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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (483) - - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle from Winestyles. Pours dark amber with a thin layer of off white head and great lacing. Aroma of fruit and caramel. Taste of raisins and citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (437) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a dark brown. Has a sweet citrus hop aroma with some malt. Tate is unique with citrus hop, sweet malt, carmel, and a bit okay and smoky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1690) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Poured from 12 oz. bottle after cellaring for 6 months. Murky, dark amber-brown with significant suspended sediment, a small cream-yellow head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, citrus, golden raisins and a hint of spearmint. Taste of caramel, citrus, rum, brown sugar oak and light fruit. Full/medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Luvystypotables (378) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Great head good lacing. Sweet aroma of barley and a hint of yeast. Smooth balanced taste of bread, barley and hops with a slightly bitter sweet palate.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (178) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle pours a murky brown with a faint brown head. Aroma of caramel malt. Taste is bitter up front without much body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sathorael (146) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Pours deep mahogany with Amber hues in the light. Aromas of rich salty caramel, toffee, subtle woodiness, plum, pine resin, and a little alcohol. Taste is bready and sweet with a big dark fruit presence, toffee and caramel with bold hop bitterness, pine resin, and slightly floral. Chewy mouthful. Finish is sweet with a calming bitter acidity. Slightly astringent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
collinthib (8) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
A very good commercial Barleywine. Aroma is inviting without being alcohol hot. Initial taste is smooth building to malty forwardness. Fruity esters are well balanced and not too strong. A very decent commercial Barleywine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (750) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
I’ve had this many times over the years, including on tap at the Toronado in San Francisco years ago when they tied for the bronze. In front of me is a 12 oz bottled that says best before 1/29/14. Pours a rich brown with large brown head and lace. Aroma of rich malts and earth. Medium carbonation and significant moughfeel. Flavors of malt balls, caramel, baking chocolate, leather, straw hops, carob. Overall big and bold with a significant smoothness through until a slightly bitter chocolate, dry finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottled 07JAN13 Dark brown with ruby hues, a thick quilt of light caramel. Smells uber-fruity: plums, raisin, some spiced persimmon. Then there’s a hit of brewer’s licorice, vanilla, and burnt sugar mixed with vinyl. Taste is booze, then some bitterness, then some sweet malts, then some more booze. Really can taste the ethanol here - in a bad way. Medium body with moderate, tickle carb and a semi dry finish. I’m uncertain I’m gonna finish this. Waaaay too boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (220) - Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
happy dark berry aromas, malts and some alc. Light tan head and dark ryst colored body. Some hops, tart grape, and earthy barley flavors. A little hot


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