Simpler Times Pilsner
Minhas Craft Brewery

Simpler Times PilsnerSimpler Times Pilsner
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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #749
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
72
Ranked #47,341
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 22.12%
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
318
From:
Minhas Craft Brewery
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  7
Gots
  33
SCORE
72
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Reviews by Spikester:
Photo of Spikester
3.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep clear gold with a huge white head and poor retention and splotches of lace. Smells bready malt and apple skins.
Taste is light bread crust malt Some light grassy hop note on the back of the tongue.
Mouthfeel is light to medium and carbonation is adequete. Finish very lightly dry and bitter.
Overall like a generic German Pils. From a 12 ounce can and much improved over the last can I tried in 2015. Edited 2/02/2019.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bendukes86
3.94/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful color for a pilsner. A much more full taste than what we're used to seeing at the gas station

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Photo of DOCRW
4.24/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When taken into account the price, $4 and 6 pack at Trader Joe's it's a real bargin! I'm really impressed with it and I am a BJCP beer judge. The low score is off when you really look at the bros rating of 90.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.23/5  rDev +3.5%
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 grantino9
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of pgofman
4/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmcgahran1
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of jheberle
4/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of beerme626
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of chrisp1090
1/5  rDev -67.9%

Photo of bernardo06
4/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of JSchock7
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of zaptone
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of CherryGhost
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of fishguyac
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of Nage37
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of jimmah120
3.61/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed out of a 12oz can.

Cool look to the can, nice color and font. Smell is sweet corn, grain, faint hops maybe. Taste is pale malt, bitter yet sweet. Reminiscent of Summit EPA, another favorite of mine. There are traces of corn, and the bitter presence of hops. Good taste for the cheap price, 'though there is an odd PBRish metallic/plastic taste that isn't altogether unpleasant but not great.

Surprisingly good for $3 a 6-pack.

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Photo of Hanzo
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MathNut
1.25/5  rDev -59.9%

Photo of jzlyo
3.24/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is pale malts/grains and a hint of Worcester sauce/spaghetti os. The flavor is pale malts/grains, mild fruit and a mild/medium sweet/smooth finish.

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Photo of milkbone_underwear
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of KrausenRingKing
3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm not sure if this is a German Style Pilsner. I think this is more of an American Pre-Prohibition style Pilsner. The use of adjuncts is present as which it should be with an American Pilsner. The color, aroma, body and hop character are where they should be for this style. I don't see that it's that bad of a beer. If I were offered Bud, Miller, Coors or any other macro-brew and this I would choose this all day long. I like my PBR and I would have to add this along side of my PBR as an after yard beer.

For 3.99 I'm not sure as why some people are bashing it. What did you really expect for 3.99? I mean really....It's 3.99 for 6 beers. Find that in any bar or pub. Anyway....It's an easy drinker that actually has some flavor compared to most cheapsters in a can. I'm not goanna fluff up the review with a bunch of adjectives either. Find a Trader Joes and pick up a 6-er. If you don't like it hand it out as a courtesy beer for those that show up and never bring anything.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Falcone
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Simpler Times Pilsner from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 318 ratings