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Uinta Bristlecone Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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No bristlecones were harmed in the production of this award winning beer. Deep chocolate brown and an amber head, Bristlecone Brown Ale is a seasonal beer and available for a short time. We chose the name as a tribute to the regal Great Basin Bristlecone pine. Among these stately survivors is the 4,765 year-old Methuselah, the oldest living inhabitant of North America. Its exact location is kept secret as an older relative nicknamed ďPrometheusĒ was unfortunately cut down in 1964. This particular long-living species is typically found in the higher elevations of Nevada, California and Utahís Wasatch Range. Due to cold temperatures, high winds, and dry soils, these pines grow very slowly.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1431) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2014
Aroma of nuts, cocoa, and doughy, raw earthy malt.Lighter brown like the better, heavier amber lagers. Nice malty taste - caramel and chocolate with slight bitterness. As a Utah-contented beer meant for the slope sides, it is very sessionable at coastal altitiude. Would be a go two as a happy hour special choice. Also, it made me reflect on Bristlecone trees that I saw years ago out west.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
In a bottle light east drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (390) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours a light clear brown with off-white head. Head drops volume moderately quickly, but never goes fully away, leaves lots of lacing. Aromas - caramel, malty, sweet, touch of hop. Taste - malt, caramel, dark malt bitterness, medium finish. Goes well with BBQ.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2014
Aroma is nutty malts, toffee and a hint of coffee. The flavor is toffee, nutty malts, caramel, a hint of coffee and a smooth finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (509) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Yellow Brown pour dense tan head.aroma of soil, chickory, roasts. Tastes nutty, slight tart, woody, some black pepper. Could use less carb, acidity and more creaminess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2014
12 oz best before March 14, 2014 from Wallabyís. What we have here is a very true to style brown ale. The pour is rich brown with a tall khaki head. As I smell the beer, I recall how awful Bristolís Single Hop IPA was. I canít shake that scarring memory so quickly. The funny thing is, I want to rave about how amazing Uintaís Bristlecone is now, simply because itís a good, clean, well made beer. Iím trying to be a little objective here. The aroma is malty with plenty of hints at nuts and toasted bread. Solid palate. As I drink this I am shocked that itís 4%. Sure itís pretty mellow, but it doesnít skimp on flavor. The flavor is made up of balanced toasty notes, nuts, light dashes of caramel. Itís a clean and balanced beer. This is a highly sessionable ale. I donít much get into the brown ale style, so I might not be fully appreciating this. But it is a solid, solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3075) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours clear, deep chestnut with a thick tan head. Chocolate malt, roast aroma. Taste is a bit of ashy coffee, light caramel, chocolate malt. Fairly thin, but with a pretty decent flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
warhawk91 (236) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a clear brownish amber with a light tan fluffy head. Aroma is caramel, roasted nuts, and hops. Taste is about the same, a nice flavorful but mild nutty malt with a slight hop bitterness, but overall clean finish. A decent amount of flavor for such a low ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6975) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate malt and hay aroma. Medium brown with large light tan head. Sweet chocolate malt and lightly bitter ash/herbal flavor. Medium body. Very nice session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1616) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2014
12 oz bottle, thanks brenn79. Aroma is roasty, brown sugar, nutty, bready. Pours slightly hazy brownish-amber with a collapsing beige head. Taste is sweet and nutty with a bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel is a little watery, which given the low ABV, would make this a great session beer in the summer. Nice brown ale.


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