Fu ManBrew | Monday Night Brewing

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Fu ManBrewFu ManBrew

Brewed by:
Monday Night Brewing
Georgia, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Cyberkedi on 08-05-2012

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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of duceswild
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZEB89
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.19/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tone
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and great lacing. Smells of sage, herb, hint of cream, slight yeast, hint of rosemary, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of rosemary, sage, slight cinnamon, slight pale malt, slight cream, hint of hop, hint of caramel malt, and yeast. Overall, decent appearance and aroma, but good body, blend, and feel.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: lightly hazy, medium-gold hue with a thin layer of white foam. Not too bad.

Smell: light, wheaty aroma, with a very light spicing. Refreshing, but lacking somewhat in classic witbier character.

Taste: much spicier than the aroma, but in this case it's almost too much. Instead of a traditional orange peel/coriander, this is quite floral. Those classic elements are there, but they're overshadowed by this floral, almost soapy character. It's not at all bad -- just not a classic take on the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a high carbonation and a pretty darn good creaminess. I dig it!

Overall: while not a classic interpretation of the style, this is still a rather drinkable beer. Good stuff!

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of HopHead84
2.84/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Immortale25
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and very little surface foam. Non-resilient lacing.

S- Lots of coriander in the nose with some yeasty quality coming through.

T- Also very coriander forward but it's not overbearing. Strudy wheat malt flavor plus some orange peel.

M- Tangy and sharp with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Pretty one-dimensional but tasty enough for a wit. Not as bad as the score would lead you to believe. Ah, I was wondering why there was more zing than usual for the style: it's brewed with ginger. I didn't detect it in the flavor but you can sure tell by the mouthfeel.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of khargro2
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of argock
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. No freshness date. Received from good friend Erinn from ATL.

A: Honey-gold with 1-finger of white, frothy head with decent retention but no lacing. (3.75)

S: Extraordinarily high ginger which masks most of the other wit type of aromas. A little bit of pilsner malt pokees through but not much else other than strong ginger. (2.0)

T: The flavor is also nearly all ginger with a little bit of pale pilsner malt and some faint bubble gum yeast esters. (2.5)

M: Pretty crisp and dry, this is the best feature of this beer. Medium carbonation with light body. (3.5)

O: Not a fan of highly spiced beer so maybe I am not beeing entirely fair but this one missed for me. If you like ginger, definitely you should go for this beer.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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Fu ManBrew from Monday Night Brewing
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