Anniversary Barley Wine Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by mmmbeer:
4.15/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
An anniversary barleywine that is available year round - kind of odd. As is the fact that I bought this almost two years ago in Utah and just recently saw the same vintage available at a store here in Boston. Anyway, from a 12 oz. stubby, bottled 04/09/09, 72 IBUs. Pours a chill-hazed crimson, with low carbonation and topped with a thin tan cap that retains a thin collar and doesn't manage to lace the glass. Smells richly malty and caramelly, with coffee, roast, milk chocolate, floral alcohol and very heady, citric, oily and resinous hops. Still tastes quite hoppy at two years old, with the same hop profile that gives an almost harsh bitterness. Lots of melanoidins and crystal malts contribute a robust malty base and a bit of sweetness. The yeast is earthy and fruity, and there is a light booziness as well that helps lead into a warming, bitter finish. Medium to full on the palate, moderately-carbonated, with a tongue-scraping bitterness and powdery yeast feel. Not terribly complex, but it is smooth, delicious, well-integrated, and it has aged quite well so far. I would like to try this one at five years old to see how it's going.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2011 22:14:58 | More by mmmbeer
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3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours out a slightly murky brown body with a thin head. Smells of caramel, dried fruit, figs, piloncillo, and PNW hops. Tastes sweet; lots of caramelized malts. Very toasty: more so than I would have imagined from the taste. Aftertaste has some roasty coffee notes. Hops are prominent and resinous/grassy. Mouthfeel is fullish with some tingly carbonation. Overall, this is a solid barleywine, but nothing to go crazy about.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 03:33:58 | More by goochpunch
Anniversary Barley Wine Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.