Monday, December 28, 2015

Yard Sale Winter Lager

Unita Brewing's Yard Sale Winter Lager caught my attention from the liquor store shelf yesterday. My family when I was growing up used to do some annual ski trips in upstate New York and Vermont, and having a "Yard Sale" was the ultimate faux pas to avoid, some leading to years of storytelling.

The art matching the beer's name was the clincher for me to make a purchase! This particular yard sale included a ski, goggles, ski cap, poles and even a glove. How embarrassing it must have been to collect himself and make that walk back up the slope for all that gear! While I loved the art concept, the execution left a lot to be desired. So crude, so much potential. 4% alcohol. 22 IBU

Malty aroma, pretty weak, perhaps a light spiciness as well. Caramel sweetness with some toast flavors comes first. Nothing really wow or memorable, muted like the aroma. Again, a little spicy. Decent bitter balance and finish. Very simple and pretty decent though I am certainly not in love! Clean and refreshing enough for this 85°F Miami Winter Day!

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