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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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of liamt07
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Steve, 750ml into a tulip. Bottled March 29, 2012.

Translucent pink body with some orange highlights, white ring of bubbles serves as the head. Nose of raspberry and cranberry juice, berry pits and some tartness. Very mild malt character. Tastes of cherry and cranberry juice, mild tartness and minimal malt. Light feel, and almost comes across as a a tart fruit juice. Not bad, not not complex or intriguing in any regard.

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Photo of afsdan
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I don't get the theme. It looks like Adam and Eve are getting ready to celebrate a birthday with cake. The beer comes in a 750 ml bottle and was split three ways somewhere in San Francisco's Presidio. On to the beer:

Guilherme's purchase of a glass was worth it just to see the color of this beer. It is a beautiful orangish red color with a brilliant bright look. Plenty of lace splashes around the glass. The nose has some sweet cherry, but it's mild. Some tartness works into the nose.

This is a mellow ale. The sourness is very mellow. The cherries don't dominante too much and don't overpower the senses. We weren't sure of the alcohol content beforehand, but we were sure it was "low". Sweet with a little sour. The body is a lighter medium with a very smooth texture.

Some days I might have been dissapointed by the end result from higher expectations. Considering we drank this at 11am, this was a good choice that didn't wreck our palates for the rest of the day.

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Photo of BillRoth
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at the COOP over the weekend... Paid a pricey $13ish... poured into my little CC goblet... The brew is a hazed orange with a definite red/pink tint and pinkish head. The head really doesn't last that long and leaves little in the way of cap or lacing.

Nose shows some minor Belgian qualities.. bit of spice with plenty of fruity notes... some sorta grainy malt comes through and helps bring the aromas up and out of the glass.

The flavor shows hints of a lactic bite (maybe?), but it seems minor... sour cherries are definitely the big player.. dusty pale malt/wheaty element brings the brew together a bit... a bit of tannin shows with warmth... I think I may be associating the tannins with the lactic acid...

Body is a light/medium with a medium carbonation that helps the drinkability..

Honestly not sure that this one should be in the "wild" category, but conversations with a couple of well informed buddies made me believe... I think.

3.5/3/3.5/3.5/4

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Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 bottle, bottled on 3/29/12,

A: Pours pink to blood orange red with a fizzy white head, light lace.

S: Cherries and raspberries, mildly fragrant.

T: Real nice true cherry flavour, some lemon zest as well. Eating chocolate with the beer, really opened up the fruit flavours and made the beer considerably better, so I'd suggest that pairing.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, bubbly/sparkling wine like. Mild acidity, sour but not lambic sour.

O: A good beer, a tad overpriced, but a sour beer for $12 is still a good value. Hoping for the poor man's Belgian Red, that it wasn't, but worth a try.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kelp
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of rudzud
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up a while ago. Immediately crushed at how bad the ratings were for this. Figured it was time to get it out of my cellar. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice, clear super light cherry/berry juice hue with a one finger white head that faded to leave a thin white blanket and light side lacing.

S - Well, a first here. This has NO nose. I have to almost give this a Belgian Dip in order to get anything, and what I get is cherry cough syrup.

T - Well, atleast theres flavor here. Not exactly great flavor, but its something. Lots of cloy "sour" cherry notes here. Mostly just cherry syrup with some hints of sour notes. Aftertaste is far too "fake" but everything before that isnt too too bad.

M - Mouthfeel is good. Higher carbonated here keeps the syrupy taste off the tongue, however, it is a bit distracting.

O - Overall this wasnt horrible, just wasnt anything to write home about. Would I buy it again? No. It was not worth the $11.99.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA. Shared with @tobeerornottobe and @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a bright, brilliant rose-red colour, with a fine pink head. Speckled, patchy lace. Body is quite fluid and light, but it holds some nice fine static carbonation. Overall, pretty decent.

Nose is funky and a little acidic, with a touch of berry sweetness, a leafy, tea-like character, and perhaps a slight coconut note. It's all a little thin, but I like the directness of it, and the direct acidity.

Taste is a little thin, and the acidity seems to go directly to your stomach. There's some clear cherryskin flavour, and a touch of oak and coconut, but really, it's a bit weak and lacking in depth or at least complexity. I really want the acidity to be more pronounced if it's going to exist at all: at least let me taste it.

No, really, this is a decent beer. I feel like it's a little bit sub-par for the great tradition of American Wilds, though. There, they use all of the mysteries of their fermentation to explore strange new complexities. This feels simple and mundane by comparison.

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Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a chalice)
bottles 3/29/12

A- This beer pours a cranberry colored slightly dense body with a wall of microbubbles pushing to the surface. There is a boiling pink hued white head that fades quickly.

S- The aroma of fruity pale malt is soft with some hints of tartness to it.

T- The tart cherry flavor has some green pungent hop notes to follow with a field corn hint coming through as it warms. The finish has a big fruit tartness that fades with each sip.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a very mild astringency from the cherries and a tight fizz finish. There is no alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a soft cherry flavor with a bigger fruit tartness in the bite. There isn't any malt support or yeast/funk support making it a bit one dimensional. I'm not sure if age would bring out more character or not?

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of n2185
2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is the 20th Anniversary version.

A: Pours a clear, dark copper with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Tart and sour fruit notes reminiscent of lemons and cherries up front with a faint sweetness underneath. Not much going on.

T: Lemony tartness and sourness hits first with some lighter tart cherry notes. It's quite sour. When the tart and sour flavors finally fade, there is surprisingly little else going on. The finish is even a bit watery.

M: Mid-light body with medium carbonation, this beer feels crisp at first but finishes watery.

O: Not an offensive beer by any means, but just incredibly bland. There's a big sour punch like biting into a lemon and then it just fades away, leaving nothing behind.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Pencible
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: This poured a clear copper with a reddish hue and a bit of off-white head.
S: It smelled like maraschino cherry and sweet bread crust, with some copper hops and honey and mango.
T: It tasted like sweet cherry and pie crust and honey, with some copper hops. It had a clean sweet and sour aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with lots of carbonation. Pretty light body.
D: This was not a sour cherry beer as advertised. The scent and taste were mostly sweet and not very complex. Very artificial character too, which wasn't terribly pleasant. The body was also a little weak, but at least the finish was mild enough so it could be consumed quickly and easily. Just not a very good beer.

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Gatordaddy
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Well hazed amber cherry color. Two and a half fingers of foamy off-white head. Retention is about average, but no lacing is left behind.

3.0 S: This is quite strange. It smells like cherry flavored Sprite. Beyond that there is oak and light tannins, lemon and lime (which contribute to the Sprite), phenolic cherry, and berries. Some light, musty funk and some balancing sweetness.

3.0 T: The taste is much like the nose. It tastes a bit like Sprite too. Lemon and lime, followed by cherry and berry. Oak, faint vanilla, and mild tannic astringency. Hints of clove. Musty basement funk with dry-rotten wood and apple orchard. It's not bad, but it's not a very good sour, which I think is what they were going for.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. There's a bit of spritz to it, but it could be more so. Smooth though.

3.0 D: It's easy to drink, but it isn't impressive in the least.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried ages ago, reviewed from notes.

Pours a rude red colour, head is disappointing, just a thin crown although a quick swill revives it. Lacing is quite decent, but not that sticky. Looks OK.

Smells quite sweet. Marshmallow and a big aroma of bubblegum on there. Toffee, with a big cherry medicine note. Fluffy and sweet but some odd notes in there as well. Yeah, a bit like kiddy medicine in a lot of ways. Will reserve judgement until I taste.

Taste is not what I expected at all, really. Sour, but not really in a satisfying, wild ale kind of way. It tastes just 'off', with big phenolic notes, cherry liqueur, some unripe strawberry and fresh fruit pudding. Fruity, mostly, not majorly sour but not sweet either - tastes a lot like underripe fruit. Could use more sweetness, or just more complexity to the tartness.

Brassy body: bold and solid really, with a nice dry finish. Very good.

Can't say I'm a big fan. I feel it's a bit lacking on some sides and the dominant flavour needs to be toned a bit more. Refreshing enough, though.

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Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

19th Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
3.31 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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