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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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Photo of MNmurray
3.5/5  rDev +50.2%

MNmurray, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
2.75/5  rDev +18%

Kunstman, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of rpaxson19506
3/5  rDev +28.8%

rpaxson19506, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of dubmax
2/5  rDev -14.2%

dubmax, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of cliff1066
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

cliff1066, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
2.75/5  rDev +18%

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 11, 2012
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 dtvanriper
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

dtvanriper, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Brenden
2.73/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I don't know where this came from, since I don't think Minhas even distributes to the state much less Toledo; here it is regardless, so why not?

It looks unfiltered, with a deep haze set into a pale yellow brew. Busy carbonation keeps up a head that struggles and would be lost without it, and spotting is left somewhat weakly but amply enough here and there.
This beer is a bit weak, lacking depth as though the interpretation of a light style is to make it weaker. There's not much to it besides a lame base of pale malts, some dusty earth and a bit of lemon. I can't say the sweetness isn't interesting. Unfortunately, there's nothing either Belgian or Farmhouse about this beer.
Interestingly, for such a weak beer and lacking character, the feel almost reaches what it ought to be. Crispness is a little too hard as the carbonation required to keep anything going bites too hard, but there's a smoothness under it that makes it flow well besides that.

Brenden, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Jimboe
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Ilikebeer2
2.75/5  rDev +18%

Ilikebeer2, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
1.6/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This poured out as a slightly hazy looking yellow color with a quick fading white head on top. The smell of the beer gives off some slight aromas of fresh grains and some malt sweetness. The taste of the beer is very one dimensional, it's grainy upfront and then settles into a pure wheat malt finish... no bitterness at all, no spice notes or funk, nothing that symbolizes a "Farmhouse Ale". The mouthfeel is thin and doesn't give off any forms of complexity. Overall this really shouldn't be called a Farmhouse Ale, I understand why they call it that but it's not actually that at all. This should be considered more of just a basic wheat beer instead.

Knapp85, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of angelisauce
4/5  rDev +71.7%

angelisauce, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
2.18/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer poured a hazy light gold and did not produce much head.
The little head there was disappeared imidiately. No lacing.
No distinct smell, maybe some malt.
Taste is very plain. Mostly malt, some lemon flavor, yet I cannot make out any hop character.
Not much more to this poor brew.

Hopfenpeter, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of birchstick
3.25/5  rDev +39.5%

birchstick, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +71.7%

tyleeis, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of tone77
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I picked up 3 varieties of Minhas beers last week so I will be having a Minhas morning today to kick off my weekend. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit musty, some medicinal odor. Taste is yuck, an off metallic taste, some cough syrup, maybe a touch of plastic. WTF? Feels light in the mouth and overall is the worst beer of this style that I have ever had.

tone77, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of Flowyn82
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

Flowyn82, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of HalfFull
2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An odd 11.16 oz. twist off bottle poured into a wine glass. Pours golden with a light haze. A thin cap hits the hills in about 20 seconds.

Nose of neutral cereal with a hint of sweet yeast note. Not much aroma and no notable hop presence. Yeast notes are quite subtle as well.

Flavor again of pale malts with a bit of lemon oil though the lemon seems to be as much additive as hop driven.

Feel is a bit flat as the carbonation is rather light to begin with, fizzing out of the liquid too quickly.

Overall a bust with minimal yeast and farmhouse notes. Not really too far from Simpler Times though a bit drier on the finish. Improves just a touch with some warming as for yeast presence.

HalfFull, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Strix
1.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Slightly cloudy yellow, head disappears entirely.

Predominately corn in the nose, with a musty note.

Bleh. Sweet sweet corn, band-aid, and metal. I've never tasted bleach, but I'm getting a chlorine note also.

Mouthfeel thin, flat.

What the hell goes on at this brewery and how can homebrewers around the world put them to shame? Avoid at all costs.

Strix, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of MyMindSpray
1/5  rDev -57.1%

MyMindSpray, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of dlin0sbb
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

dlin0sbb, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev +71.7%

jaidenjb, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.18/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy yellow body with a lumpy white head that last a good bit and a sea of swirling bubbles to support it.

S- The soft sweetness is very clean with a cooked corn aroma that grows stronger with each sip.

T- The slightly sweet big cooked corn DMS is only challenged by the watery taste before the dry finish. The corn note lingers.

M- The medium light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer has lots of corn flavor and watery flavors but nothing else. There is no yeast character or hop character and it was hard to get through the whole 12 oz.

rhoadsrage, May 02, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +60.9%

MarkyMOD, Apr 27, 2012
Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
58 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.