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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
This brew was originally developed by Tony Simmons of the Brick Oven Brewing Co. in Pagosa Springs, CO and chosen by a panel of judges as the brew to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. In keeping with the goal of producing a beer with ties to Franklin's time, this light brown ale uses copious quantities of corn and a bit of molasses, both common ingredients used to bolster the early colonies' slim supply of malted barley. It also uses some well toasted malts to mimic the deeper colors of the malts of the period. The hops are English Kent Goldings which would have been among the more commonly available at that time. O.G. -17 /1068. Hops - 27 IBUs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Dark red/nearly brown color with a light, off-white head. I get the molasses in the aroma, sweet and earthy, and some corn too. The initial taste is mildly sweet and caramelly, followed by the corny flavor but also some mildly bitter hops, some molasses and a mildly swet, dark caramelly finish. Pretty good beer, even with the adjuncts. The mouthfeel is good, but the corn thins it out some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 23, 2006
In the growler from the brewpub. Thanks to Lisa M. for hauling this back to me! Outrageous aroma of alcohol. Dark copper in color with an off-white yellowish head. Has a strong corn scent. Taste of significant amounts of brown sugar or molasses with a sweetness that is washed away quickly by the high alcohol. Strong toasted/roasted palate as well. Finish is quite unusual: if you can get over the alcohol sting, your tongue is left with a powdery dryness. Not balanced, but sure packs a whallop! If Ol’ Ben drank this witches’ brew, he sure must have had a good time inventing electricity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric (938) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2006 On Tap: A great beer, it seems like I say this all the time about a Free State beer, but this maybe my favorite yet. It has a very nice mouthfeel and a great flavor. There was caramel malts, with molasses/brown sugar, smoke/toasted flavors, and maybe a hint of hops.

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