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Anniversary Barley Wine Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

667 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 18
Gots: 49 | FT: 2
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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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Uinta beers recently arrived in San Luis Obispo. I picked up a four pack of this Seventeenth Anniversary Barley Wine Ale at Sandy's, where they keep all of their beers refrigerated and away from direct sunlight.

Poured into a Cigar City snifter.

Appearance: A straight-down-the-center pour only netted a hair-thin ring of tight, khaki head. A quick swirl livens everything up though - creamy, tan foam that clings to the glass walls and shows half decent retention. Body is very dark; the color of earthy clay. When held to light, it glows crimson and displays excellent clarity. Not too shabby.

Smell: Brown sugar, raisins, molasses, leafy hops, and a hint of booze. As the beer warms, more aromas appear, notably toffee and cocoa. Funny, because the first three bottles I had (this is the last from that four pack) all smelled like dirty pennies. This one doesn't show any off notes. It's a bit mild, but shows nice complexity and character.

Taste: Brown sugar and raisins play prominent roles, just as in the taste. Hearty grains and bread crust help to form a solid malt backbone. Red currants and booze peek through just a bit, and earthy, piney hops kick-start a long-lasting, bitter finish. Not too special, but I don't notice any major flaws.

Mouthfeel: Rich, malty, very lightly carbonated, and bitter. Finishes clean and dry. I'd personally like more residual sweetness and intensity, but this is alright.

Overall: Not a barley wine that I'd go back to, but I can understand how others might dig this. Pretty mild in terms of aroma and flavor strength, though it offers up a good deal of complexity in each arena. Worth a try, I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 06:56:07 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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Anniversary Barley Wine Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.