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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap | Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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Slaapmutske Triple NightcapSlaapmutske Triple Nightcap
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3.91/5
Very Good
180 Ratings
Slaapmutske Triple NightcapSlaapmutske Triple Nightcap
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Slaapmutske
Belgium
slaapmutske.be

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 09-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,127
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
180
pDev:
9.72%
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Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of putnam
4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

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Photo of 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!"

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Photo of KevE
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of CopeTech
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
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 RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of buckyp
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of htrae2014
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decent tripel.

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Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
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 Rifugium
4.42/5  rDev +13%
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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Photo of Phatz
4.38/5  rDev +12%
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!

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Photo of Squaretooth
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a full foamy white head that settles unevenly leaving decent lacing throughout. Color is a murky golden amber. Nose yield hints of apple. Taste is an even light apple flavor with a gentle carbonation and an even aftertaste that leaves the palate thoroughly satisfied.

Very pleasing and definitely recommended. Drank from an Ayinger Celebrator Glass.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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Photo of atr2605
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
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 BuckeyeNation
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Radiant tangerine peel with smoky saffron edges. The lively, Belgianesque carbonation has created a spectacular looking crown that is the equal of some of the best that I've ever seen. The pastel orange-tinted ivory colored foam sitting atop the beer is thick and rich and rocky and creamy and sticky and leaves the glass positively painted with eye candy. A great start!

The nose is more fruity than spicy. That's okay, I like almost all variations on the Belgian tripel blueprint. Maybe it's the power of suggestion stimulated by the color of the beer, but I smell oranges as well as apples and pears. A whiff of musky hops and a pinch of ground clove round things out nicely.

There's no question that this is great beer. I knew nothing about Slaapmutske prior to reading their website (recommended for the curious), but it's obvious that they know what it takes to create a delicious tripel. Before delving into specifics, my first impression is how approachable and how damned drinkable this big ale is.

The pale malt backbone is substantial enough to provide plenty of sugar cookie-like malt flavor that is the base on which the rest of the beer is constructed. Ripe orchard fruit is still a major part of the flavor profile and I still appreciate orange zest more than in most tripels. It gives the beer a bright, citric flavor that is both different and delicious.

Warm spices are much more prominent on the palate than they are in the nose. Clove and white pepper set up a minor sizzle on the tongue after each mouthful has gone to points south. Thankfully, there's almost no evidence of alcohol... other than the fuzziness that's beginning to blur the edges of my consciousness.

The mouthfeel easily keeps pace. All those bubbles keep things hopping and volumize the beer just enough for it to be called lightly creamy. I'm close to nudging the score one notch higher, but it falls short by the slimmest of margins.

Slaapmutske (literally: 'sleeping hat') Triple Nightcap has been in my cellar for at least a year. If I had known how good it is, I would have popped the cork long ago. Now the only question is, where can I get more? It would be an honor to have this beer be my prelude to dreamland.

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4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazed gold amber. Nose is strong, though not overdone with yeast. I was getting a strong whiff of the yeasts with it just sitting on my desk a foot from me. Flavor is smooth with a sweet touch. Has a bit of an orange taste to it, I think. Overall it is smooth and even and quite tasty with the flavor. Feel is good. Smooth with ingredients and a decent amount of bubble. Highly drinkable. If you can get it, get it. This is a great brew. My first from this brewery. I'd love to try their others now and see how good they are as well.

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Photo of Onibubba
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750ml synthetic corked and caged brown bottle. This one seems to be getting pushed pretty hard in the Chicago Area.

It pours the way a tripel should, a nice amber/orange color with a billowing white head that sticks, and sticks. It has some very nice lacing as well.

The smell is a bit weak but what it is is some honey-like malts and a bit of alcohol character. Perhaps the slightest hint of hops.

It is an incredibly fruity Tripel with golden raisins, apple, and even some pineapple. It has an assertive hop character, not something you usually find in tripels. It is reminiscent of American takes on the style actually. But in its soul it is really Belgian. It has some traditional aspects of a Belgian tripel, but the fruitiness and hoppiness are both amped up in this one making it unique and delicious. It is absolutely ridiculously quaffable.

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Photo of Weixiaobao
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.

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Photo of bmaggot
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mynie
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.

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4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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