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Minhas Swiss Style Amber - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Minhas Swiss Style AmberMinhas Swiss Style Amber

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BA SCORE
64
poor

52 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 26.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shadow1961 on 11-17-2008)
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Photo of Flowyn82
1/5  rDev -60.2%

Flowyn82, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of TheMiser
1.15/5  rDev -54.2%

Poured into a pint glass. No freshness date on bottle. Twist-off cap.

A: Cloudy copper. Foamy head dissipates quickly. No lacing.

S: Metal. Yep, metal.

T+M: More metal plus what others have called wet cardboard. Finishes with no hops but lots of metallic aftertaste. What the hell.

O: Blech. Maybe the bottle was old. Drain pour.

TheMiser, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
1.25/5  rDev -50.2%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of ericjubeck
1.5/5  rDev -40.2%

ericjubeck, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of scaliasux
1.63/5  rDev -35.1%

Appearance - Medium gold with hints of red. Clear and bubbly. Short cream colored head; not persistent. I'd like to see a little more amber from my swiss-style amber.

Smell - Light. A little caramel malts, breadiness, hint of citrusy hops.

Taste - Sickly sweet pale to medium roasted malts. Almost like a light syrup. Might be a little citrus in the finish, but overwhelmed by the syrupy sweetness. A little watery, too. This might be my least favorite non-macro beer I've tried.

Mouthfeel - Light, watery.

Overall - Minhas has a nice tour and I'm glad they saved the Monroe, Wisconsin brewery, but this beer is pretty poor.

scaliasux, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of rpaxson19506
1.75/5  rDev -30.3%

rpaxson19506, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Strix
1.83/5  rDev -27.1%

Clear amber, basically no head.

Caramel and malt in the nose, along with an artificial cherry flavor.

Strange metallic and cardboard notes, some malt in there somewhere.

Mouthfeel thin and flat.

It's becoming quite evident this is a brewery I will be staying away from.

Strix, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
1.85/5  rDev -26.3%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a darker golden brown (but is it delicious? Ba-dum tish..) in color with thirty seconds' worth of off white foam on top, no lacing, no haze. Smells of strangely metallic bread. Kind of like a freshly baked loaf of bread with pennies stuck in the crust. Flavor is incredibly sweet, just barely shy of being cloying. I'm confused, am I drinking a malt liquor or an amber here? Hop presence is vanishingly small herbal dollops spotted here and there, finish is nothing more than a gradual die-down of the sweetness with nothing there to clip it off shorter like it ought to be. Texture is on the lighter side of medium thickness, could stand to be carbonated about 20% more aggressively. I'm not really impressed with this one.

WastingFreetime, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
1.88/5  rDev -25.1%

This beer poured out as an orange color with a quick fading white head on top. No lacing or retention on this at all. The smell of the beer is sweet there is no real hop aroma at all. The taste is very sweet, very sweet almost gross. There is no bitterness at all. The mouthfeel of the beer is decently carbonated and just very one dimensional. Overall this beer was not impressive at all to me. Avoid this one.

Knapp85, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of richkrull
2/5  rDev -20.3%

richkrull, Mar 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -20.3%

Akrat, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
2/5  rDev -20.3%

OriolesFan1008, Mar 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -20.3%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -20.3%

bicyclesnbeer, Aug 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -20.3%

barnzy78, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of JohnnyHopps
2.05/5  rDev -18.3%

For an amber ale, one might suggest it was closer to brown or tan in color. As it was poured, the ale revealed a slight head. The aroma struck my sense as a bad joke. Plainly, the aroma was reminiscent of bubble gum flavored candy. Immediately, my sense of smell alarmed me to expect something more like Zima or Smirnoff Ice. The first taste was sweet like a novelty soda. There was no hint of any ingredients of beer in the initial. As the aftertaste waned, I was almost certain I consumed soda rather than beer. Being a diet coke drinker when not drinking beer, the sweet soda-like flavor was even more off-putting.

Reading the other reviews, it is apparent that something is not quite right about this beer.

JohnnyHopps, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Hopfenpeter
2.05/5  rDev -18.3%

This will be the last beer I will ever have from this brewery for sure!
Clear amber gold in color this one had very little tan head which disappeared right away into nothing. No lacing.
The smell is of malt and sugar.
The taste was a non pleasant malt sugar mix. Nothing desire able in it.
Never again!

Hopfenpeter, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Bighuge
2.08/5  rDev -17.1%

Hazy body. Light amber tone. Little head. Even less lace. Aroma is sweet, grainy sweet, and worty. Not very inviting. After tasting this I wonder if they used any hops in this beer. Very sweet. No semblance of balance at all. A little cloying. A little syrupy. Drinkable, but not that good.

Bighuge, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of tone77
2.13/5  rDev -15.1%

The 3rd and final beer of my Minhas morning, and after the first 2 my expectations were low. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is disgusting, plastics, cough syrup, boiled veggies, blech. Feels light and yucky in the mouth and overall strike 3 for Minhas, this is the worst of the 3.

tone77, Jul 13, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

cliff1066, Dec 22, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.35/5  rDev -6.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. 5.5% ABV, no date.

A - Poured with a little gusto, this Swiss has a nice but short-lived off-white head. Decent fingers of lace from the two-finger head linger above the clear and well-carbonated light orange-amber beer.

S - Faint toasted amber malts make up most of the nose with a mild bread backbone and light corn. A lack of hops is noticeable in the aroma. Not offensive but not inviting.

T - A touch of lightly grassy hops blends poorly with a rice and corn flavored husky toasted amber malt flavor. The flavor of this beer isn't overly offensive, instead it just subtly annoys with a mild bad quality.

M - Robust carbonation gives this amber a light feeling body with a weak finish. The crispness is a decent factor to it though.

D - Sadly the story behind this beer is much more interesting than the beer itself. Once again, Minhas disappoints with something sub-par.

BeerFMAndy, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of powerss13
2.35/5  rDev -6.4%

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Mid Amber color. Not very cloudy, which for an amber is a good thing.

Smell: Good notes of the malts in the beer. Small notes of caramel.

Taste: Lighter amber taste. Not heavy at all. For an amber, I was hoping this would have a lot more character to it, but it was fairly bland.

Mouthfeel: Good feel, light and crisp. Not very hoppy and had some good notes of malts.

Overall: It was an ok beer. Definitely a beer to give a whirl, but not a beer to get excited about.

powerss13, Dec 30, 2011
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2.45/5  rDev -2.4%

330 mL bottle (odd to see this in domestic brews) poured into a pint glass.

A-Light-n'-fluffy light-tan head, 2-finger off the pour; retains decently with a pretty consistent layer. Quite clear darker-amber brew, showing some brown highlights.

S-Tasty-spicy Vienna maltiness, slightly bready-sweet with a hint of caramel. Crisp and light.

T-Drab toasty-bready malt foundation, flabby with a moderate sweetness. Hop bitterness is minimal and does not balance the malts well. Do I detect a hint of wet cardboard?

M-As I stated, kind of flabby and thinnish. Carbonation is almost medium-high, a bit too much.

D-Not terribly drinkable, in that it's not very tasty or made to style. Pretty blah, but with that, a chuggable brew.

CHSLBrew, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of twbeecher
2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

twbeecher, Jun 25, 2012
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Minhas Swiss Style Amber from Minhas Craft Brewery
64 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.