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RATINGS: 103   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 “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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - MAR 19, 2011
decent beer here. pour is a clear bottle brown off-white head. nose is sweet malty pine foresty. tastes a sweet nutty hop resiny slightly sour. like the sweet and pine resin flavors. good in pitcher quantities. nice beverage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyCraft (3074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Keith from some stupid beer club thing. Thin and red brown with no lacing or head. Watery and homebrewish brown, notes are mostly malt, nuts and bread. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (271) - - JUN 10, 2014
Beer of month club. Pours a clear honey brown - reminds me of dark ice tea color. Nose is earthy, slightly roasted malt. Taste has done nuttiness , roasted malt. Decent - glad I tried, but not memorable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3216) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle-pours brown with a small lite kacki head and no lacing. nose is nutty and a bit sweet. flavors of roasted pecans and almonds. very nice toasted flavors here. i actually think this is quite a decent session brown ale, a style that i really dont like. For 4% this has alot of flavor. Lite body yet the flavors are distributed quite nicely. a very good session brown ale, something good for cool spring or fall weather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Earthy chocolate and roasty malt aroma. Deep chestnut with a large beige head. Roasty chocolate malt, dirt, and bitter herbal/weedy hops flavor. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Raith. Pours medium brown. Thin head nutty slightly roasty flavor. Some chocolate. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1900) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2014
A medium Brown body with a light tan head. Some retention and no lace. A mild chocolate aroma and a decent roasted malt quality. A mild hint of smoke. Flavor was mildly sweet and had a slightly robust malt note to it. Two-dimensional, but otherwise a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spydersweb (1) - Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
Mild chocolate and dark malts in the aroma. Appearance is a dark amber to brown. Tastes of chocolate lightly roasted malts, and a mild, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Lighter bodied then many browns that I favor, but very drinkable. Good for that end of the summer bar-b-que.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleichter (26) - - APR 23, 2014
Amber brown color. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Good flavor and a drinkable brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anthony850 (239) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
In a bottle light east drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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