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Franklins Grumpy Guvnor

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Brewed by Franklins
Style: Bitter
Bexhill-on-Sea, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Formerly White Grumpy Guvnor.
This delicious, dark-amber-cloured beer has a rich aroma with a fine hop character, leading to a flavour with hints of caramel and passion fruit and a pleasing, smooth finish. Hops used: Cascade, Goldings, Hercules


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
On cask at the Cask and Barrel. Appearance - close to opaque black but not quite. Some lovely cherry coloured chinks around the glass. Lovely fawn head. Looks great Nose - chocolate and caramel. Taste - honey and/or caramel with a slight biscuits backdrop. A liquorice note brings on the finish. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry malty finish. Overall - good beer. It grows too.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Too thin of palate and the fruitiness was a bit overbearing to the point of being tart. Didn’t enjoy this one at all.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
(draught) pours a clear amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of old roasted malts, cobwebs, some light paint thinner and fudge. flavour is mostly grapes and sugar icing, with a hint of oranges, herbal hops and brown sugar. light-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3084) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at State Bar, Glasgow - dark ruby coloured, mild chocolate aroma, intermittent lacing, earthy, malty, berry fruits flavour, easy to drink

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Wenlock Arms London 07/06/13. A dark dark brown coloured beer with a whitish ring of bubbles. Very dry. Raisin fruitiness. A hint of smoke. Fruiitness is nice. Needs more depth of flavour. Decent enough.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Cask@Ice Wharf, Camden, London. Deep amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is floral, wooden and mildly toffeeish. Flavour is fruity, wooden, a bit nutty with some berries and mild herbal notes. Quite bitter and dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Reddy amber with white head. Smooth malty beer, some caramel, toffee, some earthiness but mostly smooth and a touch fruity. Ok.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Good head as well as being crisp with a smooth texture, however weak bodied and bland.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
Cask at the Tilly Shilling (JDW), Farnborough. Amber with a loose cream head; light fruity aroma; tangy with slightly sour apple and pear flavours; and a crisp, drp, cidery, finish. Not at all bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15249) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
Cask at Square Peg, Birmingham, defined as Brown Ale
Beautiful dark mahogany color with small but persistent creamy head. Light caramel aroma. Quite good caramel and chocolate flavor, with just a bit more roasted malts in the final.
Pleasant.


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