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19th Anniversary Birthday Suit - Uinta Brewing Company

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159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-19-2012)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to womencantsail for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

19th Anniversary vintage. Bottled 3/20/12.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, berry, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with berry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer but fairly boring for the style.

UCLABrewN84, May 07, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev 0%

djrn2, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -7.7%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev 0%

acurtis, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy light red in color. It poured with a thin off white head that died down and left lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sour cherries in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has sour flavors of cherries. It seems to taste more like sour cherries instead of a cherry beer that has lots of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is relatively easy to drink and is neither too sour nor too tart.

metter98, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.19/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear ice tea color with a nice head that fades away rather quicky; not a whit of lacing

Smell: Acetic and woodsy, with apple and cherry undertones

Taste: A ton of woodsy acidity, up front, with a hint of chocolate but precious little development beyond that; the finish is extraordinarily acetic

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation; very puckering

Overall: Sad to say, I really cannot recommend this beer; easily my least favorite sour

brentk56, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Texasfan549, May 03, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev 0%

kjkinsey, May 03, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -7.7%

GRG1313, May 15, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev 0%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 09, 2014
Photo of emerge077
2.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

emerge077, May 14, 2012
Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -7.7%

largadeer, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

JAHMUR, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

nickfl, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

newest addition to their crooked line. a sour cherry ale for their 19th anniversary. enjoyed at the beer hive on main street in salt lake. pours a mostly clear pink grapefruit color with effervescent bubbles into a chalice with a tall rising white bubbly head. smells fruit sour, not brett or lacto sour. the fruit really dominated the nose, and the champaigne style carbonation prevents a deeper sniff. flavor is qute different, not sweet at all, crisp. almost like a raspberry ginger ale (do they still make those?). some sourness in the finish, tart and tannic, light body. surprisingly low abv for this series, but a rather clever brew overall. a bomber of this felt like a lot to me, so maybe a good one to share with some mates.

StonedTrippin, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

mendvicdog, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

MarkyMOD, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 bottle, bottled on 3/29/12,

A: Pours pink to blood orange red with a fizzy white head, light lace.

S: Cherries and raspberries, mildly fragrant.

T: Real nice true cherry flavour, some lemon zest as well. Eating chocolate with the beer, really opened up the fruit flavours and made the beer considerably better, so I'd suggest that pairing.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, bubbly/sparkling wine like. Mild acidity, sour but not lambic sour.

O: A good beer, a tad overpriced, but a sour beer for $12 is still a good value. Hoping for the poor man's Belgian Red, that it wasn't, but worth a try.

Halcyondays, May 02, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Uinta "Birthday Suit"
A: Served from a brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork into an Odell pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were well above average.

A: Pours a .5 finger head of slight pink hue, fair cream, decent thickness, and poor retention. Colour is a somewhat dull copper-ruby. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Tart cherry and sourness. A mild strength aroma. Simple but appealing.

T: Somewhat sour with a nice clean finish. Slightly tart cherry esters. Clean malts. Decently layered but somewhat restrained. Fruity and vibrant. Crisp and fresh but a bit of a missed opportunity. Not complex or subtle, but underplayed. It doesn't bring the tartness and sourness it needs to to be great. Still, I do like it.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Suits the flavour nicely. Crisp and pleasant. Nice carbonation.

Dr: Quite drinkable for the ABV and style. I'd get it again. A nice little sour. Certainly worth trying. That said, with work it could be great.

Low B

kojevergas, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of imperialking
3.25/5  rDev 0%

imperialking, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA. Shared with @tobeerornottobe and @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a bright, brilliant rose-red colour, with a fine pink head. Speckled, patchy lace. Body is quite fluid and light, but it holds some nice fine static carbonation. Overall, pretty decent.

Nose is funky and a little acidic, with a touch of berry sweetness, a leafy, tea-like character, and perhaps a slight coconut note. It's all a little thin, but I like the directness of it, and the direct acidity.

Taste is a little thin, and the acidity seems to go directly to your stomach. There's some clear cherryskin flavour, and a touch of oak and coconut, but really, it's a bit weak and lacking in depth or at least complexity. I really want the acidity to be more pronounced if it's going to exist at all: at least let me taste it.

No, really, this is a decent beer. I feel like it's a little bit sub-par for the great tradition of American Wilds, though. There, they use all of the mysteries of their fermentation to explore strange new complexities. This feels simple and mundane by comparison.

lacqueredmouse, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear golden orange to garnet red in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall pinkish white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are light aromas of fruity pale malts and light to moderate amounts of sour cherry tartness.

T: Light amounts of earthiness with some fruity pale malts and moderate amounts of sour cherry. The beer has very little sweetness and quite a bit of tartness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: As a fan of wild ales, I had high hopes for this beer that were not quite fulfilled - don't get me wrong this is a solid beer but I was hoping for more. I like tartness of the sour cherry in both the smell and taste.

dbrauneis, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a chalice)
bottles 3/29/12

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?

rhoadsrage, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I don't get the theme. It looks like Adam and Eve are getting ready to celebrate a birthday with cake. The beer comes in a 750 ml bottle and was split three ways somewhere in San Francisco's Presidio. On to the beer:

Guilherme's purchase of a glass was worth it just to see the color of this beer. It is a beautiful orangish red color with a brilliant bright look. Plenty of lace splashes around the glass. The nose has some sweet cherry, but it's mild. Some tartness works into the nose.

This is a mellow ale. The sourness is very mellow. The cherries don't dominante too much and don't overpower the senses. We weren't sure of the alcohol content beforehand, but we were sure it was "low". Sweet with a little sour. The body is a lighter medium with a very smooth texture.

Some days I might have been dissapointed by the end result from higher expectations. Considering we drank this at 11am, this was a good choice that didn't wreck our palates for the rest of the day.

DoubleJ, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of afsdan
3.25/5  rDev 0%

afsdan, Mar 28, 2014
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19th Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.