Huber Premium Beer - Minhas Craft Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +55.2%
I sometimes love where The CANQuest (TM) takes me, especially after so many AALs! This would be one of those times. I thought that it was kind of a rare style, but then I realized that I have reviewed the top three and six of the top twenty on this site. I am still looking forward to drinking this one.
From the CAN: "From the Oldest Brewery in the MIdwest" - Yuengling, what hast thou wrought?!?
Following the Crack & Glug, I had a finger-and-a-half of fluffy bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a slightly hazy, light lemon-yellow. The nose was bliss - lager sweetness with a slight graininess and no off scents. Ahhh. Mouthfeel was medium with a nice lager sweetness on the tongue. I understand that it is more expensive to make beers without adjuncts, but the tradeoff is significant when it comes to the taste. This was just plain tasty. It had an unencumbered lager taste that I rarely find and which seems to elude many. Finish was plenty smooth for those that focus on such things. This definitely rates cooler space! Well done.
09-26-2010 14:21:21 | More by woodychandler
3.95/5 rDev +36.2%
Label: "from the oldest brewery in the Midwest". Okkk.
Does pour a clean and well carbonated sunshine yellow, pretty nice white head to this bad boy - lots of unexpected lacing left in the Bitberger pislnser glass.
The aroma was a very malty, much more than expected. Quaff is a damn fine one, full of malt, no veggies with a touch of sweetness.
Tasty mid-west treat, I could go for a few of these, and its cousin, the bock Surprised this has not been around before.
02-05-2008 22:16:49 | More by Vancer
3.84/5 rDev +32.4%
sampled from a bottle
appearance: dark straw with a hint of red
smell: sweet malt up front from the start great to have an american pale lager that is spot on for style outstanding
taste: malt on the palate thru out start to finish no off taste
mouthfeel: medium to light leans to the medium side
overalll :one of the outstanding all malt out there
10-06-2013 22:10:50 | More by hophead98
3.83/5 rDev +32.1%
This beer pours a clear dark straw color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a quarter inch cap of foam. The aroma is of toasty malt with some nice floral hop notes. It is quite aromatic for an all-malt lager. The taste is more floral than the aroma with a solid malt undertone. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied. Overall, this is a very nice American Lager that I could easily enjoy again on a hot summers day.
09-12-2008 19:34:56 | More by KarlHungus
3.78/5 rDev +30.3%
Appearance - Golden brown color with a decent half inch of nice white head. No lacing.
Smell - Nice malt and grain aroma with a hint of berry and apple.
Taste - This premium brew has a nice rounded grain flavor.
Mouthfeel - The feel is simple but it does offer the flavor on the outside edges of my tongue, which is somewhat unique.
~ Distinctive and refreshing. This brew can be a serious session taker.
04-09-2008 02:18:19 | More by cdkrenz
3.68/5 rDev +26.9%
Nice clear gold color with a moderate white head. No real lacing apparent.
The aroma is sweet malt with just a trace of floral hops.
The taste is clean malt up front, only slightly sweet, then a mild hops bite cuts in with a slightly dry finish and a slightly metallic aftertaste.
Best ice cold, light bodied, and very drinkable.
05-21-2005 05:54:23 | More by whynot44
3.6/5 rDev +24.1%
Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. Label has a very early 1900's feel about it. No freshness date.
Appearance: A very pale, straw/yellow beer with a thin white creamy head. Large bubbled carbonation activity.
Smell: Clean aroma of light grain, delicate hops and very faint fruit.
Taste: Crisp up-front with a gentle hop bitterness and seltzer-like/mineral tasting carbonation on the palate. A smooth beer with a nice mellow balance of light fruity malt sweetness, grain flavour and equal hop flavour. The finish is fairly clean with a light sweetness and grain tannin flavour that lingers for a little while.
Notes: Huber is simply a damn fine beverage. Amazingly clean, light, refreshing and easy drinking ... but also has some body and character to it. Beats the pants off of other mainstream examples. 4.5%abv.
07-07-2002 07:08:09 | More by Todd
3.6/5 rDev +24.1%
Picked up a 12 pack of bottles for $7.99 at Mainstreet liqours in CountrySide IL. This is was the first time I drank this beer. I bought it cold and would buy it again.No foul smell or taste and went down smooth, much better than any macro swill I have had lately.
02-21-2005 21:07:49 | More by ChiTownHustler
3.53/5 rDev +21.7%
I remember Huber beer from way back, but this isn't quite the same. In a good way it's cleaner, but in a bad way it's also a little less characterful.
It's a basic straw gold lager with a thin white creamy head and standard carbonation. The aroma is of "beer", with light grain, background hops, and a hint of apple-like yeasty fruitiness.
The flavor follows suit, and it's zesty and malty/fruity upfront, followed by a suggestion of hop flavor across the palate before it winds down in an almost un-engaging, and only semi-lingering, mildly bitter finish. If Joe Sixpack was a beer, this would be him.
Average but drinkable. There's a bit more substance to it than the big three offer, but it's still basically an American lager.
PS - The bottle currently shown here is an actual old Huber bottle that was a "return" bottle, used again and again by the brewery. The new bottles from the Minhas brewery are fresh and new with a brighter label. I'm quite sure they've dropped returnable bottles as have most breweries.
12-16-2008 03:48:28 | More by NeroFiddled
3.5/5 rDev +20.7%
Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a soft grainy malt with a smooth hop.
The taste consisted of a smooth creamy grain with a light biscuity finish and a mild sweetness.
The mouthfeel was on the light side but creamy nonetheless.
Overall an easy drinking and smooth macro. Thanks to czoch75.
05-21-2007 02:28:39 | More by plaid75
3.5/5 rDev +20.7%
Wow, Huber. This is not the beer of our Fathers, this is more like the beer of our Great Uncles. I saw this on sale for $6.99 a 12 pack, I decided to buy it and spring it some of my buddies as more of a joke than anything else.
You know what, its not to bad! Beer pours a very light golden color. Not much head and only minimal lacing. Smell is of grain with hints of hops and malts.
Taste is crisp and sweet. Not enough hops to add much bitterness, but the beer is better than any macro lager. Great carbonation keeps this beer moving. Nice dry finish adds to the attraction. Easy beer to pair with BBQ and fish.
Decent mouthfeel and drinkability is high. I guess those old guys were on to something. This is a nice throwback beer and one I will buy again.
08-07-2003 17:35:09 | More by Redrover
3.45/5 rDev +19%
A cheap, light golden colored lager beer from Wisconsin that comes in returnable bottles. (This isn't a bad thing.) Pours with a lively carbonation which settles to a thin collar of foam. Neutral aroma. Nice mouthfeel for a light lager, but with a lasting almost over-carbonated character. Fairly neutral tasting with just a hint of graininess and hops. A beer that is clean tasting and dry enough to be rather pleasant and quite drinkable! Pretty darn good for $12 a case and the thick returnable bottles are great for filling with homebrew. The red and white label is classic!
05-22-2003 19:32:42 | More by marcobrau
3.4/5 rDev +17.2%
Appearance - Clear, light yellow. Short white head, decently persistent.
Smell - By no means strong, but significantly more detectable than most macro-lagers. Sweet pale malt dominates, but a hint of hops is present.
Taste - Light and sweet. Finishes with the slightest hint of hops. Crisp. Little good or bad to distinguish this from others of its ilk.
Mouthfeel - Light and highly carbonated.
Drinkability - A mindless thirst-quencher. Lower price point and historic brewing locale (if recently co-opted by the swill brewing Minhas) give this brew a slight bump.
08-10-2009 02:09:36 | More by scaliasux
3.4/5 rDev +17.2%
A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow with a large, rocky, foamy white head. Left little lace, but had a classic lager look.
S - It smelled of grains, light caramel malt and a touch of spice.
T - It was just sweet enough with a good grain flavor and nice dose of caramel. Very mild hop spiciness.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied lager.
D - This is a nice lager. Easy drinking and perfect for a warm spring day.
04-24-2009 23:06:36 | More by zeff80
3.4/5 rDev +17.2%
Pours a golden yellow. Pretty heavily carbonated with a white head that faded fairly fast. This beer is lacking on smell. This is a pretty crisp beer. It has a slightly sweet and grainy flavor. A slight hop after taste. This is a decent lager, but nothing spectacular.
01-31-2010 02:51:46 | More by Brettster
3.05/5 rDev +5.2%
12oz glass at the newish microbrewery in NE Cowtown.
This beer appears a clear medium golden colour, with a half finger of wispy, very loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a few minor streaks of remote island lace around the glass as things quickly sink away.
It smells of faint pale grainy malt, a bit of white grape and apple fruitiness, and weak earthy, musty hops. The taste is more tangling between thin grainy pale malt, and icy vinous drupe fruit, with little more beyond a subtle hint of weedy hops.
The bubbles are pretty sublimated, and not particularly noticeable, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, nothing really interfering here. It finishes well off-dry, the middling fruit and malt still really the only game in town.
A very so-so Yankee lager, somewhat better than yer typical offering sporting the 'Premium' moniker, but not by much, and with little balancing offset to make it at all memorable, or especially revisit-worthy.
08-07-2013 00:14:00 | More by biboergosum
3.03/5 rDev +4.5%
Pours a clear yellow color. 1/4 inch head of a white/transparent color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells pale malt and yeast cleanliness. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with high carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt and yeast cleanliness mostly. There's a slight hop kick in the finish, but it's barely noticeable. Overall, about what I've come to expect from an American Pale Lager. Nothing worth going out of your way for.
03-04-2009 04:15:43 | More by Tone
3/5 rDev +3.4%
This beer seems to harken back to an earlier era of American brewing. Not that it is all that fantastic, in fact, it is pretty average in its own right, but it does have some depth and complexity to the flavor profile. Crisp up front, softening in the middle with some faint fruity flavors struggling to rise above the grain. Alchohol flavors are a bit brusk, but are held in check. Finish is clean and a little dry. I don't know why, but the beer makes me nostalgic.
09-25-2003 02:33:21 | More by Brent
Huber Premium Beer from Minhas Craft Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.