Minhas Swiss Style Amber | Minhas Craft Brewery

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71
okay
57 Ratings
THE BROS
66
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Minhas Swiss Style AmberMinhas Swiss Style Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
minhasbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by shadow1961 on 11-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
27
Avg:
2.63
pDev:
25.1%
 
 
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of tjkurz
3.57/5  rDev +35.7%
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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Photo of biboergosum
2.73/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A Minhas product in my fridge?!!! This was left by a well-meaning friend on St. Paddy's Day, when the stores were sold out of Guinness, apparently...

This beer pours a slightly hazy medium golden brown, with a few fingers of foamy, puffy white head, that leaves a bit of lacing as it recedes. It smells of very sweet malt, and candy floss sugar, with a sour tint. The taste is more of the sweet malt, but with a metallic edge that masks any possible hops perception. Carbonation is moderate, the body decently solid, and the finish is off-dry and a little skunky. It looks like a real beer, but only goes down and levels off from there, nothing special.

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Photo of Bighuge
2.08/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Hazy body. Light amber tone. Little head. Even less lace. Aroma is sweet, grainy sweet, and worty. Not very inviting. After tasting this I wonder if they used any hops in this beer. Very sweet. No semblance of balance at all. A little cloying. A little syrupy. Drinkable, but not that good.

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Photo of supercolter
2.8/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Photo of EsoxLucius
2.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Part of an 8 pack Sampler, this being the other beer that's 'decent' along with Billy Bock.

I know that this is a cheap beer so the expectations are low going in, but the mouth doesn't detect price so long as everyone rating these beers remembers that!

Appearance: It's more of a dirty, hazy copper color than the ambers I'm used to seeing. It pours an ivory head that vanishes into a slick that does remain throughout the entire drink. Lacing is present throughout.

Smell: more sweet brown sugar smell with malty hints.

Taste: Decent, but again, overly sweet and the actually taste that's there is non-inspiring nor lasting long enough to savor no matter how hard I tried.

Mouth: It's medium-light liquid, but also thin for an amber ale. Compared to my Red Ale benchmark, this scores low. Side-by-side, there's just nothing there! For Minhas, its good, compared to most others... not so much.

Drink. Again, because of its low taste and lack of body, this beer is another watery-type beer, it unfortunately doesn't deliver anything the label states, but is the second best beer of the 8 pack sampler and could actually be given to friends and family without complete shame ensuing upon the server.

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Photo of shadow1961
3.47/5  rDev +31.9%
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
either.

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Photo of Fatduck
3.02/5  rDev +14.8%
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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Minhas Swiss Style Amber from Minhas Craft Brewery
2.63 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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