Yard Sale Winter Lager - Uinta Brewing Company
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3.31/5 rDev -2.4%
L- Clear amber color topped with a thick off white head, the head fades slowly and leaves some spotty lace on the glass.
S- Malty, hints of toffee with a bit of caramel mixed in for interest.
T- Very similar to the nose, mostly malt with toffee and caramel for interest. Finish has some notes of citrus and grapefruit from hops and is relatively dry.
M- Medium in body and carbonation, not as creamy or smooth as I usually expect from a winter beer. I will balance that out by noting that it is a red lager not a winter warmer.
O- It's an OK beer not exactly what I was expecting but not a disappointment either. The 4.0% ABV makes it sessionable but I don't think it would hold my interest all night.
04-24-2013 12:42:56 | More by ToddT
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
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
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
2.99/5 rDev -11.8%
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.
02-08-2013 20:48:36 | More by JessicaLeigh
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
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
3.71/5 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
3.56/5 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
3.48/5 rDev +2.7%
12oz : tulip
Pours a clear amber with a thick, foamy off white head. Good retention and lacing.
Nose and taste are fairly similar, though the nose is just a bit subdued. Grassy, spicy hops with a caramel malt backing.
Medium+ body with mild, bubbly carbonation.
A well done amber lager, suited nicely for winter without being a big, stout or porter.
01-19-2013 08:52:34 | More by vkv822
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
Yard Sale Winter Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.