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RATINGS: 104   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ultralite3399 (18) - USA - MAR 31, 2002
sweet after taste and a thick head. very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1202) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (652) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Toasty, medium caramel, and lightly sweet flavor and aromas. Nice balance of malt characteristics. Some herbal hop flavor. Light to moderate bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
afrueh (49) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2012
caramel, coffee, roasty, brown, hazy, frothy, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elizabethmarie (37) - - DEC 16, 2012
I am not generally a lager fan. However, I am fully enjoying this winter special from Uinta. They never disappoint. Rich flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vodka4blood (92) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Tried one immediately after skiing 8 runs in 4 hrs. @ Mad River Glen VT - quite restorative! Great looking and decent flavor, with appropriate balance of malt & hops. Liked their Hop Nosh in a can as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4503) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
pours clear dark golden-orange with a small yet persistent off-white cap, some lacing traces. toasted spicy maltiness, few well-dosed caramel and nutty malts, noble grass and savant pepper, soft rounded lager fruity notes, light earthy and floral notes. moderate carbonation, light body - never watery, dry crisp herbal-grassy-peppery finish. circumstantial appreciation: it’s the first day of spring and it’s sort of snowing. highly quaffable and very well crafted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - APR 30, 2008
Poured a deep amber/copper color with a huge creamy head that lasted to the bottom of the glass. The nose was very fresh and clean to the senses, mostly roasted malts and slightly citrusy. The taste starts with big, lightly sweet malt, and the finish has a piney pleasantness to it. The aftertaste is dry and crisp. A quite drinkable beer and at 4% ABV, something that would make a nice session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, nutty notes. The taste is caramel malts, nuts and a mildly fruity finish. Fairly dry, medium bodied, quite drinkable. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - SEP 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-26-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice copper color with a big and billowy off white colored head. The head has huge carbonation bubbles entrapped within, which pop over time to leave a good level of lace on the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Smell – The smells is mainly of a roasted malt and a light amount of a toffee sweetness. Mixed with these are subtle aromas of a citrus hop and a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Taste – The taste begins with a lighter roasted malt flavor with a touch of caramel. The caramel gets stronger more toward the middle of the taste, only to fade again slightly more toward the end. While the caramel changes in intensity the roasted malt flavor remains relatively constant throughout and creates a solid base for the brew. Toward the end, a bit of a bitter grapefruit citrus hop and floral hop flavors come to the tongue combining with the more roasted flavors of the brew to produce a lingering, lightly sweetened, and somewhat bitter roasted flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel - The body of the brew is on the thinner to average side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thinner to average body and average carbonation are a nice compromise between the drinkability and lighter abv of the brew but yet still can uphold the roasted flavors of the beer. Overall - An easy drinking and rather flavorful brew for only a 4 % abv brew. A nice session winter style lager.


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