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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A Light American Lager, Our Lightest, Lowest Carb. Beer

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3.3
CanIHave4Beers (4207) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2011
State week month, week 1 Oct 2nd - 8th. State: Arizona.

One of the plethora of Arizona beers dcschiller sent me out of the goodness of his heart! Cheers Dave! I guess they’re calling this Up River Light now per my can.

This beer looks pretty great in the glass. It’s a very pale golden color with a very large rocky white head.

The aroma is a lot of wet malt & I’m getting just a hint of lactic aroma... you know kind of yogurt-y, it’s not a problem... it’s just unexpected. Fleeting whiffs of herbal hoppiness are detectable at random intervals.

The flavor is pretty refreshing, the herbal hops are a welcome departure from the style, as is the sourness. The beer is lightly sour in a tart, earthy, lightly punchy, and yogurt like way. This balances well with the bright malt character. If this is a beer brewed with rice or corn then bravo to the brewer because this certainly seems like a malt only beer. There is a tad bit of alcohol hotness just before the finish.

You could convince me that this was a lightly soured Berliner Weiss in a blindfolded tasting. Perhaps I got an infected can, but if that’s the case it’s a pretty good mistake.

3.1
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of soap, citrus, straw, and grain. Flavor of toasted grain, caramel, and citrus with a somewhat dry finish. Descent lager.

3
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2009
on tap-pours a white ring for a head and pale yellow color. Aroma is sweet grain. Taste is sweet grain/corn, little spice hops. Dry finish.

3
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Pale yellow pour with no head or lace. Paper and corn on the nose. A sweet start with a dry finish and hints of corn in between. A tad aggressive on the carbonation for me. A drinkable beer.

3
daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Beats the hell out of macros! Pale pour, light head. Aroma of caramel, honey, wheat thins, light hops. Flavor is light malt, light hops, refreshing if anything.

3
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2011
12 oz. can from Total Wine - pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a one and a half finger thick white head. faint lacing. Aroma is herbal hops and citrus. flavor is lightly sweetened malt and citrus. Citrus lingers in the finish. Light to medium body. This beer is very citrusy for a lager. It’s not to shabby.

3
FlacoAlto (4216) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
A steady pour into my Bruery tulip produces a pale, white, two-finger thick, head. The beer is a bright gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, pale straw color when held up to the light. The aroma smells faintly fruity, sweet with a grain / corn sweetness, with a touch of floral / herbal hops, and, the more you dig, a more noticeable green apple like note and almost melon like character.

Light bodied, with a fizzy carbonation and a finish that disappears except for a slight carbonic bite, a touch of weird grain / fruit character and a thin beery note. Thin, sweet grain flavors aren’t quite corn like. There is a touch of hop bitterness here, maybe a suggestion of herbal character, certainly more than in your typical Macro-light-lager, but not much to speak of.

Exactly what it is trying to be. Clean enough, without any real flaws, this beer should appeal well to the Light beer looking crowd. For me personally it doesn’t do much, except quench the thirst when quite cold on a hot day, but I can think of a fair amount of styles that I would rather have in that situation. Stylistically good for being a bit more flavorful than the standard light beer offering, but hedonistically just a bit too boring.

2.9
hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
8/12/11 upriver light @ azwine. Pale yellow lasting white head. 3/5 A is rice-y, pale grain, grape juice, spice and lemon. F is the same... and not much. A little starchy textured. Better than bl any day. great after work palate cleanser! 5/3/5/3/13

2.9
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Can. A nice light beer with some caramel and honey notes, light and refreshing. A pretty good local light beer.

2.9
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
12oz can. Rating #21. Clear yellow/light gold pour with a fizzy white head. Kind of a slight metallic odor, light grain. Nice flavor, mild grains and pretty clean, nothing offensive really. (2823)


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