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RATINGS: 702   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (739) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75 (731) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (725) - - MAR 1, 2013
Aroma is sweet, malty with slight burnt sugar. Pours deep copper color with thin white head. Taste is sweet with sugar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (719) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Pours a dark brown. Has a dark fruit aroma with malt. Tate is unique with dark fruit, sweet malt, carmel, and prunes. A light aftertaste of malt, but not lingering.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (703) - 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"

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (702) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown ruby red color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is malty, a bit astringent. Flavor is sweet, heavily malty, slight alcohol. Lingering nutty kick in the finish. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Pours carmel color with thinned head. Nice schotchy reisniny aroma and flavor featuring sitcky honeyed malted sugars and carmels jiving with a sturdy drying hoppy distance. A nice balancing touch is provided by the dusty faint echoes which put the whole brew into perspective, three is also overriding sweetness and alcohol pervading throughout the finish. There are a lot of directions in which this brew flies but it seems that all directions bleed into each other to provide a tasty and cohesive brew in which thre are many levels of appreciation. Overall well done sir.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (691) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
10.4%, Beautiful deep dark amber brown color with small tan head and messy lacing. Aroma and flavor have strong caramel malt notes with a strong hoppy bitter finish. Pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Pours ruby red with thick tan head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and malt. Taste of sweet caramel and malt. Nice hoppy finish. Medium mouthfeel. Nice balance. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2011
XVII. Pours a dark amber with a thin off-yellow head, fast to fade. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, grassy and citrusy hops. Taste is quite crisp; dark fruit, bitter hops, warm malty notes throughout. Strong alcohol taste; bitter finish; lemon rind. Nice. Mouth feel is smooth. Interested in seeing how it ages.


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