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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap - Brouwerij Slaapmutske

Slaapmutske Triple NightcapSlaapmutske Triple Nightcap

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BA SCORE
87
very good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 134
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%


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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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz into Newport Storm pint glass. From notes. No bottling info to be found. Great label here, with a tired moon in a nightcap. Poured as a nightcap. $3.99 from Nikki's in Providence.

A- A hazy deli mustard yellow with a huge billowy white head. Looks like soap lather. Not going anywhere... good lacing.

S- Slightly pappery, mostly fruity, and a bit yeasty. Orange peels and actually a bit of banana as well as dried apricots.

T- Sweet fruits are dominant with a nice spiced yeasty finish. Very fruity. Yeast is heavy in the flavor profile- perhaps a bit too much.

M- Good carbonation, although prob. could use a bit more. No sign of the ABV except about 1/2 way through I'm feelin' it.

D- Fairly high. For $4, it's a reasonably priced authentic tripel. I have a few bottles of this and reccomend you use as directed- as a nightcap it's a perfect beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 14:03:21 | More by ShogoKawada
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laituegonflable

Australia

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 04:10:57 | More by laituegonflable
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 05:10:55 | More by lacqueredmouse
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A surprisingly good Tripel despite the non-descript and cartoonish lable. Also not the typical Tripel profile in it's fruit forward balance.

The beer begins with a copper/orange/rust color and carrying a moderate haze. Very creamy in its foamstance, the head has a fluid and long standing stature, while leaving modest lacing behind. This amazing froath goes above and beyond anything I've seen before.

Candied fruits, light spice, and confectioner's sugar start off with a sweeter impression. Glazed pears, appricots, and apples balance with a cookie dough/doughy and white pepper, orange peel, and clove balance.

Surprisingly, the sweet nose gives way to a better balanced flavor. The sugary malts attenuate well for a fruity semi-sweet start, but soon fades into a spicy dry-malt finish. Again, the fruits of apples, pears, and appricots translate well from the nose as well do the spicy, peppery, corriander, curraco and clove notes.

As the carbonation and foam suggests, the beer starts out wonderfully creamy, but the seemingly evaporates into a cool dryness, similar to great Witbiers and cotton candy.

Absolutely a joy to drink as the textures are the icing on a well done beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 22:05:24 | More by BEERchitect
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ToasterChef

Maine

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

Reviewed from my notes based upon a 6oz pour in a small wine glass. It appears an opaque, golden orange with a thin, soapy white head. It has a strong yeast aroma with some very good citrus characteristics. The taste is malty and sweet, but also subtle. I can taste the yeast that I picked up on in the nose. There is some fruity sweetness in the aftertaste. It has a medium body and a good coat. I can taste the sugars if I move my tongue across the roof of my mouth. There is also plenty of carbonation. These bubbles, along with the chill of the beer's serving temperature, provide a good bite. It's fairly drinkable. It goes down pretty well, but I don't think I'd have more than one glass.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2010 13:33:17 | More by ToasterChef
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stevegreer

California

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

Where to begin with this beer. The owner, Dany De Smet, worked for Huyghe Brewery (think Delirium Tremens) and in 1999 to celebrate the birth of his son he brewed the beer that sparked the brewery. The name Slaapmutske means "sleeping cap" meaning this is the beer before going to sleep and Night Cap is an extension of this name. This beer is a Triple but is much more than that. The color is a golden amber with a egg-white head. The color is very hazy almost Hefeweizen in appearance. The rich (triple malt) is a bit hidden and I had to find out why. It turns out that is because of the extra finishing hops using whole hops giving a flowery, bitter and spicy finish. Lots of tart fruit, caramel and a bit of clove on the palate. This isn't the typical Triple which is why I like it. Think of it as an amp/hopped up triple while still staying balanced.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 05:43:30 | More by stevegreer
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Mora2000

Texas

3.9/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose is softly sour and funky with thick malt base. Soft vinegar. Smells pretty good.

Pours hazy honey with moderate fluffy head. Looks good.

Flavor follows, with moderate bitterness and soft honey. Floral perfume overtones. Very ripe musky melon fruit and fresh strawberry, fresh black pepper, and a very tame brie. Soft grainy malt. Finishes slightly oily, slightly dry. Tastes pretty good. Feels good. Good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 01:17:58 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today. Tis the season I suppose.

The beer pours a solid gold color with lovely, pillowy head and impressive sticky lacing all around. The nose is equally impressive, with fruit cocktail, apricot, warm honey, caramel, banana and clove. The flavor profile is very good, but doesn't match the nose. Also, there's something of a burnt sugar finish to this beer that is intriguing. Otherwise, the flavor profile generally replicates the nose, although it's not quite as intense. Mouthfeel is fairly light, although there's plenty of flavor. Drinkability is also very good, though again, you can tell this is not a small beer.

Just a very solid beer from this brewery, and it's a treat to see it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2009 23:04:18 | More by johnmichaelsen
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jgasparine

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2009 02:49:02 | More by jgasparine
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chalice.

A: Hazy pale amber, with lots of very fine particulates. A thick and rocky eggshell head has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lace.

S: Slightly musty. Oranges, pears and grapes dominate. A mild coriander bite and an alcohol tingle round out the experience.

T: Tastes a bit thin initially, but grows the further you get into the glass. The flavor is predominantly made up of a sweet fruitiness of pear and green apple. A moderate coriander spiciness provides nice balance. An alcohol warmth comes on late to add an extra kick. A mild sourdough presence adds yet more complexity. Finishes with lingering coriander and pear flavors.

M: The medium-light body makes the beer seem less robust than it is. The carbonation could stand to be a touch lower.

D: Out of the gate, this beer didn't do much for me. But it really started growing on me about 1/4 of the way into the bottle. A solid Tripel overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 01:37:20 | More by Rayek
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bonsreeb85

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - hazy orange/dark golden color w/ a huge foamy 3 finger head that has excellent retention and wonderful lacing. a looker for sure.

S - big nose on this one. belgian yeasty funk s/ a lot of fruity esters and candied fruits. not much in the way of hops or spices.

T - very seet upfront, tart apples, molasses and a touch of honey before a very dry ending. solid flavor, but it could benefit from a bit more spice and complexity.

MF - medium to light bodied and smooth carbonation. very easy on the tongue and throat, it sort of rolls down w/ soft bubbles(a chance from more aggresively carbonated tripels i've had)

D - abv. is well hidden, not a bad flavor, but perhaps too simple and a touch too sweet in my book. again, an easy sipper though. for the money however, i can find better.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 01:36:23 | More by bonsreeb85
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden to orange with a HUGE, creamy white head packed with dense carbonation bubbles that patiently dissolve to just a frothy lacing.

The fruity esters and yeasts bound from the glass while a closer inspection reveals some citrus aromas such as lemon and just faint floral hops.

The floral hops and fruit character resembling some mix of sour apples and zesty lemon are most prominent and last throughout, yet not as aggressive as the aroma suggested. More yeast in the flavor, but likely also some sweet malt with candy/sugar like qualities to counter, and as the beer warms the flavors begin to faintly resemble honey at the finish.

Medium to light in body with medium carbonation and a dry finish, with enough flavors to really bury the alcohol leaving almost no burn in its wake.

This is a good brew, and a good example of the style, but missing some of the traditional spice flavor in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 01:26:28 | More by CHADMC3
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tmoneyba

Ohio

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

Bottle from Belmont Party Supply.

Poured clear golden color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate yeasty and tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation.
Medium yeast bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration with a small alcohol bite.

This is a good drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 01:04:45 | More by tmoneyba
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

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

On tap this past weekend at Deep Ellum. Served in a proper Slaapmutske chalice (bonus). This is the first tripel that I can remember that had a cloudy look to it. Almost like a hefeweizen. Strange. Smell and taste were both very good, exactly what you'd expect from a Belgian brewer. Lots of spice and sugariness intertwined. Wasn't as crisp as other tripels though. The low alcohol (in comparison to other tripels) was noticed, as I drank it a bit faster than expected. A good (and kinda different) example of my favorite style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2009 00:38:36 | More by morebeergood
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 10/22/08. Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a small while head that diminishes quickly. Aroma of sweet fruits, brown sugar, and spices. Flavor is light fruits initially with a raisin and brown sugar finish. Slight vegetal taste. Overall, nice and tasty. A good sipper.
7/4/7/4/15 (3.7/5)

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 19:50:35 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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MrRetardedMonkey

New Hampshire

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

On tap @ Novare Res, Portland, ME.

Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with a three-finger frothy off-white head that fades slowly to a sticky ring. Beautiful lacing down the glass.

Smell is faint, but there's an earthy mustiness, some sweet caramel and candied sugar, and a hint of spice.

Taste starts off a tad sweet, with caramel and candied sugar. Burnt toast leads into some white pepper and coriander. Yeast flavors dominate the dry finish, with just a touch of more spice.

Medium-bodied and crisp. Not nearly as sweet as a lot of tripels I've head.

Very drinkable. I could easily have had a couple of these, especially since it isn't so cloying.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2008 17:08:22 | More by MrRetardedMonkey
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2008 01:17:12 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2008 14:00:06 | More by tdrshayden
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Wildman

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a fairly clear golden color and formed a huge foarmy white head that coated the glass with lace as it slowly subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of cloves, coriander, yeast and other spices. The flavor was of caramel, candy, and some coriander with hints of pepper. The body is medium light and slightly silky. The finish is a bit sprite yet sweet. A nice beer from a brewer I am not to familar with.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2008 02:37:13 | More by Wildman
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joeskirkie

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2008 22:44:31 | More by joeskirkie
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watchnerd

California

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml.

Well, it's a Begian triple all right, but it's a rather run-of-the-mill one. Alcohol taste is a bit too present, both in the taste and in the aroma, reducing the drinkability. Mouthfeel is nice, and a bit effervescent, while the taste, for the style, is nothing special.

Bottom line: it's okay, not bad, really. But I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to get more.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 04:54:05 | More by watchnerd
Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
87 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.