Ed5388 (1593) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear pale amber color with small white head. Aroma of malt up front, some hops, and not much else. Taste is clean and crisp. Malty with slight earthy hops bitterness. Falls a little flat for a winter beer.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of bittering hops, soft berries, lager yeast, toasted malt. Flavor has an herbal woody feel with the toasted malt and lager yeastiness cutting through. Medium-bodied, a bit on the weak side, though does have a semi-rich, earthy finish. Not bad stuff, but certainly better to be had.
guzzler67 (1473) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, deep amber appearance with a small beige head and decent lacing. Muted, slightly vegetal, aroma saved by caramel in the background. Grainy flavors up front; turned sweet (as in honey and caramel) before getting to the aftertaste, where the sweetness lingered. Light-to-medium bodied mouthfeel, modestly hopped, with a short lived finish.
ajnepple (1438) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Deep amber/copper color and clear with a small white head and no lacing. Aromas of toasted grains, bready malts and hay. Medium body, slick texture and average carbonation. Flavor is mostly toasted and caramel malts, faint honey and vanilla sweetness with a light hop bitterness that finishes dry. Pretty crisp and clean. Meh, not for me.
jcos (1412) - Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottle on January 24th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a caramel clear.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, bread, sweet.
Taste: Bready malt, light caramel.
Summary: An okay vienna, tends to have some of the characteristics I dislike in some poor lagers. not what I expect when opening up a Uinta made beer.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 3/8/12. Nice red color, good head. Smells malty, grains, lager-like I guess. The taste had a very interesting cereal flavor without being too grainy. I actually liked it. Overall it was nothing too crazy but I wouldn’t turn down a bottle if someone offered me another.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-04-2012 02:03:14
Scrapersnbeer (1380) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Roasted malt and stewed vegetation for a nose. Dark copper color. Earthy, starchy malt taste. Stalked veggies and some tin. Easy drinker all around. Reminds me of cheaper dark lagers. I too have fallen on the ski slopes of Utah, and drinking beers at elevation likely contributed.
redlem (1293) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 Ugh, this taste just like Two Brothers Brown Fox Session Ale. It starts out like a typical Brown Ale but the aftertaste is like used/old chewing gum. I dont know if it is the difference in geography that one brewer calls it an amber lager and the other it is a mild brown ale but the taste is the same, putrid. This was included in my last shipment of Michael Jackson’s beer of the month club, it will be my last.
Finhead (1085) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, amber pour wit a frothy, off-white head. The aroma has milk chocolate, caramel, and mild vanilla. It has a light body with somewhat thin texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with quick finish.
Chad9976 (1065) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a mason jar. It had a best before date of 3/21/14 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).
Appearance: Beautiful shade of amber/magenta. Crystal clear with plenty of carbonation visible. Pours to a large, white, frothy head which laces and retains extremely well.
Smell: Fairly typical amber lager aroma, nothing especially unique.
Taste: I tend to get a little apprehensive about "winter lagers" since they seem to be regular, boring lagers with an abundance of spice to them. Uinta Yard Sale Winter Lager is a straight up amber lager with nothing added - because it doesn’t need anything more. This is a more than solid lager with plenty of character. My only beef is that it’s a winter seasonal instead of a perennial offering.
The palette here is rather complex for a lager, though I wouldn’t describe it as particularly robust. A tasty combination of the darker golden malts - amber, honey, caramel, etc. There’s a general malty sweetness throughout the first two thirds of the swig with a touch of toasted bread flavor. It’s wraps up with just a touch of spicy/earthy bitterness on the finish. This is exactly what an amber lager should be.
Drinkability: The first thing I noticed about Uinta Yard Sale Winter Lager was how easy it was to drink. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side, but there’s some distinct crispness as it goes down. The aftertaste is fairly clean, with just a slight toasted malt flavor that fades. I’m not sure of the ABV because it’s not on the bottle or the website, so I’d estimate it to be between 5 and 6%. Plenty of body to enjoy, but still light enough to enjoy in multiple servings.