Simpler Times Lager | Minhas Craft Brewery

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70
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390 Ratings
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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:
390
Reviews:
207
Avg:
2.92
pDev:
24.66%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
61
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.46/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Hillcrest (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $3.49 for a 6-pack
Purchased: June 19, 2013
Consumed: June 21, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden semi-murky color with 1-2 fingers of offwhite head that parted pretty quickly. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Minimal-to-no lacing. Bad retention on the top.

Smelled a lot of different flavors, reminding me somewhat of a lager, hefeweizen, Belgian ale and a blonde. Got faint banana, sour fruit, honey, grass, ashtray, bread lemon and corn with a heavy alcohol backbone.

Tasted honey, corn, lemon grass, faint banana cloves, tropical notes, cereal and faint smoky ashtray. Somehow it all worked together.

Light body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish.

Not bad lager. Not a great one, but such a great value ($0.58 per beer). I’d probably have it again (after this 6-pack).

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3.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale gold with a rapidly dissipating head and moderate lacing.

Smell: Beer. Corn and beer.

Taste: Beer. Creamed corn and beer.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, crisp, and creamy. Slight spicy aftertaste that disappears quickly.

The Verdict: Not bad. Make no mistake, this is bargain beer ($3.99/6 pack at Trader Joe's). But if you keep that in mind, it's near the head of the class. Figure in the high ABV and you've got one of the best bargains in bargain beers.

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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Simpler Times Lager has a thick, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and practically no lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of grain husk, subdued sweetness, and even a background smokiness. Taste is of sweet, lightly-roasted barley malt, with some slightly elevated hop bitterness to cut the sweetness. Mouthfeel is mostly light and watery, and Simpler Times Lager finishes semi-dry, fairly, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is a passably good beer, and I suppose it’s worth checking out.

RJT

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1.5/5  rDev -48.6%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

By no means is this beer awesome, nor is it a drain pour. But at roughly 3-4 bucks for a six pack of 6.2% abv beer, it's a super value.

Sure it may not be the tastiest, but on a summer day, grab one of these and mix it with some lemonade and you have a pretty decent radler at roughly 4-5% abv for only 50-75 cents.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Yellow body and good head.

Sm ell: Smell likes and malt with a blend of light hop aroma.

Taste: Crisp and clean with a sweet malty flavor and small amount oft bitterness at the end.

Moutful: Slightly thicker than expected given the lightness of color and clarity.

Overall: For around 4 dollar a six pack at traders joes beats the other beers at higher price point. At 6.2% AB this will give you some kick. This is a great session beeer. I will sure buy some more of this beer !

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Simpler Times Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
2.92 out of 5 based on 390 ratings.
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