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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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tfsimpkins

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2013 18:40:58 | More by tfsimpkins
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WizzardOfHops

California

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

07-17-2013 07:38:19 | More by WizzardOfHops
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Miami66

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -30.1%

07-14-2013 01:46:05 | More by Miami66
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Wedcat

California

3/5  rDev +4.9%

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

California

3/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

06-24-2013 23:02:38 | More by Khutso
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JISurfer

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-22-2013 06:12:11 | More by JISurfer
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BucannonXC5

California

3.46/5  rDev +21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Hillcrest (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $3.49 for a 6-pack
Purchased: June 19, 2013
Consumed: June 21, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden semi-murky color with 1-2 fingers of offwhite head that parted pretty quickly. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Minimal-to-no lacing. Bad retention on the top.

Smelled a lot of different flavors, reminding me somewhat of a lager, hefeweizen, Belgian ale and a blonde. Got faint banana, sour fruit, honey, grass, ashtray, bread lemon and corn with a heavy alcohol backbone.

Tasted honey, corn, lemon grass, faint banana cloves, tropical notes, cereal and faint smoky ashtray. Somehow it all worked together.

Light body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish.

Not bad lager. Not a great one, but such a great value ($0.58 per beer). I’d probably have it again (after this 6-pack).

Serving type: can

06-22-2013 05:18:25 | More by BucannonXC5
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TheMarkE

California

3.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale gold with a rapidly dissipating head and moderate lacing.

Smell: Beer. Corn and beer.

Taste: Beer. Creamed corn and beer.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, crisp, and creamy. Slight spicy aftertaste that disappears quickly.

The Verdict: Not bad. Make no mistake, this is bargain beer ($3.99/6 pack at Trader Joe's). But if you keep that in mind, it's near the head of the class. Figure in the high ABV and you've got one of the best bargains in bargain beers.

Serving type: can

06-20-2013 23:26:54 | More by TheMarkE
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zaptone

California

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

06-18-2013 02:47:47 | More by zaptone
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3/5  rDev +4.9%

06-17-2013 05:01:36 | More by BEERMILER12
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

06-12-2013 21:21:28 | More by Amedlin18
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Simpler Times Lager has a thick, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and practically no lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of grain husk, subdued sweetness, and even a background smokiness. Taste is of sweet, lightly-roasted barley malt, with some slightly elevated hop bitterness to cut the sweetness. Mouthfeel is mostly light and watery, and Simpler Times Lager finishes semi-dry, fairly, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is a passably good beer, and I suppose it’s worth checking out.

RJT

Serving type: can

06-06-2013 14:03:39 | More by RonaldTheriot
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bobbyr5

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

06-03-2013 22:40:50 | More by bobbyr5
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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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Rusty_Pabst

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-21-2013 15:14:49 | More by Rusty_Pabst
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warpedrevolution

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

04-21-2013 01:10:45 | More by warpedrevolution
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fastrodney

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -30.1%

04-20-2013 00:42:08 | More by fastrodney
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bbluemzbeer

California

4.75/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Yellow body and good head.

Sm ell: Smell likes and malt with a blend of light hop aroma.

Taste: Crisp and clean with a sweet malty flavor and small amount oft bitterness at the end.

Moutful: Slightly thicker than expected given the lightness of color and clarity.

Overall: For around 4 dollar a six pack at traders joes beats the other beers at higher price point. At 6.2% AB this will give you some kick. This is a great session beeer. I will sure buy some more of this beer !

Serving type: can

04-15-2013 04:00:08 | More by bbluemzbeer
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ranger7

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2013 12:33:07 | More by ranger7
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wroywel

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -30.1%

04-06-2013 21:39:16 | More by wroywel
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

04-04-2013 04:24:19 | More by BESTIALEX
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scantonio

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -30.1%

04-02-2013 17:03:59 | More by scantonio
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brheuer

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +4.9%

03-24-2013 20:30:09 | More by brheuer
Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.