Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale - Minhas Craft Brewery
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1.18/5 rDev -48.7%
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.
10-14-2012 23:44:05 | More by horshack7
2.73/5 rDev +18.7%
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.
10-09-2012 17:01:14 | More by Brenden
1.6/5 rDev -30.4%
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.
09-28-2012 16:53:53 | More by Knapp85
2.18/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
08-16-2012 01:41:30 | More by Hopfenpeter
2.5/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
07-13-2012 20:27:00 | More by tone77
2/5 rDev -13%
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.
07-04-2012 04:52:22 | More by HalfFull
1.73/5 rDev -24.8%
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.
06-29-2012 02:09:13 | More by Strix
2.18/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
05-02-2012 19:51:57 | More by rhoadsrage
1.7/5 rDev -26.1%
Bottle to glass. Chilled.
Appearance: the nice golden color is spot on, but that may be the best feature of this beer. Minimal lacing, quickly dissipates. Cloudy, but not too cloudy for the style. No sediment, etc.
Smell: faint hay/wheat with a few notes of corn... really lacking in this area.
Taste: You may grab some wheat or corn on the back-end, but up front, there's little. Bitterness is below average for a saison, but the sweetness isn't far off.
Overall comments: the beer is drinkable on a hot day in the middle of the summer, when light and cold are positive attributes. Even then, there are much better contenders in that category. This really lacks many of the hallmark qualities of a solid farmhouse. I wouldn't buy again, nor would I recommend to a friend.
04-15-2012 18:04:00 | More by mlm_mn
Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
58 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.