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Manayunk Lager | Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2002

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by MONKandTUCK:
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3.19/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - More brown than orange, poor head retention.

A - Maltier than expected. Clearly a lager. Nothing special, this one's on tap to pay the bills.

T - sweet, bready and a little toast. This is a good beer for introducing the average beer drinker to more character-rich base grains. Still, there's not much excitement.

M - I find it chewy and rounded, much more body than I would expect from a beer of this strength. I sense more caramel than bread weighing down on the palatte. A small complaint.

O - This is one of the those brainless beers. A nice change up to everything going on out there, sure. But it's a little sad when a beer is chosen more for the mouthfeel and low ABV than for anything that stands out in the flavor profile.

Not as distinguished as other Marzen offerings... it tastes like Yuengling. That said, I've had Marzens that were really nothing more than malty pilsners (Wiesnbier). Of course, I am forever after happy to get a real attempt at the style, however short it falls of the ideal.

The best beer here isn't even on the menu, but the friendly and attentive staff will happily pour it for you, if you ask. It's a split: equal parts Krooks Pale Ale and Dreamin'Double IPA... very satisfying IPA.

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Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper color with a decent head,aroma was mainly fruity with some toasted malt in there as well.taste has a fruity backbone with a lightly sweet caramel taste a nice hoppy finish though that really rounded this beer out well,the hops came as a suprise but a pleasant one it rounded out this beer very nicely.A good offering.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oddly enough, I tried this beer and found it to taste similarly like another beer they were pouring. I tasted my friends beer side by side with mine and sure enough they were the same. So I went to the bartender and asked him what was up with the Swan Song (the beer I'd ordered). He told me confidentially that they'd run out of it, but since there wasn't anything to replace it with they were just serving the Manayunk Lager as a replacement. Then, he also told me that the Manayunk Lager was really Yuengling and pointed out the empty kegs sitting outside... ... there was no Yuengling on tap at any bar inside. I checked! Now that pisses me off! I paid $4.25 for a crappy beer that I could've gotten anywhere! To make things worse, this was not a one or two week thing. Months later the Yuengling kegs were still there and "Manayunk" Lager was still on the menu! This should probably be dropped from the BA database.

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Photo of DocHalladay
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of hockeypuck
3.21/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of JerryOzog
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of ILuvBeer
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of bruachan
3.9/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

arrived at my table with a good head and it didn't go anywhere until i drank it. no lace, though. pure dark copper

clear vienna malt aroma, though without much of a hop presence

almost fruity sweetness pairs with a nice lingering toastiness and good bitterness. finishes very smoot (i guess it is a lager, huh)

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Photo of brez8791
1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

Photo of timmy2b
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of palma
3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the crown plaza hotel bar in west philly.
Not sure why this is listed as a retired beer. It's still being brewed. I have a fresh tap right here.
Amber-orange colored body. Nice chunky head. Fades rather quickly.
Nose is very clean. Light malt whiffs. Hay and alcohol.

Taste is surprisingly very clean and crisp with some caramel malt flavor. Very light biscute. Not very strong flavor profile at all. Refreshing and crisp. Medium dry finish. Could use some more malt notes for the style but easy to drink nonetheless. Uncomplex but an easy drinker.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.66/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 06/02/12 notes. Had on tap at the Manayunk Bewery.

a - Pours a honey color, yellowish-brown, with one inch of white head and low to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of toasted malts, bready malts, grains, and wheat. Not bad but kind of bland and not very much of a nose.

t - Tastes of toasted malts, fruity malts, caramel malts, honey, bready malts, grains, and wheat. MUCH better than the nose; quite nice for a marzen.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. A very easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a pretty decent marzen. Nose is a bit bland but the taste is quite nice. Would definitely have it again if I were there.

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Photo of Gww1864
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of touchmeimsac
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of thequeen711
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A welcome change of taste from the Ale,,,this beer has an interesting story behind it...Following the German Purity Law of 1516, it is brewed in March and stored in the caves of Germany until the celebration called Octoberfest.
A roasty, toasty lager that is enjoyable and refreshing.

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Manayunk Lager from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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