on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.
"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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1468) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vodka4blood (120) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5964) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
debsc0904 (2) - Greenwood, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
I enjoyed this beer. It’s a winter lager without too much spice, but lots of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2015
12oz bottle. Amber color, tall white foam. Smells of malts. Definitely an Amber Lager of even a Vienna. Tastes of lightly toasted cereal, earthy hops notes. Wooded flavors in the finish. Perfect to drink with a meal. (4288)

   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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50