Infinite Wisdom Tripel

Indiana
United States
Infinite Wisdom Tripel Upland Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

A strong Belgian-style ale that has a long fermentation period using classic Belgian yeasts. The nose contains banana and citrus notes, while a complex fruitiness and light warming sensation are experienced upon tasting. The artwork is from our good friend and world-renowned artist Norton Wisdom.

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ABV: 
9.0%
IBUs: 
34
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

With a Tripel, you are looking for a dry finish with a rocky head, moderate creaminess and a good balance between spicy phenols and fruity esters. In this example, isovaleric acid (sweaty) is prominent in the beginning with strong sulfur notes to follow. These issues dissipate over time. After a few seconds the head fades away completely and a couple of minutes later the Belgian yeast character makes an appearance. Asian pear, apricot, orange and banana are among the esters noted and they balance well with a peppery spice note. The bitterness of this beer is aggressively astringent, like the white part of a watermelon rind or red grape skins. A moderate floral hop character is noted as well as some minerality on the finish and a gentle warming sensation midway through the beer. The astringency becomes more tolerable as you get about half way through the beer, and the fruit and spice carry the beer nicely the rest of the way.

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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