Rhinelander Export Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery
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2.75/5 rDev +4.2%
Herman's Package Store - Ottawa, IL
I have to say, Minhas got me with the old time-y, Northwoods labeling and the cool little stubby 7oz bottle. Rhinelander pours about like any other mass produced lager.A crystal clear golden body fills the mug with large bubbles meandering to the surface. The head is pure white and actually shows some good staying power. A cap sticks around for a good long time and leaves behind some sticky lace.
The smell leaves something to be desired. Initially I'm hit with soggy grains and an indistinguishable, musty, pale maltiness. Stewed corn picks up quickly and brings along sweetness while a touch of sulfer brings up the rear. While my description doesn't sound good in the least but it's certainly not bad either.
The flavor is pot on with the aroma. Watery grains and that same maltiness that adds sweetness and is pale but that's about all I can tell.Stewed corn brings along sweetness in the middle through the back. There's subtle fruitiness on the swallow, soft green apple. The sulfer note has disappeared, which helps. Not bad.
A body that feels a little watery and carbonation that's overly fizzy put a little hurt on the beer overall. The bubbles are enough to tickle the tongue. A 7oz bottle of this is easy enough to put away and fairly fast.
Rhinelander is far from being a good beer but at times a beer of this sort hits the spot. While it drinks a little sweeter than some other adjunct lagers I buy more often, I could see myself picking this up again in the future. Sure beats the hell out of Bud and MGD.
08-20-2014 00:33:35 | More by joe1510
3.26/5 rDev +23.5%
I think these used to come in green cans back in the day. Been dying to try this since basically forever. Have camped not too far from Rhinelander for years but even in the 90's this beers hey day was long gone. Surprised to find an eight pack of shorties on the shelf in Grand Rapids, Mn and decided it was time.
S-Very sweet. Vanilla....cooked vegies...some butterscotch...
T-Again very sweet....Diacety lade with butterscotch, caramel and cooked veggies....
M-Medium body..a little sticky sweet.
O-Normally a beer heavy with Diacetyl is not something I enjoy but in this case it actually makes this beer slightly interesting. It seems off but I am not sure that is not by design. Certainly has more flavor than most in this class but if you are looking for a clean, crisp, flavorless macro lager this is not it. Not saying this is good but I had no problem drinking the 8 little shorties...
04-16-2014 04:36:24 | More by ZAP
3.11/5 rDev +17.8%
Have had plenty of these shorties to give an honest review, not a high end micro but a sweet, golden, old style lager with a smooth finish, Pairs well with canoe trips and lawn mowing.
Price is right and finish is smooth for a low end beer.
It is not a complex micro, but is far from brat beer IMO.
04-05-2014 00:44:52 | More by WisconsinBOOzer
1.5/5 rDev -43.2%
"Shorty" bottle poured into a bar glass.
A - Poured out a lifeless yellow color with no head and not even a hint of lacing.
S - Cooked corn with a sickening sweetness.
T - Kind of like a really bad beer with sugar added. I only rated 1.25 since I am sure I will eventually try something worth of a 1.
M - Thick and syrupy.
O - This is the kind of beer that gives "bad beer" a bad reputation. This has to be the worst beer I have had in a long while. I rarely can't finish a beer, but even in a shorty bottle I couldn't finish it.
02-18-2014 23:54:40 | More by Retroman40
2.7/5 rDev +2.3%
Appearance - Medium-light yellow. Clear. Short white, soapy head. Short-lived.
Smell - Reasonably noticeable for style. Slightly funky light pale malt. A little corn.
Taste - Light. Sweet malt with no noticeable hops. Features a cloying corn flavor.
Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.
Overall - This beer doesn't repay paying attention. It does come in a moderately cool shawty bottle.
02-13-2014 05:12:10 | More by scaliasux
2.63/5 rDev -0.4%
207ml stubby a ways back, from notes
A clear golden liquids a little darker then expected with just a few bubbles and a thin film that's gone in seconds leaving no lace
S sour fruit, wet cardboard and a little toffee with faint chemical notes
T more toffee and a faint herbal aspect, the sour notes don't work very well with some moldy wet wood
M more body and bubbles then I'd guess after looking at it, aftertaste is faint and fast, finishes clean thankfully
O 207ml is a good serving size for this one, not overly offensive like many from this brewer but not something I'd want to drink again
It's better then I expected but that's not saying much, don't bother
01-04-2013 22:19:12 | More by wordemupg
3.4/5 rDev +28.8%
Reincarnated Rhinelander, saved from destruction from the beer gods yet again. I never drank the original Rhinelander, but enjoyed it by the case in the 70s at about a $4.69 retail, sold in returnable bottle cases.
2-7oz 'shorties' to fill my beer stein, an off-white head rose to about 1.5 fingers and lingered awhile, while the beer underneath poured to an appetizing golden color, similar to the color of apple juice. Slight smell of malt and corn combined; the taste of a very refreshing export lager, with a lingering sweetness. Just enough carbonation to provide a bit of bite.
Could this recipe be the same one that Minhas uses to brew Regal Brau? I've never had both side-by-side, but this version of Rhinelander seems remarkably similar.
Nice summer refresher at an affordable price.
07-05-2012 02:25:49 | More by A60sburnout
3.1/5 rDev +17.4%
A thank you to cpolking for sending this beer. Poured from 2 brown 7 oz. bottles. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some grains. Taste is crisp, malts, corn, some grains. Feels light and highly carbonated in the mouth and overall is your standard, run of the mill AAL.
06-22-2012 20:59:28 | More by tone77
Rhinelander Export Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.