19th Anniversary Birthday Suit - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by jkeefe1800:
3.26/5 rDev +0.3%
750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Color is an apple red with some noticable carbonation and solid head. Smell is actually pretty non existant which I was very suprised by really nothing noticeable. Taste is nice good balance of fruit and sour. Mouthfeel is clean finishes crisp with a slight tart aftertaste which I want with this style. Overall decent beer but certainly not spectacular.
06-18-2013 03:48:37 | More by jkeefe1800
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3.79/5 rDev +16.6%
A- Pink honey. Big bubble head that runs away as fast as it can. Hmmmm curious
S- Smell the pucker. Sour cherry as it suggests
T- Pucker before anything. Pretty sour. Taste is good but seems to be lacking depth (I guess it is only 5.4% though)
M- LOTS of bubbles. Definite drool factor
O- It's good. Was hoping for something a bit heavier in the mouth, but not at all disappointed.
08-20-2013 14:23:40 | More by SanDNigel
2.68/5 rDev -17.5%
This beer pours a pinkish red color, with a thick, fluffy, pikkish whie head. The head fades very slowly, leaving little lace.
This beer smells very funky. Earthy yeast and grainy funk. It is not overly pleasent. I can detect a slight tart cherry aroma as well. My original excitement is going down.
This beer is cloyingly yeasty and funky. Earthy and grainy. Behind that I get a hint of sweet and tart cherry, but it is hard to enjoy over the funk.
This beer is highly carbonated, fitting the style. It leaves a funky earthy aftertaste, with just a touch of tartness.
This beer wouldnt make a good session beer. It just dosnet taste right for the style.
Overall: I love wild ales, and I love cherries. The more sour the better. I also like funky beers, and long as there is more complexity to it than just funk. This beer didnt do the best job of balancing this. Maybe more cherry tartness would have rounded it out better.
06-14-2012 00:40:50 | More by OStrungT
3.4/5 rDev +4.6%
(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer pours a cranberry colored slightly dense body with a wall of microbubbles pushing to the surface. There is a boiling pink hued white head that fades quickly.
S- The aroma of fruity pale malt is soft with some hints of tartness to it.
T- The tart cherry flavor has some green pungent hop notes to follow with a field corn hint coming through as it warms. The finish has a big fruit tartness that fades with each sip.
M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a very mild astringency from the cherries and a tight fizz finish. There is no alcohol heat.
O- This beer has a soft cherry flavor with a bigger fruit tartness in the bite. There isn't any malt support or yeast/funk support making it a bit one dimensional. I'm not sure if age would bring out more character or not?
06-26-2012 13:12:58 | More by rhoadsrage
4.2/5 rDev +29.2%
Nose of tart cherries, sour grapes and that's about it. Taste is cherries (tart and sour), red grapes, citrus and some alcohol. Very effervescent, almost like a sparkling wine. Pretty good, but a little too froofy for me. I was hoping for something a little more "sour ale" but not bad though.
08-16-2012 07:11:02 | More by DonDirkA
2.78/5 rDev -14.5%
Picked up at my local store. I knew the ratings were somewhat lackluster but curiosity got the best of me.
Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a lighter red, dark orange hue with lots of fizz and about a half finger of bright white head that dissipates almost immediately leaving very little lacing.
Smell – A rather muted aroma. There is obvious cherry aromas, though not strong and more juice like than anything. A bit of raspberry comes through as the beer warms. A very subtle tartness at the end. That’s about it.
Taste – Yikes. Holy metallic. There is a cherry punch up front but this fades to a rather metallic, tinny horrible aftertaste. This tastes like carbonated cherry juice mixed with pennies. Just the slightest of tartness.
Mouthfeel – Light bodied, too much carbonation. Finishes dry.
Overall – I will not be finishing this beer. This is not good, which is sad, because this brewery has put out some other solid offerings. No way I’m going to buy one to see how it ages.
05-12-2012 00:02:19 | More by SpdKilz
2.85/5 rDev -12.3%
Pinkish crimson, somewhat orange when backlit. Pink head of sizzling foam, looks like cherry yougurt. After the initial flurry of bubbles and foam, the head faded away never to return. An ethereal momentary skim results from a vigorous swirl.
Smells like sour cherries, as advertised. Sour mashed grain and musty wet dishrag, mineral water.
Tart cherry taste, some heavy minerality, pretty one-dimensional but it tastes alright. Not very well integrated, some astringent metallic notes throw it off a bit. It's clean and tart with a dry finish, but also a little bland and watery in the middle.
Aside from the cherries being of the sour variety, nothing really points to American Wild Ale stylistically. Seems too young, not well developed or complex.
05-14-2012 00:07:21 | More by emerge077
2.85/5 rDev -12.3%
Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a lighter red color with a small head.
Not much depth, but nice aromas of tart cherries and berries with a touch of florals.
Medium bodied, but somewhat watery and lacking a mid+finish. It does have some decent flavors of tart cherries and berries, but it is lacking.
Pretty disappointing. It was on the thinner side but did have some decent flavors.
08-08-2012 05:27:09 | More by KDawg
2.98/5 rDev -8.3%
This is the 20th Anniversary version.
A: Pours a clear, dark copper with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.
S: Tart and sour fruit notes reminiscent of lemons and cherries up front with a faint sweetness underneath. Not much going on.
T: Lemony tartness and sourness hits first with some lighter tart cherry notes. It's quite sour. When the tart and sour flavors finally fade, there is surprisingly little else going on. The finish is even a bit watery.
M: Mid-light body with medium carbonation, this beer feels crisp at first but finishes watery.
O: Not an offensive beer by any means, but just incredibly bland. There's a big sour punch like biting into a lemon and then it just fades away, leaving nothing behind.
04-28-2013 21:04:29 | More by n2185
3.5/5 rDev +7.7%
Picked up at the COOP over the weekend... Paid a pricey $13ish... poured into my little CC goblet... The brew is a hazed orange with a definite red/pink tint and pinkish head. The head really doesn't last that long and leaves little in the way of cap or lacing.
Nose shows some minor Belgian qualities.. bit of spice with plenty of fruity notes... some sorta grainy malt comes through and helps bring the aromas up and out of the glass.
The flavor shows hints of a lactic bite (maybe?), but it seems minor... sour cherries are definitely the big player.. dusty pale malt/wheaty element brings the brew together a bit... a bit of tannin shows with warmth... I think I may be associating the tannins with the lactic acid...
Body is a light/medium with a medium carbonation that helps the drinkability..
Honestly not sure that this one should be in the "wild" category, but conversations with a couple of well informed buddies made me believe... I think.
03-19-2012 04:59:23 | More by JohnGalt1
3.18/5 rDev -2.2%
750 ml bottle, bottled on 3/29/12. Pours a copper color, with a slight red hue. Pinkish head disappears after a quick minute. No lace to speak of.
Slight sour cherry aroma, with a bit of an earthy feel. A few other fruity notes that are restrained. Slightly funky.
Very earthy up front. Sour cherries are really an afterthought here. Not a great deal of tartness. Not very sweet at all, which makes the earthy notes even more dominant. Other faint fruity notes.
Lighter body, carbonation doesn't seem to liven this up much. Alcohol is a non-factor. Not terrible, maybe just not what I was expecting.
10-22-2012 00:52:41 | More by Bierguy5
19th Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.