Minhas Swiss Style Amber | Minhas Craft Brewery

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by shadow1961 on 11-17-2008

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Photo of Brenden
2.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Not the worst look; pretty standard, in fact. Pale orange, fairly bright, with a nearly white head that is average in both retention and what remains on the glass.
S: A little sweetness with some citrus notes precedes dry breads / toast.
T: Similar, maybe slightly more peppery with very light bitterness espoused in orange rind and faint leaf. Malts are dry, but something sweet lingers underneath.
M: This one lacks crispness and movement, sitting blandly on the palate for the most part. The body doesn't fall off completely, but it doesn't have a lot to begin with.

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Photo of LXIXME
2.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rihup
4.58/5  rDev +74.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjhardy12
2.81/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jorgeorozco
2/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Latarnik
2/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev +14.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Lgarciaosuna
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2/5  rDev -24%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.32/5  rDev +26.2%
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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2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

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3/5  rDev +14.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

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2/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Knapp85
1.93/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer poured out as an orange color with a quick fading white head on top. No lacing or retention on this at all. The smell of the beer is sweet there is no real hop aroma at all. The taste is very sweet, very sweet almost gross. There is no bitterness at all. The mouthfeel of the beer is decently carbonated and just very one dimensional. Overall this beer was not impressive at all to me. Avoid this one.

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2/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Hopfenpeter
2.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This will be the last beer I will ever have from this brewery for sure!
Clear amber gold in color this one had very little tan head which disappeared right away into nothing. No lacing.
The smell is of malt and sugar.
The taste was a non pleasant malt sugar mix. Nothing desire able in it.
Never again!

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Minhas Swiss Style Amber from Minhas Craft Brewery
2.63 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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