Infinite Wisdom Tripel - Upland Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Carmel Upland tap room.
A: Clear medium gold with about a finger of solid white head. Very good.
S: Candy like esters, bubble gum, coriander, light spices.
T: The esters and gum come out at first, particularly as the beer warms a tad. The alcohol is there, but muted for this high ABV. Tripels are great for that almost candy like flavor and this hits it perfectly without introducing unnecessary oddities.
M: Medium bodied and very fresh from the tap. Excellent.
One of my favorite Tripels.
Serving type: on-tap
06-08-2014 19:14:33 | More by RyanPoff
3.33/5 rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A – dark yellow. Like a farmhouse or a saisson. No head at all.
S – fruity, a lot like blue moon (no offense). The alcohol is noticeable.
T – Immediately sweet, tastes like Mead. I’d swear there’s oranges in here. I almost thought too sweet, but it’s growing on me. It is softly layered, with the slightest hint of bitter at the end. You have to really taste for any bit of Hops. It’s nicely strong in flavor, a lot of tripel’s seem watered down, not this one. This one is almost syrupy…
M – thicker than most beers. Plenty of sweet aftertaste … and if you really look for it, a bit of hops.
O – I couldn't drink a six pack of this. It’s thick, and too sweet for my preference. That said, it’s got a nice layer of heavy mead opening, and a softer slight tinge of hops after. As for it being supposedly “Belgian Style”; I can’t find it. None of the classic Phenolic yeast taste that you’d get in a normal Trappist or another high end Tripel. While this beer is a good sweet sipping beer, I was disappointed not to taste any of the acidic layers that I seek out Belgian beer specifically for.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 22:02:44 | More by burntoutphilosopher
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Disappointing pour. Very clear nectarine shade of faded orange. A finger of white head that doesn't retain well. A swirl leaves a spotty lace.
Smell is pleasant enough with orange or orange rind, alcohol and possibly banana, strangely enough. If they used Belgian yeast, I'm not picking it up.
After the first two scores, the taste is a surprising success. Orange or orange and pineapple, some citrus fruit that's got a sweetness to it. Plenty of malt. Enough alcohol. Pepper and grape yeasty taste.
The sweetness really helps the score here. It's a bit malty, but the addition of whatever's giving it that sweet citrus taste works wonders. Still, a bit light bodied given the strength, but it still works. Very fruity, carbonated finish.
Overall, this beer ends up being really good. There's enough complexity in the taste and feel to make up for the slightly light feel. Despite it's hefty ABV, it's pretty easy to drink with smoothness.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 03:50:59 | More by RickS95
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Serving: On tap, 5 oz sampler from Upland Production Brewery
Served: 26 October 2013
Appearance: A clear golden yellow with a nice white, soapy head. Good carbonation, but the bubbles are significantly bigger than Belgian versions of the style.
Smell: Compared to other tripels, this one didn't smell like much. I wasn't picking up the yeasty, banana-like esters I get from other tripels.
Taste: I had this one after the Upland Wheat Ale and it was a world of difference. Where the Upland Wheat had some weird spicy funk to it, this one was almost cloyingly sweet. It was not sweet. There were some funky notes as you would expect from a Belgian style, but much less pronounced than unfiltered tripels. I'm not sure why they filtered this one, since I think they yeast would make this one taste a lot better.
Mouthfeel: Great mouthfeel. Even though the bubbles looked a bit bigger than other Belgian style beers, this one had great carbonation and a nice silky texture on the palate.
Overall: I'm conflicted about this one-- it's good but it's only good compared to Upland's weaker offerings (which unfortunately are some of their most popular ones). Compared to these, this is a great beer; compared to other tripels, this one lacks in character and taste due to the overpowering sweetness.
Serving type: on-tap
10-26-2013 21:10:11 | More by Beric
Infinite Wisdom Tripel from Upland Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.