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– September 2, 2016
This is swill. Almost flat, and about half as sweet as a Pepsi. Don’t know what the flavor is. Djfficult to imagine anybody considering themselves a brewer would produce this product. Unless I got a spoiled batch? Should a beer drinker every have to ask that qjuestion?
Arroyo TJ’s Shopper
– July 27, 2019
This is a great with food beer for the price. It must be VERY cold. It goes great with most foods, which is how I like my beer. By itself, not so great. But for $4/six pack it’s way better than other cheap beers.
– January 17, 2020
Horrible nasy tasting crap. Trader Joe’s FAIL, big time.
– January 20, 2020
Had to be spoiled. No beer could taste that bad. Worse than the one time I tried to brew my own.
– February 23, 2020
Technically this isnt not a beer, but thats all i can say about it thats positive. Simpler Times Pilsner is a dumpster fire of a beer, especially for being marketed as a pilsner. You may find it drinkable (i threw most of it out) but it is NOT a pilsner. Its more copper in color than should be, no head, but the real deal breaker is the yeast. If the brewer actually used a pilsner yeast it was fermented in a dumpster at 89 degrees. There are clovey phenols you could barely get away with in a hefeweizen, plus a little bug spray in the aroma. Wish i spent another buck or so on the Bitburger or even stopped somewhere else for PBR.
– January 9, 2021
No, no, NO! This is not good. If you just want the effect and don’t care about taste this will do the job. But it is not a beer you will want to drink again. Good news, it didn’t cost much. Makes Naty Ice seem good.
– September 26, 2021
Good price, but not a Pilsner. Too dark, not carbonated enough, and lacked crispness. Drinkable if very cold.
– October 22, 2021
100% worst beer I have ever drank in my life. I should have been alarmed by the low price but went for it b/c generally Trader Joe’s delivers ok with their brands. But this is def the worst fail ever and the beer is just horrible. I’d drink anything over this junk. Whoever approved this for should be fired and I’d love to know if they actually drink this junk. Harsh review? Yes but it’s the cold hard truth.
Juan C Uribe
– November 21, 2021
Great bet for lounging, taking a break from “hipster” beers. Got burnt out on all the IPA trend. This beer is crisp, and smooth. Great got catching a buzz.
– December 27, 2021
Simpler Times pilsner warm at room temp was smooth with just a hint of a hops bite. This good Simpler Times brew was even better chilled, albeit with even less of a hint of hops. It’s not too shabby for an affordable brew. Good job, and good for my purse!!!
– December 31, 2021
This is not even close to a Pilsner. The brewmaster should go to Czech Bohemia or Germany and learn what Pilsner looks and taste like. The buyer at trader joe’s should be embarrassed they allowed this product on their shelves. I don’t write reviews, but someone needs to read this at the corp level and pull this product.
– April 30, 2022
It’s one of the worse Pilsners I ever tasted. My brother picked it up cause it was cheap. It’s flat and bitter, I couldn’t even finish the can.
– August 18, 2022
It’s really not that bad, when comparing it to brand name light beers. High ABV for a lighter beer and about half the cost makes it ideal for throwing some back. Make no mistake, this is a beer to drink cold and fast — not to slowly enjoy. This is a great beer to get drunk off but a terrible beer to slowly enjoy. Overall 3.5 considering all factors.
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