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Simpler Times Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
67
poor

291 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 25.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blackie on 10-11-2008)
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bbluemzbeer

California

4.75/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Yellow body and good head.

Sm ell: Smell likes and malt with a blend of light hop aroma.

Taste: Crisp and clean with a sweet malty flavor and small amount oft bitterness at the end.

Moutful: Slightly thicker than expected given the lightness of color and clarity.

Overall: For around 4 dollar a six pack at traders joes beats the other beers at higher price point. At 6.2% AB this will give you some kick. This is a great session beeer. I will sure buy some more of this beer !

Serving type: can

04-15-2013 04:00:08 | More by bbluemzbeer
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cdkrenz

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice think pour to a golden body. The head is white and stands about a half in tall before fading away at a medium pace.

S - The scent is firm and malt with a hint of orange and alcohol.

T - This lager is very good. The flavor is well rounded with spectacular malts.

M - The feel starts out a bit coarse but quickly levels and spreads in a soothing coat throughout my mouth. I really don't know of a way this feel could be better.

~ I'm obviously very impressed with this brew. I beleive it to be the best all around lager I've ever had the luxury to enjoy. My thanks to my hard working, intelligent and of course beautiful wife.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 02:00:22 | More by cdkrenz
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Mosstrooper

California

4.4/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz can into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, pale straw color with a fairly large white head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind no lace.

Smell: Sweet apple is predominant, along with butter and grains.

Taste: Begins with a sweet buttery flavor, finishing with sweet/tart green apple. The finish also reveals mild grainy flavors and very very slight hop flavors.

Mouthfeel: Light body with crisp carbonation and a very clean, refreshing finish.

Drinkability: As an overall beer, this is largely average. However, this is an adjunct lager and, unlike most adjunct lager, this one has a decent amount of flavor (I especially like the tartness at the end). This is a very easy drinker, it's extremely refreshing, and it's dirt cheap. At only $3.99 for a sixer here in NYC, it's well worth having around. With a 6.5% ABV, this also packs a decent punch.

Again, not necessarily a great as an overall beer, but this is excellent for its style.

Serving type: can

08-19-2010 01:13:46 | More by Mosstrooper
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drt72

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +48.6%

11-04-2012 20:07:20 | More by drt72
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mschofield

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think this is excellent for the style. Is it the best beer ever - No. Is it the best American style lager .. maybe.

Pours a dark gold with a stark white head. If anything it is a little too dark for the style.

Aroma is grainy, a nice lager aroma. Clean, grain, if this was a blind tasting I might guess Hellesbock.

The taste is what I expected from the aroma. Clean, grainy, there is some hop presence and the finish is sweet.

Full bodied for the style. Finishes sweet. A bit too big, and definitely too sweet for the style.

It doesn't quite hit the styl. But thats because it is a little bigger and better in each category. Plus I think a 6 pack of cans was $4.
I can see myself buying a lot of this for summer BBQs and yardwork.

Serving type: can

03-04-2009 21:16:06 | More by mschofield
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jheberle

Ohio

4/5  rDev +39.9%

06-18-2012 16:29:02 | More by jheberle
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teyuders

Ohio

4/5  rDev +39.9%

11-20-2011 02:21:41 | More by teyuders
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TaylorK

Virginia

4/5  rDev +39.9%

07-30-2013 23:39:05 | More by TaylorK
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josssmith

Arizona

4/5  rDev +39.9%

01-05-2012 21:41:22 | More by josssmith
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SpenceLillywhite

California

4/5  rDev +39.9%

02-07-2012 04:39:16 | More by SpenceLillywhite
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y2korey

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +39.9%

11-25-2011 20:03:48 | More by y2korey
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pikachupikachu


4/5  rDev +39.9%

09-06-2012 21:23:25 | More by pikachupikachu
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Mooch273

California

3.93/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden yellow body that poured watery creating a temporary foam of large carbonation bubbles that dissipated quickly.

A: Slightly metallic with a blend of light hop aroma.

T: Crisp and clean with a sweet malty flavor and slightest bitterness on the tail end.

M: Slightly thicker than expected given the lightness of color and clarity.

D: At 6.2% ABV, this is a winner in my book. Quite flavorful and a step up from the commercialized majors who dominate the market.

Serving type: can

10-17-2010 21:59:46 | More by Mooch273
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can time. Poured into a tulip to give it the illusion of quality. Beer is yellow and forms a nice head with lacing, moderately carbonated and completely clear. Looks nice.

Aroma is weak but sweet.

Beer is light in body and quite good. Its sweet and has an appropriate level of carbonation in the mouth. Finishes cleanly. Its a really good beer, seriously. If I had to have an American Adjunct lager, this would probably be it.

Serving type: can

10-15-2010 01:50:34 | More by drabmuh
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yupitsmeadam

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bought this beer at TJ's for $3.99 for a sixer...cans.

poured the beer out into a tall beer glass. lots of carbonation initially produces a lot of head. color is dark amber.

smells like cereal or corn. not horrible.

tastes sweet on the onset...almost like malt liquor. can definately taste the corn everyone who has reviewed this is talking about. however it is easy to drink...for my taste anyway. i can see myself drinking quite a few of these.

it has a full mouthfeel for the style. not watered down at all.

good drinkability. it is smooth and you can't really taste the 6.2 % ABV.

overall, it is a great value at $3.99 for six cans. it is not the best beer but a great session beer at a fantastic price! nothing more, nothing less...

Serving type: can

08-27-2009 04:36:50 | More by yupitsmeadam
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can purchased at Trader Joe's in Portland, ME. Pours a yellow body with a half inch of short-lived off-white head. Smells very bready with just the slightest hint of cooked vegetable. Bready flavor with very little else going on, maybe some yeasty or DMS notes but only ever so slightly. Clean finish. On the lighter side of medium-bodied with ample carbonation. Wow. Middle of the road, sure. Simple enough. But refreshing and the pleasant bready flavor with little else competing with it sets this beer apart. I would definitely get this again. Really good.

Serving type: can

12-04-2011 00:49:00 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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foggymountainman

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Impulse Buy at Trader Joes, can's for $3.99. all in all... pretty delicious. as an Ale man, i find this little morsel quite delectable, and over many macros, rich. not much head to speak of, but i can get around that. a nice golden/amber look, but not much to mention. a reverberant taste, that sticks around, but doesn't overstays its welcome. a sterling brew. one of the better impulse buys, for me... but i don't want to speak too soon. at 6.2%, you can't wag you finger too much, and at the nice price, its a value beyond most. Simpler Times Lager, why not beer in a can. as far as drinkability, i could drink many of these, repeatedly. its nice that you can get the sixer in cans and after one, just loop them in your belt. a welcome change of pace for me, get them for a god price.

keep in mind, this is a lager, and it rates high in spite of the bias.

Serving type: can

01-26-2009 05:36:58 | More by foggymountainman
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srrn

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Deeper gold/honey color than is usual for the style. Fizzy thick head, but this quickly goes to nothing with no lace.

S: is pleasant and exactly like any other macro, light with malts and maybe a bit of corn.

T: at this price it is near perfect. Smooth easy drinking. There is not enough carbonation to offset the malt sweetness. There is a bit of 'pepper' I think from the alcohol but no heat.

M: full and rich, very nice and better than any other lager I've had.

D: The sweetness is a bit much, needs more carbonation.

All in all a winner.

Okay I'm not altering my initial impression, but on further tasting it reminds me of a plain old malt liqour. I must've been thirsty that day. closer to a C rating I guess, kind of an off taste.

Serving type: can

11-06-2008 02:46:45 | More by srrn
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beertunes

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 12oz glass. Poured with a thick, white head of tight bubbles. Head lasted a little longer than I expected, but still dissipated in less than 2 minutes. Minimal lacing. A bright, clear, yellow color. Slightly grainy aroma. A crisp, clean flavor with nothing really standing out. Smooth body is typical for the style, to say, thin. Very drinkable. If you're in the mood for this style beer, this beer would be a great choice. This is what is called lawnmower beer, when you just need a quick refresher. A 6pack is only $4 at TJs so it'll be easy to keep a couple sixers around for your favorite BMC drinkers.

Serving type: can

02-08-2009 16:29:18 | More by beertunes
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crob3888

California

3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

03-18-2012 20:14:58 | More by crob3888
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

03-10-2012 21:56:00 | More by milkbone_underwear
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brureview

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pleasantly surprised after opening a can of this beer which
I bought at Trader Joes several months ago.

I was expecting a mediocre adjunct lager with a dull taste.

The beer poured an attractive light copper color with little head.

The smell was a very faint corn, but later changed to a nice fruit smell with warming.

The carbonation is mild.

The taste was surprising. Quite good. A vibrant light fruit taste which makes this a decent summer or light lager beer.

It's a decent beer and I agree with the Bros rating. Certainly better than the vast majority of the adjunct lagers available on the market. It's supposedly a craft beer as stated on the can- and I would agree.

Serving type: can

07-16-2012 02:24:18 | More by brureview
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Maximusmaximus

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

03-09-2013 23:51:58 | More by Maximusmaximus
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creez

California

3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

03-20-2012 23:21:18 | More by creez
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

10-05-2012 23:05:08 | More by mattparsons
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Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.