Yard Sale Winter Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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Yard Sale Winter LagerYard Sale Winter Lager

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BA SCORE
78
okay

100 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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)
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Photo of LouZ
2.4/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Yard Sale is an apropos name for this beer: it's pretty much junk that Uinta is selling to whomever will take a chance on it. Technically, this beer smells like Budweiser and tastes like a lager, but with a much darker hue. If you're into lagers, this might be somewhat interesting but it will be a lot more expensive than your typical lager. Me, I'm not a fan.

Photo of lupercmda
2.5/5  rDev -26%

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of spacebear09
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Like a Bud Light clone that costs twice as much... Avoid.

Photo of Blargimus
2.55/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

Photo of Larrydoherty
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Photo of alli4051
2.93/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a SA perfect pint.

Pours a bright, clear, amber with a frothy tan head. Head is about a finger and a half high and leaves some sticky lacing. Nose kinda disappoints, not much going on, some toasted malts and that's about it. Taste has more going on but still a bit underwhelming. Some nice fruity esters up front followed by bready, biscuity malts. Mouthfeel, again, was thinner than I expected. Overall a bit of a let down, I expected a winter lager to be a bit heavier and more flavorful. It is definitely drinkable though, finished the whole six pack and woke up pleasantly hangover free this morning.

Photo of JessicaLeigh
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

How can you not love this label? The beer on the other hand, not so much. Nothing really special about this amber/red. Pours clear and bright, tastes of slightly weak malt, and too citrusy. I was expecting something more bold and roasted. A little caramel on the finish but it doesn't stay with you. Pretty average and was a bit of a let down. Sorta' like the dude on the skis.

Photo of cosgrovekatie
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Danielr26
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of pisano
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of baklo
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JeremyScott
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of rowew
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Haybeerman
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with some orange highlights and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dark beige head that slowly reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel and toffee malts with just a light hint of nuts and toasted grains.

T: There is a light amount of malt sweetness upfront with the flavors of caramel, toffee, and toasted grains. Light amounts of nuts and some earthy hops but very little bitterness and that which is present fades quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: There is really nothing special about this beer so I would not recommend seeking it out but it is not a bad beer - just kind of average in my mind with nothing that makes it stand out. Easy to drink and sessionable but not sure I would want to have a bunch of these as I want something with a little more complexity.

Photo of maxk
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle dated best before 3/16/2013. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours an amber/caramel color. Nice little head with a bit of lacing. This looks like a nice lager.

Smells like caramel and malt. Maybe a bit of a treacle aroma in there too.

Tastes nicer than I initially hoped from other reviews. By no means stellar, but it's a nice, smooth, sessionable lager. Little bit of caramel and bread taste with very subtle hops. Creamy mouthfeel, well carbonated and a good body. I'll enjoy this six pack and could see going for this every once in a while as an easy drinking winter lager.

Photo of Bitzer
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%

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