Yard Sale Winter Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

Yard Sale Winter LagerYard Sale Winter Lager
BA SCORE
3.45/5
194 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#40,766
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
194
pDev:
12.17%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of Ivan815858
4.9/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It can be pricy, but the taste is definitely worth it. I stocked up.

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Photo of tannernolen15
4.71/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of udflyer
4.36/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of WoostaBia
4.24/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great tasting easy drinking lager, would definitely try again. Smooth malty flavor, not dry finish. Corn smell, reminds me of a more complex version of Pabsy blue ribbon.

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Photo of ackbar556
4.23/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of QuentinCall
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Justification seems like such an intriguing request -- but anyway, the beer is really nice, it does everything it attempts to do very well. It's an amber lager that tastes like an amber lager and I find that noteworthy and admirable.

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Photo of DrJGR629
4.09/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Caskaway
4.09/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdejoannis
4.04/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of dedbeer
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmf
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.01/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best before 3/18/16.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, black tea, floral, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, biscuit, nut, caramel, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and easy to drink.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of dbakondi
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a brassy and a touch orange with all kinds of hues in it but a solid darker amber color. Fiery sunshine golds to strong ambers. Persistent head of cream colored foam. Chill haze that cleared. Nose is shy with only a touch of bread crust for malt and a softness that isn't sweet. For hop there is but a breath on the nose if that. No diacetyl, no dms, no fruity esters. Taste is crisp and breaddy malt that is not as strong as the pilsner. it has a demure softness to it but that touch of browned bread crust is the flavor I love. Hops are shy also but herbal and they offer for flavor only a bit of their stem and light touch form that herbal sweetness. No citric tang, no spice. Beautiful! Bubbles are small and hardly bite they do tickle. Drinks smooth and flavorful with no abv on the palate. Smooth finish without even any bitterness to make you take notice until the swallow where you will find just a tingling on your tongue.

Good heavens I am in love.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of fishguyac
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of llauber
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dur921
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +13%
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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Yard Sale Winter Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 194 ratings
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