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Boxer Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 2.23
pDev: 32.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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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Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 38
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Photo of wgkealey
2.65/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
2.71/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Since the can says "Imported for..", I'm going to go ahead and put this in the Wisconsin listing for everybody's favorite panderer to the lowest common beer denominator. Commercials for this beer plastered my television a year or so ago, looking all local and shit. Would have fooled me, but...

This beer pours a slightly hazy pale straw colour, with two fingers of unbrowned meringue-like white lace, which leaves some surprising swaths of inkblot lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells metallic, grassy, and faintly grainy. The taste is sweet adjunct grains - more rice than corn, which is weird, given that the place where they make this stuff loves all things corn. Also swimming around in there are some faint citrus esters, mild sour, grassy hops, and soft fusel alcohol. The carbonation is on the low side, the body medium weight, slick, a bit oily, and only a tad cloying. It finishes more or less clean, the malt and hops doing their small part amongst a growing hollow booze edginess.

I'll grant that my initial disposition towards this particular offering was not good. Having actually now consumed it, to use a version of the tired axiom, it's just not as bad as I had assumed. Average at best, to be sure, and too sweet, but nothing overly offensive either.

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.3/5  rDev +48%
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.

Photo of Steviebear69
1.78/5  rDev -20.2%
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!

Photo of alleykatking
3.25/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can.

A- Pours a pale golden yellow color. One finger fizzy white head that dies down almost right away. No real lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Heavy cereal grains in the front. Light green apple aroma in the middle hints from time to time. Sweet malts in the ending make this beer simple and to the point.

T- Sweet cereal grains in the front shows up loud and clear. There is a light sourness in the middle of beer that goes with another blast of sweetness. The ending of this is fried veggies with one last blast of sweetness.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is fizzy but fits the beer. Sweet malts and veggies left on the palate with a light alcohol in the aftertaste. Crisp and clean tasting. Light alcohol drying on the palate. Flavor is balanced well for the style.

D- This one is easy to put down. A little on the sweet side but it tastes like a Bud with a little extra sweet side to it. ABV is low enough to drink a sixer or more of this no problem. NOt good but not bad...pretty average.

Photo of tone77
2.5/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of emerge077
1.68/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Photo of scaliasux
2.12/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of biggred1
2.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The latest "cheapo" brew to hit the market, a 36-pack of 12oz. cans retails around $11.99 in Indy or .50¢ a can.

Clear, pale yellow with an off white finger of fizz that burns off quickly and shrinks to a skim of foam. Corn grits, green apple skin and sweet smelling barley make up the aroma. Sweet and corny with a touch of raw grain. Light and fizzy bodied. This is a pretty bad beer but I'm not sure it's any worse than the "premium" light macro lagers that cost three times as much.

Photo of Mnmich7662
1.03/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Yucky yucky yucky yucky yucky

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.73/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

Photo of jwc215
3.17/5  rDev +42.2%
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.

Photo of betsona
2.66/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

Photo of BigBry
2/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Photo of richerd
3.72/5  rDev +66.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is an inexpensive beer that doesn't taste like it. Probably the best beer to come from Minhas' Monroe operations. It could be a lot worse but it isn't. So I consider this beer a solid victory for them. If you can find it then buy a sixer and give it a try. Chances are you will be impressed, if not impressed then at least not disappointed.

Photo of woodychandler
1.52/5  rDev -31.8%
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!

Photo of Noxious26
2.71/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

Photo of camdaley
2.35/5  rDev +5.4%

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...

Photo of frankwoj
1.02/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst beer ever!! Don't do it!

Photo of jsprain1
3.06/5  rDev +37.2%
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.

Photo of stakem
2.85/5  rDev +27.8%
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.

Photo of jimmah120
2.5/5  rDev +12.1%
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

Photo of dutchbagel
1.97/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Photo of Duff27
2.97/5  rDev +33.2%
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.

Photo of dschaff
3.12/5  rDev +39.9%
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.

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