By: Steve Greer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/21/2010 | Send Email
Where to begin with this beer. The owner, Dany De Smet, worked for Huyghe Brewery (think Delirium Tremens), and in 1999, to celebrate the birth of his son, he brewed the beer that sparked this brewery. The name Slaapmutske means "sleeping cap," meaning this is the beer before going to sleep, a "Night Cap" as an extension of this name. This beer is a Triple, but is much more than that. The color is a golden amber with a egg-white head. The color is very hazy, almost Hefeweizen in appearance. The rich (triple malt) is a bit hidden, and I had to find out why. It turns out that is because of the extra finishing hops. Using whole hops giving a flowery, bitter and spicy finish. Lots of tart fruit, caramel and a bit of clove on the palate. This isn't the typical Triple, which is why I like it. Think of it as an amp/hopped up Triple that stays very balanced.