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"O!" Gold - Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 26.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: elmocoso on 10-14-2004

Our lightest beer has all of the great attributes of a light American lager with the unmatched freshness and taste only your local brewpub can offer. If you like a great-tasting light beer without all of the calories
and carbs, this is the beer for you.
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 4
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This beer came to me a very pale gold color with a rim of foam and very little lacing on the surface. The nose was dominated by grain, but not too overpowering. The downside of the nose is that it had a quality that made me recall flat keg beer the morning after a party. The flavor was okay. Pretty simple and straightforward, it was just that one little hint in the nose that troubled me.

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Tasted on-tap 11/06/06 at Upstream brewpub in Omaha, NE.

Clear straw color with a low white head and decent carbonation. Primarily an adjunct-like aroma and flavor with no hint of hops. Really not muc here to write home about. Light bodied and a bit watery with a light adjunct-like finish.

Unfortunately a typical Light Lager for a brewpub... These are just plain hard to make well...

Per UBC website: 3.8% ABV

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Upstreams answer to the big boys...this seems intended to be a kind of gateway beer for the die-hard macro drinkers, which is a good thing. It may open their eyes to the fact that a brewpub can offer them something familiar, but slightly better. They may even move on to bigger and better beers after taking this first step. This used to be available as a seasonal this summer, but it was welcomed so well they decided to offer it year-around. Good idea for bussiness reasons.

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This beer is a very light gold with moderate beading. The head is very white and wispy...soon almost gone, but enought lingers for appreciation.
There is a light and pleasent maltyness in the nose, also a grainyness. Not much hop presence, but i doubt there was one intended.
This beer gives a very good pull, nice and refreshing on a summer day, i suppose. Maybe a little watery, but what did i expect.
I am impressed at the cleaness of the taste and nose. There are no hints of off-ness in this beer. Very professional and i am sure hard to accomplish.
Drinkability gets a bump for the friendlyness of this beer. A great gateway beer, which i am sure will become a good seller.

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"O!" Gold from Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market
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