Simpler Times Pilsner
Minhas Craft Brewery

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #783
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
72
Ranked #49,053
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 22.44%
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
325
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Minhas Craft Brewery
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  7
Gots
  33
SCORE
72
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Reviews by TheSarge:
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TheSarge from Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of these in cans from Trader Joe's. Poured this into a German Pilsner Tulip, and the brew produces mounds of bright white head, and has perfect clarity with an amber gold colored body.

In the aroma I detect lemony hops, grainy huskiness, a hint of a metallic trait, and maybe a little bit of freshly cut grass.

Taste wise, there is honey, toffee, spicy hops, and a slight tobacco flavor.

Feels medium to light in body, dry to the palate, and yet thirst quenching. I'd say this is not of the German style too. Maybe a strong Czech. I don't know what the preprohibition pils tastes like, so I cannot say this is what it is.

Apr 07, 2012
More User Reviews:
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bendukes86 from South Carolina

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

Jan 28, 2015
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DOCRW from Washington

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.

Mar 29, 2015
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

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.

Jan 26, 2016
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grantino9 from Virginia

3/5  rDev -3.8%

Jan 17, 2012
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pgofman from New York

4/5  rDev +28.2%

Dec 22, 2011
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CB2maltygoodness from District of Columbia

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

Jun 03, 2017
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jmcgahran1 from New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Apr 07, 2012
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jheberle from Ohio

4/5  rDev +28.2%

Jun 18, 2012
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beerme626 from Kentucky

3/5  rDev -3.8%

Sep 14, 2012
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chrisp1090 from Illinois

1/5  rDev -67.9%

Jan 28, 2012
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bernardo06 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +28.2%

Dec 12, 2012
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JSchock7 from Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Jun 12, 2013
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zaptone from California

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Jun 18, 2013
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CherryGhost from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -3.8%

Jan 23, 2012
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fishguyac from Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Mar 23, 2013
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Nage37 from California

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Apr 23, 2012
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

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.

May 04, 2012
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Jcarriglio from Missouri

3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 18, 2020
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Hanzo from Virginia

3/5  rDev -3.8%

Mar 03, 2012
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MathNut from Missouri

1.25/5  rDev -59.9%

Jul 14, 2012
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jzlyo from Iowa

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.

May 27, 2018
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milkbone_underwear from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Feb 13, 2013
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KrausenRingKing from North Carolina

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.

Apr 03, 2012
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SocalKicks from California

3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

May 05, 2013
Simpler Times Pilsner from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 325 ratings