Simpler Times Lager | Minhas Craft Brewery

Simpler Times LagerSimpler Times Lager
BA SCORE
2.87/5
396 Ratings
Simpler Times LagerSimpler Times Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by blackie on 10-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,903
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
396
pDev:
25.09%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
67
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 396 |  Reviews: 210
Photo of Snorris
1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of irthesteve
1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of MrGuinness77
1/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance - looks completely disgusting out of the can

Smell - smells like cheap alcohol mixed with windex

Taste - very bitter and filled with chemicals

Mouthfeel - the windex taste fills more & more with each sip

Drinkability - absolutely not. never again

 261 characters

Photo of ssgunbond
1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of adrew
1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of RonJensen
1/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Another crappy beer by Minhas. I don't trust Minhas Craft Brewery with any of their beers.

90 characters

Photo of runawaycyborg
1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of jonstep
1/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of jamex
1.06/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Some "friend" of mine told me that this stuff was pretty decent for the (very) low price. So I picked some up for I believe $1.99/six-pack. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A) Putrid yellow.
S) An overpowering yet sickly sweet upchuck of malt. Very cheap tasting, and not in a good college-memory way but rather the opposite.
T) Picture yourself hunched over a rusty, metal trashcan. You've already vomited up most of the swill, but there's those really deep heaves that still bring up all that bile and pre-dung taste. Grab a sample of that concoction and you've got Simpler Times.
M) So disgustingly buttery and malty that you nearly pray for Bill and Ted to appear in their phone-booth, take you back about 5 minutes, and beat you senseless as to avoid consuming this devil liquid.
D) Let's put it this way; after attempting to drink this beer on two separate occasions, I let my kids make (supervised) "potions" from this crap. Besides, it seems there would be no way to make this beer any worse.

By the far the worst beer I ever consumed, taking the reign away from Schlitz.

More amazing is that some of these reviewers rated this beer the same or higher than Wipeout IPA and A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale. WTF.

 1,220 characters

Photo of rekiwi
1.09/5  rDev -62%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sweet. Way, way too sweet. Vegetal boiled corn and very coarse carbonation overwhelms any other flavor or aroma. I poured the first can into a pint glass. I should've tossed the rest, but I'm cheap and drank the last two from the can to try and blunt the experience. Halfway through my first can I started to gag a little after a pull. I know this sounds melodramatic, but it was just bad. My wife agreed. It took the two of us a week to get through the six pack.

 463 characters

Photo of HugePlume
1.16/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12oz can poured into a pint.

A- Pale yellow with heavy foamy head.

S- Awful. This is easily the worst beer I have ever had. Smells like weak pancake batter mixed with windex and cheap high alcohol wine.

T- Unbearable. Very skunky flavor with no malt character. The windex taste is overpowering. Im amazed anyone could finish a six pack.

M- Well carbonated but somehow feels chalky.

D- undrinkable

 403 characters

Photo of enzideout
1.25/5  rDev -56.4%

Photo of CIBoy10
1.25/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I did not enjoy at all. Would never touch again.

48 characters

Photo of MathNut
1.25/5  rDev -56.4%

Photo of AleWatcher
1.29/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Can into pint.
Grabbed a mix-n-match 6 pack of tickable cans from Trader Joe's...

Very clear dark yellowy golden body with a huge 3 finger beige head. Wait, make that two finger, no one... Well shit. A thin film of beige bubbles is all that's left. No lace.
Little notes of lemony citrus hops come through, but are barely noticed above the massive sweetness of cereal-like grains and notes of boiled sweet corn.
The flavor is very sweet... Way too sweet in fact. The finish is even sweet, and that's bad in a lager-- the crisp clean finish of a cheap lager is one of it's selling points for me, and this hath failed.

Body is syrupy and heavy feeling.

Overall-- no thanks. This is poor, even in terms of representing the style!

 735 characters

Photo of ZekeMillz
1.3/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I can enjoy cheap, fizzy beer on occasion, but I would rather drink urine than another sip of this. Definitely in the running for the worst beer I've ever had.

 159 characters

Photo of Jodio
1.35/5  rDev -53%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of Ebruth
1.36/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sweet taste, not much if a lager

32 characters

Photo of MarfarfaO
1.4/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Hands down worst beer I've ever had.

36 characters

Photo of beachgrrl
1.44/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of bobbyr5
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of largadeer
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of beardownaz
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of BESTIALEX
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of 86cucv
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 2.87 out of 5 with 396 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.