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RATINGS: 624   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
XV Anniversary 11/12/2008 .... Clear dark amber pour thin off white head ..... aroma of rich caramel malts, dark fruits and light booze .... taste is of chewy caramel, overripe dark fruits (almost prune juice like) with a faded citrus (oranges) hop flavor and subtle bitter bite .... finish is bitter and hoppy .... abv hidden well


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (516) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4 pack best before August 19, 2014 purchased from Argonaut. Pours on the darker side of barleywines. This one is very dark brown, almost the color of a porter with a thin ring of an off white head. The aroma is quite pleasant. American hops peek out from a hearty malt body with notes at vanilla, berries and molasses. The palate isn’t as heavy as I expected and the flavor isn’t as sweet. There are heavy earthy notes and plenty of bittering hops to keep this balanced. Hints at figs, nuts and molasses make up the malty flavor. Faint fruity esters add a little complexity. It’s nice that this one doesn’t beat my palate with sugars or alcohol, but still maintains a barleywine identity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Poured a deep russet with a thin head. Aroma of mild malt. Typical American barley wine, too hoppy for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (158) - USA - MAR 12, 2014
Good barley wine. Expected a little more though. Plum hue. Boozy, malty aroma. Thin head. Swirly. Great start but the wash down lacks carbonation. Not a very balanced brew even with the 10 ABV. It lacks a bitterness that seems to be the mark of a great barleywine. It seems a tad safe and not in the manner for example The Alaskan Barleywine. It is good but not as the brand subscribes us to believe.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1418) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours clear dark amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and fresh mowed hay. Taste is malty and bittersweet. Masks the ABV well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4125) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Draft at the 4th Annual Mad Fox Barleywine Fest (Sunday), 2011 vintage if I’m not mistaken. Poured a very dark ruby, slightly hazy note, with a medium sized white head. Aroma was some muted pine, caramel malts, light pine hops. Flavor was about the same, booze on the finish, pine, mellowed out sweet malted notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottled, dark walnut amber color with no head, lots of maple syrup and red velvet cake, some prickly hops and cream, nice barleywine

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1394) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Okay, its not a bad beer, a bit big and malty with stale cardboard type notes, but not bad. little thick and the 10% is definitely there.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (591) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a rich reddish brown, slight amount of tan head. Aroma dull caramel, some resin and fresh line overtones. Body full and lively, not at all syrupy. Finish sweet and treacly, with a woody pine character. Aroma underwhelming but otherwise really nice, especially for the money.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (635) - 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.


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