Simpler Times Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Simpler Times LagerSimpler Times Lager

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319 Ratings

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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 182
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:
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(Beer added by: blackie on 10-11-2008)
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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

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2/5  rDev -30.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Treath
2/5  rDev -30.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -56.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of LessMyth
3.4/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

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1/5  rDev -65.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

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1/5  rDev -65.2%

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3.69/5  rDev +28.6%
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

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +39.4%

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3.26/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.