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Rhinelander Mystical Jack Traditional Ale - Minhas Craft Brewery

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 09-29-2011)
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +41%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a teku)

A- This beer pours a dense brown glowing body with a gentle microbubble carbonation and a bubbly creamy light tan head that fades to a thin film.

S- The rich toffee and caramel malt notes are followed by a hint of smoke and dried wood with some pot caramel and black butter notes in the finish.

T- The slightly buttery toffee flavor is rich in malt character and has an English yeast ester note in the background. There are some roasted malt flavors in the finish that have a scorched black malt bitterness that softly lingers after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a gentle alcohol warmth and a soft fizz that scrubs a bit of the bitterness away.

O- This has some barleywine and stout characteristics with nice rich toffee notes and good support with the yeast character. The bitterness is a bit too strong but the alcohol and sweetness counteract it.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 20:43:33 | More by rhoadsrage
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a sifter.

A- Pours a deep dark brownish black. Pours a tanish white head that dissipate right away leaving a residual ring around the edges of the glass.

S- Smells strongly of dark fruits and grapes. Sweet smelling. Like a sweet earthy freshly grown vineyard.

T-Very sweet. Hints of malt dance with the sweet taste of grape juice leaving an enjoyable residue on the tip of the tongue. Very little hop bitterness. Very sweet and drinkable.

M- Smooth. Not to much carbonation at all. Leaves a sweet spicy taint on lingering on the back of the tongue.

O- Very surprised by this beer, the perfect Strong Ale for someone who wants to try the style or someone who's new to craft beer in general. The price really can't be beat either, especially for the style. For 2.39$ I would definitely buy this again. I especially love this beer since it's from such a small local brewery here in wisconsin. A great cheep beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 23:49:58 | More by Zachtheporter
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Beerser


4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

07-12-2014 03:55:20 | More by Beerser
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davidtarantino

Mexico

4/5  rDev +30.3%

08-25-2013 19:20:53 | More by davidtarantino
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +30.3%

07-09-2012 00:40:08 | More by bigeyedfish89
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bonz696


4/5  rDev +30.3%

07-22-2012 20:18:20 | More by bonz696
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dragomni

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +30.3%

01-27-2013 23:28:58 | More by dragomni
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tencents

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a thick foamy tan colored head into an imperial pint glass. Head dissipated but left a some nice lacing and an attractive thin stout-like tan top. Dark brown, red tinge.

S- Malt, molasses. Subtle but pleasant. Perhaps some cardamon? (Sure wish I could identify all the aromas you other guys can.)

T- Again molasses, clean, full flavored. Touch of tinniness at finish but aftertaste is malty.

MF - Very full, rich, and creamy.

O - For some reason did not expect much, but pleasantly surprised. Very pleasant and easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 02:03:55 | More by tencents
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was surprised others scored this beer so low, and looking at some of their comments I think they got bad batches. Poured a 1" beige head of decent lifespan. The body is a deep dark burnt umber brown, even held up to the light. It smells very mildly of roasted malt. So far at this point it's very typical. But then the taste blew me away. A delicious complex sweet roasted malt with hints of cola and hopping reminding me of some English ales. And this was a pretty decent value for price. I could drink it all day.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 10:04:03 | More by MoreThanWine
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PHKrames

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S-Poured in a Guiness pint glass

A-A chocolate brown with a nice 2 finger head.

S-As with some of the other Minhas craft beers that I have had, this one has a bland smell to it as well

T-I am not a regular strong ale drinker, but as with the other Minhas beers, this was on special for $3.49 @ the liquor store and did not disappoint at all. Hints of chocolate, vanilla and an oak aftertaste

M-Very smooth

O-I would clasify this as one of the best bang for your buck beers I have ever had. I do not normally drink ASA's, but I may have to give this beer more shots in my beer rotation.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 02:59:40 | More by PHKrames
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DCdawg

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

08-03-2013 16:36:27 | More by DCdawg
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

03-31-2013 02:21:37 | More by wrightst
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.
Clear reddish brown with some fizzy bubbles that lingered and formed a slid cap. Balance of sweetness and hops in the aroma and flavour - hints of mint and bread with some currant and date fruitiness. Medium body and carbon dioxide with decent texture. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 02:34:53 | More by DrJay
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured slightly chilled into a standard pint glass.

A=Rich, dark brown with slight reddish tint; whitish head of about 1 finger lasted about a minute.

S=Faint cocoa and malt smell...nothing much.

T=Fair amount of malt with hints of cola; slightly sweet. Nothing bad, just nothing outstanding.

M=A bit on the light side, making this an okay session beer.

O=If you are throwing a beer tasting party and want bombers to sample to start out newbies, this would be an outstanding example to serve to show newbies of what a slightly above average beer is. Should pair good with food...if this were available in 7 oz. shorties, I'd buy again...but otherwise, I would only buy if under $1 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 02:18:33 | More by dhannes
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A flavorful and balanced obscure ale that seems of ESB origins, but with greater body, taste, and strength.

The jackalope-themed beer opens with a clear brown color for a somewhat cola-like appearance. Fluid and froathy foam gives a slightly tanned hue that struggles for retention and lace.

Strong malty aromas portray bold elements of toast, molasses, nuts, and heavily toasted grain. Balanced hop aromas provide a grassy, piney, and overall earthy scent.

Flavors of sweetness are pitted against bitterness for an earthy-sweet bit of caramel, barley, corn, buttered toast, sorghum, raw grain, tree bark, earthen peat, walnuts, fresh brewed wort, freshly cut grass, and resiny pine. Balanced but not overly complex, the beer fares well but not nearly to the degree of the 80 ibu calling on the label.

Full bodied to start, the beer's sweet weight dissipates and allows for a grainy sweet finish and earthy bite that hinges on grain husk astringency.

An oddly appealing beer with a heavy emphasis on sweetness, without full maltiness. This leaves me wanting much more malt crispness and less raw sweetness. The claimed high hopping rates also leave me wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 02:37:41 | More by BEERchitect
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +14%

12-31-2013 00:42:42 | More by JohnK17
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AlphaKing414

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +14%

04-02-2012 05:59:24 | More by AlphaKing414
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Jackal

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +14%

10-03-2013 17:55:07 | More by Jackal
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +14%

07-08-2012 05:04:27 | More by beerme626
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hattrick95

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +14%

04-03-2014 01:28:54 | More by hattrick95
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +14%

07-19-2012 00:21:51 | More by bump8628
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +14%

07-16-2013 19:41:12 | More by Kahlstrom
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a pretty mahogany color with a 1 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty, some dark fruits. Taste is of malts, sweet, kind of mild compared to the smell, a little bit of alcohol is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 21:00:54 | More by tone77
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one poured out darker than I expected. The beer looks to be a deep brown color with a fizzy white colored head on top. The smell of the beer has some light malt aromas, some spice and hints of molasses. The taste of the beer is sweet upfront with some roasted notes and it actually had a nice bitter finish to it. The mouthfeel was drinkable, still a bit on the thin side but not terrible. Overall this is the best brew I got to try while at Minhas. I'm glad I got to finally see what all the Anti-Hype was that my friend Traci was telling me about this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 17:21:13 | More by Knapp85
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz. served into a snifter glass.

A - Pours a super dark brown with ruby highlights. A firm 2" tan head ministers beautiful arbitrary lacing.

S - Cocoa powder, wet grain, caramel malt, copper penny, grassy, bready yeast, brewed tea, hints of malt extract.

T - Molasses, iron, English tea tannins stick to the cheeks, roasted malts, cocoa, burnt caramel/toffee malts layer against the tannins. There's faint hints of herbal hops in the background. Finishes fairly dry with a coating of tannins.

M - Medium lush body, with moderate carbonation, thins out when warm.

This fits an English Strong Ale rather than the American version.
Strong tea tannins pair with cocoa and a rich toasted caramel backbone with an herbal bitterness. This works well for an English Style.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 01:58:40 | More by StaveHooks
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Rhinelander Mystical Jack Traditional Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.