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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
Dark lager we brewed with house-smoked malt. The wood was actually leftover scraps from our tasting trays and one of our tables - very old redwood that was once a large water storage vessel at a lumber mill in Albany Oregon. With the help of a couple friends we smoked 150 pounds of the grist in our custom built smoker and worked it into a recipe that will yield a full-bodied dark lager, not too unlike the color of the wood. This one is getting bottled just in time for fall and winter campers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Draft. This beer screams drink me, nice ruby pour with a creamy white head. Aroma is smokey caramel. Flavor is caramel, molasses, fruity. Just delicious. I hope they make this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Upright needs to keep making these smoked lagers. Tap @ Grain & Gristle... Poured a deep reddish/ruby with a beige head. Nose was toasty and sweet with a great campfire tone. Foamy, mild palate. Sweet malt tone, clean, with a subtle smokiness. Molasses, and decent fruity tones too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Dry cedar aroma, light. Dark gold, light in body. Big cedar body, strongly sweet, dark wood, intense profile, clean finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeefPocoroba (49) - Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2010
On tap at the Upright Tap Room before a University of Portland Pilots games. This beer is the best smoked beer I’ve had. It is a subtle smokey flavor, but highly quaffable. I went back for many more. Delicious. These guys can put out great product, even if one of the brewers is from New Jersey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Growler… This beer rocks!… Lightly hazed ruby lager with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose offers caramel and campfire smoke. Medium-bodied and milky with stinging carbonation. The flavor provides caramel, redwood smoke and just enough bitterness to balance the beer without distraction. Sweet toffee, caramel and light smoke in the finish. Lots of Marzen qualities here. This world class flip-top bottle of beer was provided by DA!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Draught. Red with offwhite head. Smoky aroma. Medium body smoky flavour. Smoke finish. Honestly, the smoke was all I could taste here. I think Upright might do better with their ales and Belgian type biers. I rather think lagers are not their line.

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