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RATINGS: 742   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
12 oz bottle purchased in Utah. Very nice flavors of carmel, malt and some malloasses. Lots of alcohol, but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
12 oz bottle thanks to Padrefan98. Brown pour with a decent off-white head. Lots of raisin and mollasses on the aromas. Aroma did not prepare me for the alcohol on the flavor. More dark fruit in the flavor too. Some roasty flavors, and then more alcohol. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8447) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2011 Bottle of XIV. Good head with a amber color. Great sweet taste mixed with a roasted almost fruity flavor. Amazing low key bitter aftertaste that makes this brew both complex and great. 10.4% yet the beer is both smooth and easy to drink. Great job Uinta! Re-rate: I’ve had this so many times, my go to beer for sure. The XV vintage is just as tasty. Lots of fruity flavors, a nice creamy mouthfeel. I’m damn glad to be able to get this beer everyday. OK, Mikey cracked open a XI vintage, still very nice and a awesome aroma. A bit sour in the finish, but still really nice. XVI vintage; wow, this is one hell of a beer fresh. Only 40 days old. The aroma is heavy hops, rich and piny. The flavor also has a heavy load of hops, rich and awesome. My favorite Uinta Barley Wine to date. Simply awesome and a top notch beer. Another fresh XVI, very nice. A 12oz bottle is never enough. A great beer. Loads of rich caramel and bitter hops. Re-rate: XVI, about 45 days old. Hoppy and aggressive. I’m always amazed how hoppy this beer is when really fresh. New vintage: XVII, made Dec 30th, about a month old. Pure goodness. Huge caramel and bitter hops. Hot and aggressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Bottle of the XIII vintage: Pours a dark amber color with a small, creamy beige head. Good lacing. Nose is malt oriented with some citrus and fruitiness. Flavor is rich maltiness, with a crisp citrus hops, fruitiness, and some caramel. Nice, crisp hops in the tail.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Pours a hazy dark red with a thick creamy coffee foam head. It’s actually a surprisingly dark head considering the color of the beer. Minty hops atop alcohol and cookie malt. The body is surprisingly dry, leaving a very short finish. For once, I’ve found a barleywine where I actually wish there were a little more sweetness and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Thanks to JoeMcphee for this beer! A pretty good barleywine overall. Reddish-brown body, with a few sparse, soapy bubbles around the sides of the glass. Full body, without too much alcohol astringency. Smooth, and easy to drink. Some roasty notes coupled with a pleasant bitterness from the nice array of hop characters. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Thanks to JoeMcphee for giving us this bottle (a new state for me!) - 13th anniversary version - medium amber pour, with no head to speak of - fairly complex aroma, with caramel and roasted malts, flaked oats, brown sugar, green hops, woody touches, and hints of whiskey - low carbonation, pretty full-bodied - piney hops up front, with a fairly high bitterness (not quite bigfoot-like, but close) - cherry, plum and other darker fruit notes - brown sugar and caramel, with some roasty hints around the edges - burnt notes/caramelized sugar in the finish - well-masked alcohol - a pretty good barleywine, but still a little young.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3541) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle of the XIII version; poured a reddish amber w/ not much head. Aroma was of swee caramel malt, fruit, citrus and pine. This one could definitely use some aging. Flavor wasn’t as blended and developed as it could be. Whole mess of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, sweetness, with substantial ending bitterness. Mouthfeel was a little off; actually a bit watery. Best days are ahead for it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Pours into a nice looking brew, but the head fades quick. Smell is a little sweet, and malty. Interesting taste. Not over the top on anything, but full of a bunch of different things. Can’t quite place it, but something burnt, or roasted. Very good drinkability for the 10.4%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and dark red/mahogany color. Aroma is dark fruit-cherry, plum, sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is dark fruit-cherry, plum, sweet medium malt-caramel, very bitter-medium hops, vinuous. Nicely done, not my style. OK carbonation.

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