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Barbary Coast Gold Rush - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
68
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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 19.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 12-03-2004)
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Reviews by Pegasus:
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Pegasus

Texas

3.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Deep copper in color, with a touch of haze, a large off-white head, numerous streams of fine carbonation, and scattered patchy lacing.

Aroma: Caramel notes dominate, also light fruit, perhaps a little cocoa as well.

Taste: Opens with strong caramel notes, followed by molasses and dark fruit, finishes dry with a lingering herbal hop flourish and an odd tart note.

Mouth feel: Feels a bit thin, with rough carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Interesting, fairly drinkable, but nothing I would want to have again.

Preseentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2006 15:14:48 | More by Pegasus
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -38.6%

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Texas

3/5  rDev +5.3%

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Texas

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New York

3.25/5  rDev +14%

05-05-2013 13:35:14 | More by Noelito76
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

03-27-2013 10:20:15 | More by bigbeers84
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emerge077

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hmm... How old is this beer? Last years holiday leftovers?
Found it among a cooler shelf of random singles at Warehouse Liquors for $2 and change. Guess we're about to find out... honestly not expecting much from Minhas. Label says "1996, MDII" on it, and "iceless fermentation" oddly enough.

First whiff out of the bottle is sweet oxidized malt. It pours a deep amber color, with a feeble patch of skim on the surface and a few stray bubbles rising.

Tastes a bit strange, sweet and tea like, honeyed malt mostly and a touch of something floral. Vague fruit candy sweetness. Seems like any given Euro strong lager past its prime. A little yeast fruitiness, though the flavors merely sit there and don't coalesce at all. Watery and a touch metallic also. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 21:28:46 | More by emerge077
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bzach

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

10-12-2012 10:45:08 | More by bzach
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jds16

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

08-16-2012 00:42:57 | More by jds16
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +5.3%

01-30-2012 01:01:07 | More by Goldfishman
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areich6

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

01-06-2012 08:35:43 | More by areich6
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SargeC

Japan

3/5  rDev +5.3%

12-30-2011 09:26:20 | More by SargeC
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casualfan

New York

3/5  rDev +5.3%

12-18-2011 16:15:39 | More by casualfan
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev +5.3%

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vfgccp

New York

1.75/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Mandarin amber brown. Very little head.

S - Light sweet malt. Mild barney character.

T - Sweet acorn squash. Strong, artificial, almost plastic taste. Slightly sour.

M - Watery body. Sweet finish.

D - Poor flavor and body kill the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 04:29:19 | More by vfgccp
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biggred1

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Honey amber with a creamy tan head. Untoasted grain and sweet malt in the nose. Barley and honey flavors with a faint touch of earthy hop bittering. Medium light bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. This is the last of the strange historical beers 12 pack and they were all pretty mundane, this one is the pick of the litter I think.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 02:21:57 | More by biggred1
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Brettster

Indiana

3.3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Came from a beers of America 12 pack. Pours a hazy copper color that produced a slightly off white foamy head that faded very fast to a ring around the top of the beer. A medium-low amount of carbonation. Smells very similar to many other Minhas beers. I pick up lots of malts and slight sweet smell. At first I taste some carmel malts...and that's about it. A very weak finish. Slightly smooth mouthfeel. It is a pretty okay beer. Very drinkable, not great but not bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 22:33:10 | More by Brettster
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vdread

Texas

2.05/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Barbary Coast Gold Rush

got this in a 'beers of america' pack

this is a pretty dull beer. nothing much to say about it besides the (mostly) negative flavor notes. 'metallic' 'dirty' and 'watery' are words i would use to describe the gold rush.

it's a nice copper color with a tiny little head that disappears after a few seconds. the smell is bready and lightly malty. the taste is bready, toasty, earthy, malty, sweet. it has this earthy dirt taste that puts me off. it's bitter and citrus/tangy.

overall, it just tastes like citrusy, bready sweat.

the mouthfeel is watery and dry. it was unenjoyable. i will not be drinking this stuff again.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 22:25:07 | More by vdread
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thekanna

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the "Beers of America" Six Pack.

A: Pours a clear amber with an impossibly large white head that takes a long time to settle and clumps on the side of the glass.

S: Some sharp, sweet yeasts, caramels, and wheat malts.

T: Light caramel malt flavor, a watery body and an afterthought of hops.

M: Slightly watery with medium carbonation upfront.

D: Not bad. I certainly like this steam beer better than Anchor.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 06:42:20 | More by thekanna
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a historical beers of America gift set that my brother, dad and I received as a gift for Christmas.

Pours a somewhat hazy golden amber color with about a finger of liht beige head. Doesn't keep very well, with not much more than a rimjob at the edge of the glass.

Smell is pretty weak and bland. Some buttery caramel and indistinguishable fruit, but not much more.

Taste is better, with more buttery caramel flavor than the smell offered. A bit of floral, fruity hops provide some balance. It's not all that interesting but has enough flavor to go down easily.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth enough, with a decent creaminess. A little heavy in the finish actually, not as crisp as I'd like.

This is nothing all that special but it's decent enough. Smooth and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 01:17:29 | More by number1bum
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generallee

New York

2.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Presentation: This is one of six beers from an eighteen pack labeled Beer of America, Historical Collection. The 18 pack also came with a nice book titled, The History of Beer in America. It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. There appears to be no freshness date on the bottle.

Appearance: It has an amber colored body with some visible carbonation. The head on top is light, fluffy and tall. It is off white in color and it is slows to fade, leaving some spotty lacing on the glass as I drink.

Smell: The aroma is full of lemony citrus and leafy hops with sweet candy like sweet malt flavors underneath. Also I am picking up a light mineral like presence.

Taste/Palate: Leafy and mineral hop notes are up first with some smooth buttery, sweet honey and caramel malts in the middle. The finish has moderate hop bitterness and lemony/orange citrus hops as well as more odd mineral notes. It has a solid medium body with lively, almost fizzy carbonation.

Notes: The only thing that comes close the style is the appearance. After that it goes way off the map. It is drinkable but boring and I have noticed that all the beers in this mixed 18 pack are oddly similar to each other. The best part of this 18 pack is the book that came with it.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 18:11:33 | More by generallee
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joepais

Maine

2.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass produced a short lived head that disappeared to nothing (no lace). The brew was nice amber in color.

Not too much in the way of aroma, light sweat malts was all I got as I drank this brew. This is sweat malt tasting brew as well, no hops in it at all. A little sour not dose appear in the end. Good carbonation and light in the mouthfeel department.

This is not one I seek out again It really doesn't do much for me. It did drink real easy so you could session it but I wouldn't want to

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2009 17:57:18 | More by joepais
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BigRedN

Nebraska

2.63/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Part of a mixed 18 pack of beers (got as a gift from Sam's Club, I think).

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is amber in color with an off white head (about 1/2 inch). Head fades to a partial ring around the glass with no lacing. Pretty meh looking beer.

Smell: Nothing overly discernable, some lightly sweet caramel malt. No aromatic hop notes.

Taste: Some malty flavors (slightly sweet, some caramel, and yeasty bread). No hop notes. A bit bland.

Mouthfeel: Thin in body, light carbonation. Not overly exciting.

Drinkability: An easy drinking beer, not too exciting. When I think California Common/Steam beer I think Anchor Steam as the benchmark. This one misses by a lot.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 18:16:43 | More by BigRedN
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CMW

Missouri

2.83/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very clear copper color with little head or retention. No lacing to speak of either. I am amazed by the carbonation on this thing.

S: The malt is very present mixed with some corn smells that remind me of a macro. Slight sweetness to round things out.

T: Taste is sweeter than I expected. However, the malt flavors seem subdued.

M: Very clean and thin. Heavy carbonation is present and adds a bit ofa bite.

D: This is easy to drink, although the taste is not the best. Would be okay on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2009 01:35:54 | More by CMW
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Barbary Coast Gold Rush from Minhas Craft Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.