Franklins Bombshell Blonde
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Our lightest and most popular offering. This American blonde ale is brewed with German Pilsner malt and lightly hopped.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillemsUrenkel (511) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
4 fl. oz sample at the brewery. Pale yellow in the glass, small white head. Low yeasty on the nose. Starts grainy with malt. Real good malty. Like a Export/Helles. Maybe a little bit too low carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (1935) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap 5 oz. sampler at Franklin 's Restaurant, Brewery and General Store in Hyattsville, MD. Clear , yellow with a near white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of grain, pilsener malt and toasted white bread. Taste of grain, white bread , mild floral hops and lemon. Medium/light body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and mild toasted. Bitter and slight fruity. Crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
strongpieman (1495) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Draft. Light gold color, light musty aroma. Finish is off a bit, not a great pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
On tap at Frankin’s. Pours a light yellow with a good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings forward quite a bit of grain and malt. A bit too malty for the style. Faint hops. Flavor is along the same lines as the nose. There’s simply too much malt character for a delicate style like kolsch. Light-medium body with a slight chewiness. Decent enough, but needs to be thinned out with less overt malt character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draft. Clear yellow. Aroma of white pepper. Taste is bitter, plain and lager-like. Mediocre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
On tap at Franklins, Hyattsville on 14 July 2006. Fairly standard brewpub “light” beer. Slightly hazy blonde colour. Fairly clean and fresh although there’s just a hint of boiled vegetable. OK

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of honey and grainy notes. The taste is grain, honey and a grassy finish. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2010
on tap-pours a white head with hazy gold color. Aroma is grain/light malt/doughy malts, light grassy/floral. Flavor is grain/light malt/doughy malts, light grassy/floral hops. Crisp/well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Sampler at brewpub. Pours clear light golden with white head. Aroma and flavor is of light grains and a bit of wheat and hops. Drinkable but does not offer much in flavor department.

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