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:
#40,801
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
194
pDev:
12.17%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 194 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of LouZ
2.46/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Yard Sale is an apropos name for this beer: it's pretty much junk that Uinta is selling to whomever will take a chance on it. Technically, this beer smells like Budweiser and tastes like a lager, but with a much darker hue. If you're into lagers, this might be somewhat interesting but it will be a lot more expensive than your typical lager. Me, I'm not a fan.

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Photo of lupercmda
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of spacebear09
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Like a Bud Light clone that costs twice as much... Avoid.

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Photo of Blargimus
2.55/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Bottled 12/20/2011.

Color is somewhere between a pale ale and a red ale. Not much head, and no visible carbonation.

Smell is all malt and a touch of roastiness - no hops.

Taste is also mostly malt, though there is a touch of bitterness. 22 IBU sounds about right. Somewhat stale-tasting, but to be fair, this is six months old.

More carbonated than it looks. Finishes dry for how sweet it is. Creamy for a lager.

I don't know, maybe this is much better fresh. As it is, there is nothing to get excited about here.

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Photo of LennyBound
2.69/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Drinkable but pretty flat smell and not very flavorful.

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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 ThisWangsChung
2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

I expected more in the way of winter spices and less in the way of a standard Vienna lager on the nose. But still, as the latter, it's okay. I get a good deal of toasted malt, gentle noble hopping, and maybe even a hint of cereal grain. It's just weak, that's all. Flavor is the same - toasted malt to start, and a little bit of hops to finish it off. The feel doesn't work, as it's too thick and lumpy for a light 4% lager, failing to sync with the light flavor profile. Still, it fills a niche - it would great to wash Mexican food down with.

2.73/5: Definitely not Uinta's finest, but not exactly worthless

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Photo of Larrydoherty
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Horbar
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.8/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Dark cherry coloring with a slow steady rise of carbonation. The head is slight, a bit washy and doesnt hold well while the lacing is weak and minimal not leaving alot to admire.

S: Aroma of cherry skins, sweet honey caramel toasted grains and caramel apple. Low appeal.

T: Sweet caramel apple grain flavor, semi-dry cherry fruitiness with a semi-dry finish. Average, the malting seems bland and old.

M: Medium body, average rate of carbonation some syrupy appeal.

O: Overall a pretty linear experience, nothing that entices you to have another. Unexciting, a bit bland, mundane and boring, yawn. A yard sale that is sure to see fire sale prices.

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Photo of Zaktcc
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a clear amber color with 1 1/2 finger head. Average retention and no lacing present.

S - Not much present in the aroma for me. Reminds me more of a macro brewed beer. Vague hint of hops and fairly metallic aroma.

T - A pleasant blend of malts and hops but cannot pick up on much else present. Fairly sweet beer.

M - Light bodied and little to no carbonation at all; honestly might have gone flat due to the age of the beer (purchased from liquor store the past week). Fairly smooth drink overall though.

O - I would like to try this beer again when it's fresher. It wasn't horrible all-in-all but I feel like would have enjoyed much more if it was fresher. Fairly smooth and decent taste; scent really wasn't pleasant.

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Photo of CNoj012
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I will start this off by saying that I never rate "craft beers" this low bc I don't normally find one that I would prefer a PBR over, but here we are. This beer pours a golden amber with a one finger white head. Retention is OK and there is some thin webs of lacing. Smell is nothing. There is the slightest hint of spices and bread, but very underwhelming. Taste is the same, not much to this beer at all. Feel is thin and watery. Overall pass. Give me a miller lite or a PBR.

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Photo of alli4051
2.91/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a SA perfect pint.

Pours a bright, clear, amber with a frothy tan head. Head is about a finger and a half high and leaves some sticky lacing. Nose kinda disappoints, not much going on, some toasted malts and that's about it. Taste has more going on but still a bit underwhelming. Some nice fruity esters up front followed by bready, biscuity malts. Mouthfeel, again, was thinner than I expected. Overall a bit of a let down, I expected a winter lager to be a bit heavier and more flavorful. It is definitely drinkable though, finished the whole six pack and woke up pleasantly hangover free this morning.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickSMpls
2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Workin our way through "winter beer" available hereabouts. Regretfully, this one is just plain outclassed on all fronts. A weakly carbonated pour from a can (best by March '16) with a nice clear dark amber was pretty much the high point. No distinguishing aroma and a muddled taste. Hardly a beer for those cold nights in Utah or anywhre else. Nothing really bad, but there's better choices.

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Danielr26
3/5  rDev -13%

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

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

Nice amber goes great with burgers and fries

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

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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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