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Uinta Anniversary Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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First brewed in small batches annually to commemorate Uinta’s anniversary, this soul-warming brew is now available year-round. (Uinta’s anniversary is observed and noted by the change of the roman numeral on the label.) Uinta’s award winning barley wine has a dark amber hue with a rich malty character. Serious amounts of hops are used to balance its hardy alcohol content of over 10% ABV. Originating in England in the nineteenth century, barley wines are brewed with the same traditional ingredients as beer: water, malted barley, hops and yeast. There are no grapes or fruit used in the brewing process. The name “barley wine” refers to its alcohol content being similar to that of most wines, ranging from 8.5% to 14% ABV. Unlike most beers, barley wines age remarkably well. If you have the will power, set an Anniversary Barley Wine aside for a year or more.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7581) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Murky orange-amber pour with a small rocky white head. Malt, dark fruit, toffee, and some nice hop assertiveness to offset the sweetness. Creamy but not heavy on the tongue. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1311) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep red-brown with a high, very solid, lacy light brown head. Nose is toffee, boozy, herbal, walnuts, and fruitcake. Drier than I expected on the tongue, with a hefty dose of black tea and spice; comes off almost chai-like, with oak and herbal elements. Finish is long and a little hot. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Reddish amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and malty tones. malt, fruit, hopas and alcohol. Full body with a nice, bitter sweet warming finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (731) - - APR 26, 2015
cloudy, reddish-brown color; sweet malt and floral hop aroma; a very nice, well balanced barleywine; sweet malt is nicely balanced with plenty of hops

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (1109) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Dark mahogany color with a large fluffy head. Sugar, plums, dried fruit & alcohol in taste and aroma. Bitter, dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4546) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Alcohol, fruit, hops, caramel.
Body: Full body, low carbonation..
Flavour: Caramel, fruit, floral, hops, raisin, alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (541) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2015
Pours a nice dark amber. Aroma of malt and caramel. Tasty with a nice palate too. Kinda sweet, but pretty well balanced with the high abv.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
astanford (21) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
caramel, roasty, resin, spruce, barnyard, earthy, dark brown, frothy, cloudy, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2419) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Velvet hammer here. Appearance is a large, long lasting, tan to cream-colored, thick head, plenty of lace, and a clear, dark amber hue. Aroma is leather, dark ripe fruit, dark malt, yeast, hops, and lumber. Flavor’s similar to nose, with sweet being up front and bitter heavy in the finish and just right carbonic tang to balance. Body is good, but the heavy bitter yields some coarseness. Ditto for the finish, with some off flavors, though overall, I’d definitely have, just not right away. I’d be especially curious to try it with some aging.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (378) - Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015
A couple months at cellar temp has the expected results with less hop influence, while also allowing the exceptional texture to shine a bit more, +1 on Palate

Fresh review on Feb 28, 2015 : Ruby highlights adorn a mahogany body beneath a slowly fading, rocky faint tan head creating intricate lace all around

Classic American barley wine aromas and flavors, stanky dank, dark and red berries, herbs and citrus balanced over sweet cherry malt notes on the beautifully smooth signature Uinta texture, medium weight offering coffee cake and toffee leading to a piney, complex residual full of the previously mentioned components

12oz bottle best before 05/04/15H served at 50° into Stölzle Swirl Red Wine glass



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