TrinityRoseFae (11) - san mateo, California, USA - APR 13, 2003
got it in a mystery box @ the bevMo. Not really any complaints. The nose is pleasurable. I wouldn't consider it to be a lager tho. Much more burnt orange like an ale and actually quite thick with fine particles. Don't be frieghtend by the tin can. pkbites (947) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2009
This is under rated. Not sure about those of you that said it poured a "clear gold". Mine poured a thick golden copper color with an off-white cream head. Very lovely. Aroma of overly sweet caramel and overly ripe fruit. Abundant presence of hops, light presence of malt. Decent bitter after-taste.
I remember seeing this while on a tour of the Minnesota Brewing Company in Saint Paul about 10 years ago. Not sure how it ended up with Minhas. Anyone know the alcohol content? I paid $7.49 for a 12 pack. Worth every cent! onceblind (9675) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Slightly hazy amber with a pillowy off white cap. Nose is sweet and caramel/biscuity with a touch of cracker. Nice calm sweet flavor of toasted and sweet english muffin, a kiss of earthy caramel, and wheat-like tones. Not shabby, and really kinda enjoyable. thehire99 (2) - USA - JAN 23, 2002 does not count
While this beer may not stand up compared to ’quality’ beers, compared to other beers in it’s price category, it’s great. I typically pay $5 or $6 for a 12 pack. It also comes in the most unique can I’ve ever seen. Not willing to risk a whole $5 or $6 to sample it? Then pay $2.50, pick up a 6 pack, invite some friends over and try it out. Cybercat (5834) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Comes out of the can a pretty clear amber with a thick, cream-colored head. Robust aroma is mainly fruity - apple, pear, and a whisper of banana - with a malty underpinning. Fruity, malty flavor has notes of apple, cherry, pear and banana and a hint of - varnish? Body is typical but has good fizz. Better than most lagers I have tried.
obguthr (6357) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Can: Honey nose. Hazy amber, thick lacy head. Dark honey, tinny. Bitter parsley finish. Hmm, a lager from Minhas. I expected the worst, probably a lifeless, flavorless macroish pale lager. What I got was a lager with a fairly rich malt bill and actual hoppiness. It’s not without its detractors as I didn’t care for the metallic qualities, but this was more than respectable. PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
So where exactly is this from? The can didn’t mention Minhas at all but what appeared to be a contract brewer in Wisconsin called MDII. And so Fat Cat is I suppose a dba for Minhas, and contracted at MDII in Wisconsin. Doesn’t sound like a recipe for success in the form of a good beer, but hey, this ain’t bad. Its a vienna for sure, with that toasty malt nose and flavor, melanoidins hinting at a vinous like fruitiness, a grapey flavor I’ve encountered in some bocks. Balanced. Hazy amber-gold color, smallish head. Drinkable. bostenson99 (1) - st. paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2002 does not count
This beer is not perfect. This beer is .50/can though. Frankly, a lot can be forgiven at that price and to compare this to other quality beer at $1.00/bottle or more is a bit unfair. Anyway, I like it. It certainly beats most everything in its class that I can think of. By the way, the sales at ridiculously low prices were promotional, attempting to buy market share. Honestly, everyone I know that’s given this beer a try has been impressed by the taste for the money. soopdog (5) - duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2006 does not count
For the price, a surprisingly rich brew typical of most Huber products. REminiscent of the first Augsburger I had in 1977. Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Picked up a single orange 12-oz can at Warehouse Liquors in Duluth, MN. Pours a clear golden pale amber brew with a thick, creamy off-white head that has some spotty lacing and decent white ring. Aroma of multi-grain malt, some grassy hops, a touch of corn grits, and some fruity character. taste is light to medium bodied, quite smooth, with flavors of multi-grain malt and flowery hops. Finish is semi-sweet with a thin malty grain aftertaste. Actually this is much smoother than most macro-brewed beverages I’ve tried.