I poured a 12oz can into a mason jar. It had a best before date of 9/20/13 and cost $2.45 ($0.20 per ounce).
Appearance: Banana-skin yellow hue. Hazy, but translucent body. Forms a
small, bright white, soapy head which mostly dissipates and leaves minor
Smell: Generic blonde ale aroma. Mild overall with a general lemony scent.
Taste: Uinta Sum’r Ale may just be the epitome of the summer seasonal.
It’s mild, there’s nothing off-putting about it, but there’s not a lot
to like here other than the fact it’s so easily drinkable and
refreshing. It has minor characteristics that make it unique, but I
don’t think this beer is intended to push the envelope of the style.
Just the opposite, and in that respect it works.
A lot of summer seasonals tend to be either pale ales or blonde ales,
though "blonde ale" is kind of a nice way of saying a pale ale without
the hops. Uinta Sum’r Ale is brewed with Sorachi Ace hops which impart
the slightest bit of lemony citrus, but they’ve probably used sparingly
in this brew. The malt side is mild too, there isn’t much in the way of
particular grain flavor. It’s a clean palette for sure, the only flaw
being its overtly restrained taste. Some drinkers may find that
off-putting, but not to me, so this is at least satisfactory.
Drinkability: Though this beer may not exactly light up your mouth with
flavor, it will at least be pleasant to the tongue since it’s highly
refreshing. Not watery per se, though the mouthfeel is thin and wet,
with just a slight crispness on the finish and a clean aftertaste. At
only 4% ABV, Uinta Sum’r Ale is a light beer in every sense of the term,
and an ideal session beer for mainstream drinkers.