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Bristlecone Brown Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Bristlecone Brown AleBristlecone Brown Ale

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malty in character, this brown ale has a smooth body and a clean, well-rounded finish.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: alexgash on 11-13-2003)
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Reviews by farrago:
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New Jersey

3.31/5  rDev -5.7%

Pours a half finger of off-white foam, mostly a weave of tiny bubbles, disappears quickly, the lacing is razor thin but does stick well enough. The liquid is crystal clear and there’s a fair amount of active bubble beads visible, light amber brown in color, consistent throughout and above average brightness. The nose is a split between carob, caramel, pie crust flakes, nuts and cherry pits and then quinine water, minerals, earth and a splash of herbal greenness, not really emphasizing overall sweetness. Medium-bodied, the carbonation is not high but very steady and stays with you from first to last sip. As a result, has a streamlined presentation which here too is on the dry side. The butterscotch, chocolate and toffee flavors front loaded and airy, again no real sweet grip. Bready and at times close to yeasty were it not also infused with that metallic bitterness. The fruit is muted and citrus more or less absent. That bite keeps you awake and receptive yet you keep wishing there was more length in the primary flavors. Stylistically correct and has good drinkability, won’t get you bloated, likely improves when consumed with food.

02-09-2013 01:10:56 | More by farrago
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New York

3.65/5  rDev +4%

A: A medium-dark copper ale with excellent clarity and a creamy tan head that leaves lacing on the glass.

S: A malty aroma with a light nuttiness, some yeast, fruit-like aromas of grape and raisin. Very little hops.

T: Malt carries the flavor with a light caramel but is pretty dry and against the moderate hop bitterness with balance is towards bitter. There is a light earthy and lemon hops flavor. There is an English character to the yeast with a mild fruitiness and a faint diacetyl. The finish is off dry with a light fruity aftertaste.

M: A medium-light bodied beer with a medium level of carbonation.

O: A dry English Brown makes it so much more enjoyable for me than the typical somewhat sweet versions I usually find. A flavorful beer at only 4 make this one down right sessionable.

11-19-2013 00:59:23 | More by MadScientist
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3.78/5  rDev +7.7%

Received from Wasatch a little while back...Thanks...

Has a nice clear brown, caramel colored body. Small just off-white head that stays around. Some nice lace on the glass as well.

Has a nutty aroma with some chocolate hints and some caramel and biscuity malts underneath. A bit of earthy and grassy hops. Pretty nice aroma.

Taste is nutty again with some toasted malts. Simple flavor, tastes a bit watered down.

Thinnish mouthfeel, medium carbonation is just right to make it quaffable. Overall a good beer, easy drinking for sure...

06-01-2007 02:07:54 | More by blitz134
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4/5  rDev +14%

12-14-2012 15:00:43 | More by ryser2k
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-15-2014 23:39:35 | More by Jeffwildcat
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3.89/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured a nice reddish brown with a one finger off-white head. It looks like a good brown ale, quite nice, very true to the style. Scents of caramel malt, brown bread, nutty aromas, and some slight brown sugar. A very nice, simple, true to style aroma. Taste is also true to style. It begins and finishes nutty, with a bit a bready flavor in the middle, slight toffee sweetness, toasty malt, slight roast malt, a bit of yeast flavors, and a nice moderate level of herbal hops, about on point for a brown ale. The finish is a bit dry. Overall it's pretty good, with more of the roasted, toasted, herbal hops and nuttiness than sweetness, which makes it my preferred type of brown ale. Mouthfeel is light bodied, slightly watery, lightly carbonated and very easy to drink. It's definitely got the session mouthfeel. Overall it's a good brown ale, at a nice price point. It's not the best brown ale I've had, but it's got a good flavor profile, lacking the sweetness of some other brown ales which makes it good in my book.

11-06-2013 05:08:19 | More by Auraan
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-24-2013 00:16:38 | More by Sammy
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North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%

A - clear caramel amber with a large, thick, off white, brownish head that has great retention

S - grainy, some faint caramel, some very faint toffee

T - grainy up front with a faint bitterness followed by some caramel, a light nuttiness, and some toffee and then it finishes with a faint coffee-like roasted malt note

M - medium bodied though at times thin, well carbonated, a bit dry

This isn't a bad beer by any means, but it does have a few notes that detract from the overall experience. The grainy notes are too forward with too little malt backbone to correct it. The overall flavor is there but it's a bit subdued. The mouthfeel is also a bit light. If you like brown ales you'll probably still want to give it a try because at 4% this could be a new session ale for you.

01-19-2013 23:45:24 | More by tdm168
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-07-2012 00:47:03 | More by Rymish
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-12-2013 14:12:39 | More by bconsidine
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-12-2012 21:21:06 | More by aztraz
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3.08/5  rDev -12.3%

Review dated 1/9/2009.

A pretty average brown ale. I guess it’s tough to do much with Utah liquor laws. Pours a dirt brown with a tan head. Aroma dominated by nuts. Flavor is fairly malty with nuts and earth. A little watery on the finish, but hey, it’s 4%.

08-25-2011 15:59:20 | More by nickd717
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2.8/5  rDev -20.2%

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Bottled on 9-9-2011.

Perfectly clear deep brown color. About 2 fingers of head that sticks around, leaves some lacing on the side of the glass as it falls.

Smell is faint, and is all malt and grain. No hops to speak of.

Taste isn't exactly sweet, but there is a maltiness to it. Hop flavor is limited to bitterness - there's nothing floral or citrusy here. More bitter than I'd like, especially in the aftertaste. Speaking of aftertaste, it lasts a looong time.

Medium mouthfeel. Maybe too much carbonation, which adds to the bitterness slightly.

Overall, this is not an awful beer, but it's not one I'd recommend. There are too many better options out there.

02-09-2012 01:25:39 | More by Blargimus
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

01-02-2013 12:42:04 | More by Tibi81
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

06-22-2014 00:07:52 | More by uspmdmc
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-23-2014 01:38:58 | More by jduprey007
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-15-2013 05:02:28 | More by apasternak
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

11-04-2012 23:06:37 | More by boonejag75
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4/5  rDev +14%

03-06-2014 07:16:46 | More by DrunkenMonk
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3.58/5  rDev +2%

single bottle from SLC

a: deep nutshell brown in color, capped with a khaki head that shows good retention

s: biscuity pale malt structure with a full dose of toasted nuts and lightly roasted grain, the clean backbone holds up the nuts well, earthy hops

m: carbonation smooth, light-medium, body lighter

t: a body of dry, crackery pale malts, lightly toasted nuts, woody nutshell, simple earthy hop flavors, finishes dry with a mild bitterness

o: not complex but I dig the nutty aromas, clean and drinkable, fine

04-06-2013 04:52:40 | More by blackie
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-21-2013 04:55:52 | More by JasonTaverner
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-11-2014 21:34:51 | More by ChipMurray
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

11-21-2012 02:06:24 | More by kevgod
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-28-2012 16:52:46 | More by warpedrevolution
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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

06-24-2014 00:15:46 | More by terrysjag
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Bristlecone Brown Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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