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Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale | Minhas Craft Brewery

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Lazy Mutt Farmhouse AleLazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale
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Lazy Mutt Farmhouse AleLazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bashiba on 11-29-2007

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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of Brenden
2.73/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I don't know where this came from, since I don't think Minhas even distributes to the state much less Toledo; here it is regardless, so why not?

It looks unfiltered, with a deep haze set into a pale yellow brew. Busy carbonation keeps up a head that struggles and would be lost without it, and spotting is left somewhat weakly but amply enough here and there.
This beer is a bit weak, lacking depth as though the interpretation of a light style is to make it weaker. There's not much to it besides a lame base of pale malts, some dusty earth and a bit of lemon. I can't say the sweetness isn't interesting. Unfortunately, there's nothing either Belgian or Farmhouse about this beer.
Interestingly, for such a weak beer and lacking character, the feel almost reaches what it ought to be. Crispness is a little too hard as the carbonation required to keep anything going bites too hard, but there's a smoothness under it that makes it flow well besides that.

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Photo of Jimboe
1.25/5  rDev -47.3%

Photo of Ilikebeer2
2.75/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Knapp85
1.68/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This poured out as a slightly hazy looking yellow color with a quick fading white head on top. The smell of the beer gives off some slight aromas of fresh grains and some malt sweetness. The taste of the beer is very one dimensional, it's grainy upfront and then settles into a pure wheat malt finish... no bitterness at all, no spice notes or funk, nothing that symbolizes a "Farmhouse Ale". The mouthfeel is thin and doesn't give off any forms of complexity. Overall this really shouldn't be called a Farmhouse Ale, I understand why they call it that but it's not actually that at all. This should be considered more of just a basic wheat beer instead.

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Photo of angelisauce
4/5  rDev +68.8%

Photo of Hopfenpeter
2.18/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer poured a hazy light gold and did not produce much head.
The little head there was disappeared imidiately. No lacing.
No distinct smell, maybe some malt.
Taste is very plain. Mostly malt, some lemon flavor, yet I cannot make out any hop character.
Not much more to this poor brew.

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Photo of birchstick
3.25/5  rDev +37.1%

Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +68.8%

Photo of tone77
2.56/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I picked up 3 varieties of Minhas beers last week so I will be having a Minhas morning today to kick off my weekend. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit musty, some medicinal odor. Taste is yuck, an off metallic taste, some cough syrup, maybe a touch of plastic. WTF? Feels light in the mouth and overall is the worst beer of this style that I have ever had.

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Photo of Flowyn82
2.5/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of HalfFull
2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An odd 11.16 oz. twist off bottle poured into a wine glass. Pours golden with a light haze. A thin cap hits the hills in about 20 seconds.

Nose of neutral cereal with a hint of sweet yeast note. Not much aroma and no notable hop presence. Yeast notes are quite subtle as well.

Flavor again of pale malts with a bit of lemon oil though the lemon seems to be as much additive as hop driven.

Feel is a bit flat as the carbonation is rather light to begin with, fizzing out of the liquid too quickly.

Overall a bust with minimal yeast and farmhouse notes. Not really too far from Simpler Times though a bit drier on the finish. Improves just a touch with some warming as for yeast presence.

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Photo of Strix
1.77/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Slightly cloudy yellow, head disappears entirely.

Predominately corn in the nose, with a musty note.

Bleh. Sweet sweet corn, band-aid, and metal. I've never tasted bleach, but I'm getting a chlorine note also.

Mouthfeel thin, flat.

What the hell goes on at this brewery and how can homebrewers around the world put them to shame? Avoid at all costs.

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Photo of MyMindSpray
1/5  rDev -57.8%

Photo of dlin0sbb
2.5/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev +68.8%

Photo of rhoadsrage
2.19/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy yellow body with a lumpy white head that last a good bit and a sea of swirling bubbles to support it.

S- The soft sweetness is very clean with a cooked corn aroma that grows stronger with each sip.

T- The slightly sweet big cooked corn DMS is only challenged by the watery taste before the dry finish. The corn note lingers.

M- The medium light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer has lots of corn flavor and watery flavors but nothing else. There is no yeast character or hop character and it was hard to get through the whole 12 oz.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +58.2%

Photo of mlm_mn
1.7/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle to glass. Chilled.

Appearance: the nice golden color is spot on, but that may be the best feature of this beer. Minimal lacing, quickly dissipates. Cloudy, but not too cloudy for the style. No sediment, etc.

Smell: faint hay/wheat with a few notes of corn... really lacking in this area.

Taste: You may grab some wheat or corn on the back-end, but up front, there's little. Bitterness is below average for a saison, but the sweetness isn't far off.

Mouthfeel: Watery.

Overall comments: the beer is drinkable on a hot day in the middle of the summer, when light and cold are positive attributes. Even then, there are much better contenders in that category. This really lacks many of the hallmark qualities of a solid farmhouse. I wouldn't buy again, nor would I recommend to a friend.

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Photo of Edgerrin32
1.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of zkoehn
4/5  rDev +68.8%

Photo of irrgalaxy
2.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from screw-top bottle into tall glass.

Appearance: Cloudy, with light golden color. Low amounts of head on the glass.

Smell: Slightly musty, with kind of an old smell to it. No overwhelming notes.

Taste: Nothing strong - for a farmhouse ale, there's almost no hop or citrus flavors in the ale. Much too heavy on the malt, but no strong alcohol or additional flavors that I'd expect to distinguish the beer.

Mouthfeel: Light - not too dissimilar from a lager.

Overall: Bought this on the (admittedly excellent) gimmick that their "six-packs" actually have eight beers in them, which is tremendous. Aside from that, I'd never buy this again - I think I'll try to turn it into beer bread in the coming months.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
1.74/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed from session notes.

For better or worse, last week I decided to ignore all outside warnings about Minhas and do some sessions as well as dig up any previous Minhas tasting notes I'd already written down... for the sake of unbiased science and in the spirit of giving all brews at least a fair try.

Looks really quite cloudy and turbid with yeast, not that there is anything wrong with that. Faded straw color, just a thin collar of off-white foam for a head despite an aggressive pour, aroma is at first a suggestion of partly spoiled lemons but thankfully? gets replaced by a cooked sweet corn aroma as the brew warms up in the glass. Yikes. Flavor is mostly dominated by cooked sweet corn to my palate with aftertastes of odd metallic notes....watery texture and body which is a startling contrast with the turbid appearance.
Overall I can't really recommend this one.

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Photo of zenwatts
1.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of powerss13
1.58/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a very nice Duvel glass

Appearance: Cloudy light golden look. Seemed to look like it could be a decent beer.

Smell: Light notes of citrus with little other notes that I can't even name because they are so absent, your not able to put a name to them

Taste: Drinkable. I was able to drink it down, but probably will not buy again. Not a pleasant taste, but atleast not a god awful taste. There is still another beer I have had that is still the #1 beer of the worst.

Mouthfeel: Cloudy and a nuisance. Its light and you just chug it down to get rid of it.

Overall: If your looking to try just about every beer out there then try it so you can use it as an example of beers not to drink. If your just looking for a good beer to have after work and/or after other events/things then stay away.

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Photo of richkrull
2/5  rDev -15.6%

Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 2.37 out of 5 with 144 ratings
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