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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   ABV: -
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(THE commemorative brew for Ben Franklin's 300th Birthday!) This Colonial style beer is a well-rounded, amber ale. It has a complex aroma with a pleasant malty, corny, and slightly nutty character, enhanced by a slight molasses-spiced undertone that adds an almost fine tobacco-like quality. The flaked corn lightens the body and provides a nice counterbalance to the malt flavors. Hop bitterness and flavor are designed to be medium-low. The molasses adds an additional level of spiciness that makes it really unique. Some claim they have NEVER ever had a beer like it before... as they ask for another pint! National Award Winner!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Had at Nobi, growler, shared by chris white, at a somber celebration of life .. . pours a dark walnut .. brown sugar, molasses, and earth .. . all around a mild beer but very balanced and easy to drink .. . . Not a parent yet either, but I can definitely relate. My friends and I used to think it was hilarious to shit in golf holes at night..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (573) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Pours a mahogany color with a small head. Aroma is boozy with lots of molasses, nuts and spices. Taste follows aroma. Feels pretty thick on the palate with very little carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Pours a mahogany color with a small head. A boozy beer with lots of molasses, corn nuts, and almonds. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3780) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Copper-brown with a lasting film of cream. Spicy caramel, grain and molasses nose. Flavor is Toasted nut and grain, molasses and a touch of bitter, earthy spice. Medium body is smoothly carbonated, slightly watery, and just a tad to the sweet side, but very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9839) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours clear brown with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, meal, cereal), light hops (woody), light esters (fruity) with notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, caramel, toasted), light hops (woody), light esters (dried fruit) with notes of dates. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a medium sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Pours a light brown with nearly no head at all. Very smooth and drinkable. This was not harsh at all (unlike the finish on the Free State version of the same beer). I was not overwhelmed by an unbalanced amount of adjuncts either. This was smooth and blended, like a high octane brown. Delicious molasses flavor with very well-hidden corn. I don’t think the alcohol could be very high in this one. Ben Franklin could likely drink a lot more of this than he could in Kansas.


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