Boxer Ice | Minhas Craft Brewery

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Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 02-12-2011

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Photo of buschbeer
3.36/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

710 mL can
Served in a pilsner glass

This beauty pours a brilliant golden color and is topped with several inches of eggshell head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is light grain notes.

It has mild malt flavor. It is extremely clean with a dry finish.

Thin mouthfeel

At $.95 a can how could I go wrong? I would even pay $1 if it was 8%. It is cheap and easy drinking. Great high school kid or college beer.

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Photo of sgttibbs
1.75/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jzlyo
1.82/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Aroma and flavor is sweetish corn/malts, an odd but expected off funk and tart finish. Not much in the way of flavor at all apart from the off funk.

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Photo of paulish
2.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fortyfield
1/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.07/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Served straight out of the freezer into a room temp Weizen glass..

Pours an apricot golden blonde color, 20% opaque. Tall 4 finger head; eventually it eats away to 1 finger and then finally a creamy ring.

Aroma is wet cardboard, herbs, apple cores, banana peel, corn kernels. It actually smells pretty fresh and clean with character.

A deep malt and straw base starts it off, but quickly fades to corn juice...then cotton candy. To draw a picture - think of a buttered cob of corn dipped in powdered sugar. Some tin follows.

It's rather thick and juicy for an ice beer, but still somewhat crushable. Medium bodied (dare I say), and a carbonated finish.

For a dollar nine it's really not terrible, but I can afford better so obviously I won't be having this again. I still say when and if I'm ever down on my luck, Miller High Life will be my brown bag jam.

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Photo of Isaac420L
2.82/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rjk00
1/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst beer I have ever drank .

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Photo of Sercoli
4/5  rDev +69.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly good for what people call a cheap beer. In fact I think it could impress in the value department on how good a cheap beer can be category. Golden color, light head, good carbonation, slight sweetness that gives it an almost oak beer taste & aroma. I would put this above a lot of beers. Good value.

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Photo of AmitC
2.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rygunz
3.5/5  rDev +48.3%

Photo of Wer34truh
2.71/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is comfortably in the sh**-category. As evident by the fact that you can pick up a 36-pack for less than 15 bucks. With that said, I do consider Boxer Ice to be on the sh**-throne, as the ruler of cheap beers. Proudly looking over her kingdom of Coors, Budweiser and Pabst.

Very drinkable both hot or cold. Slightly metallic (might be due to the can). However, the sweetness of the beer hides a lot of its flaws. Definitely not something I'll buy to impress someone. But for if you only have $15, and want drinkable quantity, at the lowest possible price, this is your best bet.

Much better than the regular Boxer. Just a surprisingly non-sh**y beer - for being a sh** beer that is.

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Photo of jslice99
2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jwc215
2.81/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours golden with a fluffy white head with decent retention. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is grainy with a hint of booze.

The taste is of sweet grain, some cooked veggies. Raw alcohol in the finish.

It is pretty smooth despite noticeable alcohol. A bit slick.

Not terrible for a cheap, boozy brew.

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Photo of Bald40
2.69/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Boxer. Ahhh, a beer from the famous Minhas Brewery. First let me say, at $13.99 for a 36 pack, my interest was truly piqued. Probably the cheapest price I've seen for a beer.

This was not a beer of bad odour. In fact, the aroma was quite pleasant, the coloring nice and crystal and golden amber like the dry fields of grain just before harvest.

Fist impressions on flavor. It does have the characteristic "Ice" flavor, which itself is a bit crystal-like and mildly metallic with mild alcoholic overtones. This is not a bad thing, but is to be expected with an Ice beer. However, tinges of sourness did creep out and tangle with the taste buds.

The beer goes down easily enough and should be served as close to ice cold as possible. Freezer it out of the fridge for about 15 minutes and you'll experience really a pleasant, malty-syrupy tingle as the cold beer rolls down your throat. Drink this on an empty stomach and you'll find you nice gentle beer buzz creep up and leave you happy. That is what we're all seeking isn't it. Ultimately, it's about the fumes, but the taste in delivery matters, so....

Overall this is not a bad beer, and one to keep in your fridge for emergencies, to enjoy after hard work-outs, or just to have fun with. I probably was too harsh on my scores, but for all of you cheap beer chasers, this is one to at least try.

Would I buy it again? Well, the question first is, can I finish the 36 pack the way it is? Even with bad beer, don't we always say, "Never again! I'll never finish this!" And then, a dry spell comes around, the liquor store is closed. It's Sunday, or you have a few days off and the gang is coming over tonight and you are broke...and then Boxer becomes the best beer in the world at that moment, for it's the beer that you have and you'll be thankful for it and you'll drink it.

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2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

From the mighty Minhas (Craft) Brewery comes - Boxer Ice !!!

Poured into a glass, the body displays a very nice looking, clear, deep-gold body. The bright white head instantly fades, but what do you expect? Average sized bubbles can be seen rising steadily; and it does leave occasional spots and smears of lacing here and there.

The aroma reveals a sweet maltiness that's more of "sweet" than of "malt", but at least it's pleasant and, for the most part, clean. There are even some hops in there although they don't really stand out - interesting! A pleasant note of fruitiness appears as it begins to warm, which is unfortunately followed by a little bit of alcohol as well, and some mild phenolic. How strong is this beer? There shouldn't be any alcohol appearing at just 5.5% by volume. Maybe this is the high gravity beer watered down a bit (but not quite enough)... then they water it down again to get Boxer Lager, and yet again to get Boxer Light. C'est la vie.

The flavor reveals what the aroma has suggested. The malt is obviously bumped with adjunct, but it's not cloying. It's sweet like a sugar cookie, and maybe a little bit sticky, but it's not overwhelming; and the fact that there are some hops in play makes it seem a little bit more in balance. As to the hops, they seem very floral (although that might be due to a combination with the sweet malt and alcohol) but also a touch citrusy. They're certainly no what you might expect in a beer at this price point (which would be dull, leafy/tea-like and maybe a touch floral if you were lucky).

In the mouth it's on the medium-full side, and the carbonation gently bristles the tongue. I'm not sure that's particularly what I want for this kind of beer, but I'm not going to fault it... it gains extra points here.

Overall, I found it interesting (well at least the first one anyway) and fairly enjoyable in that it was sweet (malty) with a touch of hops. I should note, however, that I highly doubt it would be any good if it was at all warmed. It's flawed and that holds it back, but at least it's cheap! On the other hand (some quick calculations: 30 cans Genessee or Hamm's @ $13.99 = .4663 VS. 36 cans @ $14.99 = .4163), it's just .05 cents less per can than some better made beer. In the end I think I'll go for quality over quirky.

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Photo of jkrane
5/5  rDev +111.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't know what's wrong with the previous poster's tastebuds, but I decided to try boxer ICE 3 weeks ago, and have not looked back since.

I've drank many different beers over the years, and I must say, I'm extremely impressed with boxer ICE. I remember seeing an advertisement for boxer lager, which was the cheapest beer on the market. I'm a man of meager means, so anytime I can save a dollar, I do. At $2.25CDN for a 710mL can, how could I go wrong?

I crack open a can, I pour it, pours beautifully, and has a lovely amber colour. It looks like a damn good beer. Looks refreshing in a mason jar, which is what I drink it out of, because I love the colour.

I've tried many beers: Heineken, Tuborg, Lowenbrau, Budweiser, Labatt, Molson, Laker, Lakeport, Sleeman, Alexander Keith, Rickards, Carling, Corona, Kawartha Lakes, Mill Street, Steam Whistle, you name it, I have drank it on multiple occasions.

I have never been so impressed with such a cheap beer. I only buy this stuff now. I look forward to drinking a mason jar full of boxer ice after a hard day, or on the weekends.

It goes great with a meal. It's a sweet, but not too sweet. Can be drank warm or cold, but very nice cold.

I expected this beer to be a cheap swill, but it's not. It is my new favourite beer, and deserves the praise of a good review.

Ahhh! I just took a sip now, crisp, fresh flavour. Not too bitter, not too carbonated, not too much bite, just a smooth, refreshing beer, which goes down easy, and has a lovely after taste.

Hats off to Minhas Brewery! Let the boxer flow through the streets!

So delicious...for such a cheap price. It's almost too good to be true. But it is true, that's the beauty of boxer ice.

Thank you, Minhas.

-Justin Krane-

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Photo of Matthew_Phoenix
2.12/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is the cheapest beer I ever had. 36 rack for $15 and some change. I didn't even know u can put beer in a 36 rack!

kinda has an offensive taste that bites u, in a bad way, almost made me cringe when i first tasted it sober, I've had wayyy better, on par with a nattie or a keystone, it's more of a college party beer, but because u can buy it in a 36 rack, it gets extra points.

I would still go with miller lite or PBR when I'm looking for cheap beer.

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Photo of MammothTarantula
1.25/5  rDev -47%

Photo of homebrew311
2.91/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance is a nice crystal clear gold with a small amount of lace. Smell has sweet corn like malt profile with stale grains and simple sugars. Taste is about the same, very sweet for the style but not overly offensive in flavor. Somewhat clean flavor. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated . Overall, standard ice beer here with no frills. The one positive is the lack of bad flavors, but nothing I would describe as good.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
1.68/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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

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

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

T: The taste starts out with some malt and adjunct sweetness. Then some mild breadiness comes in from a thin malt character. There’s also an odd bite to it that I’ll assume comes from it being the “Ice” version. There definitely is not much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and not smooth at all, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not very flavorful, does not go down easily, not too filling, mild kick, just not a good beer in any respect.

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Photo of TheBeeraholic
1.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of kguyty
2/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of REVZEB
2/5  rDev -15.3%

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Boxer Ice from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 2.36 out of 5 with 31 ratings