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Anniversary Barley Wine Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Anniversary Barley Wine AleAnniversary Barley Wine Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

656 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 18
Gots: 47 | 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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Ratings: 656 | Reviews: 377 | Display Reviews Only:
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-13-2014 03:17:51 | More by cfinch2
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-12-2014 01:32:52 | More by JohnBender
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-10-2014 00:07:06 | More by JakerLou
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-09-2014 01:02:49 | More by PEIhop
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BierJager89

California

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark translucent ruby red with a light tan ring of head.

S: Red wine, grapes, strawberry, peach and maybe apricot in the nose.

T: Starts off with lots of dark fruit and citrus, quickly fades to citric and piney hops, finishing quite floral and predominantly hoppy. A bit earthy, almost a bit tart.

M: Medium-full bodied and smooth enough.

O: Recommended for fans of American-style barley wines. Not excellent, but it's pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 06:17:59 | More by BierJager89
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Poucher86

Maryland

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-05-2014 14:20:57 | More by Poucher86
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-03-2014 19:29:29 | More by GraduatedCashew
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-02-2014 17:10:48 | More by jaydoc
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-31-2014 02:49:30 | More by ricecracker420
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jbwimer

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this sitting in my basement for awhile. Had it fresh some time ago. Gonna go ahead and review this one that was bottled 10/12/12, which would put it between 15-16 months. Cheers!

A- I really like the look of this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Fairly aggressive pour. A finger of a frothy tan head forms and retains pretty well. Carbonation bubbles up, feeding the ring of foam around the edge. A deep dark, ruby. Almost impenetrable. Solid lacing on this one, too. Good stuff.

S- Really nice bouquet here. Lots of vanilla, caramel and toffee. I remember this being hoppier, and there doesn't appear to be much in the way of hop aroma. Really smooth nose, and pretty standard for a barleywine with some age on it.

T- Good, but feels a little empty. Not as pleasant as the nose. The caramel that's present in the aroma tastes a little too burnt. While the vanilla and toffee are also there, they don't command much presence. It's not a bad flavor. Just not good enough for me. I should add that 10.4% ABV that I remember being very noticeable last time has evened out.

M- Medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is somewhere between the heavier end if medium and the lighter end of heavy. Could use a tad more on the mouthfeel. But, it's good.

O- Time does this beer a favor. Wasn't an amazing beer, but was pretty solid. If I see this beer at a good price, I'll totally grab a few and throw them in the cellar. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 02:48:35 | More by jbwimer
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lordofstarside

Nevada

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz to a snifter, best before 5/15/14

Pours a very dark ruby brown with hues of dark orange and a finger of beige colored foam. Very clear with very mild carbonation, lacing and retention could be a bit better though. Really diggin dat color

Smells of upfront of pine and earthy citrus hops followed by a heavy sweet malt full of toffee, molasses, and brown sugar. Finishes with pretty strong alcohol aromas

Taste is pretty close with the nose. Hops hit first with with strong flavors of pine followed by a mild lemon and grapefruit citrus. Malts are pretty much what you'd expect from the smell, loads of sweet and toasted toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Alcohol is still really detectable, not as strong as the nose though

Feel is thick and heavy with a wet finish. Pretty bitter and has a nice snug warmth to it. Pretty sippable

Overall a solid barley wine, nothing spectacular but worth the try. I threw two in the cellar to see if it really falls of after a few months. Will update

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 01:23:07 | More by lordofstarside
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-29-2014 16:13:01 | More by vcoggins
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champ103

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a burnt brown color. A beige head is slow to rise, but eventually gets to two fingers. That recedes, and gobs of lace is left behind.
S: Tree sap and pine resin. Perfume like hops up front, that fades in a minute to a big malty sweetness. Maple syrup and lightly woody. From the nose, everything about this seem really viscous.
T: Again, a big piney, resinous, and oily hop flavor up front. Sticky, sweet malt comes next. Then burnt wood and caramelized sugars, and leather. Lingering bitterness.
M/D: This is a big viscous mess. Full body, again oily, and resinous. A slow sipper for sure. Fusel like alcohol. It is taking me a while to get through this.

A big abrasive barelywine. Not bad, just to much for me. Everything is pretty overwhelming here. Worth a try, but not something I am dying to come back to. Maybe I should hold on to the rest of the 4 pack for a while and see where this goes?

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 22:18:59 | More by champ103
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tpauer

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-27-2014 00:45:10 | More by tpauer
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KHarz

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-25-2014 20:47:37 | More by KHarz
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-25-2014 19:04:55 | More by sharpski
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Taologic

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-22-2014 02:36:19 | More by Taologic
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-21-2014 16:42:43 | More by DerrickW
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darthvohn

Texas

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Glass Used: Snifter

Appearance: A very deep mahogany with a thick thumb's thick sugar cookie colored head. Light has some trouble passing through but it does, around the edges and the bottom of the glass. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Perfumey Meyer lemon, pine, hard candy sweetness, malt, with hints of leather.

Taste: Gobs of malt and sweet floral lemon, some dark fruits and hops. A sharp bitterness lingers well after the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Thick;coats the mouth and tongue.

Overall: A malty and perfumey lemon-pine American barleywine that's enjoyable to the end. Worth a try for you ABW fans.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 06:39:06 | More by darthvohn
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SoCaliC8

California

1/5  rDev -74%

01-16-2014 05:32:44 | More by SoCaliC8
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours three fingers of head on a clear but dark red to brown colored body.
The aroma is excellent. Lots of lemon, grapefruit and pine with a mix of candy.
The taste is candied lemon, grain, mild bitterness at the end.
The texture is fairly crisp for a barley wine with moderate carbonation.
It's probably one of the more easy drinking barley wines and it's good.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 04:46:19 | More by Fatehunter
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Sazz9

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-15-2014 03:24:56 | More by Sazz9
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delta490

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- poured a clear deep ruby-tinted brown. Creamy tan head doesn't have huge retention but does linger and leave some lacing

S-minimal aroma with some mild malt notes

T- more hop-forward than traditional barley wines. Some nice malt flavors (think dark fruit) underpin the earthier hops notes. Flavor develops well as the beer warms.

M- nice and full with a bite from the hops on the finish

O- a good ale, less a traditional barley wine than just a good ale

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 18:36:46 | More by delta490
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Caleb

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-12-2014 05:12:35 | More by Caleb
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ViragS

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-11-2014 19:27:14 | More by ViragS
Anniversary Barley Wine Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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