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Name Tag Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Name Tag LagerName Tag Lager

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 26.09%
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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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

tdm168, Feb 27, 2014
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1/5  rDev -60.5%

Evoforen, Dec 28, 2013
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.

GMB, Dec 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev +18.6%

Ajlvt, Oct 01, 2013
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.

BucannonXC5, Sep 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

kylehay2004, Sep 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +28.5%

TaylorK, Aug 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20.9%

runawaycyborg, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of TS057
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

TS057, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +38.3%

DuffDaddy, Jul 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20.9%

Miami66, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Michael_DaBeers_IV
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Michael_DaBeers_IV, Jul 03, 2013
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.

TheMarkE, Jun 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20.9%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, Jun 20, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -30.8%

Ejayz, Jun 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

BEERMILER12, Jun 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Doogermeister, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +18.6%

whitealepaul, Jun 06, 2013
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.


RonaldTheriot, Jun 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Wedcat, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev +18.6%

georgiaboy8686, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +48.2%

cre83, May 16, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -30.8%

fastrodney, Apr 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -20.9%

Caskaway, Apr 12, 2013
Name Tag Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
62 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.