Simpler Times Lager | Minhas Craft Brewery

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69
poor
387 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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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:
387
Reviews:
206
Avg:
2.91
pDev:
24.74%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 387 |  Reviews: 206
Photo of Kirbyderby
4/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Soothsayerslayer
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tried it in a nonik pint. It pours nice, clean, and golden but leaves lackluster lacing. Thoroughly sub-par beer for a commensurate price. It tastes and feels like malt liquor (if malt liquor didn't have an offensive diesel-like aftertaste) without nearly as high of an ABV.

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Photo of SilverStar83
2.85/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 4.25

I like the Simpler Times Lager because it's exactly what it says. Sorry this is my first review so I'm not going to get into details. It is a cheap drinkable beer. Perfect for when you just need to unwind after a hard day or work and don't want to spend $12 for a damn 6 pack.

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
2.83/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dhannes
3.05/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First from a 4-pack...poured with a nice foamy head, and strong and pleasant barley and hops smell. Paired with sausage pizza...first tasted seemed watery...as the temp warmed up, taste evolved into apples, with excessive sweetness...had I not known better, I would have guessed a malt liquor. Modest carbonation, but feels flat, a bit to thick, and a bit too syrupy.

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Photo of hophugger
2.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigWhiteComic
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well I gotta say, "This is not the worst beer I have ever had." I mentioned to a friend that I picked up a sixer of these from TJs earlier today and that is what he told me, that it is literally the worst beer he has ever had.

As far as I am concerned, he can keep his comments to himself, this stuff is okay and at 3.50$ a sixpack "the price is right!"
It reminds me of that taste of like shitty skunked keystone light mixed w something more flavorful like yuengling and certainly stronger. It is definitely okay to chase your PB&J with something like this. I will have it again. 3.50 review all around because it cost that much to buy...

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Photo of Deerin
3.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

3.50$ for a sixer of 6.2%ers? I'm definitely willing to try it out.

Pours very very fizzy, orange, head recedes completely. Looks like apple juice.
No smell. Maybe like corn and whiskey mixed with malt?
Tastes surprisingly clean, a bit malty, with a little adjunct funk, but not too much.
Very very fizzy.
I saw one reviewer mention steel reserve. I can see where they're coming from... It has that same corn mixed with vodka off flavor to it but its in the finish and minimal. This is waaaaay better than that dreadful swill, and even cheaper! Don't expect any real flavor here, but at like 50 cents a can its an excellent way to mix up your cheap lager game.
Rating is adjusted to the price point.

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Photo of craigmj7
2.93/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of hardy008
2.15/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Pours yellow with a one finger white head which fades quickly. The aroma has grain, corn, light hops.

Tastes much like it smells with grain, corn, and light hops. Both sweet and somewhat bitter.

Light to medium bodied. Decent carbonation. Not a good beer, but somewhat better than I expected.

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Photo of TwoTrees
3.11/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

As many have said here, for the price point, this little lager is not bad and doesn't deserve your disdain.

Soft corn sweetness, soda like carbonation...it had a deeper malt feel than I expected. Tasty overall.

Are you going to break out your uber-special Teku for this? No. But it hits the spot if you're in the mood for something cheap and easy.

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Photo of dehm77
3.89/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There are quite a few very low reviews. I found it to be very drinkable, slightly too sweet, but overall have a nice corn like flavor. Smell was a little bit off, I thought it might be oxidated first. For $3.56 before tax for a sixer, you can't beat the price. Solid beer, I will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Bissel328
3.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnTurano
3.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zak333
3.54/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sansho
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hoggo
3.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of peachy-tay
2.98/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of conoraugustine
1.5/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of schaffer9252
3.63/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good. Cheap

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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 UPMD_Bill
3.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice gold color, decent head.
Smells like cheap American macrobrew, but fortunately tastes better than it smells.
Sweet malt with a hint of citrus and grass.
Drinkable.
Overall, decent for the price and surpassed my low expectations. No one would confuse this for good craft beer, but not bad for cheap easy summer drinking.

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Photo of thewilliamhart
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of williahd
3.28/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
2.91 out of 5 based on 387 ratings.
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