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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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This full-flavored amber lager delivers a complex, toasted malt body and noble hop character. Honey and caramel undercurrents. Vanilla accents. Malty with light and hoppy notes. Finishes dry. Yard Sale pairs well with earthy mushroom bisque, grilled lamb or pork, and even mussels and clams.
STORY
"Yard Sale" is skier slang for when a skier falls down on a slope and loses his gear which ends up scattered down the mountain.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
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

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerathon (1289) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
WTF is going on with this beer? I’ve never had anything like it before, so it gets points for creativity. However, I don’t really care for it. Sweet, malty, strange hop bite, an aftertaste I can’t put my finger on. Perplexing...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1250) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finhead (1223) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (1129) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, bran muffins, wheat bread. Amber with an orange glow, and a mostly fading off-white head. Toasty and spicy with a subtle sweetness. Light-medium bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scottw86 (1127) - Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Lightly toasted aroma. Taste is pretty thin. Mostly just malts and earthy flavors. Malts don’t taste too great, a little too sweet. Not bad, but I will probably get something else next time.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cstuartj (1011) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2014
On tap. Pours golden orange with a big head and lots of lacing. Malty nose, yeasty. Attack is malts, yeast, loggerish. finish is bitter and mild.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (987) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Very red amber with lasting thin off-white head; aroma of skunk or burnt rubber; Flava is tangy and dry but not bitter or hoppy or sweet; feels very watery but with fizz; finishes dry and grainy with touch of hop

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2003
At least it tastes like a lager, where many Viennas taste like ales. 4% can ruin a style that is usually strong, but it does not seem to hurt a lager. Not a bad beer overall.


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