Anniversary Barley Wine Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
905 Ratings
Anniversary Barley Wine AleAnniversary Barley Wine Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rich and complex, this all malt barley wine exhibits hints of dried fruits, toffee and caramel balanced by an abundance of American hops.

72 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
905
Reviews:
420
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
119
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 905 |  Reviews: 420
Photo of John_Beeryman
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snaotheus
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2016-07-30
12oz bottle served in a snifter. Best before 05/12/17.

Pours a deep ruby color with a moderately large head that fades quickly to a small ring and a small amount of active carbonation. Smell is musty, woody, dark fruits like maybe plums and dates.

Taste is definitely a barleywine. Rich, hearty sweetness. A little booze. Some of the dark fruit from the nose, tastes fairly oaky.

Mouthfeel is thick but not clinging. Overall, very nice beer.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of benloho
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ctb6582
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avatar113
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Contra
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Barley wine is one of my favorite styles due to its complexity, and Uinta got it right. While I tend to prefer a barley wine that's more on the sweet side than on the bitter-hoppy side, this beer is very well balanced between the two (I enjoy hoppy-bitter beers, but sweeter is my preference for a barley wine). There's a nice silky viscosity to it, which I love in thicker beers. The notes in the commercial description are accurate; dried apricot/fruit, toffee & caramel, but balanced with a nice bitterness. The worst part of this beer is that I'm drinking it too fast for it to properly warm up, which is a great compliment to how good this beer is!

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

Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.84/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kuhndog
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edward_boumil
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L:Ruby/rust red color, opaque. Poured a decent head that fades somewhat quickly. Light lace
S: Very sweet, hints of caramel in there as well as grapes/raisins, plums, and toffee. Hops are present and floral in aroma
T: Nice, hard to rate though, the malts in this beer are really smooth and delicious. Quite sweet, notes of raisin, fig, ect, toffee and caramel. Hop bitterness is great but a little overwhelming. I see why they are strong, they help to counterbalance the very sweet malt but IMO its a little overdone.
F: Smooth, medium carb, body is pretty light for a barleywine which is great. Hops create a drying astringency however that take away from the drinkability.
O: Impressed that a 10% beer has no detectable alcohol. Just needs a touch more balance to hit that home run. May drink again.

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Photo of jeschaefer
2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I love barley wines however this tastes more like a bitter IPA. Not necessarily bad, just not the taste profile I would expect from a barley wine..

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Photo of TheBrosy
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Copper-brown, opaque. Pours with a rich tan head that dissipates slowly.

Smell: Earthy hop smell very poignant. A bit of caramel aroma can be detected.

Taste: Hop bitterness is very noticeable. Quite generously hopped. Alcohol is well balanced with the caramel and toasted bread malt flavor.

Mouthful: Medium body. Low carbonation. Very smooth

Overall: If you are a hop-head, this an American Barleywine for you. For the rest of us, its slightly over-hopped for the style. However beneath the bitterness is a very good beer. Definitely worth a try. Do not age, as you will lose that hop aroma.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tomb_ride
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mar_mar_801
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RancidAggro
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johncnh
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Anniversary Barley Wine Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 905 ratings.
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