Uinta Biere De Mars

I’m glad that regular television is back. One of our favorite summer shows, “So You Think You Can Dance” featured kids dancing this year. A bunch of the dances struck me as really inappropriate for kids that age, so I refused to watch it.


ABV: 7.2%

Style: Biere de Garde

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Uinta Brewing Company embarked upon its mission of brewing world class, full-flavored, craft-brewed beer in the winter of 1993. From a small, renovated mechanic’s garage located in Salt Lake City, Uinta began distributing a tasty variety of beer ranging from 4.0% to over 10% alcohol by volume to local bars, restaurants, and liquor stores. Demand escalated, resulting in the installation of a bottling line in 1996. Then, in 2001, having outgrown its original building, Uinta built and relocated to a 26,000-square-foot facility, pictured above, specifically designed for brewing beer. Uinta Brewing is named after an east-west mountain range located in northeastern Utah. Many of Uinta’s beer names are inspired by Utah’s diverse landscapes or have historical significance. Cutthroat Pale Ale, Uinta’s flagship beer, is named after Utah’s state fish. Subsequent beer names followed suit, such as King’s Peak Porter, named after Utah’s highest peak, Golden Spike Hefeweizen, named after the spike used to commemorate the completion of the transcontinental railroad in Utah, and Dubhe, named after the Utah Centennial star.”

Random: I’m craving Thai food again.

This beer poured with a three finger, thick, off white head. It took a long time to dissipate and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, dark orange with a lot of floaties in the glass. I couldn’t see how much carbonation was in the beer because of how cloudy it was. The nose was filled with oak and grape notes. There was also an alcohol note. The taste was incredibly bready. There was also a nutty note with yeast and light spice notes. The alcohol was not as apparent in the taste as the nose. Grape came through as well with light spice. The body was on the thicker side with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with yeast and light spice. The bomber was $9, which came to $.41 per ounce. I enjoyed this beer, but I wouldn’t rush back to have it again. I wanted it to have more oak.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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