Bristlecone Brown Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

Bristlecone Brown AleBristlecone Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.53/5
178 Ratings
Bristlecone Brown AleBristlecone Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Fall

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

25 IBU

Added by alexgash on 11-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,934
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
178
pDev:
12.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 47
Reviews by Murrhey:
Photo of Murrhey
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- One finger white head with low retention. Walnut colored beer with high clarity. Foamy lacing.

S- Pungent malts, caramel and chocolate. Some grassiness too, which is strange.

T- Bristles like the name suggests. Roasty malts and some acrid flavors. Kick in the mouth.

M- Thicker, heavy carbonation and wet finish.

O- Not bad, by any stretch, but certainly not one of the betters of the style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MadScientist
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of blitz134
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

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Photo of mkrass
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of ryser2k
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Auraan
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of cubbyZilla
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rymish
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of bconsidine
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of nickd717
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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%.

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Photo of Blargimus
2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Tibi81
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of uspmdmc
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a nice looking hazy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer. The smell had a decent nutty/burnt caramel with a crisp leafy - ness to it (reminiscent of Autumn). The taste was semi - sweet with a nice robust and somewhat roasty to burnt caramel to nuttiness with a light toffee coming in to satisfy. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was appropriately styled and was good for me. Overall, nice brown ale I could definitely see myself coming back to.

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Photo of jduprey007
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, a bit nutty. Taste is toasted malts, hops are in the mix, a bit of nuts as well, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of dental
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of boonejag75
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of DrunkenMonk
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Bristlecone Brown Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 178 ratings
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