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 company’s long held slogan, the role of names in beer marketing success is highly variable: arrogant bastard and monte python’s 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. it’s nice, but, but... i dunno. like a pretty girl that i’d stroke all night but never really risk falling in love with. maybe it’s that name: muckslobber-- or whatever.
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml. bottle sampled @ 20ste Zomerbierfestival. Hazy orange, off-white solid head. Nose is lightly soapy, orange peel, multi-grain bread, spices,… Taste is multi-grain, a tad dull, orange peel, light soap, spices, bread,… Lightly grainy body,… A bit bland & dull, okay ‘though.
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy muddled gold with a thin rocky white head. Aged for over a year, not 100% sure how long, but it’s definitely been aged. Aromas of apricot and wheat but without so much sweetness. A bit of gently oxidised malty belgian blonde malt on the aroma too. Swell flavor with a big bold belgian blonde malt biscuitiness, toast, barn hay (but without any saison like esters), a bit muddled overall but it lends a nice chewy fullness to a gently boozy, well aged trippel.
rarbring (1835) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall: Spicy candy. Brown sugar, cardamom, some sour fruitiness, orange zest.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2015-06-12.
bonkiedeaap (428) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is golden blonde colored and pours a stable and compact white head, with nice carbonation. The aroma is a nice palate of malts, citrus fruits and orange peels but also with a nice spicy bitterness. The taste is medium bodied and is pleasantly bitter with spicy and malty notes. In the background there is a light sweetness with citrus fruits and banana notes. The finish is malty and changes into a sweet hop bitterness.
Kr1zz (267) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Geers Oostakker. Pours hazy yelow to orange with a medium white head.
Taste overripe fruits, banana, spices, sweetness, caramel, sugar, small hint of bitter.
rdb84 (327) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Honey color, strong foam head. Aroma reminds of IPA: pineapple, lychee, dried lemon, hint of yeast. Taste is a very agreeable, quite refreshing blend. Exotic fruits, pine, lemon, all mixed with a very agreeable tripel taste. Slightly fruity, sticky aftertaste. Not bad.
chinchill (3012) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml aged bottle into a Belgian snifter.
Pours hazy dark brown; most of the sediment added in the pour.
Nice fruity and lightly spicy aroma with figs and other dark fruits.
Flavor: Black bread, dark fruit notes including dried plum, as well as hints of cherries and dark chocolate. Slightly earthy.
Feel: Medium body with light carbonation.
O: dark and malty for a "Abbey Tripel".
DJoer (955) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium white head, yellow golden colour, citrus yeasty hop creamy sweet smell, medium to high co2 medium bitter, citrus yeast hops taste
ttoadee (975) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy burnished gold pour, decent white head with some staying power (tulip glass helped). Nose is Belgian yeast with a hint of strawberry. Bittersweet. Middle is creamy malt, hint of red licorice, and a tinge of metal. Finish is dry yeast and bitter hops. Quite balanced.
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Bayou
Cloudy golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and dark fruit. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, fruity, spices with a dry finish