Brewed by Brouwerij Slaapmutske, this Belgian Tripel weighs in at 8.1% ABV but the relatively high alcohol content is masked well in both the aroma and flavor.
Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap pours the color of clover honey and, being unfiltered, quite hazy with tons of scrumptious yeast particles filling the glass. Tall, creamy, off-white head billows over with great retention.
Its aroma is of golden raisin, sweet honey and unbaked bread. There’s a hint of spicy clove here too. The nose flows through nicely onto my palate, with the golden raisin playing a major role here. There’s a bit of dessication on the sides of my tongue and the finish is of sweet, malty biscuit.
Slaapmutske’s light, tiny-bubbled, effervescent carbonation perfectly cuts the medium-heavy to heavy mouthfeel, leaving it full bodied but drinkable.
I really enjoyed this Belgian Tripel and most definitely recommend it. I’d been saving it for months and Sunday couldn’t have been a better evening to enjoy it.
[techtags:BEER REVIEWS, SLAAPMUTSKE, BELGIAN TRIPEL]