Belgeastie Boys | Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by drabmuh on 05-07-2011

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of Lunch
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler shared by Dr. abmuh, thanks Matt!

I have been impressed with a couple of Franklin's beers and I am looking forward to this. Poured into a Jester King snifter. Looks light orange in color and this is fairly clear. Smells quite hoppy and this has some hints of Belgian yeast. Seems a little subdued as is the flavor. Some floral notes with a hint of citrus. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Not my favorite Franklin's beer, but not bad at all.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.

Pour yields a nice orange-bodied brew. However, that's about it for appearance, as the beer fails to develop any sort of head and doesn't leave any sort of lacing. I was informed that it was about the same off the tap. The nose brings forward some floral notes and a really nice citrus character. The flavor pulls back a bit but has a nice bitterness to the finish. Medium body and lower levels of carbonation. Pretty good; my first beer from Franklin's.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer is mostly clear, with a very slight haze. The head is small and thin, fading within a few moments. The aroma is decent, with dank hops and a subtle Belgian yeast strain. The flavor is ok, but is generally unexciting. Where is the Belgian aspect of this beer? The yeast and floral notes from the Belgian yeast are very muted and restrained. Although the beer is hop forward, I find myself wanting more. The feel is medium bodied, with moderately low carbonation. Overall, this brew was drinkable, but the recipe could stand a few enhancements.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of Mike's hip hop DIPA series, this is an American Double IPA fermented with Belgian yeast, it is more like an ADIPA than a Belgain IPA so I put it as such. Correct me if you feel differently, from the brewer - "No Sleep 'til Brookland"
"Hop on the petal never brew with nettle
My thirst brewing hotter than a boiling kettle
My job's ain't a job it's a damn good time
I'm an East Coast hop boy climbing the vine
While you're at the job working nine to vie
The Belgeastie Boys in the beer garden cold drinkin' it live."

Beer is orange to amber with a mild haze and nearly no head, very low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet and mildly citrusy with a mild yeastiness, some esters.

Beer is medium in body, not as bitter as I expected, also not as yeast. Decent overall but some of the others were better in this series. I'll have it again (I have a whole growler of it) but not my favorite from Mike / Franklin's lately. Still pretty good though.

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Belgeastie Boys from Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
3.54 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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