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Working Man's Lunch - Fullsteam Brewery

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Working Man's Lunch
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A tribute to the Southern tradition of an RC Cola and a MoonPie. We brew this beer with biscuity malts, vanilla, and chocolate nibs from Raleigh's own Escazu Artisan Chocolates. But instead of using a traditional, dry English or Scottish ale yeast, we get zany and brew with a German (Weihenstephan) yeast strain. This lightens up the beer and adds vanilla and banana notes to give it that MoonPie connection. The result is a drinkable "dark ale" that, like most of our plow-to-pint beers, doesn't fit neatly into any one particular style. Have your three martinis, Boss Man. We'll take a Working Man's Lunch.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 10-02-2010)
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-28-2013 16:53:17 | More by hemorhoidzz
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-08-2012 18:22:47 | More by Sicem99
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deafbrew

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Moon Pie! Pours something close to black with a moderate head. The chocolate note comes through, followed by a vanilla creaminess.

Didn't think I'd like this, but I did because of it's subtlety. The malts and sweet play off each other nicely. Not as heavy as it sounds; actually an accessible moderate feel.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2011 01:39:40 | More by deafbrew
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this one tonight on cask at The Wooden Nickel served in a slim glass a hazy dark brown almost black with a decent khaki diminishing head. Aroma was a nice blend of smooth cocoa and roasted malts. The taste was a wonderful blend of smooth milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts and mild subdued hops. The beer is quite light, crisp and smooth with decent carbonation. I have been looking forward to this one, and was lucky enough to get my first taste of it on cask. If it's even half as good on-tap I will be a very happy man!

Serving type: cask

10-03-2010 01:14:27 | More by atsprings
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

03-27-2012 18:37:42 | More by beerlaodark
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-29-2013 00:44:29 | More by RyanLigeia
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oberon

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Eddy Pub in Saxapahaw.Poured into a standard pint glass a deep roasted chesnut brown with a tinge of ruby,a thinner beige colored head atop.Aromas of chocolate and roasted nuts really stood out,light vanilla and clove-like spice were subtle.A little sharp in the mouth but after awhile it did mellow a bit.Bitter chocolate,molasses,and vanilla flavors with light roasted nut on thepalate,a decent earthy/woody drying note in the finish.A pretty good after dinner beer,I have never had a moon pie or RC cola for that matter but I'll take their word for it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2011 14:26:06 | More by oberon
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-23-2012 16:11:49 | More by JordanPP
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-10-2014 19:59:14 | More by Vatnos
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-03-2012 17:15:10 | More by Beerness
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-19-2012 21:05:18 | More by adam_e
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-02-2013 18:09:48 | More by napier51
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-06-2014 19:19:54 | More by JohnnyK
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-08-2012 22:42:49 | More by bsuedekum
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-07-2012 21:01:57 | More by brewdude1982
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-04-2012 18:48:13 | More by GTB
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TubaManJack

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Black body with a white pillowy white head that lingers

Smell - Chocolate Nibs banana yeast and a bit of sweetness - for once a beer is living up to its lofty goal but then again what is up with the RC cola?

Taste - this is right on the money. The taste comes through just like the nose and there is barely any malt additions to distract you from the brewers goal. This is a really interesting beer.

Mouthfeel- light and crisp. The flavors don't linger for too which is appreciated for something with such a distinctive taste.

Drinkability- it's a fun dessert beer and a neat surprise. Don't go searching for a deeper meaning but do go out and order it with an open mind.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2012 17:23:21 | More by TubaManJack
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blackie

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

growler from Sam's - really dig the growler design, filled 11/19, it should be noted that this isn't really brewed to fit the typical stout profile, so don't go in expecting such, paired nicely enough with thanksgiving foods

a: nonic pint, deep mahogany brown in color, topped with a head that quickly recedes to a thin ring

s: chocolate covered nuts, biscuit, woody cocoa, vanilla, nice estery banana profile from the german yeast, mildly hopped, hits the target cola and chocolate/cake notes well

m: carbonation light-moderate, lightly prickly, not particularly heavy but satisfying

t: nutty and moderately sweet, dark chocolate coated banana; the vanilla, cocoa husks, and estery hefe yeast do indeed create something of a moonpie sensation, but it takes just a bit of imagination; kinda get the cola syrup as well, the sweeter flavors really come out after warming to room temp, dry cocoa and cake in the finish, lighter than a typical stout - with roasts and sugars playing off a dry, biscuity base

d: no problem here, I was left with most of the growler given that most of the fam is either on some zany diet, gluten intolerant, or prefers a safer beer

Serving type: growler

11-30-2010 03:45:50 | More by blackie
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on-tap at Fullsteam

Pours a very dark brown with a tan head that dissipates to a long lasting ring. Smell is of roasted malt and weizen yeast. Taste is sweet with the lightly roasted malt and lots of yeast. There is a hint of chocolate in here but i suspect it is coming from the malt. Mouthfeel is somewhat dry and a surprisingly light body.

Interesting beer: very dark coloration with lots of Belgiany yeatiness and dryness. I wanted more chocolate or something. A little out of whack. Didn't really get any of the soda or moonpie taste.

note: the brewery listed this one at 5.6%, BA lists it at 4.2% and the brewery website puts it at 6%

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2012 04:16:31 | More by VaterRoss
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-10-2013 23:42:54 | More by SFNC
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-06-2012 02:32:31 | More by mp54790
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-19-2012 13:30:51 | More by devilben02
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-15-2012 16:24:45 | More by NCLorax
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Working Man's Lunch from Fullsteam Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.