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Simpler Times Pilsner - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

233 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 21.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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3.46/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

Overall: There is taste there, doesn't feel watered down, and is of extremely good value. Great budget buy.

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2.44/5  rDev -21.3%
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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3.85/5  rDev +24.2%
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.

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2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Simpler Times Pilsner from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.