Caytinator (997) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz can. Referring to the description, I’d rather have the full menu, thanks. What an interesting niche market that’s forming - craft-y! It is pretty simple, and this yellow pale lager has a ’fine’ aroma and appearance, but the taste isn’t there for me...there’s something unpleasant in the aftertaste that reminds me of malt liquor. 6.2% is too strong for this type of beer without better ingredients. Drinkable, though
BucannonXC5 (1035) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Hillcrest (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $3.49 for a 6-pack
Purchased: June 19, 2013
Consumed: June 21, 2013
Poured a golden semi-murky color with 1-2 fingers of offwhite head that parted pretty quickly. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Minimal-to-no lacing. Bad retention on the top.
Smelled a lot of different flavors, reminding me somewhat of a lager, hefeweizen, Belgian ale and a blonde. Got faint banana, sour fruit, honey, grass, ashtray, bread lemon and corn with a heavy alcohol backbone.
Tasted honey, corn, lemon grass, faint banana cloves, tropical notes, cereal and faint smoky ashtray. Somehow it all worked together.
Light body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish.
Not bad lager. Not a great one, but such a great value ($0.58 per beer). I’d probably have it again (after this 6-pack).
marzenloverNM (22) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good looking pour with substantial head and golden hue. Neutral aroma. Apply first impression. Creamy on the palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NachlamSie (2918) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from Trader Joe’s. I had hopes for these cheap canned beers from Joe’s. They have been dashed. While this is better than Name Tag, this isn’t very good. All I wanted was generic lager with reasonable Euro hop use. This is sweet, candy corn beer with nary a hop anywhere. This is more like malt liquor than anything. Still not horribly offensive.
ronaldtheriot (1469) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Simpler Times Lager has a thick, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and practically no lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of grain husk, subdued sweetness, and even a background smokiness. Taste is of sweet, lightly-roasted barley malt, with some slightly elevated hop bitterness to cut the sweetness. Mouthfeel is mostly light and watery, and Simpler Times Lager finishes semi-dry, fairly, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is a passably good beer, and I suppose it’s worth a try. RJT
jbrana (551) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very light with a sweet corny tasting malt profile and tastes nearly hopless. No the worst beer, but certainly not anything special.
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz can. Pale yellow color, that is slightly darker than a standard American macro-lager. Aroma is lightly malty and sweet. Flavors taste like an upgraded American lager, but really not much better. It doesn’t make me sick to my stomach the way a bud or miller would. It may be cheaper than the other beers at Trader Joe’s, but if I wanted something like this, I would have bought a Macro.
Scrapersnbeer (1504) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer mocks you for expecting a range of choice? It smells sweet, corny and sugary, and almost estery as if it is in on some cruel joke about false style-expectations. Effervescent yellow beer, initial head collapses fast. Apple core sweet taste, hairy aftertaste. Described as ’lawnmower beer’ it also has the consistency of a cola. Take a pass on this one.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can at Vanessa/Darren’s house in Portland, OR. Golden pilsener body with medium head. Nose of corn, malts, sweet. Taste is caramel, malts, toffee, honey and. Watery and slightly syrupy texture. Just rather thin and not so good really.
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can courtesy of beastiefan2k. The pour is clear golden yellow with a fizzy white head that falls quick. The aroma is generic sweet malt, with a hint of earthy corn. The taste follows the nose, mostly about the sweet malt, thought the corn is pretty well integrated and subdued in the taste. The palate is light to medium bodied, course carbonation, and a sweet finish. Overall, clean enough, though a bit too sweet of a Lager for me.