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Simpler Times Pilsner - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Simpler Times PilsnerSimpler Times Pilsner

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BA SCORE
72
okay

208 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 22.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blackie on 10-12-2008)
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AaronRed

New York

2.7/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

No real surprise here. This beer was not brewed to win any contests. It was brewed to drink on hot summer days and nights. And it does that pretty well for an amazing price.
Looked more substantial in the glas at first, but then faded to small bubbles with no head. Not much aroma- bready, corn like- but fairly smooth going down- some slight bitterness in the back of the tounge.
Overall a beer to drink when it is hot and with friends. No frills and for $3.99 a six pack at Trader Joes.

Serving type: can

08-30-2010 12:11:18 | More by AaronRed
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Better than PBR for the value; quite impressed for the price. Quite a basic pilsner taste, but there is a definite pilsner-like taste there, more so than say PBR. Typical grassy, light taste, yet pretty drinkable.

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2.44/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can into a pint glass. Picking up from earlier proceedings...

A: Pours an ever-so-slightly murky golden color. The head is about two fingers high with a white shade and excellent creaminess. Retention is alright, shockingly. A nice ring of soft lacing is left on the glass. This has a genuinely attractive look.

S: Whoa, heavy on the diacetyl. It's kind of cotton candy-like, too. There are faint traces of hops, but they're really damn mild. Really uninspired for a pilsner, but hey, at least the adjunct qualities don't come off offensively! That's good, right?

T: There is, like, an assload of butterscotch flavor to start. Unlike the Simpler Times lager, it seems like someone bothered to throw a few hops in it, but not enough. Not much of a pilsner at all - it's just too damn sweet.

M: The first thing I notice: there's actually a twinge of dryness to counter all of the beer's sweetness. Second thing I notice: this is REALLY well carbonated, almost to the point of being harsh. It's easy to drink, like all cheap lagers should aspire to be.

O: I can't hate on it for $4 a six pack. Just like its identical cousin, it's a great choice for cheap drunkery. It's just a bit crisper/drier than its aforementioned cousin, and would make a decent hot weather beer. Personally though, I'd rather drink something else.

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S-Has a PBR like taste in my opinion.

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Simpler Times Pilsner from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.