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.
NikkTwist (2138) - 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 (969) - 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 (4734) - 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
artemb (254) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - NOV 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber beer with creamy head.
Aroma: apricote jam, light spicy ethers.
Taste: bitter-sweet with light astringency.
Flavour: candied fruits, candied zest, spices, some yeasts.
Pleasant, but too sweet.
BBHansen (502) - Køge, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Hugos/DØE. Appearance: pours unclear amber with minimal soapy beige head and lacing. aroma/taste: brown sugar, raisin and fruity notes (peach, apricot etc.). strong yeasty aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, average to notable sweetness, not quite balanced by a medium bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: tasteful but uninviting (appearance) tripel
ruuurd (168) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite surprised by this triple! Some spices make this triple really a night cap! Awesome!
tricksta_p (2416) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Aroma of yeast, malt, ripe fruits, apricot, orange, a touch of honey, spicy notes, coriander. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Body is a bit above medium. Very rich and smooth, big sweet fruity aroma with some lovely yeasty and subtle spicy notes. My kind of Tripel.
freretoc (1288) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl sous la dénomination Gentse Graaf Tripel chez le pote à Anthony à Paris.
Couleur brunasse, peu de mousse et peu d’effervescence.
Nez sur le caramel.
En bouche attaque caramel et très alcoolisé, trop forte en bouche.
Brandman (2516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden body, white head. Aroma has huge bouquet of flowers and perfume. Belgian yeast orange and some honey. Very big belgian yeast flavour. Smoot palate.
janubio (563) - SPAIN - AUG 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.