kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from growler at beer judging school. Slight almond aroma. Looks like the color of a Well-worn saddle. Drying palate, sweet flavor, roasted malt.
bpreo (1173) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot better than I expected, since I am not typically a fan of Vienna’s. Surprised me, I guess.
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New brew, not the ESB. A really good deep red lager. A brisk and bright lager with a hint of fruit and good hop bitterness that is well balanced. Smooth but a slight grape aftertaste. One of the better efforts at Upstream.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[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.
BelgianBeerGal (2605) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Nice red-brown pour with a tan head and nice lacing. Dusty, malty aroma. Pleasant dry, roasted malt palate. Very well crafted.
Tmoney99 (8784) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the growler, thanks to Mike Hall. Same name, but definitely not the same beer as the former Upstream Firehouse Red. This has a wonderful toasted almond aroma. The flavor has a mild caramel toffee taste in a very light bodied beer. Nice quick and drying finish. A definite improvement from the previous namesake.
adnielsen (6213) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
csaso (943) - Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - small foamy head, deep red/amber color, sweet malty flavor with mild hop balance