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Simpler Times Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
67
poor

295 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 25.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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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GMB

Japan

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.

Serving type: can

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

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

2/5  rDev -30.1%

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

1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

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

Serving type: can

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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California

3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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

3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

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LessMyth

California

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.

Serving type: can

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

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

1/5  rDev -65%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

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

3/5  rDev +4.9%

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

1/5  rDev -65%

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tripel_sSs

New York

3.69/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

considering the price, this is a very good beer. can get a little too sweet, but it works well as a cheap beer to enjoy casually. heavier and thicker on the palate than you would expect for this kind of beer. probably the best beer i've had for under $5/six

Serving type: can

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Illinois

3/5  rDev +4.9%

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TaylorK

Virginia

4/5  rDev +39.9%

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Aaron_Ramson

California

3.26/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought a 6-pack of this along with Simpler Times pilsner at Trader Joe's for $3.49. While the pilsner was an unexpected suprise and a very quality and drinkable beer, the lager left a little to be desired. Color was very standard; golden with a foamy soapy head, and a medium mouthfeel that is thicker than Budweiser and most macro-lagers. The aroma was the metallic sour tang associated with adjunct beers; cooked rice, farm grains, acidic malts. The taste was of sweet canned corn (vegetable,sugar,iron), a little cereal, starchy white bread, a slight herbal finish with the hops which were light and barely detectable. The canned corn flavor becomes overwhelming after too many beers. Not a bad lager, similar in taste and price to macro adjunct lagers. Not really my thing, I much prefer the clean mineral taste of Simpler Times pilsner instead.

Serving type: can

07-27-2013 23:36:37 | More by Aaron_Ramson
Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.