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Fu ManBrew - Monday Night Brewing

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.81%


Brewed by:
Monday Night Brewing visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 08-05-2012)
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caulfield

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I think this is a really refreshing beer, but it's not for everyone. The ginger can be overpowering, but if you like ginger, you'll like this beer. It's an interesting combo.

This beer is really great for sushi fanatics. The ginger cleanses your palate in between pieces. I just wish my local sushi joint served this instead of Sapporo.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 17:18:49 | More by caulfield
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer, and it appears I like it a bit more than some other reviewers do. I'd agree that this isn't a classic Witbier, it being a bit too sweet and obviously spiced differently, but I like the sweetness, which is honeyed, combined with the spicy ginger. I even think that there is a refreshing quality to this beer on a hot day. I've been drinking a fair bit of this the latter part of the summer and hope to see it again next summer.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 22:50:30 | More by Georgiabeer
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godlessape

Georgia

3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle and into the Sam Adams pint glass: Hazy gold in body with some really active carbonation and just a wee bit of a head.
I love the nose on this one. I'm picking up bubble gum, pizza dough, ginger snaps, Raisin Bran and tobacco shop. A true feast for the beak.
The flavor is bready and strong with Juicy Fruit with a hint of booze.
The Mouthfeel is thin and the erstwhile active carbonation dissipates rather quick.
Overall a great summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 02:58:53 | More by godlessape
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Dreizhen

Georgia

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden blonde, hazy, thin to little head, slight lacing in the middle. Not much apparent carbonation.
S: Light, crisp, ginger, slight citrus notes. Orange, mainly.
T: Same as the smell, with some honey. A little medicinal, but not in a bad way. Reminds me of Terrapin Reunion Ale from 2012.
M: Solid, slight carbonation.
O: Funky (not in a Cantillon style, but more in a 60's disco style), and different from a lot of beer I've had. Not something I'd drink a lot of, but a very enjoyable change of pace, especially when it's left in your fridge after a party, like this six pack was.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 23:17:46 | More by Dreizhen
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rrski198

Georgia

3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice golden, slightly cloudy color. Great head. Little to no lacing.

S: ginger, ginger, ginger. Some slight Belgian yeast scents, however, they only come through as it warms and the ginger just slaps it around.

T: spicy ginger flavor. This is a beer that is a one trick pony, and that is ginger. It is a borderline ginger beer. I rated it highly though as it is such an awesome flavor in this style.

M: Carbonated well and spicy. Flavor comes and goes but the ginger just linger forever.

O: I went back and read the bottle after drinking and they did use ginger in the beer. It is dominate in the scent and flavor so if you don't dig ginger, stay far away. If you do, this beer is for you. Whatever your tastes are, this is a highly refreshing beer and great for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 20:23:33 | More by rrski198
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"An effervescent, easy-drinking wheat beer, brewed with Belgian yeast, German hops, and a whisper of ginger from the Far East. This mustachio'd Belgian'style wit believes that good beer defies borders. The name Fu Manbrew was crowdsourced with some help from our friends at Scoutmob. They call the mustache a "Flavor Saver" for a reason." Brewed in the style of a Witbier, with traces of crystal malt and ginger added. The newest addition to their three beer year-round line up, released in Summer 2012.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Monday Night pint glass. Served north of 47º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, full sudsy white head over a very mildly hazy golden amber body with ample relaxed carbonation. Retention is average, no lacing. Coloration and carbonation is right for the style, otherwise this beer seems a tad bit over filtered for the style. 3.25

(Smell) Aroma consists of clean cracker malts, mild malted wheat for some slight depth, hints of ground coriander spice, a pinch of white pepper and candied ginger make up the brunt of the spice profile. Ginger may be a minor addition but it sure makes a heck of a difference in the aroma, with a very ginger-esque aroma, and paired with coriander, it's probably more up-front-and-center than desirable for some. The wheat malt doesn't really lead the aroma like I felt it should, the body smells a bit thin for the style. 3.25

(Taste) The body thickens up a touch, but still runs a bit thin. Pilsner malts with a touch of bread in the middle, wheat thickness is on low. The ginger is still front-and-center with a lesser emphasis on coriander and pepper, although they collectively lend a hand to a spritely finish. Despite being a popular twist on a light Belgian classic style, this beer still needs to maintain a bold wheat profile and this one feels awkwardly shallow in the malt department when compared to some of the greats. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) The texture is a touch thin for the style- very thin and cracker-like without sufficient wheat or bready thickness to it. The carbonation is spritely and active- a great pairing for the very forward spice profile and keen for a traditional witbier but doesn't gel with the current malt formula like it should. Body is low/medium for the style, low/medium overall. Alcohol presence is low. For having potential hits and misses, the mouthfeel is also collectively confused. 3.5

(Overall) I feel this beer has a lot of potential, but first needs some recipe tweaking to bring it up to par with popular and highly revered witbier recipes. The ginger and coriander were both very desirable for a unique spicy spin but didn't have a lot of malt diversity nor malt depth to pair with. The greatest single fix for this beer is an increased wheat malt profile, which would bring a slight touch of added sweetness and body thickness which would remedy most of the issues this beer may carry without sacrificing drinkability nor originality. On the other hand, you could reduce the ginger to bring more focus to the frailties of this beer's malt and hop character. 3.5

Monday Night Brewing's
Fu Manbrew Belgian-Style Wit
3.44/5.00

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 00:35:56 | More by Jadjunk
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.
A fine looking beer, this sparkling golden ale has a lasting head. This variant on a Belgian witbier is notable for the addition of a substantial amount of ginger. This makes for a fine aroma, but there's too much ginger in the flavor, masking much of the more subtle grain and yeast elements.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body; very good carbonation.

O: nearly a cross between a ginger beer and a witbier.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2013 00:21:48 | More by chinchill
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $6.00 at Taco Mac in East Roswell, Georgia.

Appearance: Delivered to me a heavily hazed, darkened yellow body with a smallish, slowly receding head.

Smell: Sourish, grainy, dough-scented aromatics atop a restrained spiciness and a slivers of fresh ginger.

Taste: Again, a sourish, doughy wheat and pils malt flavor given a light dose of icing sugar. Mild Continental hops, a little citrus. Squirt of fresh ginger. The fullness of the flavor dials up until the dry, spicy, gingery finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation; while not particularly prickly or overly lively, there is a subtle tickle to the carbonation.

Overall: Monday Night presents a pleasant, relatively fuller witbier.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2013 17:49:01 | More by ChainGangGuy
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sapper1252


4.48/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

These guys just get better and better with each new recipe. Strong witbier yeast and wheat malt aroma from the start really gets you interested. Wild farmhouse taste, good carbonation. Spicy clove, maybe a little bit of diacetyl... but doesn't dominate. A good third beer from a good microbrewery.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2012 00:32:34 | More by sapper1252
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malty aroma has a fruity undertone and a hint of butterscotch. It comes out of the tap a pretty clear golden amber with a pale golden tan head that hangs around for a while and leaves generous lacing. Malty, fruity flavor has notes of banana, pear and hay and hints of butterscotch and hops. Smooth texture has about average body; the tingle, though not strong, does persist. A tasty, refreshing brew, great for taking the edge off Atlanta’s nefandous July heat.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2012 21:52:50 | More by Cyberkedi
Fu ManBrew from Monday Night Brewing
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