spilledpint (352) - 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 (3999) - 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.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7oz baby bottle. This stuff is actually not that bad. Probably one of the better beers brewed at Minhas. Surprisingly sweet and slightly grainy, I could drink a lot of these. Actually, I have. Me and about 15 other buddies were in an Ice-fishing tournament and we had already finished 12 cases by 9am. ’Twas a good day!
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Well obviously extra points for the coolest bottle ever. Pours a surprisingly deep gold with a small white head. Nose and taste provide surprisingly honey sweetness and a distinct almond tone. A bit on the sweet and corny side, but still quite nice, especially in 7-oz form. Thanks, Andy and Dennetta!
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle, I’m pretty sure that drowland drank an entire case of this stuff last week after the GTMW, pours a dark yellowish golden with a fizzy white head, aroma has a good amount of bread and some yeast, flavor has a sweet front end with a finish of grain, pretty clean, actually not terrible, touche drowland.
wlajwl (5688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is grassy/skunky and mild sweetness. The flavor is malts, mild sweetness and a grassy/bitterness in the finish.
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
8/11/12. I drank about 20 of these little guys at cbfobes’ place last night. Cheap, light, corny, and mildly unoffensive. Can’t complain, really.
sloth (2794) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Thin white haed, poof! Gone! Lovely, light, urine hued lager. Nose is soft grains and a little grass. Light bodied with yer typical PL carbonation (though better carbonation than some recently quaffed RIS,s i,ve had,,arf,arf!) though a certain twangyness shines through.Light grainy malts, lil sugary, some silage notes with faint apple and breads. Finish is too lasting and a bit sweet. uuuuuuuuuurrrp. Thanks christ it was only a pony bottle. You can now purchase this lovely brew @statelineliquors! Yeah Roberrrrrrrrrrrrt! Go buddy! ;)
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light golden color. Smell is of malts and grains. Taste is the same, malts, corn, some grains. Feels highly carbonated in the mouth and overall is your average pale lager.