Review: Upland Brewing Company Champagne Velvet | Craft Beer & Brewing
Upland Brewing Company Champagne Velvet
92 out of 100

Style: Pilsner

ABV: 5.5 IBU: 29

92/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Upland Brewing Company Champagne Velvet

What the brewers say

“Champagne Velvet is the perfect everyday beer for craft drinkers and the perfect step-up for domestic drinkers.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Light peppery citrus notes, with a touch of Pilsner sulfur. High malt sweetness with some caramel and some herbal floral notes. As it warms, more citrus with some red apple emerge. Medium floral hops aroma.”

Flavor: “A relatively clean biscuit and honey Pilsner malt, balanced by the herbal spiciness of the hops. Touches of red apple and orange add some complexity, but overall, a very restrained and understated flavor. Nothing is elbowing for control. Incredibly dry and clean fermentation.”

Overall: “A pretty solid Pilsner that’s understated but not underwhelming. The delicate flavor requires some concentration to suss out, but its still very drinkable. Nice body, although maybe a little too sweet, but very drinkable.”

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