Name Tag Lager | Minhas Craft Brewery

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Name Tag LagerName Tag Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by flexabull on 08-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
222
Reviews:
123
Avg:
2.55
pDev:
25.1%
 
 
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Photo of BallsDeep
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jasadewi
2.51/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Straw yellow with a decent sized, though soapy white head.
S: Very faint smell of sweet hops and grains.
T: Hardly a flavor, but the flavor is an innocuous sweetness that reminds me strongly of a Rolling Rock.
M: Heavily carbonated and light bodied.
O: Overall, this is a cheap beer you can find at some stores like Trader Joes. 4 dollars for a 6-pack of an American Pale Lager that tastes better than Rolling Rock or Budweiser. So, not a great beer by any means, but not bad either.

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Photo of CJNAPS
1.61/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tucson_brewson
2.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

And here I thought Trader Joe's only offered Trader Jose and beers with "Trader" in the name! Pleasantly surprised to find this steal $3.99/6pk) on the shelf. Poured half a glass into a pint, drank the rest of out the can.

L - Golden lager with an inch of foam that doesn't stick around for long. Looks like any classic AAL. The can itself is vintage-looking and one of the reasons why I picked it up, granted, I knew I was getting into a Keystone/Natty caliber beer.

S - Metallic at first, then some banana, bubble gum, and cereal grain

T - Similar to smell, has that cheap, metallic flavor up front, but the malty corn/cereal grain finishes and is actually not half-bad

F - Thin, watery, very little carbonation but definitely a drinkable beer on a hot day

O - Can't be too critical of this low-end beer, good for TJ's offering this brew. Need to try Simpler Times and not sure I'd get this very often, but for a cheap, drinkable beer, I'll give it a passing grade.

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.31/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden yellow beer, white head, minimal lacing. Little nose, typical malty aromas mainly. Taste could have been worse: it was a malt-driven, slightly sweet (corn?) lager flavor that should please those who mainly or only drink the mass-produced AALs and APLs. Not hard to drink, refreshing enough, and cheaper than a lot of more pretentious beers. Mouthfeel very slightly creamy, very slightly oily. Poured from a can bought at Trader Joe's (of course).

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
2.39/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of papat444
2.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JoeCorleone
3.25/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kyle_goochstink
2.42/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.97/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance.
Body : Name Tag Lager pours a mellow golden body with a nice clarity.
Head : 3 fingers tall but fizzles out fairly fast. Leaves almost no head towards the end.

Smell.
Initial : Mostly musty grains, some corn and wet paper.
With Agitation : Candy corn notes come out much heavier.

Taste.
Front : Very mild malt flavor, a touch of hop, and mineral water. Quite a bit of fruitiness out front too.
Back : Begins to dry to a more solid crisp malt flavor, with a touch of pastiness.

Feel.
Sort of pasty, but still carbonated and crushable. Semi-pasty finish.

Overall : This beer, the first few times I had it was pretty decent. Then I found out it was from Minnehas and I realized all the flaws so prominent in their beers here. For $3.99 a six pack, it's not terrible. Still, there's better beers for only a little more money.

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Photo of B33rcules
2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Hyptochrons
2.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

clear straw color with a finger of head that quickly dissipates

smell is bread and sweet corn.

taste is pretty weak, some sweetness coming through, although I cant really describe the flavor. its not that pleasant, but easy enough to pound.

feel is really light and heavily carbonated.

overall not great. the best thing i can say is that its beer?

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Photo of hardy008
1.58/5  rDev -38%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours clear gold with a small white head that fades quickly, leaving only spotty lacing. Smells and tastes like grain, cooked corn, cloyingly sweet malt, Not good.

Light to medium bodied with too much carbonation. Not worth seeking out or trying again.

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Photo of Bissel328
3.2/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jheimiller
2.98/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JohnTurano
2.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of flyingpig
1.26/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

355ml Can brought home from Washington DC:
This one was a disgustingly cheap & nasty beer that seemed to have a lot of adjuncts coming through as well as skunky off-flavours that reminded me of everything I usually hate about mass produced pale lagers. The only plus at the time was my thinking that it was my first beer from Wisconsin until I realised I'd already tried a few from there in the past

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Photo of Scottsan
2.78/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Overall a little light and simple. Looks and feels pretty good, and the taste is nice enough, but thin. Not a huge impression but infinitely drinkable.

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

Looks, smells and tastes like cheap American beer. Tolerable but not as good as Simpler Times lager which at least had a decent citrus note. Best thing I can say is no off or skunky aftertaste.

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Photo of Gajo74
2.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear straw yellow with no head or lace. Interesting grape aroma. Bland taste that I would describe as seltzer water with a hint of beer. Crisp, light and refreshing under the right circumstances; I'm actually kind of enjoying it after a long workout.
I don't find it as bad as most do here, and prefer it to most macros. At least it's clean and I don't detect any off flavors. Nevertheless, overall, pretty forgettable.

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

Another solid, drinkable lager offering at Trader Joe's for $3.99/6-pack.

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Photo of thewilliamhart
3.01/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of takusan1000
2.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It is very difficult to distinguish this from Simpler Times lager, even when doing a side-by-side taste test. Both have banana-like qualities and are good value beers. Name Tag, in my mind, is essentially a watered-down version of ST, and therefore deserves a lowered rating.

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Photo of Brebitzer
4.38/5  rDev +71.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly good flavor having been brewed at Minhas. I'll have to check out other brews by them as I now see a drastic improvement to all their high gravity stuff I had years agio. Drinking it out of a can, so who cares what it looks like. Smells like, tastes like.... Yep it's a good beer!

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Name Tag Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
2.55 out of 5 based on 222 ratings.
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