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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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First brewed in small batches annually to commemorate Uintaís anniversary, this soul-warming brew is now available year-round. (Uintaís anniversary is observed and noted by the change of the roman numeral on the label.) Uintaís 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 ďbarley wineĒ 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 Bottle shared by Crosling, thanks Nick. Poured a deep ruby-brown color with a thin beige head that faded to a layer. Aroma of light caramel, some earthy minerals, and light citrus. Light, sharp malt entry with some metallic mineral taste and caramel leads into a lightly bitter hop presence with some undertones of citrus. Moderate fullness on the palate, nice bite. Decent brew, but doesn’t really seem like a traditional barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2008
a free beer from footbalm! thanks! very hoppy nose and reminds me of a young bigfoot slighly with more sweetness on the finish....actually a good barleywine...wish I could taste an aged one....but one of the best fresh barleywines I have had besides bigfoot...thanks again footbalm!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Came by way of trade with Footbalm. Thanks Eric. Pours a transparent, ruby, copper with a creamy, lacing, slightly beige head. Aroma much like an IIPa, pine, grapefruit, with some dark brown sugar and sweet baked goods. Heavy mouthfeel with a lasting bitterness and a bit of heat. Flavor is malt forward, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, dark fruits and some chewy grains. Definite citrus flavors of lemons and pine. Looks good, tastes good, good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2008
14th Anniversary Bottle: Courtesy of TBC...thanks Matt. Pours a clear, dark amber with no head. Notes of caramel, roasted malts, wheat and a hint of fruitiness...not much of a hop profile to it. Medium bodied...flavors of toasted grains, some woodsy/earthy characteristics and some hints of caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2008 Wow a 10.4% beer from Utah. Is that legal? On tap at the Brick Store in Atlanta. Dark amber color. Frothy tan head. Sweet hoppy initial aroma. Lingering foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Looks great. Delicious too. Sweet and malty. 8,5,8,4,17:4.2 Rerate: Bottled on 5/16/08 from ty5592. Aroma is lots of melanoidins. Tastes shows lots of cardboard oxidation even after being 4 months old. Not that pleasant to drink.. Ages very poorly. 7,3,5,3,13: 3.1

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
12oz Bottled on: 1/14/08, Fourteenth Anniversary from shp555 and the Mystery Swap 3.0. Clear copper brown with a 1 1/2 finger creamy light beige head, good retention. Scorched caramel, raisins, resiny and earthy hops up front. Flavor has piney resiny hops again with the same caramel and juicy raisiny notes following through in the middle. Bitter earthy pine and spicy hops peak around a 4-5 in the dry finish. Full body with moderate carbonation. Pretty good American BW, and the hops donít seem to have died out yet considering itís over 4 months old.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Itís 4:59 AM. I should be asleep, but I went to a party tonight and havenít been home long. So, itís way too early or late. Itís one of those. But either way, itís rating #400. Itís also my first ever Utah beer. And this rating 400 comes from the generosity of footbalm, who kindly spread some "hometown" brew across the nation. I missed chances to try Uinta a time or three before, and nearly missed it again, until footbalm gloriously came through... for free! You seriously rock, Eric!

Light for a barleywine... reddish brown with medium head. Retention and lacing are good. Caramel toffee aroma with strong citrus and pine hops. (Damn, the birds just started chirping... I really need to go to bed.) Taste is big spicy hops. Vanilla, caramel finish. Very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
bottle - XIII. thanks to TBC... pours a deep red with a decent beige head. not an American BW style... much more in line with the English BWs... very malty. aromas of aged malts... medium body... somewhat creamy, big malts, dark fruits and a bit of alcohol is present. Not really into this one... I prefer a big hoppy BW. Not bad though for itís style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a ruby color with a tan head. Aroma is aged malts, caramel, a hint of prune and a hint of aged hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, toast, and some bitter hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 21, 2008
(Bottled 7/10/07 via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=3 target=blank>IrishBoy, thanks Richard!) Pours cloudy dark brown-amber with some ruby-amber highlights. One finger of biege head recedes to a very thin covering. Aroma of sweet candyish malt and some wood. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, medium-full and sticky. Flavor of rock candy and very light caramel sweetness overlain by a lightly piney bitterness that carries through finish. Very lightly smokey. A touch of alcohol burn in finish. Pretty good.


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