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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
61
poor

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 25.79%
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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3/5  rDev +19%

Ajlvt, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
2.13/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

BucannonXC5, Sep 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

kylehay2004, Sep 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +29%

TaylorK, Aug 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

runawaycyborg, Aug 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

TS057, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +38.9%

DuffDaddy, Jul 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

Miami66, Jul 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

Michael_DaBeers_IV, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3/5  rDev +19%
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.

TheMarkE, Jun 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, Jun 20, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Ejayz, Jun 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

BEERMILER12, Jun 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

Doogermeister, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +19%

whitealepaul, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
1.85/5  rDev -26.6%
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

RonaldTheriot, Jun 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Wedcat, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev +19%

georgiaboy8686, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +48.8%

cre83, May 16, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -30.6%

fastrodney, Apr 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

Caskaway, Apr 12, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Herky21, Mar 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

OldTime, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
2.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz can, acquired at the local Trader Joe's earlier for a whopping 67 cents. No freshness date apparent except a code on the bottom. My second review of a beer coming from a can!

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours the typical boring American adjunct lager fare. Clear piss yellow watery looking color with tons of carbonation bubbles rushing around and an artificial, chemical looking fizzy white one finger of head sticking around. Looks a lot like the Miller Lite on draft I was served yesterday at the local hillbilly watering hole. Surprisingly, the beer retained some lacing on the glass on it's way down.

S - Honestly, my first smell made me think of some really cheap whiskey, like the kind that comes in a plastic gallon bottle. Pale adjunct corn / malt follows. Not exciting to smell. Hot nail polish remover / alcohol smell is prevalent. It smells like cheap whiskey for sure.

T - Thankfully it doesn't taste as foul as it smells, though it is by no means good. Much sweeter than most other typical American adjunct lager beers I have had in the past, with a strong taste of honey in every sip. Still tastes carbonated and artificial, rather than having the smooth cleanliness and natural taste of some better lager beers (i.e. Samuel Smith's Organic Lager Beer).

M - Mouthfeel isn't bad, no real flavor to cherish and love here though. Goes down smooth enough, slight honey sugar sweetness hanging out, fair level of carbonation, and a nice light bodied feel.

I guess I can't really complain, this is a semi-above average, standard American adjunctive fare here, and nothing more. Although, I guess you kind of know what you are getting into with this one considering the bold plainness of the can and it's ironically generic name. Not a beer to take seriously in any way, but considering what it is, I would probably buy another can for 67 cents again, y'know just for sh*ts and giggles. And honestly, I'd probably go for one of these before I ever went for a Bud Light.

Minhas Name Tag Lager ---2.5/5

mfnmbvp, Feb 24, 2013
Name Tag Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
61 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.