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Yard Sale Winter Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

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80
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63 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
186
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
20.75%
 
 
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Yard Sale Winter LagerYard Sale Winter Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Winter

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

22 IBU

Added by dankster on 01-24-2012

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Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 186
Reviews by Ratman197:
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3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Total Beverage Westminster poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and toasted malt. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt and light earthiness with a crisp lingering malty finish.

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a brassy and a touch orange with all kinds of hues in it but a solid darker amber color. Fiery sunshine golds to strong ambers. Persistent head of cream colored foam. Chill haze that cleared. Nose is shy with only a touch of bread crust for malt and a softness that isn't sweet. For hop there is but a breath on the nose if that. No diacetyl, no dms, no fruity esters. Taste is crisp and breaddy malt that is not as strong as the pilsner. it has a demure softness to it but that touch of browned bread crust is the flavor I love. Hops are shy also but herbal and they offer for flavor only a bit of their stem and light touch form that herbal sweetness. No citric tang, no spice. Beautiful! Bubbles are small and hardly bite they do tickle. Drinks smooth and flavorful with no abv on the palate. Smooth finish without even any bitterness to make you take notice until the swallow where you will find just a tingling on your tongue.

Good heavens I am in love.

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Photo of Bitzer
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Dark rusty amber hue, slight haze, excellent head

SMELL: Toasty, bread crust, mineral, white cherries, dried grass

TASTE: Very smooth, moderate body, toasted bread, slightly biscuity, hay, herbal, modest hop bitterness, faint caramel, biscuity drying finish

A tasty brew though if it was cleaned up a bit it would be nothing short of great. Still worth a go and definitely one I'll revisit each winter.

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Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbakondi
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tastybeer
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice foany head atop amber colored, clear beer. Aroma is interesting. A little smoky and spiced with bock-like maltiness. A little husky. Flavor is very lagery with yeast and spice. Pretty decent and interestingly festive. Dirty tasting, earthy, and rustic.

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Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled March, 2012.

12oz. bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Yard Sale is a redish amber color with great clarity. It has thin white head that is short-lived and does not leave lacing on the glass.

Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, toffee, and toasted grain.

Flavor is similar to that of a mild English brown ale. Slightly sweet, lightly roasted malts, very low hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light in body and balanced. Easy drinking and not by any means bland.

Overall a nice suprise. It may be a winter seasonal but I wouldn't mind having this year-round.

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Photo of tdm168
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A - clear caramel amber with a short layer of thick, off white head that has decent retention

S - grainy, some caramel

T - caramel, some mild bitterness, faint lager yeast, slight metallic note in the finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp

This isn't a bad session lager. It has a decent though mild flavor and it has tremendous drinkability. There isn't much to separate this from other beers of this style except that it doesn't have many of the off notes of a macro. This would be a great stepping stone beer for any macro lover looking to get into craft.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Uinta "Yard Sale"
12 oz. can, "BEST BEFORE 04/02/16"... about 2 weeks to go!

Not being a skiier I had to look up the name under skiing terms, figuring there had to be some kind of joke behind it, and there is. A "yard sale" is you take a tumble on the slopes while skiing or snowboarding and leave parts of your equipment behind you as you go.

Appearance: Hazy deep-amber/copper in color beneath an average-sized head of off-white. Average head retention with slightly better than average lacing.

Aroma: Toasty caramelish malt with just a passing whiff of herbal hops and subtle fruit in the background.

Flavor: As the aroma suggests, the toasty, medium-golden caramelish malt is the dominant note to this beer, and it's a good one. The spicy and herbal hops back it, and balance it nicely along with a stiff bitterness. I can't help but feel it's got a little bit of a German pedigree to it in it's hoppiness, although the malt is clearly done more in the American vein. It's malty, and what I'd call mildly bitter, or at least median, which is enough for me to call it a winter beer - but the spicy and herbal hops also give it a kind of an "icy" edge which seals the deal. It's malty, but in the end it finishes dry. Nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a dextrinous feel and a fine-bubbled, median carbonation.

Overall: As a winter ale I think it works quite nicely, but if it was intended for any other time of the year I'd probably find it too malty. Nice. Somewhat unique.

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Photo of Snow81
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cosgrovekatie
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of ackbar556
4.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlockman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really don't have much to say about this beer; it's a solid lager, but nothing to really make it stand out, in my opinion. It's main appeal is the fact that it is so sessionable, a characteristic not featured in most winter seasonal brews.

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Photo of Larrydoherty
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of tabascosigned
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Retains with a creamy look that drenches the sides of the glass. Smells fresh and citrusy with a touch of spice. A firm bready presence sits along the back while a touch of earthy must hangs on the edges. The taste has a crisp and spicy bitterness along with some associated earthy citrus flavors. This is well balanced by a backbone of tight and toasted bready sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a clean and crisp feel. Very tight in the profiles and body. This was a very flavorful and hugely drinkable Lager, with those Noble hops in particular giving this a spicy festive feel that is perfect for winter. I’ll be seeking more of this out next time around.

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Photo of Blargimus
2.55/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Bottled 12/20/2011.

Color is somewhere between a pale ale and a red ale. Not much head, and no visible carbonation.

Smell is all malt and a touch of roastiness - no hops.

Taste is also mostly malt, though there is a touch of bitterness. 22 IBU sounds about right. Somewhat stale-tasting, but to be fair, this is six months old.

More carbonated than it looks. Finishes dry for how sweet it is. Creamy for a lager.

I don't know, maybe this is much better fresh. As it is, there is nothing to get excited about here.

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Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danielr26
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some grains and malts. Taste is crisp, mild, malts, grains, just a touch of hops, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.8/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Dark cherry coloring with a slow steady rise of carbonation. The head is slight, a bit washy and doesnt hold well while the lacing is weak and minimal not leaving alot to admire.

S: Aroma of cherry skins, sweet honey caramel toasted grains and caramel apple. Low appeal.

T: Sweet caramel apple grain flavor, semi-dry cherry fruitiness with a semi-dry finish. Average, the malting seems bland and old.

M: Medium body, average rate of carbonation some syrupy appeal.

O: Overall a pretty linear experience, nothing that entices you to have another. Unexciting, a bit bland, mundane and boring, yawn. A yard sale that is sure to see fire sale prices.

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Yard Sale Winter Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.