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Working Man's Lunch - Fullsteam Brewery

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: atsprings on 10-02-2010

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.
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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.

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Pours a deep, dark brown with a slight reddish hue. There's no head on this pour. The nose smells spicy and mildly chocolaty. The flavor has a rich malty character of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel and a little nuttiness. However, there's an odd creamy, yeasty note that in my opinion detracts from the flavor. The mouthfeel was smooth and medium bodied with little carbonation.

This would have been a pretty solid beer if not for the off notes. I will probably revisit.

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Working Man's Lunch from Fullsteam Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.