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20th Anniversary Birthday Suit - Uinta Brewing Company

Not Rated.
20th Anniversary Birthday Suit20th Anniversary Birthday Suit

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

18 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 154
Avg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale | 7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 05-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 154
Reviews by StonedTrippin:
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3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a live review collaboration between TheBrewo and StonedTrippin. We crack the cage and cork on a 20th Sour Brown Ale, pouring a brew of old-penny copper, with golden maple hues when held to the light. It holds a one finger head of beige bubbles, showing quick retention. This leaves punctate lacing and a microbubble film across the top of the liquid. This is easily reproducible with a flick of the wrist. Carbonation is lazy and uninspired, with no haze or sediment noted. The aroma is lighter, with chocolate, pale, and moderately Belgian grain as the malt bill. This is countered by creamy milkiness, citric acidity, light toast, metallic adjuncts, the faintest piney hops, peanut powder, and soured pear fruitiness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is wrought with bile, stomach acidity, and saltiness, boxing out most of what is left. As we sip, lactic sourness, bile pucker, tartly dried cranberry, uncooked brown malts, and wet, juicy grassiness start things off. The middle comes to a peak with more soothing amber and pale malt bitterness, white sugar flash, and floral freshness. The finish gives raw chocolate malts and cocoa powder, soy sauce, dirty unshelled peanuts, white flour, simple brewer’s yeast, and nondescript fruity tartness. The aftertaste breathes of cocoa powder, soured brown malts, metallic adjuncts, white rice, vinegar, lemon concentrate, and odd chocolate maltiness. The body is medium but chewy, and the carbonation is on the full side. Each sip gives frothy slurp, sip, and smack, with nice coating foaminess. The finishing pop is wet, with the mouth left eventually mildly puckered and astringently dried. The tongue is penetrated by the caustic acidity, giving borderline painful bite to the tip of the tongue, and dryness down the rest. The abv is fine, and the beer is more of a sipper.

Overall, what we all enjoyed most about this beer was the outrageous acidity and nuttiness through the flavoring. From the pour, this beer is stable, and obviously comfortable in its own skin. While the brown malts help give depth, toast, and bitterness, the chocolate malts through the finish give a bizarre contrast to the otherwise lighter notes of the beer. With warmth the nose gives intense nuttiness that overwhelms, with the chocolate malts taking too big a role, and the sourness evolving into vinegar sourness, breaking the beer apart. This is definitely a bottle to share, and something to be enjoyed only once a year, much like a birthday suit. A great joy to share this with TheBrewo, even though we didn't love the beer.

edit: this has come a long way since it was released. just opened a bottle last night as was really impressed how the sourness developed and how all the elements seemed so much more integrated. a year and a half or so has done wonders for this, although it still lacks in body and complexity, its a very different (and much improved) beer now. the patient were rewarded here.

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More User Reviews:
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3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: A deep copper with a red hue and good clarity. The head tan composed of rocky bubbles that fade but after tasting it's not surprising since the high acid can kill head retention.

S: A fairly malty aroma with a moderate amount of barnyard funk. Some chocolate malt aromas and a bit of nuttiness.

T: A strongly tart beer with medium-light fruity notes, like currents and raspberry flavors. The sour is fairly acidic. There is a moderate malt flavor with some sweetness and chocolate but the balance is very sour. The finish is dry and the aftertaste is of chocolate malt and currents.

M: A medium-light bodied beer with a very strong level of carbonation.

O: The sourness lack complexity but it beats you over the head the a strong vinegar-like acidic tartness. The chocolate is an interesting addition but at time distracting. That being said I'd gladly pay a fair price for a few more bottles if I get the chance.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

great beer, surprised is has such a low rating

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled on 03/01/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with about an inch light tan cola-like head that fizzled away quickly. There isn't much of any lacing at all. Aroma is nice but light, The brew smells like tart cherries, toffee, dark bread, and chocolate. I think the taste is more tart in comparison to the aroma. It tastes like tart fruit (cherries, apples, lemon), dark bread, chocolate, and some earthiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's well carbonated, and easy enough to drink. I think it's an interesting brew, I liked this more the longer I drank it. $11.99 a bottle.

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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20th Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.