I’ve been wanting to include an Inselbrau beer in the monthly packs for a while now, so very happy to finally do so!
This German brewery is from the island of Rügen, which is Germany’s largest island located in the north of the country in the Baltic Sea. They commenced operations in 2014 and do things a little differently to most German breweries.
Interestingly all of their beers are fermented in open, shallow fermentation vessels. After fermentation,they are primed with dextrose then moved to the ripening chamber where they sit for at least 10 days at a constant temperature of 25 degrees celcius. And they wrap every one of their beers in the wet strength wrapping paper to protect the beers from UV light.
This beer is their Baltic Tripel, which is an interesting style to appraise given the number of Belgian tripels we’ve featured in the packs over the years. On the nose there is a mix of fruit and malt, with a little hint of spicing. To taste, there is peach and pear, and a solid malt backbone. High carbonation has the flavours dancing across your tongue, but that sweetness does persist right through to the finish. Smooth and really easy drinking for such a big beer.