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Gelande Amber Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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Gelande Amber LagerGelande Amber Lager

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Rebranded as Yard Sale Winter Lager.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-22-2002)
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Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
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3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentaion: 12oz amber bottle with April as the freshness date. Received as part of a beer trade with AKSmokedPorter.

Appearance: A light, clear amber with a "Where did it go?" off-white head that distinctly rings the glass with lace.

Smell: Malty-sweet.

Taste: Lots of malt up front, then it settles down to a fairly well-balanced middle with a nice, crisp, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Not much here, folks. Lots of carbonation make for a fizzy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I had hoped for higher scores, given it's 4% ABV. Just an average amber lager.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2003 15:43:59 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

04-10-2012 06:03:14 | More by macrosmatic
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

03-26-2012 23:19:29 | More by DerwinWentworth
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

03-10-2012 16:40:35 | More by StaindProject86
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3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle date of 11/29/10, consumed 01/03/2011.
Pours very clear, copper. One finger head and good lacing but both gone quickly.
S - grain, light yeast, light hops, light malty/earth smell. Light all around but good combo.
T - average for an American Red. A little watered down. Malty/earthy following a light, quick hop.
M & D - very dry, little aftertaste, earthy. Overcarbonated.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 20:48:37 | More by tbern007
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1.35/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Source/Serving: Draft

Smell: Fairly musty, light caramel with a grassy edge. Not very intense at all.

Taste: A bit of a bitter bite up front, but not very flavorful, especially for an "amber". Finish leaves a mass produced adjuncty lager flavor which is slightly unpleasant and makes you want to drink another sip to get rid of it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2010 02:36:54 | More by 4000qtrap
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3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours and orangish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is very malty with some corn. The flavor is malty with some sweetness, but the corn is still there. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 23:07:52 | More by Mora2000
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North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a rocky head that leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: Bready and grainy

Taste: Starts out rather bready, but a grainy twang takes over by mid-palate, along with some sweeter malt undertones; after the swallow, the sweeter tones tend to become enhanced while the grainier aspects fade; mineral tea-like flavors in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Amber lagers really aren't my thing and this beer doesn't do anything to change my opinion; packs quite a bit of flavor for a 4% beer but the flavors aren't that approachable

Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 02:23:25 | More by brentk56
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New York

3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber color with a generous head and great looking lace.
The aroma of malts,caramel and some light hops.

The taste starts off with a caramel sweetness that is then followed by hops,a mild nutty flavor and a touch of smoke.
I also picked up on the malts in the back.

The feel was light body and high to medium carbonation with some grains in the finish.

Notes: A decent beer. Nothing special,but I would say fine enough for a hot day BBQ.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 00:59:58 | More by Lexluthor33
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2.78/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a beer mug.

This brew is dark copper amber in color, small white head with minimal lacing.

The beer smells of malts, caramel very subtle smells.

The beer tastes like the smells - very underwhelming. Not much to get excited about almost like a watered down brew.

The brew is drinkable if your into extreamly unassuming, nothing to it tasting beer. Underwhelming beer to the fullest of the word. One is enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 02:48:31 | More by magine
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New York

3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a deep amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured clean malts and a light flowery hop.

The taste consisted of a light caramel sweetness, a touch of grainy malt and a flowery hop finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a very easy drinking abd sessionable amber. A little lacking with respect to the malt profile, but tasty nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2009 22:54:11 | More by plaid75
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New York

3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber/orange with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malts. Very toasted! Flavor is also quite toasted--lots of bread and cracker malts. Slight hints of sweet malt as well. Light bodied, perhaps a little too light/weak. Decent but nothing I'd seek out again.
Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 04:43:33 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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New York

3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, bottled on dating of "8/21/08" on the front label. Surprised to find this in a gas station market kinda place in the Bronx, NY. Pours medium amber, clear, oatmeal head, better then respectable retention and then fluffy gobs of lacing. Nutty malty nose with a hint of smoke. Easy drinking offering, sweet toasty malts, minor yet noticeable hop layer late. Nothing special, just a decent drinking, sessionalbe lager

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2008 14:42:36 | More by Billolick
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New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ruddy, dark-copper hue, with a substantial foamy head that deposited a thick film of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Smell: Rich malts, amber, caramel...
Taste: Strong malt backbone, amber, grains, vanilla, caramel, bread, butter... Nutty aftertaste...
Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium bodied.
Easily drinkable... Went down like water... Taste could've been thicker, yet still refreshing...
Not bad...

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2008 23:14:33 | More by dsa7783
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3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Spicy and floral hops accentuate the delicately caramelish and subtly toasty maltiness of Uinta's Gelande Amber Lager. It's a lithesome, sprightly copper lager that seems to work well with the name which derives from a skiing term of Germanic origin, "gelandesprung", and means "terrain jump". The head retention is better than average, although the lacing falls a little short there; and it's slightly hazy, hopefully from bottle-conditioning or minimal filtration. The body is medium, and it's delicately zesty across the palate. Overall, it's a very nice, delicately flavorful and remarkably drinkable lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2007 21:40:50 | More by NeroFiddled
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2.78/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice caramel color with some amber highlights. One inch fizzy white head, that reduced to a quarter inch layer that actually stayed around. Laces the glass occassionaly. Looks kinda like a pale ale.

Light malting comes through in the aroma, a bit straw like and seems like there might be a touch of toasting that has gone on. Noble hop varieties add to this with a bit of old grassiness. I don't mean to insinuate that this is grassy like a pale ale can be though. Yeasty as well. Alright overall, a bit light, even for a lager.

I'm not digging the flavor though. Seems a bit dirty overall. Light malting, again with a touch of light toasting. I think the hops come through a little muttled and "old" tasting. Has a strange twang to it as well right after the swallow, maybe a bit vegetal.

Mouthfeel is about right, I guess. Kinda thin, but has some body to it. The carbonation leads to a sharpness after the swallow. I think its a bit too much.

"Ehh" on the drinkability. Flavor doesn't do it for me. I know this is a lighter beer with its 4%, but I think the flavors are wrong and there seems to be something off with it. I'll finish this one, but I'm okay with just this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2007 23:07:56 | More by blitz134
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New York

3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a very deep red-orange-copper with some head and lacing. It's a nice looking beer...
Aroma was mostly of carmel maltiness.
Taste was nothing to write home about, but not bad either. Overall decently balanced malt flavor. Not overly sweet or roasted, but a nice mix.
Mouthfeel was a little thin but not so bad.
Drinkability is pretty high. Due to the taste, (and probably lower alcohol content), this is a beer that would go down well...many times over in one sitting. Overall I liked it.
Thanks to Wasatch for the trade.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2007 00:39:41 | More by stegmakk
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3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark coppery orange with butterscotch trim; a surprisingly rich color for an amber lager. The pale ecru cap is nicely creamy with a rumpled upper surface that becomes mildly rocky as it melts. Gelande is no slouch in the lace department either. So far, I'm impressed. I just wonder if the rest of the beer can measure up.

The nose is clearly malt-dominant with an earthy, toasted nuttiness as the focal point. In fact, the beer resembles an Oktoberfest in some respects. It's probably just my hopheadedness coming through, but I'd like to smell more of the noble hops that the brewery says are in there.

The flavor profile follows the nose step for step. It's undermalted, even for the style, with that same nuttiness that reminds me of a German Oktoberfest. There isn't enough barley on-board for more than a token amount of sweetness to be appreciated. That leaves what hops are present to provide more bitterness than beer of this style usually displays. I'll guess Hallertau and/or Tettnang.

As with most low-ABV lagers, the mouthfeel leaves a little something to be desired. I won't allow the score to slip below average, though, since amber lagers aren't exactly known for their chewiness. The lightness, the cleanliness and the polite carbonation sure do make it easy to drink.

Gelande Amber Lager is a decent effort that, in the end, fails to impress. I still haven't had a Uinta beer that I'd care to drink again. That's too harsh. Let's make it 'that I'd expend any effort to acquire'. On second thought, I did like Anniversary Barleywine quite a bit. However, given its un-Utah-like ABV of 9.8%, it has a built-in advantage with lovers of big beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2007 15:12:45 | More by BuckeyeNation
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3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber color, nice carbonation, nice little white head which dissapates quickly, some lacing/sticky afterwards. Scents of sweet malts, slight hops, and caramel. The taste is slightly sweet and an under tone of caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad amber for UT standards, but have had better amber's from UT, recommended though. Not much difference from the tap.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2006 01:21:31 | More by Wasatch
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3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

As expected, color was amber, but not as clear as a typical lager, even other amber colored lagers. Almost had an unfiltered look. Medium, off-white head with plenty of carbonation. Smell was mostly malty with fruity notes which was not expected. Malt taste dominates but is not overwhelming. Also some fruitiness, with a slightly sour taste as the beer warmed. Felt somewhat harsh on the mouth and not as crisp as a typical lager. For a different take on the lager-style, this was interesting and worth a taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2006 01:10:08 | More by jhu1995
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North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured into the glass slightly hazy amber with a white and light head which fell very quickly but laced the glass.

The aroma was caramel malt at a low level and a very interesting spice that may have come from the hops. No distinguishable hop, but noble hops listed on the neck label. The spice was almost to the point of being cinnamon.

The flavor was light, very light with a whisper of caramel and a light spice, but not cinnamon in the flavor, probably a hop derivative. As the beer warmed a light grassy hop flavor did emerge.

The finish was dry with just hints of caramel into the aftertaste. The body was medium light. This beer really suffered from a lack of malt. The aroma was interesting, but the flavor just could not back it up in a 4% ABV beer. Easy to drink, but that's about it.

12 ounce bottle. Best before Mar notched on label.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2005 22:49:22 | More by GCBrewingCo
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3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a medium amber with an offwhite head that vanishes in the blink of an eye to leave just a thin cap of white on top. Aroma is mainly of roasted malts and a bit of caramel. THe smell is not that intense, its more like a perception. Taste is ehhh, nothing to get to excited about. Decent enough malty flavour with some roasted notes that were echoed in the nose. Just enough hops to dry it out some, but no real noticible hop contribution. Mouthfeel is decent, medium carbonation makes it easy to drink as does the lightness of body. The drinkability is higher since the ABV is only around 4 %. THe flavor is mild enough that one could drink these all afternoon at a cook out or something. The only drawback with the low ABV is that the beer is lacking in a little body.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2005 15:49:50 | More by TinusTime
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3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, amber/copper color, decent ring of beige foam above, assuredly slimming down to a miniscule size.
Aroma: Very malty, coppery, plentiful yeast in the nose, with a definite coppery feel, and a hint of fruit.
Taste: very mild, with little hop presence, and toffee-ish malt tones. Mouthfeel is negligible, and the body is a little less than medium. Nothing wrong with that, though, it's par for course for an amber lager. Flavor isn't as full as I'd like, however, and points are lost there.
but it is tasty, if a bit too tinny, and extra-drinkable to be sure. For the style, it's above average, but no better.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2005 02:25:35 | More by feloniousmonk
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4.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am very surprised I like this one so much...shows you can a make a hell of a tasty brew at 4.0 ABV....pours an impressive burnt orange color...almost like some of the leaves I see in the fall..nice 1/4 inch off white head....I get caramel and even more so nouget from the nose...body is not as light as I expected...on the lighter side of medium but no "watery' notes....also some creamy texture to it...taste is big on toasty maltiness...similar to some o-fests in flavor...highly drinkable....perhaps one of the best 4.0 ABV beers you'l find....would be a great summer picnic beer as a guy could drink tasty beer all day long and not get tanked....I figure I could easily drink 12 of these in an afternoon without much effect...Taste could be scored 4.5 or 4.0...I went with the lower of the two..

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2005 21:14:35 | More by ZAP
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4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber in color. Slightly hazy. Thin and bubbly off-white head. Lacing is adequate. Nice mix of toasted malt and caramel malt on the nose with a dab of noble hops thrown into the mix. The beer feels full in the mouth. On the viscous side for an amber, but nice nonetheless. A nice full malt flavor. Again with the caramel and toasted tones blending together. Hops add some dryness and a bit of bitterness. It works into the overall composition nicely. This is an all around solid amber lager.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2005 03:31:29 | More by Bighuge
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Gelande Amber Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.