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Yard Sale Winter Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

Yard Sale Winter LagerYard Sale Winter Lager

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BA SCORE
78
okay

74 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 10.88%


Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

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

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This full-flavored amber lager delivers a complex, toasted malt body and noble hop character.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: dankster on 01-24-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 34 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Darkmagus82:
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice copper color with a big and billowy off white colored head. The head has huge carbonation bubbles entrapped within, which pop over time to leave a good level of lace on the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Smell – The smells is mainly of a roasted malt and a light amount of a toffee sweetness. Mixed with these are subtle aromas of a citrus hop and a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg spice.

Taste – The taste begins with a lighter roasted malt flavor with a touch of caramel. The caramel gets stronger more toward the middle of the taste, only to fade again slightly more toward the end. While the caramel changes in intensity the roasted malt flavor remains relatively constant throughout and creates a solid base for the brew. Toward the end, a bit of a bitter grapefruit citrus hop and floral hop flavors come to the tongue combining with the more roasted flavors of the brew to produce a lingering, lightly sweetened, and somewhat bitter roasted flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel - The body of the brew is on the thinner to average side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thinner to average body and average carbonation are a nice compromise between the drinkability and lighter abv of the brew but yet still can uphold the roasted flavors of the beer.

Overall - An easy drinking and rather flavorful brew for only a 4 % abv brew. A nice session winter style lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 00:56:56 | More by Darkmagus82
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A - Pours a bit dark for a lager more IPA color with a 1/2 inch of sticky head which doesn't seem to fizz out. Good lacing.
S - Lager tones, cereal grains, some hops. Not really picking up why this is a "winter" lager...
T - Very malty in fact I can see why some note Brown malts used that surely would explain the taste and color. Not much skunk flavor and finish is not sweet or harsh.
M - Light to medium it does drink a bit heavy for the session ABV.

Overall like most of these beers its hit or miss and I really don't like this one. I am sure this would appeal to low ABV lovers but I see nothing "winter" about this lager.

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Toasty; 2-finger head; brown with some orange, it almost looked like a brown ale. Quite translucent. Creamy beige head; sticky cream lace. Smelled like Uinta's own fall/winter seasonal brown ale release (even though this is a lager): toasty; malty; malted cereal; sweet toffee notes. Pretty basic, in my opinion.
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Yard Sale Winter Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.