Free State Poor Richards Ale

Free State Poor Richards Ale

Rated 3.280 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Free State Brewing Company

Lawrence, KS, United States

Style:  Old Ale

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27 International Bittering Units

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This brew was originally developed by Tony Simmons of the Brick Oven Brewing Co. in Pagosa Springs, CO and chosen by a panel of judges as the brew to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. In keeping with the goal of producing a beer with ties to Franklin's time, this light brown ale uses copious quantities of corn and a bit of molasses, both common ingredients used to bolster the early colonies' slim supply of malted barley. It also uses some well toasted malts to mimic the deeper colors of the malts of the period. The hops are English Kent Goldings which would have been among the more commonly available at that time. O.G. -17 /1068. Hops - 27 IBUs

ID: 20729 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank11049
Overall Percentile76
Style Rank89 of 208
Style Percentile57.2
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.700
Weighted Score3.280
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CADDYLAC 298 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A very nice malty brew to celebrate what Ben Franklin might have drank back in the day. I was a nice dark amber color with a nice thin head. Very malty with just a touch of bitterness at the end. Reminded me a lot of Alaskan Amber. A really good brew to raise a toast to BF's 300th birthday!

  • TIMMYK77 404 reviews
    rated 3.6 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I was really excited to try this one because I'm both a beer and history nerd. Combine them together, and I'm excited! Pours a clear brown/amber with a thin head. Flavor is very malty, but it has a nice hop finish to it. Sweeter than other brown ales that I've had, but still really good. Get it while you can!

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