Upslope Craft Lager - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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Reviews by alexipa:
4.43/5 rDev +23.1%
A: Pale straw yellow with little head, even when pouring straight down the center of a tall pilsner glass.
S: Very sweet malty smell, a hint of yeast and citrus as well.
T: Nice crisp citrus taste up front, lemon mainly. Lots of sweet pilsner malts throughout, kept balanced with subtle bittering hops. Well balanced and very pleasant.
M: Full bodied and creamy smooth, which is quite unexpected from the look of it. Nicely carbonated and still light enough to drink a few in succession.
O: Just a great craft lager in the German style. I could see hop lovers being slightly disappointing here, as malts really steal the show. I really enjoy it and find it to be a perfect fishing or lawn work beer.
01-10-2013 04:27:24 | More by alexipa
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev +3.6%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #65 (June 2012):
LOOK: Clear straw yellow, thin head
SMELL: Biscuity, bread crust, faintly floral, nutty, clean
TASTE: Crisp, lighter body; doughy, faint sweetness, biscuity, dried grass, balanced bitterness, herbal; clean, dry finish
Awesome to see another craft brewer go wild and brew an American lager, and Upslope went right for it. The retro flavor is there, and it drinks very easy. The only missing factor is that it does not come in the tallboy format. Not a problem knocking a few of these back.
11-27-2013 18:16:16 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.4/5 rDev +22.2%
Pours a golden bright color. Nice head produced from vigorous pour. Light Czech Saaz hops on the nose. Very refreshing taste that goes down easy. At 4.8% abv this will be my new summer beer. I love that Upslope has expanded their portfolio with an awesome lager.
06-27-2011 17:11:21 | More by Formana
1.65/5 rDev -54.2%
This brewery seems determined to present itself as a craft brewer without formulating anything interesting or 'good' in its nominal attempts at different styles.
This particular beer is like a sad knock-off of Avery's Joe's Pilsner, which in itself is less than perfect.
All Upslope beers suffer from lackluster carbonation- each sip lands dead on my palette. This lager needs to be dryer and present a bigger head, to start.
Again and again I wonder if these smaller brewers are starting with some target references - Urquell, Paulaner, Asahi?
No way this is worth $9 a six pack.
06-26-2011 02:28:04 | More by ShabbyX
3.61/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours straw gold with a fizzy white head that recedes after a minute or two. No lacing, but good carbonation with tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass the entire time.
Smells like a refined euro lager. Crisp and clean with a slight sweetness and earthy hops coming through.
Taste mimics the nose with a good moderate dose of saaz hops providing earthy, spicy notes, plus a little bit of lemon. Light bready malts lend a slight sweetness. This is a flavor profile everyone is accustomed to from mass marketed pale lagers, but pay close attention and you'll notice the hop bill has been ratcheted up a little here and things are overall more refined. Nice refreshing beer that goes down easy without being too boring.
03-08-2014 16:41:59 | More by Mongrel
3.39/5 rDev -5.8%
A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is crisp, malts, some grains, none of the sweetness in the smell, kind of on the mild side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent brew.
08-25-2013 16:54:38 | More by tone77
3.2/5 rDev -11.1%
Pours a clear straw color with a tight, white head that leaves little to no lacing.
Smells of light grains and grass with a touch of lemon.
Tastes of the grassy and lemon hops with some grainy sweetness. Light hops notes lead off with the grass and some lemon zest. A touch of grainy sweetness comes through and rounds everything out. Very light profile which needs some oomph.
Mouthfeel is light with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.
Overall, the right notes are there, but it is too light for me. However, I think they accomplished their goal of making a light and unoffensive lager.
03-04-2014 03:18:08 | More by ocelot2500
Upslope Craft Lager from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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