Minhas Swiss Style Amber | Minhas Craft Brewery

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Minhas Swiss Style AmberMinhas Swiss Style Amber
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Minhas Swiss Style AmberMinhas Swiss Style Amber

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by shadow1961 on 11-17-2008

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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 27
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4.58/5  rDev +76.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.63/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review on 10-25-09
Poured from a bottle to a glass cold

A - cloudy dark tan brew with 2 fingers of foam, fair amount of carbonation

S - light sweet smelling hops with strong smelling malt

T - Medium body with a noticeable malt aftertaste but wasn't overpowering, couldn't pick out much of a hop flavor

M - medium bodied but pretty smooth going down

D - I thought this was a pretty drinkable brew, I never heard of Minhas Brewing till I picked up a sampler pack at my local MGM. I felt that it wasn't a strong brew, too much hops or malts or wheat sort of thing. I hope the rest of the pack is just as tasty!

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Photo of tjkurz
3.57/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured pint glass deep copper brown decent head not so decent lace. Aroma is different, sweet malt spice? Taste sweet malt not alot there dry. Mouthfeel thinner than looks - fairly drinkable different taste - body light enough for cookout taste enough to keep you interested past one.

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3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of shadow1961
3.47/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first beer out of my Minhas sampler, the "Swiss style Amber", pours a
finger of rapidly collapsing foam over an amber colored brew. The nose
a little funky, with notes of caramel. Carbonation- moderate and steady.
The flavor is mildly toasty malts up front, a bit of grass after. Mouthfeel is
crisp, clean, thin, and a little dry, surprising given the nose. A little of that
grass and some grain in the aftertaste. Not bad, but not really distinctive

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.32/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From a variety pack from a tour of the Minhas Brewery.
Poured into shaker pint glass. Slightly cloudy glowing golden orange, dark honey color with a single finger off-white head that fades quickly into a few-mm thick cap of foam.
Smell is that good old Minhas bouquet of corn and sickly sweetness, although there is an encouraging smell of yeast (nice to be able to detect an actual beer ingredient). No hops to be found.
Taste...isn't horrible. It's the best Minhas brew so far, although that's not saying much. There is some actual beer flavor, although it's still mostly muscled out by that sickly sweet corn-water flavor.
Mouthfeel is relatively thin, but has a bit of body.
Overall, this isn't awful. It's not good though. Might be able to finish this one.

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Photo of Ragingbull
3.3/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color with a rim of foam and light lacing. Small bubbles of prickle floating to the surface. Neutral nose seems to be mostly malt with perhaps a little bit of a fruit or floral sensation that is very understated. Gentle attack and smooth flavor. Tastes of creamy malt in the flavor with the slightest tweak of hops towards the finish. A little hops in the aftertaste before giving way to a sweet caramel or chocolate flavor. The caramel/chocolate isn't their every sip, but shows up occassionally if you "sip it right." I draw the beer along the roof of my mouth twice before swallowing and there it is. These notes should be brought to the foreground and this beer would be mighty tasty. Overall its just okay. I don't know that I have many "swiss style ambers" to compare it with though.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I was unaware the Swiss had created a distinct style of amber. Regardless, it pours a clear bronze topped by a half-finger of white foam. The nose comprises toffee, light milk chocolate, and some light flowers. The taste holds notes of orange peel, caramel, flowers, wheat, and light mandarin orange syrup. Things do not seem to meld quite right, leaving me with a stale, old aftertaste. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, an okay brew, nothing I would ever really look for again, but I wouldn't necessarily cringe were it offered to me.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.2/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a recent trade. Pours an orangeish-amber color, with a slight off-white head. Nothing exciting going on here, creamed corn, a little caramel, maybe butterscotch and just a suggestion of hops. Not bad, under the circumstances, but nothing I would recommend.

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Photo of adam36
3.17/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fatduck
3.02/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out an unimpressive copper color that is quite far from anything red. A loose bubbly head evaporates in seconds leaving an oily surface. It smells like a malt tea, something bland. It tastes bland as well, it says on the bottle "savor the joy, the peace and the neutrality the Swiss have given to mankind" It is certainly a celebration of neutrality. Lightly carbonated, lightly flavored, mildly autumn colored. The saving grace seems to be that this beer is pretty drinkable, besides the fact that is basically tastes like nothing.

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Photo of rsdaugherty
3/5  rDev +15.4%

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of drizzam
2.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a cloudy amber in color topped by a one finger eggshell white head. Head retention was not the greatest as the head receded to a thin cap after a few minutes. Very little spotty lacing was left down the inside of my glass.

S - Sweet malt with a very slight hint of peppery spice lingering in the background.

T & M - Sweet caramel malt seems to be the main player here. This beer seems to have a sweet tea quality to it. Very, Very minor hop bitterness...hardly perceptible. Watery mouthfeel with a bit of tingle from the carbonation lingering on the sides of my tongue.

D - This is a beer that is lacking a lot of flavor but easily sessionable. Minhas has been a new brewery to me recently, and I've noticed their beers so far have been less than stellar. Maybe entry level as far as craft brewing goes...a beer for the masses that haven't got a lot of experience drinking craft beer.

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Photo of jjhardy12
2.81/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jason
2.8/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Pours a golden amber color, about a finger or two of sea foam like head rises with some stickage on the glass. Bread crust and a faint peppery / mild citric hoppiness in the aroma. Slick crispness with a slightly creamy medium body. Tea like hoppiness meets a cracker-like maltiness, a little caramel in the back. Mild carbonic tartness middle to end, finishes dry with a semi-clean after taste.

Very run of the mill ... middle of the road ... mediocre. Drinkablitly is questionable.

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Photo of supercolter
2.8/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

So I will say I didn't really enjoy this brew.
A slight, slight amber hue, but its mostly copper with zero head and zero lacing.
Smell is almost non-existent, maybe a touch of dry malt and candy sugar.
Taste has a bit more life, but there is a slight metallicy taste on the backend that doesn't leave.
Mouthfeel is way too weak for an amber but suprisingly there is notable carbonation here.
Drinkability is something that I would have chugged in college.

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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Minhas Swiss Style Amber from Minhas Craft Brewery
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