19th Anniversary Birthday Suit | Uinta Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 03-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
16.62%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
25
For Trade:
1
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to womencantsail for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

19th Anniversary vintage. Bottled 3/20/12.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, berry, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with berry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer but fairly boring for the style.

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3.77/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

newest addition to their crooked line. a sour cherry ale for their 19th anniversary. enjoyed at the beer hive on main street in salt lake. pours a mostly clear pink grapefruit color with effervescent bubbles into a chalice with a tall rising white bubbly head. smells fruit sour, not brett or lacto sour. the fruit really dominated the nose, and the champaigne style carbonation prevents a deeper sniff. flavor is qute different, not sweet at all, crisp. almost like a raspberry ginger ale (do they still make those?). some sourness in the finish, tart and tannic, light body. surprisingly low abv for this series, but a rather clever brew overall. a bomber of this felt like a lot to me, so maybe a good one to share with some mates.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy light red in color. It poured with a thin off white head that died down and left lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sour cherries in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has sour flavors of cherries. It seems to taste more like sour cherries instead of a cherry beer that has lots of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is relatively easy to drink and is neither too sour nor too tart.

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3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Uinta "Birthday Suit"
A: Served from a brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork into an Odell pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were well above average.

A: Pours a .5 finger head of slight pink hue, fair cream, decent thickness, and poor retention. Colour is a somewhat dull copper-ruby. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Tart cherry and sourness. A mild strength aroma. Simple but appealing.

T: Somewhat sour with a nice clean finish. Slightly tart cherry esters. Clean malts. Decently layered but somewhat restrained. Fruity and vibrant. Crisp and fresh but a bit of a missed opportunity. Not complex or subtle, but underplayed. It doesn't bring the tartness and sourness it needs to to be great. Still, I do like it.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Suits the flavour nicely. Crisp and pleasant. Nice carbonation.

Dr: Quite drinkable for the ABV and style. I'd get it again. A nice little sour. Certainly worth trying. That said, with work it could be great.

Low B

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear ice tea color with a nice head that fades away rather quicky; not a whit of lacing

Smell: Acetic and woodsy, with apple and cherry undertones

Taste: A ton of woodsy acidity, up front, with a hint of chocolate but precious little development beyond that; the finish is extraordinarily acetic

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation; very puckering

Overall: Sad to say, I really cannot recommend this beer; easily my least favorite sour

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2.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pinkish crimson, somewhat orange when backlit. Pink head of sizzling foam, looks like cherry yougurt. After the initial flurry of bubbles and foam, the head faded away never to return. An ethereal momentary skim results from a vigorous swirl.

Smells like sour cherries, as advertised. Sour mashed grain and musty wet dishrag, mineral water.

Tart cherry taste, some heavy minerality, pretty one-dimensional but it tastes alright. Not very well integrated, some astringent metallic notes throw it off a bit. It's clean and tart with a dry finish, but also a little bland and watery in the middle.

Aside from the cherries being of the sour variety, nothing really points to American Wild Ale stylistically. Seems too young, not well developed or complex.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.09/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big fizzy bubbly head fades slowly, clear amber orange color

Nose Belgian esters, hint of booze, fruity, tart cherry and candy syrup, Belgian malt

Taste is sweet, candi sugar, syrupy, little oxidation, tart and sweet cherry, candy cherry syrup and jam, Belgian malts, phenols and little booze, syrupy sticky finish, little booze tingle, sticky cherry syrup

Mouth is med bod syrupy, small bubble decent carb

Overall pretty nice, oxidation is tough but age so.

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3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear golden orange to garnet red in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall pinkish white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are light aromas of fruity pale malts and light to moderate amounts of sour cherry tartness.

T: Light amounts of earthiness with some fruity pale malts and moderate amounts of sour cherry. The beer has very little sweetness and quite a bit of tartness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: As a fan of wild ales, I had high hopes for this beer that were not quite fulfilled - don't get me wrong this is a solid beer but I was hoping for more. I like tartness of the sour cherry in both the smell and taste.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle
Served into a snifter

A: Clear pale ruby/pink colored body with a small soft white head that perhaps has an undertone of pink. No retention nor lacing really at all, but that's fairly typical for the style.

S: Pale malts, wheat, faint cherry, cherry juice and some dry floral notes. It's not really anything you'd expect or anticipate for being a "wild ale" or the labeled "sour cherry ale" that the bottle states. Not bad but nothing outstanding.

T: Wheat, pale malt, bread, faint cherry flavor though quite crisp. Honestly, this is pretty bland. Their a faint tartness you'd get from something along the lines of a Berliner Weisse but this is not reminiscent of any wild ales I've had before. It doesn't have enough character. Really disappointing.

M: Extremely bubbly, high carbonation but quite dry in the finish. Essentially what you'd want for this type of beer, not much to fault it for.

For $15 this was a huge disappointment. Nothing I'd need to purchase again, even if it was offered much cheaper. In a nation full of quality American Wild Ales, this doesn't even come close to scratching the surface of a good quality one.

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19th Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
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