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Rubber Chicken Red | Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

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Brewed by:
Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
Maryland, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by drabmuh on 11-21-2009

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11
Photo of Kubishark
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap at Franklin's. A very dark amber color, yet very clear. Smells very faint. Taste is run of the mill amber ale; it's good and solid, but it's really no different than any other amber ale. Feel is fairly light and this beer goes well with a meal. Overall I think this is another good beer from Franklin's, but it can't compete with their other, far superior beers.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.16/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

On tap at Franklin's.

Pours a moderate amber color with a bit of an off-white head. The nose brings a bit of amber malt along with quite a bit of buttery diacetyl. The flavor has even more buttery diacetyl. Quite off-putting. Medium body with a creamy, buttery finish. Just way overtaken by diacetyl. Quite unfortunate.

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Photo of Guden
2.01/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Red hued in color with a thin film rather than a head. The beer is cloudy with some particles of something in the bottom. Not very appetizing.

S- Not much here, a little malt sweetness and caramel but no hop presence.

T- Blah! Cardboard and stale bread come to mind. No hop presence just sweet stale bread crust. I really hope this was just an old keg because this is not appetizing.

M- Nothing to bad but nothing exciting to say about it either, just a touch less thin than I would of liked and a bit undercarbonated.

D- Nope, will not ever order this again. Franklin's puts out some great beers and I had never been disappointed before, this however was really bad.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Franklin's into a shaker pint.

A nice simple dark amber red to brown ruby clear body, but poured without much head. What little head there was was light and off tan and slightly creamy. Thin spotty lacing while drinking.

Bouquet is incredibly strong. Giant malt and sour dough bread, almost even into sauerkraut terittory. However there is also later a big sweetness that comes out more and it's like a giant biscuit cookie shortbread. Very impressive.

Taste is earthy, dirt and soil. The palate fills though with that big biscuit dense cookie taste with malt and some grass, it tastes almost like an Irish Red Ale. That cookie feeling with the malt gives a sense almost of peanut butter.

Bold in texture, not too carbonated just fine and right.

Overall pretty impressive, feels like it needs a food pairing than to drink solo, perhaps a meaty sausage or something. Still alright.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the brewer's description, "Rubber Chicken Red * A smooth session ale brewed with Pilsen, Crystal, Munich, and pale chocolate malts, and hopped with liberty hops. A.B.V. 5.5%"

This beer is dark red, really dark, but completely clear. Low head, carbonation very low. Head is broken and sticks to the glass. lacing is OK.

This beer has a slight roasted aroma to it. I wonder if the red comes from black patent malt added at mash out and some of the smell of that remains. Its interesting but not at all what I expected.

The flavor is malt sweetness, clean finish, a slight roasted flavor in the back, the sweetness is nice. Drinkability high, mouthfeel is medium body, not too thick not too thin. I would order it again and recommend it as a red ale.

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Rubber Chicken Red from Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
3.22 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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