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RATINGS: 676   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2008
bottle thanks to TheBeerCellar. This was anniversary XIV. Knocked a Utah brew off my states. This pours a dark brown with a tan head which lingered. Sweet pine hops in the nose. Taste is of hops melded into overripe fruit. Malt backbone is apparent. Mouthfeel is medium to tthin with some bitterness in the aftertaste, but alcohol was not noticeable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1509) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle shared by robert at stateline... Definitely the best beer of the night in my opinion. Light brown in color. good head. Taste was sweet candy sugar, dried fruits and nice malt/hop character. I would of never guessed it to be 10 percent, it was very drinkable/smooth. Another beer I would definitely purchase again or even suggest to a friend. Overall a very good beer, thanks again robert

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Courtesy of CigarCityBrew. Pours clear deep amber with thin dark tan head. The aroma is sweet sticky crystal malts mixed with citrus and pine hops and not much else. The taste starts pine hop bitterness that becomes piney, dark fruitiness from dates, raisins and prunes and even some more fruitiness with cherry notes. Nice tasting American style barleywine. It seems to have a smooth balance between dark fruitiness and pine hops with a background of mild malt sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle courtesy CigarCityBrew. Pours a clear amber with a one finger light tan head that fades to a ring leaving good lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel with floral and earthy hops. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5155) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2008
On tap at Brick Store. Dark brown/black pour with cramy tan head. Very nice dried fruit raisin aroma. Very prune juice with a push on raisins. Nice bitter finish. Soldid palate that is full with very good carbonation. Solid BW without any sweet finish very nice hard bitter. The kind of BW that opens the door on the debate is this a bw or IIpa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Pours a clear light brown with a smallish beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, hops, caramel, and light alcohol. Taste is hoppy and fruity, with raisins and plums. Finish is bitter, boozy, and a little dry. Very nice. Body is full with some light carbonation. Pleasantly surprised to find this was made in Utah!

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 (4984) - 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.


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