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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 09-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,240
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
180
pDev:
9.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 180 |  Reviews: 108
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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Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

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Photo of Dzu
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
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.

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Photo of Suds
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.

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Photo of imbibehour
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.

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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

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 khrx4u
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zekeman17
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of innominat
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pranqfan
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 Evil_Pidde
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of constantine_272
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.

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Photo of janubio
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.

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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 GreenMind
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 nathanmiller
3.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bobv
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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