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Simpler Times Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
67
poor

325 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: blackie on 10-11-2008

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Photo of marzenfannm
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.]

Photo of irthesteve
1/5  rDev -65%

Photo of tdm168
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of evbro
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of Thads324
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.

Photo of GMB
2.64/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of javlin624
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of largadeer
1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of BAsbill
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Treath
2/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of drsarver
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of davegray
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of enzideout
1.25/5  rDev -56.3%

Photo of retry4z
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of OldSmaug
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of LessMyth
3.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of civicm87
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of DrewSnyc667
1/5  rDev -65%

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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

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3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of runawaycyborg
1/5  rDev -65%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.