20th Anniversary Birthday Suit | Uinta Brewing Company

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20th Anniversary Birthday Suit20th Anniversary Birthday Suit

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Wasatch on 05-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I will admit, I am a newbie to sours, and I've always wanted to get into it so i asked the beer store manager to recommend something and he said to start with this one.

Appearance looked like iced tea with bubbles.

It smelled like brown ale with some tart and cherries. Wasn't really blown away.

Tasted like the smell. I understand that the flavors come from bacteria breaking shit down and you get that funkiness, tart, almost a vinegar profile. I definitely tried to get used to it at first. It was hard, but it started to grow on me, and then I got sick of it.

Overall, I tried to think like a sour-beer drinker and see why this would be tasty to someone who knows more about this category of beers... and I still can't see why anyone would rate this beer higher than a 80/100. I'm looking for groundbreaking shit, and although I'm new to sours, this was definitely not groundbreaking shit. 70/100

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Twenty years old, the brewery is almost legal! To celebrate, it shows us all its birthday suit. Its raw and unfiltered character leaves the palate salivating with alluring fruit, must and zesty body. Ok, ok... enough of that, here's the review:

The ale pours much like any well-built Flemish Brown Ale would- brown, but with redish tones that gives the beer a more bronze and mahogany hue. Its expected hazy character gives the beer an extra wood tone. As its creamy and spritzy off-white head abounds, it colapses back into the ale and only regenerates with a swift swirl of the glass. Its retention is light as the ale begins to favor appearances of red wine.

Its tart aromas sharply pierce the olfactory senses with its scent of sour fruits- cherries, apples, under-ripened berries and a hint of white wine vinegar makes the mouth water with the most modest of whiffs. A backbone of toast, cashew, cedar-type wood and white chocolate allows a charming malt support to emerge. With a subtle note of parmesan heading into taste, the beers pungent earthy character continues.

More wine-like than beer-like, the beer's early palate is awash with acidity- rose wine, sour cherries, crab apples, sour grapes, and even a plumb and date flavor come alive as the ale trends into earthier territories in its middle palate. Its woody tone seems to give a lift to the malt as a more caramel, toast, and buttery-nutty taste emerges. Lightly musty, the beer is more woody than sour in its finish and this highlights the sweetness beautifully; as its finish is creamier than its initial taste. Finishing musty with fragrant and spicy woods, a brine-like saltiness gives echoes of dried limes and cherries.

Medium-light in body, the beer's acidity slices right through its mild residual sweetness and gives a rise to the abundance of carbonation that pulls from the ale. Together, a champagne-like mouthfeel ensues and carries the ale to a tangy and moderately astringent finish.

The 20th Anniversary Ale celebrates that's best about beer. Its exploratory sourness is charming even if not as authentic as those Flemish ones. But its unique "American-ized" character shows that the brewery is just getting started...!

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20th Anniversary Birthday Suit from Uinta Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 155 ratings.
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