Upstream NOLITA Grand Cru

Brewed by Upstream Brewing Company
Omaha, Nebraska USA
8.5% Specialty Grain | 3 Ratings | 8 IBU | Special Release |
French Oak Cabernet Barrel-Aged Grand Cru Blended with Templeton Rye Whiskey. Barrel Aged NOLITA Rye Ale, (a beer made to mimic a Manhattan cocktail) The NOLITA Grand Cru was blended for Omaha Beer Week in February 2012. Upstream Brewing Company’s Grand Cru exemplifies some of the best Upstream has to offer. Special Belgian yeast (the same yeast responsible for the unique character found in Burgundy wines) and brettanomyces was added during maturation to lend a distinct earthy and tart character to the beer. You will discover that the aroma displays a strong earthy character and the flavor shows off the complex blend of citrus, honey, and oak then blend that with a delicately biscuit-toasted bread malty background that includes three different types of malted rye with flavors of Italian plum and sweet cherries very reminiscent of a Flanders Red. Drink Up!

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
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Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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