Simpler Times Pilsner | Minhas Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
73
okay
283 Ratings
Simpler Times PilsnerSimpler Times Pilsner
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by blackie on 10-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
283
Reviews:
138
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
21.9%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AverageJoeReviewers
3.11/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L- Looks about as average as we are. Light amber. Small head.
S - Smells like beer. Wheat, and stale bread.
T - Mildly Bitter.
F - Smooth, low carbonation.
O - Average, tasteful for the price. 75 cents @ Trader Joes.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.27/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheRock7755
3.02/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GeemBru
2.25/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It' a shame that my first review of a beer is this one. I bought both Simpler Times lager and pilsener. The lager is good and will get a review at a later date. The pilsner has a nice golden color and smells like a pilsener but tastes like water at the beginning of each sip and has a horrible aftertaste (sour apple). It doesn't taste like any pilsener I've ever had.

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Photo of JThor80
2.05/5  rDev -33%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of billab914
2.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CreightonSM
1.65/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of mynie
1.27/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I saw this was given an okay placement in a few "American Adjuncts: Ranked" lists, and that some of the more well-known beersmen on this site said it was totally decent. Woah, I gasped, has Minhas turned a corner? Since single cans were cheap at Trader Joes, I tossed one in the cart.

Two theories:
1. They sent out a beer for review that was not the one available in stores (which is totally plausible considering their business practices).
2. People have begun to like beer that tastes vaguely of citronella oil.

Or, most people don't really review the beers they purport to review, and many who do are more swayed by branding and a dumbass quest for authenticity than anything else, so while they piss upon totally decent beers like Coors Banquet, they mindlessly give an okay score to a beer like this one, which has some street cred but is very badly brewed.

I dunno.

I do know, however, that this reeks of Minhas' trademark "bugspray" aroma and flavor. It's an off node quite unlike any other. It's not as intense here as it is in their Shergill IPA (which is the worst beer I have ever had). But it's still the beer's defining characteristic. That is, it tastes like a product that's dangerous to consume.

Not just badly brewed, but revolting. A true horrorshow.

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Photo of einman
3.47/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wrecknut
2.77/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.4/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Miami66
3.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColSanders123
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kirbyderby
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
2.52/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of papat444
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tgf17
3.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pkalix
2.96/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beachgrrl
1.7/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.23/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

first off just wanna say that a sixer of this is less than $5

appearace is golden and translucent, thin head recedes quickly with no lacing left behind.

nose is malts and the taste is similar. finishes with a light grassy note. mouthfeel is pretty nice, good carbonation. crisp and refreshing

overall this beer is pretty good for what it is. a dirt cheap easy drinker. so yeah i wouldnt seek this out if I have over $5... but I also wouldnt pass one up on a hot day.

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Photo of PEESHALEODEJANARO
2.23/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Had this just after Thanksgiving at a family party. Never seen it before, so when I saw the cooler, I grabbed one. I wasn't all that impressed. Felt and tasted very light, not very memorable. Didn't have a real distinguishable smell either. Overall impression was very lackluster.

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Photo of Bissel328
3.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChipChaight
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AGuyWhoBrokeBad
3.28/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Simpler Times Pilsner from Minhas Craft Brewery
3.06 out of 5 based on 283 ratings.
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