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Anniversary Barley Wine Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Ratings: 760
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 21
Gots: 68 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2002

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
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Ratings: 760 | Reviews: 392
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4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a deep amber, mahogony color. Glistens, and quite transparent when held to light. Frothy, slight off-white head when agitated, one finger thick, extremely sticky lacing on glass.
Aroma- Rich, dark winter fruits, figs/dates/raisins/plums. Sweet malt notes, molasses, caramel, candy sugar/toffee. Noticeable piney, bright citrus hop notes as well. Slight tinge of booziness.
Taste- Bright citrus and piney hop notes come forward, nice bitterness. Dark fruits compliment, as well as a nice counterbalance of sweet toasted sticky malts. Nice earthy tones, warming alcohol.
Feel- Medium body, slight stickiness. Moderate amount of carbonation.
Overall- Wonderful balance of flavors, being quite young the hops are very forward and present in the beer. Beautiful hop character though, strikes a harmony with the toasted sweet malts and sticky dark fruits lying underneath. Nice, enjoyable sipper, alcohol quite noticeable.

Photo of jellikit
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Appearance: dark Amber. Thick, foamy, light brown head. Thick, sticky lacing.
Smell: molasses, fig, sweet orange peel.
Taste: dark grain, slight raisin. Dark candy sugar. Lightly roasted barley.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Big, burly body. Slightly sweet, slightly dry.
Overall: pretty good barley wine. A little bitter from the roasted barley. But good. Big and heavy.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Daniellehto
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at home 19/11 2014.
A warm deep red color that invites you, paired with a bronzy head that looks fantastic.

The smell is fruity, thoughts go to raisins, prunes and fruitcake.

Taste is of dried fruits and prunes. The taste of alcohol is there and some suprising bitterness making me think of bitter coffee and bitter american hops.

The mouthfeel is pretty full and comes with a good heat from the alcohol. Starting to wonder if there might have been some chili involved seeing how the heat is stronger than what I would expect from the ABV. The carbonation is mild which enhances the flavours in my opinion.

Overall a nice barleywine!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.44/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of timontheroad
4.02/5  rDev +5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Anniversary Barley Wine Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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