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19th Anniversary Birthday Suit - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
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160 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 17.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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 hiphopj5
3/5  rDev -7.7%

hiphopj5, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of OStrungT
2.68/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

OStrungT, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of Domingo
2.48/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Uinta has never steered me wrong and I have enjoyed cherry beers over the years. This can't miss, right?
Pours a rose color. Lots of foam, immediate lacing.
Uh oh...the nose starts off like tart cherries, and then heads into bile and butyric acid territory. It's tough to get past and it reminds me of a ruined ultra-ripe cheese. I like funky yeast beers, but this is one of those that's just plain flawed. Funky and "vomit" are very, very different to me.
The flavor doesn't necessarily have that horrible character, but the cherry flavors are almost artificial tasting and they don't blend with the citric notes from the yeast. The finish has a rough bitterness that some wild beers take on, too.
I wanted to like this and I was excited when I saw it, but man...it's a dud.

Domingo, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of roblund
3.25/5  rDev 0%

roblund, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of PuFtonLyfe
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

PuFtonLyfe, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of thedudexxi
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

thedudexxi, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of brewandbbq
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.

brewandbbq, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev 0%

twelveinches, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of leodarko
3/5  rDev -7.7%

leodarko, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of ejw127
2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

ejw127, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Pahn
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.

Pahn, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +23.1%

PEIhop, May 28, 2012
Photo of avaldivia
3/5  rDev -7.7%

avaldivia, May 23, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
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.

Flounder57, May 22, 2012
Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

brotherloco, May 21, 2012
Photo of BilbosNuts
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.

BilbosNuts, May 19, 2012
Photo of Giovacchini
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.

Giovacchini, May 17, 2012
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 codynevels
3/5  rDev -7.7%

codynevels, May 12, 2012
Photo of emaciated
3/5  rDev -7.7%

emaciated, May 12, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
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.

SpdKilz, May 12, 2012
Photo of Etan
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.

Etan, May 11, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
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.

PeterIngemi, May 09, 2012
Photo of SalMineo
3.25/5  rDev 0%

SalMineo, May 05, 2012
Photo of esmithrunner
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

esmithrunner, May 04, 2012
19th Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.