Simpler Times Lager | Minhas Craft Brewery

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69
poor
384 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Simpler Times LagerSimpler Times Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct 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
Ratings:
384
Reviews:
205
Avg:
2.91
pDev:
24.74%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Snorris
1/5  rDev -65.6%

Photo of irthesteve
1/5  rDev -65.6%

Photo of MrGuinness77
1/5  rDev -65.6%
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

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Photo of ssgunbond
1/5  rDev -65.6%

Photo of adrew
1/5  rDev -65.6%

Photo of RonJensen
1/5  rDev -65.6%
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.

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Photo of runawaycyborg
1/5  rDev -65.6%

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1/5  rDev -65.6%

Photo of jamex
1.06/5  rDev -63.6%
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.

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Photo of rekiwi
1.09/5  rDev -62.5%
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.

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Photo of HugePlume
1.16/5  rDev -60.1%
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

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Photo of enzideout
1.25/5  rDev -57%

Photo of CIBoy10
1.25/5  rDev -57%
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.

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1.25/5  rDev -57%

Photo of AleWatcher
1.29/5  rDev -55.7%
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!

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Photo of ZekeMillz
1.3/5  rDev -55.3%
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.

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Photo of Jodio
1.35/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of Ebruth
1.36/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sweet taste, not much if a lager

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Photo of MarfarfaO
1.4/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Hands down worst beer I've ever had.

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Photo of beachgrrl
1.44/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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1.5/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of largadeer
1.5/5  rDev -48.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of BESTIALEX
1.5/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of 86cucv
1.5/5  rDev -48.5%

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Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
2.91 out of 5 based on 384 ratings.
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