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Simpler Times Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
67
poor

306 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

civicm87, Aug 31, 2013
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1/5  rDev -65%

DrewSnyc667, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

shawnohall, Aug 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

Botulizard, Aug 23, 2013
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1/5  rDev -65%

runawaycyborg, Aug 22, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

vidisad, Aug 19, 2013
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1/5  rDev -65%

ssgunbond, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of tripel_sSs
3.69/5  rDev +29%
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

tripel_sSs, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +39.9%

TaylorK, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.26/5  rDev +14%
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.

Aaron_Ramson, Jul 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

tfsimpkins, Jul 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

WizzardOfHops, Jul 17, 2013
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2/5  rDev -30.1%

Miami66, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

Wedcat, Jul 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

irs, Jul 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Khutso, Jun 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JISurfer, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
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).

BucannonXC5, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
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.

TheMarkE, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

zaptone, Jun 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

BEERMILER12, Jun 17, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Amedlin18, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
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

RonaldTheriot, Jun 06, 2013
Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.