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Simpler Times Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Simpler Times LagerSimpler Times Lager

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BA SCORE
67
poor

300 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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marzenfannm

New Mexico

3/5  rDev +4.9%

Good looking pour with substantial head and golden hue. Neutral aroma. Apply first impression. Creamy on the palate.

[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.]

03-31-2014 02:48:27 | More by marzenfannm
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irthesteve

California

1/5  rDev -65%

03-11-2014 21:11:04 | More by irthesteve
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

03-09-2014 00:13:35 | More by tdm168
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evbro

California

2/5  rDev -30.1%

03-08-2014 06:49:23 | More by evbro
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Thads324

Connecticut

1.58/5  rDev -44.8%

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.

02-24-2014 03:43:53 | More by Thads324
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GMB

Japan

2.64/5  rDev -7.7%

Minhas Craft Brewery's Simpler Times Lager pours a slightly-darker-than-pale straw body. Its snow white head rises about an inch or so before beginning a slightly-more-leisurely-than-expected fall. Pockets of small bubbles appear and disappear in the glass. The only thing that really entices me here is the oily island of head residue that caps the liquid in my glass.

The nose remains unappealing despite repeated attempts to accustom my olfactory sensors to it. Ugh. Metals up front, estery acids in back. There's some sweet steamed grainy stuff in there somewhere. Must we press on? I suppose so…

This beer tastes better than it smells, but that's not saying much. Alcohol is the main flavor. It's supported by some pleasing malty sweetness. Hops contribute a bit of oregano-like flavor. The brew is fuller and richer on the palate than most American adjuncts.

If I were at a party and the only brew available were Simpler Times lager, I'd have to be particularly in the mood to drink beer to drink one. Still, I can think of much worse representations of the style. For 50 cents, this beer was worth a try, but doubt it'd be worth a repeat visit.

12-23-2013 23:17:33 | More by GMB
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javlin624

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-19-2013 06:25:28 | More by javlin624
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2/5  rDev -30.1%

11-26-2013 09:19:33 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

11-26-2013 08:27:06 | More by largadeer
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BAsbill

California

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-06-2013 05:42:46 | More by BAsbill
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Treath

California

2/5  rDev -30.1%

First time tasting this beer. 12oz can poured into a glass mug.

A- Golden yellow. Lots of bubbles streaming up. Tiny half finger head that quickly fizzles away. Looks OK.

S- Very little scent. Fruity malts, maybe corn. Slight alcohol.

T- Fusel alcohol up front, sweet fruity malts, corn, tiny bit of grassy hops. Tastes like a true Malt Liquor. Reminds me of Steel Reserve. Aftertaste is fusel alcohol, bready malts, and grassy hops.

M- Heavier than an average lager. Leaves the mouth feeling slick. Prickly carbonation.

Drinkability- It's not as smooth as a regular AAL. It's very obviously heavier on fusel alcohol.

O- Overall, if this was recategorized as a Malt Liquor then I'd review it in a better light. It's an ok bargain beer to get drunk on. I would not want to drink it as a lawn mower beer. It's an ok drink at night beer.
It's better than the Simpler Times Pilsener.

11-02-2013 04:50:20 | More by Treath
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev +4.9%

10-31-2013 01:50:19 | More by tommy5
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drsarver

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-16-2013 01:43:07 | More by drsarver
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davegray

California

3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

10-07-2013 17:29:56 | More by davegray
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kylehay2004

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

10-04-2013 19:49:02 | More by kylehay2004
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enzideout

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -56.3%

09-10-2013 02:15:52 | More by enzideout
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retry4z

California

3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

09-06-2013 01:53:00 | More by retry4z
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

09-03-2013 00:37:19 | More by OldSmaug
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LessMyth

California

3.4/5  rDev +18.9%

A tad sweet, best cold, nice malt taste. Good for a picnic beer, day at the beach, concert in the park, or paired with a really outrageously expensive steak...

This should be compared to bud or other beers that cost less than 3 bucks for a six pack(!), not Brunch Weasel or some fancy brew.

09-02-2013 04:14:10 | More by LessMyth
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civicm87

New York

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-31-2013 13:58:31 | More by civicm87
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DrewSnyc667

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -65%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

08-23-2013 04:28:39 | More by shawnohall
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Botulizard

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +4.9%

08-23-2013 01:10:02 | More by Botulizard
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runawaycyborg

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -65%

08-22-2013 01:59:35 | More by runawaycyborg
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vidisad

California

1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

08-19-2013 13:33:46 | More by vidisad
Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.