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RATINGS: 669   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Yum! A really tasty barley. Great toffee aroma and taste with the right amount of sweetness and body. Thick and good...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
soyorganic (283) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Pours a dark red with yellowish head. Aroma of hops, sweet malt and alcohol. Hops dominate most of the taste. I am not the number 1fan of hop heavy barley wines as I could just drink an IPA. Although the hops are not over the top, I prefer more of a sweet flavor. The sweet caramely taste is there but the hops take it over. Alcohol is not noticeable. Heavily carbonated for a barley wine, maybe because the date is 9/29/08 and it hasn’t mellowed much. But still, much better a majority of beers out there.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
good barleywine I had on tap at Najas Place. "Not a bad barleywine," I said, "but this is nothing special."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2008
This 12 oz botlle(15th anniversary) was dated 7-21-08,so it is pretty fresh,maybe I should have waited longer on this,but it was a free sample.Any way it poured a dark amber color with a large tan head.Aromas were of heavy hops,pine,molassas.The taste was more on the hopppy side with light molassas and fruit.Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
A brown pour with a creamy head that leaves lace and lastes. Aroma is dried fruit, a little sweet with some toast. The flavor comes on roasty, but has sweet caramel and some real burnt and hop bitterness in the finish. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (253) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
Deep aroma of plums, raisin and caramel. Similar flavours but also some burnt caramel that ruins it for me. A little bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (250) - Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
happy dark berry aromas, malts and some alc. Light tan head and dark ryst colored body. Some hops, tart grape, and earthy barley flavors. A little hot

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mensch (247) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2010
This is the XV, aged for 1 1/2 years, Aroma is sweet and musty, with a little golden raison and sherry. Languid on the tongue. Slightly sour, and it’s lost most of its cloying syrupy quality. Finishes with burnt toffee and fire. Could still be cellared for another year or five.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Got this one as an extra in a trade. Pours a nice deep reddish amber with a good amount of foamy light tan head. Aroma is nice, but I wish it was a bit more intense. Flavor is a bit stronger but not anything overly special. It is a solid beer, and I’m glad I got to try it, but not necessarily anything I’d track down again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - NOV 25, 2004
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 This is a really good barleywine. Now that I’ve been banished to Utah hell, I will take anything I can get that is half way decent. The head and nose is awesome on this beer. Its a nice dark purple color and is full bodied. The taste is a little odd but ok. As this one mellows it will be excellent. 2004 version


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