Minhas Craft Brewery Reviews




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

bigericsports
3.1
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
Boatswain Heavy Lifting Vessel, bought at Trader Joeís. Poured into a pint glass cola brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits and roasted malts. Not a bad beer, the price is reasonable. Would drink this again.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ronritter
3
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
12 oz bottle pours black light tan head light roast aroma taste is light sweet not much else boring
Monday, May 29, 2017

jake65
3.2
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
Bottle at the 10th Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Labeled as Rhinelander Boatswain Stout. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Smells of roast malts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of coffee and chocolate, a little on the light side.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
3.2
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose light roast chocolate sweetness and some coffee. Taste is more of the light roast malts chocolate sweetness.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

geologyguy
3.8
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
the description actually nails this one "This beer pours a dark brown with a moderate tan head and smell of toasted coffee and light cocoa. It has a pronounced roasted coffee flavour with slightly sweet cocoa notes concluding with a subtle, well balanced, hop bitterness." smooth finish with only light bitterness...got from Juli at SWANA 2017 but drank later at home
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Rescuequeen
4.4
NGB Gluten Free Lager
For a ngb and vegan "lager"í I say, kudos to you! No bitter or milky after taste. I thought it was crisp and clean. My favs are Stella, Pranqster Belgian Ale and La Gunitas Vegan 9%, haha!
Saturday, May 13, 2017

uvajed
1.3
Mountain Crest Classic Lager
Watery thin and kind of sweet, and the first word that came to mind upon tasting it was "adjunct." Sweet but not horribly so, with virtually no lingering aftertaste. Unnatural-looking yellow color - not golden, just yellow. I imagine that people who donít care for beer wouldnít mind drinking this. At least it isnít over-carbonated like so many other cheapass beers. Only redeeming quality is the price - I paid $11.32+tax for 24 across the state line in Hermitage, PA, which is literally less than anything here in Ohio, even though there were several cheaper brands where I found this. To be fair, I only tried it because it was so cheap, as I get curious when I see bargain brands that we donít get locally. Expectations for this were low, and it met them - itís beer, itís drinkable, and it is cheap. My hope is always that Iíll find a unicorn beer that is both awesome and dirt cheap. Mountain Crest is no such beast and is pretty crumby, but surely the case will get finished.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Ronritter
2.8
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
12oz bottle dark gold pour off white head aroma funky vegetable and light citrus taste is same funk with a bit of hop bitterness
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

BeermanBabe
0.9
NGB Gluten Free Lager
This is a disgusting beer. Initial taste is fine but ends with the taste of rotten eggs. Even with a lime itís bad.
Saturday, May 6, 2017

tnkw01
2.6
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
Can. Boatswain Heavy Lifting Vessel version of this beer. Light brown with a two finger head. Aroma and taste is way too boozy.
Friday, May 5, 2017

gripweed57
2.6
Huber Premium Beer
From old tasting notes. Clear bright gold color. Creamy white head. Grainy malt aroma. Insipid light malt flavor with little else to offer.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sledutah
2.4
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
12oz can labeled Boatswain Double IPA, picked up at Trader Joeís
Pours clear amber with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is sweet grains and sugar. Flavor is sweet malts, cardboard, caramel with a mild bitter finish
A cheap 6 pack, but I canít finish a can. Glad I only bought a single can.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

markas101
3.4
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
Can from Trader Joes. Dark amber. Stone fruit aroma. Some caramel. Sweet. Bright pine hops. Long resin finish.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Nie
2.9
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
Six pack branded as Boatswain Double IPA. Can to cup. Sweet floral aroma, honey. Metallic hops, apple, scotch.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Nie
3
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
Six pack of cans under the Boatswain Chocolate Stout label. Can to cup. Chocolate and smoke aroma, taste is more brown than stout. Hay, cocoa, a bit watery. Medium-thin, light finish. Great value beer.
Friday, April 28, 2017

shigadeyo
2.6
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
4/25/2017 Boatswain Chocolate Stout (12 fl oz can): Aroma of wet tobacco, earthy dirt, and a hint of molasses; deep brown color with a foamy khaki-colored head; flavor is roasty, but more like burnt coffee left sitting in the pot on the hot pad for far too long, blackstrap, fruity notes, earthy hops and a roasty dark cocoa finish; medium body, smooth, perhaps slightly overcarbonated; just okay overall, good enough to use in the marinade I just made with it and just enough for a good sample to taste and thatís about it as I wouldnít drink this regularly even at the price of only $0.84/can!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

wlajwl
2
Mountain Crest Clear Creek Ice
Aroma and flavor is mostly corn/malts and not a lot else. Works as a relatively cheap way to get drunk without being overly nasty, not much else use.
Monday, April 24, 2017

wlajwl
1.7
Boxer Ice
Aroma and flavor is sweetish corn/malts, an odd but expected off funk and tart finish. Not much in the way of flavor at all apart from the off funk.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Atom
2.6
Boxer Lager
From the can, looking amber and pale through the wide mouth. Sweet caramel and corn aroma. Taste similar to aroma, watery caramel malt. Crushable bro.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

gripweed57
3.5
Dempseys Irish Ale
From old tasting notes. Clear Amber orange color with an expansive creamy beige head. Light sweetish malt aroma. Zesty toasted malt flavor has a bittersweet tangy backdrop. Dry midtaste. Tart bitter finish and aftertaste. Very ale-like. Full bodied and flavorful. Nice clinging lace.
Friday, April 21, 2017

deyholla
2.5
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
Can. Pours a clear orange with a light gold hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong biscuit and earthy grain with a hint of grass backing. Flavor has lots of bread and biscuit with grass and a hint of earthy citrus.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

wlajwl
3.5
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
Aroma is malts, fruit and relatively mild Minhas funk. The flavor is malts, fruit/berries, slightly grainy texture and a mix of tart/sour and slight Minhas funk in the finish.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

wlajwl
3.2
Huber Bock Beer
Aroma and flavor is malts and a mix of mild/medium sweetness and mostly decent German bock character/yeast.
Monday, April 17, 2017

hershiser2
3.1
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
83 cent can from Trader Joes. Canned as Boatswain Double IPA. Pours orange with a large beige head. Aroma of citrus, light spice, bubblegum, glue, coriander. Meh.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

randy1969
3.2
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
1 pint, 6 oz. bottle from the Minhas Brewery. Dark, rich stout with a taste of cocoa and coffee, not getting the licorice that some taste. Flavorful and sweet with limited bitterness. Enjoyable at first, a good sipping beer.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

robertjm
2
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
(12oz can) - Soapy looking head. Clear body the color of dark golden with orange mixed in. Light aroma of rubbing alcohol. Flavor is unpleasant. Sort of oxidized with bitter traits. Lingers on the palate much longer than Iíd hope for. Thankfully I only bought a single can.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

gripweed57
3.3
Huber Bock Beer
12 ounce bottle. Pours a translucent cola brown color capped by a small creamy beige head. Caramel malt nose redolent of marinated beef. Sweet light roasted malt flavor has a creamy mouthfeel. Lots of sweet caramel and toasted bread flavor in midtaste. Subtle hop bitterness in finish. Lacks the depth and complexity of most German bocks, but good nonetheless.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ozzy70
2.1
Boxer Lager
24 oz. can. Poured clear golden, small ring of white head. Aroma was grainy, metallic. Taste was sweet, watery, sweet corn, grains, rice.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Liquorgood
0.9
Mountain Crest Classic Lager
Weird pale yellow. Malty aroma. Taste is of corny malt with a metallic hint. It is cheap, but I have a job, so I will buy something else in the future.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

DraftCaptain46
2.3
NGB Gluten Free Lager
Overall not totally undrinkable, especially if youíre gluten-free like me (only recently); however, this is my 1st GF beer--and after this one Iíll be trying the others. The 1st 1/2 of it I drank from the bottle, which tasted better than the 2nd 1/2 from a Pilsner glass (to see the color). Like many of the other reviews Iíve read, yes: watery, thin, notes of apple cider, slightly floral, big bubbles that disappear quickly (instantly vanishing head)--close to flat--finishes like not much at all is there. But thereís still a light pleasantness to it that I would enjoy in Spring & Summer with fruit (watermelon comes to mind) or a salad. Itís kind of more like a cross between a mineral water & beer. To me, it wouldnít stand up to richer foods like pizza, except maybe a veggie pizza :)
Monday, March 6, 2017

AleMonger36
4
Dead President$ High Gravity Ice
Love malt liquor beers! This ones the best by far! This ones fairly new! I hope they keep up production on this one!!! It taste a lot like a domestic beer, but love the very high alcohol content in it!!! My favorite beer by far!!
Saturday, March 4, 2017

DuffMan
0.8
Minhas Tripel 777
Straggler can that somehow got missed at the Malt Liquor and Dexterity Games party, so I get to brave this one alone. Medium golden, sweet corn and harsh chemical/industrial notes, really unpleasant.
Friday, March 3, 2017

DuffMan
1.1
Axe Head Malt Liquor
Can. The following is a compilation of a dozen peoplesí thoughts who shared this brew with me at my first (and perhaps last?) Malt Liquor Dexterity Games Tournament to celebrate my birthday. Keeping in mind that most of the participants are not regular beer raters, here we go: clear pale yellow, aroma of eggy fart and dirty dishrag, sweet corny and gross, I would prefer an actual axe to the head thanks, 11/100 well done, just awful, it certainly tastes strong but 11%??...come on man, sulfur and soap whatís not to love?
Friday, March 3, 2017

DuffMan
0.5
Axe Head Black Cherry
Can. The following is a compilation of a dozen peoplesí thoughts who shared this brew with me at my first (and perhaps last?) Malt Liquor Dexterity Games Tournament to celebrate my birthday. Keeping in mind that most of the participants are not regular beer raters, here we go: clear ruby-pink, smells and tastes like Robatussin cough syrup, come to think of it, Iíd rather just drink the cough syrup, melted cherry slush, junior high smooches, best served cold or not at all, toilet cough syrup, Nyquilís new brand, itís like your love itís bad medicine, PREMIUM cough syrup, is Robatussinesque even a word? erythromicin suspension for my ear infection is better than this.
Friday, March 3, 2017

DuffMan
0.5
Minhas Boxer Bubbly
Can. The following is a compilation of a dozen peoplesí thoughts who shared this brew with me at my first (and perhaps last?) Malt Liquor Dexterity Games Tournament to celebrate my birthday. Keeping in mind that most of the participants are not regular beer raters, here we go: nearly colourless, certainly the palest of all the swill weíve tried tonight, aroma reminiscent of marzipan biscuits, flavour is sickly sweet like tequila and cardboard, there is some alarming black schmegma at the end of the pour that is truly foul and smells like adhesive tape. Sweet sixteen not all night, like prostitute member of the champagne family, really really yucky, I hate my life right now, welcome to the newly lowered bar, probably better to snort this, tastes like bubbles on a wet box (and not the good kind).
Friday, March 3, 2017

Carlisle
2.6
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
Bottle (Rhinelander Brewing Company). Pours hazy brown with tan head. Bread crust aroma with toffee notes. Bread crust with some sour plum notes followed by more sour dried fruit--primarily raisins--in the finish. A bit unusual. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DuffMan
0.5
Boxer Watermelon
Can. The following is a compilation of a dozen peoplesí thoughts who shared this brew with me at my first (and perhaps last?) Malt Liquor Dexterity Games Tournament to celebrate my birthday. Keeping in mind that most of the participants are not regular beer raters, here we go: crystal clear neon pink, aroma of latex glove and Jolly Rancher watermelon candy, flavour is exactly this but heavy on the latex, my mouth actually feels a little numb after this, for real, now thatís fucked up, beer for foreskin-licking hooker action, watermelon flavoured condoms, jollyrancher hot tub action, this literally makes me sick is this what being burned alive is like? rotten chemical fruit flavour so bad I canít stand it.
Monday, February 27, 2017

DuffMan
1.1
Boxer Apple Ale
Can. The following is a compilation of a dozen peoplesí thoughts who shared this brew with me at my first (and perhaps last?) Malt Liquor Dexterity Games Tournament to celebrate my birthday. Keeping in mind that most of the participants are not regular beer raters, here we go: very pale yellow, clear, smells and tastes like Jolly Rancher candies and new carpet, yeeesh, apple bubblegum dipped in cough syrup, like SourPuss, my mom gives lunch money, sweet green apple candy, Isaac Newton meets apple discovers (high) gravity, sweet candy taste a pussy beer, surprisingly flavourful and refreshing, sour apple and grannyís ass, so delicious makes me miss Four Loko, for the pre-teen alcoholic in you, worst beer ever.
Monday, February 27, 2017

tfontana
3.4
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
Bottle pour. Appearance is dark brown with tinge of red--almost opaque--with finger width creamy beige head with poor retention and trace lacing. Aroma is light roasted malts with mild chocolate. Taste is bittersweet roasted malts, chocolate and light coffee. Palate is medium bodied with thick, smooth texture, soft carbonation and chocolatey-roasted malt finish. Overall, the elements are all there but everything is a little on the light side.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Martin243
2
Minhas Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale
Live rating of 2 x 330 ml bottles from B&M Gateshead. Poured cold into a Moretti pint chalice. Not Hazy, but clear dark gold with a white head that disappears. Aroma of watered down rum. Demerara flavour. Too sweet, sticky palate. Donít think I can finish this...
Sunday, February 26, 2017

UDBeernut
1.8
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
sold and canned as Trader Joeís Botswain Heavy Lift Vessel. Out of the can, has a strong metallic nose. Taste has some malt and bitterness with the same twangy metal. medium body with some HOT booze. aweful.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ozzy70
2.4
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
11.16 oz. bottle from Fareway grocery store. Poured hazy brown, small foamy off white head. Aroma was malt, bread. Taste was moderate sweet, light caramel malt, light overall flavor.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Dacrza
2.9
Huber Bock Beer
DATE: February 17, 2017... OCCASION: Friday relaxing with Shan... GLASSWARE: Celebrator doppelbock pokal... pours a velvet-black body... the head folds to a thin ring of off-white cream... light roasted, punchy malts evoke chocolate and dry fruit... the body is reasonable, untextured, soft at the start and flourishing at the finish.... a beer that sips like it would be fine straight from the body, but could be okay treated in glass... grape, raisin, bitter malts, cereal grains and caramel--a toned-down 40 oz. to some degree, but less harsh...easy-drinking, lively, and weightier than the average lager, but not a bock in the power profile... not familiar with Huber, but having found this one through a mix-twelve, I am no worse for wear...
Friday, February 17, 2017

gopherfan99
3
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
Bottle; pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and some chocolate hints; taste is slightly sweet with malt and some hints of chocolate and coffee; finish is dry with some chocolate notes; a bit thin and watery for a stout
Thursday, February 16, 2017

DWestrick
1.5
Boxer Lager
can. Not sure what to say here other than to acknowledge that i had it and itís technically beer. thatís all i got.
Sunday, February 12, 2017

AgentAle
2.9
Mountain Crest Rani Lager
Aroma is caramel, toffee and sugary adjunct.Taste is light sweet grains, caramel and corn sugars. A light basic tartiness follows. Pretty basic flavors and almlst a sugary film follows at finish. Appearance is a clear gold body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Obfuscate
3.5
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
Not a bad beer, fairly light bodied. Some chocolate, some black liqurice. Ok
Sunday, January 22, 2017