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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2
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12
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Ratings: 222 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of RonJensen
1/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bleh!, please, avoid at all costs.

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Photo of Zanico
2.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
1.71/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

The only good thing about the flavor is that there is not much of it.

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Photo of KYGunner
2.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Poured with a substantial billow of foam above a clean light complexion. Sickly sweet, almost cloying on the nose. I get grape bubblegum, barley sugars, grape must and caramel, which I doubt is intended.

Light Cabernet buttery flavors hit the tongue with bubblegum, grain and cereal malt. This is much sweeter than your average adjunct and that's not good.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Name Tag Lager
12 oz. can, coded "13 338 06" on 4/24/13

Notes: I was under the impression that this was a Trader Joe's beer, but perhaps not. Regardless, it's one of the worst beers I've found at Trader Joe's. It's sweetish with no hops, bitterness, or malt flavor... just a thin 'corn' note. It's inexpensive, which is great, but it's not good enough that I wouldn't pay more to get a better 'retro' beer (Genesee Cream Ale is just $12.99 for a 30 pack, which equals .43 a can!).

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Photo of doom_deluise
3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Moose90
1.92/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Grabbed a can for a buck on a whim, thought it would just be a pounder after playing hockey, but this is a syrupy, thick, poor brew.

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Photo of hophugger
2.22/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Lets keep it simple. Pours a pee yellow color with hardly any head. Aroma is full of malts and raw sugar. Taste is a horrible explosion of oversweet malty, sugary, sticky liquid. Mouthfeel is bad, because I can still taste it...Not quite worth the 67 cents I paid for the can

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Photo of crob3888
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Danny1217
2.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TEAMHOLT
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of DKHNOVA
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of jebrew
1.95/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.64/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear gold with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, sugar, and some corn aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, sugar, and frosted corn flake flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of grain bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that is extremely sweet and tastes almost exactly like frosted corn flakes cereal.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

Crisp, refreshing, and flavorful. Quite nice.

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Photo of Lovely85
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of nickfl
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of goforbrian
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of UnionMade
2.5/5  rDev -2%

I found this at Trader Joe's for a pretty good price, and the graphics were sorta amusing in the old 70's generic "BEER" can kinda way, so why not give it a shot. My can said "Name Tag" instead of the "Red Oval" pictured.
Looks pretty standard for a "lager". Gold, with a quickly evaporating head and lots of bubbles racing their way to the top.
Smells a bit of toasty malt and some apple/pear fruitiness.
Rather sweet in the flavor. Reminds me a bit of some of those strong Polish lagers like Tatra and Zywiec, except this one can't boast 6-8% abv. Those also taste cleaner with more hop flavor in the finish, and are generally enjoyable to drink. This one has a rather assertive, artificial generifruit gummy candy or jellybean fruitiness in the finish and no hops to balance things out. Not particularly dry, and weak in mouthfeel and body. The first couple sips were ok, but I'm wishing I didn't have 5 more of these to drink. The carbonation starts out very lively, but gets fairly flat about halfway through, and you're stuck with something akin to a less than great apple cider. Definitely the worst beer I've had in a while.

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Photo of aleckpa
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of carlmoberg
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising fairly quickly from the bottom of the glass as well as some faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy sudsy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet corn and grain adjunct malts and a very light amount of floral hops. Maybe a touch of rice adjunct malts as well.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet corn and grain adjunct malts with a very light presence of rice adjunct malts. There is a very light flavor of floral hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness that lingers for a while but with a slight chemically aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Again, not a bad AAL/American Pale Lager but certainly not an interesting beer. Slight chemical flavors in the aftertaste. Easy enough to drink, best served ice cold.

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Photo of stevoj
2.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Bought as "Name Tag" from Trader Joe’s. Pours clear pale golden, with thin white head. Sweet malt, and corn on the aroma, taste is pure sweet grains, with a fading sweet finish. Finishes fast. Somewhat watery mouth feel. A pale lager through and through, but refreshing on these hot summer days.

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