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Simpler Times Pilsner - Minhas Craft Brewery

Simpler Times PilsnerSimpler Times Pilsner

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BA SCORE
72
okay

191 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 191
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.48%


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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Reviews by chinchill:
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a flavorful economy brew with nice Pils hops but a slight metallic off-taste that also appears in the aroma. The mouthfeel is normal for style with plenty of carbonation.

O - with a very low cost, this beer is a somewhat good value; otherwise not recommended.

Available in cans at Trader Joes.

Serving type: can

05-29-2011 03:15:56 | More by chinchill
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Number 4 in my mystery sixer thanks to Trader Joe's. I was disappointed to see this being a can but that is okay!

A-The can is simple and looks classy (for beer).

S-Has a PBR like taste in my opinion.

T-Reminds me of PBR to some extent but I am not overly excited about this beer.

M-Same as taste. . just okay.

O-I was surprised that in the end this beer was too weak for my blood.

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Simpler times is a brand sold at Trader Joe's for $3.49 a 6-pack. An ale, a lager, and a pilsner are all offered, reviewed here is the pilsner. The pilsner pours a pale golden color, darker than straw, about the same as a Budweiser, with a nice soapy head and some satisfying lacing on the glass. A very pleasing aroma; sweet malts, grassiness, and a slightly metallic scent. The taste is very appealing, a soft graininess, cereal, sweet grass, some herbal and mineral tastes show up in the finish. I feel like this may come from the varieties of hops used and they fit nicely in the profile. A sip sits nicely in the mouth with a medium-thin body and a nice level of carbonation that doesnt over-do it. This is not a complex brew by any means, but it's more pleasant and drinkable than you would expect. A drawback is the sweetness that become somewhat cloying after several beers, but It's become my everyday session beer based on its price, availability and drinkability.

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Simpler Times Pilsner from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.