Barrel-Aged Working Man's Lunch | Fullsteam Brewery

BA SCORE
74.2%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 31 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by VncentLIFE on 01-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,001
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
31
Liked:
23
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
10.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of tdm168
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery on 3/3/12.

Pours a deep, dark brown with a reddish hue and only a thin remnant of head. The nose offers vanilla, chocolate, a little sweet caramel, some faint alcohol, and a nice woody, bourbon aroma. The flavor opens up much like the original version with chocolate, roasted malts, and a little caramel, but then finishes with a woody, vanilla note. There is just a hint of bourbon in the finish which comes with the woody, vanilla notes. There is a faint note of alcohol that comes in the finish as well. The mouthfeel is a very smooth, medium body with decent carbonation.

This is a well balanced beer. I think the aging process really smoothed the flavors here and added a little body. The vanilla notes come through here more than the original in my opinion. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of GTB
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Lob
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The chocolate colored beer has a nice head on it that leaves shards of lacing behind

Smell: Both chocolate and vanilla elements can be detected on the nose as well as vague hints of the Bourbon barrel

Taste: The Bourbon is much more pronounced in the flavor than in the scent as it overtakes the chocolate flavor by mid-palate; after the swallow, chocolate, vanilla and Bourbon flavors linger and there is a nice oaky flavor in the finish

Mouthfeel: While this is not a high ABV beer, the mouthfeel just doesn't work; the body is on the light side but the real problem is a high degree of fizziness that just doesn't befit the style

Overall: A pretty decent beer, but for the mouthfeel

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Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours very dark brown with blood red hues. Very small white head.

The smell is exactly like you would think a BA Working Man's Lunch would smell. The barrel hides all the chocolate.

I really enjoy the taste. As smy friend Stuart said, "its not all bourbon, its just--Heres some bourbon." All of the things you like about Working Man's Lunch all made it through the barrel as well. The light body, nice bits of chocolate, and slight creamy feel.

Well done Fullsteam!

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Barrel-Aged Working Man's Lunch from Fullsteam Brewery
Beer rating: 74.2% out of 100 with 31 ratings
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