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Twisted Manzanita Gillespie Brown Ale

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Chocolate, Caramel and wheat malts give layered flavor and big mouthfeel. Substantial hopping cements this as an American Homebrewer’s Brown


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4640) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2015
355ml can. Probably clear, darkest chestnut brown colour with ruby red glimmer and small, frothy, half-way lasting, fairly lacing, beige head. Nuttily malty aroma, a touch of caramel and toffee; "cement" is a good catchword - notes of oxidation and cement, later again more earthy and nutty, Brazil nut. Taste is nuttily malty, some caramel and toffee; oily texture, viscous and "heavy".

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1115) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2015
From a 355ml can on 18/5/2015. Pours a dark brown with a small head. Has a very malty nose featuring toffee, butterscotch and brown sugar. These all also feature in the flavour, along with some dark chocolate, caramel, biscuit, nuts. The initial sweetness is met by a pleasant hop bitterness. The texture is thick and carbonation average. A very good big, malty brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersmithbacon (77) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Deep brown and cloudy. Some yeasty bread aroma pops in and out. Cactus like brown malts. Some sage spice character from fermentation. Very lean in body. Some earthy finish on this as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Can from ubrew, London. It pours deep brown with quickly dissipating white head. The nose is sweet, sticky, malt-driven, chocolate, caramel, nut, date and fruit cake. The taste is bitter-sweet, brown bread, caramel, cocoa, chocolate-covered digestive biscuits, booze, earth and dried fruits with a slightly sweet finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A touch sweet and boozy perhaps, but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2015
Pours a thin tan head on a brown body. The aroma is chocolate milk, toast and nuts. The taste is creamy and nutty. There’s an underlying current of citrus though. Interesting. It’s fine all around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1580) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2015
Can. Full, rich brown ale, flavorful. All around very good and would have again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (142) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2015
CAN. Kole beer pour minimal head.. Coffee, nut, malt & booziness on the nose... Dark roasted malts up front.. rolling into a dark choc & molasses back end.. hides the ABV well..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (537) - 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 (871) - 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 (4935) - 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.


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