19th Anniversary Birthday Suit - Uinta Brewing Company
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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
3.43/5 rDev +5.5%
Bottle shared by Steve, 750ml into a tulip. Bottled March 29, 2012.
Translucent pink body with some orange highlights, white ring of bubbles serves as the head. Nose of raspberry and cranberry juice, berry pits and some tartness. Very mild malt character. Tastes of cherry and cranberry juice, mild tartness and minimal malt. Light feel, and almost comes across as a a tart fruit juice. Not bad, not not complex or intriguing in any regard.
12-24-2012 16:56:59 | More by liamt07
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
3.23/5 rDev -0.6%
Tried ages ago, reviewed from notes.
Pours a rude red colour, head is disappointing, just a thin crown although a quick swill revives it. Lacing is quite decent, but not that sticky. Looks OK.
Smells quite sweet. Marshmallow and a big aroma of bubblegum on there. Toffee, with a big cherry medicine note. Fluffy and sweet but some odd notes in there as well. Yeah, a bit like kiddy medicine in a lot of ways. Will reserve judgement until I taste.
Taste is not what I expected at all, really. Sour, but not really in a satisfying, wild ale kind of way. It tastes just 'off', with big phenolic notes, cherry liqueur, some unripe strawberry and fresh fruit pudding. Fruity, mostly, not majorly sour but not sweet either - tastes a lot like underripe fruit. Could use more sweetness, or just more complexity to the tartness.
Brassy body: bold and solid really, with a nice dry finish. Very good.
Can't say I'm a big fan. I feel it's a bit lacking on some sides and the dominant flavour needs to be toned a bit more. Refreshing enough, though.
08-04-2014 06:57:49 | More by laituegonflable
3.35/5 rDev +3.1%
Picked this up a while ago. Immediately crushed at how bad the ratings were for this. Figured it was time to get it out of my cellar. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Poured a nice, clear super light cherry/berry juice hue with a one finger white head that faded to leave a thin white blanket and light side lacing.
S - Well, a first here. This has NO nose. I have to almost give this a Belgian Dip in order to get anything, and what I get is cherry cough syrup.
T - Well, atleast theres flavor here. Not exactly great flavor, but its something. Lots of cloy "sour" cherry notes here. Mostly just cherry syrup with some hints of sour notes. Aftertaste is far too "fake" but everything before that isnt too too bad.
M - Mouthfeel is good. Higher carbonated here keeps the syrupy taste off the tongue, however, it is a bit distracting.
O - Overall this wasnt horrible, just wasnt anything to write home about. Would I buy it again? No. It was not worth the $11.99.
01-22-2013 02:08:36 | More by rudzud
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
3.05/5 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
1.78/5 rDev -45.2%
Dark brown with cherry hues, a loose, scattered light tan foam. Smells of wood, vanilla, some sweet cream - nothing like a wild of any kind... Flavor is tart, acetic, metallic, some oak, mostly tart metal here -poor showing. Medium bodied with loose, moderate carb and a dry finish. A really disappointing offering.
04-21-2013 08:47:15 | More by harrymel
19th Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.