The Weekender Hoppy American Pils
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

The Weekender Hoppy American PilsThe Weekender Hoppy American Pils
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Lager - American
Ranked #239
Ranked #38,312
3.55 | pDev: 10.99%
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Pennsylvania, United States
The Weekender Hoppy American PilsThe Weekender Hoppy American Pils
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours hazy and golden with a fluffy two fingers; good retention and shards of lace

Smell: Grassy and sulfuric with an underlying bready character

Taste: More sulfur than grass though the combination dominates from start to finish; just a hint of bread underneath

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with crisp carbonation

Overall: Rather underwhelmed by this beer; the flavors are not particularly pleasant

Apr 06, 2018
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, grassy. Taste is citrus peels, lemon tartness, some grassiness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall it ain't bad, but not the refreshing crushableness I expect from this style.

Sep 21, 2017
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Gavage from Nevada

3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden yellow in color with a two finger head. Some mild lace paints the glass.

Smell: some grass and a hint of grapefruit.

Taste: grass, grapefruit, lemon zest, and a nice earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish. Clean and refreshing.

Overall: a easy to drink lager that is crisp and enjoyable especially in the summer heat. Enough hop presence to keep it interesting too.

Jul 09, 2017
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

And now, the aftermath of the Fourth of CANuly! I had laden my reefer with CANs that day, not really expecting to run through all of them, but more as a stopgap from running out before the day was over. The result is that now, I have a buncha cold CANs that I do not want to simply pull out & have get warm again. Ah, the trials & travails of The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Pilsner Style Lager"; "The Place Where We Drink"; "Kick back and enjoy the reason you work so hard during the week. The Weekender is our crafty hoppy pils that is based on influences from Germany and Czech Republic styles while incorporating a balkanced floral and spicy sensation. So raise your [CAN] and toast to the working class."

I Crack!ed the pounder CAN & looked wistfully as I was not able to perform an inverted Glug. It is just too much liquid to try and CANtrol, plus the fluted glass was not designed to hold the entire CANtents. My gentle Glug created a finger of foamy, rocky, bone-white head with decent retention of it s own accord. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose had a grapefruit citrusiness to go with the standard grassy/haylike quality of Noble hops, along with a biscuity maltiness. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very grapefruit-citrusy, initially, but the grassiness slowly also came up along with the biscuity matiness. Hmm. The CAN identified it as a Pils, but the AmeriCAN hops kind of rendered it an AmeriCAN Pale Lager. I feel kind of CANflicted by this as I was looking forward to a Pils, but the AmeriCAN hops were kind of marring the exbeerience. Finish was refreshing & dry, which was pleasant.

Jul 06, 2017
The Weekender Hoppy American Pils from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 15 ratings