Manayunk Brewing Company Reviews




keepersj12
3.4
Manayunk Flandiddily Red
Nice looking amber with a white head. Aroma of tart fruit and wine. The flavor is tart and bready with the fruit and wine coming through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 24, 2017

alobar
2.8
Manayunk Daydreaminí - Passion Fruit
Golden pour with a creamy white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. Pine flavor some bread. Slight hint of fruit sweetness, but more medicinal. Have had much better from this brewery.
Friday, June 23, 2017

NikkTwist
3.3
Manayunk Main Piece
Draft at Bru Craft. Turbid orange gold pour with soft off-white eggy foam. Likely a souped-up version of the Side Piece. Heavy blonde caramel malts with a woody mix of hop resins. Notes of tangerine, pineapple, apricot, papaya, celery, agave, and turpentine. Nicely unfiltered.
Monday, June 19, 2017

beastiefan2k
2.8
Manayunk Daydreaminí - Passion Fruit
Tallboy, no date. This is worse than the Mango. The mango had horribly artificial flavoring, this has barely anything that approaches passionfruit. Perhaps they got he wrong extract. The base beer is acrid and astringent.
Friday, June 16, 2017

beastiefan2k
2.9
Manayunk Daydreaminí - Mango
Tallboy without a date. Here is the problem, itís horribly artificial mango flavoring. At least splurge for the good stuff, ask Ballast Point. But also itís a crappy base beer. Cheap acrid hoppiness for a session. Hopped mineral water. You can get away with one or the other but not both.
Friday, June 16, 2017

60minuteman
3.9
Manayunk Belly Flop
Can. Smell is chipotle peppers, pepper, cucumber, melon, cantaloupe and salt water. Flavor is a tad on the sweet side but still getting some peppery fire. A lot of cucumber, fresh melon and salt. Sticky and addictive.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

60minuteman
2.9
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter
Can. Predominately peanut butter flavors with roasted chocolate, malt, vanilla and spices. Roasted malt finish, peanut butter and barley. Not my thing.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

DocLock
3.7
Manayunk The Weekender
Can from Whole Foods PM. Poured hazy straw with off-white head. Nose was florals, hops, spicy malt. Tasted like an assertively hopped pils with solid balance and a high level of complexity.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ctitze
2.8
Manayunk Daydreaminí - Passion Fruit
16oz can. Overall just marginal and nothing special. Some floral aromas but nothing overpowering (in a good way). Don't notice much of the passion fruit in the flavor. Just an average microbrew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 10, 2017

ctitze
2.8
Manayunk Side Piece American-Style Pale Ale
From 16oz can. Standard mid-level microbrew. No real aroma, taste is a bit flat with hints of a metallic flavor. Just ok. Nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 10, 2017

DocLock
3.3
Manayunk Daydreaminí - Passion Fruit
Pounder can from Smithís. Pours hazy golden with white head. Nose is hops, floral malt, tart passion fruit. Tastes pale malty, hoppy, floral, with mild passion fruit and notes of hibiscus. Dry, floral finish.
Friday, June 9, 2017

DocLock
3.7
Manayunk Fallen Angel
Draft at Whole Foods PM. Poured hazy coppery with ruby edges and off-white head. Nose was hopcitrus, cranberry, mild yeastiness. Tasted cranberry-forward, tart, with a yeasty, hoppy, earthy finish. Worked for me.
Monday, June 5, 2017

DocLock
3.4
Manayunk Morning Fix
Draft and can exclusvely from Whole Foods PM for Philly Beer Week 2017. Hazy straw pour, nose was pale malt, hops, cold-brewed coffee. Smooth flavor, pale malt, coffee, hops. crisp finish.
Monday, June 5, 2017

SamP01
2.5
Manayunk El Rio Mexican Style Lager
12oz can pours amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is toasted grains light fruity notes. Taste same as aroma with some light hops. Palate is a light body with mild carbonation. Finish is mild toasted grains fruity with some light hops bitterness. A fairly boring and non descript brew, aroma fades quickly, flavor is too light and not very satisfying.
Friday, June 2, 2017

DocLock
3.7
Manayunk Side Piece American-Style Pale Ale
Can from Smiths. Pours turbid golden with white head. Nose is resiny hops, florals, tropical citrus. Tastes floral, pale malty, hoppy, with pineapple and ruby red grapefruit notes. Solid APA.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.7
Manayunk Hoppa Smurf Blueberry Rye India Pale Ale
Can from my parents. Poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a sly golden bronze color with a cap of a little white foamy head that held and slid off at a mild pace. Not much lace. The aroma had some sweet and tart blueberries with a semi-resinous/piney bitter hop scrape underneath to level some smooth bitter grassy hop sweet portions. Subtle earth with a touch of wood and then the rye which was leaning towards the sweet side. The flavor started with the blueberry sweet and tartness to glide into the piney and rye combinations of their sweetnesses. Aftertaste was the same. The finish was moderately stable between the blueberry and the rye. The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Rye spicy harshness didnít show up in this beer. Overall, really liked the idea of blending all that they wanted to as a brewery, but I do wish the "spicy" component of the rye would have shown up.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

johnbuck100
2
Manayunk Side Piece American-Style Pale Ale
16 oz can, no dates. Pours dark orange-brown. A very heavy, malty pale ale, a Bit too thick and sweet for My taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, May 12, 2017

Larry_Duffman
3.7
Manayunk Monk from the Yunk
I poured it from the can into a glass. It pours a hazy orange with a white head and lacing. The aroma is orange and dark fruit. The taste is orange, dark fruit, cherry, bread, and spice. The alcohol comes through a bit. Thereís nice carbonation. This is pretty good.
Sunday, May 7, 2017

raymow
3.3
Manayunk Daydreaminí - Passion Fruit
on tap at Bridesburg Bottleshop - nice hoppy aroma and flavor. Cloudy golden color. Hints of tropical fruit. Needs some sweetness to balance out the hops.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Itzjerm
3.5
Manayunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Porter
Incredible peanut chocolate aroma. Goes down hill from here. Thin fading head. Flavor is peanut then thin. Light body. Medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

beastiefan2k
3.8
Manayunk Belly Flop
12oz can. So, this is the perfect mix of artificial flavors and who the hell would have put together melon and cucumber. Fortunately for me, these flavors are fun, not a beer but a fun drink. A well done kettle lacto sour bite. Makes it sort of like a a beer cocktail but its fun for me. Melon adds sweetness without sugar, cuke is that fresh flavor and the sourness makes it fun for me.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

DocLock
3.1
Manayunk Wingman - Pink Peppercorn
Can. Hazy pinkish copper with white head. Nose was florals, hopcitrus, mild peppery notes. Tasted like a lighter, somewhat peppercorny saison, with a tart, citric finish.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ffaoe
3.2
Manayunk Side Piece American-Style Pale Ale
strong citrusy and pine aromas. gold and hazy in color with huge long lasting head. taste is hop forward with notes of citrus, pine, and resin. it is followed by nice caramel malt notes.
Monday, April 17, 2017

ffaoe
3.6
Manayunk Upshitz Kriek
tart, strong cherry aromas. red in color with light head. moderate sourness. strong rich tart cherry flavors, faint malt background, very faint funk notes.
Friday, April 14, 2017

jcartamdg
3.2
Manayunk Daydreaminí - Passion Fruit
Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grain and bitter citrus. Taste follows, no trace of passion fruit
Sunday, April 9, 2017

ganache
3
Manayunk El Rio Mexican Style Lager
Four-pack of cans an enjoyed them all. Nose lightly sweet pale malt and mild grass, pour clear dull copper with a touch of amber, head is foamy soapy beige. Taste lightly sweet and persistently so, lightly oily and medium toasty (that lends to a pleasant aftertaste save the mild metallic note), grainy, low bitterness, decent malt backbone. Hops are there but a little more for prickle and vegetation than character. No alcohol, very crisp, touch oily fullish body. Only with volume do I detect light corny notes. Overall effect is fine, set and forget! [2017.04.06: 3.0]
Thursday, April 6, 2017

DocLock
3
Manayunk Sour Is the New Black
750 from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy dark chestnutty with frothy, off-white head. Nose is dark malt, cacao, hops. Tastes tart, with some dark malt notes, cacao, lactic acidity. A bit thin of body and somewhat cloying.
Sunday, March 26, 2017

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. Fingerís 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 wouldnít 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 fingerís 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

ganache
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 thatís 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. Itís 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 thatís very appealing. Flavor loses all that ester and has an understandable Belgian sweetness and a strong earthy bitterness. Doesnít 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 itís 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

ganache
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 Iíve had, but these hops are dramatically underutilized here, and this is a clear miss. [2017.02.18: 2.5]
Saturday, February 18, 2017

ganache
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 thatís almost to pretzel; thereís Mosaic/Simcoe paper/wood but no harsh scratch, yeasty overtones but everythingís 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

ganache
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, thereís 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? Itís just not for me. [2017.02.10: 3.1]
Friday, February 10, 2017

ganache
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 canít 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