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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap | Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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Slaapmutske Triple NightcapSlaapmutske Triple Nightcap

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Brouwerij Slaapmutske

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 09-27-2003

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Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
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 TheLongBeachBum
3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: Sampled at the Hotel Erasmus on an afternoon trip from our Ostende base to Brugge on Easter Friday 25th April, 2005 during my annual Easter trip to Belgium.

After we had tried the simply excellent Liefmans Unsweetened & Unfiltered Kriek on tap, and the Erasmus “house beer” the De Dolle “21” I opted to finish with a 33cl bottle of Slaapmutske Tripel. The recipe is from Brouwerij Slaapmutske but it is brewed using the Plant at De Proefbrouwerij. The label lists the Tripel at 8.1% and states that it is brewed from all natural ingredients with “no adjuncts” added.

Appearance: Dark golden body with a light orange-amber milky haze. Massive white head forms a rocky floating center pool once it settles down. A few streamers punctuate the beer. The final top up from the stubby brown glass bottle deposited a few yeasty flakes too.

Nose: Weak feel to the aromas, hints of sweet malt, toasted grain, lemon zest and some hops.

Taste: Straight forward, slivers of grain link the sweetish malts and high bitterness from the hops. The bitterness is quite harsh though, almost aggressive in its level. This aspect reminds me more of a sharp Blonde, rather than a good Abbey Tripel which usually has a more refined bitterness. A little rough around the edges.

Mouthfeel: Harsh bitterness is not balanced. The Alcohol backs up the feel on the tongue and the body in the swallow.

Drinkability: After the unfiltered Liefmans Kriek and De Dolle “21” the Slaapmutske Tripel was the perfect finish. Clean and rather simple in character but a pleasant brew nonetheless.

Overall: Almost like a super Blonde, rather than a Tripel for my thinking. Slaapmutske translates as “Sleeping Hat”, but I have had better night-cap beers to be honest. A little confused but not that bad in reality.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Took this one to see if this one realy gives what it's promissing; to sleep. Goode appearance, white head and a golden colour.
Nose is mostly about hops but also some malt and yeast arome. Taste is good, full malty but quiet a hard bitterness. Mostly a problem with dry hopped beer. Makes the hoparome fine though so willing to look over that litle fault and say this is an decent beer that I would recomend anyone who loves a bitter blond. Not that bitter though.

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Photo of stcules
2.93/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Turbid yellow colour, with an average foam, no more to say about it.
The smell is tending to the sweet (malt and honey), with pratically no hopping.
The taste on the contrary is bitter and winding, with a good bitter aftertaste.
Medium body.
At the end, not so bad...

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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
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