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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozzy70 (357) - 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 (1278) - 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 (3201) - 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 (2750) - 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 (9169) - 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 (9825) - 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 (8913) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Tap at the Old Market location. Malty, bread, grain. Low bitterness. Easy drinking but boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (2983) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2014
On draft with a red pour and a white colored head and decent lacing. Aroma of floral hops and bready grains. Flavor of bready grains, some floral and piney hops. Mouthfeel is moderately to heavily carbonated and it finishes quite dry. Rated as a red lager and nothing Vienna like. A nice full flavored but lightly drinking lager. Would put it in my fridge for an every day brew as an alternate to the regular IPA. Nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JeffMattries (3) - - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
Middle of the road red ale, pours very clear with the right amount of head and carbonation. Malty enough with forgettable hopping. Lighter bodied than many reds and missing anything of substance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (5584) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Tap. Pours crystal clear reddish amber, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, biscuit. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, minimal bitterness. Light body.

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