Minhas Craft Brewery Reviews




exeter
1.5
Solo Lager
Poured out of a 330ml bottle with a painted label. The says "A Superior Experience", and it is, if you’ve never had a beer. Ever. Pours out the colour of apple juice with no head or lacing at all. The taste is sour, rotten citrus fruits. I really can’t detect much else. Maybe they should have called it a Wild Ale. This beer cost me $1.00cdn and it was an impulse buy because it was in a buggy right next to the till. So, buying this beer for quality is a lot like buying the the National Enquirer for truth.
Friday, December 9, 2016

kchampagne
3
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
Poured from the bottle. Color is dark brown, almost opaque black. Thin brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate and little coffee. Taste follows suit. Mouthfeel is a little thin.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

UDBeernut
1.8
Axe Head Malt Liquor
I had like two sips before the drain pour. very sweet, malt, corn, metal. light to medium body.
Thursday, November 10, 2016

TXBadger
3
Minhas Chocolate Bunny Stout
Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Chocolate and a light roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with cocoa and roast. Not bad for a stout, but overall enjoyable to drink.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Darkmagus82
2.2
Mountain Crest Lighthouse Light Lager
Poured from a can into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a light golden color with a fizzy white head. The head fades super fast leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass. Smell –The aroma of the brew is mostly of a corn smell mixed with a little bit of a musty aroma. Taste-The taste begins with a sweeter corn syrup taste mixed with a little bit of a grain. As the taste moves on some lighter flavors of caramel and even more corn come to the tongue. In the end one is left with a somewhat more sweet corn cereal taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is very thin and light with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thin body is prime for the sweeter and subdued tastes of the brew. A little higher carbonation would have been slightly better for the lightness of the brew, but even so, the feel was alright overall. Overall – For a 4% abv. brew that clocks in at only ~95 calories I am not going to expect a flavor powerhouse. Nothing is really off in the taste, but nothing is really on either. It is sort a standard light brew overall.
Monday, October 31, 2016

ronaldtheriot
2.1
NGB Gluten Free Lager
NGB has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly appearance, some white sediment chunks, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of odd medicinal, grassy syrup, and the flavor is of those elements, with a strange "zing" to it, at the end of each sip. Mouthfeel is medium, and NGB finishes medium dry. Tastes like a health food store item. RJT
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Carlisle
3
Minhas Oktoberfest (2013-present)
Bottle ("Pecatonica Oktoberfest"). Pours dark amber with thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Bread crust aroma with some caramel notes. Sweet bread crust malt with caramel. Sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thechasm442
2
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
$2.29 bomber from Trader Joe’s. Mostly clear orange with an average white head and lacing. Aroma is sweeter with oranges, pine, yeast, and bubblegum. Taste is make forward. Sweet malts blend with mild citrus and pine. Very thin and bland overall with a dry finish.
Sunday, October 16, 2016

muzzlehatch
2.5
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
22 ounce bottle (as "Rhinelander" Imperial Jack) picked up at Woodman’s in Beloit for the ridiculous and mind-boggling price of $2.50 and consumed cold from the fridge from a Flying Fish pint. Pours a small to moderate white head atop a light amber, very clear body, leaving bare hints of lacing as it decays with moderate speed...weak sugary nose - brown sugar and maybe honey, a hint of thyme, some plastic qualities...surprisingly not as sweet on the tongue, though still a bit sugary - some woody/dry qualities throughout, a bit of caramelized malt, just a touch of sourness and acidity...dry finish, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, low to moderate carbonation. I was kind of expecting horrible after my last couple of Minha’s experiences, so with those low expectations...well, it’s passable at best.
Sunday, October 9, 2016

muzzlehatch
2.3
Minhas Oktoberfest (2013-present)
Draught pint at Fib’s North in Brodhead, Wisconsin, October 2nd, as "Pecatonica Oktoberfest". Dark amber with little head, even when swirled...sweet brown sugar and toasty notes on the nose, a touch of oregano, pretty solid and expected for what it is...alas it falls apart in the mouth, being overly - almost aggressively sweet at the front, and quickly fading into a very dry and bitter metallic/mineralic finish - rust on limestone...watery body, slightly high carbonation level. If I’d known at the time that this was brewed at Minhas...ah well, they didn’t have a great tap selection to begin with.
Sunday, October 9, 2016

muzzlehatch
2.2
Minhas Thumper American IPA
22 ounce bottle (labeled "Rhinelander Thumper IPA") picked up at Woodman’s in Beloit for the exorbitant price of $2.50 (yes that’s right) and consumed cold from the fridge in a Fitger’s pint glass. Pours an off-white smooth head that dies slowly leaving no sign of it’s passing in the receptacle above the clear fine-bubbled amber body...aroma is resinous/piney and unfortunately a bit buttery (diacetyl), promising something sweet and gooey...on the tongue perhaps not quite as bad as I feared, but very sweet nonetheless, syrupy and near-cloying with not even close to enough bitterness or malt to balance out the pure sugariness; while it does dry out slightly at the finish, it remains a tough go and this bomber ain’t gonna drink itself, and that was it’s only chance to be consumed. I guess there’s a reason they’re selling this line for about half the price of the next-cheapest bombers...I remember when I moved back here 3 years ago, I was excited to find that there was a Rhinelander brewery, the name has always had magic to me from childhood and young adulthood visits "up north". Well, so much for magic.
Sunday, October 9, 2016

drpimento
2.4
Minhas Oktoberfest (2013-present)
Aroma wasn’t too bad I could smell some toasted malt and so I thought this and possibilities. Flavor’s just massively sweet.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PhatCatt
3
Red Oval Classic Lager
Can says "Name Tag". I poured the can of beer into dof tumbler, typical pale color. Flavorful, light bodied. I sense elderberries and tasty grains with light floral notes.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

robobeerbelly
2.6
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
Smell is great. The like a strong bock with a very bitter finish. Just a little too strong for me.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Ungstrup
3
Minhas Thumper American IPA
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a huge beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, elderflowers, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, flowers, and fruit, leading to a bitter finish.
Monday, September 12, 2016

leaparsons
3
Huber Bock Beer
Bottle, Wine Tavern, Leicester. Dark brown with an off white head. Sweet, cheap cola with dark treacle. Medicinal with molasses. Oily with vegetable notes. OK.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Ungstrup
3.3
Minhas Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
Bottled. A brown beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and bread, leading to a bitter finish.
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Ungstrup
3.1
Minhas Imperial Jack Double IPA
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, caramel, and over ripe fruit, leading to a bitter finish.
Sunday, September 4, 2016

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 9, 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 7, 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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 3, 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 9, 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 8, 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 9, 2016