Rhinelander Mystical Jack Traditional Ale - Minhas Craft Brewery
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1.83/5 rDev -40%
The beer pours almost like a can of Coke with a sudsy, bubbly head that quickly subsides leaving no lacing and no head. 3.0
The smell is of biscuit, bread, caramel, and lots of malt. 3.5
The taste is chocolate, coffee grounds, and an ashtray. I'm not kidding, it tastes like kissing my first girlfriend. She smoked Marlboro lights, but she taught me a lot. Ha ha.. I don't like the taste, there is something wrong with the finish. 2.0
The mouthful is thin, weak, acidic. Thousands of tiny bubbles violating my tastebuds in an all out blitz. 2.5
Overall, I did not like this beer at all. I am struggling to finish it.
11-01-2012 19:11:39 | More by shrek806
1.94/5 rDev -36.4%
This beer was less than expected. At the pour I had thought i stumbled on a gem. Poured a dark mahogany with off white head. That's where the gem lost its luster. The smell was biscuit and banana. . .(strong banana). The initial mouth feel was quite pleasing but the finish was metallic. Struggling. To finish, maybe it needs to age longer, maybe the sink need a drink.... i may have it again, if given...won't be buying this again.(even though i did get it for $2.50).
04-11-2013 00:46:07 | More by superkustom
2.13/5 rDev -30.2%
Reviewed from session notes.
Poured a dark brown color with 1.5 fingers of soapy tan head with little to no retention and lace. Smells of toasted malt and bootstrap molasses mostly, perhaps an extremely ghostly whiff of earthy hops, making me re-check the label and goggle in wonder at the "80 IBU" printed on the bottle. I'm not really sure I believe that claim... Flavor is sickly molasses sweet, also vacant of the espoused 80 IBUs on the label, but has a disturbing metallic finish on the strangely astringent monotonous grain flavor. For a strong ale, I was expecting a hell of a lot more complexity than what I received here... Texture is just medium bodied, carbonation actually is fitting for support (not too much nor too little) but problems exist within what is being supported...
02-16-2012 20:35:28 | More by WastingFreetime
2.23/5 rDev -26.9%
Served in a Duvel tulip glass.
Okay, these mice have had way too much blood tea... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear dark ruby-garnet topped by a finger of sandy khaki foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, dry biscuit, and ruby red grapefruit syrup. The taste holds notes of dank tobacco, stale toffee, bad tomatoes, and menthol. Wow, this went steeply downhill very quickly. Ugh, it honestly hurts to drink, and the flavors malinger for what seems like decades. Bad combination. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, another nice-looking and horrid-tasting beer today. Just not my day...
10-17-2012 03:23:18 | More by TMoney2591
2.63/5 rDev -13.8%
650ml bottle. Apparently inspired by the 'legend' of the Jackalope. What sort of grotesque hybrid does that imply here?
This beer pours a clear, very dark golden brown colour, with two fingers of foamy, puffy, almost creamy beige head, which leaves a thin paint job of lace around the glass in its not-too-hasty wake. It smells of bready, grainy malt, some oily nuttiness, and leafy, earthy hops. The taste is somehow sour, edgy fruit, over a stunned grainy malt, underpinned by some metallic booze, and beaten down, mugged earthy hops. The carbonation is average, the body on the light side (physically - metaphorically that's a whole other story), more than mildly astringent, and quite palate-depressing. It finishes a little sweet from the struggling 'malt', the acerbic, yet not really warming, booze cementing its stranglehold on this beast.
Wow, it started off so well, what could have gone wrong? I'll tell you - Minhas has found a new way to fuck with me - instead of obviously flaw-ridden, bottom of the barrel lagers, they're now pushing pseudo-craft offerings, which ring with the same sensibility as BMC's similar ilk (and they're in bombers, to boot!). This one looks good, smells decent enough, and then, whooosh - through the trap door you go. Like my previous experience with their, heh, chocolate stout, the aphorism "lipstick on a pig" was never more apt, and to play into their label chicanery: no, I wish that this beer was not for real, cheapest bomber around or not.
09-29-2011 23:47:08 | More by biboergosum
2.76/5 rDev -9.5%
Picked this up on a whim, doesn't look great and the other beer I had by them was terrible.
decent head, creamy 1 finger head, decent lacing, somewhat hazy mahogany bit of light ruby coming through.
Nose some syrupy mess, straw and paper, corn syrup, molasses, little boozy, hint fruity.
Taste is meh but not terribly awful, syrupy corn syrup and molasses, paper, corrugated cardboard, corn stalk starchy, fairly sweet, apple fig and raisin like fruit, date too, light chewy biscuit. Hint of grassy earthy hops in there, slightly herbal, and some boozy flavors. Weird herbal sticky corn stalk earthy paper finish, hint metallic, sticky syrupy mess.
Mouth is med bodied syrupy and over carb.
Overall bleh. Poorly done beer, tastes like an adjunct beer that was oxidized and brewed mostly with corn syrup and straw.
02-13-2013 02:07:37 | More by jlindros
2.88/5 rDev -5.6%
Okay, so I picked up a 22 of this from Old Farm in Frederick because they had it on a sale for $1.89 a bottle. Hell, the bottle is worth a buck to me to homebrew so how the hell can the beer not be worth 89 cents. Had to try a few of the Minhas beers. Pretty good looking beer, but not sure what I am smelling. But I have had beers with no nose that were tasty. Well, not so much, not the worst beer I have ever had but certainly not what I would call good. The funny thing is that I am trying to figure out if I would buy more for the bottles and the alcohol, I mean, $1.89. Nah, rather save a little liver mileage for something else. That said, gonna use the bottle so nothing lost.
07-17-2014 02:38:16 | More by JamieDuncan
2.94/5 rDev -3.6%
"Thanks" to JLindros for sharing this beer. Poured into a standard pint glass.
A - Poured a deep garnet hue with browner notes with a half of finger of light mocha head that fades to leave slight lacing.
S - Aromas of mediocrity ...corn syrup, roasted malts, grains, and twinges of metal.
T - Taste is meh. Cardboard galore with corn and sweetness. Oh wow, do I detect bread and cardboard?
M - Mouthfeel isn't too bad with sharper and decent.
O - Overall this was uhh meh. Just mediocre. Really not worth the money.
02-12-2013 23:27:07 | More by rudzud
Rhinelander Mystical Jack Traditional Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.