Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap
Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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Brouwerij Slaapmutske
3.91 | pDev: 9.72%
Dec 28, 2018
Sep 27, 2003
Very Good
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the 750ml bottle in a snifter. This mighty fine ale pours a
chill hazed light amber color with a nice head of white foam that subsides
to a thick ring, thin light layer, and displays some nice sudsy lacing. Nose of
candy sugars, mandarin oranges, light breaded malts, and subtle Belgian spice
of clove and coriander. Flavors follow the nose with a light yeasty bread note
awash in sweet candy sugars and lightly touched with mandarin orange and
apricot along with a touch of pear. Light herbal notes of coriander and a touch
of clove come on the middle to rear of the palate with touches of lemon
zest and orange zest with a touch of light cracker. Nice mouth feel; medium
light body, smooth, medium lightly fluffy and effervescent carbonation that
gives nice lift, and a sweet yet moderately dry herbal touched finish.

An excellent example of Belgium's fine craft.

Dec 28, 2018
Rated: 4 by Birdlegs from Washington

Dec 23, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
In some ways a standard tripel, the smell features belgian spices and yeasts, along with booze. But in the other ways it gives off more of a dark ale with the heavier feel, and the more savory flavors in the taste. Very peppery, biscuity, and herbal in the finish, but there is plenty of sweet dark fruit, candi sugar and honey to balance at foretaste. So overall ok but bot one of my favorite tripels
Sep 07, 2018
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle, capped not corked, served lightly aged and lightly chilled. I like the sleepy moon fellow on the label.

Dark colored for a Tripel, especially one of its not particularly high ABV. Decent fizz and a little wispy head.

Smells yeasty and fruity with some pleasant spice. Pears and apples and cloves. Not particularly strong for the style, but lively enough and with no off nodes whatsoever.

Tastes very good--clean, fruity, spicy. Honey and pears up front, yeast and clove in the middle, and a clean finish with just a hint of white pepper, all propped up by an excellent body.

It's basically everything I look for in a trippel, even if it doesn't hit the very high notes of my favorite examples of the style. Well worth the price.
Sep 21, 2017
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy, medium orange amber with a big three finger white head with great retention and lots of thick lacing. Aroma of lightly bready candi malt, light stone fruit, orange, Belgian yeast, mild clove; a little oxidation. Flavor is dry candi malt, apricot and peach, light orange and lemon, developing a strong coriander and clove bitterness and finishing spicy and bitter with citrus rind and oxidized light stone fruit. Medium bodied with sharp, peppery carbonation. Starts with a classic tripel profile of fruit and spices, but ends a little stark and uneven. If I'm reading the date of the cap right, this bottle may be a couple of years old and that could explain the odd finish. This is particularly ironic, because I picked this up this week with the intention of properly reviewing this brewery because I never kept my original brief review from a decade ago (of the Christmas version of this ale) because the store I bought it at was notorious for having old bottles of uncertain storage. This time, the age of the bottle is certainly due to the distributor, who also has the notoriety of sending old beer to the West Coast. Drinkable and true to style, but not really up to snuff for a classic Belgian tripel. Good enough that if I found it on tap or bottled of certain recent vintage, I'd try it again. Alas. It looked great and the aroma and taste were good, but affected by oxidation in not a good way.
Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Dzu from Russian Federation

Dec 11, 2016
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Reviewed by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not sure about this Tripel. Tastes very different to what I'm used to. Darker, less sweet and with yeast flavors that I'm not used to in Tripels. Can't tell when it was bottled and whether the flavors I'm detecting are intentional or the product of a prolonged wait on the shelves. It tastes a lot more like a very uncomplicated Strong Ale than a Tripel.
Nov 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a tall, 750 ml bottle, this brew is a golden color. Almost bronze, clear and relatively still, capped with a soapy white foam. The aroma is malty, spicy, with a Belgian yeast. The taste is warming, full, and robust. This is a solid beer.
Oct 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Muted orange, slightly hinting at haze but with a nice classic middle column of carbonation. Rocking head, off white, a bit tinged yellow with creamy top and a solid three fingers off the pour. Nice settling down to a good finger, with big retention.

Classic tripel aroma. Slightly bready and honey sweet malts, with a good fruity and somewhat spicy phenolic kick. Hints a little warm, some good earthy hop tones slightly as well. Very inviting with low sensing sucrose sweetness.

First sip is a silky and rich mouthfeel with a touch of spicy carbonation. Creamy flavors of honey and sugar roll of the tongue in the mid palate. Slight caramel sweetness is added with some fruity tones and a bit of pine like bitterness that adds a nice contrast, and cuts on the aftertaste. Dense. Almost rich tasting, but manages to dial it down a bit.

A very solid tripel and memorable, with a bit of an iteresting malt presence as well.
Sep 10, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by aszatk01 from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2016
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Rated by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Decent tripel.
Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by khrx4u from Virginia

Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by innominat from Ireland

Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Apr 05, 2016
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 4 by Robertas from Lithuania

Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 3.95 by Pranqfan from California

Jan 05, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by bmaggot from Lithuania

Dec 03, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Nov 30, 2015
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Reviewed by constantine_272 from Oregon

4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dark reddish copper with a thick sticky fluffy head. A slow pour still produced a decent amount of haze from the bottom of the bottle. Biscuits nose with malty sweet wheat bread and co2. Also an earthy musty funk with rich black soil. Delicious malty sweetness with a sandy salty mineral taste through the midsection. A tangy salty bite finished sharp with a steel iron aftertaste in the back of the mouth. Also a slight dash of meyer lemon; not sour but cutrussy. Mouthful is good. Mellow, smooth and easy drinking. Finish falls of fast leaving a thirsty parched feeling. Overall this is quite a tasty beer. Tons of flavor but nothing so over the top that it overwhelms. Could sit down and drink a few of these.. if I could ever find another again.
Oct 25, 2015
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy golden orange, with a big head that leaves a ring a nd a great lace. Smell of spices, pepper, herbs, fruits, peach, banana, sweetness. Medium to full body, creamy palate, taste is similar to the smell, Spices, fruits, peaches, citrus, sweetnees. Great.
Aug 31, 2015
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Reviewed by DanielCrow

4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
My first tripel. Delicious. Potent. Poured into a 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 and said "that's wine!"
Aug 08, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Apr 18, 2015
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Reviewed by Weixiaobao from Kansas

4.3/5  rDev +10%
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.
Apr 12, 2015
Rated: 3.13 by nathanmiller from New York

Apr 07, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by bobv from Vermont

Mar 29, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Feb 24, 2015
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -2%
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".
Jan 14, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by mverity from Florida

Jan 11, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jan 11, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by sirhc3034 from Texas

Dec 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by Brain-eat-Brain from Canada (AB)

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by lmaduells from Spain

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Oct 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by gutbuster from Kentucky

Oct 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Sep 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by zonker17 from Texas

Sep 11, 2014
Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
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