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Simpler Times Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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291 Ratings

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 25.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-13-2012 23:26:14 | More by MrJolly
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

11-25-2012 21:13:04 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

09-06-2013 01:53:00 | More by retry4z
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1.25/5  rDev -56.3%

07-14-2012 05:38:10 | More by MathNut
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

07-06-2013 04:25:07 | More by Wedcat
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New York

3.65/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with retro style

App: pure gold/dark straw with a frothy white head. perfect clarity

smell: sweet corn, a touch of honey an flowers

Taste: general malty sweetness. indistinguishable but pleasant. crisp clean aftertaste associated with corn adjuncts.

crisp mouthfeel with a bit of corny film

Highly drinkable, but the 6.5% might be hefty

A great beer for 67 cents a can. A good example of a well done american adjunct lager

Serving type: can

10-12-2009 21:14:10 | More by emsroth
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3.1/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This shit is like $2.60 a 6-pack at trader joes. It was left over in my fridge after the holidays, so thought I'd review it.

Yellow and fizzy in color. Vigorous pour yields an average head. Lacing is sub par.

Very little on the nose. Metallic lager twang that american adjuncts are known for.

Very sweet. Maltiness is there, but over powered by the sweetness. Kind of odd.

It's probably the most syrupy yellow lager I've ever had.

Relatively drinkable. There is something about it that just doesn't seem right. Way too much alcohol for an adjunct lager.

Serving type: can

01-17-2011 02:47:19 | More by AWolfAtTheDoor
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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into pint glass

A: golden, translucent. 1/2 finger bright white head settles to small ring around the cap

S: subtle sweetness, apples

T: suprsingly good. Sweet up front with light malts and some honey; non-biting hop bitterness is crisp through the middle; finishes with a clean hop bitter presence mixed with tart/sweet apple flavor; ABV of 6% unnoticed which is great

M: light and crisp; very clean overall but got a little watery towards the end

D: very easy drinking adjunct lager. I have no problem with canned beered so this had no bearing. I was partially biased by the price tag, thinking now way a beer this cheap could be any good. I was wrong. Next time at trader joe's I will pick this up again and see if this can't be a great gateway beer for some of my buddies.

Serving type: can

01-08-2011 00:29:34 | More by KidsDoc
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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

06-18-2013 02:47:47 | More by zaptone
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3.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Looks like a bud. large head, little carbonation. Pale.

S-Malt, wheat. Slight hops.

T-Much better then A and S. A good tasting beer. Nothing aggresive, light yet flavorful. Malty. Good drink for the price.

M-very light.

D- easy drinking. goes down very well.

Serving type: can

06-23-2010 05:18:02 | More by dcook11
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2.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Four bucks for a sixer of canned "craft" beer? How could I not pass that up? I'm cautiously optimistic.

It pours a clear straw golden color, with a good sized lemon-tinged foamy head, which doesn't last long and leaves zero lace. Here's where it gets interesting... what are the flecks of stuff in my glass!? There are several dozen or so small pieces of something that drift around and gradually sink to the bottom. I'm all for unfiltered beer, but this is a little weird to me. Are they remnants of pelletized hops? That's my best guess, except that's the biggest statement the hops make in the beer. (if I'm correct)

Aromas are pretty faint, some sweet, lagery beer nose going on, maybe a bit of fruitiness but I'm searching here.

Taste has more going on, but nowhere near my favorite craft lagers. Simpler times has a bit more oomph in the taste department than most macro lagers I've had... Sweet malts, possibly corn and bready in the middle. Mouthfeel is slick, with an almost medium body, but the finish is a little off. It's lacking much bittering, and ends with an almost soapy aftertaste.

Well, I can't fault the price, but there isn't much in this beer to come back to. I'll drink Full Sail's Session Lager or even PBR just about any day before this.

Serving type: can

03-01-2009 04:21:44 | More by josiahschlender
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.7/5  rDev +29.4%
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.


Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 14:49:39 | More by AlCzerik
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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


1.5/5  rDev -47.6%

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2.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I have to admit, we picked up a six pack of this from Trader Joe's because it was $4.00. We figured that we could use it as a general house beer if it was of Bud Light standards. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. The beer pours very clear golden straw in color with a thick rocky white head on top and light carbonation. Aroma is crisp and light with a malty sweet behind it. It has a sharp amount of hops upfront with a smooth sweet maltiness in the drink. There's a hint of alcohol on the finish. It drinks very dry. Great for watching sports with the guys.

Serving type: can

01-23-2011 00:06:30 | More by jmvecchio1
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2/5  rDev -30.1%

07-14-2013 01:46:05 | More by Miami66
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4/5  rDev +39.9%

11-20-2011 02:21:41 | More by teyuders
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4.25/5  rDev +48.6%

11-04-2012 20:07:20 | More by drt72
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-10-2012 00:49:15 | More by theempire
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3/5  rDev +4.9%

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1/5  rDev -65%

03-11-2014 21:11:04 | More by irthesteve
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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - pours a translucent pale gold color. Not much head, appears to be fairly well carbonated.

S - cereal grains and malt on the nose. No hop character to be found here - almost sugary.

T - upfront not much taste at all, but kind of crisp and watery at the same time. The taste through the middle and back end opens up with malty sweetness and fruity flavors, but it's a cloying sweetness that I do not enjoy.

M - medium light bodied, crisp. Decent enough I suppose.

O - overall this would have been much better if that cloying sweetness could be cut down on. Or balanced with something, anything! But, then again, at $4 for a six pack, who am I to complain? When I'm broke, I will probably buy this again.

Serving type: can

09-18-2011 19:46:16 | More by lawlerj
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3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

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Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.