Bristlecone Brown Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

Bristlecone Brown AleBristlecone Brown Ale
178 Ratings
Bristlecone Brown AleBristlecone Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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

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Photo of jwps214
2.11/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I've been duped by Uinta yet again! I love the shape of their bottles. I love the colorful labels. I even love the textured feel of the labels!

The beer looked amazing in the mug I poured it into. A fairly clear brown with reddish tinge and an awesome thick and creamy 2 inch white head.

The were was not a lot going on in the aroma. A very light toasted malt nose that you had to practically snort the beer to pick up

The taste started out with a faint malt that was quickly over powered by a sharp metallic taste the lingered long after each sip. I went back after it warmed for a little. Still metallic with a hint of bitterness.

Overall, very disappointed that I had to drain pour. I feel like I have had several of Unita's beers that were ok at best and some that were awful. I would say, avoid their 12 oz bottles like the plague and go for their super tasty larger bottles!

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
2.19/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of parris
2.33/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Tart, astringent, thin. Possibly infected or unclean tap lines?

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Photo of Westsidethreat
2.44/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Wasatch for this one.

A: Light chestnut brown with some orange highlights. Very clean and crisp with very small bubbles meandering. Head is a very light tan made up of medium sized bubbles and has fallen to just a thin layer.

S: Smells sort of like savory brown gravy.

T: Tastes a bit like gravy with bittering hops. Biscuity with low lying coffee and some wierd brown crayon flavor. Finishes really savory.

M: Medium body, thin across the palate.

D: I just can't get into this beer. Its really rubbing me the wrong way for some reason. Too savory for me. Intersting but just can't do it.

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Photo of Tibi81
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of MFMB
2.57/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well it kinda tasted like I was sucking on a pine cone so the name holds true.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.8/5  rDev -20.7%

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 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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Photo of Brushkanna
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was expecting much more.
Looks great medium brown
Smells is light and nutty
The taste is weak a little watered down, for an english brown I want more flavor
Light mouthfeel not much there
Overal this is a beer I dont need to return to, there are other great brown ales to look for

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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You had this beer. Write a review.

Photo of micromaniac129
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The best thing going for this beer is the label... sorry.
Pours crystal clear, and has a reddish copper chestnut color. A small thin off white head and very light carbonation.
Aroma is dry toasted malts and nuts.
Taste is quite dry with some light toasted malts and some nuts.
Drinks thin and watery with flavor lacking.
A sorry state for this beer. There is really nothing appealling in this beer. It lacks visual flair has no sense in aroma and has a watered down taste. Plus an astringent, dry almost puckering finish.

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3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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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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