Anniversary Barley Wine Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

very good
905 Ratings
Anniversary Barley Wine AleAnniversary Barley Wine Ale

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark amber that appears just slightly hazy. Gave up a finger of tan head that left plenty of lacing as it receded.

Smell is of bready malts, caramel and alcohol. Throws up an alarm that I'm diving into a big beer.

Taste is heavily caramel as well, with a large hop bitterness. Alcohol really didn't show up in the taste. I don't find this hugely fruity, more like sweet roasted malt.

Mouthfeel is about right for the style. Body dictates sipping, not chugging. Not much carbonation.

Overall, pretty tasty. Glad the alcohol didn't burn the throat as much as the nostrils.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of an odd beer.

Pours a slightly ruddy orange-ish brown. Looks like Old Stock. Maybe half an inch of tan foam.

Smells like slightly oxidized, slightly cherry-ized old ale mixed with a hint of hoppy barleywine. This is a barley wine?

Taste is interesting. Bready, sweet malts mixed with a bit of citrus/bittering that's really tough to characterize. A nice doughy, yeasty, sticky, brown sugariness to it. The cherries are almost, I don't know ... a bit too aged yet sweet. Not fresh, but syrup-y. Did I get an old batch of this?

Nice sticky chewy mouthfeel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Ruby red, clear throughout, moderate internal carbonation, pours a light foamy head which quickly becomes decent lacing

S: Dried fruits, hints of citrus and hops, moderately fragrant, some alcohol notes, but not as much as one might expect

T: Very heavy hops and citrus fruits, alcohol is certainly noticeable, but what else should one expect at 10.4% abv, some light pepper notes as well

M: Pretty smooth, but a little rough, with the high av certainly not helping, only a bit lingering, strong hops aftertaste

O: A solid barley-wine all around, nice nose and strong flavor, needs a little aging to smooth it out, though

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa last week since I never had this before. This is a style that I normally don't try but seeing that it was an anniversary beer, I bought a single and gave it a go. The dark fruit flavors helped make the rye and booze easier to stomach and this was the easiest Barleywine that I've had in a long time, if ever.

This had a nice pour to ti with an almond hue, lots of carbonation on the side of my pint glass, and a pretty fluffy head. The aroma was that of rye and sugar with dark fruit underneath. That came out more in the taste as the plum and apricot took over more and lingered after each sip. There was a bit of caramel and molasses here too but this never felt heavy or sticky. This was nicely balanced and went down relatively easily, until I started to feel a bit buzzed!

Of course, that was because of how strong the alcoholic content of this was. This faintly reminded me of a Belgian Dubbel or Tripel and fans of those styles, as well as Barleywines, will not be disappointed here. The body is certainly here and even though this didn't go down quickly, there's enough flavor and carbonation to keep this from being too heavy. I'd love to buy a few more and see how it ages.

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