Working Man's Lunch | Fullsteam Brewery

BA SCORE
81
good
117 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Working Man's LunchWorking Man's Lunch
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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Texasfan549
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Barhoppin13
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of aleckpa
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Vatnos
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of JohnnyK
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Radiosox
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of danfix99
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Photo of sleepyteacher
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pimpinmidget
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler purchased at Stella Brew in Winston-Salem

A: Pours like a flat soda. Same color as a cola. No head to speak of.

S: Yeast strain really comes through putting off a bananna-ish aroma with light amounts of malt and chocolate burried deep in there.

T: A lot like the nose. Bannana-ish taste, a little clove, hefeweizen notes are present up front and throughout. It is only at the end that you pick up some malt characteristics. Has a little bit of a spice kick to it.

M: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: A very interesting beer. Not quite what I was expecting - but not in a bad way. Wish a little more chocolate was present to balance some of the yeasty bananna like qualitys. Will probably revist this one later.

 771 characters

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of jak
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ghowehattrick
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of RyanLigeia
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of sliverX
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SFNC
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of DasBoot2112
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.