21st Anniversary Birthday Suit - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 29
Hads: 301
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 6.57%
Wants: 14
Gots: 72 | FT: 1
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Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBeast on 04-09-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 750 ml bottle into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a somewhat cloudy/hazy, medium golden color with lots of streams of little bubbles continuously and rapidly rising towards the beer's surface. Has a nice, thick fluffy white head that is about 2 inches thick when first poured that settles to a solid inch. Eventually settles finally to a very thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with a nice surface coating film layer of foam and decent lacing. Aromas of funkyness, white grape, citrus, and some wheat and malt notes. Has a nice lemon and green apple tart sourness upfront. Also slightly vinegary and has some crisp malts and wheat. Has a nice earthy, woody aspect to it tastewise as well. Has a crisp, frothy and creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with fairly heavy carbonation. Very easy to drink for a sour with the crisp malt and wheat flavors and the fairly light body compared to some other American Wild Ales I've had. Pretty solid beer all around, but not the best representation of this style that I have had.

Eric (1,073 characters)

Photo of mick303
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into tulip, light golden colour with an initial head that quickly dissipates leaving no lacing.

S - noticeable acetic sourness, tart berry notes and florals, a bit of an earthy funk, soil, and damp wood/foresty. A fruity, overripe peach character also.

T - nice acidic sourness, nectarine, apple and crisp peach tartness, solid fruitiness to start then more interesting funky characters develop, piney and interesting florals thrown in with a serious wild yeast character. Quite earthy/ fall leaves. Definitely caries some heft, and a good sour character, with a long lingering finish. Some hay and farmy character is definitely noticeable behind the aggressive tartness.

M - pluckering sourness, but a decent balance, moderate carbonation and a good fruity sour body all around.

A tasty and aggressive sour ale, balanced enough to compliment food and an interesting compliment of flavours. Aggressive sourness but with a nice compliment of white grape, tart fruit, and earthy farm notes. A very nice sour. (1,029 characters)

Photo of barczar
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly funky and musty, with acetic acid in aroma.

Very high carbonation. There's a nice acidic citrus flavor, with a touch of caramel malt backbone. (153 characters)

Photo of fx20736
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought from Premiere Gourmet, March 2015. Poured into a goblet at cellar temp.

Look: hazy gold with downy white head that implodes to nothing.

Smell: Saison like, white grapes, candi sugar, phenolic, medicinal

Taste: slightly puckering, dry, sour apple

Feel: thick, flat

Overall: tasty and interesting (307 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden color with some sediment, otherwise clarity is good. As time passes yeast can cake up so I fault the pourer. Nonetheless, it looks like a deep golden colored sour ale with a white foam topping.

Aroma is lightly funky, moreso some sweetness and citrus upfront in the nose. Hay, malt sweetness and wheat are present, some tasters have remarked that the smell does not prepare you for the taste.

The beer is deliciously sour with lemon rind, Apple cider vinegar and war head candy in the taste. Amongst sour fans this beer has garnered quite a bit of acclaim. Acetic, biting sour notes, a touch of earthy, wood like flavor. Really well rounded. Sourness lingers into the finish on the medium bodied ale.

Overall, this is a very nice anniversary ale from Uinta, and I believe the bar has been set for future releases. Enjoyable and should cellar like a beast. Delivers on the sour promise. (912 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle sent my way from pops. Thanks dad! Pours clear and light yellow with a big fizzy white head. Aroma of light fruit, peaches and apricots, sweetness, light sour funk. Flavor is sweet light fruits, tiny bit of sour, funky lingering unpleasant aftertaste. Meh. Light bodied and spritzy. Leans too much on the sweet side for me with no much else going on. (357 characters)

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving lacy wisps of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass. The head then died down and left only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose, similar to what you would expect from a Berliner Weissbier.
T: As in the smell, the taste is rather sour and has slight hints of creaminess.
M:it feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very pleasant sour beer to drink. It reminds me like a "souped up" version of a Berliner Weissbier.

Serving type: bottle (788 characters)

Photo of JAFoley
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Extremely effervescent with a big very bubbly white head rising quickly over a hazy blond body. Very poor retention and no lacing to speak of.

S - Sour grapefruit and citruses

T - Super sour as advertised, and more so than the aroma lead me to believe. Big citrus flavors saturate with some spiciness midway through.

M - Medium/light body with high carbonation. Very bubbly and slick.

O - I'm no expert on sours and haven't had enough to be a good judge. But this was enjoyable though not very complex. Some other flavors to add to or balance out the sour citrus would be nice. (592 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/9/2014. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, lime, orange zest, green apple, white grape, pepper, coriander, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, wheat, cracker, white vinegar, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spice, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of bit lemon, lime, orange zest, green apple, white grape, pepper, coriander, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, wheat, cracker, white vinegar, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness and light-moderate tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, orange zest, green apple, white grape, hay, straw, grass, coriander, pepper, wheat, cracker, white vinegar, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spice, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/spice/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly prickly/acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent sour saison style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, spice, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering. (1,644 characters)

Photo of crowemagnonman
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Crisp and refreshing. Quite tart and had a lot of carbonation. Excellent sour. So good in fact I went and bought a second bottle even with a $15 price tag. (155 characters)

Photo of fourstringer
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Bottled on 04/09/14.

A: 4.0 Cloudy, honey-gold body. 1.5 fingers of coarse, champagne-like head. Ok retention. Scant lacing.

S: 4.25 Light, citrusy tartness with notes of lemon, lesser cherry, strawberry. Some brett funk. Noble-type hops. Slight grass. Faint odor of the barrel - wood, oak, bourbon elements.

T: 4.25 Mild to moderate tartness up front with a nice brettanomyces-fueled must/earth. Some citrus fruit and lemon make their way onto the palate. Minimal hop bitterness on a mostly dry finish. No alcohol of note.

M: 4.0 Moderate to high carbonation with a light to medium body. Suiting. Fizzy.

O: 4.25 Pretty impressed with this. Very much a saison/farmhouse with a pleasant tartness and touch of barrel-aging. Less sour than I expected, but all-in-all it is an easy and interesting drinker.

Prost! (931 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%

Bottled 04/09/14. 750ml corked and caged bottle served in a tulip. Pours a light, golden orange with a slight hazy to the clarity and a loose, bright white head embedded with tiny pinpricks. Nose expresses light stone fruit (peaches or apricot), yeast, a hint of citrus zest and spice; perhaps coriander. Taste consistent with nose; however more citrus than stone fruit and less spice. Refreshing tart with perhaps a hint of lactic acid. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a carbonation just shy of crisp and a feint astringency. All and all a very nice sour farmhouse. Not much complexity but pleasantly tart (somewhat akin to a Belinner Weisse in my opinion) and easy drinking. (687 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%

A: 3.5 The cork popped without much carbonation, and it poured with very little head at all, which quickly faded.
S: 3.5 Tart aroma, but not much else. I expect some hops or yeastiness in a sour farmhouse.
T: 3.75 Primary flavor is lactobacillus-induced sourness--there's not really much else. No funkiness, maybe a little yeasty fruitiness, no hops to speak of. Not what I look for in a tart saison. That said, it is a pleasant tasting sour ale, with just the right amount of acidity.
M: 3.25 need more carbonation! Especially since they put it in a bottle with a bowled bottom, which can survive higher pressures.
O: 3.75 I enjoyed it, but it's not worth rebuying.

Weighting: 20%, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.62 (712 characters)

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this beer. A perfect drink for a hot, humid summer day.

In a teku glass the beer was orange in color with a medium-sized white head.

Citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Lemon and orange mostly. There was a bit of spice.

Nicely tart with a good deal of citrus. Very lemony, some orange too. I thought maybe a tiny bit of banana. There was a late hit of peppery spice.

Sour and sweet. A great combination. Will be drinking a lot of this over the summer. (467 characters)

Photo of FFreak
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into glasses and shared around a bonfire in the back yard. This was consumed after a bunch of heavy hoppy ales and a KBS, so it was a distinct turn around and probably taken in the wrong sequence. That said, this beer really held its own and was extremely flavorful and refreshing. Color is hazy straw with a hint of pink and a small white head that quickly fades. Aroma is fresh lemon and grapefruit citrus combined with a small bit of barnyard funk. Taste is wonderfully refreshing - sweet, sour, bitter and funk all combined. Nicely carbonated and fairly dry. Overall a really nice farmhouse ale, slightly expensive, but probably worth the cost. (676 characters)

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 750 bottle into a large tulip.
Smells funky, tart and sour but would have liked a stronger aroma.
Taste was really nice. Good brett flavor, lots of nice sourness and a touch of barnyard.
Mouthfeel was dry and crisp.
Overall, I was surprised by this beer. I liked it a lot! (288 characters)

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled On: 04/17/14

A: Pours a slightly hazy apricot orange color with 2 fingers of head that quickly fade down to nothing but a quick stream of bubbles

S: Lightly tart and vinous up front, with some barnyard and hints of oak/wood. Nicely fruity, with notes of apple and grape

T: Starts off with the tartness and goes into the vinous and barnyard notes fairly soon after. Some maltiness comes through to kill the tartness, while also lending some fruity notes. Finishes with a light malty sweetness and some of the fruitiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: A nice sour anniversary ale that hits the mark better than previous years. Definitely get that tart/sour note right up front, but it makes way to a nice base beer that surprisingly holds up in the malt department. A nice little intro to sours if you haven't gotten into them yet (861 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wait 90 seconds, and you'll see no head. Zero head. Just a peachy straw color with some generous haziness.

Herbal farmhouse aromas with rosemary, sage, and thyme and a leading role of wild mushroom Bretty funk. White pepper and zesty citrus. Rather nice. Complex yeast notes.

Super dry, chalky yeast with sage and coriander. Mildly peppery, super-herbal, notes of semi-piney rosemary, moldy lemon, goat cheese, and finishing tartness. Excellent.

Really coarse carb, which is strange yet helpful, as there's not a lot of it. Good mouth pucker. Enjoyably drinkable.

Delicious sour saison. Would revisit. (605 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a five-finger, white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Hazy amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is sour yeast, flavor is sour/tangy citrus and sour apple. Good sour ale but not my style. Gift - caged and corked 750ml bottle. Bottled in 04/17/14. (299 characters)

Photo of deschutes_fan
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-Pours a golden yellow, slightly hazy with good amount of light foam.

- Smells of yeasty dry straw. Not much going on in the nose.

- Malty farmhouse grass upfront with a nice tart lemon pucker and lactic acid. A bit drying on the end. Quite refreshing. Not very complex at all and no real funk.

- Overall, a refreshing sour farmhouse beer well suited for summer. While it smells like a fairly plain saison, the taste is fairly acidic and sour. Definitely lacks in the funk and complexity, either of which could really boost the stock of this beer. Appropriately priced for the size/quality ($13/750mL)

Way better than the previous 2 Birthday suits, which were almost undrinkable. I skipped this at first, but my beer guy assured me it was much better than the previous years and indeed it is. I have a few more, some to age, some to drink. (844 characters)

Photo of macher0
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is an underrated beer. As most sours can be.

Poured medium straw with some minor brown tints. A moderately aggressive pour yielded a thick egg shell head that quickly retreats to a fine bubble rim. The nose is biscuits, yeast (not super sour yeast), some bretts, dust, straw, and lemons. The taste is sour, lemons, straw, yeast, light malts, coriander, and a little banana peel. The feel is pleasant with light body, high carbonation, and a little burpy.

This is a fine sour, especially for the price. Go pick one up before it's too late. (546 characters)

Photo of Badger6
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL into a tulip.

A: Orangish hued straw body, not much apparent carbonation, white head dissipates fast, lace is virtually nonexistent.

S- Saison yeast is clear with sour notes. Spicyness and citrus are also present in the nose.

T: Starts with saison yeast flavors of citrus, spices and herbs. Then the tanginess starts in, carried on the back of sour apples and white grapes. As the finish nears, an earthy, wet grass note comes in that gives back to a sour finish..

M: Light body, with a lot of fizzy carbonation. Finishes tart and very dry.

O: Crisp refreshing beer. I am biased, I really like sours...but, this is a pretty cool, funky saison with the sour character. This is really crisp, and refreshing for the summer. Going to cellar a bottle for next year. (772 characters)

Photo of jeffaroo95
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bomber into a 16oz snifter.

A: pale yellow, clear

S: the nose does not smell overly sour, smells much more like a standard farmhouse with lemon and orange citrus notes.

T: nice strong tartness, white grape, orange and lemon on the end.

M: medium mouthfeel and very carbonated.

O: a great sour farmhouse now, but one that would improve with age.
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Photo of cbutova
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken May 25, 2014.

A- Pale straw light golden pour from the 750ml to a wine glass. A white cap rises to about a finger with a foamy, frothy texture. Retention is decent as the head dies to a small ring. Lacing is spotty and rare.

S- Light farmhouse yeast and a hint of lactic, citrus tartness. Earthy, herbal and somewhat spicy. Lemon and orange zest.

T- Farmhouse yeast brings citrus zests and notes of spices and herbs. Tangy and crisp tartness that blends with earthy tones. Reminds me of a sour mashed brew, clean but tart. Apples, white grapes and tangerine also come to mind.

MF- Very dried out, light-end body with a crisp, fizzy texture with some foam in the feel. Carbonation fairly high. Finishes tart.

Super crisp and refreshing on a day after a strenuous hike. Plenty of lactic tartness to compliment the fairly clean Saison yeast. (869 characters)

Photo of Chico1985
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml shared by Cam during a seriously good Memorial Day weekend of outdoor activities, beer, and food. This was drank after a 4+hour hike on Mt. Mansfield in Vermont. Bottle date was 3/24/14. Described on the label as a 'sour saison' if I remember correctly.

Appearance - Hazy pale yellow color, decent amount of carbonation bubbles, small white head. Retention is so-so, forms to a partial cap and ring pretty quickly.

Smell - Pretty tame, but decent. Some lightly tart citrus notes, spice, bread, herbal tones, some sweetness.

Taste - Better and brighter than the scent. Light and pleasant tartness, general citrus but leans towards oranges. Coriander, grains/wheat/bread, lactic tones.

Mouthfeel - Pretty spot-on for this beer, light and zesty with highish carbonation. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Overall - Scent is weak, but otherwise a nice easy-going tart saison. Reminds me of a witbier or berliner weisse in someways. Hit the spot after a tough hike for sure. (976 characters)

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21st Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
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