Brewery: Minhas Craft Brewery, Monroe, Wisconsin
Beer: Sconnie Beer
Serving: 16 oz can
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Information: 4.7% ABV, 1317402 on bottom of can.
Style: American Adjunct Lager
Price: $5.50 / 6-pack
Cellaring: Not recommended for extended aging.
Pairings: Pizza, grilled hotdogs, or a cheeseburger.
Sconnie Beer pours a brilliantly clear golden wheat color with a lofty white head. The densely packed foam has moderate retention and drapes little bits of lace on the glass.
Sconnie beer, an “American Lager” smells the part with a grainy pale malt aroma and little else going on. A “drive-by” whiff reveals light hopping for minimal balance but a deeper whiff unveils an unpleasant creamed corn and faint metallic note.
Grainy pale malt and a touch of pilsner sweetness are followed by a corn adjunct flavor and pinch of floral hop notes. It’s only on the swallow after smacking you’re lips that a touch of that unpleasant metallic flavor comes out.
Effervescent carbonation fits the style, prickling the throat as it descends, lightly drying out the tongue and finishing with a crisp bite. Again, it’s decent until the very finish where it’s metallic.
Here comes Minhas, once again. Make no mistake, Sconnie Beer is great marketing, unfortunately the beer just doesn’t follow through. A plain adjunct lager with little character does fit the “style” and if it weren’t for the metallic finish, it wouldn’t be awful, it’s just moderately unappealing. Badger fans who normally drink BMC will adore this beer, though.
Score: 57 / 100 - Poor