Gelande Amber Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

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Gelande Amber LagerGelande Amber Lager

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rebranded as Yard Sale Winter Lager.

Added by beernut7 on 08-22-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentaion: 12oz amber bottle with April as the freshness date. Received as part of a beer trade with AKSmokedPorter.

Appearance: A light, clear amber with a "Where did it go?" off-white head that distinctly rings the glass with lace.

Smell: Malty-sweet.

Taste: Lots of malt up front, then it settles down to a fairly well-balanced middle with a nice, crisp, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Not much here, folks. Lots of carbonation make for a fizzy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I had hoped for higher scores, given it's 4% ABV. Just an average amber lager.

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Photo of blitz134
2.81/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice caramel color with some amber highlights. One inch fizzy white head, that reduced to a quarter inch layer that actually stayed around. Laces the glass occassionaly. Looks kinda like a pale ale.

Light malting comes through in the aroma, a bit straw like and seems like there might be a touch of toasting that has gone on. Noble hop varieties add to this with a bit of old grassiness. I don't mean to insinuate that this is grassy like a pale ale can be though. Yeasty as well. Alright overall, a bit light, even for a lager.

I'm not digging the flavor though. Seems a bit dirty overall. Light malting, again with a touch of light toasting. I think the hops come through a little muttled and "old" tasting. Has a strange twang to it as well right after the swallow, maybe a bit vegetal.

Mouthfeel is about right, I guess. Kinda thin, but has some body to it. The carbonation leads to a sharpness after the swallow. I think its a bit too much.

"Ehh" on the drinkability. Flavor doesn't do it for me. I know this is a lighter beer with its 4%, but I think the flavors are wrong and there seems to be something off with it. I'll finish this one, but I'm okay with just this one.

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Photo of Billolick
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, bottled on dating of "8/21/08" on the front label. Surprised to find this in a gas station market kinda place in the Bronx, NY. Pours medium amber, clear, oatmeal head, better then respectable retention and then fluffy gobs of lacing. Nutty malty nose with a hint of smoke. Easy drinking offering, sweet toasty malts, minor yet noticeable hop layer late. Nothing special, just a decent drinking, sessionalbe lager

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Photo of Mora2000
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours and orangish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is very malty with some corn. The flavor is malty with some sweetness, but the corn is still there. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Spicy and floral hops accentuate the delicately caramelish and subtly toasty maltiness of Uinta's Gelande Amber Lager. It's a lithesome, sprightly copper lager that seems to work well with the name which derives from a skiing term of Germanic origin, "gelandesprung", and means "terrain jump". The head retention is better than average, although the lacing falls a little short there; and it's slightly hazy, hopefully from bottle-conditioning or minimal filtration. The body is medium, and it's delicately zesty across the palate. Overall, it's a very nice, delicately flavorful and remarkably drinkable lager.

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with an off-white head.
Aroma is faint, but roasted malts can be detected.

Taste comprised of roasted malts and a nice, crisp hop bite. Well balanced. Fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is a little thin as you might expect with it being from Utah and maxed out at 4% ABV.
Good drinkability.
Overall, a good amber lager that could benefit from a beefing up if the laws allowed.

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Photo of Gusler
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour is a deep amber to copper color, the head prestigious in size, creamy in texture, and the leftover lace a nice fine latticework to coat the glass. Mostly malt in the nose, lightly fruit sweet, fresh and clean to the senses, the start is full of malt, and lightly sweet, top middling in mouth feel. Finish is perkily acidic, the hops pleasant to the palate, dry aftertaste, and a quite drinkable beer and at 4% ABV, something that would make a nice session beer. Ranks #700 on my current 1000 beer master list.

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Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a deep amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured clean malts and a light flowery hop.

The taste consisted of a light caramel sweetness, a touch of grainy malt and a flowery hop finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a very easy drinking abd sessionable amber. A little lacking with respect to the malt profile, but tasty nonetheless.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Ruddy, dark-copper hue, with a substantial foamy head that deposited a thick film of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Smell: Rich malts, amber, caramel...
Taste: Strong malt backbone, amber, grains, vanilla, caramel, bread, butter... Nutty aftertaste...
Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium bodied.
Easily drinkable... Went down like water... Taste could've been thicker, yet still refreshing...
Not bad...

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Photo of Lexluthor33
3.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber color with a generous head and great looking lace.
The aroma of malts,caramel and some light hops.

The taste starts off with a caramel sweetness that is then followed by hops,a mild nutty flavor and a touch of smoke.
I also picked up on the malts in the back.

The feel was light body and high to medium carbonation with some grains in the finish.

Notes: A decent beer. Nothing special,but I would say fine enough for a hot day BBQ.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.41/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bronze/light brown/reddish with a full tan head which leaves good lace. Sweet light malt aroma and flavor. Light bodied with a light creamy feel.

ABV: 4% (per bottle label)

An ok beer but certainly a disappointment for a beer from one of the M.J. beer clubs. Not one I'd actively seek out.

Best Before: 04/03 Tasted: 02/21/03

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Photo of stegmakk
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a very deep red-orange-copper with some head and lacing. It's a nice looking beer...
Aroma was mostly of carmel maltiness.
Taste was nothing to write home about, but not bad either. Overall decently balanced malt flavor. Not overly sweet or roasted, but a nice mix.
Mouthfeel was a little thin but not so bad.
Drinkability is pretty high. Due to the taste, (and probably lower alcohol content), this is a beer that would go down well...many times over in one sitting. Overall I liked it.
Thanks to Wasatch for the trade.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of 4000qtrap
1.38/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Source/Serving: Draft

Smell: Fairly musty, light caramel with a grassy edge. Not very intense at all.

Taste: A bit of a bitter bite up front, but not very flavorful, especially for an "amber". Finish leaves a mass produced adjuncty lager flavor which is slightly unpleasant and makes you want to drink another sip to get rid of it.

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Photo of jhu1995
3.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

As expected, color was amber, but not as clear as a typical lager, even other amber colored lagers. Almost had an unfiltered look. Medium, off-white head with plenty of carbonation. Smell was mostly malty with fruity notes which was not expected. Malt taste dominates but is not overwhelming. Also some fruitiness, with a slightly sour taste as the beer warmed. Felt somewhat harsh on the mouth and not as crisp as a typical lager. For a different take on the lager-style, this was interesting and worth a taste.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Wasatch
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber color, nice carbonation, nice little white head which dissapates quickly, some lacing/sticky afterwards. Scents of sweet malts, slight hops, and caramel. The taste is slightly sweet and an under tone of caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad amber for UT standards, but have had better amber's from UT, recommended though. Not much difference from the tap.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Medium amber color, small head. Aroma is malty and appley fruity. A medium bodied Vienna. Malts are mild yet flavorful. Hops are also mild. Mild tasting beer, yet it does have some flavor to it. I do wonder how you can get ANY flavor out of a beer that's limited to 4% alcohol. Nothing really good or bad to say about this beer. Drinkable but nothing special. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty.

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Photo of beernut7
4.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is an impressive beer. Not many breweries that do not focus on German styles attempt a beer of this type. Even one of those attempts do not turn out so well. This brewery has done a nice job to create a deeply copper-colored beer with a toasted bread-like aroma. A medium body helps put forth a buttery toasted flavor that is not too bitter. A very nice lager.

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Photo of brentk56
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a rocky head that leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: Bready and grainy

Taste: Starts out rather bready, but a grainy twang takes over by mid-palate, along with some sweeter malt undertones; after the swallow, the sweeter tones tend to become enhanced while the grainier aspects fade; mineral tea-like flavors in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Amber lagers really aren't my thing and this beer doesn't do anything to change my opinion; packs quite a bit of flavor for a 4% beer but the flavors aren't that approachable

Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity

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Photo of tbern007
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle date of 11/29/10, consumed 01/03/2011.
Pours very clear, copper. One finger head and good lacing but both gone quickly.
S - grain, light yeast, light hops, light malty/earth smell. Light all around but good combo.
T - average for an American Red. A little watered down. Malty/earthy following a light, quick hop.
M & D - very dry, little aftertaste, earthy. Overcarbonated.

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Photo of StaindProject86
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured into the glass slightly hazy amber with a white and light head which fell very quickly but laced the glass.

The aroma was caramel malt at a low level and a very interesting spice that may have come from the hops. No distinguishable hop, but noble hops listed on the neck label. The spice was almost to the point of being cinnamon.

The flavor was light, very light with a whisper of caramel and a light spice, but not cinnamon in the flavor, probably a hop derivative. As the beer warmed a light grassy hop flavor did emerge.

The finish was dry with just hints of caramel into the aftertaste. The body was medium light. This beer really suffered from a lack of malt. The aroma was interesting, but the flavor just could not back it up in a 4% ABV beer. Easy to drink, but that's about it.

12 ounce bottle. Best before Mar notched on label.

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Photo of Denali
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Listed as Gelande Amber Lager on the bottle.

Appearance: Clear reddish amber. Thick tan head that dissipates but lace remains for entire beer.

Aroma: Malty and nutty aroma with a hint of caramel.

Taste: Same as aroma with slight bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: A little thin but with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Simple tasting and easy to drink. Very refreshing if served at colder temperature.

Comments: A decent drinking beer, but a little on the thin side (perhaps due to the low ABV).

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Photo of ZAP
4.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am very surprised I like this one so much...shows you can a make a hell of a tasty brew at 4.0 ABV....pours an impressive burnt orange color...almost like some of the leaves I see in the fall..nice 1/4 inch off white head....I get caramel and even more so nouget from the nose...body is not as light as I expected...on the lighter side of medium but no "watery' notes....also some creamy texture to it...taste is big on toasty maltiness...similar to some o-fests in flavor...highly drinkable....perhaps one of the best 4.0 ABV beers you'l find....would be a great summer picnic beer as a guy could drink tasty beer all day long and not get tanked....I figure I could easily drink 12 of these in an afternoon without much effect...Taste could be scored 4.5 or 4.0...I went with the lower of the two..

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Gelande Amber Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 33 ratings