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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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Photo of abrethanson
2.45/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked this sixer up at TJs a couple weeks back. Let it sit in the fridge for ample time to make sure it was chilled fully before cracking open.

A: pours a crystal clear orange / copper with descent (1) finger head.

S: I have no sense of smell - but the wife seemed to think metal and urine were sufficient. She reinforced this with a, "I am not making this up." Mostly like metal.

T: For a cider this is not half bad as the taste of freshly cut apples is strong from start to finish. A tad bid of corn meal & buttery popcorn to finish off the clean crispness. Wish I had some peanut butter to mix in it. The more I drink the more apparent the metallic flavors jump out and dance around - reminds me of when the annoying drunk shows up and ruin a bad party. I Maybe they should toss some Lacto in here and call it a sour.

O: In all seriousness this is a terrible beer. But again - as a corn cider its drinkable.

Photo of 59rockabilly
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of habaceeba
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of dkeav
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Evoforen
1/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of GMB
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.

Photo of Ajlvt
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of BucannonXC5
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.

Photo of kylehay2004
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of TaylorK
3.25/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of runawaycyborg
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of TS057
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.5/5  rDev +38.3%

Photo of Miami66
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of Michael_DaBeers_IV
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TheMarkE
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.

Photo of TheZzyzxScarecrow
2/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of Ejayz
1.75/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of BEERMILER12
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Doogermeister
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of whitealepaul
3/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
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

Photo of Wedcat
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of georgiaboy8686
3/5  rDev +18.6%

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