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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Frankenlager is an IPL, a hybrid of beer styles is freakishly tasty and features bold aromas of citrus, tropical fruit and pine which shine like a diamond, thanks to cold conditioning and out clean-fermenting lager yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4532) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Aroma is spices, bread and earth. The flavor is citrus, biscuit malts, light tropical fruit, fruit, a relatively small hint of hop resin and a lightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13823) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle shared at chriso’s pre-Christmas tasting 2014 - London. Pours mostly clear gold with a foamy white head. The nose holds dusty biscuits, straw, citrus rind, subtle tang. Light to medium sweet flavor with some grassy bitterness, rind, pithy grapefruit. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Dry and pithy to finish with some pine needles, grass, more dry biscuits. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
malvrich (95) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2015
ABV on this is actually 6.1 About a month past BB A: Dirty gold color with a high bubbly, craggy head. Good retention. Active carbonation. Floaties?! S: Pear Sourdough bread. Grapes. T: More dry than bitter but hop bitterness/dryness is up front. Hardly any of the fruit from the nose, but a malty sourness seems present. Not sure what to think. Little more of a malt flavor of biscuit as is warms. Tastes not like an IPL nor a pilsner. M: Great texture from the carbonation that just wont quit. Light to medium body. O: True this bomber bottle is old but I am not impressed. Oh well, I’m glad it was marked down to half price. Not bad but...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (12569) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle split at LKS ’Beers of London’ Tasting, high, high upsville, 10/12/14. Lightly hazed golden with moderate off white edgeing. Nose is straw, light hop presence, bitter orange, spice, apricot. Taste comprises melon, mandarin, orange, spice, grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok strong lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3275) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Bomber from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma: Floral and dusty, fruity/citrus, some light pine, oddly perfumed, light malt support. Palate: Medium body, lighter carbonation. Flav.: Quite perfumed and floral, flowery, herbal/woodsy, lightly fruity, different; dry with pretty good bitterness and a fairly long, perfumed/herbal finish.

Frankenlager indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4630) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Location: Draft from State Line, 11/4/14

Aroma: This one has light nose of tropical fruit, pine, cracker malts, and some floral notes
Appearance: This one has a golden-orange color with a creamy white head on top
Flavor: Tastes similarly, with a nice mix of tropical and cracker malts, with a decently bitter finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, drinks decently, with a plus carbonation, and a light dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a solid one overall, but not something that really stands out as being good. It’s fine. There isn’t a ton more to say beyond that.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
22oz bottle at Chriso’s Christmas tasting, London. It pours a rich golden color with small white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy, with notes of corn and caramel. Taste is again sweet and soapy, light grainy. More citrusy and quite soapy notes. Overall, decently tasty, not freakishly so

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17864) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
10th December 2014
Tasting at Leighton’s Flat. Lightly hazy gold beer, few white bubbles not being a head. Light pale malts, little floralness. Sweet orange marmalade with traces of lemon and grapefruit. Touch of lactose sweetness underneath. Light finish with a fruity pithy linger. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (pre-Christmas tasting ) by chriso - London ].

[ As Smuttynose Frankenlager ].
Light unclear matt medium orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, pale malt, light cereal, light hoppy, light sweet malt. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, grain, sweet grain - cereal. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141207]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (5233) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s winter tasting 7/12/2014. Yellow / golden coloured pour with a light haze and thin white head. Aroma is medicinal hop, pale grains, earthy notes. Flavour is soapy, Base mlats, piney hop, earthy notes. Bitterness coats the palate with sticky resin. Palate is clean, Not huge fan of this.


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