Preservation Pilsner | Upland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JamesS on 12-27-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ADTaber
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mpayne5
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of outrage213
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Have had many times before, but never done a review. On tap at The Rail.

Pours clear medium straw. Small foamy white head.

Spicy noble hop aroma and some grains.

Crisp hops at the front of the palate. A little grainy sweetness mixed with the hops after.

Light bodied medium carbonation.

Nothing earth shattering, but a very solid beer when I feel like something light. I wish they'd bottle this one over some of the other stuff I don't like as much.

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Photo of kuestegg
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of antoines15
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of neckbracesub
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of CarterSeaton
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of mpcrump
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tape at Upland.

A: Clear golden yellow color.

S: Can definitely smell the hops with some sweetness.

T: Hops up front with some sweetness in the middle and finishes with a slight bitterness.

M: Nice, light, and crisp. Average carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. Good taste, good mouthfeel. Definitely worth repeating in my mind.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Came to me a light golden hue. Had about a 3-finger, fizzy head that retained well, but only had a little bit of lacing.

S- Mostly light grassy notes amid other adjunct notes. Some light fruit and floral hints intermingled there.

T- Nothing too impressive right off the bat. Traditional pilsener taste of light hops bitterness. Had a little bit of a sweet hint to it. Mostly grassy and grainy notes that finished clean with a tad bit of the hops coming back.

M- Very light bodied for a pilsener carrying 5.5% ABV. Refreshing on the palate, with about the average to a little less for the style. Easy to drink; I think I could pound these suckers all night.

Overall, not greatly impressed. It was good enough for me to keep an open mind about Upland in general. I like the lighter pilsener styles an average amount, and this was slightly above average for the style, but nothing I'd seek out regularly.

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Photo of Keithstone44
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the Indianapolis Colts Grille in downtown Indy

A: Straw-yellow with a bubbly 2-finger head that recedes quickly

S: Floral hops and cereal, with hints of pine

T: Grassy-hops and sweet malt, there is some earthiness here that I don't really care for.

M: A fuller-bodied pilsner with nice carbonation, it leaves behind an almost buttery texture in your mouth.

O: Good beer. I wouldn't say it's phenomenal, but it's worth enjoying with a burger or some wings.

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Photo of mdvatab
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ordered on draught at Fire by the Monon in Broad Ripple, IN

Aroma: Grainy cereal, hay, herbal/floral hop aroma, any a light honey sweetness.

Appearance: Dense two-fingered snow white head lasted the trip to my table, and then some. Excellent lacing. Golden-straw colored crystal-clear body.

Flavor: Hay and light honey, followed by balanced herbal hop flavor, and a bitter, but not overwhelming finish. No DMS or acetaldehyde, which can be a tall order for some other small brewers' pilsners.

Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation, medium-light body. More substance than other domestic US examples I've tried.

Overall: I was very pleased with this one. For starters, the appearance told me the beer was not only fresh, but also well-made (head retention & clarity). While the hop flavor was more subdued than imported Czech pilsners, the hop flavor was pretty decent,, and the beer was refreshing. This is a hard style to do, and Upland does it well. I'll definitely be ordering it again!

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Photo of robwestcott
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from the tap to a standard 12oz pulsner at the brewpub a translucent sunlight gold with a thin short lasting white head leaving a nice bit of lace.

super subtle aroma of grains - not much else.

grains, subtle bitter, pretty standard pilsner, not great, not terrible.

high carbonation, subtle bitter, light bodied.

drinkable - yep.

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Photo of readbaron
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with annive white head.

Smells good. Some banana and malty notes.

Tastes like a pilsner - finishes with a hint of fruit, but not enoughto detract from the beer.

Light, crisp mouthfeel, pleasantly effervescent.

I only had a tasting sample, but feel likethat was enough.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice light golden color with a white head and some pretty good lacing. Nose brings forward a good amount of sightly spicy and floral Noble hops with some grain. The taste is straw and grain with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Light mouthfeel with good carbonation. A bit plain in the end, but is certainly easy drinking.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap tonight at The Mark....

A- Poured a golden yellow color..very clear too. One finger white head showed low retention. Light lacing on the glass that falls back into the glass.

S- Hops show upfront at first with a bitterness. Nothing over the top but just there. Some light sweet malts in the middle with a touch of veggies as well. The ending is a blend it seems like the two. Nothing big but a good smelling beer.

T- The hops come through in the front iwth a light bitterness. The malts in the this beer are a show of light and sweet. The hops in this beer come back for a bitter bite to the end with a light floral hint to it. A nice tasting pilsner that hit the spot style wise.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer. Light malts left on the palate with a hoppy flavor in the aftertaste. Alcohol not very drying on the palate. Flavors were crisp and clean with a perfect balance.

D- This beer is highly drinkable. There flavors in this beer make it very enjoyable. The ABV makes this beer almost sessionable. Upland seems a hit and miss for me but this one hit dead on.

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Preservation Pilsner from Upland Brewing Company
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