19th Anniversary Birthday Suit - Uinta Brewing Company
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3.05/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Well hazed amber cherry color. Two and a half fingers of foamy off-white head. Retention is about average, but no lacing is left behind.
3.0 S: This is quite strange. It smells like cherry flavored Sprite. Beyond that there is oak and light tannins, lemon and lime (which contribute to the Sprite), phenolic cherry, and berries. Some light, musty funk and some balancing sweetness.
3.0 T: The taste is much like the nose. It tastes a bit like Sprite too. Lemon and lime, followed by cherry and berry. Oak, faint vanilla, and mild tannic astringency. Hints of clove. Musty basement funk with dry-rotten wood and apple orchard. It's not bad, but it's not a very good sour, which I think is what they were going for.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. There's a bit of spritz to it, but it could be more so. Smooth though.
3.0 D: It's easy to drink, but it isn't impressive in the least.
08-24-2012 02:52:51 | More by DavoleBomb
2.88/5 rDev -11.4%
Appearance: Hazed dusky rose. Bright-white head that drops to a tiny cap. Glows. Minimal carbonation.
Smell: Cardboard and cough syrup. Phenolic cherry. Very mellow. Lemon, old cheddar, hay, musty basement, and straw. Corn, cherry juice and tart cherry flesh.
Taste: Mild cherry flesh. Some oak barrel. Wet cardboard, corn, and grass. Cough syrup. Medicinal and slightly phenolic. Huge barrel influence. Almost like someone dissolved a cherry warhead in an oak barrel. Some pale malts. Slightly floral. Cherry flesh. Cherry soda.
Mouthfeel: Light and carbonation. Clean, very clean.
Overall: Eh. It's decent, but you can tell it's a first wild attempt. Rough and lacks depth.
08-19-2012 00:19:34 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.35/5 rDev +3.1%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this
Appearance: Reddish orange, mostly clear - fizzy, slightly off-white head, fades somewhat quickly, but easy to drum up a head - leaves a few spots of lacing
Smell: Light, pale malts and some cherries - not particularly fragrant, honestly - vaguely tart, but not sour
Taste: Soft, pale malts with some light cherry tartness - lightly sour, but not really what I would describe as a "sour cherry" - lightly sweet, some hint of earthy hops
Mouthfeel: Light, nicely carbonated, very smooth
Overall: Not bad, not an exceptional sour
This has some cherry tartness, but I wouldn't describe it as sour. It's good, but there are better sour cherry beers out there. Worth a try, but not worth trading your children for.
08-18-2012 23:43:19 | More by angrybabboon
3.63/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
08-18-2012 08:00:02 | More by lacqueredmouse
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
2.85/5 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
3.65/5 rDev +12.3%
750 ml bottle.bottled on 3-29-12 (4 months in a bottle)
Low carbonation. Off white head, that holds for roughly a minute. Body is a clear strawberry red.
Smell is faint. Cherries really come through. Maybe some toasted oak. Concerningly sweet aroma.
Luckily the mouthfeel is on the dry side. Cherries are very present but not too sweet. Oak is mixed in seamlessly. Cherries really dominate flavor profile. Perhaps some home cellaring would bring out the tart, dry, and complex. There is clearly a healthy looking yeast slurry at the bottom, so theoretically it may mature well over time. But it's still a great beer as is.
Tartness is mild but the Ph feels super low. Definitely a tooth melter, but worth it. My first from the brewery and it's a relief to find another American brewery jumping into barrels and sours.
Cheers to experimentation and simulating flavor!
07-27-2012 00:58:15 | More by mlazzaro
3.08/5 rDev -5.2%
A: This poured a clear copper with a reddish hue and a bit of off-white head.
S: It smelled like maraschino cherry and sweet bread crust, with some copper hops and honey and mango.
T: It tasted like sweet cherry and pie crust and honey, with some copper hops. It had a clean sweet and sour aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with lots of carbonation. Pretty light body.
D: This was not a sour cherry beer as advertised. The scent and taste were mostly sweet and not very complex. Very artificial character too, which wasn't terribly pleasant. The body was also a little weak, but at least the finish was mild enough so it could be consumed quickly and easily. Just not a very good beer.
07-18-2012 19:48:05 | More by Pencible
3.33/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
07-09-2012 20:53:12 | More by metter98
3.3/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
07-08-2012 22:07:48 | More by dbrauneis
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
19th Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.