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Name Tag Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

Name Tag LagerName Tag Lager

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BA SCORE
62
poor

162 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 26.09%


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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Ryanthebear

New York

3.2/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

At 2.99 a six-pack, I had to give this a try. This beer pours a golden yellow. The thin head dissipates quickly. The aroma was not too impressive. No hops to be found and a little stale. The taste was surprisingly sweet up front, with slight bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was light to medium. Medium carbonation. Overall, this beer is great for the price. It is many times better than anything else you can find for 50 cents a can.

Serving type: can

10-23-2011 00:48:44 | More by Ryanthebear
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2.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Minhas Brewery's Name Tag Lager pours an expectedly pale straw-yellow body. The Snow-white head falls as quickly as it rises. It leaves behind an appealing island of oily film. A few thin streams of bubbles rise steadily towards the top. Nice.

The nose is much better than most adjunct lagers. It's sweet and malty: apple and pear cider up front and just a hint of herb-ish-ness in back. I'm excited.

Alas, the taste doesn't follow suit. A heavy hand has poured in the bittering hops; the malts can't handle them, and we're left with an indefensibly bitter, slightly sour brew that doesn't do much to please. The mouthfeel is fine, but a mouth feel is only good insofar as it complements the flavor of the beer. The flavors here are so poor that they render the mouthfeel score meaningless.

I'd reach for a Name Tag lager before I picked up an American Budweiser, but I can think of a few unappealing American macro lagers that I'd reach for before picking up one of these again.

Serving type: can

12-23-2013 22:56:14 | More by GMB
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3/5  rDev +18.6%

10-01-2013 02:43:16 | More by Ajlvt
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California

2.13/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: 0.5L stein
From: Trader Joe’s is La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $3.49 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Sept. 26, 2013
Consumed: Sept. 26, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey golden clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head. Decent amount of layered foamy lacing along the sides. Above average retention on the top most of the way down.

Smelled caramel, banana, kiwi, Circus Peanuts, faint butterscotch, bubblegum, butter, grape and gloves.

Tasted like a watered down version of the smell with a gross aftertaste. Watery versions of banana, kiwi, grape, Circus Peanuts, corn, hay, bread and butter. Can’t put my finger on the aftertaste, but it’s not pleasant at all.

Light body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Watery, abrupt finish.

Very, very bad. If I didn't have another five to finish, I'd say I'd never try it again.

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09-27-2013 04:45:00 | More by BucannonXC5
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Florida

2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

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TaylorK

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +28.5%

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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -20.9%

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North Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

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2/5  rDev -20.9%

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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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California

3/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: This one looks like beer. Yellow, a little fizzy, and not much else.

Smell: Far off in the distance is the smell of corn and beer.

Taste: Sweet, grain, corn. In other words, beer.

Mouthfeel: Watery, light, with no aftertaste.

The Verdict: Meh. Another cheap beer from Trader Joe's, it's a step up from Old Milwaukee and the like but it's still a cheap beer. For the same price I'll take the much better tasting Simpler Times from TJs. This one is too thin and watery.

Serving type: can

06-20-2013 23:37:51 | More by TheMarkE
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -20.9%

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Iowa

1.75/5  rDev -30.8%

06-18-2013 03:11:33 | More by Ejayz
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Maine

2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +18.6%

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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

1.85/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Name Tag Classic Lager has a thick, white head and a bubbly, golden appearance, with some decent lacing left behind. The aroma is of a sickly-sweet grain husk, and the flavor is of sickly-sweet, dank, wet grain, foul sugars, and just the slightest bit of unpleasant and flaccid hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Name Tag Classic Lager finishes wet, dirty, and yucky. Overall, this is a bad, and almost undrinkable beer. You screwed up, Trader Joe’s! For those wanting to sample an exceptionally bad beer, this is one to check out.

RJT

Serving type: can

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3/5  rDev +18.6%

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Washington

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Name Tag Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
62 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.