Boxer Lager
Minhas Craft Brewery

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Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #289
Ranked #30,223
2.29 | pDev: 35.37%
Dec 09, 2022
Sep 25, 2010
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Notes: Bitterness is distinctly subdued and a slight malty aroma effervesces from the moderate foaminess with just a slight hint of sweetness. It is a golden color with light aromas of malt and grain. It has a pleasant hoppy bitterness and a clean crisp finish.

Boxer Lager is made in small batches and is handcrafted using pure 2-row barley grown and malted in Biggar, Saskatchewan, premium hops from the Pacific NW, deep well water and our proprietary yeast. It is placed in cold storage (lagered) for a minimum of 35 days resulting in a clean, crisp, smooth tasting beer.

This is a refreshing lager beer that pairs well with medium to sharp cheeses, steaks, spicy sausages, grilled vegetables, and robust pasta dishes.
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Rated by Eriepa76 from Minnesota

2.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Compared to Coors light? Masterclass.
Dec 09, 2022
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Reviewed by NJBarstool from New Jersey

2.57/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Note: I was honest on four of the categories, but boosted the overall score due to the budget of this beer.

I enjoy many styles of craft beer and will on occasion spend nearly $30 on a four pint pack of high quality stuff. Today I was looking to stock up on football watching beer. My go-to's have been High Life or Yeungling for the bulk drinking lagers. I was at a Shop Rite in New Jersey on Novermber 5th, 2022 when I happened upon this stuff. I saw 30 packs of Natty and Genessee for $24. High Life was $26. Something called Boxer Premium Lager was $19.99 for a 36 case! That is 55 cents a can, in 2022!! I though.. Jeez that will probably be God awful and likely poisonous. So I checked beeradvocate, and it got some decent reviews. I said I'll give it a try. If it's awful I only have 35 more
Nov 05, 2022
Rated: 1.03 by GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

Jan 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Allen_Bishop

5/5  rDev +118.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Not to objective because it is my favorite lager and costs less than a buck for 24 ounces.

It has a cara-pils malt taste that harkens to the beers they made at that brewery since I started drinking. Some comments attribute it to yeast...which makes some sense because you couldn't afford expensive malt at that price.

Most younger "serious" beer drinkers are sucking down heavy hopped beers. If your looking for your beer to taste like high gravity bitters or grapefruit you will need to spend more money.

This beer is distinctive and produced in relatively tiny batches. At the price there is no comparison.

It reminds me a bit of beer from India.
Sep 09, 2021
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Reviewed by MoodeBeerz from Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev +63.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This is what happens when Millennial beer-snob, know-it-alls review a beer.

If this beer were twice as expensive and packaged differently, with maybe the silhouette of Muhammad Ali, or a sharp photograph of a boxing glove, the 30-somethings would be falling all over themselves.

As it is, this is a cheap, easily drinkable beer with a wonderful mouthfeel and a nutmeg, Hefeweizen taste.

Not my first choice. But an OK choice.

Is it a 'BudHead?' *( the tantalizing, wonderful, heavenly mix of two great North American loggers, Moosehead and Budweiser mixed in a 50/50 proportion? ) HELLS NO.


( and if you're NOT thinking of going to the store and buying a sixer of each, both Moosehead and Budweiser, and trying it yourself in a tall dimpled or nonic glass, then you are simply a fool )

But, I digress. Boxer is a cheap, easy Buzz. Throw a lemon slice in and maybe once squeeze of honey and you've got yourself a terrific summer cooler. Even adding ice won't ruin things for you....
Jul 26, 2019
Rated: 2.35 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2019
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Rated by SAL1232 from Canada (QC)

1.04/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
Id rather go sober. Manjit is disgusting.
Feb 09, 2019
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

3.61/5  rDev +57.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 12-ounce can into a vintage O'Doul's bow-tie glass. Stunningly clear golden color, with a finger or two of white head that settles rather rapidly. As AAL's go, this is pretty inoffensive. Boxer is light bodied, not too sweet, and mostly dry on the finish, with some light grain, grassy hops, and hints of tart apple on the nose and palate. Pretty typical. However, there is something else going on here: there are unmistakable notes of hefeweizen yeast, which contribute aromas and flavors of banana and clove. These notes are present in some other offerings from Minhas / Rhinelander as well. Is this a characteristic of their house yeast? I don't know. But those notes of banana and clove really give this a pleasant kick. (And you can't beat the price!)
Feb 04, 2019
Rated: 1.26 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Feb 03, 2019
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Reviewed by muchos from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev +45%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
L. Clear light bright orange with noticable carbonation for a lasting thick ring and partial patch.
A. Cracker, vague cereal grain, faint candy corn, bread, hay, dry grass. Smells just ok.
T. Bready and biscuit-y, a bit corn chip-y, some citrus in there like lemon and orange pith, corn flakes with a sprinkle of sugar, some toffee/honey maltiness in there as well. Finishes with a pithy bitterness and a pinch of ethanol.
F. Not actually watery, a bit above a light body, below average carbonation, not too dry.
O. Given all the lousy reviews, I'm pleasantly surprised. Heady Topper it ain't, but you could pay twice as much for for a worse beer.
Jan 15, 2019
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Rated by BusinessSuitBonfire from Canada (AB)

1/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Colleges kids drink this because its cheap. Its disgusting. Deserves a zero rating!
Jan 09, 2019
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
L: pours yellow gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" frothy white cap with poor retention

S: some apple, green apple, faint hops, and a hint of movie theater popcorn butter. Green apple is the biggest aroma

T: Sweet corn and a mild corn sweetness start the flavors with apple, some very mild spicy hop flavor, and a very mild hop bitterness

F: The body is light and the carbonation is medium full

O: The beer is slightly sweet and misses the boat on character and interest
Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 2.11 by Foxman27 from Iowa

Mar 14, 2018
Rated: 2.09 by jaydoc from Kansas

Dec 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
It's a cheap lager. Nothing more, nothing less. Pours a watery gold. Head diminishes quickly. Very weak aroma. Corny barley flavors. Highly carbonted.
Aug 16, 2017
Rated: 3.03 by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

Aug 14, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

2.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
Minhas Craft Brewery "Boxer Lager"
12 fl. oz. can, production coded but without freshness dating
$6.99 / 15-pack case @ Javie's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's clear but not as clear as I thought it would be, I can't see my finger prints through the glass, nor are my fingers really that clear. Odd. The initial finger-thick head of bright white that rose up over the fairly deep golden body is now already gone but there are some splashes of lacing left behind. The aroma is sweetish and dare I say malty? It's not grainy, and it's clear that there's some adjunct in use, but there is some maltiness to it. There's also, unfortunately, some esters that I connect with higher fermentation... not good. The flavor follows, and again, it's surprisingly malty, and sweetish like wort. I don't detect any specific oxidation like a papery characteristic, but it could be that some initial oxidation is making it seem more malty. Just a theory. It's medium bodied and crisp. I didn't find any hops in the aroma, nor do I find any in the flavor except for a touch of an herbal and leafy note in the finish. It's background though and that higher alcohol ester thing is still there and distracting. This is obviously not well made, but it's cheap - although there are many better made budget beers on the market that cost less. Disappointing.

2.75 / 2.5 / 2.5 / 3.25 / 2.5 = 2.59 out of 5
Jul 02, 2017
Rated: 2.36 by Miami66 from Nebraska

Nov 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

2.87/5  rDev +25.3%
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.
Jul 23, 2016
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Reviewed by drpimento from Wisconsin

1.05/5  rDev -54.1%
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.
Jul 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Ribber from Nebraska

4.61/5  rDev +101.3%
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.
Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 2.16 by Ripetomata from Minnesota

Feb 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Wer34truh from Minnesota

2.32/5  rDev +1.3%
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.
Jan 30, 2016
Rated: 2 by Josholson666 from Minnesota

Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by A-BIack_Man from Nebraska

Dec 12, 2015
Rated: 2.95 by joe12pk from Michigan

Sep 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Bis4beer70 from Indiana

2/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Tastes like soap
soap an then more soap and then right after that it also tastes just like soap...
Hamms is better for cheap stuff.
Jul 24, 2015
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Reviewed by ridethewalrus from Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev +35.4%
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.
Jul 02, 2015
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Reviewed by pflfantasy from Wisconsin

1.36/5  rDev -40.6%
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.
May 25, 2015
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Rated by Nurt20 from Illinois

1.7/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
Ok considering the price of it
May 15, 2015
Rated: 2 by rossracing from Illinois

May 13, 2015
Rated: 2.63 by schoon from Iowa

Apr 28, 2015
Rated: 2.63 by hunterjames from Canada (ON)

Apr 08, 2015
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Rated by AnalogErik from Minnesota

2/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
beer of choice for broke college students. 30 pack for 12$? SIGN ME UP (10 years ago)
Apr 01, 2015
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Rated by frankwoj from Pennsylvania

1.02/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Worst beer ever!! Don't do it!
Feb 16, 2015
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Rated by Mnmich7662 from Minnesota

1.03/5  rDev -55%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
Yucky yucky yucky yucky yucky
Feb 06, 2015
Rated: 2 by Mexwald from Illinois

Jan 22, 2015
Rated: 2 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 3 by rygunz from New Jersey

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 1.5 by Basoos1 from Oklahoma

Dec 01, 2014
Boxer Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 58 out of 100 with 133 ratings