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Mountain Creek Classic Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Mountain Creek Classic LagerMountain Creek Classic Lager

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 2.14
pDev: 30.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Skidz on 08-27-2004)
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Reviews by markaberrant:
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

1.93/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Believe it or not, this can showed up in my mailbox... thanks mom!

Sold here in Saskatchewan as Minhas Creek, Alberta as Mountain Crest, and America as Mountain Creek... I even see a can labelled Lakeshore Creek on 1 of the 3 slightly different websites that this "brewery" maintains. When you have to give your beer 3-4 slightly different names, you know it has got to be DAMN GOOD BEER!!!

A - pale yellow, crystal clear, big old white white head seems to be holding up. Can't comment on any lacing, I didn't bother to drink enough of it.

S - creamed corn, lemon, hay. Aroma is surprisingly strong, and aside from the corn is relatively pleasing for an adjunct lager.

T - Sugary sweet corn. That's it. No malt, no hops, no aftertaste.

M - flabby and syrypy, but smooth. Instant burning sensation down my esophagus and in my stomach, brings back memories of chugging cheap draft in university.

D - This is a pitiful attempt at "beer," but it shockingly has more character and appeal than your typical macro lager. I finished the review, and I still have a mostly full glass... I keep looking at it, but then go back to doing other things.

Awful recipe, but cleanly brewed. Tastes like candied corn in a glass. Maybe we should thank them during these hop deprived times for not wasting any hops whatsoever on this beverage. I'd really like to know how their "gold medalist brew-master ferments only the finest sun-ripened hops and premium malted barley." How the hell do you ferment hops?

I'm not sure how to score this. They claim to not use adjuncts, yet it is all you can taste. As a supposed all-malt lager, it fails miserably, but as an adjunct lager, it scores reasonably well. Just for lying, I'm going to err slightly on the conservative side.

Young Mr Minhas, you may be a fine entrepreneur, and learning about your "company" has been an adventure what with all the zany boasting and confusing brand names, but your beer is terrible.

Serving type: can

07-19-2008 01:56:44 | More by markaberrant
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Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -53.3%

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Iowa

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2.25/5  rDev +5.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

08-03-2013 05:15:29 | More by Daffron24
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Missouri

2.5/5  rDev +16.8%

05-31-2013 16:56:29 | More by kguyty
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Minnesota

1/5  rDev -53.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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Joeyuwp

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -53.3%

02-26-2012 04:50:47 | More by Joeyuwp
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h20mbh

Saskatchewan (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

appearance
average lager type of appearance with medium carbonation.

smell
smells like corn syrup and alcohol.

taste
like corn syrup and alcohol. the corn syrup flavor is really pronounced in the the after taste. it is questionable whether there is barley or hops in this "beer"

mouthfeel
very light and clean in the mouth.

overall
look and mouthfeel are average lager type, but the smell and taste really give this beer a bad rap in my books. if you can get this beer to nearly freezing temperature it would be able to hide the extreme cheapness in quality of this beer. good for 20 something trying to get drunk. everyone else, stay away, pabst blue ribbon rates average across the board and is a far superior beer in the adjunct lager class.

Serving type: can

02-02-2012 04:20:36 | More by h20mbh
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pale yellow appearance with lots of bubbly head that quickly disappears leaving little lacing. Smell consists of corn, grain with a hint of booze and sweetness. So far close to being a Macro lager.

Taste is similar to the smell, corn, grain and a hint of malt. Has a corn syrup sweetness and booziness along with the cough syrup hint that Minhas beer usually has. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is linger dry grainy taste.

This is as cheap and basic as a Lager can get. It's okay for the price and drinkable, the sweetness gives it personality over the watery cheap beer. Would only recommend if your broke though.

Serving type: can

01-23-2012 01:33:40 | More by CrazyMike
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durwood64

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -29.9%

01-10-2012 17:23:18 | More by durwood64
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -53.3%

12-09-2011 18:33:18 | More by FreshmanPour77
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AleWatcher

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Can into tulip pint.
Another mix-a-six treasure from Trader Joe's... Why do we do this to ourselves? Do we EVER expect to truly uncover a hidden gem in the world of canned lagers? Oh well... $0.67 per can makes it worth the trouble to tick it!

So I was gentle with this can as I took it from the fridge, placed it on the counter, grabbed a glass, and got my iPhone ready totyoe up the review... It EXPLODED upon opening as though I had vigorously shaken it up! (not sure why-- it has been in the fridge, unmoved and unmolested for at least 10 days).
I'm scared.

A slanted glass for the pour let lots of foam fall sink-side, but manages to leave three fingers' worth in the glass. Soapy looking shiny white micro-bubbles. They settled quickly atop the lightly hazed yellow body. Looks VERY carbonated.

Smells... Well... Odd. Really mineraly, with some cooked/steed vegetable notes. NOT excited.

Aaaand.... It's a drainpour.
I'll force myself through a few more sips to finish the review, but me no likey!

Little sweet corn sweetness up front with the steamed vegetables at the back end and a very mineral/hard water finish.

Body is light and airy-- almost fluffy.

Overall-- in a word;
Yikes.

This is unpleasant and undrinkable. This offends my lady-like sensibilities.

Serving type: can

11-27-2011 03:20:57 | More by AleWatcher
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -53.3%

11-16-2011 17:48:24 | More by twbeecher
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks? to woodychandler for a can of this.

A-Bright copper kissed golden yellow with a medium white head that reduced to a thin veil of retention and leaves minimal lace.

S-Sweet corn with some honeyed biscuit and odd touch of lemon zest? and not much else.

T-Oof...not digging the oddly bitter sweet corn quality here. This is not a taste profile I can really enjoy.

M-Medium-light bodied, fairly sharp and crisp but then that is it...the aftertaste is something I would like to do away with.

D-Can't say I will be looking to pick up a case of this next time I am in Wisconsin! There are FAR better, easy drinking, American Lagers out there....this one just comes off as odd and not enjoyable at all.

Serving type: can

03-08-2011 19:56:22 | More by Deuane
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

1.73/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to woodychandler for the CAN!

Light orange, mostly clear, bright white head, fluffy. Not bad looking.

Smell is minimal: bit of corny, grainy sweetness and not much else.

My 2nd Minhas, and again with the cloying corny sweetness. Aside from the faintest hint of hops on the finish, there is nothing palatable about this thing.

Somewhat crisp feel, but bit of stickiness about it that's unsatisfying. Light in body.

There's really nothing drinkable about this. This was easier than the Clear Creek Ice, but that's not really saying much...

Serving type: can

02-03-2011 00:49:57 | More by EgadBananas
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richkrull

Wisconsin

2.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pulled this one out of my mystery beer machine.

A - Very pale straw color. Lots of big foamy head that disappeared relatively quickly.

S - Grainy, alcohol smell.

T - Really tastes of alcohol. Not a lot of beer flavor.

M - Decent, not a lot to it.

D - Sure, this beer isn't bad and you could drink quite a few of them, but it's not a great beer that I would choose.

I will say that the price is definitely right here in southern Wisconsin. Liquor store near my house has it for $9.50/30 pack.

Serving type: can

01-22-2011 00:53:55 | More by richkrull
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- pale yellow, big head that subsides.

S- grainy, sweet, mild corn aroma.

T- sweet up front, slight bitter in finish.

M- light, smooth, tons of carbonation, great hot day, post grass cutting day.

D- BMC style but better taste. In a pinch, could be a solid replacement to get your big MACRO beer drinking friends a taste of something different.

Serving type: can

12-13-2010 20:34:01 | More by BeerLover99
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alleykatking

Indiana

2.83/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can. Thanks to Lukafer for this one..haha.

A- Pours a pale yellow color. One finger white head shows pour retention. Light spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Average looking adjunct lager.

S- Sweet alcohol and a boat load of grainy sweetness. Light metallic aroma in the backend.

T- Sweet cereal grains in the front of the beer. There is some light bitterness in the backend. The bitterness doesn't offset the sweetness. In the very back there is a metallic taste...the warmer it gets the bigger it is.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is high but good for the style. Sweet malts left on the palate. Sweet malts and alcohol with a hint of metal in the aftertaste. Flavors are balanced for the style but the kind of sickly sweet. Light alcohol dryness on the palate.

D- This is a drinkable beer. The flavor suits the style. I wouldn't want this beer per say but it is easy drinking beer on a warm day.

Serving type: can

12-07-2010 05:37:25 | More by alleykatking
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pweis909

Wisconsin

1.98/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Lovely golden color with thin receding head.
From there, it gets blander.

-Aroma - graininess, a bit of alcohol.
-Taste - almost nothing, slight doughyness in the finish.
-Mouthfeel - Not bad. A little slicky/silky. More than just having water in your mouth. Thank goodness for texture.
-Drinkability. 2 would be my limit. Nothing exciting, easy to tire of. Not necessarily filling or cloyin, just nothing.

Serving type: can

10-19-2010 22:13:49 | More by pweis909
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TMoney2591

Illinois

1.93/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served...on a boat. That is all I will say.

Found this can during Man's Weekend for fifty cents at a nearby bait shop/general store. Couldn't say no. A pour results in a clear pale jaundice topped by a very short-lived finger of white foam. The nose is nothing more than a combination of corn syrup and bone. Nyeh. The taste does not improve much, though a hint of sweetness in there vainly tries to prove me wrong. The body is quite light, with a moderate carbonation and a deceptively smooth feel. Overall, I think I was lucky that I was only responsible for one can of this. Any more and I probably would have had to have been dragged from the bottom o' Catfish Lake following a botched stress-based suicide. A bit melodramatic, yes, but this beer was pretty damn bad.

Serving type: can

09-20-2010 03:28:35 | More by TMoney2591
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +61.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade.Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts with a hint of metallic odor. Taste is good, malts and a touch of bitterness, quite refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall not a bad beer at all.

Serving type: can

08-04-2010 14:42:36 | More by tone77
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Mountain Creek Classic Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
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