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Simpler Times Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
68
poor

313 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 25.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

bh123, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of billab914
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into my Ithaca glass. It poured golden in color with a thin, bubbly white head barely covering the top of the beer.

The aroma shows a lot of crisp fruits to it with strong apple and pear notes to it. I get some sweet, almost sugary graininess to it as well.

The taste also shows a lot of crisp fruits to it throughout. I get a little more of a balancing bitterness in the finish though, which helps a little. The apple and pear like flavors are still pretty dominant for me though.

The mouthfeel is light with carbonation being moderate. Overall, I didn't think it was that great of a beer even for the style. The crisp fruitiness and sweet, sugary flavors were just too dominant and took away from the drinkability for me. I don't think it compares favorable to other readily available beers of the style.

billab914, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of creez
3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

creez, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of adrew
1/5  rDev -65.2%

adrew, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

crob3888, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Blueribbon666
2.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes.
Pours a straw yellow into my trusty dimpled mug with a good fingers worth of head that dissipates fairly quickly w/o lacing.
Smells of sweet cereal grains, mostly corn with a slight hop smell as well as the alcohol within'
Taste/mouthfeel the aforementioned sweet grains hit first followed by a bit of hop for a crisp, yet boozy finish with the 6.2% abv very much in evidence, and despite the finger's worth of head the carbonation was mild giving the beer a medium body that could definitely work one over in the heat or sessioning. Never saw the stuff before and for $2.99 for a sixer of cans @ Trader Joe's, where I always seem to find something interesting to try, and a pretty heavy abv for the price it's definitely worth the pick up. Overall not bad, in my notes I wrote, "Like a Yuengling, minus the skunk/funk; add sweetness, abv and a Charles Shaw price."

Blueribbon666, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of efb123
3/5  rDev +4.5%

efb123, Mar 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

milkbone_underwear, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of brewcore
2.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A: Light gold in color. Yields a one finger white head. Not many bubbles rising. Good lacing.

S: I believe they claim this beer does not use adjuncts but the taste still comes across as cereal grains, primarily corn. Dry wine aroma. Very interesting for the style.

T: Similar to many other adjunct lagers with maybe a little more cereal sweetness. Very faint citrus hops.

M: Big body for the style, but not so much to affect drinkability. Moderate carbonation.

O: Great beer for the price. Good to have in stock for "in-home" consumption but will not find a place in the cooler as my "boat beer" or "lawnmower beer." It's just a little too sweet and full bodied for a hot day.

brewcore, Mar 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -30.3%

carrollmel7, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of AlCzerik
3.7/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a great beer for the money, and it also very convenient because it comes in a can.

Appearance: Its an American Lager. I think you know what you are getting here.

Smell: See above.

Taste: It is a little on the sweet side, even for an American lager, but for the hooch that you are getting out of it....well worth it.

Overall: GREAT BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.

AlCzerik, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

shortkut, Feb 28, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

beardownaz, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this American Adjunct Lager from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Poured a clear golden color, produced a nice white head, average retention, it did not produce any lacing on the glass. The aroma was very week, fresh with only a slight hint of grain. Base of grainy malt, this lager is light in body, clean with some bitter hop flavor. Produces a semi-dry finish. At 6.2% ALV, I would say its a cut above the macro brewed light lagers. Prost!

GossageBrewery, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of SpenceLillywhite
4/5  rDev +39.4%

SpenceLillywhite, Feb 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

jumbopanda, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of elgiacomo
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can, unknown date. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy light amber/gold with a small white head that disappears pretty quick leaving only a faint cap and ring.

Aroma is sweet corn and grain, faint hay and herbal hops.

Flavor is sweet grains, corn, a bit of grassy/citrus hops on the finish. Quite sweet, minimal bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is a hair above light bodied, a touch sticky with fair carbonation.

Doing this back-to-back with thier Pilsner and I definitely like the Pils better. This one is sweeter with less balance and overall aroma and flavor. Appearance and Mouthfeel also don’t stack up to the Pils. Still, for a dirt-cheap lager this is better than the macros.

elgiacomo, Jan 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev +4.5%

MrSarge, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +22%

dmquinn, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +22%

grantino9, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.98/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear yellow color with a white head that thinned to a ring.

S - grainy with light grassy hops in the background.

T - mostly sweet grainy taste with just a hint of bitterness towards the finish.

F - medium bodied with decent carbonation.

O - just another average AAL.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

josssmith, Jan 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -65.2%

jonstep, Dec 30, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

pgofman, Dec 22, 2011
Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
68 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.