blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
brewpub: before this i never really got into the red ales. Had a nice red color, and a really nice flavor. But a little too yeasty. Kept it from excelling
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at brewpub: Hazy redish amber colored body with a small, creamy beige head that has nice retention. The aroma is sweet malt, caramel, toasted malt, and hints of dark toasted bread. The taste is earthy caramel, toasted malt, lightly burnt toast, and what seems to be a bit of a house yeast character - earthy, very slightly salty yeast (I like it). Light-medium bodied, medium carbonated.
lamas (1371) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. A prune-colored body with a thin light-tan head. Aroma is quite estery with plenty of dark berries present. The taste is equally estery. Full of blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. A thin, sweet and sugary body. Just a touch of nutty malts and cocoa along with a dry finish. A little too sweet.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I love the names these guys give their beers. This started off pretty good, the malts were strong and had a chocolate roasty edge to them (reminded me of a mellower St.Rogue Red), but then it started getting a weird sweetness to it, almost chemical in the aftertaste; that kind of ruined it for me.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish amber, light tan creamy head. The nose was roasty and toasty, nutty, some caramel, with a touch of chocolate. More roasted malt to start, then backed up nice with a slight hop bitterness for decent balance. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, roasty, lightly bittered finish. Not my thing, but could be used for a newbie crossover beer...
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite red, no head. Lightly hoppy in the nose, a few malts. Flavor is primarily malty, a bit of cocoa to it, maybe a bit smoky. A mite thin.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
SMall tan head sits atop a murky dark amber-red body. Aroma is sweet with roasted malt nuttiness. Flavor is mostly nutty sweet (roasted malt) almost like a brown ale. Medium -light watery body. Fair.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, round, malty amber ale with the Franklin's trademark murky body and flat head.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear red-brown body. Aroma is faint, but basically nutty and sweet. Taste is medium sweet and nutty, but not much else. Quite an accessible beer, but perhaps too much so.
hopscotch (9490) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!
Light alcohol, heavy caramel and light flowers in the aroma and flavor. Lightly bitter on the backside.
Crytal clear, deep amber hue.
Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.
Lightly pungent, lightly bitter, dry finish.