Anniversary Barley Wine Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
904 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:
904
Reviews:
419
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
118
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 904 |  Reviews: 419
Photo of GreenHa
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of woosterbill
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle of XVI, bottled 5/15/09, into a Gandhi-Bot tulip. Savored on a snowy night.

A: Cloudy dark russet-brown body under a finger of tan head that settles slowly into a ring and leaves a nice amount of lace. Attractive.

S: Simple yet complex, with a lovely mixture of toffee and dried fruits. Candied raisins, dates, and apricots. Some chocolate and toasted bread crust. Really nice.

T: Opens with dark fruit, followed closely by caramel malt. Dark chocolate and residual hop bitterness combine with some warming alcohol to close things out rather heavily, but not too harshly. The age has mellowed it nicely, but it's still aggressive.

M: Smooth, lightly carbonated, and substantial. Not really thick, but substantial. I like it.

O: This with almost 5 years on it tastes a lot like Bigfoot with 1. I'm extremely impressed at how well it's aged, with not even a hint of oxidation. It tastes mature, but not in the least bit old. Tasty stuff.

Cheers!

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Photo of cfinch2
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BierJager89
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark translucent ruby red with a light tan ring of head.

S: Red wine, grapes, strawberry, peach and maybe apricot in the nose.

T: Starts off with lots of dark fruit and citrus, quickly fades to citric and piney hops, finishing quite floral and predominantly hoppy. A bit earthy, almost a bit tart.

M: Medium-full bodied and smooth enough.

O: Recommended for fans of American-style barley wines. Not excellent, but it's pretty good.

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Photo of Poucher86
5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jbwimer
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this sitting in my basement for awhile. Had it fresh some time ago. Gonna go ahead and review this one that was bottled 10/12/12, which would put it between 15-16 months. Cheers!

A- I really like the look of this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Fairly aggressive pour. A finger of a frothy tan head forms and retains pretty well. Carbonation bubbles up, feeding the ring of foam around the edge. A deep dark, ruby. Almost impenetrable. Solid lacing on this one, too. Good stuff.

S- Really nice bouquet here. Lots of vanilla, caramel and toffee. I remember this being hoppier, and there doesn't appear to be much in the way of hop aroma. Really smooth nose, and pretty standard for a barleywine with some age on it.

T- Good, but feels a little empty. Not as pleasant as the nose. The caramel that's present in the aroma tastes a little too burnt. While the vanilla and toffee are also there, they don't command much presence. It's not a bad flavor. Just not good enough for me. I should add that 10.4% ABV that I remember being very noticeable last time has evened out.

M- Medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is somewhere between the heavier end if medium and the lighter end of heavy. Could use a tad more on the mouthfeel. But, it's good.

O- Time does this beer a favor. Wasn't an amazing beer, but was pretty solid. If I see this beer at a good price, I'll totally grab a few and throw them in the cellar. Cheers!

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Photo of lordofstarside
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz to a snifter, best before 5/15/14

Pours a very dark ruby brown with hues of dark orange and a finger of beige colored foam. Very clear with very mild carbonation, lacing and retention could be a bit better though. Really diggin dat color

Smells of upfront of pine and earthy citrus hops followed by a heavy sweet malt full of toffee, molasses, and brown sugar. Finishes with pretty strong alcohol aromas

Taste is pretty close with the nose. Hops hit first with with strong flavors of pine followed by a mild lemon and grapefruit citrus. Malts are pretty much what you'd expect from the smell, loads of sweet and toasted toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Alcohol is still really detectable, not as strong as the nose though

Feel is thick and heavy with a wet finish. Pretty bitter and has a nice snug warmth to it. Pretty sippable

Overall a solid barley wine, nothing spectacular but worth the try. I threw two in the cellar to see if it really falls of after a few months. Will update

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Photo of vcoggins
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of champ103
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a burnt brown color. A beige head is slow to rise, but eventually gets to two fingers. That recedes, and gobs of lace is left behind.
S: Tree sap and pine resin. Perfume like hops up front, that fades in a minute to a big malty sweetness. Maple syrup and lightly woody. From the nose, everything about this seem really viscous.
T: Again, a big piney, resinous, and oily hop flavor up front. Sticky, sweet malt comes next. Then burnt wood and caramelized sugars, and leather. Lingering bitterness.
M/D: This is a big viscous mess. Full body, again oily, and resinous. A slow sipper for sure. Fusel like alcohol. It is taking me a while to get through this.

A big abrasive barelywine. Not bad, just to much for me. Everything is pretty overwhelming here. Worth a try, but not something I am dying to come back to. Maybe I should hold on to the rest of the 4 pack for a while and see where this goes?

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Taologic
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of DerrickW
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Glass Used: Snifter

Appearance: A very deep mahogany with a thick thumb's thick sugar cookie colored head. Light has some trouble passing through but it does, around the edges and the bottom of the glass. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Perfumey Meyer lemon, pine, hard candy sweetness, malt, with hints of leather.

Taste: Gobs of malt and sweet floral lemon, some dark fruits and hops. A sharp bitterness lingers well after the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Thick;coats the mouth and tongue.

Overall: A malty and perfumey lemon-pine American barleywine that's enjoyable to the end. Worth a try for you ABW fans.

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1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours three fingers of head on a clear but dark red to brown colored body.
The aroma is excellent. Lots of lemon, grapefruit and pine with a mix of candy.
The taste is candied lemon, grain, mild bitterness at the end.
The texture is fairly crisp for a barley wine with moderate carbonation.
It's probably one of the more easy drinking barley wines and it's good.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Anniversary Barley Wine Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 904 ratings.
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