Yard Sale Winter Lager - Uinta Brewing Company
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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
4/5 rDev +18%
A bottle into a pint glass. This bottle is about two weeks old. Gotta applaud Unita for getting fresh product out here on the east coast.
Yard Sale is a normal beer, a straight up American amber, traditional in the sense. I've been getting back to my roots lately and just digging on simple styles more and more. I like the back and forth. Yard Sale has a nice dark bronze semi brown look with the color and a frothy inch of off white/tan bubbles up top. Typical lager look. A nice dose of European hops, earthy, grassy, a caramel base, some grain, bold and to the point, a lager. Taste is a refined amber, a fuller body, not as watery than your average Yuengling. I get some bread, caramel, some earthy hops and all together malty. Not too much else to say here, it delivers per the style, just gotta jump on it fresh. Body is towards low with a nice carb build, glides down the gullet. A tasty beer, simple and fresh.
12-09-2012 07:09:39 | More by BARFLYB
3.85/5 rDev +13.6%
Appearance: Dark amber with a semi rocky off white head that upon thinning out leaves behind good lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malts, light citrusy aroma with a minor dryness in the nose. A few tropical fruits here and there. Faint notes of milk chocolate.
Taste: A fairly malty backbone, caramel malts, full bodied, few chocolate bits, hops are floral but carry an touch of piney and grapefruit notes. The mouthfeel has a bready bite but somewhat smooth.
Notes: A good all around offering from Uinta very drinkable anytime of year. Cheers.
12-31-2012 02:15:53 | More by horshack7
3.75/5 rDev +10.6%
Amber red with an orangish hue and perfect clarity. Poured with a respectable, thick white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap that left a ladder of sticky lacings down the glass. Toasted malt, earthy grain and bready aromas. Medium bodied with a slightly thin, oily feel up front followed by assertive tangy carbonation through the middle. Caramel and toasted malt flavors with tangy, herbal hops through the middle that taper near the end. Finishes cleanly with a light bready, grainy aftertaste.
01-04-2014 23:50:11 | More by IronLover
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
3.71/5 rDev +9.4%
Pours a nice creamy almost 1 finger head fades semi slowly with nice lacing, quite clear amber reddish orange color.
Nose starts with nice toasty malts, hint of caramel malts, toasty and mild sweet malts, hint of toffee too, light crisp lager underneath with slight hint of fruity, similar to Sam Adams.
Taste starts similar, nice toasty malts, again mostly caramel and amber malts, light toffee almost nutty but not quite. Hops are very light, hint grassy with mild bitterness. Mild sweetness leads to light crisp lager but not much lager flavors, and faint hint of bready yeast. As it finishes fairly dry, the slight grassy mild spicy hop character with a bit more bitterness, mild sweet caramel toasty malts lingering too. Fairly crisp quick finish.
Mouth is med bodied, little crispness, decent carb.
Overall not bad, the lager flavors are more mild but it does get fairly crisp, nice malts, hops are a bit on the lighter side too. Similar to Sam Adams Boston lager overall but a bit maltier and less hoppy, and less lager like.
01-21-2013 03:15:07 | More by jlindros
3.71/5 rDev +9.4%
Light brown beer with near-perfect clarity. Biscuity aroma with some toffee & smokey(faint) notes. Biscuity-caramel taste with a slight metallic tang to it. Very dry finish. Not terribly fascinating but hey, it tastes good and makes you want another. Nice to see a "winter beer" that is also sessionable.
12-17-2013 02:47:50 | More by anarchia
3.68/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
03-26-2013 00:56:56 | More by Darkmagus82
3.68/5 rDev +8.6%
Poured into a nonic pint glass.
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.
The taste is similar to the nose: sweet toffee, caramel, toasted malt; toasted bread; toasted cereal grains; the aftertaste had a dry quality to it, which I found to be quite nice. A light spicy-grain lingered in the aftertaste, most likely from the hops.
It was medium bodied, but almost felt ultra light bodied. Perhaps this is because it is a lager. It is crisp, clean, and smooth. A little thin and watery, I might add. Carbonation on the medium-high side, which made it feel like the lager it is.
It is a sessionable beer that needs some tweaking to the recipe. I do think Uinta could become more creative with this one. They need to create a unique winter lager, rather than a lager that smells and tastes like its very own brown ale. I would buy this again however, as Uinta makes the best beers in Utah, IMO. It was overall very standard and a little boring. But it had enough taste to go back and give it another try. This would taste refreshing after a day on the ski slopes.
01-29-2014 19:01:15 | More by Jsteez
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
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
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
3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
A - Poured a beautiful rust colorful amber with a slight off white head.
S - Pleasant smelling beer. Quite grainy and malty smelling with a slight hint of smoke
T - The first taste is a biscuit malty grain flavor. Very nice flavor and easy drinking. Definately had a slight bitter finish.
M - Very light beer. Not what you would expect from a Winter beer, but still very drinkable beer.
O - No reason I wouldnt drink this beer again. Tons of flavor for a lager and a very refreshing easy drinking beer. I'd pick it up again.
01-31-2013 01:53:33 | More by Goosehunter75
3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
02-08-2012 23:40:57 | More by Ratman197
Yard Sale Winter Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.