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Upland Brewing

Upland Brewing
Champagne Velvet Pilsner

Category: Pilsner

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Upland Brewing
Champagne Velvet Pilsner

Category: Pilsner

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Brilliant yellow straw color. Attractive aromas and flavors of lemon zest on pizza crust, herb garden, and powdered almond cookie with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, subtle, long fresh baguette, hint of kiwi and apricot, and radish sprouts finish. A mouthwatering, nearly impossible to put down Pilsner with great hop character.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Smooth & Mild, Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: lemon zest on pizza crust, herb garden, and powdered almond cookie
Taste Flavor: fresh baguette, hint of kiwi and apricot, and radish sprouts
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fresh Trout With Brown Butter, Smoked Turkey Quiche, Mild Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mouthwatering, nearly impossible to put down Pilsner with great hop character.
The Producer

Upland Brewing Co.

The Producer
350 W 11th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
USA
1 812-336-2337
Pilsner
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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Pilsners are pale to golden straw in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-6%. The hallmark of a fresh pilsner is a dense, white head. The alcohol levels must be such as to give a rounded mouthfeel. These beers are medium-bodied and are characterized by high carbonation and tangy Czech and German varieties of hops that impart floral aromas and a crisp, bitter finish. This style originated in Bohemia in the Czech Republic. German pilsner styles are similar, though often slightly lighter in body and color. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Pilsner Urquell, Paulaner Premium Pils, Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Pilsner and Victory Prima Pils.