Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap
Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #68
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,027
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 9.64%
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
183
From:
Brouwerij Slaapmutske
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  9
Gots
  25
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Cheers!

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Photo of REVZEB
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
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

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Photo of mynie
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.94/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Suds
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Photo of constantine_272
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of janubio
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of DanielCrow
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
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!"

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Photo of Weixiaobao
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
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".

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Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
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!

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very good Belgian tripel with a nice label, good look, dry smell and sweet doughy taste. You can't go wrong. This is a medium bodied creamy feeling bubbly floral bomb that has a lingering dry finish and a vaguely herbal aftertaste. Nice representative but generally inoffensive take on the style.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden amber with an imposing white head that leaves a tremendous amount of lace as it slowly recedes.

S: Aromas of caramel, biscuit, cream, peach, apricot, oranges in syrup, lemon candy, herbs, and bread are present on the nose.

T: Notes of bread, yeast, biscuit, cream, caramel, toffee, herbs, oranges in syrup, grass, peach, apricot, lemon candy, and perhaps a touch of candy sugar wash across the palate. The finish is sweet and warming, with notes of orange, caramel, herbs, bread, and yeast are detectable before a long, smooth fade.

M: Thin in body and slick. Carbonation is airy and delicate. Alcohol is very subdued. Incredibly easy to drink, but in my opinion, this beer would be a better representation of the style if it had a bit more malt heft.

O: Not a bad tripel by any means, but also far from a classic example of the style. This one is worth seeking out at least once, but I have difficulty seeing it becoming a favorite or a regular for most fans of the style.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, spice, fruit, and apple cider aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, yeast, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice fruity smell but the taste is more spice and yeast forward.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled and bottle conditioned
Pours a hazy golden amber with a foamy off white head. Aroma was fruity, light spices, some yeast and banana. Flavors of the same. Both the aroma and flavor was a little lighter than some Tripels. But still very nice and smooth.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : orange color with huge foamy head and nice lacing.
Smell : fruity and yeasty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : caramel malty and spicy flavors, alcohol presence in finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Tripel.

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Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 3/2/2014. Pours lightly cloudy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice rocky cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pear, apricot, apple, golden raisin, lemon zest, candi sugar, honey, bread, clove, pepper, herbal, and earthy yeast esters. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity, spicy, and malt notes. Taste of pear, apricot, apple, golden raisin, lemon zest, candi sugar, clove, pepper, bread, honey, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, candi sugar, clove, bread, pepper, honey, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity and spicy esters with malt sweetness; and nearly zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick, smooth, and lightly prickly that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent tripel style. Great balance and complexity of malt, fruity, and spicy flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mactrail
2.78/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at George and Dragon in Barcelona.

Pours a dark muddy yellow with a big fluffy off white khaki head. Darkest tripel I have seen. Head falls apart awkwardly and leaves little lace.

Smell is a little coriander type spice and big caramel and candi sugar sweetness with some banana.

Soft carbonation and full bodied for a tripel. Lots of caramel/candi sugar flavor on this. The alcohol is detectable but I feel it works in between the sweetness and fruity spice flavors well.

Enjoyable tripel but too heavy on the sugar in the nose and taste.

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Photo of atr2605
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
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

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Photo of CopeTech
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
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)

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Photo of Rifugium
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 183 ratings