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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Bottled 9/28/08. Pours a clear dark amber-copper color creating a thin, but tight, creamy head. Exits the bottle thick and viscous. Dominant aromas of caramel candies, toasted malts and dark brown sugar are initially noted. Although described on the label as a malty barleywine a substantial amount of citrusy and piney hop aromas make their way through in the background. Some faint distracting and somewhat unwanted aromatic medicinal and oxidation notes are noted also. For such a young bottle this is quite unusual. Palate is slick, full and oily with a very fine carbonation level. Great mouthfeel for a high ABV beer. Flavors start out on the malty side with assertive notes of burnt caramel candies, toasted malts, brown sugar, dark dried fruits and a touch of sherry. A nice balance of moderately bitter pine and grapefruit rind hop flavors slide in at the finish to cut through the sweetness. Overall a pleasant, full bodied warm sipper; perfect for a chilly winter night. At $9.99 per sixer a great value also.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
<b>Bottle 355ml.</b>
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, heavy hoppy, grass, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. (070808)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Superdave70. Aroma of caramel malt and barley grains. Murky brown body with tan head. Good blend of barley grain and sweet caramel malt. Mix of grain and sweetness lingers and smooth on the palate. Thanks Dave.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Courtesy of SuperDave Pours an amber red with a small tan head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Flavor is malt, hops, caramel, nuts. Good mouthfeel and nicely balanced. Enjoyed this one quite a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
12 fl oz bottle, XIV. Pours clear and golden amber with a diminished light tan head. Smooth hoppy and nice caramel malty aroma, very inviting. Smooth wooden hops, caramel and light spiced flavoured. Smooth and delicate mix, very tasty. Smooth caramel and solid hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2008
14th anniversary vintage, bottled on 1/14/08 and consumed 11+ months later. Pours a dark and cloudy caramel brown to chestnut color. A frothy, well retained, beige colored head displays excellent retention, and leaves dense rings of foamy lace all the way down the glass. The aroma shows brown sugar and caramel notes in the base, followed by sherry-like, alcoholic fruity notes of cherry and fig. Sugar glazed dates and walnuts lend further depth, while perfumy, floral hops add a touch of balancing bitterness. Flavors are similar, caramel and brown sugar now accompanied by a hint of maple. Figs, dates, and nuts are joined by a hint of orange zest. The floral bitterness is a bit more pronounced in the mouth, especially on the lightly peppery finish. Medium-full in body, well balanced, and only lightly syrupy, the mouthfeel is solid for the style. Complex enough, for sure, but suffering from just a bit too much alcoholic heat. Nice brew, overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 29, 2008
xv. deep maroon in color with a strong malty hop spice nose with a hint of booze and some mint. sweet and fresh woody treebark flavor hits me first, light bubblegum and a touch of banana, then gives way to richer watered down pancake syrup. berry finish works well as a counterpoint to the drier hop alcohol initial flavors. sweeter than i expected for something listing an abv this high. the booze is very much in the background. 4 7 7 3 14

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2008
XII. This one’s been in my cellar for a while. I haven’t had a lot of luck with this brewery, I even had an employee of Uinta contact me with a very nasty e-mail about my ratings. Pours a medium bodied dark amber color with a few small bubbles but no real head. The aroma is mild plums and some earthy carmel malts. The flavors is semi-sweet caramel, a little tobacco, molasses, and a very subtle hop presence. The alcohol is pretty much non-existant in the flavor. This one is way past it’s prime but still my favorite Uinta to date. I’ll pick up a fresh bottle soon to compare.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Pours a dark red with yellowish head. Aroma of hops, sweet malt and alcohol. Hops dominate most of the taste. I am not the number 1fan of hop heavy barley wines as I could just drink an IPA. Although the hops are not over the top, I prefer more of a sweet flavor. The sweet caramely taste is there but the hops take it over. Alcohol is not noticeable. Heavily carbonated for a barley wine, maybe because the date is 9/29/08 and it hasn’t mellowed much. But still, much better a majority of beers out there.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2008
I got this from douglas88 and belgianbeergal. Dark brown pour. Aroma is very sweet with a good nose of hops too. Flavor would be really nice but I personally do not love very hoppy barleywines and this one is hoppy. But it has a great mouthfeel and its obvious this beer is well made...just not my perfect style.


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