Slaapmutske Tripel (Triple Nightcap)
Brewery: Brouwerij Slaapmutske
Style: Abbey Tripel
Format: 330ml Bottle
Slaapmutske means 'Sleeping Cap,' (similar to 'nightcap') in Flemish. The name came about when brewer Dany de Smet and his wife, were trying to soothe their crying baby. When all else failed, Dany hit on the idea of giving the baby a short lick of a finger dipped into a glass of one of Dany's beers. And with that, young Jonas was out like a light. Dany's wife declared the beer a real 'slaapmutske,' and thus, a brewery was born.
Slaapmutske Triple Nightcap, was originally intended to re-create the standard Belgian tripel, but uses extra finishing hops to give the beer an appealing fresh, flowery note. The result is a strong, pale beer with considerable alcoholic kick and a nice bitter aftertaste of hops, overlaid with entrancing aromas that only come from fresh hops added at the very end of the boil.
Rated 89 out of 90 on Ratebeer.com