Franklins Reviews

Franklins Pale 3.9
Very refreshing, served at its best in the Stanley Alehouse Lancing. Good appearance distinct grapefruit taste from hops.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Franklins Pudding Stout 3.7
Cask half-pint at The Crown Inn, Oakengates Shropshire on 2nd Jan 2016. Coffee and chocolate esters rise from this dark brew with itís well tanned head: those esters turn into mouth watering flavours to give a rich and smooth tasting Stout. Very drinkable indeed.
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Franklins Pudding Stout 2.9
Cask @ The Crown, Oakengates. Pours very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is espresso roast. Taste is much the same with a bitter espresso bite and hints of chocolate. Ok.
Thursday, December 31, 2015

Franklins NZIPA 3.5
Cask at the bow bar... Copper.. Thick off white head... Soft sweet fruits nose... Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Sweet fruits.. Light dry toffee fruit... Dry toffee fruit
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Franklins Smoked Chilli Porter 3.3
Cask@Simon The Tanner, Bermondsey, London - black pour with big beige head. Roasted malty aroma and taste with some chocolate, caramel, some nice well judged smokey and spicy action, pretty decent overall.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Franklins English Garden 3.1
Cask @ White Horse on Parsonís Green, Parsonís Green SW6. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity weak citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty weak citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty weak citrus hoppy finish.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Franklins Mama Knows Best 3.2
Cask at the Swan in Thames Ditton. Quite fruity with toffee sweetness, some nice hop to balance too. Good session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Franklins Pale 3.7
Cask, Ale House Chelmsford, half, 3rd November 2015. White lacing. Golden appearance. Lots of pith and soft lemons on aroma. Super soft malts. Super clean. Loads of papaya. Lemons and good hop bitterness
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Franklins Mama Knows Best 3.1
Backlog rating. Cask at EoE, London. It pours a clean light amber color with small off-white head. Aroma is bready, biscuity, lightly sweet and fruity, with melon and straw. Taste is also mostly light sweet, caramel, malt, biscuit, with light grains and dry finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, unexciting.
Monday, October 19, 2015

Franklins Citra IPA 3.4
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2013, day 3 - London. Pours dark gold with a creamy, off-white head. Rich citrusy aroma, some pale malt undertones. Medium sweet flavor with strong minerals, simple citrus, light citrus character. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with some pale bread, juicy orange, a little general jammy citrus. Alright.
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Franklins Smoked Chilli Porter 3.4
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Stange. Supplier: Crofterís Rights (Bristol). Small head. Smoky with nice chilli kick.
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Franklins NZIPA 3.4
Cask at the Fountain. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, fruity hops. Taste is sweet, nice balancing, almost mineral bitterness. Clean finish.
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Franklins NZIPA 3.3
Cask, hand-pulled, State Bar, Glasgow, weak malty aroma, amber, brown, thin off-white head, intermittent lacing, caramel, some raisins, very sweet, oily, soft carbonation, well balanced.
Monday, September 21, 2015

Franklins Blonde 3
(cask) amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of bread dough, strawberries and heavy mango, with a light touch of floral hops and almonds. flavour is mostly white chocolate and orange peel, with a light touch of bran and a light roasted-bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Franklins Pale 3.6
Cask at the Magpie, light gold with a lasting white head, green hop flower bouquet with a hint of tropical fruit, juicily astringent body leading to a dry-bitter and spicy finish.
Monday, August 31, 2015

Franklins Smoked Chilli Porter 3
Cask gravity at Siba South East 2015. Light smoke but lasting chilli. Dark ruby black beer no head little condition. Some chocolate. Smokey chilli is ok and not over powering. Heat on the finish is just about right for me.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Franklins English Garden 3.3
Cask, hand-pulled, Bon Accord, fruity, caramel aroma, clear straw coloured, thin head, very sparse lacing, sweet, orange, malty, oily, well balanced
Monday, June 29, 2015

Franklins Mama Knows Best 3
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours clear amber, nose is toffee, floral, taste is similar, sweet, dry.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Franklins Mama Knows Best 3.1
Cask at the Stockbridge tap... Golden amber... Thick tan head... Soft toffee fruit.. Toffee apricot fruit.. Very sweet.. Soft toffee
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Franklins Pale 3.4
Cask at the Guildford arms... Amber. . Small off white head... Soft dry floral fruit nose... Light bitter herbal fruits
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Franklins Dark 3.3
Cask (backlog). Deep rubyish brown colour with a small brown bubbly head. Aroma is ripe fruits, toffee, mild toasted notes as well as some herbal notes. Flavour is toffee, mild roasted malts, some caramel, mild floral and some syrupy notes as well.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Franklins Citra IPA 3
Cask at The Waiting Room. Clear amber body with a thin off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma of biscuit, lemon and earth. Flavour of caramel, grass and hay. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Not as bright and hoppy as I hoped it would be - chuck a few more hops in!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Franklins Mama Knows Best 2.8
Cask conditioned @ Craft Beer Co. (Brighton) Pale-Amber in colour with small white head. Coffee malt and citrus hop aroma. Medium bitter with sweet raspberry flavor. Medium body with smooth bitter finish.
Friday, March 13, 2015

Franklins Citra IPA 3.4
Cask @ The Black Lion (Brighton) Great staff! First look provides a golden Amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is earthy at first with a fruity citrus hop just lingering ever so slightly behind. Very easy drinking bear that is bitter, but not overly so and also has a good balance of citrus hop flavor notes of Mango & Tangerine that please the palet, not overwhelm it.
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Franklins Citra IPA 3.2

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

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Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, earthy, fruity, moderate hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, peel bitter, citrus, malty, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130814]

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Franklins Citra IPA 3.7
A golden coloued Indian Pale Ale with strong citrous flavours, but not overwhelmingly bitter.
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Franklins Brighton Rocks 2.6
Cask during a Wetherspoon Beer Festival in 2012. Has a light malty aroma with a more balanced malt-hop taste. Full bodied flavour.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Franklins Pale 3.2
Cask by hand-pump at Jacksonís Doghouse, Glasgow - clear golden, thin white head, pale malty aroma, good lacing, fairly mild easy to drink ale with a bitter aftertaste
Saturday, February 07, 2015

Franklins Grumpy Guvnor 3.2
Cask-conditioned at the Bag OíNails, Bristol 20/1/2015. Copper coloured, with a slight, off-white head. Berry fruits, a touch of toasted malts, leafy hops and a decent, bitter finish. Good.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Franklins Mama Knows Best 3.1
Cask-conditioned at the Bag OíNails, Bristol 20/1/2015. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Quaffable bitter, with some sweet malts, hint of fruit and moderately bitter finish. Ok.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Franklins Pudding Stout 3.7
Cask at Westow House. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, sweet, lots of dried fruits, fruit cake, sticky toffee pudding and chocolate. The taste is bitter-sweet, roasty, earth, toast, chocolate, fruit cake, light umami and nut with a toasty finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Wasnít expecting too much from this, but found it rather tasty and drinkable. "Not my kind of beer", but I rather like it.
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Franklins English Garden 3.3
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 8/1/2015. Amber, with a slight, white, head. Crisp malts, a touch of spiciness, leafy hops and a moderately bitter finish. Good.
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Franklins Citra IPA 3.4
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 6/1/2014. Deep gold in colour, with a white head. Pleasant tangerine and grassy hop aroma. Flavour had biscuity malts, more citrus fruits and ended up nice and dry. Good beer.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Franklins 1066 3.7
Pours an amber colour, taste is hoppy and fruity, probably the one of the best real ales Iíve had in a while
Thursday, December 04, 2014

Franklins Smoked Chilli Porter 3.6
Cask at Staggs. Pours black, nose is dry roast, chocolate, hint of smoke, taste is sweet chocolate, roasty, light tingly burn.
Friday, November 07, 2014

Franklins 1066 3.8
Cask at Draft House. The pump clip is not as pictured - it looks more like a pogs slammer (ah, memories). Clear, dark orange, still, decent dense foamy head leaves thick lacing. Aroma is tropical American hop, caramel, pithy orange. Like a modern APA. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste has a very light malt character, more kiwi and grapefruit with a softly bitter finish. I could drink many pints of this. (3.75)
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Franklins Grumpy Guvnor 3.5
On cask at the Cask and Barrel. Appearance - close to opaque black but not quite. Some lovely cherry coloured chinks around the glass. Lovely fawn head. Looks great Nose - chocolate and caramel. Taste - honey and/or caramel with a slight biscuits backdrop. A liquorice note brings on the finish. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry malty finish. Overall - good beer. It grows too.
Friday, October 17, 2014

Franklins English Garden 2.9
Huddersfield Beer Festival. Golden with mild floral notes in both aroma and taste with hops the dominant character. A touch dry.
Friday, October 03, 2014

Franklins Citra IPA 3.6
Huddersfield Beer Festival. Clear amber with a very hoppy, full tropical fruit aroma and taste with its strength very evident. Mango is most evident in its nose.
Friday, October 03, 2014

Franklins English Garden 3.2
Cask - Golden with a bubbly white head which fades to a ring. Weak lacing. Aroma of honey, butterscotch and malts. Taste is grassy and earthy with a little lemon, some sweet fruits and honey to finish. Light, oily body.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Franklins Mama Knows Best 3.8
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear amber, thin lively off-white head, sweet malty aroma, irregular pattern of lacing, toffee, caramel flavour, sweet, pleasant, creamy texture, sweet malty finish
Monday, July 14, 2014

Franklins Mama Knows Best 2.9
Cask conditioned at The Saint James, Brighton Kemptown. Amber with white head. There was a fusty, slightly acrid malt to this, sharp, bitterish, boiled vegetable.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Franklins English Garden 2.6
Cask conditioned at The Saint James, Brighton Kemptown. Hazy gold with slight head. Sweet malty beer, thin, there is a fusty hop note. Quite dull.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Franklins Citra IPA 2.8
Cask conditioned at The Saint James, Brighton Kemptown. Amber with white head. Sweetish malty beer, there is a slight bitterness. I really didnít get the Citra hops in this, hidden away for me.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Franklins Citra IPA 2.9
Cask at The Colchester Beer Festival a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus and hops flavor malts citrus fruits and a bitter hoppy finish
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Franklins Grumpy Guvnor 2.4
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Too thin of palate and the fruitiness was a bit overbearing to the point of being tart. Didnít enjoy this one at all.
Monday, June 23, 2014

Franklins Pudding Stout 3.7
Cask at the Bow Bar. Pours black, lots of chocolate and coffee, sweet and thin.
Sunday, June 08, 2014

Franklins 1066 3.5
Cask conditioned handpump Great Eastern Brighton 18/05/14. A golden coloured beer with a whitish head. Nice citrussy hopping in here. Good fruits. Nice satsuma notes. A little less good in the mouth than in the nose but itís still good.
Sunday, May 25, 2014

Franklins Grumpy Guvnor 2.8
(draught) pours a clear amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of old roasted malts, cobwebs, some light paint thinner and fudge. flavour is mostly grapes and sugar icing, with a hint of oranges, herbal hops and brown sugar. light-bodied with soft carbonation.
Friday, May 23, 2014

Franklins Grumpy Guvnor 3.6
Cask by hand-pump at State Bar, Glasgow - dark ruby coloured, mild chocolate aroma, intermittent lacing, earthy, malty, berry fruits flavour, easy to drink
Monday, April 07, 2014