Franklins Ludicrous
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Our most ambitious beer to date utilized an anaerobic sour mash procedure that spanned three days to finish...ludicrous idea right? After which it was fermented with our Belgian Saison yeast at nearly 87 degrees Fahrenheit. The end result is a Sour Rye Saison that attacks you with the character of white wine and grapefruit juice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2014
This was a very sweet sour, not too much pucker. I enjoyed it but it wasnít as graceful as some of the Europeans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (3658) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Initially shows a good sour plum aroma with biretta type citrus aroma but elements donít completely come together. Pours reddish with OK head and lacing. Pretty sour on finish, with light acrid note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Flip top bottle with Jason and Dorrie. Pours a hazy gold with thin off white head. Nose is lactic acid, lemon rinds, barn funk, some bread. I really donít pick up much rye but some bready notes. Somewhat thin body. Nice tart finish with some funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1814) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Tap. Thin light tan head, very murky ruby copper brown. Light cherry notes, slight acetic sour and sour wheat in the aroma. Flavor has some light balsamic, nicely tart, dark but sour cherry. Lighter body with tight carbonation. Like a sour light. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8269) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Tap at Franklins in Hyattsville. Pours a full haze glowing straw. Weak white head. Berliner Weisse style funky bleu cheese nose with butter and thick dough plus lemon. Taste is sour lemonade. Very citric without any acedic/vinegar character. Pretty successful Berliner Weisse. Should be switched to that style. I like this one. Very simple and clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
tepid hazy lemon, light fizzy white head that evaporates to nothing. Nose is highly citric, light foot and Brett, earthy, husky, bit of bile. Flavor is biting citrus upfront, caustic grapefruit and hay leading to an earthy Brett finish, sticky and dry wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1090) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Poured a slightly hazy yellow color with a small white head. Aroma has wheat, lemon, and sour citrus. Taste is mostly just tart with some wheat and lemon. Slightly skunky. Not my favorite sour, but itís interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4440) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Growler, thanks Travlr! Poured a light yellow/copper color with a small white head. Aroma was sour, with a light fruit sugary note. Flavor was tart, sour citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Growler. Hazy pale golden color, small white head, scant lacing. Aroma of sour pear, dusty peaches, raw bread dough. Taste is sour and slightly funky citrus. Attic dust. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2011
On tap at the brewpub: pours a slightly hazy golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with good light fruity puckering tartness. Starts with good effervescence and soft sweetness with some lemon citrus and vinous tartness before a drier puckering finish. True to style with good complexity throughout.

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