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Twisted Manzanita Gillespie Brown Ale

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10340) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
Klare dunkel orange braune Farbe, fast kein Schaum. Geruch schokoladig, röstmalzig süß, Karamell. Geschmack nach Kaffee, bitter röstmalzig, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5769) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Can from Biernavigatie, BB 30th Oct 2015, large sample. Clear brown color, short frothy brown head. Aroma of toasted malts, bit cacao, some caramel, fruity yeast. Slight sweet in taste, toasted, caramel, bit bitter, bit sugary, touch of alcohol. Nice stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1871) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2015
Aroma of mildly roasted malt, caramel, nuts, chocolate, some coffee, hoppy notes. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a nice moderately bitter finish. Tasty American Brown Ale, and it hides its ABV well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (2041) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
sample from can, poured a darker brown amber colour with a off head, notes of sweet caramel malts, burned malts, coffee, sweet chocolate, ginger, chesnut spice, toffee, hop bitterness in the back, sweet malts, alcohol notice is well hidden, smooth aftertaste. pretty nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
25th May 2015
Can. Clear dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is smooth with mild fine carbonation. Good brown malts, some cream and a little dry coffee. Whisper of paint, almost like it was barrel age induced. Dry and slight spicy finish. Tasty enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3146) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Draft in the PB tasting room. Pours Dark brown pour with reddish hue and thick beige head. Smells like roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and light nuttiness. Tastes like caramel malt, chocolate, roasted nuts, molasses and faint hops. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4819) - 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 (1137) - 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 (111) - 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 (8822) - 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.


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