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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2010
14th. Bottled 1/08. Pours a dark ruby with a small off white head. Retention isnt great but it never disappears. Aroma shows intense caramel maltiness. Graham cracker. A floral spiciness is also evident along with an almost pepper component. I’m really liking the aroma on this. Flavor is similar. A moderately strong hop flavor is present, surprising given its age. Nutty, caramel, somewhat bitter. Slightly sweet. Somewhat intense. I would say this has held up very well. I’ve never had this before so I don’t know how it compares at different ages but at the 2.5 year mark it’s a solid barleywine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (760) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Poured from the bottle, aroma is malty, caramel. Flavor does reflect the alcohol and is not hidden. Finishes dry. Nothing special here.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeJslc (759) - USA - FEB 4, 2012
Deep copper, clear, persistent tan head. Aroma: deep malt with toffee, toast and light raisin, piney-resiny hop with light citrus. Flavor: bready, toasty malt with toffee, firm bitterness, piney, citrusy hop flavor, bitterness lingers in finish. Full bodied, warming. Great American barleywine. This bottle was late 2011 release (after they stopped numbering the bottles) and was consumed about 2 months old.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (754) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
48FanInCali (752) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
12oz. XVII version. Certainly won’t be confused with a good English Barleywine. This beer is all over the place and really does not hit any marks well. Pour is ok but the nose is a bit hoppy and not very malty. Taste shows this imbalance even more. No need for me to have another one of these.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
J_man (736) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
This is the 17th Anniversary release (10.4% ABV). Aromas of molasses and dried fruit coming off the somewhat murky, ruddy amber pour with a thin white head. The aromas follow into the flavor along with an overcooked, vegetal taste then a slight candied/caramel sweetness. There’s some earthy and floral bitterness along side this, but the alcohol and woody, roasted malt win out (as they should). Leaves behind an alcohol tingle and a vegetal/rubber taste. A little more sweetness and a little less of the cooked vegetable taste would help, and it makes me wonder if waiting another year might improve things a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (729) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle from beersofeurope.com. Cloudy, muddy chocolate brown. Smells strongly, sickly sweet aroma of hoppy syrup. Taste is fruit cake, sultanas, with a strongly bitter malt tang finish. Warming. Strong alcohol. Perhaps too thin but very nice all the same.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (718) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle of a four pack from Wegman’s. Pours medium to with some thathow fades. Nose is fruity ketones and aldehydes, taste is malty goodness folllwed by a balance hop (Cascade). I am betting this won’t age well but we will see. %inish is grapfruit rind. nice

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (715) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Deep deep amber/brown with lasting white foam. Aromas detectable from a long way away. Dark fruits, blackberry jam, buttered toast, nuts. Taste is big, bold, boozy. Sharp caramel and jam opening, moving to toffee/cereal bittersweet finish. Bitter throughout preventing the sweetness from becoming overpowering. An "American" barley wine I would say.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (701) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Aroma: Fruity (citrus, raisin, berry) and spicy hops; light caramel malt, sweet, subtle toast. Can smell a little alcohol.
Sweet malty flavor, with bread and caramel malt in the background. Balanced with firm bitterness, and candy-ish fruity (citrus, plum, and almost strawberry-like?), tongue-numbingly spicy hop flavor. Warming--but little to no alcohol flavor.
"Best before 11/8/13"


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