Boxer Light | Minhas Craft Brewery

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Minhas Craft Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Boxer Light Beer 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.

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 30
Reviews by TheField88:
Photo of TheField88
3.06/5  rDev +28%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I read some of these reviews and I ask myself what a man who buys a beer at this price and considers himself a drinker or beer reviewer to expect. Thank you dip shit who belonged to some fraternity of half/quarter/full fags, no sexual preference meant, I guess weaklings is better. If you couldn't handle this playing beer pong or flip cup I'm so sorry your pallet was displeased. Why don't you chalk up the bread for that elixer you really deserve. When you come to drinking a beer at this cost I would say you adjust expectations. At this price point it's the best beer I've had by far, and I'd rather drink this over Miller, Coors, Bud. Big name means big bull shit, especially with alcohol. Give this a shot. If you don't like it congrats for you I've drank dozens better beers, but if you need to drinks and your not a picky princess who still has taste, you may wonder why you been paying what you pay for what you drink.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of woodychandler
1.42/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

I try, oh how I try, in fact, And I try, oh my god do I try (thanks to Four Non-Blondes) to be unbiased and non-judgmental on The CANQuest (TM), but MInhas Craft Brewery in Monroe, WI is my arch-nemesis! The crap that they spew out would gag a maggot and yet because of a central CANQuest (TM) dictum - the beer must be CANsumed in its entirety to count - I am doomed. Their (and I hesitate to call them such) beers are unfit for human CANsumption and have the unwanted effect of turning me into a Cyberperson each and every time. I am fortunate to have The Doctor as my friend and he always rescues me, but the agony in the interim ...

From the CAN: "Brewing Tradition Since 1845"; "No Preservatives - All Natural"; "No Preservatives - No Additives - No Added Flavors"; "Boxer Premium Light Beer"; "Union Made"; "'All Trademarks and Designs are the property of Mountain Crest SRL'".

In the previous review to this one, I thought that I heard the heavy tramp of Cybersteps, but then they abated. I began the Crack & Glug hoping for the best and my pour garnered two-plus dense fingers of bone-white head with moderate retention. It looked like meringue atop a lemon pie, very appealing. Color was a slightly washed-out lemon yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of chewed pink bubble gum, Concord grapes, dry cleaning fluid, the interior of a plastics factory, and attic must such as you might stir up moving bundle of newspapers from the 1970's.

Clomp, clomp, clomp. I hear them on the other side of the fence! They are again coming for me, but The CANQuest (TM) must forge on.

Mouthfeel was very full for the style, which was a plus, but the combined flavors of metal, plastic, grapes and dry cleaning were a definite negative.

"You will be assimilated!" shouted the Cyberleader from the other side of the fence.

"Oh, please, not again," I thought to myself but better than 3/4 of the glass remained as I picked it up. The taste had not improved and was deteriorating to the point that the plastic and dry cleaning were almost indistinguishable from one another. I began to weep openly as my fence fell down and the Cyberleader and his minions were revealed.

"You will be assimilated!" he shouted, advancing through my yard.

"At least he is crushing some of those weeds," I thought as I took another long draught. My throat began to CANstrict, thanks to the toxicity of the beer.

Having gotten smarter with age, I had the back door open and the Cyberleader shredded the mosquito netting with ease, rather than bursting through the door as he had done so often in the past.

"You will be assimilated!" he shouted with his fingers wrapped around my neck and now I could no longer identify whence my problem in swallowing came from.

"Must finish," I gasped, tears running unabated down my cheeks.

I got the last dregs down just as ...

I have now been assimilated. I am one with the group. The Cyberleader has directed me to delete all, but I have one last chance ...

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.69/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Minhas Craft Brewery "Boxer Light"
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: Boxer Light appears to be just Boxer Lager with some water added, and that's not unusual for brewers that utilize high gravity brewing. Its body is a clear gold beneath a short head of bright white that drops immediately but then maintains itself for a bit before fading to just a collar. Overall, the head retention and lacing are limited, which is really in my mind, just about average on a world-wide scale. The aroma expresses sweetish adjunct maltiness without any hops. The flavor follows. I don't expect any hops to really appear in a light beer, but they're usually there kind of generically in the background adding some balance but I don't get that here. Yes, obviously there are some, but almost the only thing I get is the sweetish malt. It has a low level bitterness and yet it somehow manages to finish fairly dry, I guess because there's not really that much malt there ~ it's a light beer so it's really mainly water (and that's not meant as an insult, but as fact). Light-medium in body and crisp. It's not really a bad light beer considering its price point, but it pales in comparison to the best on the market.

2.75 / 2.5 / 2.5 / 3.25 / 2.5 = 2.59 out of 5

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Photo of CrazyMike
1.65/5  rDev -31%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pale yellow appearance with foamy white head which quickly disappears. Smell consists of grain, corn and some sweetness, the bare basics of cheap beer.

Taste has similar features, a metallic combination of grain, corn and sweetness. Has a strange grape and banana taste as well, reminds me of cough syrup. Light bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is very dry with that lingering cough syrup taste.

This is one of the strangest light beers I have tried, one of the few times I wish I was drinking Coors Light. The rest went of this went down the drain, stay away from this.

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Photo of kguyty
2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of biboergosum
2.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

355ml can. 4.0% ABV when exported to Minhas' homeland.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of crackling, fizzy white head, which fades before your eyes, leaving a few sparse amoebic specks of lace around the glass in the process. It smells of sweet corn mush, some actual grain, thinly rendered, and bordering on the nail polish stank. The taste is pretty much in line - corn, grain, and a slight, actually underwhelming (damn you expectations!) skunky weediness. The carbonation is fairly sedate, the body really not too shabby for a light beer, being neither light nor thin, relatively, and just a tad cloying. It finishes sweet, that of the muddled grain sort, and low on the skank-o-meter.

While I'm not going to go so far out on a limb here as to say that I like this, But, for the style, and ground laid up 'til now, this is pretty inoffensive, if you can overlook what I am sure would be a growing palate distaste with the clingy body, which lacks the crispness that discerning light lager drinkers look for. I'm not drinking any more to find out.

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Photo of crossovert
2.97/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

12 oz can. 10.49 36 pack. Freezer for an hour after chilling in the fridge.

It pours a clear gold with a big foamy bright white head. Quintessential for the style.

The smell is light. There is mineral water, light sugar, and corn.

The taste is actually better than a regular light beer. Some hops somehow. Sugar, corn, not very watery.

No reason not to buy this as a cheap beer. Nothing comes close.

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Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +77.8%

Photo of GaryT2
3.25/5  rDev +36%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I'm sorry. I think anyone giving this beer a score under 2 is a pimp for Milwaukee or St Louis. At $0.40 a can it is just intolerable to compete with.
Granted, I cannot drink the regular Boxer... but I very much like the Light version.There are very few Light beers I want to drink. I like Amstel and I like Boxer... and they are miles apart. If you like a dark beer try this Boxer Light for dinner. It has taste. My favorite beer? Maybe Sam Adams Oktoberfest... that gives you an idea of what I do and can taste.

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Photo of tone77
3.07/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of apples, sugar. Taste is the same. Light, green apples, a touch of sweetness, the fact that it has any flavor at all is a plus for this style.Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer, which is a good thing from this brewer.

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Photo of rabbitguy
1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.43/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Crystal clear, dull straw yellow. Head formation and retention are better than expected though still not great. Thin, scraggly rings of lacing remain.

S: Sweet grain, corn, and slight grassy hop. Subtle dull, musty yeast.

T: Sweet corn and grain, slight bubble gum, touch of husk and musty yeast. Faint grassy hop. Clean finish of straw and sweet grain.

M: Light bodied, but with more substance than your average AAL. Rounded and slightly creamy. Modest tingling carbonation is a welcome change of pace from the usual blast one comes to expect.

O: it is what it is. It's sweeter than your average American Adjunct Lager, but that gives it just a little bit of charm. Better than the big boys, but not by much.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
1.67/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Basically looks like urine. Not pleasant at all. I usually try to explain the appearance a little more, but there's no two ways around it; this stuff just isn't very appetizing.

Smell: Vinegar and stale grain. Reminds me of MGD 64.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Basically a sour version of regular Boxer. Mouthfeel is kinda greasy too.

Drinkability: Nicht so gut. Regular Boxer is much more drinkable.

Overall: Not worth trying.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.47/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephenjmoore
2.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I was expecting this to be the worst thing in the world, but it was actually tolerable for a macro light lager. Light and watery like you would expect, with corn coming through the most.

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Photo of dcall384
1/5  rDev -58.2%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of dubmax
3/5  rDev +25.5%

Photo of MyMindSpray
1/5  rDev -58.2%

Photo of pooogy
1.25/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of TEE-Bone
1.33/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pro: Low Price @ 12.99$ a 36er I didn't think I could lose...
Pro: Did I mention how cheap it is????

Appearance: $0,40 a can beer doesn't get poured in a glass...
Smell: fresh mowed grass and old High life.
Taste: brace yourself for it folks; it ain't pretty.... Normally a couple of cans will knock down the tastes buds when you are reduced to drinkin the cheap stuff; but that wet cardboard and grassy "signature" taste stays with boxer light from finish to start.
It just aint right.
This is the kinda beer you give to child molesters on death row with their last meal...

Summary: If funds are low, flip that couch cushion; get up under that coin star; scrape up that extra $3 or $4 bucks and get some Natty; this stuff aint fit to drink!
Forget the 12 steps; you want someone to give up drinkin; for good; make em drink a 12er of this stuff and they will swear off booze for good!

Pro: Bulldog logo is Boss...

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Photo of REVZEB
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of tommy5
2.25/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Hendrick24
2.23/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jekfra
1.03/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

This is the worst beer I have ever tasted in my life. I am in a fraternity so I would say that I know my fair share about cheap beers. This beer has an odd kind of spicy weird makes you wanna throw up after taste. At one party this was all we had to drink and I couldn't get down more than 1 and a half cans of this stuff. I would not advise any to drink this beer. I would recommend spending a few extra dollars to buy a beer that is drinkable.

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Boxer Light from Minhas Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 2.39 out of 5 with 30 ratings