Yard Sale Winter Lager | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
80
good
194 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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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 2ellas
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Nickholland
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer really surprised. I think it's more Vienna lager than amber ale. Basically at 4% (same as Miller Lite) it's a session beer, and quite frankly it blows most of the "full-flavor craft sessions" away. (On a side note I still haven't found a decent "session" IPA, most are terrible in my opinion, and I love IPAs.) Great flavor, appearance and smell. A nice break from all the other heavy winter seasonals. Well done, I would drink this all year.

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Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Caskaway
4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lukass
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bissel328
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.01/5  rDev +15.2%
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 DrJGR629
4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.73/5  rDev -21.6%
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 tem3175
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rschis16
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kennethzelljr
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

Look: The body is a fairly clear burnt orange, on the lighter side. The head is almost meringue-like and light cream colored. The head hardly dissipates and leaves nice lacing as the beer goes down.

Aroma: Spices and cedar wood up front, sweet maltiness, and maybe an ominous aroma of onion.

Taste: A mellow blend of cedar wood, peppery spices, and some nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied.

Overall: Something is lacking. The 4% ABV makes it go down easy but probably takes away some taste. The aroma is very strange.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crbnfbr
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent Vienna lager, beautiful pour, average sweet malt aroma and taste. Orange copper body and immediate fluffy head. Medium weight, but no winter spice, as others have mentioned. Pure Vienna all the way.

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

Photo of Zaktcc
2.84/5  rDev -18.4%
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 mothmanscott
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale amber producing barely a single finger of frothy, off-white, somewhat lasting head that leaves a ring of spotty & webby lace. Aroma is toasted malts, thin caramel with a hint of floral hops. Taste is a slightly more robust version of the nose with a note of yeast & more hop character emerging in the finish & lingering into the toasty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, lightly prickly with some drawing astringency in the aftertaste.

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Photo of AirBob
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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