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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.3
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin wispy film. The nose is fairly dry and toasty with some light graininess and husky malt. The flavor is pretty dry, which is nice, but there’s a dusty graininess throughout that is a bit of a detractor. The finish is equally husky and grainy. There’s a slight undertone of crystal malt throughout that’s a bit of a problem for me as well. I think that this could do with a little more sweetness and body. Dry mouthfeel with soft fizzy carbonation, quite a bit of graininess. The more I have of this, the more I dislike it.

2.7
ajnepple (6606) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
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.

3.1
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Canned, golden amber, small head, biscuity clean malt flavor with light hops, clean lager

3.2
ben4321 (6504) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/23/12, Bottled 11/16/12

Aroma: The nose has caramel malts, some doughy notes, earth, and a little paper
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-orange color with a foamy beige head leaving medium-heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly malty, with a medium sweetness, and a light earthy hop bitterness
Palate: It is light-medium, has a nice, clean feel, average carbonation, and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: Weirdly, I’m on my 3rd straight Reddish beer of the day (not intentional, even though it’s Christmas Weekend, it must just be a case of them all being Winter seasonals). Anyway, this is a decent beer, but nothing stands out for me.

3.5
vyvvy (6468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Pours clear bronze with a dense soapy beige head. The aroma is bready with a bit of toast, lager roundedness and a touch of dry caramel. It has a fairly light crisp body with a mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with dry caramel, some spice, crackers and a hint of minerals. The finish is very short lasting with a hint of hops and mild fruit. Decent.

3.2
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours copper with a decent off white head and a red hue. Smells of dough, yeasty and earthy. Tastes of citrus, vegetal, some chewable vitamins, caramel. Finishes tarte.

3
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
12oz can at the Viking yurt on the mountain in park city. Malty and bread flavors. Mild. Poundable but not the best tasting lager. Does the job

2.9
nuplastikk (6275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2016
12oz bottle. Filtered amber-copper body. Thin, off-white head. Malt centered, not much a hop balance. Medium bodied, lighter than most amber lagers. The aroma is a little unappetizing, earthy and stale. Drinkable, but definitely wouldn’t want a sixpack.

3.3
luttonm (6271) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Rosy orange, orange hop. Small yeast in to medium body lager. Tasty, clean. Spiced dark malt.

2.8
jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Crisp deep amber coloured body with pungent ruby highlights and a two centimetre tall tan head with a lot of movement in the body. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, nuts and a hint of earth - not too much there. Light-bodied; Sharp toasted malt notes with a little earthiness, some light sweet toffee flavours and a hint of grass and herbal notes. Aftertaste relatively light with the malt and a little sugar coming through. Overall, a pretty underwhelming beer with a good malty flavour, but not much else and not really worth trying. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 07-February-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 16-February-2013.


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