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Simpler Times Pilsner - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Simpler Times PilsnerSimpler Times Pilsner

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220 Ratings

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 21.68%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of Brad007
3.85/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Found at Trader Joe's, which opened their first VT location several hours ago.

Pours a mild gold with a huge white head into my glass. It was cheap at $3.99 a six pack and two other varieties are available.

Light and easy on the nose. Bready texture.

A faint dose of hops greet the taste buds along with buttered bread. I'm not sure if it's all-grain or adjunct but it tastes very restrained.

Finishes clean too with only a touch of sweetness. Very clean.

This would make an awesome lawnmower beer. It's very easy to drink and the price is attractive. It gives me hope for the other varieties that are available.

Brad007, May 16, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

thatoneguymike, May 04, 2014
Photo of 59rockabilly
3/5  rDev -2.9%

59rockabilly, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of awillick
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.

awillick, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

LXIXME, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Berg-the-Boiler, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev -11%

tdm168, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of kcrosson492
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.

kcrosson492, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of javlin624
3/5  rDev -2.9%

javlin624, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Rast
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Rast, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of largadeer
1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

largadeer, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of BAsbill
3/5  rDev -2.9%

BAsbill, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of RBorsato
3/5  rDev -2.9%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of drsarver
2.75/5  rDev -11%

drsarver, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Noelito76, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev -2.9%

kylehay2004, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of gory4d
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

gory4d, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Onenote81
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Onenote81, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of shawnohall
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

shawnohall, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of ssgunbond
1/5  rDev -67.6%

ssgunbond, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of DuffDaddy
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

DuffDaddy, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of cnbrown313
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

cnbrown313, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Aaron_Ramson
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.

Aaron_Ramson, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of WizzardOfHops
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

WizzardOfHops, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of PhotoMattT
4/5  rDev +29.4%

PhotoMattT, Jul 06, 2013
Simpler Times Pilsner from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.