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RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (877) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear medium brown with low beige head. Sweet aroma, prune, woody, yeasty, faint onion notes, licorice (and maybe even a salted fish?). Sweet prune flavor, woody, some herbs, a bit hoppy, grassy, some caramel. Sticky bitter-sweet aftertaste. Medium carbonation, oily texture, full-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1188) - ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Clear amber with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, grassy hops, citrus, cheese. Sweet with roast, prunes, raisins, caramel, alcohol, strong hoppy bitterness. Rather full bodied, oily on palate. Heavy stuff, but good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4-pack from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Dark brown and cloudy appearance with a tan head and visible sediment. Aroma of caramel, toffee, roasted malts, fruity esters, nuts, light chocolate and earthy notes. Similar flavor, rich and malty with moderate sweetness, medium bitterness and a touch of alcohol. Medium to full bodied with a smooth, creamy feel and a rich finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6159) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Shady copper, large beige head. Caramelly malt aroma with hints of burnt sugar, plenty of citric and piney hops. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, high bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13334) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, caramel, citrus, dried fruits, alcohol. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
355ml bottle. Dark mahogany body with a large fluffy head. Some lacing. Sugar, plums, dried fruit & alcohol. Bitter, dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7863) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"XVI version, bottled 4/09, 10.4% abv. pours a dark ruby with a khaki head. aroma is well balalnced sweet carmel and a decent amount of hops. taste is a little on the sweet side, but has a bitter hop bite as well. quite good. a great sipper, and a pleasant surprise!"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
12/IX/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home tasting with Sebletitje - BB: VIII/19/14 (2014-998) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!

Clear ruby red to purple beer, big creamy yellow head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fuck yeah, very fruity, bit floral, some honey, resinous, more fruitiness, passion fruits, some caramel malts. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty hoppy, caramel malts, some strawberry jam, citrus, quite some grapefruit, bit of alcohol, soft sourness. Aftertaste: hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, passion fruit, cooked strawberry jam, pretty bitter, bit resinous, some alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Bouteille 33cl de et partagée avec Tderoeck. BB 08/19/2014. Couleur acajou, col épais moka crémeux. Arôme est malté, caramel, grillé sur un léger fruité noir assez prenant. Amertume arrive très discrètement mais laisse cette impression de barley wine encore assez jeune. Palais est malté, caramel, léger fleuri complété par un fruité noir agréable ponctué par un petit résiduel sucré. Houblonné est persistant et ajoute une brève amertume herbacée qui est parfaite pour les 10% de ce barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4050) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Hazy dark amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruits, malty sweet a bit sugary and with a load of sweaty fresh hops. Flavor is quite bitter, huge sweet malty body and well balanced with a load of hops. Nice brew.

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