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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1679) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours more red than brown with a thin tan head. Malty aroma, slightly sweet with not all that much going on. At first I was a bit disappointed but when you take into account it is only 4% ABV it has a surprising amount of flavor compared to others in this weight class.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3137) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle in Layton. Fairly typical brown ale across the board. Bitterness actually dominates the flavor profile so maybe a little one dimensional.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
(12oz bottle) clear medium brown, soapy tan bubbles. Weird nose, herbal, piney, malty, Melba toast, weird combo of smells. Taste of pine, dry malt, toasty, caramel and light watery chocolate malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (147) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma is nutty with some flavor of malt and nuts. Not heavy.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (719) - Vail, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours chestnut brown with off white head. Slightly bready aroma with a hint of sweetness. Flavor has some bready biscuit that finishes fairly clean. Nice balance and complexity. A real nice brown.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Torrey, UT - La Cueva Restaurant (bought at the adjacent store) - 12 oz bottle. Dark brown - cola -like pour with an off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma has some nice chocolate and coffee accents. Flavor is pretty solid with some dark bittersweet chocolate notes, some chicory coffee, a bit of potting soil. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice accompaniment to my chile rellenos.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyCraft (3166) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (299) - - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3231) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2890) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1581) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Raith. Pours medium brown. Thin head nutty slightly roasty flavor. Some chocolate. Nice beer.


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