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Name Tag Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Name Tag LagerName Tag Lager

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BA SCORE
62
poor

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 25.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: flexabull on 08-14-2009)
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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev +18.6%

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3/5  rDev +18.6%

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1.95/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear gold with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, sugar, and some corn aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, sugar, and frosted corn flake flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of grain bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that is extremely sweet and tastes almost exactly like frosted corn flakes cereal.

Serving type: can.

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3.75/5  rDev +48.2%

Crisp, refreshing, and flavorful. Quite nice.

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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -40.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

I found this at Trader Joe's for a pretty good price, and the graphics were sorta amusing in the old 70's generic "BEER" can kinda way, so why not give it a shot. My can said "Name Tag" instead of the "Red Oval" pictured.
Looks pretty standard for a "lager". Gold, with a quickly evaporating head and lots of bubbles racing their way to the top.
Smells a bit of toasty malt and some apple/pear fruitiness.
Rather sweet in the flavor. Reminds me a bit of some of those strong Polish lagers like Tatra and Zywiec, except this one can't boast 6-8% abv. Those also taste cleaner with more hop flavor in the finish, and are generally enjoyable to drink. This one has a rather assertive, artificial generifruit gummy candy or jellybean fruitiness in the finish and no hops to balance things out. Not particularly dry, and weak in mouthfeel and body. The first couple sips were ok, but I'm wishing I didn't have 5 more of these to drink. The carbonation starts out very lively, but gets fairly flat about halfway through, and you're stuck with something akin to a less than great apple cider. Definitely the worst beer I've had in a while.

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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising fairly quickly from the bottom of the glass as well as some faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy sudsy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet corn and grain adjunct malts and a very light amount of floral hops. Maybe a touch of rice adjunct malts as well.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet corn and grain adjunct malts with a very light presence of rice adjunct malts. There is a very light flavor of floral hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness that lingers for a while but with a slight chemically aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Again, not a bad AAL/American Pale Lager but certainly not an interesting beer. Slight chemical flavors in the aftertaste. Easy enough to drink, best served ice cold.

Photo of stevoj
2.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bought as "Name Tag" from Trader Joe’s. Pours clear pale golden, with thin white head. Sweet malt, and corn on the aroma, taste is pure sweet grains, with a fading sweet finish. Finishes fast. Somewhat watery mouth feel. A pale lager through and through, but refreshing on these hot summer days.

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2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -30.8%

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2/5  rDev -20.9%

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1/5  rDev -60.5%

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3/5  rDev +18.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
1.45/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clearish golden color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade and crap retention. No lacing is left behind.

S: Umm...what is this? It smells oddly nutty. Come to think about it, it's really butterscotchy too. Some of the cereal grain notes are relatively well concealed, at least. There isn't much good to say about the nose, mainly because it smells like it will lead into a pure, unbridled tastebud terror.

T: Oh my god, it does. It features the massive cotton candy sweetness of the Simpler Times lager I had earlier, but somehow worse. Now it hit me - it's a diacetyl bomb that someone dumped five year old Werther's Originals into. The only reason I'm not giving it a one because it doesn't fall into the "bad flavor and no flavor at the same time" pratfall...it just has a shitload of bad flavor.

M: Heavy and super sweet - I don't want to drink this crap anymore, quite frankly. Moderate carbonation.

O: After the first two lagers from TJ ended up being not terrible, it kind of gave me hope for the others. Too bad two okayish lagers would lead into two horrid ones. I'll give the slight edge to this over the Trader Jose crap, but only just. They're both easy drainpours either way.

Photo of wilfonzo
4/5  rDev +58.1%

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Name Tag Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
62 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.