Uinta Lime Pilsner

Awhile back, Val took me to Savor in DC. One of the best things about it was finding this beer. It’s rare that Val enjoys a beer so much that she asks to get a six-pack of it and this was that beer. She could not get enough of it. Let’s see what I thought of it in a formal review.

ABV: 5.3%

Style: Czech Pilsener

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Crisp, light-bodied and immensely refreshing, our small batch Lime Pilsner combines a subtle malty sweetness with hints of fresh lime for a little splash of summertime, anytime, anywhere.”

Random: This beer would pair well with anything, but I’d really like to see how it would hold up to fish tacos.

The beer poured with a two finger head that was rather thick and dissipated quickly. It left almost no lacing on the glass. The body was clear and straw yellow in color. There was a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with lightly toasted malt and fresh lime juice. The taste started with a touch of the tartness and brightness from the lime juice. It also had some malts, but lime was definitely the star of this one. The body was light and had a lot of carbonation. The finish was quick with lime juice. A can of this was $1.67, which came to $.14 per ounce. I loved this beer at Savor and I love it now. This is the perfect Summer beer, my only complaint being that it is pretty hard to find in this area.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

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Uinta Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA

Breweries are getting into the craze of adding fruits to IPAs. I’ve had a few that were good and some that were just flat out terrible. Let’s see how this one was.

ABV: 7.3%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Your new main squeeze. A play on our flagship IPA, this beer features an aromatic menagerie of tropical hops and tangerine zest. Wraps up with a crisp, bitter finish.”

Random: Uinta products are sometimes really easy to find in Jersey, but other times are super difficult to find.

The brew poured with a half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated rather quickly, but left limited lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, bright orange color. Despite the cloudiness, there was still some visible carbonation. The nose was pungent. It had fresh tangerine juice, pineapple slices and grapefruit pith and segments. After those notes, I picked up a touch of breadiness, but this was all citrus, all the time. The taste was just as good. It had definitive notes of tangerine that tasted authentic, as opposed to just super-sweet extract. It was quickly followed by grapefruit and grain at the back. The alcohol did make a slight appearance, but nothing overwhelming. The body was on the heavier side of the style, but wasn’t overwhelming. It had a lengthy finish with tangerine juice. A bottle of this was $2, which came to $.17 per ounce. I thought this was a good beer and executed the fruit addition of an IPA well. I would have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Uinta Ready Set Gose

So, I’m off for the rest of the week before I start my new job. It’s really rainy here and I got an oil change this morning. I also got Val’s watch a new battery and am trying to take a stain out of the marble tile in the bathroom downstairs. I also did the dishes and have a load of laundry going. Val has already yelled at to me relax, which I seemingly have any issue doing. So, I’ve parked myself on the couch to bang out a few reviews.

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ABV: 4%

Style: Gose

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This tart and salty ale smells of fresh lemon rind and coastal sea breeze. Wheat malts give this beer flavors of freshly baked bread and coriander.”

Random: If not for anything else, this beer gets points for the punny name.

This beer poured with a half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was clear and straw yellow in color. There was a lot of carbonation that was visible in the body. The nose had sea salt and coriander up front with lemon zest. The first thing that struck me was that it wasn’t nearly tart enough for the style. It did have the sea salt and coriander not, but just needed that tartness. The body was heavier than normal for the style with high carbonation. It had a quick and unremarkable finish. A can of this was $1.37, which came $.11 per ounce, which was really affordable, but just needed more tartness. There are many other goses on the shelf that I would reach for before this one.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

Uinta Farm Side

So, I have been spending a lot of time in Ohio, covering a site that had no management. Where I am staying is like chain restaurant heaven. I also can’t find a place for decent Italian food, so I’ve been craving it when I’ve been home. They have a chain pizza place called Donato’s that has almonds and cinnamon on their Hawaiian pizza. Val thinks I’m crazy for liking it, but it is quite good.

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ABV: 5.6%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Boasting funk & fruit notes from white wine must and gooseberries, this earthy saison is approachable yet complex.”

Random: I tried Donato’s chicken bruschetta pizza and wasn’t a huge fan.

The brew poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was hazy, light yellow with moderate carbonation. The nose had lemon peel and a lot of spice. It had a white grape characteristic that partnered well with the bready yeast. What surprised me about the taste was that it was more grassy than spicy. The spice characteristic was present, but not prevalent. There was a brightness from the lemon flesh note and also a crackery yeast note. The body was too thin and had high carbonation. It had a quick finish with grass. A bottle set me back $1.50, which came to $.12 per ounce. This one had a decent price, but it needed more depth. I wouldn’t have this one again, there are better selections on the market.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

Uinta Detour Double India Pale Ale

Today’s beer is from a brewery that gets relatively wide distribution in New Jersey, but I haven’t tried many of their beers, nor do I see a lot of reviews of their beers. This can is one I think Val picked up for me to finish out a mixed six-pack. The can art is pretty whimsical, so hopefully the liquid inside is halfway decent.

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ABV: 9.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our trail blazing double IPA hauls a bold hop profile featuring heavy pine, orange rind, and guava with a sweet malty finish.”

Random: This is a year-round offering from Uinta. I also wish they gave a slightly more comprehensive description of the beer.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. It did leave a small crown on top of the slightly hazy, bright orange body. There was light carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of caramel malt sweetness. It went into notes of mint, pine needles and grapefruit. The taste was filled with piney hops and old grapefruit zest. Then, some caramel malt came through and gave it sweetness. It also had a prominent alcohol note. The body was thick and syrupy with light carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with syrupy pine and booze. A single can of this was $2.25, which broke down to $.19 per ounce. This beer was alright, but the booze needed to be better integrated. I wouldn’t rush to have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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.

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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

Uinta Cahoots Saison

This is the second collaboration beer that I’ve had from Uinta. Val and I love the owls on the bottle and that’s pretty much why it came home with us. The first bottle is proudly displayed on that bar, where I’ve put the empty of this one as well. Let’s see how it fared.

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ABV: 6%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to luekensliquors.com, “Brewing in collaboration with homebrewer Tom Shivers, this saison exhibits notes of subtle spice and fruit esters balanced by delicate malt character. Cahoots boasts earthy saison yeast characteristics with refreshing citrus fruit flavors and aromas.”

Random: At some point, I really should post some pictures of the bar. It’s all beer themed and that’s where I’ve put all of my beer books. It looks really nice. That will be a project for next week.

This beer poured with a huge, four finger, pure-white head that dissipated slowly and left light lacing on my Brewer’s Art glass. The body was clear (which I didn’t expect) and light orange in color with high carbonation. The nose was citrus-y with grapefruit peel and orange and finished with coriander. The taste was very light, but what flavor I picked up was lemon. Lemon zest and lemon pulp. There was also coriander and grains of paradise as well, but again, very small amounts of flavor were imparted from both. The body was overly thin and carbonation was present and enough for the style. The bomber was $8.99 (with the NJCB discount), which was $.41 per ounce. Although I really like the bottle on this one, I won’t be having it again. It needed way more flavor.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0