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19th Anniversary Birthday Suit - Uinta Brewing Company

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19th Anniversary Birthday Suit19th Anniversary Birthday Suit

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BA SCORE
75
okay

157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 17.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 23 | 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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roblund

California

3.25/5  rDev 0%

06-12-2012 14:09:19 | More by roblund
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PuFtonLyfe

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-12-2012 00:24:36 | More by PuFtonLyfe
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thedudexxi

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

06-12-2012 00:12:52 | More by thedudexxi
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle.

Pours pinkish red with sparkling clarity and a crackling, quickly fizzling head of pink. A partial skim coat and a few dots of lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics are mainly cherry cough syrup and a hint of cranberries.

Medium bodied with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

Light cherries and perhaps a trace of biscuity malt on the palate. Otherwise the beer is quite clean and barely tart.

Finishes with some lingering cherry juice and a faint tartness.

This beer falls short in so many ways. Lacking in fresh cherry essence, funk, and sourness. For almost $13.00 I'm pretty dissapointed in this one, and will probably not take a gamble on another Crooked line series bottle in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 01:15:15 | More by brewandbbq
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twelveinches

Washington

3.25/5  rDev 0%

06-09-2012 05:53:40 | More by twelveinches
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leodarko

California

3/5  rDev -7.7%

06-02-2012 06:16:25 | More by leodarko
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ejw127

Nevada

2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

06-01-2012 04:56:52 | More by ejw127
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Pahn

New York

3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle split 3 ways into wine glasses. Thanks to BA morningthief for sharing this with me!

Appearance: Pours a hazy red orange (article I read about it online says it's "blood orange colored," which is spot on). No lacing.

Smell: Faint fruit juice smell. Weak. Some bread comes out with time.

Taste: Mild puckering sourness up front, leading to a profound blandness. Nice bready aftertaste. The sourness up front has a slight cherry fruit juice tinge to it. Middle is instructively bland; like you thought water was bland, but Birthday Suit is here to teach you otherwise.

Happily, the flavor score rises above a 2.0 as the beer does open up with time, and grows on me considerably. It's difficult to describe... a little floral and fruity, a little like wild yeast flavors. While it's very, very subtle, it's helped along by the great mouthfeel and pleasant sourness, and is quite enjoyable.

Not what you usually expect (or want) from a wild ale, but in the end it's actually very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Juicy and succulent, tart but not too much. High side of moderately carbonated. Great, clear vessel for the light flavors.

Overall: The well done mouthfeel carries this beer a long way. I could see being horribly disappointed with this bottle... but I think it's worth opening up your mind to what it has to offer: pleasant, subdued sourness, bready pale malt flavors, with a lot of complementary subtleties.

Hard to recommend, but easy to enjoy. At the right price, this would actually be a repeat buy for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 01:09:14 | More by Pahn
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +23.1%

05-28-2012 00:51:17 | More by PEIhop
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avaldivia

California

3/5  rDev -7.7%

05-23-2012 15:29:35 | More by avaldivia
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger head that reduced quickly to a thin layer. It is a ruby red color with good clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: tart cherries, malty sweetness

Taste: the cherries are definitely there, a little sour and funk, but was looking for more.

Mouthfeel: smmooth, low to medium carbonation, light to medium bodied, a little dry and chewy

Overall: I love sour and wild ales, but this one was not bad, but I will go to my normal favorites next time. The beer seemes to easy to drink without the funky and wildness that most of us appreciate. This is a good started to ge people into the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 06:03:39 | More by Flounder57
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brotherloco

California

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-21-2012 00:06:01 | More by brotherloco
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BilbosNuts

California

3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a candy apple red color with a small white head that fades quickly. It has a light amount of carbonation that creates an inviting appearance.

S: Tart and sour cherries and a touch of earthy, woodiness make up the aroma.

T: The taste is exactly like the aroma, but definitely not as sour as I was hoping or expecting.

M: It is light bodied and moderately carbonated. It has a nice, crisp, refreshing feel that makes you want to go back in for more.

O: I was pretty underwhelmed by this sour. The basic aspects were there, though muted, and it was rather one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 19:27:30 | More by BilbosNuts
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Giovacchini

California

3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a reddish copper hue with a thin head.

S- sour cherries, some very mild funk, subtle vinegar, vanilla, and grain.

T- sour cherries, bread, wheat, water, and some subtle citrus.

M- subtle carbonation with a sour/ tart taste that linger on the pallette for a bit.

O- this beer was sort of a let down. I am sitting here 1/2 the way through the bottle writing this review and I'm not sure if I am going to finish this. Being that this beer is a American Wild Ale I think it is a failure.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 02:42:47 | More by Giovacchini
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emerge077

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 00:07:21 | More by emerge077
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codynevels

California

3/5  rDev -7.7%

05-12-2012 17:16:21 | More by codynevels
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emaciated

California

3/5  rDev -7.7%

05-12-2012 02:11:37 | More by emaciated
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SpdKilz

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 00:02:19 | More by SpdKilz
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml into a piece of MBC stemware.

A: Pours a reddish-orange with a white head, which recedes quickly.

S: Very sweet, syrupy cherry, grape, slight yeastiness.

T: Slightly tart cherry builds, and then fades into a coarse, yeasty graininess. A tiny note of funk. Tart apple, grape.

M: Light-bodied with lively carbonation.

O: Not bad, but a bit bland and one-noted.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 03:59:21 | More by Etan
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a 750 ml. Poured into a duvel glass

A: pours a light red with hints of punk with a finger of fluffy pinkish white head that leaves no lacing to speak of.

S: cherry, cherry skins, almost a hint of raspberry. A light hint of earthy tartness but doesnt smell nearly as sour as I had hoped, Honestly the aroma is a bit more subtle in all ways then I had hoped for.

T: loads of while cherry flavor.... With a tartness on the finish that almost brings a hint of raspberry... This beer is not incredibly sour... Reminds me of a cherry flavored dfh which is a Berliner Weiss if I remember correctly. But again a lot of good cherry flavor.
I am also not getting any oak to speak of

M: a light medium body with high medium crisp carbonation. Not a bad mouthfeel but nothing rally exciting either... Good for the style.

O: a good cherry beer.... Not the best kriek I've ever had though.... But I suppose they don't call it a kriek, they call it a sour chery ale. Which I suppose it is... The sour is a bit more subdued then I would have liked... And the beer seems to me like it would have been more accurately labeled a cherry Berliner Weiss.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 01:13:33 | More by PeterIngemi
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev 0%

05-05-2012 22:26:30 | More by SalMineo
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esmithrunner

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

05-04-2012 13:09:26 | More by esmithrunner
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

05-02-2012 22:57:10 | More by Gatordaddy
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Halcyondays

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 18:26:07 | More by Halcyondays
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hcuta


3.25/5  rDev 0%

04-29-2012 19:15:09 | More by hcuta
19th Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.