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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2013
on tap-thin offwhite-dk amber. A-soft sweet grain, spice. T-sweet grain/med malt-caramel-spice hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle from the brewer: Pours a clear copper with a medium white head, caramel and toffee in the aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet with a light fruity ending. Very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Date: 9/26/2010 Source:Other Franklins Brewery Hyattsville MD. Sampled at Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition. Light graininess, malty with some spicy earthy hop notes in aroma. Clear amber golden with small white head. Flavor follows aroma with a light fruity sourness. Finish is dry and spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Growler on 09/26/2010. Slightly hazy orange body with a small creamy white head. Sweet toasty and bready malt aroma. Very sweet bready malt flavor with some light noble hops. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Just found an old rating I had for this circa Sept 2008: Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a thin ring of wispy white head. Aroma of sweet toasty grainy caramel malts and a touch of nice noble hoppiness. Body starts with good fullness and rich sweet toasty Munich malt with a good balance of bittering hops before a crisp bittersweet finish. Very true to style and well made.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Not a big fan of this style, but this one deserves its just due as a beer I wouldn’t mind having more than one of in a given sitting.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - SEP 11, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2009 Draft at brewery. Pours a clear reddish-brown. Weak aroma of roasted malts. Nice flavors of chocolate malt, some roasted barley and caramel. Very clean finish but not as thin as you might expect, pleasant and easy to drink. The chocolate caught me off-guard, but works very well. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Average fest beer. A bit watery and without direction. A letdown based upon earlier reviews.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2007
On tap-Maryland Brewer’s Oktoberfest. Reddish Brown color w/a moderate tan, foamy head. Roasted malt aroma. Sweet flavor of caramel, cane sugar, roasted malt, & figs. Little bit of a bread dough taste to it. Good mouthfell, nice finish. Decent Brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1347) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2007
On tap. Clear reddish-brown body with a minimal light-tan head. Medium body. Not as thin as most other brews at Franklin’s. Lots of sweet caramel and chocolatey malts dominate the aroma and flavor. A drying finish. Unique for the style.


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