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Bristlecone Brown Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Bristlecone Brown AleBristlecone Brown Ale

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

afsdan, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Steamer, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Databrew
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Databrew, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of argock
3.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Best by 05/23/14 on the front label. Received as part of craftbeerclub.com shipment courtesy of my sister Tami.

A: Burnished amber with healthy 1-finger vanilla creme off-white, frothy, creamy head with excellent retention and plenty of lacing down the glass.

S: Sourish amber malt with vegetal character fading into papery, cardboardy maltiness and herbal, earthy hopping

T: The flavor is not much better than the aroma although it has some flashes of caramel/toffee that offsets the weird grassy, vegetal hops character. THe chocolate and coffee notes of the upper tier of this style are really not there. The maltiness finishes with a cardboardy flavor.

M: Very smooth and easy to drink with even, low-to-moderate carbonation and light-medium body with a fairly dry finish.

O: Bristlecone was not a favorite and I will be seeing if this is something my wife might like (dark beer person). I like dark beers with cohesive aroma and flavor -- this just is not hitting that mark at all.

argock, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Amerikon
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Amerikon, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Karibourgeois, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of ChipMurray
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ChipMurray, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of DrunkenMonk
4/5  rDev +13.6%

DrunkenMonk, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of LouDogg114
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

LouDogg114, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

8 days after best by date

A- a clear medium brown with a creamy white head. Moderate retention, especially around the ring of the glass, with some nice lacing.

S- mild malt, with some nutty aromas

T- mild malt again, with the same nutty notes and some earthy hops

M- a little thinner, with a little bite from the hops

O- not terrible, but there's not much depth and it's lacking in the robust malt flavors that define this style.

delta490, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

DrinkSlurm, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

markgoodman10, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Lodwicjc
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Lodwicjc, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of aelinnar
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

aelinnar, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of JasonTaverner
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

JasonTaverner, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of JamieDuncan
4/5  rDev +13.6%

JamieDuncan, Dec 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

jrfehon33, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Dizzy242, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of scotorum
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Deep clear ruby, finger thick offwhite head receded quickly to even surface foam and extensive lacing.

s: Mild malt

t: Caramel malt with considerable bitter hop balance.

m: Light to moderate. Strong carbonation plays off the tongue.

o: A good dinner or session brown, a bit hoppier than I like my browns, but a more than decent modern take on the style.

scotorum, Nov 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

gabrielsyme, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Dools9, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber brown color with good clarity good when held up to a light and bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted malts, coffee, mocha, nutty, and some bready notes too.

Taste: bready and chewy malts, mocha, coffee, nuts, and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a little watery, medium carbonation, chewy, and too drinkable.

Overall: At 4%, it's a lighter brown ale than most. Still enjoyable with the qualities one would expect.

Flounder57, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

MadScientist, Nov 19, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from Wegmans Dewitt NY for $2

Appearance - Clear brown colour with an average size beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, hay/straw, hazel ut

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and light hops. There is also some straw/hay, chocolate, and some hazelnuts.

Overall - Really like the appearance and scent, but the taste needs a little more oomph. Just seems a little too light bodied.. or maybe that's what they were going for. Still another solid beer from a great brewery.

spinrsx, Nov 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

apasternak, Nov 15, 2013
Bristlecone Brown Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.