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Olde Hickory Poor Richards Ale

Olde Hickory Poor Richards Ale
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Poor Richard’s Ale was first brewed in 2006 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday. It was so popular that we’ve brewed it every year since! The basic recipe for Poor Richard’s Ale was created through the research of historian Tony Simmons and resulted in a beer that contains many of the ingredients common to Colonial ales. New world corn and molasses join malted barley and pure water to create a fine traditional brew Franklin would have been proud to drink. Poor Richard’s Ale is only brewed once a year, and doesn’t last long, so hurry to try this beer celebrating American self suffience, ingenuity and good taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1832) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2010
The best from Olde Hickory/Amos Howards. Pours a majestic clear mahogany with a rich rocky tan head. Aroma and flavor mesh here, showing a large amount of butterscotch, a bit of powdered chocolate and toffee notes. Hops contribute a little earthy side-of-the-tongue bitterness here, but no floral or fruity notes. I wish I could live under the tap handle. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2009
On tap at Union Jacks. Was told this brew came from a recepie of Ben Franklin. Brown-Ruby. Medium foamy head. Aroma: Molasses and honey. Flavor: Nuts, molasses, honey, caramel. Sweet finish. I keep going back for this one, so I must like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2009
On tap at Union Jack’s. Dark ruby brown, thin tan head. Very roasty aroma, nutty, chocolate. Taste is more roasted nuts, sweet malt, light bittering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Poor Richard’s
Date: 12/22/2006
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewpub

muddy brown, frothy dirty white head, thick lace, light nutty chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor, touch of sweetness but mostly dry, light bitterness, light chalky character to the dryness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11855) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and dark copper color. Aroma is faint medium malt. Tastes is medium malt-sweet, hops bitterness. Comes across as average, not sure why though. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (3170) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2006
draught. This is a solid red with a bit of white head. Really sweet aroma on this, scarily caramel-like, some toast. Mouth is loaded with caramel and some bread. There’s no bitterness until the end when some bark and citrus comes out. I don’t have any real gripes. . .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Draught. Pours red-gold with off-white head. The aroma is buttered toast and biscuit with a tame hop note and some ambient sweetness. The flavor is quite robust and very sweet, with syrup, toasted malt, berries, caramel, and a fruity hop finish. Very interesting. I think I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5856) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Bright Copper, with a slight tint of orange, and a thick foamy head that goes away quickly. Faint but sweetish aroma of molasses and honey. Full bodied and rich. Surprisingly tangy - notes of orange, honey and molasses and a peppery finish. On draft, Union Jack’s Knoxville.

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