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Judge's Review: 94 Rating - Japanese Style Lager by Upslope Brewing Co.

August, 2022

Upslope Japanese Style Lager

Upslope Japanese Style Lager

United States
Japanese Style Lager, Upslope Brewing Co.

Flaked rice adds a pleasant toasty note and lightens the body to yield an extremely crisp and refreshing lager. Its delicate effervescence paired with a snappy hop character and a bone dry finish makes it the perfect complement to a wide variety of food. The ultimate crispy boi for those hot summer days.

Beverage Profile
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Flaked Rice, Malted Two-Row



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Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
37 / 40
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Japanese Style Lager by Upslope Brewing Co. is a Japanese-style Lager and is being evaluated as an International Pale Lager (category 2A in the 2021 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). International Pale Lagers are golden-colored lagers with less adjuncts than typical American lagers. The malt is light but noticeable, esters are not present, and the hop intensity can be from low to medium.

Japanese Style Lager pours very light straw in color, is crystal clear and sports a small white head. The aroma is very light with a light pils malt and a very light spicy hop note. The flavor is very delicate with a light pilsner malt base with light spicy hops. The beer finishes lightly bitter and quite dry with light pils malt and spicy hops.

Japanese Style Lager is a very well brewed Japanese-style Lager. The balance between the light malt and hops is very delicate. Lager lovers will really enjoy this well-brewed lager. Kanpai!