1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gillespie Brown - Twisted Manzanita Ales

Not Rated.
Gillespie BrownGillespie Brown

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 17.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted Manzanita Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Gold Medal - 2012 San Diego International Beer Festival: American-Style Brown Ale

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 09-13-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mattknueven:
Photo of mattknueven
mattknueven

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-24-2014 00:10:58 | More by mattknueven
More User Reviews:
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-19-2014 21:18:29 | More by GRG1313
Photo of IdrinkGas
IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-19-2014 03:24:28 | More by IdrinkGas
Photo of davegray
davegray

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-21-2014 07:21:04 | More by davegray
Photo of mroberts1204
mroberts1204

California

2/5  rDev -44.6%

03-10-2014 04:08:41 | More by mroberts1204
Photo of Bnoise11
Bnoise11

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-10-2014 01:25:31 | More by Bnoise11
Photo of aquazr1
aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-21-2014 23:56:05 | More by aquazr1
Photo of ste5venla
ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-18-2013 21:33:19 | More by ste5venla
Photo of 2GOOFY
2GOOFY

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-06-2013 03:27:27 | More by 2GOOFY
Photo of JDJTEXAS
JDJTEXAS

California

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

09-07-2013 21:44:17 | More by JDJTEXAS
Photo of Jeysun23
Jeysun23

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-18-2013 00:10:55 | More by Jeysun23
Photo of jbaakko
jbaakko

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-27-2013 17:37:35 | More by jbaakko
Photo of SanDiegoBeerLove
SanDiegoBeerLove

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-12-2013 01:44:29 | More by SanDiegoBeerLove
Photo of KidsDoc
KidsDoc

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-12-2013 04:15:04 | More by KidsDoc
Photo of ALBuff
ALBuff

Hawaii

2.4/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a conundrum. While certainly unique and not what I come to expect from a brown, sometimes different isn't always good. There's a lot going on in this beer... coffee, malt, roasted nuts, sweet breadfruit, and an extra bitter hoppy bite... perhaps too much to be either properly balanced or interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2013 06:00:21 | More by ALBuff
Photo of hpthebull
hpthebull

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-20-2013 18:07:10 | More by hpthebull
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-25-2012 01:32:50 | More by t0rin0
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-14-2012 04:23:58 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of JRod1969
JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-27-2012 03:35:53 | More by JRod1969
Photo of samturner
samturner

California

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

09-15-2012 22:11:34 | More by samturner
Photo of JayDiddy
JayDiddy


4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

09-15-2012 02:40:33 | More by JayDiddy
Photo of BucannonXC5
BucannonXC5

California

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The new Manzanita Brewing Company on July 15, 2012. Draft into pint glass. Black color with light shades of brown. About two fingers when I got it. Frothy thick white lacing with great retention all the way around.

Smelled dark chocolate malts. Also toffee, hints of coffee beans and roasty malts.

Tasted similar to the smell, but just a tad bit stronger. Got bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, roasty nuts, fudge and toffee. Reminded me slightly of a Russian Imperial Stout.

Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Smooth, but bitter long finish.

A decent beer overall and one that I’d have again. Surprised it’s taken me this long to try it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 02:04:16 | More by BucannonXC5
Photo of mactrail
mactrail

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the hoppier browns. No wonder it is so flavorful, now that I see the ABV. Very dark in the pint glass with plenty of carbonation. While it's a murky bunch of tastes vying for attention, it's certainly full of flavors. Winey and sharp with lots of malt. Roasted flavors with some caramel and dark toffee.

Another dimension from the usual smooth and innocuous Brown Ales. Maybe it should be called an Imperial Brown. In any case, it's a big rustic mouthful.

On tap at Cueva in San Diego.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 05:37:51 | More by mactrail
Photo of heresy22
heresy22

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-16-2012 22:41:17 | More by heresy22
Photo of hawkmage
hawkmage

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

12-31-2011 16:17:57 | More by hawkmage
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Gillespie Brown from Twisted Manzanita Ales
82 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.