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Rhinelander Export Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 25.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DabblinWiscCraft on 07-15-2011)
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Photo of joe1510
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

7oz Bottle
$4.99 8-Pack
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.

joe1510, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of djhowell
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

A little sweet, a little malty, no hop flavors to speak of. It's far from the worst adjunct lager I've had and was pleasant enough at an outdoor bar.

djhowell, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Gobearswalter34
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Gobearswalter34, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Bamwaterski
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Bamwaterski, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of TP_43
3/5  rDev +14.1%

TP_43, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Sturgeon
3.25/5  rDev +23.6%

Sturgeon, May 29, 2014
Photo of sweemzander
1/5  rDev -62%

sweemzander, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of ZAP
3.26/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

A-Oak/golden color...

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...

ZAP, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of wesside89
3.25/5  rDev +23.6%

wesside89, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of WisconsinBOOzer
3.11/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

WisconsinBOOzer, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Retroman40
1.5/5  rDev -43%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

"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.

Retroman40, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of scaliasux
2.7/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

scaliasux, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of JVan
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

JVan, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of vinny21bal
3/5  rDev +14.1%

vinny21bal, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Bluesman2383
3/5  rDev +14.1%

Bluesman2383, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of zaraspook
3/5  rDev +14.1%

zaraspook, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

t0rin0, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

Kunstman, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of beerhawk41
1/5  rDev -62%

beerhawk41, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
2.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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

wordemupg, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
1.75/5  rDev -33.5%

schnarr84, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of ChrisMon02
3/5  rDev +14.1%

ChrisMon02, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Jimboe
3.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of FritzSteinhoff
1.25/5  rDev -52.5%

FritzSteinhoff, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of A60sburnout
3.4/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

A60sburnout, Jul 05, 2012
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Rhinelander Export Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
67 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.