Working Man's Lunch | Fullsteam Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery
North Carolina, United States
fullsteam.ag

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
It's back. And what should be in its final form.

This is a 12bbl R&D run of what we believe to be the new Working Man's Lunch. The biggest change: a shift from that tricky Weizen yeast to our house ale yeast, as well as some ingredient adjustments to bring out more chocolate notes. WML epitomizes LUNCH. It's a snack beer. It's not intended to be a decadent chocobomb. It's a brown ale with some chocolate in it...an afternoon beer that you can have more than one of.

Notes from previous version:
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.

Added by atsprings on 10-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Achilles811
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoda22
3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of marley2112
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irish57
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WS_Transplant
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RobertConway
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had trouble getting over the taste of the beer. Perhaps it works for some, but definitely not for me.

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Photo of theleechster
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keith27614
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaymo18
3.65/5  rDev +4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of wrogers19971
4.56/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.44/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of Renegawam
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of MacQ32
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of commish374
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, vibrant, mahogany highlighted brown coloring with a foamy, dense, cream colored, one inch head. Aromas of roasted and tangy sweet nut, hints of milk chocolate, and candy sugar. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with a tangy blend of nut and milk chocolate sweetness. Banana and cream sweetness blend into the palate, as well. Very light and sweet, but smooth bodied and highly drinkable. The roast character kicks up a bit in the aftertaste, cleaning up the overly sweet palate a bit. Nut sweetness dominates the aftertaste. The finish is smooth, light, and slightly frothy at the very end. Decent brew.

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Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev +14%

Quite a lot of flavor in this one. Glad to have tried it.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of kmeinel
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Andrewharris8
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Working Man's Lunch from Fullsteam Brewery
3.51 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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