Champagne Velvet | Upland Brewing Company

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82
good
191 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xip080 on 05-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
191
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.17%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 191 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.41/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a golden straw yellow, with a very small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like crisp clean corn, floral hops, and sweet grain.

This is easily the best American adjunct lager I've ever had. It's so crisp and clean and clearly well brewed. The corn (I think it's there?) provides a nice crisp sweetness, with floral and slightly grassy hops. It's simple but clean, and clearly very well brewed.

This is light bodied, very crisp and very drinkable, with a good level of carbonation.

This is basically flawless for the style. It's really excellent and super drinkable.

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Photo of heerboth
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BucBasil
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of utopiajane
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours bright and pale straw color gold. The palest color. Sensational. Not a speck in it and with a vigorous pour you will get a good white head that falls pretty fast. Nose is breaddy and has the hearty scent of corn. Faintdms, no diacetyl, no esters form yeast. Hops are stemmy and sweet herbal and just lilt forward on the nose. They are peppery and their floral is a cool cone. Peppery with a crisp floral. The body of the beer si light. very light and that is what the corn did . It has a lovely impertinence from hops as they lean in toward the middle and then caress the malt all the way to the finish. Firm steady bitterness no suggestion of fruit from the bittering hop.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mr_Pink
2.19/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Let's just say its not the best beer I've have, and keep it at that...

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.59/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can

Pours clear straw yellow with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like caramelized crackery bready malts, some corn, apple, pear, mild lemony orange citrus, minty tobacco spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like caramelized crackery bready malt, some grainy corn, apple, pear, lemony orange citrus, minty tobacco spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice classic American pilsner with corn.

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Photo of MaxOhle
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Didn't even know this was an Upland joint until I brought it home. The label is so forced you have to respect it. In terms of flavor and scent, this one is not in top tier but it works. Really mellow through and through. I would like to see a more distinctive flavor but I will hose this four pack of tall cans. Pairs well with Church of Misery-The Hell Benders.

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Photo of Bhart710
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antg8989
4.29/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really don't know how to rate pilseners, and I need some help. Pours a very light straw. White head that diminishes very quickly. Aroma is grassy with pilsener malts. Flavor is the same. Maybe some pepper peaking through. Good for a pilsener.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Genx
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.29/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz pour into shaker pint on tap.

A: body is a clear bright yellow gold with great clarity and looks like good carbonation. Fluffy white head.

S: Bready doughy malts and light grain and a little bit of an herbal floral hops smell.

T: Lots of the nose carries through to the taste beer is slightly sweet with just the right amount of peppery spice from the hops to balance the nice doughy bread.

M: effervescent and crisp feels light but still finishes a bit heavier than you would think.

O: This is a delightful pilsner easy drinking smooth lots of nice bready depth. Definitely a one to hit up on tap.

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Photo of jkblr
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle bb June 2017 poured into pilsner glass at refrigerator temperature. Straw colored beer with short lived white head. Lacing is perfect, top to bottom of glass as beer is consumed. Smell is sweet corn and light malt. Tastes like an Indiana recipe pre-prohibition pilsner should. Heavy on the corn and a little sweet. No off flavors. Mouthfeel is very nice on this, full without being too much. Overall, I really like this beer for what it is.

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Photo of gnartothecore
2.27/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A - watery yellow color, thin white head that's not too interested in sticking around for long. No lacing on glass.

S - vegetal, grassy, slightly skunky aroma.

T - tastes like all the bad mistakes I made in high school and in my early 20's.

F - thin and watery ("light") with mild carbonation.

O - I was sent two bottles of this in a trade and I'm seriously considering my partner's judgement. Ok, just busting balls, and I get that this is a regional thing... but this is nothing new. I drank this beer a hundred thousand times in my youth. Watery grain-n-corn brew, plenty smashable, nothing special.

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Photo of BigRed10
4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
3.27/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingQuinn
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stillyman11
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Champagne Velvet from Upland Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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