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Name Tag Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Name Tag LagerName Tag Lager

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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 26.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of smcolw
1.27/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Once, when I was in seventh grade, our basement flooded during a spring rain. I was able to divert the water while my parents were still at work. As a reward, my mother offered me my first beer. Perhaps it was a Genny or a Utica Club or a Matts Lager. It was one of those thin, heavily adjuncted lagers. I drank only a quarter of it and didn't enjoy another beer until I was 23 years old. Red Oval could be that beer--corn syrupy sweet, fizzy, not a hint of hops or malt. The only thing going for it is a large head that dies slowly and a smidgen of lace on the glass. At $2.99 a six pack, one shouldn't complain, but still this one's destined for the kitchen sink.

smcolw, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
2.78/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

These aren't simple times as the Simpler Times was out of stock. Oddly, the Red Oval had an entire endcap dedicated to this new brew at a Trader Joe's in Encinitas. I was down for a single, almost thinking it was Red Stripe.

Pours a clear light straw with a thin white head. Not too carbonated yet the pour never let go of its surface cap.

Touch of Noble hops on the nose blend with some light cereal adjuncts and make for an interesting brew. Has a relatively long, albeit simple, finish. A bit earthy as it settles. I think I'll return and pony up $2.99 for a full sixer to better judge this beer. Bring on the Jacuzzi!

HalfFull, Aug 20, 2009
Photo of flexabull
3.03/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a new beer from Trader Joe's, the can says that it is brewed in Monroe Wisconsin, so let's assume it's brewed by the same folks that brew Simpler Times...

Pours a crystal clear light gold color with a nice big white head.

Aromas are of... nothing. I really detect very little here. Maybe a little hint of sweet grains, but it's faint at best.

Taste is clean, and a little bit crisp, with a subtle creamy and sweet maltiness. There is definitely some adjuncts in here too, maybe a corn like flavor.

Mouthfeel has a definite feel to it. I just think it's almost too thick for the style though. Still it's not bad.

Drinkability is pretty good for what it is. It's a flavorful lager, that might be a touch too strong or heavy. But still, with the $2.99 for a sixer price tag? Give it a shot, it's not bad.

flexabull, Aug 14, 2009
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Name Tag Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
61 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.