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Simpler Times Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
67
poor

304 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | 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 ThisWangsChung
2.28/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

12 oz can into a pint glass. I like to think of today as National Trader Joe's Shitty Beer day.

A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is a bit less than a finger high and white in shade, with NO retention - literally none at all. No lacing, either.

S: Let's see, I get a bit of white grape, maybe some apple (not the nasty formaldehyde-y green apple, either), and cereal grain. Hops? No. It smells extremely bland instead of horrifying - that's good I guess.

T: Holy balls is this sweet. There seems to be a fuckload of cotton candy flavor throughout. Luckily, it covers up some of the nastier notes (cooked veggies, creamed corn) fairly well. It honestly reminds me of drinking a super sweet, cheap white wine...eh, I've drank worse.

M: Heavy on the sweetness, but the finish *is* slightly dry. It's not oppressive, at least - certainly I can get it down without retching. Fairly well carbonated.

O: Not a bad malt likka. I'm pretty sure buying 6 packs of this is cheaper per oz. than buying 40's of Mickey's or OE. This one is pretty good for getting drunk on the cheap. Sure, that's ALL it's good for, but sometimes this is an important facet of life. Why blow your $10 bombers in the pursuit of drunken bastardry (bitchery if you're female) when you can just get a case of this for about 44 cents?

ThisWangsChung, May 17, 2014
Photo of 59rockabilly
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

59rockabilly, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

LXIXME, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Loco_Joe
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Loco_Joe, Apr 03, 2014
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.]

marzenfannm, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of irthesteve
1/5  rDev -65%

irthesteve, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of tdm168
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

tdm168, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of evbro
2/5  rDev -30.1%

evbro, Mar 08, 2014
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.

Thads324, Feb 24, 2014
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.

GMB, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of javlin624
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2/5  rDev -30.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of largadeer
1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

largadeer, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of BAsbill
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BAsbill, Nov 06, 2013
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.

Treath, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of tommy5
3/5  rDev +4.9%

tommy5, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of drsarver
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

drsarver, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of davegray
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

davegray, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

kylehay2004, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of enzideout
1.25/5  rDev -56.3%

enzideout, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of retry4z
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

retry4z, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of OldSmaug
3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

OldSmaug, Sep 03, 2013
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.

LessMyth, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of civicm87
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

civicm87, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of DrewSnyc667
1/5  rDev -65%

DrewSnyc667, Aug 25, 2013
Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.