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Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
58
awful

127 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 32.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bashiba on 11-29-2007)
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1/5  rDev -57.1%

MyMindSpray, Jun 25, 2012
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1/5  rDev -57.1%

tut2528, Apr 27, 2013
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1/5  rDev -57.1%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Tsuruchi
1.02/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

After seeing this brew on a daily basis, I decided to give it a shot. I purchased one bottle from the mix-and-match 6-pack section at Apollo West.

Upon pouring it into a glass, it looked like a cloudy pilsner. Smelled ridiculously sweet, almost like a cheap malt liquor.

After taking a sip, I was not impressed. I decided to let it warm up a bit, which did not help in the slightest. The sweetness to it is simply too overwhelming to warrant another taste. I cut my losses and tossed the remainder and thanked myself for not buying more.

Tsuruchi, Mar 05, 2008
Photo of horshack7
1.18/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Pale golden yellow with a very light haze. The head is well not to be seen after forming for a few seconds.

Aroma: Grainy, buttery, corn husk, light breadiness, lemon zest in the tail end.

Taste: Faint pear, buttery, very grainy, corn, brediness not too much in the citrus end and a slight bit of sweetness from the malts. The mouthfeel is very smooth but on the watery side.

Notes: Not very tasty quite a ways away from being a saison. Cheers.

horshack7, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Bighuge
1.2/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: Hazy light golden. Very little head. Virtually no lace. No carbonation seen in the body of the beer.

Aroma: Sweet, syrupy, grainy, worty, corny. Not much like a saison to be sure.

Taste/MF: Oh this is not good. This is just a sweet syrupy mess. Grainy. Adjuncts are very apparant. Hardly any carbonation. Go back to my comments in the aroma section: Sweet, syrupy, grainy, worty, corny.

DK: The whole experience was bad here. This makes me wonder...why is this brewery attempting a saison?

Bighuge, Mar 12, 2008
Photo of Jimboe
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of solargoat
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Jeez, I don't know what to say. I feel like a was a volunteer in a cruel medical experiment. I picked it up because it had a great gimmick, an eight pack for a six pack price. Sounded good at the time but now I have to dump out seven beers instead of five.

Poured into a pint, really cloudy, like unfiltered apple juice.
I thought at first that it was tainted or rotten, but after reading the other reviews it appears that it's just really terrible. Not much more to say about it, avoid at all cost.

solargoat, Feb 05, 2009
Photo of glid02
1.35/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Tried this from a friend's 8-pack for four dollars in Atlanta.

Wow, it's hard to really get a good feel for this beer as you just want to drink it as fast as possible - and not in a good way.

It's a cloudy champagne color, and the head disappears soon after it's poured. It smells a little fruity, but a lot like hot wings.

The taste is a little sour at first, but goes straight downhill from there. I really don't know how to explain the taste, other than just plain terrible. The aftertaste sticks around for thirty minutes and is not pleasant. There's hardly any feel to be had.

All in all this is the worst beer I can remember ever drinking. The worst part is the aftertaste that sticks with you. I see no reason why anyone would pay to drink this beer.

glid02, Jul 21, 2008
Photo of scootercrabb
1.4/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: golden yellow big white head went away quick, no lace.

Smell: very sour almost like sour milk not good.

Tast: has a light sour tast not as strong as the smell but still not good, seems to be a slight fake fruit after tast strang.

Mouthfeel: watery/no carbonation

Drinkability: Sour not something i want to drink I have 7 more and it is going down the drain, will not buy again.

on a side note i don't mind the bergoff beer that this company makes,but this is a bad saison.

scootercrabb, Aug 21, 2008
Photo of KI9A
1.43/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I can't even break this one out with the normal A S T M D. It's usless to try.

This shit was piss yellow, no head, sour--almost like putrifed fruit tasting. They call this shit a "farmhouse" ale. Tastes more like a shithouse ale. It's like maybe spoiled apple juice.? Yucko. I can't believe the brewmasters let this stuff go to packaging, and sale.

Wow. I have an 8 pack of these, 7 are left. Anyone want them? Could not get past the 2nd sip, 1st time I actually poured a beer down the drain. Tossing the remaining 7 in the trash.

Dammit, this is horrible. I am seriously wondering if these aren't spoiled. By far and away the WORST beer I have ever tried. i would be sentenced to a liefetime of Mich Ultra, than to try this shit again.

Very poor effort, Minhas. Shame.

KI9A, Nov 18, 2008
Photo of davesway10
1.48/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Wow, So I had this beer and thought "union made" I have to try this. I'm a union guy. This beer is awful, it is, i'm sorry. funny thing is, i had some non beer geek friends over and while they didn't necessarily like it they also didn't dislike it. I was floored, my dog wouldn't drink this stuff. literally, he drinks all kinds of beer. I know this. Pass on this one.

davesway10, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of scaliasux
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Appearance - Hazy but fizzy. Dull gold. Short fizzy white head. Head doesn't last long.

Smell - Yeast predominates. Sweet almost corny malt.

Taste - Quite sweet. A little bit citrus fruity - but watered down tasting. Cloying aftertaste. Not much discernible hoppiness.

Mouthfeel - Light and tingly.

Drinkability - Not an impressive beer. Unfortunately they come 8 to the 6 pack, so I've got 7 more to drink. And the commercial is pretty lame. He's about to "spot" his territory. Nice and subtle.

scaliasux, Feb 07, 2008
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1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Troville1990, Nov 15, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
Photo of Edgerrin32
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Edgerrin32, Mar 20, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

zenwatts, Jan 19, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

flasker, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of therica
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Should be called Biting Dog.

A= weak pale urine-yellowish. The last few ounces dumped from the bottle had at least an inch of beige-white sludge and looked like sewerage overflow. (check the photo I added, that's only PART of the sludge!).

S= stale malt.

T= modestly acceptable, a bit sour-grape, not much redeeming quality, some carbonation but not even enough to qualify this on the level of a gassy macro-beer. Not much to woof about.

M= a bit flat, some sour aftertaste lingering.

D= even a Lazy Mutt would find the energy to piss on this, wisely so. Good money spent on a crappy 6-pack with 2 free = 8-pack is still no savings.

therica, Jul 12, 2008
Photo of MNJR
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I really can't stand this beer. I bought it, and hated it. Then, when I was out of beer, a friend came for a BBQ with another "8 pack" so I got stuck drinking a couple more before I trudged to the store for something I could drink. OK, where to start? It smells like antifreeze, and I have never tasted antifreeze, but I'm sure this is close. Bitter with a distinct bile flavor. Sharp and pungent with a rotting lemon or sour orange aftertaste. Very grainy mouthfeel and a syrupy, clinging wash down the throat that is nearly nauseating. Very bad beer. I'd say this is the closest to undrinkable I've ever had. Salty. Caustic. Horrible. Avoid at all costs. And to think this is coming out of what used to be the venerable Joseph Huber Brewing Company. What a crime. A true insult to the beer drinking community.

MNJR, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

1Nrwyscotch, May 08, 2014
Photo of powerss13
1.53/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a very nice Duvel glass

Appearance: Cloudy light golden look. Seemed to look like it could be a decent beer.

Smell: Light notes of citrus with little other notes that I can't even name because they are so absent, your not able to put a name to them

Taste: Drinkable. I was able to drink it down, but probably will not buy again. Not a pleasant taste, but atleast not a god awful taste. There is still another beer I have had that is still the #1 beer of the worst.

Mouthfeel: Cloudy and a nuisance. Its light and you just chug it down to get rid of it.

Overall: If your looking to try just about every beer out there then try it so you can use it as an example of beers not to drink. If your just looking for a good beer to have after work and/or after other events/things then stay away.

powerss13, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.53/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Lemony gold that was crystal clear until one too many ounces snuck into the glass. A dark, murky cloud is now slowly oozing downward and is fouling the perfect clarity of the beer. The bright white head looks incredibly cheap, has the texture of your average BMC light lager (worse actually), is a thin film inside of two minutes and leaves no lace. *This* is a saison?

Smells like cider. Not sweet apple cider, but the cider/perry that used to be reviewed on this site. LMFA is sour apple-like and smells nothing like beer, much less like a farmhouse ale. This will not end well.

Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale tastes like a mixture of Bud Light, Woodchuck Cider, lemon juice and several packets of sugar. This is, by a few thousand miles, the worst saison that I've ever had and is one of the most pathetic beers of any style in recent memory.

If you desire even more specific specifics, the flavor profile includes stale grain soaked in dirty rain water, green apples, lemon juice and a shot of Karo syrup thinned with mineral water. How could this stuff have gotten by the taste testers? Gack. The bottle cap and the label read 'Man's Best Friend'. More like 'A BA's Worst Enemy'.

As if it matters, the vital statistics include: pale malt, caramel malt, Vienna malt, wheat malt, flaked barley, Galena hops, Tettnang hops, 4.82% ABV and 7 IBUs. It sure as hell doesn't taste like those ingredients came anywhere near this bottle.

The mouthfeel is exceptionally light, fades to frankly watery on the brief finish and has a decent amount of fine-gauged carbonation that does nothing to give volume to the beer. This Mutt just lays on the tongue, whimpers once and then slinks away with its tail between its legs.

Lazy Mutt Harmhouse Fail is 'the flagship brand of Minhas Craft Brewery'. Well boys, it looks like your ship is sinking. By the way, don't expect anyone with a single functioning taste bud to help bail. Horrendous is an understatement.

BuckeyeNation, Apr 14, 2008
Photo of SuperConway
1.55/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Cloudy, yellow, weak farmhouse ale look, Over carbonation (way to much), small head if any.

S: Fruity citrus and a sour smell.

T: This was nothing like a farmhouse ale and tasted more like a Miller Lite/ Schmit's mass production American Pilsner...even my wife said this tasted like a Miller (bad college flash back)! I had a hard time drinking this and i bought a 6 pack of Flying Dog Garde Dog which is a true French farmhouse ale at the same time. The packing and the writing on the the 8 pack fooled me (wish i had a smart phone to look this beer up here at the beer store first).

M: Over carbonation with not much of any taste,

D: Never again...!

Serving type: bottle

SuperConway, Feb 05, 2010
Photo of icemonkey908
1.55/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

An interesting looking 8 pack at a reasonable price. A 'farmhouse ale', what could go wrong? Beer pours very pale, yellow with a thin head that quickly dissipates. I smell this beer and I am immediately taken back. The first smell was quit offensive. I was not sure what I had gotten into. I smelled it again. Very sweet smelling. Kind of like rotten fruit mixed with molasses. I'm not too familiar with this style, but that can't be good. Taste was initially okay, but gets worse as the beer continues with a unpleasant lingering after taste. Its gonna be tough to get through all 8 of these....

icemonkey908, Apr 13, 2008
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Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
58 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.