Frankenhammer | Yellowhammer Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yellowhammer Brewing
Alabama, United States
yellowhammerbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by ncfranklin on 11-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,705
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
34
pDev:
9.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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8
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Rostie
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T_Hass
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer12345
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wood aging, fruit flavors, spice balances, sweet, heat and savory, the Belgian-style darker stronger ale of Yellowhammer seems to be a collection of pieces and parts of other ale gone awry. But instead, their masterful culmination is a seamless, streamlined ale with complexity, variety and boldness from sip to finish.

Crimson and rust in color, the beer's dark bronze haze builds a spirited froth of soft sepia cream. Bold aromatics of honey glaze carries a stone fruit, pitted fruit scent with a vinous spice and a tingle of booze to start the show. Sweet to taste, the condensed malt flavors take on the sorghum, toffee and brown sugar taste for an utmost savory and succulent upstart.

As the ale opens up, its sweetness is lifted slightly from the effervescence that springs from underneath. Gently rolling along, the malts meet up with the fruitiness of cherry, red berry, red grape, currant, fig, date and raisin. Taking on a fruitcake culmination, the beer's balance comes way of cinnamon, peppercorn, vinous red wine, wood spices and a smack of brandy-like booziness.

Full and lavish in body, the beer's carbonation remains creamy and provides a pillowy texture to the fortified ale and keeping the taste from cloying or unnecessary weight. Somewhat barleywine-like and long with a sweet and spicy finish, the overcast of cherry wood is always present, offering the plethora of complexities a nutty and robust fruit tang.

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Photo of JintheHam
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.31/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gerasimos
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mouthfeel was a little too flat, though not undrinkable. Maybe a bottling issue.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeard89
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +12%

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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Jback93
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Very smooth, can't taste the high alcohol content at all. Reminds me of Le Fin du Monde

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Photo of ttroha
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Tap from Hop City Birmingham. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma of raisons, dates and booze. Tastes of has much of dark fruits, molasses, sweet candy and booze. Full bodied. Very good

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of GPHarris
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a tulip glass that left a thin ring throughout. the body was a bright reddish-brown color.
s - big belgian yeast aromas with some maltiness. dark fruit aromas come through as well.
t - woody with a light cherry flavor and a toasty finish.
m - medium.
o - really enjoyable beer. maybe my favorite from yellowhammer so far. the cherrywood is very subtle but you know it's there. it really adds a lot to this beer.

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Frankenhammer from Yellowhammer Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 34 ratings