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Simpler Times Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
68
poor

317 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 25.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
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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Photo of Snorris
1/5  rDev -65.2%

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1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of MrGuinness77
1/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance - looks completely disgusting out of the can

Smell - smells like cheap alcohol mixed with windex

Taste - very bitter and filled with chemicals

Mouthfeel - the windex taste fills more & more with each sip

Drinkability - absolutely not. never again

Photo of ssgunbond
1/5  rDev -65.2%

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1/5  rDev -65.2%

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1/5  rDev -65.2%

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1/5  rDev -65.2%

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1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of jamex
1.05/5  rDev -63.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Some "friend" of mine told me that this stuff was pretty decent for the (very) low price. So I picked some up for I believe $1.99/six-pack. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A) Putrid yellow.
S) An overpowering yet sickly sweet upchuck of malt. Very cheap tasting, and not in a good college-memory way but rather the opposite.
T) Picture yourself hunched over a rusty, metal trashcan. You've already vomited up most of the swill, but there's those really deep heaves that still bring up all that bile and pre-dung taste. Grab a sample of that concoction and you've got Simpler Times.
M) So disgustingly buttery and malty that you nearly pray for Bill and Ted to appear in their phone-booth, take you back about 5 minutes, and beat you senseless as to avoid consuming this devil liquid.
D) Let's put it this way; after attempting to drink this beer on two separate occasions, I let my kids make (supervised) "potions" from this crap. Besides, it seems there would be no way to make this beer any worse.

By the far the worst beer I ever consumed, taking the reign away from Schlitz.

More amazing is that some of these reviewers rated this beer the same or higher than Wipeout IPA and A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale. WTF.

Photo of rekiwi
1.08/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sweet. Way, way too sweet. Vegetal boiled corn and very coarse carbonation overwhelms any other flavor or aroma. I poured the first can into a pint glass. I should've tossed the rest, but I'm cheap and drank the last two from the can to try and blunt the experience. Halfway through my first can I started to gag a little after a pull. I know this sounds melodramatic, but it was just bad. My wife agreed. It took the two of us a week to get through the six pack.

Photo of HugePlume
1.15/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12oz can poured into a pint.

A- Pale yellow with heavy foamy head.

S- Awful. This is easily the worst beer I have ever had. Smells like weak pancake batter mixed with windex and cheap high alcohol wine.

T- Unbearable. Very skunky flavor with no malt character. The windex taste is overpowering. Im amazed anyone could finish a six pack.

M- Well carbonated but somehow feels chalky.

D- undrinkable

Photo of enzideout
1.25/5  rDev -56.4%

Photo of AleWatcher
1.25/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Can into pint.
Grabbed a mix-n-match 6 pack of tickable cans from Trader Joe's...

Very clear dark yellowy golden body with a huge 3 finger beige head. Wait, make that two finger, no one... Well shit. A thin film of beige bubbles is all that's left. No lace.
Little notes of lemony citrus hops come through, but are barely noticed above the massive sweetness of cereal-like grains and notes of boiled sweet corn.
The flavor is very sweet... Way too sweet in fact. The finish is even sweet, and that's bad in a lager-- the crisp clean finish of a cheap lager is one of it's selling points for me, and this hath failed.

Body is syrupy and heavy feeling.

Overall-- no thanks. This is poor, even in terms of representing the style!

Photo of MathNut
1.25/5  rDev -56.4%

Photo of bobbyr5
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of largadeer
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of idResponse
1.55/5  rDev -46%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I want a cheap beer that will do me good.
This looks like a good match!
Oh god... it kinda smells funky...
OH god! OH GROSS! It totally reminds me of Steel Reserve, only with less alcohol!
OH yuck! Get this out of my mouth!
NASTY!
Why would anyone buy this swill when for a buck less I can get the awesome tasting RED OVAL!

Seriously, do not bother with this....

Photo of Thads324
1.58/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Pours a basic yellow. Fizzy white head that dissipates very quickly. Little lacing
Smells much like a fruity estery mess. Grain husks and creamed corn. Gross
Taste is right along with the smell. It's like drinking creamed corn juice that's been rotting for a few days. Awful overly sweet mess.
Undrinkable from the flavor. Medium body, fizzy complexion.

Never again.

Photo of twiggamortis420
1.6/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can pours a mostly clear gold color with an ample cap of white head. Surprisingly un-fizzy and sits around a good while. A few smattering of lace.

Nose is not very appealing. grainy, corn-esque malt and fusel alcohol notes with no hop aroma make for a very pathetic smelling beer.

Green apple grains with rough alcohol. Really not much else to describe this one, I have had many 40's that have destroyed this in the flavor department. This is waaay nasty; Grimace-inducing on the very first sip. Dont think I will make it very far into this one, it will definitely be a drain pour...its just a matter of how much of it I can hold down!

Photo of aerailn
1.68/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's been too long since I've had Milwaukee's Best or Natty Light to accurately remember whether or not this tastes better or worse. I think it's a little better. Anyway, how else can you get just a 6 pack for $3.99? It actually wouldn't taste so bad if it weren't for this after taste of a tin and gin (or something awful like that) amalgam.

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Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.