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Twisted Manzanita Gillespie Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Chocolate, Caramel and wheat malts give layered flavor and big mouthfeel. Substantial hopping cements this as an American Homebrewer’s Brown

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (621) - ITALY - JAN 10, 2015
60 cl bottle, 9.5%, 5.90€. Dark reddish brown color, clear, thick rocky brownish head, lots of lacing. Hoppys and caramel nose. Aroma is burnt malts, nutty, chocolate powder and a good amount of bittering hops. Taste is bitter, body is medium, dusty texture. The 9.5 ABV is well hidden. Dry finish, bitter. Excellent dark strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (302) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Smells sweet and malty, a little toasty. Pours murky brown with a lot of particles floating around. Starts sweet with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1559) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Can->nonic. Dark brown with big frothy offwhite head. A: chocolate and roasted malts, hints of toffee and nuts. T: same, with alternating sweet and bitter brown sugar and chocolate notes. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
22oz bottle - Aroma - roasted malts, roasted almonds and molasses Appearance - deep chocolate brown body, semi-transparent, 2-finger beige head, big bubbles, light retention/lacing Flavor - roasted malts right up front, dark chocolate, baker’s chocolate bitterness, with a medium sweetness to bind it all together Overall - this is a BAINO if there ever is one, because it has much more character and complexity than a plain brown ale. Flavorful and it hides the alcohol pretty well. I’d buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hapjydeuce (958) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottled. Deep mahogany with a light beige head. Aroma is coffee, smoke, wet soil and brown sugar. Slightly metallic note in the aroma. Flavor is mostly caramel, toffee, cinnamon and toast. Finishes clean with the high alcohol very well hidden. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2746) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a dark nutty brown with a ruby hue. Aroma of cocoa and Roasty malt. Taste follows aroma. Medium bitter and surprisingly boozy. Light bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long, boozy finish. Pretty good. Not what I was expecting but definitely interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8098) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Draft at Drafting Room Exton. Pours hazy dark brown with tan head. Nose is earthy vienna malts, brown sugar, toffee. Tastes fairly dense on the palate, with earthy brown malty notes, earthy brown sugar, toffee, and backup hops. Not sweet, and solidly complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2596) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
Can. Fairly dark brown with a beige head that rapidly retreats to the rim but never quite disappears. Aroma of toffee, spiced stewed fruit. Oily, low carbonation. Sweet with dark fruit, toffee, hints of chocolate, spicy and herbal notes creep up towards the fairly bitter finish. Alcohol sticks out a bit there too. Crude but cheerful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jado (582) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
From 330 ml can. Pours a translucent honey-brown with a small off-white head that quickly subsides. Aromas of burnt caramel, vanilla, flowers and a hint of pine. Taste is pear and caramel at first. There’s a light bitterness in the mid-palate with a bit of alcohol burn. Stewed fruit with a light grassy note at the end. A bit too sweet at times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (994) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
Poured a semi-translucent red brown with 5mm of light tan froth that retained poorly and laced well in curtains. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, subdued floral hops and some earthy tones. Taste of caramel and subdued hops; alcohol comes through on the after-taste. Light body for a high alcohol beer. Smooth, long slightly bitter finish but the alcohol on the finish disappoints.

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