Yard Sale Winter Lager - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by tdm168:
3.56/5 rDev +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.
01-20-2013 00:20:49 | More by tdm168
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3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
01-16-2013 03:02:16 | More by Jason
3.64/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
12-27-2013 23:24:37 | More by tastybeer
4/5 rDev +18%
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.
05-22-2012 20:25:59 | More by GilGarp
4/5 rDev +18%
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.
03-21-2013 19:31:56 | More by Kegatron
2.55/5 rDev -24.8%
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.
06-11-2012 23:12:00 | More by Blargimus
3.31/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
02-02-2013 10:03:58 | More by tone77
2.83/5 rDev -16.5%
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.
03-23-2013 12:57:34 | More by beerthulhu
3.23/5 rDev -4.7%
Clear amber brown with one finger of white head. Head lasts quite awhile and rings of lacing.
Smell is mild biscuit.
Taste is slightly bitter hops with a good amount of grainy smokey biscuit malts.
Mouthfeel is light but alright for a lager. Carbonation is on the light side.
Overall a bit of a surprise. I was expecting a winter warmer but this is the session version.
Decent beer for what it is. Very low abv of 4%. Mildly bitter finish.
Bottled on date 11/16/2012. About 9 weeks old.
01-19-2013 08:01:53 | More by Spikester
3.71/5 rDev +9.4%
Pours a bright, clear, amber color with a smallish frothy eggshell head that dissipates to leave some minimal sticky lacing.
The aromas begin with toasted/ crusty bready maltiness with some emerging caramel, toffee and maybe a hint of grainy/crackery maltiness.
The tastes begin with bready, biscuity maltiness once again with more emerging caramel and sweet toffee than was forecasted by the aromas. Some maple and nuttiness is also coming out but I could be elaborating for a lack of flavor descriptors coming to mind.
Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish doesn't have much to it but is semi-sweet and fairly clean which is appropriate for a lager. Thankfully it is not watery at such a low ABV for any winter style ale.
Overall this is extremely drinkable and surprisingly flavorful beer for a 4% offering. A bit one noted and underwhelming because of the advertisement of a Winter beer but I will easily/gladly finish my 6-pack but won't seek it out anytime soon.
01-22-2013 19:58:03 | More by claspada
3.51/5 rDev +3.5%
Picked this up in the mixed six section at the House of 1,000 beers
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.
02-13-2014 06:49:49 | More by DrDemento456
3.33/5 rDev -1.8%
A decent beer, of equal quality, malty but tastes like im drinking it out of a straw of dirty pennies that are a decade old. There is flavor, both good and bad that seem to battle it out on the pallet. I can't disern which one wins the fight as Im torn from sip to sip. The alcohol is low at 4.0, so this is swiggable if you're looking to keep pace with the Bud Light drinkers at an event but want something with a little more substance. I'd naturally assume the taste improves the more you drink but I have a tough time kicking the filthy copper aftertaste. I'm not going to rush back to get this beer, but it's comparable to say a Sam Adams Light, nothing wrong with it, but it doesn't pop out with flavor. Creative label that beckons to a 50's retro look with a skier taking a dixie on a downward slope. It's snowing as I write this, and theres a crackling fire in front of me. I;d suggest enjoying in a simular fasion.
12-17-2013 03:42:38 | More by MikeyBadnews
3.6/5 rDev +6.2%
A- Poured into a pint glass with a dark amber-red body. A bubbly off-white head forms to about a finger in size and has decent retention. A nice cloud remains atop the beer and lace is spotty but plentiful.
S- Malts jump out at me right away with a highly toasted and slightly roasty profile. Hints of toffee, caramel, nuts and some raisin-like fruits.
T- Like the nose, this delivers on the malty and yeasty side of things in a mild manner. Malts make up most of the flavor with a toasted, nutty, caramel, honey and slightly roast feel. Yeast delivers a shot of fresh bread hints. The hop profile is tame but can be sought out with floral, spicy and earthy notes. I also pick up toffee, raisin and spice hints.
MF- Light end body with a consistency right down the middle between creamy and watery, which isn't a surprise or a negative thing in a 4% lager. Carbonation is somewhere on the higher end and it is just a tad bitter.
A pretty mild beer but delivers a lot of different flavors. I especially like the use of malts here in a lower ABV lager.
12-27-2012 04:41:59 | More by cbutova
Yard Sale Winter Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.