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Minhas Oktoberfest (2010-2012)

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (313) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Mine is the Bad Hare version. I have to admit that I have a bias against Minhas beers but most people that know better do. The beer had no head except at the edge of the glass, left some lacing. Heavy and on the malt and sweetness, toasty and bready..A little peppery. Damn overall this isn’t a bad beer. I will give them this one. Although, my bottle is about 5 months old at least, maybe that helped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
650ml bottle from Depot under name Bad Hare Oktoberfest 5.5%. Clear golden pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma has a hint of malty sweetness, and a strong hoppy aroma. Medium carbonation. Bubbly, dry mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Light bitterness in the finish, quite smooth. Expected fuller body and a little darker colour in a Marzen, but this is passable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
simonblaine (299) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
I had the Bad Hare version, surprisingly decent for the cheap price.caramel, cereal,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
Pours a light copper/brown with a small white head. The aroma has nutty caramel and spice. The flavor has honey, caramel, white pepper, and a slight vegital note. Not bad, surprising from Minhas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draft @ Minhas. What a weird beer. It starts out as your typical Marzen but has an insanely sweet caramel malt backbone. To be honest, I’m not really a fan of Marzens but this brew changed it up enough to be drinkable for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Dark amber color, with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of roast & nuts. Flavors of caramel, nuts, roast, bread. Slight bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRatKing (120) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
Glee, I get to be first for once! Picked this one up out of curiosity; Bad Hare’s chocolate stout was quite good, so I’ll give them a shot at a lager, even though I know they are part of Minhas brewing, which makes the horrid bloody Mountain Crest stuff. To the beer! Bottle into a Tulip. Nice burnt amber colour with a creamy white head two fingers thick. It has been sitting in my glass for a few minutes now and show very little sign of dissipation. Fair bit of malt on the nose, faint nuts, some hops. Flavour is quite nice; a lot richer than any other Lager I have had, which is likely the Oktoberfest theme coming through. Lots of malty sweetness, biscuit, honey, a bit of hops on the back-end though the malt dominates. Good mouthfeel and the carbonation is wonderfully creamy. If this is what Lagers can be, then I wish they could all reach for this. A rather good brew; I’ll keep them in rotation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
reebtogi (4237) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
330ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that fades quickly leaving a small amount of lacing behind. Aroma is mild spices with some caramel and grass. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some nasty hop bitterness and a little spice. A cheap amber ale with a little spice does not make a craft beer. Low quality and not deserving of the name Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Lemke10 (805) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2012
I bought a single 22oz bottle of this from Woodman’s in Janesville, WI for $2.59 in late 2011. Pours a cloudy amber color with a slight head and very minor lacing. Scent is weak but has hints of malts, grains, and spices. Taste is rather malty and slightly dry. There are hints of spices being an Oktoberfest brew but this brew is rather watered down in comparison to most marzen brews. Drinkable but I don’t care too much for the dry malty after taste. Overall it is average at best as there is definitely room for improvement here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (2642) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
330ml brown bottle. Orangey colour with golden edges. Hazy. Big white head with a foamy bead, some spotty lace. Nose has a bit of grain, some light caramel. Taste has some toasty malt up front, grainy middle, some bread, slight caramel, light tangy finish with some citrus. Body is light, average carbonation. Pretty average brew, it is drinkable, no bad or off flavours, just not really exciting.

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