UpRiver Light | Mudshark Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Mudshark Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light American lager; this is our lightest beer with the lowest carbohydrates. This lightly golden colored beer is made for easy drinking with a delicate smooth finish. This beer pairs nicely with any meal.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of dgoosed_2000
4.77/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light yellow, bright white head no cloying finish nothing to go crazy about but for the style it's excellent crisp and clean refreshing great for Arizona to go with light lager to many blondes out there lacking that crispness

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4.74/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Crystal clear light yellow pour. Smells like beer (LOL) Bright white head. Move over Bud Light. An amazing, refreshing, crisp, tasteful beer. With what I know of about light lagers, they are very difficult and time consuming to brew. The fermenting process is 2-3 times longer of a process than a normal ale. For a micro-brewery in Western Arizona...they did a absolutely incredible job!
4.2 ABV

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Photo of LXIXME
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Powerfully light; buoyant, refreshing, forward on dry-stone-fruit flavors, with white floral and even some sweeter-side sauvignon-blanc notes; very clean on the palate, with a high-degree of smoothness meeting a carbonated crispness. A tasty grain-sweetness, but saddled by its drier textures into a pleasing balance. A good summer refresher—"light" done right—without too much body to stand in the way of its quenching qualities.

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Photo of IreRican
2.4/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Camjmorton
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of FMetzger
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of woodychandler
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bennetj17 really came through in support of The CANQuest(TM) and I know that I am very grateful for his willingness to make a trade. I am anxious to spend a day in the CAN and every one helps and counts.

From the CAN: "Upriver Light is not your downstream beer"; "Pack It In ... Pack It Out".

The Crack & Glug came off without a hitch and resulted in two fizzy, foamy fingers of bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a pretty, light lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled quite malty for a Light Lager, like it started life as a non-adjunct before being lightened. What a CANcept and what a game-changer that would be if it caught on ... I CAN dream, CAN't I? Mouthfeel was medium and had WAY more taste than any Light Lager in a CAN that I CAN remember. It had a malty sweetness and frankly, anything is more than nothing. Finish was light, crisp and dry. Dang, but I could really see putting this in the cooler for the Light drinking crowd.

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Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: pale golden yellow with a 1 finger white head

smell: corn, adjunct, sweet, yeast

taste: corn, sweet malts, lager yeast

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, thin to medium body,

overall: lawnmower beer for sure. nothing special here. but easy to drink on a hot summer day.


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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is not retired. It was on tap February 2011 at Mudshark in Lake Elsinore.

Pours light yellow with a white head. Very light yeast nose that is not very assertive. Mouthfeel is thin but crisp; balanced although relatively weak; balanced for what it is. Flavors are thin but with light yeast/white bread tones; a bit of light white bread toast and with a light hop finish. This is not bad beer. It is very simple.

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UpRiver Light from Mudshark Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 12 ratings