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Uinta Crooked Line Birthday Suit: 19th Anniversary

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RATINGS: 123   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%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hair6a11 (1416) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle; Pour is slightly murky pink / amber with an average fine bubbled white head in this glass - The nose is cherry skin, with a weak malty base...... The flavor profile is muted. I wasn’t expecting much - and still received less than that out of this bottle. A touch of lemon, some bready malt, more cherry skins and a bit of juice ..... Another marketing first brew from Uinta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (4451) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 8/9/12

Aroma: The aroma has some cherries, other fruits, light tart/funk, some yeast, and some herbal notes
Appearance: It pours a kind of reddish-pinkish-orangish (I know, that was a great use of the "ish" suffix) color with a fizzy, almost champagne-like, white head, no lace, and a lot of bubbly movement in the glass
Flavor: The taste is similar, it is tart, sweet, acidic, and fruity, but it was not really all that sour
Palate: It has a fairly light body, and heavily fizzy carbonation (again champagne-like seems to fit)
Overall Impression: What else is there to say about this one? I found things to like and dislike about this one. The nose is fairly decent, not great, but I had no major qualms. The pour is a little weird, but still perfectly acceptable. The flavor? Well, I’ve got some qualms there. It was kind of a miss, maybe not a major miss, but definitely at least a minor miss. The palate? It wasn’t bad as much as it was odd. It just doesn’t drink like a beer. If I want something this much like champagne, I’ll drink the bubbly. Ultimately, this beer just didn’t come together. Maybe some more aging would have improved it, but then again, maybe not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Newk (299) - - AUG 8, 2012
Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a lighter red color with a small head. Not much depth, but nice aromas of tart cherries and berries with a touch of florals. Medium bodied, but somewhat watery and lacking a mid+finish. It does have some decent flavors of tart cherries and berries, but it is lacking. Pretty disappointing. It was on the thinner side but did have some decent flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5716) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
(750ml bottle) clearish ruddy red, no real head. Nose of sour cherry, herbs, mint, basil. Taste of light cherry, wheat, but acetic, funky and metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10531) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear rubied amber with a small, fizzy and bubbly white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is cherry, light straw and meal malt with faint spicy hops. Flavor is heavy cherries, light malt, hops, and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nickd717 (3600) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6146) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2662) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
scooterbub (902) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2641) - 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.

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