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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 154   ABV: 5.12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.1
Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft at the source. Clear deep amber gold. Aroma of bittersweet caramel. Taste is similar. Plain.

3.3
Ferris (15013) - 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.

3.3
Tmoney99 (14365) - 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.

3.4
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Reddish/light amber pour with a nice off white head. Flavors of roasted grain, some light bread, a touch of floral hopping adds a nice element to the beer. Enjoyable.

3.2
adnielsen (10605) - 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.

2.9
BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Tap at the Old Market location. Malty, bread, grain. Low bitterness. Easy drinking but boring.

2.9
arminjewell (9584) - 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.

3.3
bytemesis (8226) - 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.

2.4
AirForceHops (7139) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Draft Old Market. Light Amber color. Aroma is light toffee, lager yeast. Flavor is well, ... Painfully bland. I really tried to get something else from this. Maybe a touch of sweet toffee in the finish.

3.2
RobertDale (6380) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes reddish brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, grain, caramel, and a bit of hops. Nice.


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