Minhas Craft Brewery Reviews

Red Oval Classic Lager 2.1
12oz can from a Trader Joeís, íName Tagí Lager by name, part of a six pack that my son in law bought. OK, letís get on with the rate: golden, clear and clean looking, with a white head that disappeared before it arrived. Corn syrup in the nose and taste, some mild hop bitterness in the finish but overall a cheap beer and you could tell.
Monday, May 02, 2016

Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout 3.1
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Monday, May 02, 2016

Huber Bock Beer 3
Aroma of caramel malts. Dark brown more like a doppelbock than a singlebock. Head dissipate very quickly, no lacing. Taste is very sweet, mouthfeel a light lingering sweetness. Just too sweet for me for a lager. Might be a good beer to introduce to females who (in my experience) tend to prefer sweeter beverages.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout 2.9
Pours coffee black with some tan head that fades quickly, no lacing. Nose is root beer and chocolate. Flavours are root beer, chocolate, coffee. Taste medium/big sweet light bitter. Lightish body with medium carbonation.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Guam 1 Mango Beer 2.1
Can from Kumiyama AEON Mall liquor shop. Nose of mango, sugar, and coconut. Copper/amber color. Thin sweetish mango, flattens into orangeade, starch, paste, and a sugary finish. Thin-medium body. Very much the artificial breakfast drink-like brew.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

NGB Gluten Free Lager 1.8
2015 BJCP Category: 31A Specialty Grain Beer

AROMA: Almost completely odorless. The faintest lager-like aroma. 4/12

APPEARANCE: Clear gold; highly carbonated. White head fizzles away quickly like a soda. Looks like a cider. 1/3

FLAVOR: Borderline flavor-free. Some generic lager taste, though sorghum twang/grit presence is noticeable. Some apple juice character (acetaldehyde?). Not repulsive, but extremely lacking in palette. 7/20

MOUTHFEEL: Thin, crisp, watery texture. Clean finish. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not as twangy as much sorghum-based brews, but it has nothing going for it at all. Bottle was 5 months old. 3/10


Friday, April 15, 2016

Huber Bock Beer 3.3
I really enjoyed this, itís a rather sweet bock beer...........................
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Boxer Watermelon 0.8
It was overall awful, clear pink colour, looked, tasted and smelled nothing like beer. It was like an extra gross sicky sweet candy. It is a mislabeled cooler. It should not be legal for this to have "beer" written on the can.
Friday, April 08, 2016

Minhas Boxer Bubbly 3
The first few sips were comparable to dank carbonated urine with 5 cups of sugar. after a couple drinks it was pretty decent and I could see it being enjoyable in a jungle juice/ adult punch. It is extremely sweet, tastes very little like beer.
Friday, April 08, 2016

Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout 4.3
uh, am I crazy to give this a high rating??? Look is abstract brown, thin tan head. smell is rich milk chocolate, small coffee, and some malt. Taste is pure fín milk chocolate. Exactly as sweet and bitter as.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Minhas Oktoberfest (2013-present) 2.2
Ruby red with a thin, light tan head. sweet aroma with a bit of orange and banana. Watery malt taste with a hint of bitterness. Not all that impressive.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Red Oval Classic Lager 1.3
oddly salty, but not in a bad way. it does the job. drank it under the title of Nametag
Friday, March 11, 2016

Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout 2.6
Sampled at the SCCCT event at Friendship Brewery. Bottle was labeled as Boatswain Chocolate Stout. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, chocolate, coffee, bread and some roast. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, chocolate, coffee, bread and roast. A little watery for me.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Huber Bock Beer 3.5
good looking beer. Nice aroma. goes down smooth with little after taste. good after work. feel this is an under rated brew.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA 1.9
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel, Tel Aviv. Thanks to who. Slightly hazy orange with white head. The aroma has lots of honey, alcoholic with notes of overripe fruits. Bitterish flavor with notes of overripe fruits and honey, alcoholic. Medium. Unpleasant.
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale 3
Under the label Boatswain HLV Ale. nice foamy white head. Bitter with a nice hoppy flavour. Somewhat typical ale. nothing special.
Saturday, March 05, 2016

NGB Gluten Free Lager 1.4
Bottle from Trader Joes and took it camping. Should have thought that through a little better.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

NGB Gluten Free Lager 1.6
From 12oz bottle, about $2 at Trader Joeís, poured into 16 oz tulip glass

Aroma: cider, vinegar,

Appearance: golden, crystal clear, minimal head, white foam, virtually no head,

Taste: lightly sour, medium sweetness,

Palate: light body, thin feel, fizzy

Overall: A watery thin, crisp light lager. If youíre looking for a gluten free beer, just get a cider instead of this.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Gnarly Oak Winter Bock 2.5
bottle shared by drewface. Moderate paper oxidation in the nose. Deep red color. Taste is sweet malt and paper. Gross.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Huber Premium Beer 2.1
Pours a light straw hue. Smells sweet with hints of corn. Tastes very sweet. Overall very disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Boxer Lager 1.8
Poured a golden hue with very little head. Smelled very sweet. Taste was also very sweet with nothing else to discern. Overall this is a terrible beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Minhas Thumper American IPA 2.8
$3 bomber at Trader Joeís, but itís called Boatswain American IPA. Again, let me reiterate... $3 bomber of IPA. An at 6.7% itís probably the best thing to happen to the homeless since St. Ides came to market back in the late 80ís. So, with this in mind, this turned out to be unremarkable, though not as bad as St. Ides. They also have a DIPA for the same price, but I knew I was already pushing the boundaries of taste and self loathing by getting this. That said, itís not awful and should I embark on hard times, this will be my sauce (or maybe the DIPA... you need milage for the buck when youíre down on your luck). Itís a lame IPA... thatís the depth of my review
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA 2.6
Purchased a bottle under the Boatswain label, and poured into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy, sediment deep amber-copper color with a good-sized foamy/creamy off-white head with average retention, cling, and lacing. Its aroma featured grainy and pine hops notes along with some barley and spice. The taste was mostly a bitter and sour grainy blend with some bread and earthy tones, and a sour alcohol finish. The body was mostly wet and full, with average carbonation and thickness, and a strong alcohol presence.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale 2.9
Also known as Boatswain Heavy Lift Vessel. Good taste, good alcohol content.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA 2.5
A disgusting IPA, with almost no hops to it. Good high alcohol content though.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

NGB Gluten Free Lager 2
12 oz in Seattle. Very pale white yellow. Very clear and cidery look. Pale sweet, odd flavors but effect is still like a crappy weak euro/macro lager. Cardboard. Almost like a NA beer.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout 2.9
Bottle under the Boatswain Chocolate Stout moniker from Trader Joeís in Newport News. Black pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, light cocoa and watery chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, toasted grains and light chocolate notes. Body is medium with a soft, prickly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt and light chocolate.
Friday, January 01, 2016

Boxer Watermelon 0.7
Please Minhas Brewery, stop. Just stop brewing beer or whatever it is that you call it. A friend over the holidays had me try this "craft beer", I almost laughed myself into not breathing. Tried it and no surprise ... horrendous. Stop ... just stop.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Red Oval Classic Lager 1.9
can as name tag lager. Pale golden with one finger head. Sweet corn and a very strange perfumey or soapy nature. Not quite unpleasant, but not something Iím looking for in a lager either.
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA 2.9
22 ounce bomber from Traders Joeís. Limited aroma. Leans sweet with more malt than hops. Wouldnít buy again.
Monday, December 14, 2015

Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA 3.5
Bottle under the Boatswain Double IPA moniker. Aroma is fruity and floral with soft malt notes. Taste is very fruity with berry notes, light citrus, floral hops and sweet malt. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more fruity notes, berries, light citrus, sweet malt, floral hops and a touch of caramel.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Mountain Crest Classic Lager 2.5
Aroma is mild bubblegum and fruit. The flavor is bubblegum, fruit, grains/malts/adjuncts and a tart/slightly sour finish.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Huber Bock Beer 3.2
Bottle. Pours clear brown with thin off white head. Nose is brown sugar. Nasty taste. Chemical. Caramel. Brown sugar. Couldn't finish it.
Friday, December 11, 2015

Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout 3.4
Purchased under Boatswain Chocolate Stout at Trader Joe in Vegas. Pours a real dark brown colour with a frothy beige head, long lasting with creamy lacing. Chocolate malt aromas with the cacao added. Some stronger hops than usual for this style. Eventually, nutty notes comes out with mild coffee. Some sweetness flavours from the chocolate with roasted malts and light bitterness in the finish. This chocolate stout is a little too sweet, rich overall. Started with a lot of hops for the style, but now has disappeared in the taste.
Friday, December 04, 2015

Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale 3.1
Labeled as boatswain heavy lift vessel. Lighter in color than I thought. Thin head, no lacing. Aroma is floral, grassy, I suspect English hops, it has a Nobel nose and flavor. Kinda plane, but as is the style I suppose. Itís actually not unpleasant.
Thursday, December 03, 2015

Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout 3.1
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, cocoa/chocolate, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, chocolate, and some caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Somewhat artificial sweetener taste to it - but not too bad.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Minhas Fighting Billy Bock 3.5
Bottle. Pours dark brown with some off white head. Nose and taste is toffee and caramel. Some roast. Nasty aftertaste.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale 2.7
Aroma of brown sugar, raisins, bread. Deep brown color with a huge tan head. Sweet up front. Sweet fruits, some caramel. Muddy on the finish with a slight bitterness and alcohol burn. Off aftertaste on finish as well. Meh.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA 2.7
Bomber from Trader Joeís. Very nice price for a double IPA so I gave it a try. Now I see why the price was so low. Not terrible, but nothing good to really point out either. Pours a mostly clear copper amber color with a medium sized off white head that quickly fades to a thin cap. Some loose sudsy lacing along the glass. The aroma is extremely muted for a "double IPA" with notes of caramel but no real hop presence. The flavor has some alcohol and sweetness with bitterness in the finish but nothing exciting going on. Oh well. At least I didnít spend much on this venture.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Radek Kliber
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA 3.3
Where and how: b. 650 ml as Boatswain Double IPA
Aroma medium intense, citrusy hop feel with plenty of red malt. Mild whiff of alcohol.
Appearance :
Top: medium, white with some lace and rings.
Base: hazy amber
Palate : medium, an OK impression.
Taste: hops muted, herbal zesty feel with mid-heft red malts. Not overly sweet mind so. It felt as strong red ale. Late residual hop feel with soft warming alcohol.
other notes decent.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Axe Head Fruit Punch 1
710ml can. (incomprehensible scribble) [pink] pour. Aroma is generic brand licorice twists. Flavor is boozy sweet tarts. Tastes like an underage stripperís pussy.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Boxer Ice 0.6
Pour is dark yellow, a lightning fast head and light carbonation. smell is barely there: sweet abstract corn and funky earth? Taste is barely there, again abstract sweetness, sweetened palate that fades quicker than the head. This doesnít taste like anything!
Monday, November 09, 2015

Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA 0.5
22FL OZ (>$3) this was possibly anti beer. dog shit in the microwave on full high.
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Minhas Oktoberfest (2013-present) 2.9
Had this as Rhinelander. It is is strikingly tolerable for a Minhas brew, which is different than being really good. Itís clear orange w/ a foamy head. Itís got earthy hops and is kinda grassy. It does have a nice light texture. Itís a bit sweet and unfinished w/ some odd yeasty notes as well. For all thatís wrong w/ it, it is tolerably drinkable though.
Friday, October 30, 2015

Huber Bock Beer 2.9
On tap at minus brewery. Strong old school Bock. Not a lot of Carmel but still very nice with no after taste
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale 2.7
22 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Bought from Trader Joeís, labeled as Boatswain H.L.V. Ale Heavy Lift Vessel. Hazy amber brown with close to two fingers of beige head. Aromas of caramel, malt, some figs, light toasty notes. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, sweet syrup. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Cloying sweetness.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA 3.1
I donít particularly like rabbits at all. Less as pets, and even less as farm animals. Ok... there was a distinct alcohol presence and it made me feel relaxed with all the tension in the dart tourney (I won thank you very much!) but again.. it was a muddle of a beer. with no overall outstanding qualities other than it was cheap. Wooo!
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Minhas Thumper American IPA 3.2
This particular beer was provided by Buddy Alex for the dart tourney in which I particularly dominated. I have this fluid to thank. A decent IPA but it does not stand on the shoulders of giants. Thru Boatswain label via trader joeís. Mer. Body was a bit on the watery side.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout 4.1
Joy of Joys! The third in the dart tournament contest. A solid chocolate stout. Sweet and full bodied. Nose of cacao and bakers chocolate. Subtle hop finish for me. Evidently aliased to Trader Joeís. Especially economical.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Minhas Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale 1.8
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy golden with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are lemons, yeast, and funk - with a slightly dry finish.
Saturday, October 17, 2015