Franklins Brewing Co Reviews




harrisoni
3.3
Franklins Mama Knows Best
Cask handpull at The Crown Hastings. Dark brown colour lasting beige head. Ok condition. Nutty fruity best bitter. Some astringent English hop on the finish. Not bad. Very much an English bitter. Hedgerow fruit touch of biscuit.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Desverger
3.4
Franklins Mama Knows Best
[email protected] House, London (08/09/2017) -amber pour with white head. Sweet and toasty malty aroma and taste, citrus fruity nuances, some caramel, slight grassy and herbal hoppy into the bitter finish.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

downender
3.2
Franklins Conquistador Stout
Cask-conditioned, on gravity, at the Gryphon, Bristol 2/9/2017. Dark brown in colour, with a thin, beige, head. Some plain chocolate, hint of fruity sweetness and a touch of vanilla in the finish. Fine.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

WingmanWillis
3
Franklins N Is For North Shore IPA

Sunday, September 10, 2017

WingmanWillis
4
Franklins Optimist

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Borup
1
Franklins Mama Knows Best

Friday, September 8, 2017

yespr
3.3
Franklins Mama Knows Best
From tap. Pours clear and golden amber to orange with a small off white head. Aroma is mild herbal. Toasted. Slight fruity. Dry, bitter and solid hopoy finish.
Friday, September 8, 2017

SinH4
3.7
Franklins Mama Knows Best
Cask. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma is grapes, biscuits, toffee. Taste is toffee, grapefruit, berries. Silky mouthfeel, near-flat. Nice bitter finish. Good one!
Thursday, September 7, 2017

fonefan
3
Franklins Smoked Chilli Porter

Cask (gravity) @ NBF 2016 [ The 41th. Nottingham Beer Festival (The 9th Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival) ], Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EB.

[ As Franklins Smoked Porter ].
ABV: 4.7%. Clear dark red brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark malt, roasted, sweet smoke. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, smoked, sweet malt, dark malt, roasted, chili notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20161015]
6-3-6-3-12

Saturday, September 2, 2017

davyfraewelling
3.9
Franklins Mama Knows Best
The Door Hinge 28/08/17 Unfined best bitter
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

JohnRMurdoch
3
Franklins Resurrection EPA
Cask @ State Bar. Golden amber, no head. Grain resin aroma. Dry leafy spicy resin flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Hoppy Bitter.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

WingmanWillis
3
Franklins Resurrection EPA

Thursday, July 27, 2017

thepatrickman
3.6
Franklins Mama Knows Best
On cask in the South Downs. A good, straightforward pint of bitter that has all of the sweet maltiness you’d expect for the style. There’s a nice cittusy, fruity hop note at the end that mixes in with the earthy, English hops and adds a little bit of individuality. Good quaff.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

thepatrickman
4
Franklins Conquistador Stout
On cask at the Eight Bells beer festival in East Sussex. This is an amazing combination of flavors -- vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate -- all in a stout that isn’t high ABV, or overly sweet. Quite well made, and the flavors are excellent.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

brightonbeerblog
2.3
Franklins English Garden
We tried this at the Foundry Brighton after it had just re-opened. English Garden is a bitter pale which had an enticing a earthy, hoppy, citrus aroma but unfortunately lacked bold flavour and bitterness . A refreshing if weak, light golden 3.8% session ale yes, but with myriad options for flavourful, well rounded and moreish pale ales out there it’s a shame the Foundry are stocking this one. Bar review at - https://www.facebook.com/brightonbeerblog
Saturday, July 22, 2017

kwik-lime
3.1
Franklins Resurrection EPA
Cask at the Old Red Cow in Farringdon. Slightly sweet, some nuts, earthy hops. Decent beer.
Friday, July 21, 2017

Parmenion777
3.4
Franklins English Garden
Pours a clear light golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma is pale biscuit malt and hops. A moderately sweet biscuit malt taste, some citrus flavours and bitterness in the finish. Nice.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

harrisoni
3.2
Franklins Conquistador Stout
Cask gravity at SIBA South East Tonbridge 2017. Stout 5.3% black dark brown beer lasting tan head. dark chocolate some dark fruit on the aroma. Fine
Sunday, July 9, 2017

ManVsBeer
3.1
Franklins N Is For North Shore IPA
Cask @ Tapping The Admiral, Kentish Town, London. Golden with a small head. It’s not quite feeling its strength, but has a good palatability.
Monday, July 3, 2017

mr_h
3.8
Franklins Smoked Chilli Porter
Cask (as Franklins Smoked Porter), 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at State Bar, Glasgow on 27 Feb 2017, roast malt aroma near black with a thick creamy beige head and good lacing, roast malt flavour, creamy, smooth, hot chilli burn.
Saturday, June 3, 2017

mr_h
3.4
Franklins N Is For North Shore IPA
Cask (as Franklins North Shore IPA), 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at State Bar, Glasgow on 13 Feb 2017, medicinal, toffee aroma, golden amber with a thin bubbly head and sparse lacing, flavour as aroma, viscous, sweet.
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Curchulain
2
Franklins Cowshed Pale

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Finn
2.8
Franklins Smoked Chilli Porter
Fra cask/gravity på Plymouth CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival 24 Sep 16. Svart. Lett baconaroma. Filmskum. Smaken bacon & chili. Chilien kommer etter hvert. Varmende.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

mr_h
3.2
Franklins Citra IPA
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at State Bar, Glasgow on 21 Nov 2016, grassy hop aroma, amber with a thin bubbly head and no lacing, earthy, malty flavours, syrupy, sweet, lacking in hops.
Sunday, December 11, 2016

witthatsbier
3.5
Franklins English Garden
[email protected] State bar GLASGOW Pours a light yellow with white foaming head aroma is light bitter hops citrus Taste is mild bitterness bit of fruit lemon/grapefruit not much of a finish ok but nothing special
Sunday, November 20, 2016

teorn88
3
Franklins A Is For A Bitter Pills To Swallow
Keg at Tap East, Stratford. It pours a clean pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is grainy and crispy with notes of starch and straw. Taste is also lightly grainy and crispy and lightly sweet starchy. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, simplistic
Sunday, October 30, 2016

theprof
3.1
Franklins English Garden
Tap. At Nottingham beer festival. No great aroma. Even allowing for competing scents. A little fruit. Pours orange golden with thin white bubbly top. A pleasant bitter with bscuit malts and a nice hop finish.
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Rune
3.4
Franklins Smoked Chilli Porter
From cask by gravity on the second day of Plymouth Camra Beer Festival 2016. Jet black body. Not much head or lace. Black malty aromas, nicely roasted. Smoked malty flavours with a touch of oatmeal. The heat from chipotle chili towards the ending is not overdone, but well integrated. Nice and warming (Shared with Finn 24.09.2016).
Monday, October 10, 2016

rlgk
3.4
Franklins Citra IPA
Sample at GBBF 2016, Thursday. Clear deep golden beer with a small head. Hoppy grape and citrus aroma, floral, caramel, some oranges. Fruity caramel flavor, citrus, oranges, tangerines, grapes, some biscuits. Kinda nice.
Monday, August 29, 2016

daniele
3.4
Franklins Citra IPA
cask oro carico note agrumato discreto amaro finale agrumato media intensita non esplosiva
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MartinT
2.7
Franklins A Is For A Bitter Pills To Swallow
My Bottom Line:
This bitter lager confuses the palate with a few buttery notes alongside citrusy tips and lax sweetness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A film of head tops the really hazy blond.
-Malts are rather flimsy (lazy sugars) for what is supposed to be a refined brew.
-Hop bitterness is herbal.
-This lacks flavour clarity and as such doesn’t provide a pleasant Pilsener experience.

On tap at The Crown, Hastings.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

MartinT
3.9
Franklins Mama Knows Best
My Bottom Line:
This straightforward Bitter builds biscuits, oranges and bitter leaves into a suave pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam laces around the translucent amber.
-Flavors are perfectly aligned and well developed.
-The mouthfeel is comfortable and almost chewy.
-This is yet another unmemorable but highly efficient Bitter.

On cask at The Crown, Hastings.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

TBone
2.8
Franklins N Is For North Shore IPA
Cask @ Meat And Barrel, Portsmouth. Clear amber color, small beige head. Riped fruits, earthy hops in the nose. Light-bodied. Front has fruityness, then piney bitterness leading to semi-long aftertaste. Simple.
Friday, July 1, 2016

TBone
2.9
Franklins A Is For A Bitter Pills To Swallow
Tap at Meat And Barrel, Portsmouth. Clear golden color, small white head, lace. Aroma has citrus peel, some fruity notes. Light-bodied. Crisp. Citrus, barley, fruityness, some yeast notes. Refreshing.
Friday, July 1, 2016

tommann
3.5
Franklins Explorer
Cask at the Red Lion, Amblecote. Pours dark reddy brown with a medium head. Aroma is bready with dark red berries. Taste is malty and bready with dark red fruits.
Friday, May 6, 2016

ManVsBeer
3.6
Franklins Pudding Stout
Mermaid May Day Weekend Beer Festival 2016, St Albans. Black coloured ale. Has an initial light but gritty roasted malt taste, but a more stated and toasted lingering aftertaste. It’s nose is well stated with roasted malts throughout its life.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

BeerViking
3.5
Franklins English Garden
Cask at the Magpie, amber-brown with a lasting foam, leafy hoppy nose, body is light yet turns fuller, with touches of toasted malt and a medium hoppy bitterness. Very nice.
Monday, May 2, 2016

Shaunipops
3
Franklins Mama Knows Best

Saturday, April 23, 2016

tdtm82
3.6
Franklins Explorer
Cask, Ale House Chelmsford, 31/3/2016 Nice bready complex American red ale. Nice use of hops. Some pine and pith. Drinkable. Easy-going. Not sure if this is contracted or brewed at the new premises but definitely a beer to work on as the base is there. Good stuff.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

tdtm82
3.1
Franklins Pavilion 35
Cask, Leyton Orient Football Club, 24/3/2016 White lacing, golden appearance. Very herbel English pale ale. Nice use of UK hops. Floral, straw, herbal, UK leaf hop. Really descent English pale ale.
Friday, March 25, 2016

tdtm82
2
Franklins Mama Knows Best
Bottle, Leyton Orient Football Club, thanks to Dan, 24/3/2016 Copper coolur. Pine needle and spruce on aroma. Herbal aroma. Tastes very much infected. Petroleum. Really caramel and sticky. Not good.
Friday, March 25, 2016

tdtm82
3.3
Franklins English Garden
Cask, Leyton Orient Football Club, 24/3/2016 Golden appearance. Clean and easy-drinking session stuff. Nice hop usage. Nice grapefruit. Clean. Nice leaf hop. A well-made English bitter.
Friday, March 25, 2016

ManVsBeer
2.7
Franklins NZIPA
Oldham Beer Festival 2016. Deeper golden in colour. Has a strength with a lightly fruity taste.
Friday, March 11, 2016

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

BlackHaddock
3.7
Franklins Pudding Stout
Cask half-pint at The Crown Inn, Oakengates Shropshire on 2nd Jan 2016. Coffee and chocolate esters rise from this dark brew with it’s well tanned head: those esters turn into mouth watering flavours to give a rich and smooth tasting Stout. Very drinkable indeed.
Sunday, January 3, 2016

minutemat
2.9
Franklins Pudding Stout
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

cgarvieuk
3.5
Franklins NZIPA
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

Desverger
3.3
Franklins Smoked Chilli Porter
[email protected] 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 2, 2015

anders37
3.1
Franklins English Garden
Cask @ White Horse on Parson’s Green, Parson’s 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

Jontyboon
5
Franklins Conqueror

Friday, November 20, 2015