Infinite Wisdom Tripel - Upland Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +16.9%
Had this on tap at the brewery on 03.07.09. Served in a snifter.
A: Typical tripel color with a minimal head, although the lacing clings throughout.
S: Slight hints of alcohol with fruity smells throughout--sort of reminded me of a hefewiezen.
T: Sweet for the style, but in a very good way. Again, reminded me of a hefeweizen-tripel cross. Slight hunts of bubble gum.
M: Very smooth. Slightly creamy, and little indication of the 9.0 abv.
D: Very drinkable. If not for the high abv, I definitely would have had more than one. Hopefully this will be released in bottles, as this is the first Upland brew that I have been very impressed with, although this is not to say that the others are bad by any means.
03-09-2009 02:26:29 | More by Thorpe429
4.1/5 rDev +12%
golden yellow, the haziness of it only served to magnify the shine it gave off. Some light sediment in the bottle, but that was from me, as I like it. A towering head of white foam at least four inches high,
Lots of grains here with a touch of yeast in the aroma. Light banana and lemon. touches of grass and even the slightest bit of grape. light, and full of flavor, light notes of yeast and wheat, some light fruit backed in as well. Nice hints of peach and a touch of wine like alcohol, but very light and more of a subtle nice surprise then anything else. The flavor was good, and at times effortless. The finish was dry; almost a champagne like dryness to it with a long lasting flavo
11-18-2011 03:03:15 | More by mikesgroove
4/5 rDev +9.3%
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is citrus fruit, Belgian yeast and Belgian candi sugar. The flavor is alcohol, sugar, oranges, flowers and yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A pretty nice, straightforward tripel.
06-07-2010 03:48:35 | More by Mora2000
3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
From 08/26/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.
a - Pours a clear golden color with 2 inches of white head.
s - Smells of pepper, spices, yeast, and light citrus.
t - Tastes of spices, cloves, and pepper. Light citrus. Not a lot jumps out here.
m - Light body and moderate carbonation.
d - An ok tripel that was heavy on the spices. Probably wouldn't seek out again.
09-16-2010 22:01:05 | More by mdfb79
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer pours a deep lemon yellow body with that is clear with strands of microbubbles trailing to the surface and a white foam that is bubble around the rim.
S- The soft yeast esters have a hint of pear to them with a soft fusel note with the dry spun sugar note.
T- The soft dry sugar flavor fades to a mellow fusel alcohol bit in the finish with a soft hop bitterness that grows as the beer warms.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a soft alcohol heat that eventually burns in the aftertaste as the beer opens.
O- Age might help the alcohol heat in this but the soft ester and sugar notes might fade aswell. There are more hops in the second glass as it warms and the alcohol taste mellows a bit but the burn grows.
06-27-2011 21:01:58 | More by rhoadsrage
United Kingdom (Wales)
4/5 rDev +9.3%
On tap at FFF
Served in a tulip.
Served with 1 finger of thick white head. Leaves some decent lace. Color is a clear golden orange.
Aroma: Fresh crisp hop aroma with lots of spice and Belgian yeast. Bananas and cloves show.
Taste: Big spice flavors. Coriander, cloves, lemon zest, and orange peel. Lots of Belgian yeast. Bananas and fruit flavors as well.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and spiced. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry with a lot of spice flavors in the aftertaste.
Overall, a good representation of a trippel. A touch boozy making it a sipper but I was pretty happy with this one.
08-03-2010 23:15:15 | More by mothman
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
22 ounce bottle into chalice, notched bottle date of Feb 2010(almost 2 years old). Pours very hazy golden straw color with a fairly dense 1 finger white head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lasts. Slight bits of lacing cling to the glass. Good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom. Aromas of big bread, lemon zest, pepper, banana, apple, light caramel, orange, spicy yeast and a bit of alcohol. Nice and balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big lemon, banana, clove, pepper, bread, apple, grape, tart graininess, candi sugar, and spicy yeast. No bitterness; with lingering notes of pepper, bread, citrus, banana, and spicy yeast on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that drinks quite easily but is still a sipper at 9%. No alcohol other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a surprisingly very nice and enjoyable Tripel. Good balance of flavors with smooth drinkability for the level of alcohol.
12-04-2011 04:30:26 | More by superspak
3.55/5 rDev -3%
Another bottle from my partner in crime, Ditmier... Eric pulled this one out late in the evening so we could have a parting gift... Thanks homeboy.
Pours very clear lite gold with a darker eggshell head.... great lacing and retention.
Nose is spicy and malty... slight citrus zest ... more white peppercorn.. somebody mentioned "banana", I'm not getting it.. a fair amount of EtOH... all the components seemed pushed together and never comes together.
Flavor shows the bones of a good triple, yet needs to be dialed down... plenty of pale malts combine with yeasty phenols.. esters speak more of bubblegum, but now I get the banana.. some pear shows too ... pretty hot toward the finish ... too sweet for the style... doesn't really dry out enough.
Body is a bit thick.... carbonation seems about right, yet pretty "big bubble".
Ehhh.... I wish I had taken better notes... I have a harder time on "okay" brews. This is a bit of a mess when looked at as a whole, but again, the bones are there.... some tweaking will do wonders.
Cool brew Eric... Thanks for sharing.
05-26-2010 09:26:18 | More by JohnGalt1
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
22 ounce bottle, bottled in April 2011. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is sweet and fruity, it smells like candi sugar, pears, citrus, peppery spice, cloves and bananas. The brew tastes like citrus (oranges, lemon peel), bready malt, cloves, pears, and peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a little bit slick and dry with good carbonation. I think it's a nice, enjoyable overall brew. Definitely worth a try.
07-15-2011 21:54:04 | More by bluejacket74
4.03/5 rDev +10.1%
Gorgeous peachy gold hue with a glowing glaze of glare to smear out the body from being clear. Small and tight capping of yellowed ivory foam slips off quickly to keep a solid collar. Ultra thin patchy stringed lacing is placed sporatically across the goblet.
Soft airy aroma that's slightly white grapey with a fingerprint of peach, banana, and starfruit squeezed in as is a bit of fresh clove spice and citrus zest. Yet seems overall like a fruity suited warmth.
Taste is mildly sunken into a dullish citrusy core of peach, starfruit, pear, banana, and a fraction of orange. Warm toned, moderately beefy and tenderly sweet with the citrusy stuff backed with light bready doughyness and light hoppy dryness appearing in the finish along with a good standing influence of candyish yeast and a pinch of clove-like spice.
Solid medium body wrapped with a bold touch of effort to a welcomed warmth in each sip. Smooth, soft, with a firm carbonation. Dully sweet, even more dully citrusy, with a small tuft of drying yeast, spices, and hops in the finish to wrap up the warming citrusy sweetness.
A pretty solid Tripel from Upland that I found to be far too drinkable and the bomber was hollow much quicker then expected. Ummm...BTW - that's a good thing.
09-15-2010 00:02:31 | More by tavernjef
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
Not bad, not bad. Poured with a fizzy off white head that doesn't last and no lace. Color is a very slightly hazy amber. Aroma is malt bananas, a little citrus yeast. Flavor is still a little banana caramel malt grain more sweet than bitter, but enough bitterness to keep it decent. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of medium long length. Could maybe have another.
06-27-2010 21:41:37 | More by drpimento
2.48/5 rDev -32.2%
22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Chris for sharing!
(A)- Pours a clear yellow color. Some white froth and lace.
(S)- A dry dusty banana creme funk. Bits of honey.
(T)- Very sweet and sugary. Bits of lemon, yeast, and banana cream.
(M)- A good carbonation level. Extremely sweet and sugary almost to the point of off-putting.
(D)- Very sweet; tons of candi sugar in this. Tastes good, but not that easy to drink/ enjoy.
10-29-2011 16:36:46 | More by sweemzander
3.33/5 rDev -9%
I opened this bottle that I'd been cellaring since I received a free bottle from an Upland rep when it was first released. It poured a pretty thin light orange with a one finger creme colored head. It was much clearer than it was the first time I tried this. It's missing the cloudiness that I love from my Tripels. The aromas are pretty blase. There isn't as much going on as you'd like. It's slightly yeasty with some light hops. It didn't possess any sweetness or alcohol. The taste is just decent and nothing spectacular. It's not very strong and nothing in particular stands out. It drinks pretty light and doesn't have the fuller body that I prefer either. It's just ok. It is pretty drinkable for the higher content but overall it doesn't really impress in any category. This was much better the first time I had it.
11-25-2010 03:59:29 | More by aasher
4.22/5 rDev +15.3%
Damn Dark Lord Day. So much happens and yet I always remember so little. I met and hung out with Upland cellarmaster--forget his name, but remember what he looked like. He broke out a bottle of barrel aged something or other (maybe this, maybe?) and it was stellar, made me want to try some of Upland's high octane brews.
This pours kind of pale for a tripel. I know it's listed as a Belgian Strong on here, but it says Tripel right on the bottle and that's what I am grading it as. Honey colored with a smallish white head. Not bad looking, not at all, but not that great for the style.
Smells lightly spicy, solidly like purple fruit, and very lightly yeasty alcoholic.
Tastes as it smells: a solid approximation of a style that usually eludes American brewers. Starts on very light nodes of cloves and allspice, and this move quickly into a long middle of very ripe berries and prunes, and ends on a lightly burny yeast.
Trouble here is that the brew is caught in between styles. It's a bit too fruity to be a regular belgian strong, but not nearly fruity, yeasty, burny, or vinous enough to be an exceptional tripel. It's a smooth beer, no off nodes and immensely drinkable for its strength.
05-22-2010 05:39:57 | More by mynie
4/5 rDev +9.3%
A solid tripel, and my first sample of this brewery's effort at a Belgian style - they appear to be on-track. Bright and sharp up front, almost a bit cutting, with a somewhat acidic front. Lively carbonation. Some candy sugar and restrained yeasty funk. ETOH is a little raw toward the end, with a clean, lingering bitter finish.
10-03-2011 13:58:15 | More by Brent
District of Columbia
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
I picked this up on one of my many trips back to the Midwest. Hell, my family lives there....
A: I got a mild haze on the peppery orange color. The carbonation was visible and was definitely prominent. Little floaties and then some.
S: Soggy breakfast cereal, mild on the nose, maybe some diluted citrus, but not much more.
T: Diluted candy sugar, a tinge of booze, but not much. I really appreciated that this Tripel was not a coriander, spice bomb.
M: Thick and sugary-syrupy, but that was part of its charm. The lacing was splotchy at best.
O: Good Tripel, glad I had it, but moving on now...
09-15-2011 02:50:06 | More by Chaney
3.65/5 rDev -0.3%
pours bright clear golden yellow with a 1 finger tight bubble head that had decent retention and left some spotted lacing
smells of alcohol lemon some pepper and hints of latex
tastes of sweet malt lemon orange banana peppery spice - some heat from the booze
mouthfeel is medium light body with low carbonation almost flat
overall - good flavor just the mouthfeel was lacking - they fix that and we have a very solid tripel
09-26-2011 03:46:29 | More by jsh420
4.05/5 rDev +10.7%
Pours a decent golden color, but with no head and just a little bit of lacing. Very nice scent, very sweet with a nice spiciness to it. Good flavor; a lot of malt sweetness along with a very nice dark spiciness at the end, along with just a bit of hop bitterness. Goes down well, although there is a bit of roughness from the spiciness.
07-30-2010 23:25:24 | More by JamesS
Infinite Wisdom Tripel from Upland Brewing Company
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