Simpler Times Lager | Minhas Craft Brewery

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2.86/5
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403 Ratings
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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

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Added by blackie on 10-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,303
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
403
pDev:
25.17%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
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10
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Ratings: 403 |  Reviews: 211
Photo of beachgrrl
1.44/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of hardy008
2.15/5  rDev -24.8%
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 +8.7%
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 +36%
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 +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnTurano
3.1/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zak333
3.54/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sansho
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hoggo
3.13/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of peachy-tay
2.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of conoraugustine
1.5/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of schaffer9252
3.63/5  rDev +26.9%
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%
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 +10.5%
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 +11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of williahd
3.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of takusan1000
3.02/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I quite like this for what it is. Much better than basic macro lagers. Grassy mild smell. Taste is predominantly a sweet grassiness, a little bit of citrus, and a mild kick of hops. Overall a sweet light brew, good for summer drinking. Not the best by far, mind you, but sold at a great price point at TJ's.

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Photo of SadMachine
2.52/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.39/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZekeMillz
1.3/5  rDev -54.5%
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 RonJensen
1/5  rDev -65%
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 Moose90
2.45/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of CanyonCitySteve
2.28/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Has a sweetish taste and a bit of body, but mostly just tastes like cheap beer

You get what u pay for in this case.

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Photo of paulish
3.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mig100
1.5/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Another horrid watery beer option from Trader Joe's. It's cheap though!

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Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 2.86 out of 5 with 403 ratings