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Simpler Times Pilsner | Minhas Craft Brewery

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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:
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Added by blackie on 10-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,222
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
288
pDev:
22.4%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
29
Trade:
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Ratings: 288 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of Hyptochrons
3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
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 -27.6%
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 +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChipChaight
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AGuyWhoBrokeBad
3.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zak333
3.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chicagoish
3.39/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a can of this German Pilsener bought on the cheap from Trader Joes into a pint glass.

Clear golden color. With a thick rocky head.
The aroma consisted of husked malt and lemongrass. Just a touch of citric bittering hops that round out the swallow. Finish is dry. Overall, a nice brew and an excellent buy at 1.00 a can at Trader Joes. Wish I would have bought more on my trip. Can't get it in Penna.

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Photo of Spikester
2.86/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep clear gold with a huge white head and poor retention and splotches of lace. Smells bready malt corn and apple skins.
Taste is light malt corn adjunct and apple skin. Some light grassy hop note on the back of the tongue.
Mouthfeel is light to medium and carbonation is adequete.
Overall not even close to a Pilsner more like a mid level AAL.
I would rather pay extra and have a PBR or spend even more and enjoy a real Pilsner.
If it weren't for the apple skin note this would have been an OK lager.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can, don't see a date

yellow on color, clear. Mild grainy aroma. Taste is also mild , well balanced. Easy drinking. Thinner bodied, overall on style.

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Photo of peachy-tay
3.74/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of transitionbikes93
4.58/5  rDev +48.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3.99 for a 6er.... an excellent price, and much much much better than pretty much any other beer in this price range, other than Simple Times Lager, Nametag Lager (which are also sold at Trader Joe's) and Gold Mine Lager, which is sold at Whole Foods, which are all the same price, and all taste pretty much the same.

Look - nice dark gold, clear and bubbly

Smell - grainy, malty, a hint of overipe apple, some mild herbal hop

Taste - malty, sweet, slight grassy hops with a mildly bitter and clean finish

Mouthfeel - crisp and light, with a moderate amount of carbonation

Overall - an excellent brew, way better than pretty much any BMC cheapo beer, you can get. Tastes kinda like PBR, which I love, but more perceptible hops and a stronger flavor. I highly recommend and definitely will buy again.

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Photo of hopley
3.43/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.88/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark straw to light golden color with soapy head and lace. Persistent aroma of esters throughout and husky grain as it arms. Crisp and light feel, toasted malty taste, hint of lemon, very mild hops presence. Ultra clean finish. Carbonation slows down towards the end is perhaps the only drawback. Other than that, a nice solid pils.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.19/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONUMello
3.26/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can poured into a pilsner glass
A: Light orange color with a one-finger head and lots of small bubbles
S: Biscuit/malt/grain, clean but unremarkable
T: Corn, biscuit dough, dried grains. Again clean but a touch sweeter and not as crisp as German pils
M: Light-bodied, a touch sweet, a bit creamy
O: Not a bad beer, clean and fairly tasty, but there are far better examples of the style out there

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Photo of Sazz9
4/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3.99/6er... thats the best deal for a more than decent Pils. Love this beer. I have passed it up so many times, and now it will be my go to for when having non-craft beer drinking friends over.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drinking straight from a 12 oz can, drinkable Pils, and for $3.99 a six-pack at TJ's, can't beat the price!

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Photo of RonJensen
1/5  rDev -67.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Nothing special here. This is not a German Pilsener. I don't trust Minhas Craft Brewery with any of their beers.

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Photo of AirBob
3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Notes from 12/30/14

A - 2 fingers of white soapy head. Slowly dissipates. Clear golden body with plenty of visible carb. Excellent lacing.

S - Sweet, doughy malt. Some grassy hops. Touch of peeper.

T - Bready malt. Touch of herbal hops. Some apple juice in the middle.

M - Medium carb and body.

O - Not a bad pilsner and the price is right.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.24/5  rDev +37.7%
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 Spaceman_Jer
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bendukes86
3.94/5  rDev +27.9%
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 blasass
2.69/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of doom_deluise
2.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Simpler Times Pilsner from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.08 out of 5 with 288 ratings
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