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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Upright Lite is the brewery’s first foray into the world of industrial lagers. While ours is made very much by hand like all of our brews, it does a solid job of emulating the king of beers by using a blend of six-row barley, rice, and maize along with an authentic yeast strain from St. Louis.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap. A: Very pale, clear straw, thin white head. N: Light pine, some lemon zest, malt, biscuit, minerality. T: Sweet and bready. M: Very light body. No alcohol. Soda water carbonation. O: A dialed down pilsener, of sorts. I know they compare it to the industrial lagers, but I assume that’s tongue in cheek as is this far superior. Drinkable, clean, and just flavorful enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8466) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. A light grainy honey nose. The flavor is mild grainy sweet notes, rice, some light fruit. Easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Draft at brewery, Portland. Pours a clear straw gold, little to no head. Aroma corn and some resin, crisp and clear. Refreshing and nice if a bit of a strange proposition.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
Clear and urine looking. Taste was watery with a bit of citrus. Not really my thing. I suppose as far as "lite" beers go this wasn’t too bad but I’d rather Upright keep their efforts on more interesting beers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mcberko (14690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at Upright, pours a clear piss yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavour are pretty tasteless, with subtle notes of corn and cereal. Drinks smoothly enough, and perhaps better than regular Bud, but this is nothing interesting. Not sure why Upright would do this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Clear pale straw with a small white head. Faint nose when cold opens up into white grape juice and canned pear esters with rice cake / rice puff malt. Extremely light body with low bitterness, medium-low saccharine sweetness and a watery texture. I guess they nailed the corn and rice pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (17267) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2013
Tap at Upright, PDX, 25/05/13. Clear pale blonde with a thin off white head. Nose is corn, light citrus, cereals. Taste carries a little more depth than the aroma, grain, touch of citrus, cornflakes, light caramel. Light to medium bodied, crisp and dry finish. Pale lager - does as it says on the tin, ticks a tick, rates a rate and thus I end my association with Upright Lite - goodnot!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Tap @ Upright... Poured hazy, pale straw yellow with a thick white head. Not much of an aroma. But damn drinkable which is what this was aiming to be. Some cracker-like malt tones and corn with minimal hop character. Yeah, I enjoyed a Bud clone. I’m ok with that.

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