Yard Sale Winter Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

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80
good
192 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Yard Sale Winter LagerYard Sale Winter Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This full-flavored amber lager delivers a complex, toasted malt body and noble hop character.

22 IBU

Added by dankster on 01-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
192
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
12.1%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of hawkssb04
2.73/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can at the Spring 2017 ASMF.
Clear copper colored body topped but a fine white head. Plenty of lacing.
Way more spicing in the complex nose than in the more bready flavor.
Medium-light body with lively carbonation.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarigney
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattymystique
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

I really don't have much to say about this beer; it's a solid lager, but nothing to really make it stand out, in my opinion. It's main appeal is the fact that it is so sessionable, a characteristic not featured in most winter seasonal brews.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of djchrismac
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of udflyer
4.36/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Uinta "Yard Sale"
12 oz. can, "BEST BEFORE 04/02/16"... about 2 weeks to go!

Not being a skiier I had to look up the name under skiing terms, figuring there had to be some kind of joke behind it, and there is. A "yard sale" is you take a tumble on the slopes while skiing or snowboarding and leave parts of your equipment behind you as you go.

Appearance: Hazy deep-amber/copper in color beneath an average-sized head of off-white. Average head retention with slightly better than average lacing.

Aroma: Toasty caramelish malt with just a passing whiff of herbal hops and subtle fruit in the background.

Flavor: As the aroma suggests, the toasty, medium-golden caramelish malt is the dominant note to this beer, and it's a good one. The spicy and herbal hops back it, and balance it nicely along with a stiff bitterness. I can't help but feel it's got a little bit of a German pedigree to it in it's hoppiness, although the malt is clearly done more in the American vein. It's malty, and what I'd call mildly bitter, or at least median, which is enough for me to call it a winter beer - but the spicy and herbal hops also give it a kind of an "icy" edge which seals the deal. It's malty, but in the end it finishes dry. Nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a dextrinous feel and a fine-bubbled, median carbonation.

Overall: As a winter ale I think it works quite nicely, but if it was intended for any other time of the year I'd probably find it too malty. Nice. Somewhat unique.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazed orange golden color with off-white head. Spice, vanilla, and some malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with spice, vanilla, roast. Not bad.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavesBeerReviews
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice amber goes great with burgers and fries

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a snifter.

3.25 A: Moderately hazed amber copper color. One finger of frothy beige head. Retention is below average and half a finger of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Toasty caramel. Light mineral with earthy lager yeast. Bready maltiness. Maybe a hint of apple fruitiness. Malty yet refreshing.

3.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Toastiness and caramel are the strongest flavors. Mild mineral, earthy, and bready tones. Apple and pear fruitiness.

3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good richness and velvety texture, especially given the ABV.

3.5 D: Decent beer. Doesn't blow me away, but is easily drinkable.

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Photo of MarkQ617
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had this poured into a pint glass. Color was more copper than amber, little bit of a miss there. The aroma was faint, flavor had some slight molasses and toasted malt. Mouthfeel was definitely smooth. Fairly average amber lager.

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Photo of akolb
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear red-brown with a thin head. Bread, a little yeast, caramel, in the aroma. Simple and nice. More bread, honey, and a crisp finish to the taste, along with a pleasant malt aftertaste. Light and smooth in the mouth. A lovely little beer. Nothing particularly exciting, but it proves that a 4% ABV does not mean boring! I would definitely keep this around for a nice session brew. A pleasant surprise indeed!

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Photo of tannernolen15
4.71/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morebeergood
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmf
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Yard Sale Winter Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 192 ratings.
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