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Upslope Christmas Ale - Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Upslope Christmas AleUpslope Christmas Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 11-17-2012)
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3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -4%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of allengarvin
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: 4.0 - Lovely ruby color with a small head.
S: 3.75 - Very light aroma, but what there is has notes of ripe apple, raisins, with a faint spiciness.
T: 4.0 - Good dubble sort of flavor with sweet malt, a touch of caramel, ripe dark fruit yeast character, and, as in the nose, a very faint spiciness--if the can didn't tell me it was spiced, I'd mistake it for yeasty phenols.
M: 4.0 - Very belgian mouthfeel, not heavy despite the strength.
O: 3.75 - Decent Belgian-style beer, but not something that will make me come back to buy it again.

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Nice take on a Belgian ale, but you really need to wait for it to warm up before the flavors opens. When it does, there's a smooth caramel candy malt character that reminds me of St Bernardus. The finish is earthy, dry, and bitter with just a hint of fruit and citrus peel. Give it a shot.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Photo of ssarah
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear, dark red color, with small head that disppears within a few minutes of pour.

Smell: strong malt aroma. Sweetness dominates this beer's smell. Hints of clove and nutmeg.

Taste: Nice blend of sweetness and bitterness. It has bitter cider flavors with a malty edge. Clove and nutmeg flavors linger after a sip is taken. Strong alcohol content is noticable but well blended with the rich fruit and spice flavors. The overall flavor grows on you over time.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. It's bitterness stays around for a few seconds after each sip.

Overall: Strong, sweet, with bitter fruit and spice flavors, this beer is a good Christmas ale. I probably couldn't drink this all night but it is a nice choice for a strong and unique winter beer.

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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can with no freshness date.

Modest carbonation only yields a thing lacing though it does stay around for a while. Aromas of candied fruit, hermit cookies, taffy, pie spice, alcohol, & faint caramel. Semi-chewy maltiness, toasted bread, balanced pie spice, banana pith, moderate level of hopping, warming alcohol, faint bubblegum, light brown sugar, semi-dry finish.

A Belgian-ish Winter Warmer here, great choice with the Abbey Ale yeast and just enough spicing. Seek this one out.

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Upslope Christmas Ale from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.