Upslope Craft Lager - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
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4.59/5 rDev +27.5%
Golden color, touch of haze. Good amount of small bubbles rising up. Soapy head.
Fresh cut grass, grainy, some spicy hops.
Pale malts, grainy, grassy, cracker, a little biscuit. Mild hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is super clean and crisp. Body is light, crisp, clean, refreshing, semi dry.
It's an outstanding beer.
02-09-2014 00:31:18 | More by mjurney
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
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
4.11/5 rDev +14.2%
Pours lightly yellow to straw. Well carbonated, with a pretty big head for this style.
Aroma and taste are surprisingly complex for what's essentially a simple beer style. I get sweet grass and hay, just a smidge of funk, grain silo, fresh meadow, crispy hops, and a tinge of mowing the lawn on a cool autumn morning.
Body is ridiculously drinkable, yet still has character, with a bit of a slick finish and a crispy hops afternote. Plentiful carbonation. Upslope = damn good beer.
08-14-2014 14:34:23 | More by AlCaponeJunior
4.01/5 rDev +11.4%
Poured into a snifter- not the ideal glass but one that I have found I enjoy beer from whenever I am reviewing it.
This is a slightly cloudy light straw-gold color in body with a minimal head. The nose shows the faintest touch of sulfur, light earthy hops and some sweet grains. Approachable and inviting. Almost innocent.
The flavor is sweeter than expected, with a nice crackery barley presence that starts off strong and lasts throughout. The hops a light and present with minor earthy and even floral tones. Overall the feel is smooth from a lower level of carbonation (a bonus in my book) and the light sweetness actually makes this totally drinkable.
Conclusion: It seems to me that most of the reviewers on this site are still in their craft beer adolescence. By that I mean that they want simplicity, bold and easy to identify flavors, and constantly are seeking to "one-up" the beer they drank yesterday. Thus a mild flavored, low ABV, easy drinking beer such as this will score low. What if Upslope intended to keep everything mild mannered? And if so, why is that mandate a low score? I digress. This beer could almost pass as a kolsch as it is fruitier and slightly sweeter than the standard lager. Warmer fermentation perhaps? Either way, this is light, drinkable, and quiet tasty.
02-15-2013 06:40:09 | More by allforbetterbeer
Upslope Craft Lager from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
82 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.