This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Uinta Sum'r Ale.
For a small Utah brewery, Uinta seems to be expanding its distribution at a rapid pace. I picked up the Uinta Sum'r Ale in the Big M, a small town supermarket in Walton, New York. They actually have quite a nice selection of beer in their large walk in cooler and they allow you to a mix a six pack for 9.99 plus tax and deposit. Some of the beers which you can choose from in building your six pack actually retail for more than 9.99 a six pack, so the deal is really quite good. (And as an added bonus, the singles are all in the cooler so after you get them home they ready to serve).
Like many of the Uinta brews, the Sum'r has a strong citrus flavor, almost to the point that you would think that it is flavored, but it is not. The beer is not on the high end of the alcohol content scale as it is only 4.0% abv, but it is not light on flavor. My first sips revealed the aforementioned citrus flavor of the hops, but successive drinks brought more sweetness, almost to the point of a honey tang to the brew.
I would pair this beer with grilled fish or pizza or other light summer fare. I would also recommend this beer on a hot summer evening, just by itself. I do not see this beer standing up to grilled meat, stews or other heavy meat dishes.
Uinta Sum'r Ale is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union and bears an OU on the label. For the experts' take on the Uinta Sum'r Ale please click here www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1416/50219.
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