19th Anniversary Birthday Suit - Uinta Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev +16.9%
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.
05-02-2012 18:26:07 | More by Halcyondays
2.8/5 rDev -13.8%
750 ml bottle
Served into a snifter
A: Clear pale ruby/pink colored body with a small soft white head that perhaps has an undertone of pink. No retention nor lacing really at all, but that's fairly typical for the style.
S: Pale malts, wheat, faint cherry, cherry juice and some dry floral notes. It's not really anything you'd expect or anticipate for being a "wild ale" or the labeled "sour cherry ale" that the bottle states. Not bad but nothing outstanding.
T: Wheat, pale malt, bread, faint cherry flavor though quite crisp. Honestly, this is pretty bland. Their a faint tartness you'd get from something along the lines of a Berliner Weisse but this is not reminiscent of any wild ales I've had before. It doesn't have enough character. Really disappointing.
M: Extremely bubbly, high carbonation but quite dry in the finish. Essentially what you'd want for this type of beer, not much to fault it for.
For $15 this was a huge disappointment. Nothing I'd need to purchase again, even if it was offered much cheaper. In a nation full of quality American Wild Ales, this doesn't even come close to scratching the surface of a good quality one.
04-22-2012 14:59:42 | More by ShanePB
3.75/5 rDev +15.4%
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.
04-18-2012 19:45:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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
19th Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.