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Uinta Bristlecone Brown Ale



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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 “Prometheus” was unfortunately cut down in 1964. This particular long-living species is typically found in the higher elevations of Nevada, California and Utah’s Wasatch Range. Due to cold temperatures, high winds, and dry soils, these pines grow very slowly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3578) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
From a 12-oz bottle this pours a clear brown with copper overtones and a big tan head. The nose is roasted malts and nuts. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is rich roasted malts and the nuts continue into the finish which offers some floral hops. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2015
Draft. Hazy chestnut color, tan head. Aroma of earthy cocoa. Taste has earthy, dirty chocolate, coffee grounds. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Nice piney and sticky beer. Good head retention and lacing. Strong smell of the Forrest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2119) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle in Springdale, UT.

Brown pour, decent head. Nutty aroma with some yeast character. Gentle sweetness, flavors true to style, modest metallic notes. Not a bad example of not my favorite style. The 4% ABV doesn’t seem to do a great deal of harm here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2895) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2015
12 oz. bottle. BBD 1/30/15. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear, light brown (SRM 18) body.....nose is toasted malts, with biscuit, hints of chocolate, cocoalight herbal hops, balanced.....taste is toasted malts, with cocoa, coffee, slight nutty tones, becoming moderately bitter with herbal notes, balanced.....mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, moderate tingling carbonation. This is a light and relatively simple example of the style. It is drier than many, lacking toffee/caramel sweetness, but is quite light and refreshing. BJCP 7/3/14/4/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours brown amber with a light tan head. Aroma is toasted malt, chocolate and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with toasted notes, chocolate and vanilla. Finishing with earthy hops bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aholmb1 (134) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Appearance: translucent brown color with slightly off white head but poured from tap Aroma: spices, cinnamon Taste: good flavor throughout, caramel, spices Palette: bitterness at end Overall: this is a very good brown ale with lots of flavor, easy to drink and has a kick of spice at the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2769) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2014
12 oz bottle with a BB date of 30 Jan. 2015. Pours clear, orange-brown with a creamy, tan head that has very good retention. The flavor is a tad earthy. Good, near equal, sweet-bitter balance. Hints of toffee. Feel: medium body with (overly?) prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
UncleKorm (1035) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2014
On tap poured a clear brown hue w/ a small beige head diminishing to a ring and minor lacing. Mild to moderate nutty aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter of short duration. Tastes are lightly toasted white bread, roasted malt, and almond skins. Medium bodied, lively carbonation and a dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
williamstome (1229) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Brown pour, offwhite head. Aroma is toasty, with light floral hopoy notes. Flavor is roasty, toasty, with bitter floral hop notes. A little sharp, a little thin. Not very interesting.

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