Mane Man
Finch Beer Co.

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Finch Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
English Brown Ale
Ranked #18
Ranked #13,747
3.97 | pDev: 8.56%
May 29, 2023
Jul 29, 2017
Mane Man is an English Brown Ale featuring English hops to complement its nuttiness. Based in a mash of Maris Otter, Victory, and chocolate malts, Mane Man's body is strong, yet caring. To sweeten the deal, East Kent Golding and Bramling Cross hops lend full, fruity notes of black currant. So cuddle up in the cold seasons with a Mane Man. It's like an electric blanket - for your mouth.
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Rated: 3.52 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

May 29, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.84/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Man Man has a medium, beige head and a brown appearance, with lots of powdery, suspended sediment and a bit of lacing. The aroma is of barley gluten, syrup, and brown bread crust. It has a similar taste, with minimal bitterness. Mane Man has a low-medium body and a mostly-dry finish.

Apr 07, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 15, 2022
Rated: 3.95 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Dec 24, 2021
Rated: 4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 3.73 by 22Blue from Kansas

Feb 10, 2021
Rated: 4 by animal69 from Louisiana

Jul 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottom of the can stamped "wet your beak by 04/25/19." Well, sounds pretty fresh to me.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a fairly dark amber to brown color with a small eggshell white foamy head. Slightly falling off at a decent pace.
The aroma had a fantastic blend of sweet toasty nuts with some roastiness and caramel/toffee malts playing with a light earthy sweetness.
The flavor copied the aroma fairly spot on with a substantial sweetness of nuts, earth, toast and caramel/toffee malts. Light vanilla. Mild aftertaste of nuts, caramel/toffee, earth and vanilla.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch under with a fine sessionability about it. Good carbonation and ABV. Extremely smooth finish with nuts, vanilla and dry earthiness.
Overall, I don't see this as an American styled brown ale but a pretty damn nice English styled one.
Dec 29, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can. Poured out a semi-opaque, brown color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled nutty and roasty with a touch of chocolate. Nice blend of roasted malt, nuts and mild chocolate.
Dec 19, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by drstalker from Illinois

Dec 01, 2018
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Oct 26, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

Mar 09, 2018
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Taste: smooth, nutty caramel malt, earthy English hops, semi sweet. Same with the nose. Mahogany hue, mostly clear, tan foamy head with nice lace. Medium to med/full body. nice character. 40 IBUs
Feb 26, 2018
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Reviewed by chicagobluesman from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a hazy chestnut, caramel-amber. Head is initially full, dissipates into a thin lace

Smell: very fragrant--I pick up pit fruit peach, apricot, yeasty malt, brown bread, raisins

Taste: all malt, very little hop bite, nicely sweet without being cloying, dries on the palate sooner than you would expect, nicely balanced, yummy, full and rich

Feel: not as thick on the tongue or as chewy as I would have expected--feels kind of thin in light of the flavor punch it delivers, maybe a little too bubbly for my taste, but pleasant enough.

Overall: I'm not a brown ale fan, generally, but this is a lovely find. Very satisfying. Seems a very solid example of the style, a nice reference against which to compare other brown ales.

So many beers are oddly flavorless but when you're working on one of these you know you're drinking something special. Nicely done, Finch!
Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 4.71 by paleforce from Connecticut

Nov 11, 2017
Mane Man from Finch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 17 ratings