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 wolf_switzer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Hugh37
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of tbone1384
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of MrBoh
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of beergoot
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep, ruby red body with a thick, foamy head. Toasted grains and caramel dominate the aroma. Boozy, malty flavors, well-tempered with hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body, rich, syrupy.

Bold, boozy, malty! An eye-popper of a beer and will bring a smile of delight to big beer lovers...

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Photo of jriggins6
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of johnny29er
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of SKIILLS
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Drknight
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

In a snifter this beer was a dark brown, kind of like mahogany. There was a rim of head at the periphery of the glass. Some scant lace.

A caramel aroma. Some dark fruit. Resiny hops.

Caramel taste. Raisins. Hops late.

On the milder side, but still a tasty barleywine. Worth a try.

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Photo of Zbeetleman
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of acidicbassist
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this for the first time poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter:

A - A rich, dark mahogany with 3/4" head.

S - Deep oaky and rich fruity aroma; boozy with slight nutty hints.

T - Follows well with the smell; fruity (mostly raisin) flavour with a boozy finish.

M - Not quite as thick as the colour would lead you to believe, but a nice balance of thick/creamy and light with a final bite at the end.

O - A quality beer. I've had many a barley wine, some better than this, but not many. Overall, it has everything I look for in a good barley wine with a few little surprises (Nutty hints in the smell and a very crisp finish). I recommend.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. I'd reckon the bottle is perhaps a year old.

A: Pours a dark chestnut color. About two fingers of mocha-colored head is formed, with an excellent creaminess. Retention is decent, and as the head fades, it leaves behind spotty lacing on the glass.

S: This still has some notable leafy, tobacco-esque hop touches left in it. I even notice some touches of roasted malts, to go alongside the (mild) caramel. There's also a touch of must. I'm not blown away by the aroma, though I like the lack of boozy qualities.

T: There's a small touch of roasted malt to open the brew up. I'm glad the hops don't just provide a generic bitterness at its age, but also some noticeable flavors of spruce, tobacco, marijuana, and general herbs. There is a touch of earthy booze flavor on the back end - though it's not really felt - and even a bit of salty umami. The latter grows bolder as it warms up, which isn't entirely desirable. Other than that, there isn't much to fault here.

M: Medium bodied and rather creamy. The long finish does a good job of drying the palate without exposing the alcohol too severely. This is fairly easy to drink for 10.4%, also.

O: Good barleywine. Some will dislike it low sweetness, but I enjoy the fact it's not cloying. I'm not sure how much I'd like this fresh; this seems like it's at the perfect age.

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Photo of mattparsons
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Koralin
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of MistahBeah
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Rich deep mahogany with some gold hues. Very slight tan head that rests along the rim. Some splotchy patches of continuously bubbling carbonation. Not much lacing

Aroma: Lots of sweet caramel and (not entirely surprising) toasty barley. Some boozy fruit. Apples and figs. Thick resiny hops. Slightly earthy

Taste: Follows nose with more emphasis on the hops. Starts with a slightly syrupy barley sweetness. Buttery. Resiny earthy hops kick in around the mid palate and stick around for the duration. Faint pine. Strangely salty. Not detecting any alcohol but I'm not really enjoying this one

Mouthfeel: Starts off smooth and watery but ends up thick and syrupy and very drying with a slight burn of alcohol

Overall: Maybe I should have aged this for a bit. The taste is fairly complex but the saltiness is very offputting. Probably wouldn't revisit this

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3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: A very nice dark brown that shows a bit of amber when put up to the light. It is barely see through and almost opaque. The lacing is ok as well.

S: There is big sweet malty smell with a tinge of hops that come through to complement it. The hop smell is very piney and full of resin but barely comes through the sweet malt base.

T: The sweetness is masked very well and barely there. I get barely any malt, it is completely melded with the hops and is quite piney, a lot like an IPA. The closest IPA would either be a black or rye IPA. The aftertaste is a bit weird, it is bitter but like a messed up IPA aftertaste. You get the bitterness but there is something else there that makes it more pronounced and strong, but not in a good way.

M: The carbonation is quite minimal but you can feel a slight fuzziness throughout with only a touch of crispness as it touches your lips and at the finish.

O: It is a weird barleywine. It is heavily hopped and tastes like a weird IPA, but the barleywine comes through a little bit and kind of ruins it. The malty sweetness backbone tastes really odd and kind of ruins it. I would say it tastes like a bad Bigfoot. The aftertaste is no good.

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Photo of Algebrew
4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a DARK red wine color accompanied by a creamy brown head that left such a beautiful, fine lace.

Smell: A grainy/biscuity smell comes through with strong malt aromas. Also, a delicately sweet, fruity wine floats in the scent.

Taste: The beginning opens up with some sweet fruit and nut flavors; the middle drags the flavor down into a bitter range, bringing out more of the hops but still balanced with some tasty malt flavors; the end finishes with a strong bitterness along with hints of toffee, coffee, and chocolate.

Mouthfeel: It was almost chewy. Excellent carbonation, just enough, sparse. It was creamy overall and left a very nice heat after a half minute on a sip.

Overall: I celebrate the anniversary of Uinta by letting them know this was a spot on brew. I'm not even finished with it and I feel a bit toasty. After trying this and Stone's barley wine brew, I have discovered that I'm fond of this style; complexly flavored and unique. Cheers.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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