Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap | Brouwerij Slaapmutske

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Slaapmutske Triple NightcapSlaapmutske Triple Nightcap
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3.91/5
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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

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Added by Todd on 09-27-2003

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pDev:
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Photo of chefpeet
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mwilbur
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into NBB snifter.
A: Pours a beautiful dark golden orange with moderate carbonation producing a 2+ inch creamy bubbly head. Excellent retention and lacing. Very nice.
S: Fruit esters immediately waft from the bottle upon opening. Fresh yeast, citrus, and Belgian spice produce a wonderful aroma. Tremendous.
T: Melon (typical for De Proef!), citrus, cinnamon, herbal mint, fresh yeast, pear, and mandarin orange. Hint of floral honey. Good complexity. Quite a bit of fruit here.
M: Creamy and soft feel. Light-medium body. Faint hop bitterness in the finish.
D: An excellent brew and extremely drinkable. Would go well with a sunny picnic lunch (chevre, baguette, fruit, chocolate, etc.). Seek it out and enjoy!

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Photo of djcira
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Akisalmbert
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of VALIS666
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hellmeh
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of gutbuster
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Nolen12
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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 brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy bruised peach with a massive head that retains beautifully and deposits a Matisse cutout pattern of lace all over the chalice

Smell: Belgian candi sugar dominates, with yeasty phenols, and rotting fruit

Taste: Opens a bit hot, with alcohol apparent from the start, as honeyed candi sugar and rotting fruit dominate; mid-palate is rather yeasty, with plenty of phenols and a growing bitter herbal aspect that becomes a bit peppery, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and creamy; smooth but buoyant carbonation

Drinkability: Not a bad tripel at all, and a little age would probably smooth out the rough edges

Note: Picked up a 2008 bottling in mid-2011 at Healthy Spirits in San Francisco and I was right about the aging factor - the booziness is gone and, while the carbonation is no longer what it was, the flavors have mellowed very nicely; the honey and spice flavors make for an unusual, but delicious, combination

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Photo of tdrshayden
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this triple surisingly delicious. Hazy golden color, with a good foamy white head that laced the glass. Slightly Tart flavor with light citrus fruit, spiced. The aftertaste was very sweeet with hints of apple and caramel. The alcohol was a bit too prominent but did not ruin the experience.

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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 mikesgroove
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle one of the many times I traveled up to Asheville this past winter. I never got around to trying it, however it has been sitting nicely on, my shelf ever since. So last night I decided to split this one with my sister in law on her way out. Nice 750ml bottle with one of the coolest design labels you could hope to see. Poured into the Mock Turtle and served at cellar temperature.

Appearance - Poured out a nice hazy, golden yellow with a good two inches of foam on the top of it. Decent retention let this hang around for a good long while before finally settling down to a thin layer of lace across the top with lots of side glass contribution. Nice carbonation could be seen bubbling up toward the surface.

Smell - The aroma was very light, airy with a good dose of spices added in. Typical Saison smell, it had the nice light banana, and peach aroma, some light lemongrass and hey, an almost funky sour note sitting way in the back as well and a small touch of alcohol. Really surprised me with a the depth it had.

Taste - The flavor was just drop down beautiful. A rich, light, airy mixture of wheat, yeast and hops. I was in love with this from the first sip. Nice pepper like tones on the tongue, mixed with lemongrass and a wonderful light apple like yeast flavor. Loads of wheat and hey and fresh cut grass flavors. The finish was super dry with an all too familiar lightly sour note tucked in way at the back,

Mouthfeel - Very nicely carbonated with a good amount of smoothness to it. This was a medium bodied ale; slightly lighter then that without any thinness though. Definitely not too light or bad really in any way,

Drinkability - Very highly drinkable triple/Saison whatever you want to call it. Nice and light with a good profile and a great flavor. Highly carbonated and with no taste of the alcohol at all. Definitely something I could have all night long.

Overall I thought this one came out of left field and really scored some very high marks with me. Not your classic heavy triple by any means this was quite the nice treat. I would love to have this one again any day. Hands down this was a winner.

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at TJs. Poured into a 10 oz tulip.

The body is slightly hazy, light straw with maybe a hint of dirty straw color. The head is incredible...fluffy, creamy, and full. It takes the bartender a couple of trips back to the tap to fill the glass, as the head has a life of its own. When it comes to me, it measures 1 inch in height, about half of that above the rim.

The aroma and taste are similar...A touch of coriander is my immediate impression, but looking closer, there are hints of white pepper and clove, in proportion enough to be perceptible and also flattering to the beer. There is an underlying sweetness that I would describe as light brown sugar, but it isn't quite that. Call it halfway between white sugar and light brown sugar. The fruity esters are phenomenal. Apples, mainly, but also some pears and peaches all contribute to both the flavor and the aroma profile. Nary a hint of alcohol, this is a very approachable tripel, but at the same time is completely unique to the style. This beer brings a lot to the table.

Lively carbonation accentuates the mouthfeel, leaving an almost creamy feel to it. It goes down smoothly, and way too easily. This is a very good tripel, and I would certainly get it again.

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Photo of nouseforotacon
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Small, 330mL bottle, plain gold bottle cap with a stamped expiration date of 01/09/09.

Vigorous pour into my Leffe goblet with a thick, airy, two-finger creamy foam head. Light, mostly transparent bottom with a lot of visible carbonation. Ruby red/pale amber with hints of yellow-orange. Sustainable crown makes this one a treat visually.

Funky Belgian yeast aroma. Definitely peppery on the nose. Sweet and malty, sugary. Deep clove/nutmeg with some other spices. Banana bread aroma slowly develops. A touch nutty, walnuts. Wavering phenols.

Creamy foam head hits my lips first. Wow, this one packs a punch! Funky fruitiness, sour, followed up by a wave of sweet candied/banana flavors. Lots of honey on the tongue. Malt presence is on par with this tripel; thick and delicious. Mouthfeel is so creamy and thick, giving this brew great body and character. Finish is grassy/earthy, semi-dry, with lingering spices and a suitable warming alcohol presence.

I initially wasn't sure what to expect from this one, but I was pleasantly surprised. Recommended.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
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 joeskirkie
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle with a synthetic cork stamped, "Exp. 11/10/07"

Oh well. As I pour into a chalice a sweet, sugary "circus peanut" sort of aroma wafts towards me, which is unique. The scent is strong, fruity, zesty, slightly floral with some apple, orange rind, and spice, I almost want to say ginger and nutmeg.

I'm so caught up in the scent I forgot to look at it. It's a thick hazy tan, not much light coming through. A fairly good stream of bubbles coming through, not too much head.

Nice candy-like sweetness on the tongue, a hint of vanilla, with some of that spice and possibly some cinnamon. These just the smallest hint of citrus in there. It's so very interesting.

It's so smooth and creamy, very unlike my usual tripel experience.

I will definitely return to this one. It's is a really unique tripel experience.

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Photo of colforbin73
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured out of a 11.2oz champagne-type bottle into a 12oz mason jar.

this thing erupted in foamy richness and created a whip-cream type foamy matterhorn in my little glass. quite a sight. THE BEER is alive, bubbles stream up to the surface, yeasty bits float around. you get the feeling you are consuming something that is alive, in an excited state of being.

the flavor is sumptuous malty with heavy yeast presence, the hop aromas and flavors are minimal, but the bitterness level is pleasing. you get all this complex texture and flavor and then a pleasant little warm alcohol sensation -- IT IS a Nightcap. Bailey's Irish Cream? or a Slaapmutske Tripel Nighcap? you can't go wrong. Recommended.

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Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
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 John_M
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today. Tis the season I suppose.

The beer pours a solid gold color with lovely, pillowy head and impressive sticky lacing all around. The nose is equally impressive, with fruit cocktail, apricot, warm honey, caramel, banana and clove. The flavor profile is very good, but doesn't match the nose. Also, there's something of a burnt sugar finish to this beer that is intriguing. Otherwise, the flavor profile generally replicates the nose, although it's not quite as intense. Mouthfeel is fairly light, although there's plenty of flavor. Drinkability is also very good, though again, you can tell this is not a small beer.

Just a very solid beer from this brewery, and it's a treat to see it on tap.

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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 IgnatiusReilly
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap to tulip glass at the back bar at Monk’s in Philly.

Hazy, golden straw color. Lots of head, 2+ fingers, lots of lace down the glass that stays for the whole drink. Smell is slightly difficult to make out, but definitely picked up the fruity scents, orange and zesty yeast. Sweet malt present as well, with a hint of hop pine. Taste is sweet like a good triple, with vanilla, orange, and candy, but also contains lots of pepper and spice from the hops. This wasn’t labeled as a Belgian IPA, but certainly seems to lean toward that style. Medium body, very drinkable.

I really enjoyed this one. I’ll need to find a bottle of it to take home and really examine it.

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Photo of Gavage
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cool partial moon labelled bottle.

Appearance: a cloudy orange color with a one finger head that lasts. No significant lacing develops during the session.

Smell: enjoyable combination of pears, honey, green grapes, and yeast.

Taste: sweet malt profile balanced with some nice bitterness, hint of alcohol, and yeast. Pears and green grapes provide the fruity textures.

Mouthfeel: crisp at the start, mildly dry and lightly crisp at the finish. The aftertaste glues the flavor profile to your tongue for a while after swallowing. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: very drinkable tripel as the alcohol is not overbearing and the flavor profile is just right. Good beer to quaff before going to sleep as the label suggests.

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Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap from Brouwerij Slaapmutske
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 180 ratings