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Uinta Crooked Line Birthday Suit: 19th Anniversary

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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This bottled conditioned Sour Cherry Ale pours a deep pink hue with a delicate lavender tinted head. Birthday Suit has a moderate body with a sparkling mouth feel and finishes clean. This soured golden ale, which was matured on cherries, delivers distinct tartness balanced by subtle sweetness. Birthday Suit Sour Cherry Ale has an ABV of 5.7%.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nickd717 (3497) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours pinkish and cloudy with a small light link head. Cherry and lactic acid on the aroma, decent but not inspiring. The flavor is mostly cherry, somewhat acetic and a bit harsh and unbalanced. Some good things going on, and decent tartness, but not well-rounded at all really. Medium-light body with medium acidity and high carbonation. Meh for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 750 ml bottle from Cardinal Liquors (Joliet, IL). A new sour rate. Pours a deep reddish copper glow, healthy berry glow of reddish pink, fiery deep reddish edges and body. Gentle haze with big cakey touch reddish white head that dies to a firm layer, laces small. High carbonation makes this beer play well. Aromas are cherries, both tart and sweet, gentle touches of lactic acid, gentle vinegar, more cherries and a kiss of tannic cherryskin. Gentle bready malts, must, and a kiss of funkiness. Cherry juice, touches of effervescent carbonation, funk, and straw. Initial is a bit tart and metallic up front, touches of dryness, gentle cherry that grows in a sour wave through the experience, slowly but nicely. Kisses of lactic acid, gentle lemon and a kiss of yogurt up front and into a more sour, sharp, touch metallic and vinegary feel into the middle and backend. A touch dry, as the sourness grows into a mellow yet sufficient level. Dryness, straw, the carbonation dies away a little as it settles, still a bit prickly on the palate. This is pretty enjoyable, if simple. Flavors come on a bit stronger into the front and lingering back into the finish where things get a touch more lactic. Pleasant cherry element is tart and a bit tannic, a touch sweet on the nose and a touch in the middle, but the tartness grows and is quite pleasant, if mellow. I think this is solid. Perhaps a bit pricey at 13 for a 750.. But I wouldn’t turn away a glass. Lacks intensity and assertiveness, complexity compared to other American fruited sour interpretations, but it stands as a solid beer on it’s own I think, tasty and mellow, nice on the palate, a bit simple.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours out an odd reddish color with a big, fluffy well carbonated, mostly white head. Aroma is of cough syrup, cherry seltzer, mild tartness. Taste is light bodied, cherries, light tartness, some medicinal notes, lingering tartness. Meh.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUL 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a red copper with a nice one inch off red head that lasts. Has lots of carbonation. Taste is of sour cherries. Has a slightly thin body with a tart and sour finish. Not the hardest beer to drink, but tastes of an infected beer rather than a sour. Overpriced and overrated for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2274) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Hazy, dark cherry red liquid with medium to big pink head, Aroma of werid cherries, wood, cereal/grain, sour apples and caramel. A bit weird. Taste is dry and medium sour with light bitterness. Quite werid with some cherry notes. Doesn’t work to well. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle I found in Jersey with Paul, and shared with Lauren and Mike. Pours a hazed ruby with a medium sized white head. Sour malt, cherry and fruit. Funk and musk. Medium bodied, cherry and acid. A touch of paper and light sweetness. Cherry, tart acid. Paper again, but really the only bothersome thing about it. Long funk on the finish, tart cherry and lactic acid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2012
20120716 750ml bottle, don’t recall where from, brewed 3/12. Auburn color with lightly pink head that quickly fizzles out. Aroma is twiggy, nice subtle cherry, almond. Pleasant acidity, but could stand for a little more balance, maybe even a slight sweetness, and the body is just about nil. Enjoyed it more with further sips and as it warmed, but it never did evolve much, I think the tartness just became more palatable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (6648) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby red with a near white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has light sour red fruit with a good amount of sweet grain and a hint of cough syrup. Flavor has similar some what cough strip sour red fruit note with backing sweet grain.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2431) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Shared 750 ml. bottle at Lunar Brewing Co. during a lull in the July 4th squirt gun wars. Thanks, Jack! Poured to snifters with a bright, rosey/ruby color, white head foam that reduced better than gradually to a ring & film, and left some spots & streaks of lacing on the glass. The nose was simply tart and expressive cherry. The flavor added a touch of sweetness, but was mainly sour cherry, with a light body and dry finish. Refreshingly effervescent, but one dimensional.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (710) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle in Weehawk courtesy of Paul on the 4th. Pours dark red with pinkish head. Aroma is pretty weak and the palate is kind of modest as well. More tart than sour with notes of cherry or strawberry. Not as much dark fruit as I like in a sour, but this wasn’t all that bad.


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