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Anniversary Barley Wine Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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very good

696 Ratings

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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 18
Gots: 51 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rich and complex, this all malt barley wine exhibits hints of dried fruits, toffee and caramel balanced by an abundance of American hops.

72 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

braican, Friday at 02:47 PM
Photo of chinchill
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle in a pint glass.
Very smooth with partly hidden alcohol. Alcohol esters are obvious in tasting and there is noticeable warming in the mouthfeel.
Smells sweet with fruity, but is more malty upon tasting.

O: a very good barleywine.

chinchill, Friday at 02:29 AM
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

KG710, Oct 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Bunuelian, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of timontheroad
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best before 12/2/14. Dark brown opaque, half inch light brown head that settled to a nice film that laced nicely. The aroma is fantastic, with rich dark fruit notes, lotsa raisin, toffee and some piney notes. The flavor is similar, with caramel malt, figs, raisins, and a bit of hop bitterness. The alcohol is definitely present in the taste. Mouthfeel is pretty heavy for a Barleywine, with a very nice finish and aftertaste, nicely carbonated. Overall, this is a very nice beer, I'll probably be looking out for this one again.

timontheroad, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

tdmccarthy, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of samtrillo
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Deep and dark amber red.

Nose of candied fruit, fruitcake, caramelized malt.

Flavor exhibits a mouthful of sweet malt, prunes and plum, citrus, and smokey toffee. Surprisingly bitter finish from the hops.

Mouthfeel is medium to full from the ABV and a bit sticky. Mild carbonation.

Overall it's a good effort for the style. If a smokey and bitter barleywine sounds nice try this out.

samtrillo, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

MonkeyBread, Oct 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

dagubna, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no indication as to what 'anniversary' it is.

This beer pours a clear, dark ruby-red amber hue, with two fingers of densely foamy, and somewhat bubbly beige head, which leaves a whole metric shit-ton of randomly encyclopaedic lace around the glass as things gradually abate.

It smells of pungent caramel/toffee malt, Nordic licorice, muddled Mediterranean fruit, concentrated orange and grapefruit rind, and heady, but at least minding its manners, alcohol. The taste is musty caramel malt, toffee pudding, black orchard fruit - plums, prunes, and overripe cherries - a bit of wayward yeast, spicy grassy, leafy, and citrusy hops, and a certain by-standing alcohol measure.

The bubbles are quite low-key and unobtrusive for the most part, the body a heady medium-heavy weight, and more or less smooth, the hops and booze kind of too entranced with their own imagery to care to much about here. It finishes on the sweet side, the caramel/toffee malt and burgeoning alcohol vying to be the only game in town, in the face of an insurgent complex hoppiness.

Huh - for all the guff and mockery that I've heard about Utah brewing in general, at home and abroad, this one really sloughs off all that inanity - big and brash, hoppy and malty, in layers that I can't possibly appreciate from this single instance in time. Worth trying, if only to see how it's doing, and right now for me, it's doing just fine.

biboergosum, Oct 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

nygannon, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

bernat1971, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

EnojysAnyBeer, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Lucnifter, Sep 10, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +13.8%

seifer1886, Sep 07, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Azeotrope, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

BryantForestry, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

deac83, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Mrose78, Aug 23, 2014
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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%

VAcrossr, Aug 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

malfunxion, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of mthomp081
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

A - deep mahogany brown, lace sticking to the sides of the glass, slight foam

S - very aromatic, dark fruits, figs, dates, raisins, sweet alcohol

T - balanced sweetness from the dark fruits and solid bitterness, sweet malts, can definitely taste the alcohol

M - warming, sharp, creamy on the palette

O - Intense amount of hops, barley, malt, and alcohol but rounded off nicely with strong fruits. A fantastic offering.

mthomp081, Aug 16, 2014
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Anniversary Barley Wine Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.