Life Exotic

Indiana
United States
Life Exotic, Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

In the search for a beer that is best suited for summer, the obvious emphasis should be on refreshment and few ingredients are more undeniably refreshing than citrus fruit. The combination of tangerine and lemon zest add a bright, thirst-quenching complexity to a lower gravity example of a classic Belgian Saison.
Life Exotic is crisp, refreshing and the blend of fruit and spice finishes clean and dry with a slight, palate-cleansing bitterness. Grab a 6 pk, a friend and chill with zest on the water this summer.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
18
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
German Tradition
Malts: 
Pilsner, Wheat, Rye, Munich
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Life Exotic by Upland Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) with the base style as a Saison (Category 25B) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The aroma is citrus forward with notes of orange pith and bright Meyer lemon. The yeast offers a hint of spice with an offering of peppercorn. The malt profile is buried beneath everything else but plays the supporting role well. The beer is a crystal clear blonde with a small skimpy white head that vanishes quickly. The aroma follows the flavor but with a much greater malt presence. There is a rich bread dough flavor reminiscent of both pilsner malt and wheat. Spiciness from the yeast is accentuated by the dry finish, which also features the citrus notes highlighted in the aroma. The bitterness and body seem a bit stunted for a standard saison, but it falls in line with a saison of table strength. The fruit profile is well incorporated into the beer, perhaps too well in that it becomes somewhat lost in this very complex style. A great summer all-day drinker for those that strive to find something new with every sip.        

Brewery Introduction

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. began its intriguing story in 1998 with a mission to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Our sour program began in 2006 as a way to entertain our curious... Read More

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