character and strong bittering coupled with citrus into the aftertaste. The body was medium and the mouthfeel was almost creamy due to the carbonation level. Alcohol was never really a factor and this one might improve if the bittering mellowed with a bit of aging.

750 ml corked and bailed bottle. Exp 11/10/07 on rubber cork.

Photo of twelvsies
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven't reviewed a beer in quite a while, but here I go again. This one from De Proef pours a vibrant brassy orange, with that huge, rocky, classic head that typifies so many of Belgium's greatest beers. The nose isn't as huge as I might've expected on this one but there are nice grassy, dusty notes as well as some sweet buttery carmel character. Taste is less dusty and dry than the smell would hint at, but a really nice balance there between the spicy Belgian hoppiness and the nice sweet caramel boozy base. It's great. Very creamy indeed, as described by "that beer guy" at Bauer. Not overly complex or flashy. Though this brewery conjures up some seriously crazy shit, this is pretty much a perfect example of a standard, straigt forward, "workingman's tripel". Soft, warm, and supple. Smooth yet decently bubbly and active mouthfeel. And yeah, a hell of a name. A perfect beer to chill out with as a nightcap as the label suggests. Ahh, I love Belgium...

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.

Photo of jdhilt
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger, thick white head that slowly fades leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color, with chunky bits. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Alcohol/herbal nose. Starts semi-sweet, nice balance of hops/malts, finish is alcohol with some yeast in the background. $10.05 for a 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Photo of ypsifly
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 that is synth corked and caged purchased at Merchant's in Dearborn and poured into a tulip. The cork has an experation date of 11/10/07 jetted on the side.

Slightly hazed orange under a huge head of ivory. Strong retention and it leaves bubbly rings of lace as it goes down.

Lots of fruity melon, spices and sugars in the nose. A tart background with some suggestions of wood. Slight trace of alcohol registers as a few grains of pepper and a nice powdery aroma from the yeast.

Fruits upfront and then it turns spicy and tart with more hop flavors than I'm used to for the style. They seem to break up the flow and leave some grassy flavor. Tart finish that retains trace oils from the hops. Started out great then went to just good about halfway through.

The mouth is a little puckery but overall finishes clean. Good, but there are many better Triples out there for less $$. I paid ten bucks and didn't get my mony's worth.

Photo of putnam
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of paterlodie
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Took this one to see if this one realy gives what it's promissing; to sleep. Goode appearance, white head and a golden colour.
Nose is mostly about hops but also some malt and yeast arome. Taste is good, full malty but quiet a hard bitterness. Mostly a problem with dry hopped beer. Makes the hoparome fine though so willing to look over that litle fault and say this is an decent beer that I would recomend anyone who loves a bitter blond. Not that bitter though.

Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
88 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.