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Champagne Velvet - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

82 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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Cris4545

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-25-2014 02:51:24 | More by Cris4545
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2014 01:53:57 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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AmishLightning

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 22:57:47 | More by AmishLightning
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pariah_peels

Indiana

4/5  rDev +18.7%

07-20-2014 19:17:24 | More by pariah_peels
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MarkQ617

Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 11:56:21 | More by MarkQ617
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ThurstonHowell3

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-30-2014 15:38:46 | More by ThurstonHowell3
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stewart124

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2014 03:46:28 | More by stewart124
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connor4835

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-27-2014 18:37:54 | More by connor4835
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Apok23

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-25-2014 17:46:56 | More by Apok23
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-21-2014 23:38:03 | More by jzlyo
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Mcvs1507

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

06-15-2014 13:41:41 | More by Mcvs1507
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mrjmann

Indiana

4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-08-2014 20:55:32 | More by mrjmann
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pottergator

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-26-2014 23:43:34 | More by pottergator
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-24-2014 15:20:19 | More by neckbracesub
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tangoafterdark

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-18-2014 01:57:08 | More by tangoafterdark
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zachpaschal

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-17-2014 00:21:33 | More by zachpaschal
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-09-2014 05:19:21 | More by SkinniePost
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 01:49:16 | More by Tsar_Riga
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camartin27

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-18-2014 22:50:38 | More by camartin27
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BEERWOLF1951

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-06-2014 14:42:44 | More by BEERWOLF1951
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Matthew607

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-30-2014 02:39:43 | More by Matthew607
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dunlap926

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11%

03-16-2014 16:50:32 | More by dunlap926
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

03-16-2014 16:49:17 | More by dcisco44
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.7%

03-16-2014 15:00:26 | More by Fettpopps
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

poured 12 oz. bottle into snifter.

A - A light lemon straw color that is quite clear and has a 2 finger white head. Nice retention and decent lacing.

S - Aromas of sweet corn, light barley malt, mild hops, lemon zest and some cane sugar.

T- Notes of mild hops, sweet corn, barley malt, lemon zest and can sugar.

M - Well carbonated with a very light and crisp mouthfeel, although there is a little butteriness to it.

O - For an AAL this is decent. I'd drink it at a pig roast.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 23:51:22 | More by Ri0
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Champagne Velvet from Upland Brewing Company
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