22nd Crooked Line Birthday Suit: Sour Plum Abbey Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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3.74/5
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152 Ratings
22nd Crooked Line Birthday Suit: Sour Plum Abbey Ale22nd Crooked Line Birthday Suit: Sour Plum Abbey Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Benish on 04-26-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
152
pDev:
14.97%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
49
Trade:
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of WynnO
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corson
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark purple to ruddy brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated immediately. Barely any lacing stuck around but what was there rode right on into the beer. The smell started off with sugared plums,. Light biscuits slyly move in underneath sour citrus rind. Light dry woodiness adds a nice edge. The taste encompasses all of the previously mentioned flavors and yields to a dry sour to dry tart and tanginess leading into the aftertaste and having a dry sour tangy finish. On the palate, this was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs appropriately for an American Wild ale. Overall, interesting American Wild ale where the aroma doesn’t exactly match the flavor, I liked it for me, pretty sure I could revisit this.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Oak and tannins on the nose.

Plum skin, tart on the palate, slightly nutty, yeasty.

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Photo of kkazemi
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shivtim
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DudMan
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 750 into stemmed Teku glass.
Pours a nice garnet color with one finger of head the dissipates.
Aromas are some mild sour yeatiness with nice fruit presence.
Flavor is tart, a bit acidic with raisin, grape and plum notes prominent.
Mouthfeel was good.
Honestly there wasn't a ton wrong here, maybe a bit muddles flavor wise. But I liked it!

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Photo of papat444
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Groleau for the share!

Has a nice discreet plum presence especially in the finish. Certainly has Belgian influence but no yeast attributes. Love the finish, dry with a bit of cork.

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Photo of groleau
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VTBrewHound
2.56/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of epyon396
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Copper/amber with a fluffy, uniform white head across the whole surface. Minimal spotty lacing. No legs.

Somewhat bland nose, and what's there isn't great. Overly sweet. Reminds me of Red Bull, akin to liquid Smarties. Light spice found in Belgian yeast, and a little bit of caramel malt.

Flat out gross. Like 40% poorly aged dubbel mixed with 60% tap water. Malty and minute spice. Light tartness on the back end, but it's somewhat of a sharp, astringent sour. Little to no plums present, but the bottle is getting up there in age, so I can't fault that aspect. The vomit notes mentioned in other reviews are way overblown.

Low-ish carbonation. Light body, but kind of syrupy. Bready and dry finish.

Bad sour, bad Belgian, bad beer. Complete waste of money.

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Photo of zonker17
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark amber with no head. Very faint nose that hints if fruit. Taste does show the plum, but the beer base is less than good. Belgian notes muted. Heavier than expected body and lacking carbonation.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
2.11/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The aroma on this interesting but not in a good way. It has this overwhelming artifical sugar / fruit smell that is almost exactly like a Twizzler. There is some pale malt underneath but it has that dreaded sawdust smell, and the two aren't a good combo. The taste profile fairs a little better. As others have said it isn't super-sour, just more of a lactic / vinegar note on the end. Beyond that you just get a lot of the fruit notes like plum, fig, anc raisin, but it is very artificial tasting, like a fruit cake. Again the malt bill is off and has that vomit like tone. Overall, this one misses pretty wide of the mark.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A minimal head was poured that reduced to nothing quickly. It is a copper amber color with great clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Plums, bready, caramel, figs, Belgian yeast.

Taste: Awesome plum and fig notes, brady, and caramel malts, tart notes, and Belgian yeast. Some chewy notes in there too.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a little chewy, a little yeasty, medium to high carbonation, a little dry, and a little tart.

Overall: More of an abbey ale with plums than a wild or sour ale. Still enjoyable and I look forward to next year's anniversary beer.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle.

A: Upfront plums, stone fruit, a fair amount of sourness and a bit of sharp bourbon on the finish. There is a secondary aroma from the “wild yeast” that smells super off and makes me forget about all the other aromas I just named.

A: Amberish color, quite opaque with a light head that quickly recedes into a thin film.

T: Plums, lightly sweet malt, mixed with a moderate sourness – slight vinegar note with a moderate woody character.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. There is a moderately light acidity.

O: Smells a bit off, but drinks much better. The plums and moderate sourness are a solid compliment to the lightly sweet malt – but could do without the aroma. Hopefully it was flaw just exhibited in this bottle.

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Photo of mrob22278
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cheer4beer_
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer has a nice orange amber hue to it with a thin light colored head. I can smell the tartness of the beer but I have a bit of a cold so I'm missing any of the subtler notes that may be present. It has a nice smooth tartness and a dry finish. I taste fruit notes and the plum flavors, the beer is thin in body. The taste is what I expect from a Belgian Sour beer.

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Photo of rhartogsq
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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22nd Crooked Line Birthday Suit: Sour Plum Abbey Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 152 ratings