Yard Sale Winter Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

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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:
#42,991
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
204
pDev:
11.88%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
44
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Photo of RyanK252
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden copper amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Toasty malt, earthy spice, slightly herbal, dried fruit, and toffee sweetness.

T: Toasty, mix of Ritz and graham crackers, earthy, slightly herbal and spicy, kinda woody, some dried fruity notes, prune, raisin, and apricot, and finished with some toffee sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Suffers from session beer syndrome. Yes, there's flavor there, but you wish there was more, as well as a bit more body to carry it. That being said, if you wanted something to crush while hitting the slopes, without ending up like the dude on the label, there are worse options.

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Photo of Zhoxush
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a good looking reddish in the glass but has no head to speak of. Feels very good on the tongue but once you drink it you realize it's not got substance and tastes nondescript. It's like a poor copy of Nordeast if I had to compare.

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Photo of Kayakguy
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours reddish brown with nice creamy head. Has nice body and malt character. Because it is a Utah session restricted to 4% abv it fall short in taste/ flavor rating. Not a bad choice if you are in a Utah restaurant that only sells 4% beer. If you go to a State liquor store try some of Uinta Brewing Company’s non 4% beers. They are so much better that this beer.

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Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dsshuck
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of elleestpartie
4.33/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatBeerMakesMeCry
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light copper. Thick head. Somewhat metallic taste. Mildly malty. Not bad, but nothing special about it either.

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Photo of socon67
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewale4me
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance : Dark golden in color with a white head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma : Malty, Biscuit, Dark dried fruit, Subtle Earth hops.
Taste : Raisins, cherries and dates.
Mouth Feel : Medium light body. Light carbonation.
Overall : Good Lager.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug: color is dark copper/light amber, head is light tan with fine bubbles, head presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a thin top with some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is toasted malt, a good toast with a more nuanced caramel/toast aroma maybe toffee like - good especially at 4% and for a lager.

Taste is similar to the aroma with a bigger toasty/toffee like malt flavor, good flavor, then moderate earthy hops, herbal at times too.

Mouthfeel is moderate with a bit sharp carbonation, and maybe a touch off due to its age (best by date is 4/6/17).

Overall a good amber lager with a greater than normal toasted/toffee quality.

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Photo of hawkssb04
2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
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 -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarigney
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattymystique
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
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%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of djchrismac
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -13%
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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Yard Sale Winter Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 204 ratings