Simpler Times Lager | Minhas Craft Brewery

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2.86/5
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421 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
minhasbrewery.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by blackie on 10-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,179
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
421
pDev:
25.52%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
76
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 421 |  Reviews: 219
Photo of John58
3.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I hadn't shopped at Trader Joe's for years, and them came across the Simpler Times Lager a week ago, at $3.49 for a 6.2 ABV six pack, what the heck. Pleasantly surprised. I generally prefer IPA's now, but the price often backs me off the purchase of them. Good bargain and refreshing, I definitely prefer it to the main brands twice its price.

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Photo of TheMintHippo
2.82/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The merits if this beer lies solely on its price and ABV. $3.50 for 6% sixer at TJ's. There are thirsty poor youth out there that demand more products like this. This beer proudly claims it is from a simpler time when a beer was just a a beer and alcohol content was just a happy bonus. Somewhere, deep down, lies true craft spirit that you could be drinking a macro-conglomerate. But you aren't and sometimes that feels good too.

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Photo of Burly
1.92/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is not good beer, but it is cheap and strong. Comparable to Green Death, which has its purposes when you are young or a poor alcoholic. Make sure it's cold!

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Photo of Gusmanthecat
3.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zotzot
2.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Paulenator
1.78/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I hate giving negative reviews but if this were the only beer on the planet, I wouldn't drink beer. It has about the worst after taste of any beer I have ever had the pleasure, or in this case, displeasure of drinking. I can't imagine their brewmeister sampling this and thinking he had a winner.

If all you need is a buzz regardless of how a beer tastes then this is highly recommended.

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Photo of pauly921
3.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Trader Joe's find 3 some bucks for a 6 pack abv 6.2 taste not bad very mild bite to it. Overall not bad only real complaint is the carbonation died off rather quickly.

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Photo of TheGreatBeersby
1.93/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of tmalt
3.06/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For the price it is enjoyable. Golden clear color. Smells like apple juice and white wine. Taste is very light and slightly sweet pear and apple flavors. Good moderate carbonation feel. On a hot summer day it is refreshing and simple.

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Photo of eldoctorador
1/5  rDev -65%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Riff
2.14/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a crystal clear golden color with a fizzy, white head that fades away to basically nothing. Smell is creamed corn with hints of grassy hops and a touch of malt. Notably bitter with corn, hints of honey, and the taste that turpentine leaves when you walk into a room that hasn't been ventilated properly while someone is using it, and grass. Blessedly fast finish. Light body, moderate to light carbonation. You couldn't pay me to drink this again.

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Photo of Dalkri
2.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shane757
3.6/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

4$ a six pack here in va. 6.2% abv and tastes as good if not better then its high priced competitors. For the price it's a great deal.

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Photo of beardloaf
2.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

At $3 for a six pack this is a no brainer. Not the tastiest beer. Its somewhat metallic with a nice hoppy note. A nice light amber color and a small head. The can is absolutely beautiful and I like the reminiscent name: simpler times.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.06/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of 8BaconBits
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Odin_Son
1.8/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of rclangk
4.52/5  rDev +58%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4/9/18 Trader Joe’s at Isle of Palms

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Photo of Branlott42
2.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueTomorrow
1.49/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Mrliteral
2.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vandelay1863
2.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
2.79/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Natkins99
1/5  rDev -65%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I didn’t think I could taste something as bad as a strippers rear end. Then I had a Simpler Times. I could barely contain my nausea and wrenching. I don’t care if a six pack is only $3.00. Would you buy a six pack of diarrhea if it was only $3.00? Because that is what Simpler Times is, canned diarrhea. Actually, it’s worse than that. It’s canned diarrhea infused with swamp water.

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Photo of samsbinky
3.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 2.86 out of 5 with 421 ratings