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Boxer Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Reviews: 36
Hads: 109
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 27.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: biggred1 on 09-25-2010

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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 109
Photo of Bis4beer70
2/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like soap
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soap an then more soap and then right after that it also tastes just like soap...
Hamms is better for cheap stuff. (166 characters)

Photo of ridethewalrus
3.1/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this beer on impulse from the liquor store across the street, The price point was 2 for $1, this was a low risk high reward situation. I found this beer tasted rather inoffensive, by the time I downed the first beer the next thing I knew I was polishing off the next one. (280 characters)

Photo of pflfantasy
1.36/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I, too, was lured in by the $13.40 for 36 cans price -- cheapest per fl. oz. I think I had ever seen. And I have no problem with a "just get wasted" beer, having glugged Schaefer and Schmidt in college -- though that was long ago and isn't the main purpose anymore. I don't drink to get bombed any longer. That said, when is this "just get wasted" beer going to give me so much as a buzz? Memorial Day Sunday, I think I could have chugged all 36 cans in rapid succession and not suffered so much as a mild-buzz headache. Water overloadl poisoning maybe. Was the 4.2% alcohol content before or after dumping the vat of water into the mix??? As for taste, can't comment on something that has none. If I wanted Aquafina, I would have bought it. (741 characters)

Photo of camdaley
2.35/5  rDev -10.3%

If your aim is just to get wasted, this beer works fine (one of the cheapest beers you can buy where I live). Too sweet overall, but I'd probably take it over Budweiser... (171 characters)

Photo of Gobearswalter34
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Yeah, not the greatest but wish this was around in college. $8 for a 36 pack and it's not horrible. I would drink this over us macros. Brewery is a tub place to visit. (170 characters)

Photo of dutchbagel
1.97/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

This is the worst beer i've ever had, the initial taste is like rotting bananas and the after taste like rotting pears, just absolutely atrocious. I paid around 8.50 for a 8 pack and it still wasn't worth the price.
Nothing good about this beer, other than the alcohol. (270 characters)

Photo of dschaff
3.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've gone through a lot of these, and for 12.99 for 36 cans,it's hard to beat. My secret to enjoying this beer, is to pour two of them, (almost) into a large German beer mug, and squeeze in half of a lime, with a lime juicer. It's probably better than Corona, and being canned, isn't light struck. (297 characters)

Photo of scaliasux
2.12/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - Light gold. Clear and bubbly. Reasonably tall foamy white head. Good retention for style.

Smell - Light. Mainly corn and sugar.

Taste - Vague, artificial-tasting sweetness. A little like sugared corn. And not in a good way. I guess it's not especially off-style, but the flavor is somewhat off-putting.

Mouthfeel - Light and fizzy.

Overall - In a style designed to not offend, this one offends. Corn dominates, dehanced by the trademark Minhas over-sweetness. If you need to drink this for drunkenness attaining purposes, keep it in the can and avoid giving it your attention. (593 characters)

Photo of Noxious26
2.71/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had this at Regina Fesitv-Ale on Jan 31st. 4 oz sampler.

This was better than I was expecting. Clear golden colour with white head.

Grainy and slightly sweet aroma.

Taste mirrors the aroma. Grainy with some light sweetness. Simple and straight forward.

Not bad, but not good either. (287 characters)

Photo of ZAP
2.38/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pale golden color....begins with rich aromas of caramel apple pie, roasted nuts, brown sugar, and indian spices..then deeper in delicate aromas of orange honey, and a herbed flat bread-like malt which is followed by aroma's of burning cigar embers, peat, and honey roasted nuts....provides a bold round entry to a dryish full body and lingering tobacco, herbal moss, and a honeyed cracker fade with a deft touch of astringent citrus hops.

The taste is rich, velvety and smooth..mildly sweet with chocolate covered espresso accents..Also smoked pepper, baked cherry and rye toast notes evident in abundance with smaller notes of soda noodles, lime starfruit candy, light mollasses, and dried citrus.

Finishes with a prickly pepper and roasted grain-accented fade.

Otherwise pretty unmemorable. (795 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
2.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer quickly. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Sweet cereal grains and grassy hops. Very standard.

Taste: Really not much going on here. Sweet and generic. Can't really decide if it's cereal or grain.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, somewhat enjoyable, lacking flavor, medium carbonation, medium bodied, and too easy to drink.

Overall: Not sure if I'll be getting this one again. Extremely generic, but wasn't expecting much by the style of this beer. Gone in 4 sips and not too enjoyable. (709 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grain, light caramelized malts and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a thin malt character and flavors of grain and adjuncts. The hops presence is extremely mild but there is some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good rep of a lackluster style. There are certainly several worse beers in the style that I’ve had compared to this one. For an inexpensive swill beer it’s not a bad choice. (785 characters)

Photo of BigBry
2/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

More cans for the collection, luckily I found a couple singles in the bargain bin.
Clear, yellow color, little head that was instantly gone and therefore no lace.
Slightly sour, wet vegetable smell. Slightly sweet flavor to start then taken over by cooked vegetable. Dryish finish but still left sticky coating on the tongue. Light mouthfeel, thin and fizzy. They sell a ton of it, so people must like the buck a can price.

Not for me, but the price is right and it keeps selling to someone. (492 characters)

Photo of Steviebear69
1.78/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

It's really cheap. It will get you drunk. Hard for me to drink unless i put lemon or lime juice in it. Slightly better in a glass then the can. My wife had to the finish the case. She can drink anything. This beer proved that lol. This mandatory 250 character response is lame. I was fine at hard to drink! (306 characters)

Photo of tone77
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of plastics, green apples, some grains. Taste is a typical Minhas flavor profile, green apples, grapes, plastics, not very good. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a bargain at this price, but not very good. (294 characters)

Photo of jimmah120
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

24oz can, no date. $2

Sweet artificial smell, taste follows with sweet cooked corn, grainy malt. Feel is light and crisp, as a good lawnmower beer should be.

Wouldn't be bad on a hot summer's day, but even then, there'd be better choices. Even this brewery has better adjunct lagers in their line-up (303 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.17/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours yellow gold with a thin wispy head that soon becomes a bubbly patch.

The smell is grainy. Relatively clean.

The taste is sweet with buttered corn. (Slight wet cardboard?) It tastes like your typical adjuct lager. Sweet-ish finish.

The body is slightly oily, but crisp.

Another typical "lawn-mower" beer. (313 characters)

Photo of jjanega08
3.9/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No freshenss dating on the Boxer

A= Pours your typical fizzy yellow with a thin whispy white head on it that falls fast and leaves little lacing.

S= Smells a little sweeter than your typical AAL. Not bad. Not good though. Smells like a little sweeter beer.

T= Tastes like beer. A little sweet again. Somewhat akin to a Grain Belt.

M= Typical of AAL. A high carbonation keeps the tongue happy.

O= When a beer comes in a 36 pack I know I have to buy it. This was one of those. A freaking 36 pack for god's sake. I love it. Super cheap and doesn't taste any different than your typical AAL. If you stumble upon the Boxer pick her up. (636 characters)

Photo of mothman
1.12/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a finger of surprisingly creamy off white head. Color is a clear gold.

Aroma: Grains, corns, and metal. I also get a slight chick pea aroma.

Taste: Taste is similar, but worse. More awkward flavors blending together. Kind of reminds me of a liquid shepherds pie with the corn and pea flavors blending together.

Mouthfeel: Bland and crisp. Light bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Ends buttery.

Overall, this was a terrible beer. Much worse than any other adjunct lager. Just not drinkable. (508 characters)

Photo of emerge077
1.68/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Discount bin novelty buy for cheap. "12 339" code printed on bottom of the can, appears to be a best by date.

Pale gold, bright clarity, thin feeble head.

Smells like sweet apple candy and cooked vegetables, soggy wet grains, corn silage.

Mealy grainy sweet flavor, apples and envelope glue. Wouldn't be surprised if this was brewed with feed grains and table sugar. Flavors of puffed rice cereal and manila folders round things out. Watery and flaccid, unpleasant artificial aftertaste.

Another lowest common denominator piece of crap from Minhas.
If you're on a budget like many, there are far better options out there. (629 characters)

Photo of WastingFreetime
1.84/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.

A. Deep golden color yet transparent. Brief surge of foam falls apart in twenty seconds without any lacing.

S. First sniff reminds me of the odor of those horrible stale 'circus peanut' mushy candy mallow things. A second later it resolves into a green apple jolly rancher... This is NOT how a lager should smell. A lager smells clean and fresh, not like candied fruit.

T. Sugary sweet corn and vague rice krispies styled cereal grain. I'm actually somewhat surprised at the fact that I can detect some grain content in the flavor given how the aroma was. No hopping was detected. A chalky sort of mineral aspect appears in the finish as the brew warms up somewhat.

M. Thinner side of medium body, light carbonation. Finish remains sweet and sugary throughout, which is not a great lager characteristic.

If only the can did not have the word 'lager' printed on its side I would have been allowed to be a lot more lax with rating this one. It would have made for a fairly decent malt liquor, for example, but it just isn't marketed as such. (1,065 characters)

Photo of jsprain1
3.06/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark Golden, a shade or two darker than most adjunct lagers. The head is nearly two fingers and at least a very small part retains.
S- Sweet, faintly adjuncty. Very faint fruityness among the pale grain and adjunct.
T- Sweet breadyness. The adjunct nature is pretty low. There is a light honey like character. It is neither offensive nor interesting. Kinda just meh.
M- Light body, fairly standard for style. Carb is smoother than most AAL's though.
O- Among the better adjunct lagers out there. I actually don't mind these considering the price. (549 characters)

Photo of Schmidts
4.23/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale yellow with a small white head that leaves quickly. Smells of green apples,citrus and malt.
It is hard explain the taste but even though it is a cheap beer I like it. Tastes of cutrus and sour green apples and sweet malt. Its flavor is strange but delightful. It is super refreshing and so darn drinkable that I can understand why though its a cheap beer it has a specialness about it.
It leaves your mouth completely refreshed and ready for another. If I have to chose between this and the other cheap beers this is the winner everytime, there is just something likeable about it. I tried this for my beer distributer and just called them and said buy some it will sell! Give it a try. Thanks To Jason at Epps Beverage for the Can of it!
Overall I give it a 4.5 (773 characters)

Photo of wgkealey
2.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a cheap 5% Beer. It is nothing to write home about, but it's certainly better than a lot of the other beers in its class. Smell and appearance are nothing. The taste is a bit too sweet for my liking. At about $.40 a can it's worth it, otherwise I would pass. (266 characters)

Photo of stakem
2.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can care of Eric. Thanks for sharing another one of these "you gotta try this one" beers. Strange suspicion here but im guessing this one retails about 50 cents a can.

Poured into a pint (I dont even know why I bothered.) It appears a perfectly clear gold color from a distance. Closer inspection reveals spots of particulate hanging in suspension. A white head initially appeared across the top but it rapidly dissolved to nothing fairly quickly. Some swirls of the glass release some bubbles but they fail to formulate a head outside of just a ring around the outside edge of the glass.

The smell of this brew initially is pretty bad, im not gonna lie. It smells a bit like dirty diaper mixed with sulfur and not in a good way. A little bit of funky cheese and stinky floor malted pilsner maybe even. As it opens up in my glass after getting slightly warmer, it takes on a sweetness to the aroma that is like pink bubblegum and a bit of fruit character. Talk about a ridiculous change of pace from shit nose to candy... so strange.

The taste is all candy corn sweetness (wow this is almost fitting for the upcoming Halloween.) Very artificial tasting with a sweetness that is almost like splenda mixed with the likes of pink original bubblegum and even more sweetness with more candy notes. There is the faintest inclusion of grain present lightly on the back of the palate. No hops to be found but sulfur makes itself lightly known.

This is a light bodied brew with a very low level of carbonation that makes the feel quite watery. I am actually a bit surprised to see this listed as 5%. To this brew's credit the alcohol is well integrated under the dominating sweetness. Worth a try just to try for the sake of trying. I guess this is a hell of a bargain at 50 cents a can if you want to get shittered on a budget... however, it is too sweet for me to have more than a couple of sips. (1,898 characters)

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Boxer Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.