Boxer Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery
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2.03/5 rDev -11.4%
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.
05-14-2012 01:00:29 | More by emerge077
2.75/5 rDev +20.1%
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.
11-21-2010 01:14:12 | More by biboergosum
2.74/5 rDev +19.7%
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.
07-11-2013 04:02:01 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.15/5 rDev +37.6%
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.
08-17-2012 15:52:36 | More by jwc215
1.53/5 rDev -33.2%
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!
01-17-2011 22:43:35 | More by woodychandler
2.83/5 rDev +23.6%
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.
10-12-2011 02:07:09 | More by stakem
United Kingdom (Wales)
1.1/5 rDev -52%
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.
05-15-2012 01:50:35 | More by mothman
2.45/5 rDev +7%
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.
12-23-2012 19:32:13 | More by tone77
2.36/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
08-20-2013 21:31:52 | More by ZAP
2.98/5 rDev +30.1%
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.
05-10-2011 03:12:30 | More by Duff27
3.25/5 rDev +41.9%
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.
10-19-2010 03:06:37 | More by alleykatking
3.08/5 rDev +34.5%
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.
02-17-2012 04:09:47 | More by jsprain1
2/5 rDev -12.7%
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.
03-31-2013 00:41:39 | More by BigBry
1.93/5 rDev -15.7%
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.
05-06-2011 21:02:03 | More by budgood1
3.65/5 rDev +59.4%
A - Clear light gold. Brittle white head drops quickly.
S - Nose is slightly lemony with light grassy hop.
T - Lightly hopped, as expected. Slightly sweet with a faint lemon-citrus. Very clean.
M - A little bit of slickness in the body is nice - not watery nor overly carbonated. Manages to be refreshing without being too wimpy.
D - Drinkable, chuggable, whatever. No complaints in this department, and appropriate for the style.
11-04-2010 01:07:03 | More by allergictomacros
2.63/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
08-20-2013 04:29:29 | More by Flounder57
Boxer Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
58 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.