Yard Sale Winter Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

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80
good
194 Ratings
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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:
194
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 194 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of Jcarriglio
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: nice copper hue with a clear body and a thin layer of frothy ivory foam. Not too bad!

Smell: sweet and caramelly with a bready, yeasty character. A classic take on a winter lager.

Taste: sweet and bready, but with a somewhat drier finish. There's a dash of graininess and a dash of floral character here; it's actually not bad at all.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: I'm not usually a fan of the style, but this is a nice and subtle sweet treat.

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Photo of dedbeer
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fscottkey
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [3.50] Very transparent amber colored beer with some reddish undertones. Pours out with 1/2 a finger of white head. The head does not have a ton of staying power. The good news is tha there is a clear best by date (02/26/16). The ok news is that the label says to enjoy in a tulip glass (got it). The bad news is the ABV is not listed. What? Who doesn't list an ABV. I had to look it up (4.0%). No date equals maybe loss of flavor. No ABV maybe equals losing your license...

S: [3.75] Toffee, corn, brown sugar, warm brown bread and molasses.

T: [4.00] Caramel, toffee, Christmas spices (like nutmeg). The malts linger sweetness on the finish.

M: [3.75] For 4% it is not watery. It has less than medium body - but there is something. Carbonation is right. Some malty sweetness lingers on the finish.

O: [3.75] A 4% beer sets your expectations pretty low. This beer exceeded those expectations. It has a nice flavor profile. It would be a nice beer while watching a football game during the winter by the fire. Given the ABV and the nice flavor profile this would be a good one to serve to people starting their beer journey, at a holiday party. It is enough lager to feel safe - but enough craft to be interesting. I like it.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Snow81
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +14.9%
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 JakeEarsing
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CNoj012
2.84/5  rDev -18.4%
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 benloho
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rabbi72
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reminds me of Boston lager.

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Photo of 57md
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly brownish copper with almost two fingers of head. The nose is modestly bready. The flavor is malt forward but really drops off on the finish.

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Photo of Cooker_stp
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of domdomdomdom
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbakondi
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ackbar556
4.23/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeDrD
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; amber in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S; sweet malt; a little apple; a little toffee;

T: sweet malt; toffee; a little nutty; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; smooth;

O: easy drinking;

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Photo of slwebbvt
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickSMpls
2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
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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Photo of Lambdon
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schoolboy
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I thought I had this before but maybe not. It is surprisingly good. It's a little snowy outside and I just got back from the Rockies (where I skied 5 days but never fell like the fool on the can ).

It is a golden brown color with a very thin head. The aroma is faint but nice. A little malt smell. The taste is a great little balanced beer taste with sufficient malts, faintly roasty. Not very hoppy or overly flavorful, but a nice compliment to food.

This is an easy drinking, popularly price holiday beer. Recommended for your less adventurous friends or for simple refreshment or as a beverage to accompany a holiday meal.

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Yard Sale Winter Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 194 ratings.
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