Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale
Upslope Brewing recently sent me a few of their beers. Their Belgian Style Pale Ale was one of the cans I received. Simple silver and white design. This beer is brewed with Trappist yeast, Turbinado sugar and coriander according the the side panel. 7.5% alcohol.
Yeast, coriander and apple aroma, pretty nice. Huge fruit flavors--easy to pick out several orchards. Apples, peaches, bananas. Nice spiciness as well, full of coriander with background pepper and citrus zest nuances. Belgian yeast is noticeable though not overly dominant. Good carbonation and nice flavors with a little alcohol dryness at the finish.
Now... I liked this beer, but it tasted like a saison. There was not really much pale ale in this beer at all. Like were there any hops? Anyway, I also don't really care. Call it what you want. I'll drink it if it tastes good! Nice beer. Check it out!