Minhas Craft Brewery Reviews




nimbleprop
2
Sprint Light
16oz can pours a crystal clear corn gold with a ring of head that faded very fast. Nose is as you'd expect, corn, malt, yeast, dough. Flavor is a bit more corny, corn sugar, malt, honey. Watery finish. Not good, but I've had more offensive light offerings.
Saturday, November 4, 2017

MBlessing
1.6
Guam 1 Banana Beer
Dunkles gelb schwächer schaum, im Geruch banane süsslich dosig, im Geschmack banane Candy vlt ne Spur malz, im Abgang bleibt ein unheimlicher Süßstoff Geschmack
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

DrNosha
2.1
Guam 1 Banana Beer
Dose auf Guam. Orangefarbenes Bier, endlich mal etwas Schaum, auch wenn gleich zerfällt. Es riecht wie ein Bananenshake. Süsser getrockneter Bananengeschmack. Sehr seltsam.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

DrNosha
2
Guam 1 Apple Ale
Dose auf Guam. Orange und klar. Kein Schaum. Schonmal seltsam. Es riecht extrem nach Apfel und Gummifröschchen. Antrunk auch der süsse Apfel Candy, zimt? Wieso hat das Zeug 7%? Bei disem Bier bin ich etwas ratlos.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

MBlessing
1.1
Guam 1 Apple Ale
Dose auf guam, dunkles gelb kein schaum, im Geruch Apfel Candy künstlich genauso auch im Geschmack, mit komischen Nachgeschmack, schlechte Apfelsaftschorle....
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

MBlessing
1.5
Guam 1 Beer
Dunkles goldgelb schwächer schaum, im Geruch malzig süsslich, auch im Geschmack süß irgendwie bananig getreidig malzig
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

DrNosha
1.8
Guam 1 Beer
355ml Dose in Guam vom ABC Store. Dunkelgelbes Klares Bier, kein Schaum. Getreide und Dosen Aroma. Recht süss. Geschmackluch auch keine Offenbarung. Süsses Getreide, kaum Herbe Noten. Das Bier gibts wohl exklusiv nur auf der Insel!
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

beer_rookie
2.3
Boxer Lager
24 oz can. Purchased somewhere around St. Louis.

Pours a very clear, yellow gold color. About one finger white head, blink and it's gone. No lacing.

Aroma is caramel and barley. Corn maybe?

Tastes sweet. Grains?

Mouthfeel is light bodied and sweet.

Wow. Must be cheap. I probably overpaid for this can. It's very light and cheap tasting. It's not bad, it's just very not good. I would not recommend it, and would possibly refuse it if offered.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Psu319
3.5
Boxer Ice
I love craft beer but I’m also a sucker for cheap beer. Saw this at my local distributor for 14.99 for 36 cans. Yes 36 cans. 5.5% ABV. Pours clear with no head and a neutral smell. Sweet taste with no after taste. Perfect beer for watching football and getting a buzz on.
Monday, October 23, 2017

rumproasts
1.9
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
can from Trader Joes. Deep golden with small head. Sweet and boozy, caramel and cardboard. Light metallic note, which seems to be a Minhas/Boatswain trait. I'd imagine it takes some skill to be this consistently bad. Mark Dantonio's spirit beer.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

rumproasts
1.7
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
can from Trader Joes. Brown with one finger head. Caramel, metal, raisin, and plenty of booze. Harsh, but very cheap.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

rumproasts
3
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
bottle from Trader Joes. Deep brown with small head. It was cheap, and I had low expectations given the other Boatswain beers I've had. Rather thin, light cocoa. A bit hot, despite the relatively low ABV. I wouldn't exactly recommend this, but it was better than some of their other beers.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

BarrelTrub4
5
Boxer Ice

Sunday, October 15, 2017

raymow
3.3
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
can - super dark almost black color. Slight roasted chocolate aroma. Roasted chocolate, slightly sweet flavor.
Monday, October 9, 2017

wlajwl
3.3
Minhas Craft Thirsty Miner American Ipa
Aroma is bananas/bubblegum, citrus and hop resin. The flavor is bananas/bubblegum, citrus, earthy malts and a slightly sweet/spicy hop finish.
Friday, October 6, 2017

jmohno
3
Minhas Craft Thirsty Miner American Ipa
Medium gold copper. Almost just like the double in character . Sweet cherry aroma. Slick semi sweet, generic hops. Bad after taste. Adjuncts? Corn. Tastes like an ipa Miller or Bud would pull off. Below average in craft beer world. Something cheap about this.
Friday, October 6, 2017

slowrunner77
2.6
Over the Barrel Ginger Beer
Pours pale cloudy orange. Ginger aroma and flavor are strong. Pleasant if a tiny bit fake. Thin body with prickly carb.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

fidelis83
2.1
Minhas Oktoberfest (2013-present)
Nearly clear dark gold to amber pour with a thin off whit head. Aroma is caramel, acetyl apple notes, toast, and some metallic notes. Flavor is toast, caramel, lots of acetyl apple, lots of metal, lots of buttered corn.Light body dry, slightly astringent feel. Not good at all, very sloppy, tastes like hangover fuel.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

slowrunner77
3.1
Over The Barrel Cream Soda
Golden pour. Big vanilla nose. Body is creamy with moderate carbonation and a little bite. Flavor is sweet but pleasant. Exactly what you'd expect. Nice if you're a cream soda fan in the first place.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

ambrew90
0.5
Boxer Lager

Sunday, September 17, 2017

hayduke
3
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. P ours light gold with a white head Nose is light lemon and floral. Body is light for a DIPA. Flavor haws lemon and some vegetable. Something else maybe like coriander. A spice anyway. Overall kind of muddled.
Friday, September 15, 2017

closey22
2.5
Over The Barrel Cream Soda
Very Pale gold with no head but bubbles rising through Aroma is sweet and a bit funky lively he circus peanuts Flava is very sweet vanilla just like cream soda Feels light with moderate fizz Finishes very sugary sweet and cloying
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

crossovert
2.1
Over the Barrel Ginger Beer
317ml bottle. Pours a hazed color, flavor is gross ginger ale, typical soda beer.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

crossovert
1
Dragons Tears Apple
750ml bottle. This is disgusting stuff, apple flavor, boost, boozy, terrible. The red wine here is actually okay.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

crossovert
1
Dragons Tears Pear
750ml bottle. This is disgusting stuff, pear flavor, boost, boozy, terrible. The red wine here is actually okay.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

crossovert
0.6
Secco Piccaiolo Bubbly
650?ml "champagne" bottle. Pours a pale color, tastes like sweet diabeetus and grape, this is perhaps the worst malt liquor and why did they feel the need to make an hg champale knockoff?
Sunday, September 10, 2017

crossovert
2.5
Braumeister
355ml bottle. This beer is resurrected. Pale golden color, very light herbal hops, its decent.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

crossovert
1.6
Uptown Girl Premium Light Beer
207ml bottle. Pale golden pour. This one is riddled with autolyzed yeast, just a salty nasty brew.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

crossovert
2.6
Boxer Zero
355ml can. This tastes enough like beer to satisfy its place in the world, that is about it, easy to drink.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

crossovert
2.2
Boxer Ice
355ml can. Basic minhas ice beer, inoffensive to a point, cheaper than any rival in price.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

crossovert
2
Boxer Gluten Free
Draft. Very pale pour, probably sorghum in here? Very light and strawlike, herbal, not horrible.
Sunday, September 10, 2017

jbuzz
2.9
Minhas Swiss Amber
Slightly alcoholic and slightly malt. Smooth Good balance thin head light brown color
Thursday, August 31, 2017

edgallow
1.9
Minhas Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus and grains. Not much taste.
Monday, August 28, 2017

edgallow
2
Minhas 1845 Pils
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste are basically grains and some caramel
Monday, August 28, 2017

MashLove1
1.7
Mountain Crest Classic Lager
10 dollars a case! Tastes much better than that shit PBR or Red Stripe.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

gripweed57
2.6
Minhas Thumper American IPA
12 ounce can from Trader Joe’s. Labeled as Boatswain American IPA. Amber orange color. Large rocky white head. Faint fruity malt nose. Tart spicy toasted malt flavor has metallic notes. Light hops in finish. Slightly bitter medicinal aftertaste.
Friday, August 25, 2017

edgallow
2.5
Minhas Oktoberfest (2013-present)
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, grains and some earthy notes. Taste is malty and grainy.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

drdisque
2.2
Minhas Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale
Minhas using the word "Farmhouse" on the label is a bit disingenuous, implying it’s some sort of Biere de Gard or Saison. It’s in fact just a very plain ale with a little bit of caramel character. The brewer’s description is also full of embellishments. This is a bland beer. If they were honest with what it was, I think this beer would be better received.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

jgb9348
2.4
Guam 1 Banana Beer
Clear golden coloured body with a very thin, barely afloat off-white head. Aroma of pure bananas, with a bit of yeast, funky malt, cardboard, odd fake sugar scents and a dose of more artificial banana scents. Medium-bodied; Strong banana flavours with a very odd, funky cardboardie flavour with a big dose of bananas, yeast, cloves and very fake sugars throughout. Aftertaste shows a very pungent and super artificial flavour with bananas, yeast, funk and caster sugar throughout. Overall, a super sweet and artificially banana flavour throughout that shows okay, but a bit too fake and similar to the mango, but the apple is much better, if not really a beer at all. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from the ABC Store here in Tumon Bay, Tamuning, Guam on 18-July-2017 for US$2,29 sampled in my hotel room on 20-July-2017.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

jgb9348
2.5
Guam 1 Apple Ale
Crisp, clear golden coloured body with a very fast-dying tan head that starts out at barely a centimetre tall then fades to absolutely nothing. Aroma of a pure cider with good and natural apple scents along with a more rustic malt and grassy scent and ending with more sugars and a good deal of good apple scents - nice and more of a cider than a beer for sure. Light-bodied; Very sweet, appley flavour with a good deal of light malt and cardboard, but this is all about the apples and works out quite well, also hides the alcohol in entirety. Aftertaste shows some lighter, more defined grassy and earthier malts, but the sweetness is still there and the apple flavours are somehow even stronger. Overall, a surprisingly good, albeit sweet and very appley beer, that shows more of a cider than an ale, but good given the options here on the island. The only problem with this is, of course, that apples don’t really grow on Guam, and that they do grow in say Wisconsin - where this beer is made. I’m not complaining too much since this is a passable beer, with a deep fruity and sweet quality, that is much less of a beer than a fruity drink, but it’s better than most of the other options and is at least interesting to drink and higher in alcohol than the others. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased as a six pack at K-Mart (yes, this is the real deal on Guam!) in Tamuning, Guam on 18-July-2017 for US$10,29 for a six pack, sampled in my hotel room here in Tumon, Guam two days later on 20-July-2017.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

jgb9348
2.1
Guam 1 Mango Beer
Crisp peach coloured body with an orange glow and a very fast-dying pure white head, that only starts out at two centimetres, but dies down immediately to nothing. Aroma of disturbingly pungent and fake mango scents with quite a bit of sweetness, a lot of malt, cardboard and somehow even more fake mango notes of sugar and fruit. Light to Medium-bodied; Pungent mango flavour with a big dose of alcohol, some grain, a hint of cardboard, pungent and slightly astringent medicinal and grassy notes and ending with a bunch of fake sugar flavours and too much of the artificial mango flavours. Aftertaste shows the fake sugars, pungent malt, medicinal notes and the fake mango flavours that you’d expect from a beer from Wisconsin. The only trouble is that it’s sold over here all the way out in Guam where these flavours would be more common and much more desired given the heat - and the problem for us drinkers are, it simply doesn’t work and tastes fake and almost obscene. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased on 17-July-2017 from the ABC Store in Tumon, Tamuning, Guam for US$2,25 sampled in my hotel room here in Tumon, Guam on 20-July-2017.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

jgb9348
1.9
Guam 1 Beer
Clear golden coloured body with a large-ish, two centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of corn, light malt, cardboard and a dose of earth with some funky sweetness as well. Light-bodied; Strong bitter malt up front with a big cardboardie malt along with some sweet canned corn and caster sugar sweetness. Aftertaste shows more of the bland malt and subdued sweet flavours and nothing really of substance. Overall, the beer goes down quite easily and doesn’t taste the funky and bittering characteristics of a BMC product, but this one isn’t worth drinking nor flying down here for - the fruit-based options seem much better for beer down here! I sampled this twelve ounce can, purchased a few minutes ago at JC Mart in Tumon, Tamuning, Guam for US$2,29 sampled while walking here in Tumon, Guam in the middle of the day heat on 20-July-2017.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Luneylane
0.7
Guam 1 Beer
Summer beer campaign down at Familymart. Again, moderately metallic, faint banana notes. Wouldn’t fly to Guam to drink this, and it’s brewed in Wisconsin anyway...
Saturday, July 15, 2017

luttonm
2.6
Minhas Thumper American IPA
Can in Seattle. As Botswain American IPA from Trader Joe’s. Thin cream, light haze creamy brown body. Minty, butterscotch and caramel flavors on nose and sip. Stale caramel and hops. Some esters and bitterness. No delicacy, thin bitterness. Utter meh.
Friday, June 30, 2017

edgallow
2.7
Minhas Swiss Amber
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts and some fruit. Taste is malty
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Luneylane
0.5
Mountain Crest Classic Lager
My mission to drink all the lesser-known mass market light ales down at Simplemart continues. Bubblegum, with a slightly sour, cidery flavour.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Luneylane
0.5
Boxer Ice
My mission to drink all the lesser-known mass market light ales down at Simplemart continues. This one tastes of corn and has no life in it.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

futre7
2
Mountain Crest Classic Lager
Bought from Simple Mart in Taipei City near 101. Does the job at 5.5. Nose is sweet corn. Frothy head that dissipates quick. Lager coloured. The taste is reminiscent of Miller High life but sweeter and more artificial. Bubble gum and sweet corn being the abiding features. I am not against Canadian/American, adjunct macro beers at all. I see them as barbecue beers. This is a fine example of a beer that can be drunk on a hot day ice cold. Not as good as Miller, but still drinkable.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

ZessDevon
1
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA

Monday, June 12, 2017

ZessDevon
2
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale

Monday, June 12, 2017