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Champagne Velvet - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

89 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xip on 05-12-2013)
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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

lilsmizzul1225, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of AmishLightning
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%

Appearance: So yeah, this beer looks like nothing special. It pours light and the head retention isn't worth a whole lot. The color is the yellowish grudge that we all familiarize with the Macro-brews out there. The clearness adds a better look to it though.

Smell: Not bad at all. I noticed clove and spices. The fall is the offish rotter smell that seems to come through, making it reminiscent of other bad lagers that I have had.

Taste: This could be the beer that gets me into lagers! I was so surprised to taste cloves, spices, and the light crisp clean malts in such a typical looking beer. It was light, refreshing, and delicate in a standout way. Not my style for sure, I would definitely prefer a stout or scotch ale any day, but I really appreciated it for what it was.

Mouthfeel: Light, highly carbonated but not too watery like a Bud or Busch. Carbonation gave more of the crisp refreshing feeling that highlighted the beer.

Overall: Solid and under-rated beer. GO TERRE HAUTE!

AmishLightning, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

pariah_peels, Jul 20, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -0.3%

Got this as part of an Upland variety pack, poured into a pilsner glass. This isn't a genre I'm particularly fond of, but it's not bad for what it is. The name tagline, and taste almost remind me of a High Life. It pours a thin, slightly hazy golden color that doesn't leave anything on the glass when you drink it. The taste is surprisingly fresh and clean, definitely enjoyable on a warm day.

MarkQ617, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

ThurstonHowell3, Jun 30, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev +4.7%

On tap at the hyde park blast.

Slightly hazy golden yellow with decent head.

Nose has plenty of spicy noble hops coming through. Some hay and straw.

Very clean and spicgop presence. More on the pils side of things. Straw and light bread come through from the malt bill. Enjoyable on a hot evening. Well balanced overall.

stewart124, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

connor4835, Jun 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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SkinniePost, May 09, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -5.6%

A - Bright yellow gold, clear, with a mild, short head of white, reducing to a minor lacing.

S - Pretty strong grain nose, but also more than a bit of grass.

T - Mostly a balance of sweet corn and other grain elements and bitterness, almost metalic in nature.

M - Clean, crisp, and weightless. Leaves very little trace.

O - I suppose this is a fairly decent representative of the style, but I find so little to compel a return to this hallmark of American mainstream brewing that I wonder at the purpose. Almost feels like something Upland brewed so that, when people came into their brewpub and asked for a Bud, they had something to offer. I'll stick to their other options in the future.

Tsar_Riga, May 01, 2014
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Champagne Velvet from Upland Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.