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Belgian Style Pale Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Belgian Style Pale AleBelgian Style Pale Ale

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chugalug06 on 04-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: pours a 1" white head that recedes slowly with moderate lacing. Color is a cloudy golden with plenty of carbonation streaming.
Aroma: coriander is dominate, along with yeasty bread dough
Mouthfeel: light and a little slick. Warming alcohol in the swallow.
Flavor: coriander, sweetness from the malt and added sugar, quite bready sort of akin to a sweetroll, some mild hop in the finish.
Overall: very good, lacks a little bit in balance (too sweet).

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3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

GF bought at Grapes and Grains in Denver, CO. Shared a can with me. Poured into a pint glass, no food pairing.

A&S: Transparent, lively deep yellow colored beer. White fizzy head pours a half finger, but doesn't retain well. No lacing left. Aroma isn't powerful, but its pleasant. Banana and spice are the main components, mild bubblegum yeast present also.

T&M: Bananas upfront. Yeast comes through mid-taste and is more powerful than the aroma would led you to believe that it would be. Semi-spicy partially clean finish. Medium body, high carbonation. Crisp without being completely clean.

Overall: pretty solid beer, don't expect for your mind to be too blown. I think this might be the best beer I've had from Upslope's line so far.

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3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter at my own humble abode.

Pours a pretty, clear golden, with little head. Only the thinnest of remnant sticks around. Still, it's a very pretty beer to look at.

Smell is very clean, mostly a pilsner malt aroma, with slight hops, and only the tiniest bit of what one would describe as a Belgian character. Per the can, this uses a Trappist yeast. Not sure I detect much in the way of esters associated with that. No coriander in the nose, which the can says is there too. Overall just a tad muted.

Taste is clean, almost lager-like. Finally the Belgian, Trappist character appears, but even in the flavor it's faint. Still not a hint of the coriander, so if you're expecting a big blast like a witbier would provide, you'll be disappointed. An odd sourness skirts the edges of the palate, not interfering with the drink, but still enough to be noticeable. A honey-like sweetness finishes the sip, and a bright, almost lemony flavor fades it out. It's really nice, just not very "Belgiany".

Mouthfeel is very light, also leading to a lager comparison. Not that you'd want anything chewy, but this is much lighter than expected.

Overall, this is anything but a bad beer. But it doesn't have any qualities that make you pull out a Keanu-esque "whoa!" either. Almost too clean for what it purports to be. Very easy to drink, which is never a bad thing. But too much so, in my opinion. A good beer, and don't turn it down if offered, but if you're approaching this thinking "Belgian", you'll likely come away a bit disappointed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It looks like this was canned on the 2oth day of January 2014 but it's a bit confusing. Bought locally at Liquor Shed for $9.99 a six pack.

It pours a hazy pale gold, has a 1 finger head of foam with a non aggressive pour, tipping my glass to the side, I see lots of nice lacing.

Big nose here of clove, Belgian yeast, coriander, very Belgian Style Pale Ale like, for sure.

The taste has the clove, some light peppery notes, very yeasty of the Belgian kind, some mild sugary notes, a bit of hoppy zing that's a bit hard for me to describe but it sure does add some tasty and enjoyable notes.

The body and carbonation are spot on. Makes for a great mouthfeel.

Wow. This is seriously good. True to style and a real bargain for what I paid for it. We, in Casper, don't get a whole lot of Belgian love, in other words, a lot of Belgian imports. This will do VERY nicely. Man, Upslope did one hella good job with this.

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Belgian Style Pale Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
84 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.