Upstream Firehouse Red Lager
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 154   ABV: 5.12%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy deep amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of diacetyl, toffee and nuts. Flavor of the same.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Light, red lager. Sweet after taste. Pretty mild overall flavor. Decent. Could have more than one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11814) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish that was moderate in duration. This is a solid beer for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft at the source. Clear deep amber gold. Aroma of bittersweet caramel. Taste is similar. Plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1660) - Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Tap - small foamy head, deep red/amber color, sweet malty flavor with mild hop balance

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2011
(draft 7/30/10). Clear amber color. Medium off white head. Light sweet malt aroma. Moderate toast/malt flavor. Short duration. Very light bitter finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2011
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 Tap @ brewpub. Clear, burnt orange appearance. Caramel/toffee malty, mild hoppy nose. Pretty nice caramel malty lager flavor with a mild earthy hoppiness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
[Tap] 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 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (2014) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2011
A lot better than I expected, since I am not typically a fan of Vienna’s. Surprised me, I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (5033) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Draft at Upstream. Filtered orange-brown. Watery, thin, sort of your 1990 homebrew. Doughy, some amber malt pungency. Overall just a little too insipid to hold my interests.

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