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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 154   ABV: 5.12%
Upstream Brewing Company’s Red Lager is based on a style of lager developed by brewer Anton Dreher in Vienna Austria in 1841. Its popularity in Europe eventually faded, but Austrian brewers who immigrated to Mexico revived the style in the late 19th century. This beer derives its color and taste from a combination of four different styles of specialty malts that are roasted at a high temperature longer and more slowly than most malted barley. It is deep garnet in color and produces a thick head on pouring. It has a fruity yet low hop aroma to deliver a smooth, delicate palate rich with subtle hints of toffee and light caramel. This is a beer with a very high drinkability.

A deep red style lager similar to a Vienna. A medium body brew with light hop presence and a mellow malt character. Uses two row, Munich, German specialty, and a bit of roasted barley/Carafa malts for deep red color. Saaz and Magnum hops. 10 IBU’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigcat03 (274) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at the Legacy location. Pours a red brown color with a small off white head. A very malty aroma of mostly caramel. Lots of sweet caramel and toasted malts to the taste. Medium body and good carbonation. Complimented the jambalaya that I had very well and balanced out the spice from that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MetalNHopHead (1458) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Firehouse Red Lager is about as mild-mannered and approachable as beer can get. Deep red pour with cream-colored suds. Malty aromas of toasted barley. Flavors like caramel and toffee. There’s some biscuit, too. A subtle tea-like fruitiness from the hops. Hardly any bitterness. Smooth and balanced. This’ll work with about anything.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Draft Old Market. Light Amber color. Aroma is light toffee, lager yeast. Flavor is well, ... Painfully bland. I really tried to get something else from this. Maybe a touch of sweet toffee in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Tap sample at west Omaha (Legacy) location. Pours reddish/tan. Sweet malty and toffee aroma. Taste was sweet and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1715) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Draft. A- Sweet candy. A- Copper color, clear liquid, minimal head. T- Sweet, malty. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, watery finish. O- A nice sweetness that’s almost candy like, but otherwise not a lot going on. Decent though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Draft sampler pours Amber with a white head. Aroma and taste is malts and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Ruby red pour and thin beige head. Sweet aroma is mainly toffee and toasted bread. Hazelnut, caramel, sweet grains and dry toffee in the taste. Better than expected mouthfeel, with a rich and creamy palate. Light citrus hop finish. A pretty tasty beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, husk into a bit of red fruit, orange, slight spicy, yeasty notes in there as well. Taste was a mix of caramel, bread, dough, yeast, hints of fruit with some slight citrus, grass into a bit of grain, finishing dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12918) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Draft - Toasted malts and toffee. Light clear amber with a rich white head. Caramel and some grains. Nothing exciting, but true to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Tap at the Old Market location. Malty, bread, grain. Low bitterness. Easy drinking but boring.

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