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Boxer Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 31.91%


Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: biggred1 on 09-25-2010)
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dschaff

Wisconsin

3.11/5  rDev +32.3%
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.

Serving type: can

04-08-2014 01:46:56 | More by dschaff
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

2.1/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 03:48:49 | More by scaliasux
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

2.69/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 01:07:34 | More by Noxious26
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ZAP

Minnesota

2.36/5  rDev +0.4%
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.

Serving type: can

08-20-2013 21:31:52 | More by ZAP
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: can

08-20-2013 04:29:29 | More by Flounder57
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.74/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Serving type: can

07-11-2013 04:02:01 | More by TheManiacalOne
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

Serving type: can

03-31-2013 00:41:39 | More by BigBry
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Steviebear69

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -25.5%
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!

Serving type: can

03-29-2013 01:24:18 | More by Steviebear69
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.45/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: can

12-23-2012 19:32:13 | More by tone77
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jimmah120

Minnesota

2.45/5  rDev +4.3%
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

Serving type: can

12-21-2012 08:11:12 | More by jimmah120
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev +34%
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.

Serving type: can

08-17-2012 15:52:36 | More by jwc215
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +66%
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.

Serving type: can

07-31-2012 04:06:48 | More by jjanega08
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

1.1/5  rDev -53.2%
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.

Serving type: can

05-15-2012 01:50:35 | More by mothman
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emerge077

Illinois

2.03/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | 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.

Serving type: can

05-14-2012 01:00:29 | More by emerge077
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

1.88/5  rDev -20%
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.

Serving type: can

03-17-2012 21:13:13 | More by WastingFreetime
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev +31.1%
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.

Serving type: can

02-17-2012 04:09:47 | More by jsprain1
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Schmidts

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +84.3%
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

Serving type: can

01-12-2012 23:01:37 | More by Schmidts
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wgkealey

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: can

11-16-2011 03:54:39 | More by wgkealey
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

Serving type: can

10-12-2011 02:07:09 | More by stakem
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Duff27

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a mid-golden with a short lived small fizzy white head. Got a few streams of carbonation floating upward. No lacing, below average head retention.

S- Smells of sweet malt.

T- Follows the nose. Had to ponder what it tastes like because it was distinct although unknown to me...have to agree with the two reviewers below me, green apple and Cheerios. What an odd combo...but somehow it works, kinda.

M- Full, syrupy-feeling for the style.

D/O- Nothing to write home about but could be a lot worse. Per the style I'd have to say it's middle of the pack.

Serving type: can

05-10-2011 03:12:30 | More by Duff27
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budgood1

Minnesota

1.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

pours out of the can a hazed darker yellow colour with no head and lace. quite fizzy and carbonated. sweet adjunct aroma...a bit of green apples and sugar come to mind. the sweet green apples come through in the taste, sort of like a liquid green apple jolly rancher. some adjunct off notes flow through lightly, also. tastes pretty cheap and watery, just as the price suggests. limited body; mouthfeel is fizzy and watered down. poor drinkability and overall another crappy cheap ass beer. might go well with some tomato juice and other garnishments. probably best to boil brats in.

Serving type: can

05-06-2011 21:02:03 | More by budgood1
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betsona

Idaho

2.68/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked this up for a night with BMC friends at the suggestion of my friendly liquor store manager. It did not go over well with them. Poured 12oz can first into mouth then into a glass to see what I had consumed.

A- Pours a pale gold straw color. Has a three second fizzy white head that vanishes. It would be fun to compare lagers to see which has the quickest dissipating head. No lacing on the glass, but that could be due to how quickly the beer was consumed.

S- Smells like week old Cheerio's that were left in the sun and had a tiny drip of water hitting it every few hours. Maybe a hint of sweetness.

T- It has some taste! It is like eating the aforementioned Cheerio's. You can do it if pressed, can recognize what you are eating, and would do so if hungry. I actually thought the taste made up for the lack of smell. After the initial cereal taste, it is beyond smooth with out much more than a twinge of sweetness.

M- Light to dry body with a nice fizzy level of carbonation. Fizziness doesn't get in the way of drinking.

O- 50 cents a can makes this my new go to drink when I am asked to bring beer to house parties full of BMC drinkers. It is easy to drink and has a nice 5 abv.

Serving type: can

04-04-2011 19:14:40 | More by betsona
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cpolking

Iowa

3.7/5  rDev +57.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The 5.0% ABV beer pours golden in color with a slight head. The aroma is light, slightly sweet, slightly tart and lightly fruity. The taste is very light grain, slightly sweet and tart, with a bit of a hop bite on the finish. This was less than $17 for 36 cans. It is not as good as the various Pabst owned lagers, but it is strong for its price range, and very drinkable.

Serving type: can

04-02-2011 01:09:09 | More by cpolking
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

1.53/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Oh man, another CAN from Minhas to make me wish that I had never begun The CANQuest (TM)! I kid you not, their beers leave me sadder than any AmeriCAN Malt Liquor ever has.

The Crack & Glug came off without a hitch and I had over a finger of foamy bone-white head briefly until it just passed over like a cloud on a windy day. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like green apples. That's it. Acetaldehyde and probably due to their yeast strain. Mouthfeel was fizzy like pop and had a bunch of bubble gum-like flavors on the tongue, including apple and grape. Jeez-O, man, but this bordered on flat out disgusting. Finish was Gag City Central, leaving me thankful for something to eat to kill the taste. My oh my, but Minhas never fails to disappoint. I wanted a beer real bad and I got a real bad beer, as is their standard. This is not going in my cooler or in the cooler of anyone with whom I am associated if I CAN help it!

Serving type: can

01-17-2011 22:43:35 | More by woodychandler
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Not bad. Pretty thick and pale (very pale) yellow. Great foam that sticks around a bit.

Smell: Pretty good. Definitely sweet, with very few (but some) hops. Normally I might find something like this gross, but there's something endearing here.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste is like sweet corn, actually kind of good. The thick syrupy feel makes this a little less than average.

Drinkability: The sweetness could make this difficult to pound. That said, I actually find this pretty enjoyable.

Overall: I'm rather impressed, as I did not expect much. I would definitely drink this over some alternatives.

Serving type: can

12-12-2010 05:45:22 | More by tjsdomer2
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Boxer Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
60 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.