Farm Side
Uinta Brewing Company

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From:
Uinta Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 8.99%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
78
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 31, 2019
Added:
Jan 21, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  28
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: Saison brewed with white grape must and gooseberries.
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very light gold color with bountiful white cap and lacing.

Aroma of mild grain with floral touches. Perhaps a bit of fresh cut hay.

Taste is mild but layered. A small grain presence bolstered by non bittering hops and prickly carbonation. Spiciness is present but not the heavy clove-coriander-fruit approach of some Belgian styles. There is a slight underlying mustiness which I presume comes from the grape influence. Cannot say I really taste Gooseberries but there is an undeniable fruit element that carries things along. I won't call it complex but the whole is greater than the sum of parts.

Medium texture with a bit more than balancing carbonation.

Very likable, very refreshing and somewhat interesting for those who look for more in a beer. It's clean and well made yet undemanding. I could match it with a range of food and my AAL friends should like it as well.
Mar 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.59 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 04, 2019
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
BEST BY 08/14/18 18S
#UNTHINKABLYDRINKABLE

(Let’s see how it tastes 4 months after the Best By date...)

Pours golden yellow, thick, frothy foam that laces heavily around the inside of the glass.

Very mildly musty grapes, coriander, sweet malt on the nose. Pretty balanced, no funk or off aromas. Lightly fruity in the finish.

Very tart, can’t tell if that’s funk from the grape must or a tart fruit quality from the gooseberries but it’s unexpected. Slightly sour and tinny, no doubt backlash from the old can. However overall, not bad even though those typical key qualities of subtle malt and coriander that a good saison has in the base typically were nowhere to be found. That tart grape and wheaty profile kind of took over.

Thin, sharp carb. Tart, lightly sour. Crisp, refreshing finish.
Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
[Original rating 2018-03-10] 12 oz. can from the brewery store. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma of yeast, cracker, burnt malt. Taste is tart, white wine, yeast. The white wine really comes through in the finish. Interesting, complex. The initial taste is weak compared to the finish.
Oct 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.53 by Zylod from West Virginia

Sep 09, 2018
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: Clear bubbly yellow with an enormous fluffy white head. Long-last retention, with soapy lacing.

S: Coriander, clove, lemon, light gooseberry and white grape must, banana, crackery malt.

T: Banana and lemon upfront, followed by gooseberry, white grape must, green apple, and honeydew melon. Crisp cracker malt, hay, and some coriander and clove. Fairly dry.

F: Light, but not watery. Very highly carbonated. Smooth and fizzy like Champagne.

O: I wish the flavors popped more, but this is still a pleasant, easy-drinking saison.
Aug 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. Can
Best Before: 08/20/2018

Poured into a Trillium glass a nice slightly hazy golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, yeasty, with some grapes/gooseberries, licorice. The taste is pretty nice, malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a nice touch of grapes/gooseberries, some licorice. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely. Overall, a tasty brew, a nice thirst quencher.
Jul 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jul 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by DOCRW from Washington

Jun 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.37 by MacStinson from Michigan

May 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.42 by UtahBeerPleb from Utah

Apr 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by RBorsato from Virginia

Apr 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by michiganmatt from California

Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Apr 02, 2018
 
Rated: 2.71 by corywalston from North Dakota

Mar 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by NathanBeets from South Dakota

Mar 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.3 by BeerPirate from Utah

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by jcb7472 from Florida

Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by psmith161 from Indiana

Sep 04, 2017
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
While saison often trends wine-like, the same peppery, acidity and fruity off shoots from yeast that manifests in their wines to the south can also influence the farmhouse ale on the northern side of the France-Belgium boarder. Uinta pushes their saison along to that winey side with the help of gooseberry and grape must.

Pale straw and classically hazy, the rustic ale leads with a frothy white crown, and rich and tangy scent of vinous fruit, berry, citrus and melon underneath a lightly pungent scent of dry hay. Its taste is supple and sweet, seemingly of sourdough, honey and fresh baked grains.

As the middle palate unfolds, the natural fruit flavors of lemon, orange, apple and grape skirt above a fleeting malt sweetness that eventually achieves wafer-like dry breadiness. As the yeast spices counter, they bring aspects of peppercorn, coriander, clove and white pepper. The strong overtones of gooseberry offer a tangy, cidery drift while the grape must carries the piquant fruitiness of sparkling white wine.

Medium bodied, the beer seems lighter at first because of the stern carbonation that provides a lift to the initial taste. But as the bubbles settle down, the finish is more moderately weighted, balanced only by the peppery spice and tartness from fruit additions. A medium aftertaste of bitter grasses and straw lead into peppery linger and the remnants of fruit skins.
Jul 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Jul 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho

Jul 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by MidloRapid from Virginia

Jul 01, 2017
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: It pours light golden with a large white head. Head retention is good. There is some lacing as the head recedes.

Smell: There are heavy aromas of grapes. There are supporting aromas of leather and berries.

Taste: The grapes are in the forefront with some wheat and berry flavors. There are also leather components with a slight tartness.

Feel: It has a light body with a finish that is wine like with slight tart and earthen elements.

Overall, it is a saison that is more wine like, but the taste is good.
Jun 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by irongator from Kansas

Jun 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Jun 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Jun 19, 2017
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. can

Pours cloudy hazy yellow gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like white grapes, gooseberry, lemon, orange citrus, banana, clove, peppery spice, apple, pear, some bready crackery malt, with floral earthy herbal grass pine. Tastes like white grapes, gooseberry, lemon, orange citrus, banana, clove, peppery spice, apple, pear, crackery cereal grain malt, with floral herbal earthy grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a real nice saison with white grape must and gooseberries.
Jun 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours - light straw color with decent white head.

Aroma - Yeast, straw, white pepper. Little bit of lemon.

Taste - Very similar to the aroma, light yeast with some tart lemon zest with a touch of spice.

Feel - light bodied well carbonated

Overall - A decent saison nothing really stands out.
May 28, 2017
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Reviewed by ocelot2500 from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a frothy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of pale malt, grass, and spicy yeast.

Tastes of the grainy malt layered with spicy yeast, berries, and earthy hops. Malts lead off with doughy bread and grainy sweetness. Spicy yeast comes next with some pepper along with some mustiness. Berries and white grapes add next. Earthy and grassy hops add towards the end. Finishes fairly dry.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done saison.
May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by robebo44 from Virginia

Apr 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by Satorn from Florida

Apr 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by JPadilla from Florida

Apr 19, 2017
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from can into glass, nice soapy 2 finger head, soso retention no lacing. Smells of farmhouse yeast, fruity esters and grain. Taste initially light lemon mixed with fruity esters, some grape in the middle with a spicy dry finish. Nice carbonation. Nice saison
Apr 14, 2017
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Reviewed by DrMullet from Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a hazy light golden color.
Smell is mostly grape and a little fruit.
Taste is heavy on the grape. A grape aftertaste.
Did I mention the grape? Medium texture.
Apr 02, 2017
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
The good - Aroma is nice like fresh cut spring grass. Taste has an interesting play of dryness, sweetness and hops throughout the taste.

The meh - Look is too similar to a BMC with perhaps a touch more haze. Fizzy and thin/watery mouthfeel. Dry/bitter lingering aftertaste that needs to disappear much quicker.

Still respectable beer and I can drink these. Just nothing too special that's all.
Mar 31, 2017
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Best before July 31 2017, Goeswellwithanywhere.

Clear and bright bodied, light brass yellow with fine carbonation and a good middle column of bubbles. Head is fluffy and bright white off the pour with good retention. First sits at a solid two fingers and settles to a creamy half finger puck.

Dense malts, and an aroma of slightly fresh hay. Good amount of candied smelling sugar on this, with very light herbs as well. Minimal sensing brett or funk notes.

Palate pretty much sticks to basics. Minimal brett, but a more noticeable hop bitterness and herbs. Green grass and warm sage like bitterness in the mid palate, with a decent malt sweetness. Creamy feeling as well, with the sugars considerable less sweet than expected from the nose which is a nice feeling.

A pretty much standard saison but simply done and easily drinkable.
Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by mamaraza from Texas

Mar 19, 2017
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