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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by biggred1 on 09-25-2010

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40
Ratings:
115
Avg:
2.5
pDev:
54.4%
 
 
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Photo of Darkmagus82
2.87/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 24 oz. can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very nice golden amber color with tons of tiny bubbles streaming up through the brew and producing a two finger head of white foam. The head has a modest level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of sweeter smells of caramel and a decent showing of corn syrup. Along with these aromas comes a decent amount of a metallic smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a mix of a bready, light caramel, and corn cereal taste mixed with a bit of a metallic flavor. The metallic flavor gets stronger in nature as the taste advances all while the bready and the corn fade a bit. All the while a bit of a cardboard flavor develops and with a loss much of the caramel, one is left with a somewhat off metallic and cardboard corny taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of eh brew is on the slightly thicker side (for a 5 % adjunct lager) with a carbonation level that was average. A little thinner body may have been slightly better for the mix of caramel and corn upfront and may have downplayed some of the off flavors slightly better. Overall the feel was not all that bad though

Overall – Not the tastiest of brews, but for the cheap price it is actually a decent go too. A good party brew.

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Photo of drpimento
1.05/5  rDev -58%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A few days ago I thought I had a bad beer - HA! This is even worse than the world beers I've had from the world's poorest countries. Totally sweet beer water and nothing more. Except some alcohol to get you wasted man. Aroma is a weird, not normally found in beer, sweet, um, not spice, sen-sen? no, some sort of cleaner/disinfectant I think.

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Photo of Ribber
4.61/5  rDev +84.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent session beer. One of the best ever. It is complex with interesting notes of fresh hops, fruits and grain. It reminds me of premium German and/or Czech biers. Absolutely love it. My fridge is now full of Boxer and I have never had more friends.

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Photo of Wer34truh
2.32/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Initially wild look, with rampant carbonation and a small but lively head. Settles quite quickly. Clear golden appearance. Looks like a boring lager.

Strong carbonation with a lot of sweetness. Subtle notes of malt, but I was really looking for something to latch onto so that might just be Stockholm Syndrome. For the price, this is fine. But I prefer my light lagers to be less carbonated, even if I might be in the minority here.

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Photo of Bis4beer70
2/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like soap
soap
soap
soap
soap
soap
soap
soap
soap an then more soap and then right after that it also tastes just like soap...
Hamms is better for cheap stuff.

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Photo of ridethewalrus
3.1/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this beer on impulse from the liquor store across the street, The price point was 2 for $1, this was a low risk high reward situation. I found this beer tasted rather inoffensive, by the time I downed the first beer the next thing I knew I was polishing off the next one.

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Photo of pflfantasy
1.36/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I, too, was lured in by the $13.40 for 36 cans price -- cheapest per fl. oz. I think I had ever seen. And I have no problem with a "just get wasted" beer, having glugged Schaefer and Schmidt in college -- though that was long ago and isn't the main purpose anymore. I don't drink to get bombed any longer. That said, when is this "just get wasted" beer going to give me so much as a buzz? Memorial Day Sunday, I think I could have chugged all 36 cans in rapid succession and not suffered so much as a mild-buzz headache. Water overloadl poisoning maybe. Was the 4.2% alcohol content before or after dumping the vat of water into the mix??? As for taste, can't comment on something that has none. If I wanted Aquafina, I would have bought it.

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Photo of camdaley
2.35/5  rDev -6%

If your aim is just to get wasted, this beer works fine (one of the cheapest beers you can buy where I live). Too sweet overall, but I'd probably take it over Budweiser...

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
2.5/5  rDev 0%

Yeah, not the greatest but wish this was around in college. $8 for a 36 pack and it's not horrible. I would drink this over us macros. Brewery is a tub place to visit.

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Photo of dutchbagel
1.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

This is the worst beer i've ever had, the initial taste is like rotting bananas and the after taste like rotting pears, just absolutely atrocious. I paid around 8.50 for a 8 pack and it still wasn't worth the price.
Nothing good about this beer, other than the alcohol.

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Photo of dschaff
3.12/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've gone through a lot of these, and for 12.99 for 36 cans,it's hard to beat. My secret to enjoying this beer, is to pour two of them, (almost) into a large German beer mug, and squeeze in half of a lime, with a lime juicer. It's probably better than Corona, and being canned, isn't light struck.

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Photo of scaliasux
2.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - Light gold. Clear and bubbly. Reasonably tall foamy white head. Good retention for style.

Smell - Light. Mainly corn and sugar.

Taste - Vague, artificial-tasting sweetness. A little like sugared corn. And not in a good way. I guess it's not especially off-style, but the flavor is somewhat off-putting.

Mouthfeel - Light and fizzy.

Overall - In a style designed to not offend, this one offends. Corn dominates, dehanced by the trademark Minhas over-sweetness. If you need to drink this for drunkenness attaining purposes, keep it in the can and avoid giving it your attention.

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Photo of Noxious26
2.71/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had this at Regina Fesitv-Ale on Jan 31st. 4 oz sampler.

This was better than I was expecting. Clear golden colour with white head.

Grainy and slightly sweet aroma.

Taste mirrors the aroma. Grainy with some light sweetness. Simple and straight forward.

Not bad, but not good either.

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Photo of ZAP
2.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pale golden color....begins with rich aromas of caramel apple pie, roasted nuts, brown sugar, and indian spices..then deeper in delicate aromas of orange honey, and a herbed flat bread-like malt which is followed by aroma's of burning cigar embers, peat, and honey roasted nuts....provides a bold round entry to a dryish full body and lingering tobacco, herbal moss, and a honeyed cracker fade with a deft touch of astringent citrus hops.

The taste is rich, velvety and smooth..mildly sweet with chocolate covered espresso accents..Also smoked pepper, baked cherry and rye toast notes evident in abundance with smaller notes of soda noodles, lime starfruit candy, light mollasses, and dried citrus.

Finishes with a prickly pepper and roasted grain-accented fade.

Otherwise pretty unmemorable.

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Photo of Flounder57
2.65/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer quickly. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Sweet cereal grains and grassy hops. Very standard.

Taste: Really not much going on here. Sweet and generic. Can't really decide if it's cereal or grain.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, somewhat enjoyable, lacking flavor, medium carbonation, medium bodied, and too easy to drink.

Overall: Not sure if I'll be getting this one again. Extremely generic, but wasn't expecting much by the style of this beer. Gone in 4 sips and not too enjoyable.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grain, light caramelized malts and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a thin malt character and flavors of grain and adjuncts. The hops presence is extremely mild but there is some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good rep of a lackluster style. There are certainly several worse beers in the style that I’ve had compared to this one. For an inexpensive swill beer it’s not a bad choice.

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Photo of BigBry
2/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

More cans for the collection, luckily I found a couple singles in the bargain bin.
Clear, yellow color, little head that was instantly gone and therefore no lace.
Slightly sour, wet vegetable smell. Slightly sweet flavor to start then taken over by cooked vegetable. Dryish finish but still left sticky coating on the tongue. Light mouthfeel, thin and fizzy. They sell a ton of it, so people must like the buck a can price.

Not for me, but the price is right and it keeps selling to someone.

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Photo of Steviebear69
1.78/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

It's really cheap. It will get you drunk. Hard for me to drink unless i put lemon or lime juice in it. Slightly better in a glass then the can. My wife had to the finish the case. She can drink anything. This beer proved that lol. This mandatory 250 character response is lame. I was fine at hard to drink!

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Photo of tone77
2.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of plastics, green apples, some grains. Taste is a typical Minhas flavor profile, green apples, grapes, plastics, not very good. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a bargain at this price, but not very good.

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Photo of jimmah120
2.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

24oz can, no date. $2

Sweet artificial smell, taste follows with sweet cooked corn, grainy malt. Feel is light and crisp, as a good lawnmower beer should be.

Wouldn't be bad on a hot summer's day, but even then, there'd be better choices. Even this brewery has better adjunct lagers in their line-up

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Photo of jwc215
3.17/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours yellow gold with a thin wispy head that soon becomes a bubbly patch.

The smell is grainy. Relatively clean.

The taste is sweet with buttered corn. (Slight wet cardboard?) It tastes like your typical adjuct lager. Sweet-ish finish.

The body is slightly oily, but crisp.

Another typical "lawn-mower" beer.

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Photo of jjanega08
3.9/5  rDev +56%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No freshenss dating on the Boxer

A= Pours your typical fizzy yellow with a thin whispy white head on it that falls fast and leaves little lacing.

S= Smells a little sweeter than your typical AAL. Not bad. Not good though. Smells like a little sweeter beer.

T= Tastes like beer. A little sweet again. Somewhat akin to a Grain Belt.

M= Typical of AAL. A high carbonation keeps the tongue happy.

O= When a beer comes in a 36 pack I know I have to buy it. This was one of those. A freaking 36 pack for god's sake. I love it. Super cheap and doesn't taste any different than your typical AAL. If you stumble upon the Boxer pick her up.

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Photo of mothman
1.12/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a finger of surprisingly creamy off white head. Color is a clear gold.

Aroma: Grains, corns, and metal. I also get a slight chick pea aroma.

Taste: Taste is similar, but worse. More awkward flavors blending together. Kind of reminds me of a liquid shepherds pie with the corn and pea flavors blending together.

Mouthfeel: Bland and crisp. Light bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Ends buttery.

Overall, this was a terrible beer. Much worse than any other adjunct lager. Just not drinkable.

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Photo of emerge077
1.68/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Discount bin novelty buy for cheap. "12 339" code printed on bottom of the can, appears to be a best by date.

Pale gold, bright clarity, thin feeble head.

Smells like sweet apple candy and cooked vegetables, soggy wet grains, corn silage.

Mealy grainy sweet flavor, apples and envelope glue. Wouldn't be surprised if this was brewed with feed grains and table sugar. Flavors of puffed rice cereal and manila folders round things out. Watery and flaccid, unpleasant artificial aftertaste.

Another lowest common denominator piece of crap from Minhas.
If you're on a budget like many, there are far better options out there.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
1.84/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.

A. Deep golden color yet transparent. Brief surge of foam falls apart in twenty seconds without any lacing.

S. First sniff reminds me of the odor of those horrible stale 'circus peanut' mushy candy mallow things. A second later it resolves into a green apple jolly rancher... This is NOT how a lager should smell. A lager smells clean and fresh, not like candied fruit.

T. Sugary sweet corn and vague rice krispies styled cereal grain. I'm actually somewhat surprised at the fact that I can detect some grain content in the flavor given how the aroma was. No hopping was detected. A chalky sort of mineral aspect appears in the finish as the brew warms up somewhat.

M. Thinner side of medium body, light carbonation. Finish remains sweet and sugary throughout, which is not a great lager characteristic.

If only the can did not have the word 'lager' printed on its side I would have been allowed to be a lot more lax with rating this one. It would have made for a fairly decent malt liquor, for example, but it just isn't marketed as such.

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Boxer Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
2.5 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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