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Twisted Manzanita Gillespie Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (414) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from a 12OZ can into a pint glass. Aroma- has a thick malty aroma Appearance- Danny near black with a small light brown head. Taste- more like a porter, really malty and flavorful Palate- heavy bodied brew with a slick feel has light carbonation. Overall- I really like this. It’s more of a porter than a brown ale. So what it’s awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (852) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Dark brown pour with reddish hue and large beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and slightly nutty. Taste of caramel malts, chocolate, almonds, molasses and faint hops on the finish. Full bodied, medium carbonation, nicely balanced, delicious brown ale!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4878) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
12oz can, Pretty respectable Brown Ale, practically an Imperial Brown for the ABV, but drinks pretty clean and mellow. Smooth, sweet malt finish. Respectable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (645) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (313) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1641) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hapjydeuce (963) - Carlsbad, 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2823) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8250) - 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.


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