Boxer Apple Ale | Minhas Craft Brewery

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Boxer Apple AleBoxer Apple Ale

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 01-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.37/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

710ml can, a 'surprise' find at my go-to store for these very sorts of products in E-town. Looks to be a boozed-up version of their Boxer brand, with artificial apple flavouring added, for I dunno, shits and giggles? Let's do find out, shall we?

This beer pours a clear pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of the fizziest of fizzy soda pop head, which sinks away in a literal blink (ok, 2 blinks) of an eye, leaving nothing even remotely resembling lace around the glass in the, um, process.

It smells quite simply of apple juice, heavily dosed with artificial sweetener, a faint corny graininess, and a soft nail polish acetone character, one than grows in concert with this "beverage's" warming. The taste is more sickly sweet Aspartame-enhanced apple juice, slightly leavened by a generic grainy maltiness, and an increasing nod to cheap, boozy apple cider, again more unpleasantly prominent as it warms.

The carbonation is quite far and gone, right after that pathetic initial showing, the body a big-enough medium weight for the style, I suppose, but that's on the back of sugar and its pithy wannabes, so your smoothness miles may vary. It finishes sweet, apple-heavy, and soulless.

Well, Minhas has at least succeeded in one area here - they've made Boxer taste like something real, something perhaps agreeable if you have a fruity sweet tooth, albeit via absolutely unnatural means. They've also made a shitty base beer, but still a beer at the outset, taste mostly like under-attenuated apple cider, so well, good for them, I guess. And I suppose they are protesting a bit too much when the ingredients list says 'Contains Barley', like there might be any confusion around the issue.

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Boxer Apple Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
2.43 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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