Bacterial (2163) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Josh at the RBSG. Josh was pimpin’ these hard and I took one home to try. Everything you love in an american pale lager is here. Corn and bread in the nose, slightly sweet taste with a touch of bitterness and a hint of fruit. Not too bad.
dekester1 (339) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 Had a ’shorty’ at a local bar in Rhinelander (Bucket Heads). Aroma was of grassy malts. The taste was similar - light, with grassy malts followed by a hint of sweetness and a very mild hop finish. It did not have the pungent corn/hop combo that many mass-produced pale lagers possess. Palate was OK and typical of most pale lagers. Overall, I liked this brew, since I am not a big hop fan. I hope they come out with a 12 oz. version can again in the near future.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the brewery. If you like simple, plain ol’ American lagers, this ain’t terrible. Smooth and exceptionally clean. Drinks with a little bit of a sweet, wheaty finish. (#5124, 7/3/2013)
b3shine (6504) - Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
7 oz bottle to snifter (thanks jmborggren). Looks fine; a transparent gold with thin white lacing. Smells of apples and light corn. Tastes like it smells, only worse, with an average (at best) mouthfeel. Meh.
olr1984 (1285) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small ass bottle pours clear yellow. Honey and corn aroma. Honey and bitter lemon.
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle... Clear, pale-golden lager with a tiny, fizzy, white head. The aroma is a muddled assortment of doughy, red delicious apple, creamed corn and sugar cookie notes. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor is painfully sweet - honey, golden raisins and other esters and phenols that (thankfully) have no business being in a pilsner or pale lager. Next-to no bitterness here. Sweet, sweet, sweet finish. Bottle courtesy of GhostFace!
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
got this bottle for .79. 8 pack 4.00 and some change. pour a nice clear golden color with no head. aroma malt, honey, cereal, dough. flavor the same as aroma. this did have nice full mouth feel to it
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Found a case of these in my in-laws’ garage, so here goes. 7 oz bottle served in a generic glass from the cupboard.
Pours a light gold/straw with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is malt. Flavor is very sweet malt with no bitterness. Thin body with moderate carbonation. All in all not a bad pale lager.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold color. No head. Bready lager aroma. Medium carbonation. Sweet flavor. Slighy malt. No hops.
CanIHave4Beers (3556) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is probably about the 20th one of these little suckers I’ve drank now, I think it’s about time to give er’ a rating.
Pours a clear golden color with a nice little tight white head, that is surprisingly well retained.
The aroma isn’t great, doughy & corny for the most part. Not unappetizingly sweat but not particularly crisp smelling either. A mild herbal hoppy note redeems it, although the doughy/corny thing is far less offensive here than it is in a lot of beers.
The flavor is fine, particularly fine for a Minhas beer. Sweet and doughy, but the corniness is left to a minimum, some fruitiness is nice.... I swear I got green apple in some of the bottles, but it’s mild if noticeable at all here. I’m guessing there’s some acetaldehyde profile to the beer and that my palate is a little more sensitive than normal when it bothers me in the beer, tonight I’m not really picking it up. The beer is balanced to some degree with a mild bitterness.
Honestly this is a beer I enjoy. I wouldn’t have drank something like 20 of them if I didn’t like it. At the same time, when you put it under the microscope things surface and become more annoying than when I’m using it as a quick beer in the shower/something to have with dinner/the normal things I use this beer for.
I will be buying another case of it this weekend if the opportunity presents it’s self.