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Twisted Turtle Pale Ale - Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

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Twisted Turtle Pale Ale
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2006

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Reviews by Georgiabeer:
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3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was one of our two favorite beers at the brewpub.

Poured a copper dark amber with a decent head that was off white to beige.

Light nose with some hops and fruit and a grainy whiff there as well.

Taste was pleasantly hoppy to begin and then a stronf upsurge of plenty of juicyfruit flavors reminiscent of Gumballhead from Victory Brewing. A final fading of the fruit and an aftertaste of bitter hops and chewy grain. Quite pleasant.

Mouthfeel was a little grainy, but carbonation was good.

I could session this- not sticky, but the chewiness means I'd have to give up eventually, I believe.

More User Reviews:
Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of akorsak
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nitrogenated version of Franklin's Twisted Turtle Pale Ale, served at Franklin's in Hyattsville, MD. The ale is served in a tumbler.

Appearance: The beer is a deep ruby red with a nice creamy looking head that lasts.

Smell: The nitro head adds a pleasant soft aroma to the ale. Behind that, there are low-key hop aromas that do no dominate and malts tha provide a biscuitiness.

Taste: The cask-conditioning adds a brilliant sweetness to the ale that enhances the generous malt character and balancing hops. Very well done (then again, it is almost impossible to make a cask-conditioned ale go wrong).

Mouthfeel: Very sweet and crisp on the palate, the biscuitiness makes this a meal in and of itself.

Drinkability: Very high on the drinkabilitiy, although I am curious to try this in a regular draught.

Photo of zoso1967
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Franklin's.

Pours a medium amber color with a good off-white head and some light lacing. The nose brings forward some citrus and floral hops with some bready malt in the background. Flavor is malty with some hops. Slightly-dry finish after a light-medium body.

Photo of dokupe
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of mdfb79
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 3/13/10 notes. Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

a - Poured a murky amber color with no head or carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrusy hops and some subdued pale malts.

t - Bland malts and some citrus hops. Not that great.

m - Smooth, medium body, and low carbonation.

d - Ok, but would prefer to try something else next time I have a beer from Franklins.

Photo of drabmuh
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the brewer, "Twisted Turtle Pale Ale- This English-style pale ale is a Franklins favorite, with Crystal and Pale Ale malts and Magnum and East Kent Goldings Hops. 6.5% A.B.V."

This beer is hazy and amber in color, no head. What few bubbles are present only form at the interface between the glass and the beer. Carbonation is low to non-existent. There is no lacing.

This beer has a really mild hop aroma and no malt at all.

Beer has a medium body and some bitterness in the back. There is some surprising malt sweetness in there as well. Drinkability high, mouthfeel good.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Cludy brown with a medium head and small flecks of lacing.

S - Some slight nutty carmel malt, a bit of faint appls and some vaguely herbal hop aromas.

T - A slightly nutty malt with a bit of faint grassy hops and mild apple too. The aftertaste is lightly bitter with a bit of lingering nuttiness.

M - Smooth, in spite of the high carbonation, a tad frothy, very refreshing.

D - Good, this is very eay to drink and wash down the delicious food avaiable at Franklin's with ease.

Twisted Turtle Pale Ale from Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.