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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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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1.5
That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. XV bottle. Wanna rip on this one. This brew sucks. A barley wine? Seriously? So disappointed. Any barley wine to avoid, this is it. No body, little flavor. I’m going there: I’ll rate it higher because of nose and flavor, but I’d really rather drink a Bud Light than this. It’s rated higher, but that means nothing.

4.2
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle at Club-tasting - Thanks Jannik. Clear squirrl color - offwhite head. Dark bread, nutty, berries, high malty, raisins, sweetness, light smokey notes, chocolate, spicy, peppery. Nice. Lovely complextiy.

3.9
mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2009
12 oz bottle, 15th edition, courtesy of Douglas88. Pours a rich deep mahogany color with a small receding off white head. Huge hop presence in the nose as well as brown sugar and dark fruits. Nice heavy palate. Flavor is sweet brown sugar, as well as nuts, dates, prunes, caramel, butterscotch, all with a strong hop background. Also, a nice warming alcohol burn.

3.7
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
Bottled. Semi clear and squirrel coloured. No head. Malty and kinda sweet with notes of caramel, pines, citrus, pepper, spices and hops. Well balanced.

4
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle- Courtesy of Irishboy. This is the XIV edition. Deep mahogany pour unleashes a large tan head leaving frothy lace. The nose is huge on this BW.Lots of musty wood, nuts, prune, brown sugar, pine, lemon, butterscotch. Tastes of sweet brown sugar, prunes, caramel, some smoked meat, pine and citrus, with sweet nuts and a hope bite. Oily, syrupy, and intense finish. Lingers and lingers. A solid sipper. Thanks for the bottle Richard! A pleasure as always.

3.9
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2009
courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy dark brown colour with a rubish hue; little persistent beige foam and a nice lace; aroma of prune and nuts with solid hops in the background; full-bodied and oily, respectable bitterness before a long aftertaste of pine, herbs and licorice - begs for meditation

3.8
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle XV edition. Red amber. Lasting cloud and bubbles around the edges. Spicy hops and alcohol in a thick aroma. Spicy flavour leans more toward a traditional Barley Wine. Dry hopped with a smokey quality.

3.6
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2009
Flowers, hops and zinfandel all packed in a nose that accompanies a gorgeous bright red hue. Soft and velvety in the mouth...wow! 10.4 abv! Some grass accompanies barley, malt, and extremly high percentage cocao.

3.9
nickd717 (4683) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Really a pleasant surprise after tasting many of Uinta’s low-alcohol Utah-style offerings. Pours a cloudy reddish-brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is malt and piney hops, typical of a west coast barleywine (Hair of the Dog Fred comes to mind). Great flavor with loads of sweet malt, sharp Rocky Mountain/west coast hoppiness, toffee, citrus, and brown sugar. A great example of the style. At over 10% abv, it’s a Mormon’s worst nightmare, but it was right up my alley.

3.6
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Pours to a murky orange brown with thin off white head that dissipates quickly to little lacing. Nose is malty dark fruit, molasses, sugar and a hint of citrus hops. Mouthfeel is somewhat full and syrupy thick, and the taste picks up the fruits and sweet syrup of the nose, with the bite of the alcohol as the beer warms. Finish is warming and a little thick-mouthed. Not a bad beer overall.


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