krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the bottle says: "with a name like slaapmutske, it has to be good". well, not so fast. aside from the plagiarism of the smuckers jam companyís long held slogan, the role of names in beer marketing success is highly variable: arrogant bastard and monte pythonís holy grail are beers that reap sales owing to an eye catching name, independent of a beer drinkers experience. on the other hand, schenkerla and westvleteran are names that could choke a multi-lingual auctioneer, yet quicken the hearts of the faithful. at 12 bucks a pop for the 750, slaapmutske had better do back flips of zymurologic acrobatics like a highly caffeinated terrier dog on the ed sullivan show. admittedly a nice start: "slopmustard" breaks wind with a librarians "shush" as the fake cork became suddenly unemployed. bottle conditioned, with a nuclear winter of dark swirling debris in the bottle, once in the glass we gaze upon a beer as richly yellow as a deep cadmium pool of butter, while the head braced itself on top with the surety of a luxury liner, mainsails in white, flags of lace hanging from every line. "spankmonkey" has a simple hard candy aroma, danish butter cookies, hard little peaches picked in spring, flecks of dry hop leaves, and a bit of bees wax. bright carbonation blends vies with sweetness, bitterness and a full creamy body to command some attention. i taste ginger and grapefruit, with a touch of toothpaste lemon-grass. there persists a lingering bitterness, surprising for a tripel, and a subtlety corrupting influence of alcohol. and still those cunning spirals of lace on the glass point the way to slumber: down, so slowly down. itís nice, but, but... i dunno. like a pretty girl that iíd stroke all night but never really risk falling in love with. maybe itís that name: muckslobber-- or whatever.
Icedwarf (1006) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donkergeel bier met stevig schuim. Smaak is duidelijk beter en sterker dan de bio versie, bitter hoppig en fruitig, licht zoet en krachtig, citrus en abrikoos.
jookos (4219) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated pe 22.01.2016.
tap@pressklubben. Orange hazy. Fruity yeasty nose. Dry apricots, malty, some grass. Med bodied, bit astirngent, or tart bittery. Very flavourful. Stone fruits, yeasty spices, dry finish. Flavourful, quite easily drunk tripel.
erickok (4612) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Proto triple, but unfortunately in the poor sense. Brewed with too much sugar and too filtered. Not dry enough, although spiced well from the yeast used. Alcoholic but admittedly warming. Christmas almost, a little indulgent with its shameless alcohol and light bubble. So yes, a nightcap, although still not necessarily a good beer. (33cl bottle from Dranken Pauwels)
TtV (327) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus fruit peels and malts. The taste is bitter with touches of spices that get stronger in the aftertaste.
sir__v (1459) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home from Geers, Gent - BE. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: hint of citrus. Lime and lemon notes. Belgian yeast and caramel malt. Taste: full body of caramel malt with good sweetness and hint of lemon and citrus. Amazing balance. Good yeast finish. Amazing attenuation. Aftertaste: good wet bitterness and belgian yeast. Not so sweet. Very nice beer !
blackisle (1514) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Hazy deep golden, a lot of tiny bubbles, small frothy off-white head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma is malty, banana, orange, yeast, dough; taste is rather sharp, medium sweet and bitter, malty, quite spicy, average duration; medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste is bittersweet, herbal and spicy notes, bit husky, alcohol; more than decent Tripel, but too sharpish for my taste.
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. BB 12/06/17. From JefVerstraete (ELS). Bedankt Jef!
Cloudy golden color with a small to mid-size foamy white head.
Yeast, mild alcohol, some hops, mild spices, surprisingly also some dark fruits and some malt in the aroma.
The flavor is hops, moderate bitterness, yeast, some bitterness, mild alcohol and some metallic notes. Quite appropriate for a nightcap. Iím ready to pass out...
NikkTwist (2235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy gold pour with a thin top. Few splashes of lace. Complex blonde caramel malts paired with spikes of sour amber fruit. Nose is sweet, fruity and perfumey. Juicy, floral and a touch sour. Gooseberries. Vanilla toffee. Unripe pomegranates. Apricots. Nectarines. Hibiscus. Daisies. Blood oranges. White peaches. Lady apples. Coriander. White pepper. Capers. Shortbread. Clementine marmalade. Duck sauce. The nose grows - big time on this one! A pleasant surprise!
alex_leit (1167) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330 ml. Golden color and excellent foam. Aroma: bread, coriander, spices and perfume. Taste: sweet, malt, sugar candy, perfume and coriander, alcohols, not bad.
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from big bottle at Eriks, thanks dude! Hazy orange with beige head. Aroma is malty, yeast, ripe fruits, apricot, orange and spicy yeast esters. Taste is medium sweet, malty, fruit, orange and light spice. Nice balance