Review – Uinta Anniversary Barley Wine
From Uinta Brewing – Barley wines are brewed with the same traditional ingredients as beer: water, malted barley, hops and yeast. There are no grapes or fruit used in the brewing process. The name barley wine was given to this style because of its alcohol content being similar to that of most wines (somewhere between 8.5% and 14% ABV.) Unlike most beers, barley wines age remarkably well. If you have the will power, set one aside for a year or two.
Uinta Brewing Co. – XV/Fifteenth Anniversary Barley Wine. 12 oz bottle poured into my New Belgium Glass. 10.4% abv. From homeboy Mark in Utah.
Appearance: Aggressively poured into my glass. A dark molasses brown with a light tan creamy head. The head stays about about a half inch.
Aroma: Resinous spicy hops (centennial perhaps?) and sugary malt.
Taste: Bitter hops, brown sugar, sugary malt and bready malt. The finish is more bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Sticky yet thin.
Overall: Go Utah!! This is a good barley wine. This barleywine is fairly fresh, but not warm, just hoppy. I like that.