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RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (540) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Deep reddish brown hue with lingering off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, slight banana esters, sugar, plums. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a nice bitter and slightly astringent following and slight ethanol in the finish. Overall this is a really nice English style Barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (535) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
The nose is hop forward - primarily citrus. Pours a cloudy maghogny with a thin tan head and minimal lacing. The taste is bitter. Pine, citrus, toasted malt with a little alcohol appearing in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2009
XVI version: Pours deep brown amber, like dirty copper. Modest but thick light beige head. Leaves a continuous ring of lace after every sip. From a distance, I smelled perfume. As I brought my nose closer, brown sugar and sweet malt came through. Up close, solid floral hop aroma. Great balance. Could be a strong brown ale; could be a high-hopped barley wine; could even be a sweet porter. It has elements of all three. Again, superb balance with a multitude of flavors coming through--none of them dictating the flavor. Crystal malt up front, mild alcohol warmth, biting hop aftertaste. Heavy, almost buttery body with plenty of carbonation. A superb beer that is worth seeking out. A complete surprise when compared to the other Uinta offerings.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (528) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Bottled on 11/24/09. Pours a hazy brown Lots of aroma, malt and alcohol taste. Plums and fruit flavor, a little sweet, still quite smooth. The alcohol kick will getcha. Thumbs up.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (527) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2005
2004 vintage - Ruddy chestnut color with a small tan head. Nice bread dough, toffee, caramel, grapefruit and earthy aromas. Flavor profile has some holes - roasted malt, biscuit, grapefruit and toffee all present, but not as developed or full as top notch barleywines. Alcohol a little too present. Good, not great.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
martinrumsam (508) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
xv11 17th anniversary version pours medium brown tan head that thins quite quickly aroma quite pronounced and fruity actually reminds me more of an IPA Taste - nothing like a barley wine in my view - quite sharp almost acrid taste with a late alcohol hit very disappointing

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Poured of dark chestnut/orange hue with a luscious foamy tan cap. The nose is of burnt oranges, warm caramel malts with some heavy toasted breadiness with pungent hops that produce pine and citrusy overtones. Earthy notes sinder behind most of the hop twinge in the nose. My sniffer is having an orgasm! The taste started with hops up front, bittering with pine and dark citrusy stuff of orange and highly ripe peaches, malts play second fiddle with burntish caramel and toffee, crispy biscuit toasty edging, touches of chocolate, brown sugar, and then turns back to a hoppy finish of pine and citrus orange. The bottle says it’s at 10%abv but it doesn’t burn like it. I have a sixpack of the no. X that i’m laying down to age. I just hope I can keep my paws off for the next year or two. This is without a dobt one of the best barley wines that i’ve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (502) - - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
12 oz bottle labeled as a 2006 bottle. Deep ruby brown color with no head. Alot of raisin, toffee, and molasses in the aroma. Slightly sweet, good bitterness, a bit of oak notes, and smooth. Nice barley wine.


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