Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Vaguely lemony scent emanates from a metallic tall boy environment. Pours a hazy yellow, looks like a hefe...just looks. Strange sweet to sour taste, kind of like the bad reisling the wife enjoys. Guess that passes as Pseudo-French. Don’t you love how Minhas brags about canning their beers: ’keg-like quality." Been getting this brewer on the cheap lately, and most a palatable. This one manages to be less palatable than most cheap lagers.
Ratman197 (10196) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of straw, yeast, pear and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, yeast and fruittiness with a crisp lingering fruity finish.
phaleslu (6810) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
16 oz. can shared by dbsdelight- thanks, Dan. Yes! Another Minhas beer for me- RapeBeer would be proud. "Serve in a frosted glass" is right on the can, so all signs are positive so far. Pours a hazy straw gold color with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Notes of banana, straw, bread, pale malts, sugar, and even a floral note. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, bready mouthfeel. Actually has some color and body. That doesn’t make it good, but there was certainly nothing offensive here. Better than my low, low expectations.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy dark straw orangish with minimal white head and a fizzy body. Nose is funky pale malt, florals, hopcitrus. Tastes medium to light in palate, with an overall sweetness, mild funk, hopcitrus, and pale malt. Overall this one is below average.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a dark golden color. smell is musty, medicinal. Taste is an off flavor, some cough syrup, not very good. Overall best avoided.
rondphoto (2278) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rich gold color with wisps of smoke floating around; skim coat of clean white head, and no lace. The problem with this brew is that it is light sour citrus and wheat that doesn’t continue through the palate or into the finish. There is very little going on, leaving one with a slightly sour stomach - not good for beer drinking. Not recommended.
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light gold color, slightly hazy, medium head. Light malts and hops, brewed with real honey. A slightly sweet, wheat beer. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full. Nice taste, crisp and refreshing. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly sweet, no bitterness
reebtogi (4375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml bottle pours straw in color with a small white head that leaves only a few specks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with some light caramel and light grassy hops. Taste is light fruit and malt sweetness with a mild hop bitterness. Light to medium body with mild carbonation. By far the best that Minhas has to offer, but still only about average for the style.
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. SLightly cloudy yellow brew with a wafer thin head that is gone in a second. Ye gods - looks like a urine sample in the glass. Aroma of fruit - lemon, pear, green apple - some sour funk. Taste is sweet caramel and candy apple, lemon grass. A little dry in the finish. There is nothing foul or bad here but it is a mish mash of odd and off flavors. I was thinking it was a saison / farmhouse ale (given that those very words are printed on the label) but see that it is a golden / blond ale. Sheese - seldom care for those. Well, it’s a bust. Not a drain pour but not enjoyable.
Travlr (13259) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Hazy pale yellow color. Aroma of subtle straw. Taste is lemon juice and lime.