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Yard Sale Winter Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

78 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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 Jason
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Jason, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of dc4three
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

dc4three, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Brewman7284
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Brewman7284, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a deep yet still clear woody mahogany color with ruby highlights. A Fingers worth of fizzy light tan foam which doesn't last long, but leaves some spotty lacing.

S - nose is clean and malty but most of all subtle. Nut shells and coffee grinds are most prominent. Bready, crusty background sort of like nut bread crust with lots of graininess.

T - clean and yet rich malt profile. Dark doughy bread and wintery cookies. an earthy and slightly spicy hop profile blends into the malt creating a rye bread flavor. Finish is smooth and toasty with a lingering nutty/coffee flavor.

M - med. body. Smooth Creamy texture. Med carb.

O - nice beer. Nose is underwhelming but the flavors are deep. Something pleasantly drinkable for the colder months.

Teleweizen2, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Kopfschuss, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of horshack7
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

horshack7, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of cbutova
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

cbutova, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

warpedrevolution, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this beer at Buy-Rite in Jersey City recently. I thought this was a Vienna Lager when I first gave it a whiff and taste since it was creamy and not terribly hoppy but I won't argue that this isn't categorized wrong. Just don't expect anything strong or hoppy here. This beer has session written all over it and could be enjoyed by anyone, since the taste was smooth, mellow, and easygoing.

The pour to this was almond-hued with a decent head and just a bit of lacing to boot. Not a lot of carbonation here and the aroma was weak too. Overwhelming amount of malt here, leaning towards the caramel side. Some almond, molasses,and cream in the mouthfeel but this was never sticky or spicy. The back was a bit cloying with hardly any aftertaste and nary a trace of alcohol to be found.

Even though I only bought one, it would have been easy to down 2 or 3 in a sitting. More spice would have made this more along the lines of a Winter Warmer or Wassail but instead, it's just a beer with a hint of smoke and wood that goes along with a cold winter's night by the fireplace. This isn't worth seeking out but getting stuck with a few of these isn't bad either if you love a good holiday beer to kick back with.

JerzDevl2000, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

dbrauneis, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of mdube0378
3/5  rDev -11.5%

mdube0378, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of baklo
3/5  rDev -11.5%

baklo, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

UltimateLivewire, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of Larrydoherty
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Larrydoherty, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BARFLYB, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of nquigley16
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

nquigley16, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of maxk
3.05/5  rDev -10%
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.

maxk, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Blargimus
2.55/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

Blargimus, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +18%
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.

GilGarp, May 22, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/8/12. Nice red color, good head. Smells malty, grains, lager-like I guess. The taste had a very interesting cereal flavor without being too grainy. I actually liked it. Overall it was nothing too crazy but I wouldn't turn down a bottle if someone offered me another.

ArrogantB, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Utah_mt_man
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Utah_mt_man, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Wasatch
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled On: 01/04/12

Pours a clean/clear reddish amber color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, which does leave some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slight hop note, with some caramel. The taste is kinda sweet, malty, a little hop bitterness. Medium body. A nice little brew, worth checking out, I guess.

Wasatch, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of alli4051
2.93/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

alli4051, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Ratman197
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Ratman197, Feb 08, 2012
Yard Sale Winter Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.