Franklins The Half Man
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
The first in our Game of Thrones trilogy of beers, the Half Man is our take on a Belgian Enkel (single ale). A session ale whose character is much more complex than its stature as its mild appearance does not equate to the sinisterly rich malt flavor that plots within.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlovell2 (1772) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a brown/amber color with an off white head. Malty, earthy aroma. Sweet caramel malt up front followed by light citrus and a herbal earthy hop finish and yeast flavors. If you want me to buy a beer give it a GOT themed name.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maxbier (890) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2015
Draft at source. Clear medium brown color with thin tan head. Light malt aroma. Flavor is Belgian yeast(y), hint of tart and fruits. A little too much unfermented wort flavor for me, but not a bad ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap at Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery & General Store in Hyattsville, MD, part of a flight of 10. Appearance is a dark, hazy, sort of amber color with a nice head and decent lacing. Aroma is with citrus and malt. Taste is sweet malts with a nice hop behind it, lingers too. Palate is medium-bodied. This is pretty good, and low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2013
16oz pint at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy, purpley brown with some creamy, eggshell head. Nose is inviting and approachable, lightly nutty, light toasted bread, light malt, crackers, bread, some fruit, melon. Flavor is the same, bread crust, crackers, plum, melon. Light, dry, crisp finish. Very nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Draft. Cloudy amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, Belgian yeast spiciness, some bread, caramel, light toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some Belgian yeast spiciness, caramel, cantaloupe. Light-medium body -- no thinness despite the low ABV -- and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1556) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Draft on 01/11/13. Came to the table a reddish mahogany color with a skim of a beige head. The subtle aroma primarily featured some light touches of caramel, toffee, toasted grains, a little coffee, and the slightest hint of a citrusy tanginess way off in the background. Went down fairly thin-bodied. Caramel and toffee started things off taste-wise. There was a sizable biscuity dryness in the middle. The finish was crisp and only slightly bitter. Very sessionable, but the lack of alcohol presence really hurt the depth of this one.

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