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Simpler Times Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Simpler Times LagerSimpler Times Lager

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291 Ratings

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 25.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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1/5  rDev -65%

06-29-2014 18:06:24 | More by Snorris
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1/5  rDev -65%

03-11-2014 21:11:04 | More by irthesteve
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1/5  rDev -65%
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

Serving type: can

02-22-2010 07:39:27 | More by MrGuinness77
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1/5  rDev -65%

08-18-2013 20:00:02 | More by ssgunbond
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1/5  rDev -65%

03-20-2012 20:16:08 | More by adrew
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1/5  rDev -65%

08-25-2013 18:21:11 | More by DrewSnyc667
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North Carolina

1/5  rDev -65%

08-22-2013 01:59:35 | More by runawaycyborg
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1/5  rDev -65%

12-30-2011 02:33:40 | More by jonstep
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1.05/5  rDev -63.3%
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.

Serving type: can

10-20-2010 00:12:10 | More by jamex
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1.08/5  rDev -62.2%
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.

Serving type: can

12-16-2011 22:55:37 | More by rekiwi
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1.15/5  rDev -59.8%
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

Serving type: can

02-07-2010 23:36:59 | More by HugePlume
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North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -56.3%

09-10-2013 02:15:52 | More by enzideout
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1.25/5  rDev -56.3%
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!

Serving type: can

11-22-2011 02:38:59 | More by AleWatcher
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1.25/5  rDev -56.3%

07-14-2012 05:38:10 | More by MathNut
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1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

06-03-2013 22:40:50 | More by bobbyr5
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1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

11-26-2013 08:27:06 | More by largadeer
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1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

02-19-2012 16:32:16 | More by beardownaz


1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

04-04-2013 04:24:19 | More by BESTIALEX
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1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

08-19-2013 13:33:46 | More by vidisad
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New Hampshire

1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

08-09-2012 00:13:25 | More by Didier
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North Carolina

1.55/5  rDev -45.8%
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!
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....

Serving type: can

07-01-2010 09:06:58 | More by idResponse
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1.58/5  rDev -44.8%
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.

Serving type: can

02-24-2014 03:43:53 | More by Thads324
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1.6/5  rDev -44.1%
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!

Serving type: can

01-13-2013 19:47:05 | More by twiggamortis420
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1.68/5  rDev -41.3%
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.

Serving type: can

05-09-2010 21:42:45 | More by aerailn
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New York

1.68/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Dark golden-yellow with copious amounts of carbonation. Head is huge and fluffy on initial pour, but quickly dissipates to practically nothing, leaving little trace of its presence on the glass.

Smell: Lightly malty, with a few twinges of hops.

Taste: Sickeningly sweet. Ugh. Liike, syrupy, sweet. A stale sweet. Like a really sugary candy past its prime. Some skunky hops keep it from being overwhelming, but this is not something I am enjoying at all.

Mouthfeel: Pretty full-bodied for a lager. Nothing clean or crisp here. its all saccharine stickiness, blegh. There is an interesting bitter aftertaste, but it seems so feeble compared to the sweetness.

Serving type: can

05-02-2012 00:44:26 | More by bwan15
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Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
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