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Simpler Times Pilsner - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

211 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 22.08%
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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Rast

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

California

1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

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

California

3/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev -2.6%

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

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -2.6%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Belgium

1/5  rDev -67.5%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

California

3.48/5  rDev +13%
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 +13.6%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +29.9%

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

California

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +29.9%

06-29-2013 20:54:15 | More by irs
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Khutso

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2.6%

06-24-2013 23:01:28 | More by Khutso
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TheMarkE

California

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance Pale gold, with a moderate head and spare lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt, corn, and a hint of spice.

Taste: Corn, sweet malts, a hint of spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with very little aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. Another of the Trader Joe's bargain brands, it's much better than their Name Tag, but I prefer the tasty Simpler Times Lager. If you're looking for a cheap six pack of beer, it's hard to beat. Much better than any of the macro brews on the market.

Serving type: can

06-20-2013 23:23:45 | More by TheMarkE
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zaptone

California

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-18-2013 02:45:48 | More by zaptone
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JSchock7

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-12-2013 06:42:48 | More by JSchock7
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Wedcat

California

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-12-2013 01:46:32 | More by Wedcat
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pin

Australia

1/5  rDev -67.5%

06-11-2013 02:14:56 | More by pin
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McStagger

California

3.6/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

At 3.49 a sixer, what do I have to lose?

A: Poured into a tall pilsner glass. Fairly aggressive (too aggressive) pour leads to three fingers khaki head. Head is fairly light bodied and dissipates somewhat quickly. Beer itself is a couple shades darker than your standard BMC straw yellow. Clarity is still good, and carbonation is lively. Lacing is minimal.

S: Husked grain and dirty straw. Malt sweetness involved. However, does seem to be missing that corn flake element so dominant in AAL's. Bit of herbal spiciness from the hops in there as well. Still strikes me as being mass produced ala six row barley and extracts.

T: Tastes similar to that as well. Fairly subdued, crackery malt, with a shot of herbal bitterness interjected before things get flabby. Finishes dry, with a decent level of hop bitterness. Distinct sourness in the aftertaste I usually associate with Euro Pale Lagers. Almost like the rind of a granny smith apple.

M: Light bodied. The carbonation is subdued for the style. Again, more along the lines of the Euro Pale than the AAL.

O: Better than most macrobrews for literally half the price. I'll take it.

Serving type: can

06-10-2013 01:50:54 | More by McStagger
Simpler Times Pilsner from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.