Minhas Craft Brewery Reviews




nybol
3.2
Mountain Crest Canadian Lager
En typisk industrilager-øl, ikke det store sus, men heller ikke ligefrem en dårlig øl.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Strangebrewer
2
Boxer Ice
can. Poured clear yellow with a scant white head. Sweet grainy aroma. Light body, high carbonation, prickly mouthfeel. Corn grain generic flavour, sweetish with a slightly peppery note.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

fordest
1.7
Red Oval Classic Lager
Not good. Branded as Name Tag Lager. Tasted about what I expect a name tag to taste like.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

sulawang
3.3
Boxer Hard Root Beer
Visual: 6pack of 330ml. Pours dark root beer brown with large soda CO2 bubbles clinging to the side of the glass, no head, clusters of active streams.

Nose: big artificial root beer soda, cane sugar (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: thicker-slick mouthfeel, crisp burpy soda CO2

Mid-palate: (lvl-8-sweetness), cane sugar, artificial root beer flavouring, big nutmeg numbness,

Finish: molasses sweet, huge vanilla, mildly cloying, onset of heartburn.

Summary: The taste and mouthfeel is that of a soda instead of a beer, giving me a impression of a Barq’s/A&W/Mugs, mostly artificial (no wintergreen/sarsaparilla/sassafras). It does however taste rather good with the vanilla, molasses, cane sugar, and blend of other subtle spices. This is easy to kick back with a meal or just to quench your thirst. Warning though, it is sweet like a soda and may those who are prone to it heartburn.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

crossovert
1.1
Minhas Boxer Bubbly
710ml can. I think i got store credit for purchasing it instead of actually paying money. The canado-type writings have been covered up by black stickers, not sure if it was planned for this market. Anyways it pours a pale whitish gold color, aroma is like cheap champagne sitting in a bleached and waxed butthole. Flavor follows but with a blast of sugar. It hilariously does have some kind of interesting carbonation scheme to it. This is laughable.
Monday, August 22, 2016

MrTipple
3.1
Huber Bock Beer
Intense caramel malts, sweet bread and grain malts. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. Toasted malts, lightly sweet, dark grain malts, soft carbonation, more toasted malts in the background. Boring Dunkler Bock, aroma is OK, palate boring. Keg at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

altonbrownd
2.5
Dolce Vita
Bottle at Italian Restaurant on Lincoln in Miami. Golden body with medium head. Nose is hoppy, wheat and sweet. Taste is straw, honey, wheat. Smooth. Okay.
Monday, August 15, 2016

muzzlehatch
0.6
Boxer Lager
24 ounce can from Woodmans in Beloit, WI, consumed in a Zywiec glass right out of the freezer, the only way to go. Pours a pale gold with a big immediately-disappearing head...nose is pretty much all DMS/creamed corn, with the faintest hint, a soupçon if you will, of fresh luxuriant urinal cake...body is just HORRENDOUS, thin and watery of course, but in this case there’s flavor to go with it, and that’s not good news: very old, thin, off, spoiled apple cider, or some kind of rancid...something...jeez, I dunno, I’m struggling here. I had three gulps, and that was honestly all I could possibly manage. I feel robbed of the 99 cents I paid for this.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

marcus
2.3
Minhas Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale
Bottle from John. Pours dark golden with a modest white head and a citrus aroma. There is a light malt flavor with a hint of citrus in the finish.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Bailz316
3.4
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
Picked up at Trader Joes for cheap, like a 2$ bomber. Good for the price. Black pour with small tan head that quickly dissipates. Notes of coffee, not a ton of chocolate,a hint of licorice. A little too watery for me but good for the price.
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Darkmagus82
2.9
Boxer Lager
Poured from 24 oz. can into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a very nice golden amber color with tons of tiny bubbles streaming up through the brew and producing a two finger head of white foam. The head has a modest level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of sweeter smells of caramel and a decent showing of corn syrup. Along with these aromas comes a decent amount of a metallic smell. Taste – The taste begins with a mix of a bready, light caramel, and corn cereal taste mixed with a bit of a metallic flavor. The metallic flavor gets stronger in nature as the taste advances all while the bready and the corn fade a bit. All the while a bit of a cardboard flavor develops and with a loss much of the caramel, one is left with a somewhat off metallic and cardboard corny taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of eh brew is on the slightly thicker side (for a 5 % adjunct lager) with a carbonation level that was average. A little thinner body may have been slightly better for the mix of caramel and corn upfront and may have downplayed some of the off flavors slightly better. Overall the feel was not all that bad though Overall – Not the tastiest of brews, but for the cheap price it is actually a decent go too. A good party brew.
Friday, July 22, 2016

unclefrito62
1.7
Red Oval Classic Lager
Packaged under the name Name Tag. Pretty bland beer with very little aroma and golden in color Taste closer to water than beer and no after bite. Overall not much to talk about. Quaniity over quality. Garage party beer! Got at Trader Joes somewhere in Florida !
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

drpimento
0.7
Boxer Lager
A few days ago I thought I had a bad beer - HA! This is even worse than the world beers I’ve had from the world’s poorest countries. Totally sweet beer water and nothing more. Except some alcohol to get you wasted man. Aroma is a weird, not normally found in beer, sweet, um, not spice, sen-sen? no, some sort of cleaner/disinfectant I think.
Monday, July 11, 2016

geofflovesbeer
4.6
NGB Gluten Free Lager
I love this beer. It’s got a light, crisp, fruity taste without tasting bland. It lacks the bitterness of most gluten-free beers. I’d have to say this is the BEST gluten-free beers I’ve tastes, and is the closest thing to Corona (my favorite beer before I became gluten-intolerant) I’ve found. It’s a wonderful beer for spring and summer, and especially after you’ve been doing yard work or working out.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Frank
2.5
Boxer Watermelon
This has a kind of sort of maybe vaguely natural watermelon character complete w/ a touch of ind. It’s kind of earthy, really sweet and w/ very heavy carbonation. It’s not horrible... actually it is.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

ozzy70
2
Red Oval Classic Lager
12 oz. can purchased at Trader Joe’s in Omaha. Can says Name Tag Classic. Poured clear yellow, fleeting white head. Aroma was sweet grain, apple juice? Taste was sweeter, watered down, grains.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

kevinsenn
3
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Caramalt and metallic aroma. Nice brown roasty caramel taste, but a little watered down.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

kevinsenn
3.2
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Floral fruity aroma. Caramalt, resin, pine, and some citrus notes in the flavour. Bitter and somewhat boozy finish.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

kevinsenn
3.2
Minhas Thumper American IPA
Bomber from Trader Joe’s (only$2.50???). Soapy floral aroma. Soapy and fruity taste with a dry medium bitter finish. Good, not great, but the price is more than right!
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

crossovert
2.3
Boxer Watermelon
710ml can. Pink pour. Watermelon jolly rancher aroma, unlike the stack versions this is soda-like and not pleasant but at least sippable in a small portion.
Sunday, July 03, 2016

puboflyons
2.3
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
From the 650 ml. bottle "Trader Joe’s" batch. Orange amber pour with a quick lasting white head. The aroma brings out a musty cellar and perfume character at first with a kind of floral and burnt character. Medium body. The taste seems to have a metallic and odd malt character with little in the way of hops. It was just boring to me.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

mkel07
2.6
Huber Premium Beer
150616. This is one of those beers that is an unexpected find, not that it means that it is a good beer. I found this at the Spotted Cow Hotel in Toowoomba and this is the only place that I have seen it before or since. This is certainly not a standout beer but as far as premium lagers go it is not that bad and I have certainly drank a lot worse (think XXXX). In the glass the beer is a solid enough amber colour and carries a very small head . Thin bodied in the mouth but not as watery as I was expecting and certainly not undrinkable. Aromas and flavours of dirty wet straw with a slightly soapy aftertaste. There is nothing really about this beer that makes it a standout from all of the other lagers going around.
Thursday, June 16, 2016

dekester1
1.6
Axe Head Malt Liquor
Pours a deep gold with decent head and lacing. Aroma of malts and grains. Taste has a hint of prunes along with malt and grains - mid-mild hop finish and alcohol notes. Palate is OK for what it is. Overall, a typical malt liquor.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Freaky_tiki
0.5
Boxer Gluten Free
Back alley can share with HopHeadRachel -- thanks! Pours like dehydrated urine into the glass. Aroma of spoiled underwear. Tastes like awful. Oh, this is just terrible. Please kill me. I mean, I like Rachel but why is she giving me this to drink? It makes me wonder. I taste metallic overtones. I can’t concentrate on the review because all I can hear Rachel say as she drinks this is why why why why. Tastes like rotten sour watermelon candy. No doubt this is the worst beer I have ever had. And yet I recommended it. You’ll never have so much fun rating a beer.
Thursday, June 09, 2016

pictoman
2.2
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
Poured from 650mL bottle. Slightly hazy light orange with minimal off-white head. Cereal corn-like malt with very subtle hops, mild metallic notes. This is the budweiser of DIPAs.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Generalhabit
2.5
Minhas Thumper American IPA
I always hate to say this but it's true. For the price, this is a great beer and it comes in a wine bottle. Buckle up partner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, May 30, 2016

nybol
3.2
Minhas Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale
Fint humlet i forhold til sødmen som smager meget af malt. En fin øl i den billige ende.
Friday, May 13, 2016

redders1974
1.4
Minhas Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale
Pretty poor. Barnyard smell sugary sweet murky golden thin head bottle from home bargains rochdale.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

deanso
2.2
Minhas Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale
33cl bottle. Thin white head. Hazy amber pour. A sweet malty mess. Dreadful
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

deanso
2.3
Huber Premium Beer
33cl bottle from home bargains. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Thin watery chemical aftertaste. Crap but cheap
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

mkel07
4.2
Huber Bock Beer
Bottle from The Spotted Cow 100516. Found this bottle on my work travels, always a bonus. Looks great when poured into the glass, dense black colour with a swish of tan foam. Aroma reminds me of port, warm and a bit smokey and this is reflected in the flavour also. A mighty fine drip.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

redders1974
1.6
Huber Premium Beer
Yellow soft carbonation honeyed taste some vegetable, sweet corn not for me
Monday, May 09, 2016

redders1974
2.9
Huber Bock Beer
Nut brown small head caramel treacle taste very sweet one was ok wouldnt fancy a night on it though bottle from home bargains rochdale.
Monday, May 09, 2016

HighlanderOne
3.4
Minhas Thumper American IPA
Poured from big bottle that I found hidden in my basement. (Boatswain American IPA ). Probably been sitting around for 2 or 3 years. Aroma of hops, caramel, malt. Appearance is cloudy dark Amber, bit of head. Tasting caramel, pancake, pine resin hops, cream, smoke, banana, spice. Palate is quite tame for something called IPA. Overall, a very tasty brew, just lacks the bitterness that an IPA should have. Would work better as a brown ale.
Saturday, May 07, 2016

BlackHaddock
2.1
Red Oval Classic Lager
12oz can from a Trader Joe’s, ’Name Tag’ Lager by name, part of a six pack that my son in law bought. OK, let’s 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

Steffan
3
Huber Bock Beer
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

rejtable
2.9
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
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

maekchu
2.1
Guam 1 Mango Beer
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

ChadPolenz
1.8
NGB Gluten Free Lager
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

TOTAL SCORE: 18/50

Friday, April 15, 2016

anfractuosity
3.3
Huber Bock Beer
I really enjoyed this, it’s a rather sweet bock beer...........................
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Scheissmeister
0.8
Boxer Watermelon
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

Scheissmeister
3
Minhas Boxer Bubbly
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

ffbot
4.3
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
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 f’n milk chocolate. Exactly as sweet and bitter as.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

twindadplus2
2.2
Minhas Oktoberfest (2013-present)
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

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

jandd1983
2.6
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
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

SgtSteve
3.5
Huber Bock Beer
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

rayaron
1.9
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
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

SoberDave
3
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
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

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