Franklins Rubber Chicken Red Ale
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This smooth session ale is brewed with Munich, Caramel and Chocolate malt and lightly hopped with Liberty hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillemsUrenkel (664) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
4 fl oz. sample at the brewery. Dark red amber in the glass. Malty and fresh hopy at the nose. Tastes dark malty with hop at the start. Gets more bitter and hopy in a malty bedding. Sweet sour background and malt, malt, malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2074) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap 5 oz. sampler at Franklin 's Restaurant, Brewery and General Store in Hyattsville, MD. Clear, dark-amber red with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, white bread, sourdough bread, butter, light pine and mild lemon. Taste of toffee, butter, white bread and sourdough bread. Medium/light body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from the brewer: Pours a clear copper with a thin white head, aroma has light malts and grassy hops, light bodied, mellow carbonation, starts and ends lightly bitter with a clean aftertaste. A fine brew from an exceptional brewer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
On tap at Franklin’s. Pours a moderate amber color with a bit of an off-white head. The nose brings a bit of amber malt along with quite a bit of buttery diacetyl. The flavor has even more buttery diacetyl. Quite off-putting. Medium body with a creamy, buttery finish. Just way overtaken by diacetyl. Quite unfortunate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draft. One of the top beers out of 10 on offer. Aroma and taste of a Butterfinger bar. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
strongpieman (1543) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Draft at brewery in a sampler. Amber to copper color, clear, very light head. Aroma is a mild malt, but the taste is really off - somewhat astringent, just didn’t seem right (may have been an off batch).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2011
Tap. Pours clear tawny/amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is average malt (toast, caramel, nutty), average hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of oak, leaves, and kettle caramelization. Flavor is average malt (toast, caramel, nutty), average hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of oak, leaves, and kettle caramelization. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
On tap at Franklins, Hyattsville on 14 July 2006. Hazy copper colour. Subtle caramel malt accents. A touch sweet. Some resinous hops come through later. Not too bad but not particularly inspiring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2010
on tap-pours a light tan head with copper color. Aroma is light/medium malt-toffee, and light hops. Flavor is sweet light/medium malt-toffee, light hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Sampler at brewpub. Pours hazy amber with light tan head. Aromas of toasted malts, toffee, and light hops. Flavors of sweet toasted malts, toffee, light hops, and very light vanilla. Mouthfeel is decent. Finishes sweet.

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