Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Boxer Apple Ale - Minhas Craft Brewery

Not Rated.
Boxer Apple AleBoxer Apple Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 1
Hads: 3
Avg: 2.43
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor | 7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: biboergosum on 01-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (55) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 3
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
2.37/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

710ml can, a 'surprise' find at my go-to store for these very sorts of products in E-town. Looks to be a boozed-up version of their Boxer brand, with artificial apple flavouring added, for I dunno, shits and giggles? Let's do find out, shall we?

This beer pours a clear pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of the fizziest of fizzy soda pop head, which sinks away in a literal blink (ok, 2 blinks) of an eye, leaving nothing even remotely resembling lace around the glass in the, um, process.

It smells quite simply of apple juice, heavily dosed with artificial sweetener, a faint corny graininess, and a soft nail polish acetone character, one than grows in concert with this "beverage's" warming. The taste is more sickly sweet Aspartame-enhanced apple juice, slightly leavened by a generic grainy maltiness, and an increasing nod to cheap, boozy apple cider, again more unpleasantly prominent as it warms.

The carbonation is quite far and gone, right after that pathetic initial showing, the body a big-enough medium weight for the style, I suppose, but that's on the back of sugar and its pithy wannabes, so your smoothness miles may vary. It finishes sweet, apple-heavy, and soulless.

Well, Minhas has at least succeeded in one area here - they've made Boxer taste like something real, something perhaps agreeable if you have a fruity sweet tooth, albeit via absolutely unnatural means. They've also made a shitty base beer, but still a beer at the outset, taste mostly like under-attenuated apple cider, so well, good for them, I guess. And I suppose they are protesting a bit too much when the ingredients list says 'Contains Barley', like there might be any confusion around the issue.

 1,703 characters

Photo of artemh
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Sathanas
2.83/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Boxer Apple Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.