Champagne Velvet - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

20 Reviews
THE BROS
82
good

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Reviews: 20
Hads: 124
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xip on 05-12-2013

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 124
Reviews by PhilMiller:
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4/5  rDev +14%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Bright pale yellow hue, perfect lacing on top. Clean grainy nose, dried grass and faint herbal hop as well. Light bodied, very crisp with a clean palate. More than enough hop bitterness to balance this brew out. Graininess pushes forward in the drying aftertaste.

Love this retro lagers ... tall boy cans next time please. (367 characters)

Photo of richkrull
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zachpaschal
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale, clear golden,with substantial white head and lovely, big spoke-like lace. Very nice.

Nose is plenty of malty grains -- corn, barley. Average lager aroma.

Taste is light, but with plenty of flavor. I get mostly toasty grains, but accented by a plentiful dose of lemony hops. A superb session pils with good character and a well-balanced flavor. Superb and well-done! (381 characters)

Photo of freewill35
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of connor4835
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pariah_peels
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Faunland
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmilyHines
4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

Photo of emerge077
2.99/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Notched Oct. '14
Wish I'd seen that before I bought it.

Pours a hazy pastel gold with an ample head of foam. Loose bubbles fizzle away fast. Filmy pond scum skim across the surface, dead and glassy.

Aroma is skunky right off the bat. A little bit of mineral water and corn husks.

Taste is not good, stale crackers, skunky hop grass clippings. Smells and tastes like some suspect euro lagers I've had in my day. Light bodied, but a little slick and filmy. Crackery malt and grassy hops, all the right elements are there but the age seems to have degraded it a bit unfortunately.

It's drinkable but just barely at this point. I applaud the retro lager done right initiative by a craft brewery, but I'll need a fresher sample of this to really know for sure if it's any good. (780 characters)

Photo of jsh420
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tesla92
2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of dcisco44
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of enelson
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Prager62
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of RaysHops
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Great lager flavor - really enjoyed this beer with my dad (57 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of rlee1390
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Clear as day, light yellow, can read a book through it. No carbonation, two finger head that doesn't last.

S-Bland some straw.wheat, tad bit of grass.

T-Very malty, lots of straw and wheat, tad bit of grass, not bitterness, balance is slightly off.

M-Lighter, but not as light and watery as I was expecting.

O-Not sure why I bought this beer, it is avoidable. (365 characters)

Photo of atoulouk
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of TerryB
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of GratefulEdd
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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Champagne Velvet from Upland Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.