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Twisted Manzanita Gillespie Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2436) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jado (528) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (919) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
Can from The Wine Emporium 170814. Hints of chocolate and vanilla in the aroma. Copper brown colour with not much in the way of a head. Flavours are strong with a long finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grimreaperguru (233) - santee, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a dark ruby red color with a short lived off white head. It has a earthy, nutty aroma to it. The flavor was of chalk, syrup, bitter hops with a light booze note to it. The body was a little above medium with a bitter aftertaste. Overall an okay beer at best.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3999) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2014
22 ounce bottle Brown pour. Nice start with chocolate up front. Some tasty roast. Not very heavy in taste for the big abv, but decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2611) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
8 Mar 2014, tap at Manzanita Brewing. Brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is free bark and bitter dark chocolate. Med body and mildly fizzy. Tastes of cocoa powder and some sweet malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mdrobbs (2) - Clifton park, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
Tasty never had anything from this brewery. Very nice appearance smooth mouthfeel only a sample I got from work. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (635) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours brown with a thin beige head. Nose is malt. Taste is sweet. Fairly bland for the style. I wouldn't turn it down, but it's nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6501) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head and a chocolate aroma. There is a bitter chocolate flavor with some dark molasses and a dry bitter finish.


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