Manayunk Brewing Company Reviews




EvanFriend
3.1
Manayunk Sour Is the New Black
A bit of roasted malt notes, maybe some cherry, or something like that, light tartness. Thin on the palate. Not great.
Sunday, March 26, 2017

alobar
3.7
Manayunk Rise & Grind
Black pour with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, and chocolate Mostly coffee flavor with some vanilla and chocolate sweetness Thin body, but quite tasty.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

EvanFriend
3.1
Manayunk Upshitz Kriek
Aroma is baking bread, a hint of alcohol, and light cherry notes. Taste is funk, a hint of cherry, and tartness. Very thin on the palate. Not bad, but by no means great. The name is really the best thing about this beer.
Friday, March 24, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown pour yielding to a black color. Finger’s worth of eggshell white foaminess sits atop of the beer before gently dieing off into the beer. Light lace. The aroma opens up with sweet crushed peanuts, roasted nuttiness, soft sweet chocolate malt and then a touch of balancing coffee. The flavor balances very nicely between the roast and sweet of the peanuts and nuts to the chocolate malts. Coffee seems to sit just a touch further back. Eloquent semi-sweet to roasty aftertaste rolling into the finish very nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body, perhaps closer to light. Good carbonation. ABV felt appropriate. I have to admit, this one does seem a bit rugged on the feel, perhaps that is due to that there was real peanuts actually crushed into this beer. Overall, I think this was a very nicely done creative porter by Manayunk. If I lived in their distro, I wouldn’t mind more of this even if the feel is a bit more rugged than expected.
Monday, March 20, 2017

DocLock
3
Manayunk El Rio Mexican Style Lager
Draft at WHole Foods PM. Clear gold pour with white head. Some hopcitrus in the nose, noble hops in the flavor, lighter palate.
Monday, March 20, 2017

ffaoe
2.7
Manayunk El Rio Mexican Style Lager
very light malt aroma. light amber and hazy in color with huge log lasting white head. light in body, light malty taste, hints of lime, clean finish
Thursday, March 9, 2017

raymow
3.2
Manayunk Wingman - Pink Peppercorn
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon - clear golden color. Slightly sweet peppery aroma. Slight peppery flavor. Pretty good.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

obguthr
4.1
Manayunk Sour Resin Project #2
Pounder: Cumquat, grapefruit nose. Hazy golden, medium head. Grapefruit, lemon. Medium body, easy carbonation.
Monday, March 6, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.8
Manayunk Sour Resin Project #2
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a pale hazy yellow to off white color with a half finger’s worth of white foamy head. Sly sticky lace. The aroma has some wet hay, grass, lemon, hayseed, black pepper initially. Eventually opens up into a touch of "resin/pine." Took a little bit, but yes, it came. The flavor definitely takes the previously mentioned aromas and combines nice and sweet and then bringing the sour to touch down on a tight tart dryness. Lemon peel to resin to wet hay aftertaste. Semi-wet sour lemon rind-like finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation is felt all around. Sourness feels in tune with enough harshness to hit my tongue appropriately for the style. Overall, in my opinion, the "Brett" is a bit tamer than expected. But I did like how the aroma and flavor really came across. That was quite good. This one could be a nice starter for those just starting to get into the style.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

jtclockwork
2.5
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter
Can - pours brown white head - nose/taste of peanut shell, light burnt grain and light caramel - light bodied
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

hopdog
3.5
Manayunk Hoppa Smurf Blueberry Rye India Pale Ale
Pounder can. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Blueberries up front with some citrus, and floral hops. Interesting.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

vtafro
3.5
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter
Can. Brown pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, peanut butter aromas. Flavors are sweet, mild peanut butter and peanuts. Way too thin.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

hopdog
3.2
Manayunk Sour Is the New Black
750ml bottle. Poured a near black with a smaller sized tan head. Chocolate, some tart fruitiness, and some roast. Lighter sourness.
Monday, February 27, 2017

superspak
4.1
Manayunk French Toast Crunch Porter
12 ounce can into pint glass; no can dating, but was released recently. Pours clear very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, caramel, milk chocolate, fudge, cream, brown sugar, and toasted brown bread; with light coffee, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, maple syrup, lactose/spices, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, caramel, milk chocolate, fudge, cream, brown sugar, and toasted brown bread; with light coffee, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, caramel, milk chocolate, fudge, cream, brown sugar, brown bread, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, maple syrup, lactose/spices, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly silky/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an awesome spiced American porter! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, maple syrup, lactose/spices, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Great spice balance and very dessert-like for a porter; never overly sweet or roasty. Great mouthfeel from the lactose. A really enjoyable offering.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

EithCubes
3.9
Manayunk Hoppa Smurf Blueberry Rye India Pale Ale
Pint can. Nose of fresh, spicy natural blueberries that fill the room. Pour clear, rich golden with a dense and rocky white head, lace. Taste quite dry, resinous, strongly bitter, but that’s offset somewhat by the extra perceived sweetness, and that jammy blueberry pie filling flavor is a great one to have dominate. Bit of grass, lemon, earth, wood, especially wood in the aftertaste, getting a lot of fresh outdoorsy character from the hops. Rye is spicy and strong, maybe even a bit much for me here getting into fresh sahti territory in terms of earthy-sappy, and the combined BB-hop mix brings out spruce-herbal spice. Crisp full body, dense but enlivening, very fresh. It’s bold and might be a bit much if going quickly, but a great idea pulled off well. [2017.02.25: 3.9]
Saturday, February 25, 2017

beastiefan2k
4
Manayunk Monk from the Yunk
12oz can poured into the wacky Engelszell glass. Clear, gets hazy at the end, golden color. Thick, foamy head builds a top and fades into a sticky lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet (Belgian candy), light esters (very restrained banana), lightly airy yeastiness, and dough from the malts. There is an additional interesting fruity sugar light character that’s very appealing. Flavor loses all that ester and has an understandable Belgian sweetness and a strong earthy bitterness. Doesn’t seem like hops. Also, not sticky, big but not BIG. This is the third or fourth time I bough this beer and finally getting to rate it. I think it’s a damn good take for an American brewery.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

VastActiv
3.7
Manayunk Big Hoppa
Can at home, Nivala. Colour is murky dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Some fruits, pine, caramel, massive hops and malts. Not very fruity even label says so. Very hoppy and surprisingly drinkable.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

EithCubes
2.5
Manayunk Hoptastic Voyage
Can, very faint nose, best I can say is "doughy". Pours clear orange-golden, head medium and rocky off-white. Light-medium body, medium bitterness, dry, relatively clean but boring; stringy and weedy with medium wood and a little dirt and scorch; medium malt, hint of grapefruit and orange peel but very little there, a little resin, a little diesel/onion peel, touch of lotion/melon but not much. Have been appreciating the natural character of some of the more recent IPAs I’ve had, but these hops are dramatically underutilized here, and this is a clear miss. [2017.02.18: 2.5]
Saturday, February 18, 2017

EithCubes
3.7
Manayunk Maized and Confused
Pint can. Nose is sweet and lightly grainy, sunny, fresh-yeasty; pour is bright yellow, clear-ish with abundant carbonation and a large and rising Duvel-type head. Take strongly (surprisingly!) bitter and dry with a bready finish that’s almost to pretzel; there’s Mosaic/Simcoe paper/wood but no harsh scratch, yeasty overtones but everything’s still bright and clean, subtle lemon and Citra. Medium body thinned out by the corn, alcohol juuust peaking out but not heavy or really there in the taste, buried under the grainy spicy rye, in fact. Has a great natural vibe (the rye gets a little, uh, ratty) without directly copying any of the known brands -- very happy with this. [2017.02.17: 3.7]
Friday, February 17, 2017

italianjohn
3.3
Manayunk French Toast Crunch Porter
Deep brown/black pour with a ruby hue, thin beige head and lots of sticky lacing ..... aroma is of maple syrup, metallic, carbonation shame kills the aroma light vanilla and cinnamon .... taste makes up for the aroma cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup and some bready flavor .... has some metallic flavor sadly but overall it really does taste like French toast .... finish is sweet and of syrup with lingering metallic flavor and some light bitterness .... has its moments
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Funknmilla
3.2
Manayunk French Toast Crunch Porter
Such an intresting concept beer, and good! It has all the typical porter aspects id expect. It is a bit watery overall. Enjoying it with a fried plantain, and it is delicious! Maple distinct on the finish. 12 oz can.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

EithCubes
3.1
Manayunk Fresh Hops of Bel Air
My 5700th rating. Can. Nose tropical fruit, rind, heavy musk with a little dank, sweet with mild caramel. Pour clear orange with a little more golden at the bottom, foamy large rocky beige head. Intense aromatics try to fill the room, there’s extra strong dough in the glass, and a very floral, very purple Centennial contribution. Taste Light body of medium bitterness (growing to strong in the long aftertaste), strongly oil but relatively dry, touch of faint black pepper but lots of tropical fruit rind, very hoppy all around. Oily and soapy-cleansing, touch of lotion but not much, but more scratchy and papery, but really gets that perfume choke bomb down. Hops a touch earthy, and very thin caramel. Alcohol is a bit too much, warms the throat and chest and even blunts the fruit juice. Wonder if sweetness or dilution would have helped? It’s just not for me. [2017.02.10: 3.1]
Friday, February 10, 2017

EithCubes
3.3
Manayunk Wingman - Pink Peppercorn
Pint can. Nose very light with vanilla cream and subtle pepper, mild green veggie in the style of celery. Pour ultra-clear golden, a little pale and sickly with below-average carbonation and a short, sudsy white head. Very crisp feel, light chalky coating, average malt, black pepper, medium bitterness, fresh and natural. Not tart (which I think would help here, even a small amount) but somewhat dry. Not having had the base beer, I can’t judge what the peppercorns are adding - this is a straightforward saison, clean enough and bright enough to work often (though not quite good enough for daily table consumption). [2017.02.09: 3.3]
Thursday, February 9, 2017

callmemickey
2.6
Manayunk Big Hoppa
The front of the can label says "Hazy New England Double IPA" -- quite misleading. Crystal clear golden-orange body, thin off-white head, minimal lacing. Mostly biscuit, some apple, some florals, some caramel. Medium bodied, mildly sweet, moderate carbonation, muddle flavor and bitterness in the finish.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

EithCubes
3.2
Manayunk Sour Resin Project #2
Pint can. Nose heavily hoppy, pine with pith and (mildly tropical) fruit rind, resin, muddy caramel. Pour is opaque yellow-golden with a large and soapy off-white head. Taste strongly sour with very low bitterness, dry. Lemony citrus with bits of tangerine peel, strong real grapefruit juice; the sourness can be quite sharp and bracing at times, certainly don’t drink this if you have a cut on your lip. Full body relatively smooth, short of crisp, has the hallmarks of an aggressive quick sour but no lactic presence that I can find. Not getting any Brett and even the hops are backed off from what the opening salvo of aromatics implied -- this is an acid-only beer to stand up against food, not a complex sipper to reward yourself with. Also probably too heavy for summertime refreshment. [2017.02.08: 3.2]
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

hopdog
3.2
Manayunk Cuvee de ’Yunk
750ml bottle. Poured a golden color with very small sized head. Fruity / tart fruits, some lighter vinegar, apricots, citrus and wood. Lighter tart finish.
Sunday, February 5, 2017

voyageurmike
4
Manayunk Sour Resin Project #2
Poured from 16 oz can into a tulip glass. Pale cloudy orange with white brief head, funky lemon head. Medium body, moderately carbonated. Taste is tart orange, lemon, pineapple, and finish is mild sour and hoppy. Very good.
Friday, February 3, 2017

pivo
3.4
Manayunk Cuvee de ’Yunk
Cloudy gold with a low head. Nice has yeast, vanilla, hay. Round mouthfeel with grapefruit and vanilla flavors and a sour end. Overall nothing wrong but not great either.
Friday, February 3, 2017

jcartamdg
3.7
Manayunk Sour Resin Project #2
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of earth, funk, lemons, and grapefruit. Taste is tart lemons, earth, grapefruit and grain. Really tasty
Thursday, February 2, 2017

hopdog
3.8
Manayunk Big Hoppa
Pounder can. Poured a hazy amber color with an off white head. Caramel, juicy hops, and citrus. ’Surprisingly’ pretty good.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

hopdog
3.6
Manayunk Rise & Grind
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with a tan head. Roast, coffee, vanilla, and some earth. Body a tad thin.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

60minuteman
3.5
Manayunk Cuvee de ’Yunk
4 oz from Belgium Comes to WC at Iron Hill. Hazy yellow pour, decent white head. Aroma of wheat, lemons, grass. Flavor is sour candy and lemon-lime and Belgian yeast. Drinkable and light.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

ffaoe
3.5
Manayunk French Toast Crunch Porter
very strong malty and maple syrup aromas. taste is malty with strong maple syrup flavor, very little sweetness. also faint notes of roasted barley and chocolate. lingering hint of maple.
Friday, January 27, 2017

Slipstream
3.8
Manayunk Maized and Confused
Big fluffy head on a foggy gold pour. Pretty dry brew that walks the line between farmhouse ale and IPA. Some lemon pepper, fresh bread, and hoppy nip. Tangy aroma is light but good. Very nice indeed.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Slipstream
3.7
Manayunk Hoppa Smurf Blueberry Rye India Pale Ale
This one is kinda weird. A blueberry rye IPA, really? It tastes more like a blue berry PA although there is a little rye in the finish. Perfumy berry aroma. Plenty of fresh blueberries in the taste, over a smooth PA. I wasn’t sure how much I liked it at first - incongruous but good.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

jtclockwork
3.3
Manayunk Coconut Crunch Porter
Can- pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of coconut, chocolate and earthy light roast - lighter medium body.
Friday, January 20, 2017

vtafro
2.9
Manayunk Coconut Crunch Porter
Can. Brown pour. Mild coconut, some roasted and sweet aromas. Flavors are light, off coconut, roasted and chocolate malt tones.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

DocLock
3.5
Manayunk Sour Resin Project #2
Pounder can from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid golden with fizzy, white head. Nose is tart fruit, honeydew, grapefruit, perfumy florals. Tastes tart, with heavy orange juice, pineapple, melon, floral, and citric notes. Tart finish. Decent.
Friday, January 13, 2017

DocLock
3.5
Manayunk Dankster’s Paradise
Draft at Whole Foods PM. Poured hazy copper with off-white head. Nose was wet, dank hops, cobwebby esters, malt. Rich, hoppy flavor, wit some earthy and fruity finishing notes.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ffaoe
3.3
Manayunk Cuvee de ’Yunk
sour aroma with light fruity notes, very faint funk notes. golden and hazy in color with nice head. moderate sourness. faint apricot flavor with hints of oak
Thursday, January 5, 2017

voyageurmike
3.8
Manayunk Monk from the Yunk
12 oz poured into a tulip glass. Orange golden with white head, full bodied with light carbonation. Tart citrus aroma and peppery mango flavor, with the spice lingering. Very nice.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

hopdog
2.8
Manayunk Hoptastic Voyage
12oz can. Poured a hazy amberish color with an off white head. Grains, toasted grains, with some floral hops.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

hopdog
2.7
Manayunk Wet Dreamin’ IPA
12oz can. Poured a hazy golden color with an off white head. Earthy, some vegetables, and some citrus.
Thursday, January 5, 2017

abdiorio
4.1
Manayunk Sour Resin Project #2
Visually, nice caramel color with carbonation. The smell is equal parts sour and hop, but once you taste it, the sour takes over, leaving just the perfect amount of hop behind. Delicious!
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

keepersj12
3.2
Manayunk Festivus (2015)
From a can and I assume a 2016 version although I can't find a date. Very nice looking beer with a red tint and frothy beige head. The aroma has caramel and some spice. The flavor is the same. A bit thin. Nice for the season. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

gripweed57
3.6
Manayunk Festivus (2015)
12 ounce can. Hazy copper color is topped by a large frothy beige head. Aroma has faint hints of cardamom and brown sugar. Upfront is toasted malt and spice. More cardamom and cola notes. A touch of cinnamon toast and dark raisins in middle. Dry, spicy finish has peppery notes.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

60minuteman
3.8
Manayunk Sour Resin Project #2
Murky orange no head. Lots of fruit in the nose. Tangerine, lemon, cherry, orange. Very tart and sugary but a natural sweet. Not cloying. Clean stuff and light. Interesting.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

ffaoe
3.1
Manayunk Sour Resin Project #2
faint hoppy with a hint of sour aroma. golden and hazy in color with light head. taste is moderately sour, hints of citrus. finishes fairly clean with no lingering after taste
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ffaoe
3.4
Manayunk Dreamin’ Double IPA
strong citrusy and piney hop aromas. gold and hazy in color with decent head. taste is hop forward with citrus and pine notes, faint malt notes present.
Thursday, December 22, 2016

callmemickey
2.9
Manayunk Maized and Confused
Lightly hazy straw-gold body, medium sized white head, soapy lacing. Corn pops, some banana esters, cotton candy, and florals. Medium bodied, moderate to lively body, mild sweetness,
Saturday, December 17, 2016