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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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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3/5  rDev +4.9%

11-25-2012 21:13:04 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

So I walk into Trader Joe's today and see a huge display of this totally never seen before brew at a ridiculously low price ($3.99/ 6 pack of cans, a dollar more for the same in bottles). Looks like our buddies at Minhas "Craft Brewery" are now contract brewing for TJ''s. I wasn't even planning on buying any beer, but for that price I'll change my plans. Simpler Times indeed. It would have to be awfully bad to not be worth that old fashioned price.

It doesn't look or smell like much. You've got a slightly noxious, over sweet nose on top of a basic, headless yellow body. The taste is similarly laden with unnatural sweeteners but there is a tiny bit of hop bitterness and a mellow caramel note to make this cheapie somewhat palatable. The carbonation could be toned back a bit. This isn't real good but it's significantly better than most macros and you can't beat that price.

Serving type: can

10-19-2008 02:06:45 | More by daliandragon
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irs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +4.9%

07-04-2013 21:49:22 | More by irs
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3/5  rDev +4.9%

08-02-2013 01:45:18 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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tubeyes

Texas

3/5  rDev +4.9%

02-16-2013 21:16:04 | More by tubeyes
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FrizWhiz

Texas

3/5  rDev +4.9%

02-28-2013 22:56:36 | More by FrizWhiz
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev +4.9%

12-02-2012 05:12:15 | More by SocalKicks
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Falcone

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +4.9%

04-05-2012 00:54:28 | More by Falcone
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Botulizard

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Arizona

3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

WTF. 6.2% and $2.99/six pack! This stuff obviously isn't great. It's still better than Bud though and it doesn't even taste like Old English or anything. Tastes like corn which could be worse. If you're extremely broke, which I'm not too proud to admit can happen from time to time, and still want to drink some beers with your friends while you watch contact sports or pot humor movies than this is your beverage. Frat boys should consider picking this up instead of Key Light. More alcohol...cheaper...thought that could be considered slightly outside of the box.

Serving type: can

07-08-2009 01:48:56 | More by Muchosnachos
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shortkut

New York

3/5  rDev +4.9%

02-28-2012 00:41:29 | More by shortkut
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Michael_DaBeers_IV

California

3/5  rDev +4.9%

07-03-2013 22:50:59 | More by Michael_DaBeers_IV
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jumbopanda

California

3/5  rDev +4.9%

02-01-2012 04:42:34 | More by jumbopanda
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UCLABrewN84

California

3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Random streaks of lace stick to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, corn flakes, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is of sugar, grains, corn flakes, and some light fruity flavors. A very sweet taste to this one. This beer has a higher level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel but a somewhat thin body. Overall, this is an average beer but decent for the $0.50 per can price.

Serving type: can

01-21-2012 05:08:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3/5  rDev +4.9%

06-17-2013 05:01:36 | More by BEERMILER12
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MrSarge

Michigan

3/5  rDev +4.9%

01-18-2012 02:49:52 | More by MrSarge
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zestar

California

3/5  rDev +4.9%

05-31-2014 06:30:59 | More by zestar
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Loco_Joe

New York

3/5  rDev +4.9%

04-03-2014 21:13:16 | More by Loco_Joe
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efb123

California

3/5  rDev +4.9%

03-10-2012 23:02:19 | More by efb123
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Wedcat

California

3/5  rDev +4.9%

07-06-2013 04:25:07 | More by Wedcat
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marzenfannm

New Mexico

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.]

Serving type: can

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

By no means is this beer awesome, nor is it a drain pour. But at roughly 3-4 bucks for a six pack of 6.2% abv beer, it's a super value.

Sure it may not be the tastiest, but on a summer day, grab one of these and mix it with some lemonade and you have a pretty decent radler at roughly 4-5% abv for only 50-75 cents.

Serving type: can

05-22-2013 17:21:42 | More by AMW
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brheuer

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +4.9%

03-24-2013 20:30:09 | More by brheuer
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Zorro

California

3.03/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$2.99 a six-pack at Trader Joe's so you know it has to be good!

Ultra clear yellow beer with a tall white head.

Smell is malt and soda crackers with a decent noble hop scent. Mostly grassy and herbal hops with a slight lemon edge to it.

Starts out sweet with a faint hop flavor and a fairly big corn flavor right up front. Aftertaste is mostly sweet. Some cooked vegetable flavors here, but a hop bite too. Tastes like sweet Budweiser.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Not good, but not horrible either. Tastes a bit like fermentation was halted before the yeast used all the fermentable sugars. Not great but not awful either.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 02:41:41 | More by Zorro
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boneboy

Kansas

3.03/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - This beer pours a little darker than expected. The color is a clear golden yellow. The snow white head quickly vanishes.

S - Smells like a lager. The aroma is corn with a definite sweetness.

T - A fuller flavor than I would have guessed. The taste is similar to the aroma, but the sweetness is the most noticeable. The 6.2% ABV alcohol comes through in the finish with a touch of hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, leaving the tongue wet and sticky.

O - For $3.99 a six-pack, this is really impressive, and it may even edge out PBR as my favorite adjunct lager. If money were no object, it would be a while before I picked this up again. However, money is an object for me. I can find nothing offensive about this beer, and I find it better than many brews in this category. This could be great for camping, canoeing, or any occasion where a simple, cold can of beer is all that's required.

Serving type: can

07-26-2011 05:55:56 | More by boneboy
Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.