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Simpler Times Pilsner - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

213 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 124
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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59rockabilly

Kansas

3/5  rDev -2.9%

04-28-2014 21:43:16 | More by 59rockabilly
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awillick

New York

2.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I tried this out because I like Trader Joe's other products and I think they only carry quality stuff, but their beer only can be described as "passable." It has an average taste but nothing distinctive about it. Its also not as clean and crisp as a pilsner should be.

Serving type: can

04-25-2014 02:52:31 | More by awillick
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-15-2014 19:48:31 | More by LXIXME
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Berg-the-Boiler

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

03-05-2014 21:28:01 | More by Berg-the-Boiler
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -11%

03-01-2014 02:17:34 | More by tdm168
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kcrosson492

Virginia

2.68/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: can

02-28-2014 05:21:28 | More by kcrosson492
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javlin624

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.9%

12-19-2013 06:25:39 | More by javlin624
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Rast

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

12-16-2013 14:15:50 | More by Rast
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largadeer

California

1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

11-26-2013 08:30:36 | More by largadeer
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BAsbill

California

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-06-2013 05:42:57 | More by BAsbill
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RBorsato

Virginia

3/5  rDev -2.9%

10-22-2013 17:03:18 | More by RBorsato
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drsarver

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -11%

10-16-2013 01:44:27 | More by drsarver
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-14-2013 11:42:25 | More by Noelito76
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kylehay2004

Florida

3/5  rDev -2.9%

10-12-2013 17:26:36 | More by kylehay2004
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gory4d

New York

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-23-2013 16:51:38 | More by gory4d
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

09-02-2013 19:35:21 | More by Onenote81
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shawnohall

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

08-23-2013 04:29:10 | More by shawnohall
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ssgunbond

Belgium

1/5  rDev -67.6%

08-18-2013 20:00:16 | More by ssgunbond
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

07-29-2013 16:15:33 | More by DuffDaddy
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-29-2013 14:16:01 | More by cnbrown313
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Aaron_Ramson

California

3.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

07-26-2013 21:11:35 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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WizzardOfHops

California

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

07-17-2013 07:39:13 | More by WizzardOfHops
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PhotoMattT

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +29.4%

07-06-2013 19:32:12 | More by PhotoMattT
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Michael_DaBeers_IV

California

2.75/5  rDev -11%

07-03-2013 22:51:55 | More by Michael_DaBeers_IV
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irs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +29.4%

06-29-2013 20:54:15 | More by irs
Simpler Times Pilsner from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.